Gerald C. Kane, PH.D.


Helping Organizations and Executives Adapt to a Digital World


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Over the past 5 years, Prof. Kane has surveyed over 20,000 executives globally and interviewed over 100 digital leaders. He uses this rich data to speak to companies and conferences worldwide on a number of different topics. Talks usually range from 30 minutes - 2.5 hours, depending on the needs of the client.

While most people believe their industries will be disrupted by digital technology, most also think that their organization isn’t doing enough to respond. Prof. Kane addresses the key barriers that organizations typically face with respect to digital transformation and what they can do to overcome them.

Why do companies struggle with digital transformation?

Many leaders mistakenly believe that they need an entirely different skillset to lead a digitally mature organization or a digitally native generation. The fundamentals of good leadership haven’t changed, but how those fundamentals are expressed may have. Prof. Kane discusses what should and shouldn’t change about effective leadership in a digital world.

How digital leadership IS(n’t) different.

Digitally mature companies exhibit a common set of cultural characteristics, compared to less digitally mature companies - they are more agile, risk tolerant, experimental, and collaborative. In this talk, Prof. Kane describes the characteristics of digitally mature companies, and the steps your organization can take to get there.

how to build a digitally mature organization.