Becoming ‘boundary-less’ in digital culture is a key to digital transformation around the world

 |   Suzanne Choney

Cityscape photo of Auckland, New Zealand

What are smart societies and their core components? Are there countries that offer realistic models for such societies? Those are some of the questions addressed by Microsoft ; the Fletcher School, a graduate school of international affairs at Tufts University, New Zealand; and the D5 (Digital Five), a network of digitally advanced nations that includes New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Israel and Estonia.

“With every country’s digital transformation, we’ve learned new lessons,” writes Anand Eswaran, corporate vice president, Microsoft Digital. “But as it has become clear, you must get a few things right when starting a digital transformation: Have a culture that lets you work ‘boundary-less’ across silos; create a data strategy that ties together all your data sources to achieve a goal; and pilot solutions quickly so you can stay ahead of micro-revolutions that are changing the digital world every 12 to 18 months.”

Read Eswaran’s post on the Microsoft Transform blog.

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