Top 100 Famous Digital Transformation Quotes

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“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.” — George Westerman, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

  1. “In today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility. That’s it. Because nothing else is sustainable, everything else you create, somebody else will replicate.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

  2.  “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is a disaster.” – Elon Musk, Tesla Founder

  3. “Every industry and every organization will have to transform itself in the next few years. What is coming at us is bigger than the original internet, and you need to understand it, get on board with it, and figure out how to transform your business.” – Tim O’Reilly | Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media

  4. “At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years… if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies.” – John Chambers | Cisco

  5. “The last ten years of IT have been about changing the way people work. The next ten years of IT will be about transforming your business.” – Aaron Levie | CEO of Box

  6. It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow.-Eric Pearson | CIO, International Hotel Group (IHG)

  7. Digital Transformation is a fundamental reality for businesses today. – Warren Buffett, the legendary investor, and business tycoon

  8. “90% of CEOs believe the digital economy will impact their industry, but less than 15% are executing on a digital strategy.” — MIT SLOAN AND CAPGEMINI

  9. “We’re only at the very, very beginning of this next generation of computing and I think that every industry leader will be the ones that transforms first. I don’t care what industry you’re talking about.” — KIM STEVENSON, CIO, INTEL

  10. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” — CHARLES DARWIN

  11. Silicon Valley is coming and if banks don’t up their game, then tech companies will take over the industry’s business. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking”. – Jamie Dimon| Chairman, President and CEO of JPMorgan Chase



  12. “We should no longer be talking about ‘digital marketing’ but marketing in a digital world.” – Unilever, 2015, Keith Weed

  13. “Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation really comes from perpendicular thinking. – Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman of the X Prize Foundation

  14. “Technology has been transforming companies for decades, but where in the past it may have been a change to a department or a division, it is now important enough to change their entire business model. It was a subset of industries, but now it is most industries.” –Brad Strock, CIO, Paypal

  15. “Clearly, the thing that’s transforming is not the technology — it’s the technology that is transforming you.” — Jeanne W. Ross of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research

  16. “Less than 1% of data in businesses is analyzed and turned into benefits.” — SAP

  17. “Digital media policy should be about what you can do rather than what you can’t.” – Roly keating

  18.  Digital transformation requires changes to processes and thinking—changes that span your internal organizational silos. The clear delineation between technical skills and leadership skills is blurring fast. – George Westerman

  19. One of the factors that I believe is the biggest obstacle to transformation is the fear of cannibalization.” — Ganesh Ayyar, Mphasis

  20. “This is not just a question of changing skillset. It is a changing of mindset.” – Julie Dodd

  21. “Every part of the UK economy and our lives has been digitized – from how we shop and entertain ourselves to the way we travel to work and manage our health.” – Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture & the Digital Economy, UK

  22. “The innovator’s task is to ensure that this innovation – thedisruptive technology that doesn’t make sense – is taken seriously within the company without putting at risk the needs of present customers who provide profit and growth.”- Clayton Christensen




  23. The biggest part of our digital transformation is changing the way we think. – Monique Shivanandan

  24. “Think of digital transformation less as a technology project to be finished than as a state of perpetual agility, always ready to evolve for whatever customers want next, and you’ll be pointed down the right path.” — Amit Zavery, VP and Head of Platform, Google Cloud

  25. “We don’t think of it as just a digital transformation. We’redriving an end-to-end business transformation”. – Simeon Preston

  26. “Don’t be fooled by some of the digital transformation buzz out there, digital transformation is a business discipline or company philosophy, not a project.” — Katherine Kostereva, CEO and managing partner of BPM online

  27. “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy

  28. “With fast ideas comes faster innovation: 60% of Apple’s revenue comes from products that didn’t exist 4 years ago. That’s a blistering pace of innovation. Expect that to become the norm in most industries as the future accelerates, product lifecycles collapse, and disruption disrupts.” — Jim Carroll, Futurist

  29. “When it comes to marrying online with offline efforts, technology is not a driver, but it is critical in making it happen” – Alison Corcoran, CMO, and President of DentaQuest Partnership

  30. True disruption changes an approach to make a product or service more accessible or more affordable. – Damien Tampling

  31. “The next 5 years will be more disruptive than the last 15. This is NOT business as usual. A lot of technology that came in three years ago doesn’t work anymore.” — Saul Berman, IBM

  32. “We went from being the Flintstones to the Jetsons in 9 months.” — Dan Schulman, PayPal

  33. The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines, and in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast.” — Peter Drucker, American-Austrian consultant

  34. Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” — Bill Gates



  35. “Digital used to be about coding and IT; now it’s becoming a people business.” – Mary Kate Loftus

  36. “You can’t delegate digital transformation for your company… You and your executives have to own it! Executives need to engage, embrace, and adopt new ways of working with the latest and emerging technologies.”— Barry Ross, Ross & Ross International

