Forbes: Leadership, Not Technology, Is the Key to Accelerating Digital Transformation
Dec 8, 2021
Before they take the plunge, organizations need to expand their definition of digital transformation beyond the bits and bytes and ensure they have the best leaders to align culture and tech.
Tom Niehaus, Executive VP, North America, was published in Forbes where he shares key leadership advice for accelerating digital transformation.
"Technology makes things more efficient, but money and effort are wasted if we don’t understand that while technology gets smarter, it is not clever enough to compensate for the absence of strong leadership," says Tom. Tech is only a tool, and outcomes are ultimately dependent on the leaders who must set the right objectives and drive right behaviors using new digital technologies.
In December 2023, Tom Niehaus assumed the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Americas, continuing his tenure from CTG, Inc. before its acquisition by Cegeka. As a crucial member of the Cegeka Executive Leadership Team, Tom plays a pivotal role in steering the company's strategic direction. He returned to CTG in May 2019 as Vice President of Operations, North America, bringing extensive leadership experience and an entrepreneurial spirit that originated from his co-founding of Exemplar Systems in 1993, later acquired by CTG. Beyond contributing to CTG's growth from 1999–2011, Tom served as the Managing Member of TJN Advisory, a private advisory services consulting firm. His leadership journey includes roles as President and COO of Encore Health Resources (2012-2017) and as CEO of Encore until its divestiture to emids, a global healthcare IT provider.