Charles Araujo

Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change.

Charles is Principal Analyst with Intellyx, the first and only industry analyst firm focused on agile digital transformation. He has authored three books and published over 100 articles. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight Magazine and has been quoted or published in magazines, blogs and websites including Time, CIO, CIO & Leader, IT Business Edge, TechRepublic, Computerworld, USA Today and Forbes.

Charles is the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker having addressed over 10,000 business and IT leaders in 10 countries over the last several years. He is passionate about the power of technology to deliver competitive and transformational advantage to organizations and in the critical need to develop next generation “digital leaders” that can transform their organizations into digital enterprises. He is presently at work on a new book entitled, Thinking Digital: How to Thrive and Win in the Digital Era, which will explore this topic in detail.

Prior to joining Intellyx, Charles served as an advisor and consultant for nearly twenty years, leading numerous large scale transformation programs for Fortune 1000 organizations and government institutions involving as many as 10,000 program participants. In his early career, he spent many years working in and with IT organizations in the healthcare, financial services and aerospace industries, directly leading teams of more than 100 members.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Charles Araujo and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

The 3 principles of modernization success

Missile launches, false alarms and a user experience wake-up call

Missile launches, false alarms and a user experience wake-up call

It's long past time for enterprise leaders to see the role of the interface and the importance of the customer experience in its rightful, mission-critical place.

Is it the end of coding in the enterprise?

Is it the end of coding in the enterprise?

Though the act of developing applications will remain essential and become more critical than ever, the nature of development is changing. And those who adapt first and fastest will win.

Is this ITIL’s last gasp?

Is this ITIL’s last gasp?

For any service management framework or approach to remain relevant, their core focus must be to help shift and reorient organizations away from systems-centric or even service-centric operating models to customer-centric ones.

2 lessons cloud native companies have for enterprise leaders

2 lessons cloud native companies have for enterprise leaders

IT leaders must push their organizations to continuously explore and discover solutions for problems that do not yet exist.

The promise and perils of machine learning in the enterprise

The promise and perils of machine learning in the enterprise

Enterprise leaders need to apply ML like they should all other technologies – deliberately and only when and where it delivers specific, measurable business value.

Getting big data right

Getting big data right

The evolution of big data, data science and analytics was on full display at this year’s Strata Data Conference with one overarching message: We need to get big data right.

Atlassian means business

Atlassian means business

The company repositions itself as a communications and collaboration platform for the enterprise — and, in so doing, offers up some valuable lessons for IT and business leaders coping with the impact and fallout of digital...

Why you may be looking at AI all wrong

Why you may be looking at AI all wrong

Artificial intelligence is everywhere in the media, but enterprise leaders must look past the hype and understand how to apply it to create real business value now

CIOs: Caught in the crosshairs

CIOs: Caught in the crosshairs

Digital transformation is on the tip of every executive’s tongue, but according to a recent study, most organizations are failing to realize value from their efforts – putting CIOs in peril.

SAP sets a course for the future

SAP sets a course for the future

At its annual customer conference, SAP set forth an ambitious vision for the future, but is their partner ecosystem ready for the journey?

A tech company CEO de-hypes digital transformation

A tech company CEO de-hypes digital transformation

ServiceNow’s new CEO, John Donahoe, provided a master class in how tech company CEOs should be talking about real-world digital transformation.

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