Digital Strategy & Digital Organization

Digital Strategy & Digital Organization


Unlock your full potential with a tailored digital strategy

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According to recent studies, less then 10% of companies believe their business model will remain economically viable through digitization. Hence, in today's rapidly evolving business landscape, a well-executed digital transformation strategy can propel an organization to the forefront of its industry.

"AI has come a long way since 2008, with significant advancements in areas like customer intelligence, process optimization, and dynamic pricing."
Portrait of Jochen Ditsche
Senior Partner
Munich Office, Central Europe

Is it time to (re-)define your digital strategy?

With a robust digital strategy, businesses can harness the power of new technologies and integrate them seamlessly into their operations. Identify emerging trends, tap into new markets and deliver more personalized customer experiences: with efficient data management, usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced analytics and automation, organizations can make data-driven decisions, streamline business processes and optimize resource allocation.

Embracing digital transformation fosters agility, innovation, and collaboration, enabling businesses to adapt quickly, drive growth, and outperform competitors.

In order to maximize positive outcomes from such a strategy, however, companies need to be clear on the scope and on their own aspirations: A comprehensive digital strategy would include a digital innovation strategy, a digital go-to-market strategy, an AI strategy, an IT & Tech strategy, a data strategy, a cloud strategy, to just name a few constituents. As the term “digital strategy” is not clearly defined and subject to constant evolution, it is very important to determine these aspects right from the get-go.

Key trends for digital transformation strategies

Digital transformation strategies are shaped by a variety of technologies, platforms and trends, from blockchain and AI to cybersecurity and automation.

Web 3.0, for instance, emphasizes decentralization, blockchain technology and user empowerment. These digital solutions enable secure and transparent transactions, foster trust in online interactions and open up new possibilities for data ownership and privacy. By embracing Web 3.0, organizations can enhance their operations, redefine business models and engage with customers in innovative ways, creating unseen user experiences.

Likely the most important innovation since the world wide web (WWW), Large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4 have emerged as transformative tools in the realm of artificial intelligence. These models possess advanced natural language processing capabilities, which help deliver automated customer interactions and offer more personalized user journeys. Leveraging LLMs initially empowered organizations to streamline communication, optimize marketing and content creation, and extract valuable intelligence from textual sources. As we are observing an exponential degree of innovation and technological progress, Generative AI is now capable of taking over many more tasks and can unlock productivity gains, that were long unheard of. Regardless of the industry, a wide variety of AI use cases are currently piloted to reduce SG&A costs, accelerate R&D cycles, optimize supply chain networks and operations, increase quality of business planning, to just name a few

Hyperautomation encompasses digital solutions such as AI, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent workflows. By leveraging these innovations, organizations can optimize processes, improve productivity and enhance decision making. Hyperautomation provides organizations with agility, efficiency and the ability to scale operations effectively. Whilst in the past many automation solutions required precise guidelines and data sets in order to operate smoothly, AI-based hyperautomation solutions can now optimize processes in an end-to-end manner - and even improve themselves over time.

Of course, data-driven decision making has become an essential way for organizations to gain a competitive edge. By harnessing the power of analytics, businesses can extract meaningful insights from diverse data sources. This helps to identify trends and evolving customer preferences, accelerate innovation and, ultimately, make more informed decisions.

Lastly, in the digital era, cybersecurity and privacy are critical considerations. With the proliferation of data breaches and privacy concerns, organizations must prioritize robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive information. Protecting customer data, complying with regulations and building trust through transparency are vital for long-term success.

Creating agile digital organizations

Our experts have a deep understanding of the evolving business landscape and the transformative potential of digital tools. With a larger part of Roland Berger’s Digital team being former executives in corporates and SME’s, we are aware of the pitfalls that come along with such transformation undertakings and can assist in avoiding (costly and time-consuming) mistakes. Also, we believe digital transformation is about much more than implementing technology; it is a strategic imperative for organizations aspiring to be industry leaders and setting themselves up for a sustained market success.

Our consulting approach focuses on aligning digital initiatives with broader business goals to create a holistic strategy. We emphasize the importance of developing a robust digital ecosystem that encompasses technology, processes, people and culture. This helps our clients unlock new revenue streams, enhance operational efficiencies and drive innovation. In addition, our strong emphasis on people allows our clients to benefit from a motivated, efficient staff, that is well aligned with the organizational goals.

"We will see an increasing amount of companies aiming to become AI-First organizations. To achieve this, a testing mindset will become a crucial prerequisite."
Portrait of Fabian Neuen
Hamburg Office, Central Europe

How your business can benefit

Roland Berger blends cross-industry expertise with digital acumen. We strive to gain a deep understanding of your unique challenges to craft a tailored strategy that addresses specific needs. We then guide you through the selection and implementation of the right solutions to deliver tangible business outcomes, as performance optimization is part of our DNA.

Partnering with us will give you a competitive advantage in the digital era. We empower organizations to embrace transformation, leverage digital capabilities and realize new opportunities for growth.

We pride ourselves to not provide theoretical advise, but to actually strive for digitization ourselves. As such, we operate several digital innovation units across various geographies, we explore the intersection between technology and society & business through our Roland Berger Institute and aim for thought leadership, e.g. in the field of AI.

Our proven track record

As a global consulting firm, we have helped many clients to successfully transform their business and become true industry leaders. We have worked with organizations around the world to enhance their online presence, automate customer interactions, streamline operations, create new business models and make more data-driven decisions. As a result, they have experienced exponential growth, improved client satisfaction and established themselves as a trusted and innovative brand. Join us to unlock your organization's full potential.

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