Sun, 18 October 2015
This week’s episode with Sree Sreenivansan, who is the Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Digital transformation in the workplace is a massive topic, everyone from Chief Human Resource Officers, to people in Innovation and Technology are talking about it. Chief Digital Officers are emergent titles; they are springing up everywhere as we move forward in the new digital workplace. Sree shares what he is doing and thinking about when it comes to the Digital aspects of work.
Chief Digital Officer’s tasks can vary from company to company. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sree leads a team that produces all audience facing technologies. Emails, social media, videos, applications, and development are all part of accomplishing not only the daily tasks at hand, but the goal of his department. Sree looks at his position as helping to make connections between the physical and the digital content, as he describes, the “in person and online”. He believes that if you can do that, you will have a successful enterprise. The future of all business is making that connection between the physical and digital. It is important to build that virtuous circle. There is a powerful image that highlights this, this example is in regards to the Met. If you get people to follow your stuff online, and they love what they see, they can get inspired to visit the Met in person. After they visit in person they love what they see, and they are convinced to stay connected on social platforms. This can be applied to the digital goals of many companies, digital content provided by a business can inspire a visit or a purchase of a product.
What you will learn in this episode:
(Music by Ronald Jenkees)