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The Digital Transformation Roadmap: David Rogers

David Rogers is the world’s leading expert on digital transformation, a member of the faculty at Columbia Business School, and the author of five books. In his newest book, “The Digital Transformation Roadmap” (2023), Rogers tackles the barriers behind the 70% of businesses that fail in their own digital efforts. He shows why every business must transform not just its products―it must transform the organization itself. Rogers offers a five-step roadmap to rebuild any organization for continuous digital change.

His previous landmark bestseller, The Digital Transformation Playbook (2016), was the first book on digital transformation and put the topic on the map. Now published in thirteen languages, it defined the discipline by arguing that digital transformation (DX) is not about technology; it is about
strategy, leadership, and new ways of thinking. Rogers has helped companies around the world transform their business for the digital age, working with senior leaders at corporations including Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, Visa, HSBC, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Merck, GE, Toyota, Cartier, Pernod Ricard, China Eastern Airlines, NC Bank Saudi, and Acuity Insurance, among others.


Rogers regularly delivers keynotes at conferences on all six continents and has appeared on CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Channel News Asia, and in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. At Columbia Business School, Rogers is faculty director of executive education programs on digital business strategy and on leading digital transformation. He has taught over twenty-five thousand executives through his programs in New York City, in Silicon Valley, and online. His recent research has focused on new business models, innovating through experimentation, governance for growth, and barriers to change in digital transformation.

About The Show

Leader’s Agenda is an innovative series designed to elevate your leadership impact. Show host, Tarja Huuskonen has served as the CEO of Action for Results for over two decades and has spent much of her career helping life sciences leaders build future capabilities and navigate a fast-changing landscape. Leader’s Agenda distills these key learnings into actionable advice and brings forward unique conversations from today’s leaders so that you can learn directly from the source. Join us as we explore how leaders tackle extraordinary circumstances, build and maintain a healthy organization, and of course, what leaders are doing today, to prepare for tomorrow.

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Meet The Host

Tarja Huuskonen is often described as a transformationalist, both in her personal life, as well as in the companies that she guides to a better future through the work of Action for Results. Her life’s work has been about transformation and healthcare: building innovation and product delivery capabilities and cultures that foster curiosity, collaboration and peak performance for best patient and business outcomes. She’s advised, trained and facilitated hundreds of executive teams and leaders in pharmaceutical and med-tech companies globally, on how to rethink their business models and processes, and make their visions come true by leading and empowering internal teams and external partnerships. Tarja has experienced first-hand what great medical product innovations can do in the hands of well-trained doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. The platinum coils inside her brain are just one innovation that she walks around with, but the ICU was filled with them! Imagine how many teams it took to design and make all the medical devices, equipment and drugs that saved her life after a ruptured brain aneurysm.


The Leader’s Agenda show is the cumulation of Tarja’s life work to now share powerful conversations at scale. Listen along as she fosters exclusive conversations with today’s leaders, digging deep to understand what works, and what doesn’t.

Past Episodes

Eduardo Briceño

Ranjeet Banerjee

Mastering Digital Transformation with Barbara Salami, VP of Digital at Moderna

Kristophe Diaz, CSO of CurePSP

BD & Moderna Women's Executive Panel

Tom Polen, CEO of BD

Tony Ulwick, founder of Strategyn

How To Create An Innovation Agenda in Life Sciences

Life Sciences Executive Panel on Value Driven Projects

Miyoung Chun, PhD

Jenny Clarke, co-founder of SameYou

Gary Pisano on Innovation, Transformation, & Culture Change

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Leader’s Agenda is produced by Action for Results in partnership with Redmond Media Lab. You can reach our team via the below form.