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60% of Firms Face a Digital Leadership Gap

This playlist is based on our recent research, Digital Leadership in the C-Suite which shows there is a definite 'digital' gap in many senior leadership teams today. Leadership Gap

Some firms are hiring Chief Digital Officer's, but the risk of abdicating digital to one person in an organization is akin to retirement.  Digital is everyone's job.  Firms that do not develop a concerted digital leadership strategy will find themselves vulnerable to rivals who take the potential of digital technologies and digital disruption much more seriously.



Ian Cohen
Digital Advisor, Leading Edge Forum
Ian Cohen is a Digital Advisor for Leading Edge Forum.  He holds board advisory and non-executive positions with a number of UK start-ups who are at the forefront of the current wave of digital led transformation and delivery, as well as acting in a Digital Non-Exec (DNED) capacity for several more established firms.  A ‘C level’ executive for over 15 years, Ian has been recognized by industry analysts and peers as one of the UK’s leading CIOs with a career spanning the financial services, media and technology sectors.  He has a proven track record in technology leadership, business transformation, customer/design-led innovation and operational excellence gained from a variety of commercial and IT roles in traditional and digital businesses.  Formerly the Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group – one of the world's largest risk and insurance brokers – he was responsible for all aspects of JLT’s technology as well as, most recently, being the driving force behind their market leading global digital transformation programme.  Prior to joining JLT, he spent several years as CIO at Associated Newspapers (one of the UK’s largest media groups), was Global IT Director for the Financial Times, after initially joining them as CTO for, and also held leadership roles in e-Commerce at Lloyds TSB. A sought-after speaker, mentor and coach, Ian is a digital practitioner and focuses on helping large complex organizations get from where ‘they are’ to where ‘they need to be’.