TOP 30 2017
EDUNIVERSAL BEST MASTERS RANKING
Information Systems Management
in Far East Asia
The expert's corner
Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences
Disruptive digital technologies are game changers for companies in many ways - causing new business models, optimized business processes, more customer centricity and improved operational excellence. Digital business transformation has become a necessity for many firms to be able to survive and compete successfully. Digital technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, social media and cyber-physical systems (CPS) comprise large parts of the new digital backbone for business transformation. An understanding of technical aspects is not enough – the major challenge lies in digital innovation, governance and its implementation, eventually across different industries. The need for a new breed of digital leaders providing innovative IT solutions within a dynamic digital enterprise cannot be over-emphasized. These chief digital officers (CDOs) need to discover the potential of new emerging digital technologies and how to manage them in a multi-disciplinary team. For this key task they require adequate education in order to get ready grasping better career opportunities in all industries regardless of the individual size of a company.