  37. “There is no alternative to digital transformation. Visionary companies will carve out new strategic options for themselves — those that don’t adapt will fail.” — Jeff Bezos, Amazon

  38. “The reality is, many digital transformations fail because companies aren’t integrating their business and technology strategies from the start. CIOs must know how to quantify their progress with AI and digitization technologies and understand how to communicate this value to key stakeholders effectively.” – Chris Bedi, ServiceNow CIO

  39. We talk about automating operations, about people, and about new business models. Wrapped inside those topics are data analytics, technologies, and software – all of which are enablers not drivers. In the center of it all is leadership and culture. Understanding what digital means to your company – whether you’re a financial, agricultural, pharmaceutical, or retain institution – is essential. – Jim Swanson | Senior Vice President/CIO and Head of Digital Transformation, Bayer Crop Science

  40. We’ve moved from digital products and infrastructure to digital distribution and Web strategy to now into more holistic transformations that clearly are based on mobile, social media, digitization and the power of analytics and we think it’s really a new era requiring new strategies. – Saul Berman | IBM

  41. It’s your job as a digital business leader to apply these rules to engage, compete, and grow. Every industry has a unique digital transformation opportunity.- Forrester

  42. As CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Pandemic continues to spread, thousands of companies are now thankful for their successful digital transformation strategy while many others are in great agony of not doing it correctly. – Enamul Haque

  43. The current generation of entrepreneurs is unlike any other. Empowered by digital technologies and unencumbered by legacy structures, they are unleashing fundamentally new business practices at a pace that was almost unthinkable just a couple of decades ago… inventing new business models and monetization strategies all along the way. – Ericsson Digital Disruption Report

  44. You can make it seamless for all of the stakeholders within your organization. The workflows and rollout processes are critical to gaining user adoption and maximizing the digital transformation investments. – Scott Mussbacher | System Integration Lead, Vista Projects



  45. “In some ways, incumbents have a lot of benefits over new players, over start-ups. They have customers, they have great data, they often have a brand. They have financial resources, which a start-up may not have. The question is, can all of those capabilities and assets be deployed in a way that allows you to defend against new attackers as digital disrupts your industry?” – Director at McKinsey, Paul Willmott

  46. “In the digital age of ‘overnight’ success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.” – Founder of Dyson, James Dyson

  47. “If you think of the average age of most board members around the world – and, frankly, of their backgrounds as well – they are not digitally ready.”- James Bilefield, Senior Advisor to McKinsey

  48. “When a snake sheds its skin it changes; when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it transforms. – Business Transformation Academy

  49. “In today’s world of exponential change, organizations that get too comfortable with the status quo are at major risk of disruption. If you’re not experimenting and, as a director, if you’re not asking questions about how your organization is navigating and plugging into disruption, forming new ecosystems, and tapping into open markets, then your organization is at risk. In the area of talent alone, if you’re not leveraging talent outside your organization, you’ll never win the war of ideas because the smartest people in the world don’t work for you. – Andrew Vaz, Global Chief Innovation Officer at Deloitte

  50. “Just like the way a beautiful butterfly can’t come into life without its transformation cycle from egg to larva, caterpillar to pupa and finally to a brilliant creation, to become a successful digitally transformed organization, similar transformational stages are essential.”-  Enamul Haque, Digital Transformation Through Cloud Computing: Developing a sustainable business strategy to eschew extinction

  51. “Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we don’t catch up, we’re in trouble.” – Ian Schafer

  52. “The sustainable success of digital transformation comes from a carefully planned organizational change management process that meets two key objectives, one being the company culture, and the other one is empowering its employees”― Enamul Haque

  53. “Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.”- Richard Stallman

  54. “We live in an age of innovation, where digital technology is providing solutions to problems before we’ve even realised we needed them. We see it every day as we find new ways to travel, eat and shop.” – David Lidington

  55. “Digitization + ubiquitous connectivity + consumer empowerment = enable an environment for disruptive innovation”― Tom Golway, Planning and Managing ATM Networks



  56. “Running digital IT takes interdisciplinary practices and keeping IT fit requires a systematic approach.”― Pearl Zhu, The Change Agent CIO

  57. “The reality is, many digital transformations fail because companies aren’t integrating their business and technology strategies from the start. It’s imperative that CIOs know how to quantify their progress with AI and digitization technologies and understand how to effectively communicate this value to key stakeholders.”- Chris Bedi, CIO, ServiceNow

  58. “The most important thing is to make the technology inclusive – make the world change. Next, pay attention to those people who are 30 years old, because those are the internet generation. They will change the world; they are the builders of the world.” – Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

  59. Capability-based strategy-execution is the only path leading to a sustainable digital transformation.” — Pearl Zhu

  60. “To digitize something is to record it, in a format that will last forever.” ― Edward Snowden, Permanent Record

  61. “Soon the digital divide will not be between the haves and the have-nots. It will be between the know-hows and the non-know-hows.”- Howard Rheingold

