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From visionary Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Siebel comes a penetrating examination of the new technologies that are disrupting business and government - and how organizations can harness them to transform into digital enterprises. 

The confluence of four technologies - elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things - writes Siebel, is fundamentally changing how business and government will operate in the 21st century. 

Siebel masterfully guides listeners through a fascinating discussion of the game-changing technologies driving digital transformation and provides a roadmap to seize them as a strategic opportunity. He shows how leading enterprises such as Enel, 3M, Royal Dutch Shell, the US Department of Defense, and others are applying AI and IoT with stunning results. 

Digital Transformation is the guidebook every business and government leader needs to survive and thrive in the new digital age. 

Image credited to Regan McCamey 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Thomas M. Siebel (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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The bible for your Digital Transformation projects

It's always an advantage to me when the authors read their books, and Tom Siebel effortlessly conveys all of his experience and seriousness with his reading performance.

The book was well structured, and in theory, it would allow a listener to jump to chapters of their particular interest easily. The insights provided were highly relevant to me as a manager in a software company, even though the target audience would likely be business executives and consultants.

I found myself taking many notes, as the book is full of compelling facts and relevant advice. It was nice to see that Tom Siebel shared blueprints from his own company C3.ai of how to succeed with digitial transformation projects.

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From a professional in the field....

From a professional that helps clients implement or execute digital transformations, this book is nicely detailed and provides a good balance between an overview and depth.

That said the narrator couldn’t sound more boring. I had to take breaks from listening to this book and going to other material because he was utterly monotonous. Highly recommend getting a new narrator and republishing.

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glad I kept listening

at first I was turned off by the narration but, after getting into it there was no way I wasn't finishing. the accuracy and value of the information on DT is unparalleled and presented extremely well.

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An interesting historical exploration

And a pitch for digital "transformation" supposedly inevitable due to cloud computing, AI, IoT and big data. Turns out AI as used throughout the book has a specific definition much reduced from the earlier Computer Science perspective. It means cleverness in only tightly defined contexts, not general intelligence provided through an artificial platform.
It fails to explore value from any other perspective than financial, and blithely neglects social impacts. I suggest technologists have broader ethical responsibilities as well, not just "making a buck".
It also skates by Moore and Metcalfe's "laws" - failing to note that we've already reached atomic scale constraints and quantum effect limitations, and the definition of value in networked contexts is simplistic in Metcalfe's law.
Overall, an excellent example of bias at work. Concludes as an advertisement. "Look how awesome and exclusive we are... Buy our services".

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Good business ovetview

This book really helps you understand what role you can play and what you need to know to dive digital transformation in business.

If you're not techy I'd suggest you read chapters and 2 and then you jump to 10-12 only to go back yo the others later. And maybe read again 10-12 with a different appreciation.

The book houses interesting nuggets of the non tech important aspects you need to know yo embark on a digital transformation. Unfortunately it points out to sources to better understand the technology underpinnings (which is essential and greatly appreciated) but does not offer similar resources for the non tech aspects of DT.

The audio version is no good. The reader is very slow (fortunately you can compensate for it by speeding up) but the voice is still harsh and unclear.

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The narration is painful. The content is great

Why did this audio narration pass review? Its really painful and take away from the awesome content on the book.

The audio is extremely disappointing. This audible needs to be republished with better narration. Getting a refund.

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Excellent content, but the author's voice is really grainy it's hard for English-as-2nd-language people like me to follow.

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Highly Informative

The most informative book that I have listend to/read in several years. I will now study this material chapter by chapter for anything I missed.

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Too broad and too boring

I struggled through this one. wasnt very engaging and honestly the info was pretty straight forward. some of the history was pretty interesting, but the overall message of "digital transformation needs to start from the top and you need to get people who know what they're doing" wasnt novel enough to warrant a book

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Doing Numbers Digitally

I love the real world examples used to highlight how big data and tech have transformed business capacity for economic surplus. Great content for understanding efficiency and effectiveness in a world more connected than ever before.

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  • 03-05-20

Interesting listen ruined by the narrator

An interesting introduction to various elements of digital transformation from a leadership perspective. However, the author narrates at a snail's pace, pauses for too long and inspires sleep. It is the worst narration I've ever heard. This issue can be alleviated by listening at 1.75x speed, but even then his voice is still not suitable for the content.

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  • george
  • 05-31-21

mediocre

not as informative as expected, expected more from a unique perspective. nothing was a surprise

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  • Jeppe
  • 05-13-21

Great content, very poor narrator

It’s frustrating listening to great and inspiring content, when the tone of the narrators voice is irritating you - I’m so sorry, but this voice and uninspiring performance is not suitable for an international audience.

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  • MB MCCONNON
  • 02-17-21

Extremely informative with lots of good data points

If you’re wanting some evidence based information around data science and digital transformation this is definitely the book for you. I have taken a lot from it and will be implementing as much as I can in my current workplace.

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  • V.
  • 11-20-20

Interesting information and perspective

I enjoyed the narator but mostly the information he shared with us and his vision regarding the subject. defently i would recommend it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-20-20

beautifully written and very informative

Thomas Siebel manages to get many vital topics across without ever getting over technical. every c-suite exec should read this book. Excellent.

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  • C. Eastwood
  • 11-13-19

Great book spoiled a little by competitive bias

I want to say upfront that Thomas Siebel obviously has major biases towards anything that he's ever worked on and seems to deliberately ignore certain vendors (in competition with his) that are and have been key to driving Digital Transformation.

Accept the above bias (most probably won't even notice) and you'll be rewarded with a very informative book about the key pillars of the 4th industrial revolution. The middle four chapters that go in to detail on each pillar don't really provide anything that you don't get from elsewhere in the book so I would suggest skipping them.

I would definitely recommend that people read this if they want to know more about Digital Transformation.

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  • Ian
  • 03-17-21

Soporific, dull and mostly useless

I had such high hopes I’d learn something that wasn’t freely available on the internet. A revelation or framework, an approach or deeper understanding. The narrator sounds bored with himself. If there are gems here, they’re buried beneath the dull delivery.