Closing the Cloud ROI Gap Through HXM

December 2, 2021
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The Buzz 1: “Great companies are like beautiful clocks; they’ve got a lot of moving parts that all have to work together in order for the whole to be successful.” (Donna Peeples, CEO of Motivated, Inc.) The Buzz 2: “Cloud is rapidly becoming a business imperative, and there’s the danger of a “digital divide” emerging between organizations that understand the power of cloud and how it affects talent across the organization — and those that do not…CHROs may also need to develop an upskilling for cloud strategy to help their existing workforce.” (www.pwc.com) The numbers are indisputable. A PwC survey of 524 US executives and business leaders in May 2021 found a 92% cloud adoption rate. But just 53 percent are seeing significant value from their cloud investments. What’s holding executives back from maximizing their cloud ROI investment? When optimizing business processes, it is key to realize the importance of the human factor in the outcome and success of business transformation. 79% of the surveyed CEOs are concerned about availability of key skills among their employees. And while the CIOs are looking at the overall investment in technology and quick implementation of digital transformation, 68% of the CFOs are reporting that crisis-driven transitions to remote work will boost long-term efficiency and lead to cost reductions. The answer to the ROI question may fall to the CHRO. Connecting the technology to your people and process is instrumental in a truly intelligent enterprise. We’ll ask John McCormick at PwC, and Nick Holmes and Mohamed Yusuf at SAP for their take on the vital issue of rapid cloud adoption and the role of HXM, on Closing the Cloud ROI Gap Through HXM.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she successfully created, produced and hosted the weekly “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” business thought leadership roundtable radio series. Over the next eight years, she developed 45 additional series that attracted millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has also been engaged by other global enterprises to develop and host their radio and podcast series. What powers Bonnie’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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