Mike Saunders Interviews Tony Saldanha Author of Why Digital Transformations Fail

For over three decades, Tony has been a globally recognized business and technology leader on the forefront of the Global Business Services (GBS) and Information Technology industry.

Tony’s experience in digital transformation runs deep. During a 27-year career at Procter & Gamble he ran both operations and digital transformation for P&G’s famed GBS and IT organization in every region of  the world, ending up as Global Shared Services and Information Technology Vice-President. As a well-known industry thought leader he has led GBS design and operations, held CIO positions, managed  acquisitions and divestitures, ran large-scale outsourcing, created industry-wide disruptive innovation structures, and designed new business models.

He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013.
The recent opportunity to re-do digital capabilities for the multi-billion dollar best-in-class Global Business Services organization at P&G, by using exponential digital capabilities from the fourth industrial revolution, has brought together all of Tony’s digital transformation experiences against the big challenge of industry-level disruption. In tackling this by creating an industry ecosystem, it became apparent  that this would be successful only if he could beat the 70% failure odds of digital transformation projects. Driven by this insight, Tony’s focus over the recent years has not been on technology, but on the  anthropological and engineering rigor that is necessary to deliver successful digital transformations.

Tony is currently an advisor to boards and c-suite executives on digital transformation. He continues to be a sought-after speaker in his spare time. Tony also advises several start-ups and venture capitalists.

He has founded a blockchain based company to help the IT industry commercialize disruptive software. Tony’s prior board experience includes IT advisory board memberships at the University of Cincinnati,
the Indiana University business intelligence program and at the University of Texas. He has been on the customer advisory boards of Cloudera, Box, and High Radius. Among non-profits, Tony was the founding member and Chairman of the Board for the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, and is currently on the boards of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, and Remineralize the Earth.

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is the Authority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.