Source: Read: Distributed Digital Transformation | Chris Aldrich
Yes Ton you are right.
We need to learn to see the cumulative impact of a multitude of efforts, while simultaneously keeping all those efforts visible on their own. There exist so many initiatives I think that are great examples of how distributed digitalisation leads to transformation, but they are largely invisible outside their own context, and also not widely networked and connected enough to reach their own full potential. They are valuable on their own, but would be even more valuable to themselves and others when federated, but the federation part is mostly missing.
We need to find a better way to see the big picture, while also seeing all pixels it consists of. A macroscope, a distributed digital transformation macroscope.
Yes we need a macroscope. The first practical thing that needs to be done now is to publicly catalog all these initiatives as a first step in building that macroscope. Part of that cataloging (indexing) requires defining just what is a worthy initiative and explain it. Then we we figure out how to network. And part of it needs to be practical, boots on the ground stuff, because we don’t have infinite time to come up with perfect solutions.
Those steps I listed above, are doable right now. Somebody needs to start. If there is a way I can help, let me know.