Digital Transformation Trailblazers: The Complete Interviews

Welcome to Digital Trailblazers.

At Appian, we’re on a mission to share BIG ideas that will challenge and change the way we think.

So, we’ve built a special home for this dazzling collection of expert commentary on technology, culture and strategy to educate, provoke, and shape your thinking about all things digital transformation.

This exclusive content is your ticket to the BIGGEST ideas from independent scholars, thought leaders, and authors such as:

  • Chris Skinner, leading fintech commentator and author of Digital Human
  • George Westerman, MIT/Sloan scholar and author of Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation
  • Marshall Van Alstyne, Boston University scholar and author of Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy
  • David Rogers, Columbia University scholar and author of The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age
  • Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto scholar and author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Rita Gunther McGrath, Columbia University scholar and author of The End Of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business

Why you should read it: Because you get off on smart, opinionated commentary and unfiltered conversations with some of the BIGGEST thinkers on the planet.


Frank Casale Your biggest risk is the one you’re not thinking of. The one where you sit back while your competition is doing RPA.

Frank Casale, Founder and CEO of the Institute for Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI)

Clay Richardson But what really gets me excited is when you start mixing RPA with Artificial Intelligence, that’s where the sizzle is. …When you connect RPA with AI, …That’s a very different world.

Clay Richardson, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital FastForward

George Westerman It (digital transformation) means getting people to work differently than they did before. And working across silos the way they didn’t do before. … The technology is the easy part. The hard part is getting your organization to change.”

George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy


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