Episode 33 – The Digital Transformation Payoff

“Investors should talk about their digital investments more and sooner,” advises Suraj Srinivasan, Professor at Harvard Business School, who joins us to discuss his recent article titled ‘Investors Reward Companies That Talk Up Their Digital Initiatives.”

Public companies talking about their digital investments on quarterly investment calls has grown 5x since 2010 and investors are paying up for those digital investments. Suraj discusses the importance of rethinking the growth strategy with a technology lens and how to value this, as well as the criticality of having the right level of talent within a portfolio business.

In this episode you’ll learn:

* How to think about the scope of a Digital Strategy
* The impact on due diligence of disruption
* The importance of tech talent at C-level
* How digital investments should be valued

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Suraj Srinivasan: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=10700

Article: https://hbr.org/2019/06/research-investors-reward-companies-that-talk-up-their-digital-initiatives

Thank you so much for joining us this week. This show was co-hosted with Lisa Weaver-Lambert.

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