  62. “The future of digital organizations is to be complex enough to act intelligently and nimble enough to adapt to the change promptly.”― Pearl Zhu, CIO Master: Unleash the Digital Potential of It

  63. “Take a risk and keep testing, because what works today won’t work tomorrow, but what worked yesterday may work again.” – Amrita Sahasrabudhe

  64. “Google only loves you when everyone else loves you first.” – Wendy Piersall

  65. “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek

  66. “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway.” – By Geoffrey Moore, an American Management Consultant and Author




  67. “Big data will spell the death of customer segmentation and force the marketer to understand each customer as an individual within 18 months or risk being left in the dust.” –  Ginni Rometty

  68. “IT is the business’s competitive differentiator to customer acquisition and retention.” — Pearl Zhu

  69. “Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing.” – Mike Volpe

  70. Blockchain is the tech. Bitcoin is merely the first mainstream manifestation of its potential.” – Marc Kenigsberg

  71. Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement, and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value. – Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

  72. “Has the Internet changed our lives? Have mobile phones changed our lives? The blockchain is something that is that transformative.” – Brock Pierce

  73. “In our business, we talk about emerging technologies and how they impact society. We’ve never seen a technology move as fast as AI has to impact society and technology. This is by far the fastest moving technology that we’ve ever tracked in terms of its impact and we’re just getting started.”- Paul Daugherty, chief technology and innovation officer, Accenture

  74. “The blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution. It is a tsunami-like phenomenon, slowly advancing and gradually enveloping everything along its way by the force of its progression.” – William Mougayar

  75. Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly. – Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum

  76. “Artificial intelligence and machine learning, as a dominant discipline within AI, is an amazing tool. In and of itself, it’s not good or bad. It’s not a magic solution. It isn’t the core of the problems in the world.”- Vivienne Ming, executive chair and co-founder, Socos Labs

  77. “There are a lot of really fabulous things that get done with digital assets and blockchain technologies to reduce friction, to reduce costs, and enable things that weren’t possible before.” – Brad Garlinghouse

  78. “Our aspiration must be to reform, upgrade and enlarge our education system – and to make it relevant to 21st century realities of the digital economy, genomics, robotics and automation.” – Ram Nath Kovind

  79. “Robotics are beginning to cross that line from absolutely primitive motion to motion that resembles animal or human behavior.” – J. J. Abrams

  80. “Anything that can conceive of as a supply chain, blockchain can vastly improve its efficiency- it doesn’t matter if its people, numbers, data, money.”- Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM

  81. “The countries with the highest robot density have among the lowest unemployment rates. Technology and humans combined in the right way will drive prosperity.” – Ulrich Spiesshofer, president and CEO, ABB Ltd.

  82. “The genie is out of the bottle. We need to move forward on artificial intelligence development but we also need to be mindful of its very real dangers. I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that will outperform humans.” – Stephen Hawking

  83. “Blockchain provides supply chain capabilities that were not possible in the recent past.” – Dave Waters

  84. “In this era of profound digital transformation, it’s important to remember that business, as well as government, has a role to play in creating shared prosperity — not just prosperity.  After all, the same technologies that can be used to concentrate wealth and power can also be used to distribute it more widely and empower more people.” – Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT initiative on the digital economy

  85. Mediocre marketers think in terms of campaigns. Great marketers think in terms of growth frameworks. – Neil Patel

  86. “Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.” – Chris Brogan

  87. “Make the customer the hero of your story.” – Ann Handley

  88. “Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off.” Julian Assange, Founder of Wikileaks



  89. “Anything that can conceive of as a supply chain, blockchain can vastly improve its efficiency- it doesn’t matter if its people, numbers, data, money.” Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM

  90. “In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO.  Machines will do what human beings are incapable of doing.  Machines will partner and cooperate with humans, rather than become mankind’s biggest enemy.” – Jack Ma

  91. “The blockchain allows our smart devices to speak to each other better and faster.”Melanie Swan

  92. I see Bitcoin as ultimately becoming a reserve currency for banks, playing much the same role as gold did in the early days of banking. Banks could issue digital cash with greater anonymity and lighter weight, more efficient transactions. – Hal Finney

  93. If the cryptocurrency market overall or a digital asset is solving a problem, it’s going to drive some value. –  Brad Garlinghouse

  94. “I love seeing new services constantly starting to accept Bitcoin. Bitcoin is really becoming “the currency of the Internet.” I’m most concerned by possible government reactions to Bitcoin. They can’t destroy Bitcoin, but they could really slow things down by making exchange much more difficult.”-  Michael Marquardt, a co-founder of the World Institute of Action Learnin

  95. “Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry”. – Rick Falkvinge, Founder of the Swedish pirate party

  96. “What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly

  97.  “Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs



  98. “The blockchain does one thing: It replaces third-party trust with mathematical proof that something happened.” –Adam Draper 

  99. “Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.” – Sukant Ratnakar

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