Author Archives: Raghuram S

About Raghuram S

I am a Management Consultant with over 25 years experience in the industry and run my own firm called Cohere Consulting since 2008 focusing on business strategy, IT advisory and program management. Prior to this I was with some of the top consulting firms in India including S.B. Billimoria, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. I have participated in a number of strategy and IT delivery engagements across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products and IT Services. In addition to my consulting assignments, I also spend considerable time in industry research and teaching at premier management institutes. I am based out of Bangalore. I have an MCA from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. I can be contacted at

(Still) Winning in Digital as a (Fast) Follower

As digital becomes central to achieving growth, organizations that are generally slow in uptake can still manage to realize reasonable gains if only they can adopt a fast-follower strategy; learning from the environment and engaging in short but continuous digitization. … Continue reading

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Transforming Change Management for Digital Success– Open Mind to Open Heart

Change Management for a digital transformation can be more effective if it endeavours to go beyond achieving an ‘open mind’ (mindset change that emphasizes skill) to ‘open heart’ (that emphasizes will, an earnest desire to service and solve problems for … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Run, Grow and Transform Model of IT Management for Digital

Businesses may need to rethink on the suitability of Run, Grow and Transform approach to IT management in the digital era. Run, Grow, Transform (RGT) is a classic model of managing IT in an enterprise.  This approach would align with … Continue reading

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Transition of Managers in Traditional Organizations in Digitization

Mid-level Managers in traditional organizations need to prepare themselves to operate successfully in the digital makeover. There are atleast 5 fundamental shifts they need to consider to safeguard their positions. Traditional organizations in their pursuit to become digital businesses oversee … Continue reading

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Change Management in Digital Era

Digital forays have to be constructed on a strong foundation of organization change management that can potentially become challenging and complex due to the very nature of the pursuits. Companies need to shun the traditional sequential and project based approach … Continue reading

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A Board Committee for Digital Journey

Digital efforts due to their profound impact on business landscapes require establishing a Board Committee with a mandate to guide the company’s strategies and govern the realization life cycle spanning opportunity identification, investment decisions and implementations. Businesses pursuing a strong … Continue reading

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Road to the Board – The Transformation of a CIO

As the CIOs prepare themselves to play a more strategic role in the Digital world and become part of the C-suite, there are certain traits they need to develop and practice to make a meaningful contribution to the direction of … Continue reading

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