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Top 5 Challenges in Business Transformation: USA vs Europe

Top 5 Challenges in Business Transformation: USA vs Europe

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.’ - Rupert Murdoch

With almost 900 business transformation, continuous improvement and process/operational excellence leaders taken part in the 2018-2019 State of the Industry Process Excellence Survey, we take a look at global trends affecting the industry. And, with the USA and Europe representing 32% and 18% of the participants, how do the two regions differ?  

We asked respondents to rank their business challenges and the results give some clear pointers for transformation and OPEX professionals looking to find their organization’s position in both their regional business ecosystem and the wider world.

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Women in Leadership: Achieving the Next Level of Excellence for Female OPEX Leaders

Women in Leadership: Achieving the Next Level of Excellence for Female OPEX Leaders

For the first time OPEX Week will feature an inspirational session for women leaders in the operational excellence and business transformation world to discuss how they can assist with building business capabilities whilst accelerating their own leadership career!

In this interview we look at what makes an effective leader, the evolution of female leadership and participation in the operational excellence and how we can continue to move the OPEX community forward on this topic.

Erika Westbay, Director of Performance Improvement, The Nature Conservancy attended her first PEX Network event in 2007, nearly ten years on she has agreed to share her story.

The state of Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise

The state of Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise

In 2014, distinguished Oxford University philosopher, Nick Bostrom, released his book Super intelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. It hypothesizes the potential impact on society if “machine brains” were to surpass that of a human, with the premise being that our destiny would be dependent on machine intelligence, and therefore out of our own hands.

There is, however, a long way to go before we’re at the peril of walking, talking robots in the enterprise – even if Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot, Atlas, was caught running freely into the woods. Currently, RPA is more commonly used in the enterprise, and in this report we will explore how both AI and RPA are affecting companies.

Change Agent: The Emerging Role of the Chief Transformation Officer

Change Agent: The Emerging Role of the Chief Transformation Officer

The Chief Transformation Officer’s role is to ensure that your company is the one that not only survives the inevitable transformation, but also thrives after it. Only then can you experience transformation not as disruption, but as ongoing opportunity that leads to lasting success.

The Office of the Chief Transformation Officer will likely become the new version of a war and response center of governments and major multi-national corporations in the past. It will be represented by key individuals representing each of the sections of the organization and will hold a very large amount of power internally. In this exclusive PEX Network article, Wayne Spragge, Ph.D., Executive Director at Renaissance Factor Group & PEX Network Contributor explores the evolving role of the Chief Transformation Officer, their responsibilities and the skill sets they need to possess in the digital world.

RPA: Change, Innovation & The Future

RPA: Change, Innovation & The Future

Robotics Process Automation is very fast paced, and it pays to keep up. In as little as 12 months, RPA solutions can transform business processes radically. The process automation industry is set to grow by as much as 60% before 2020, so businesses need to adapt now so they are not left behind by their competitors! We recently caught up with leading RPA experts to discuss how this exciting area of automation is changing, and what the future holds.

Data Driven Transformation

Data Driven Transformation

We speak with Heidi Hattendorf, Director of Business Innovation & Transformation at Motorola Solutions about the applications and rewards of data as well as the challenges of driving a multi-year transformation.

How to drive a successful digital transformation

How to drive a successful digital transformation

How can businesses adapt and continuously improve in the new digital world? What are the critical drivers and inhibitors or a successful digital transformation? What are the biggest mistakes that you can avoid? Get all the answers from Digital Transformation Expert, Mark Etwaru!