Digital leader Carolyn Chin-Parry, Woman of the Year – Women in IT Asia Awards, discusses the challenges of digital transformation

Carolyn Chin-Parry, Woman of the Year - Women in IT Asia Awards, discusses the challenges of digital transformation

Carolyn Chin-Parry, digital leader

Recently crowned the IT Woman of The Year at the 2019 Women IT Asia Awards, Carolyn Chin-Parry is a true digital leader, having worked with a number of companies around the world to embrace digital transformation.

In this episode, Carolyn speaks to the challenge of transformation as well as the successes and we explore her passion for humanising digital transformation where no one is left behind as we continue our journey into the new digital era.

“Everyone is at a different journey, and at a different maturity level – even if you’re a similar-sized industry player within the same industry and market, it doesn’t mean that your journey for transformation to survive looks the same,” Carolyn explains in our exclusive interview.

“If you look inwardly, there are different cultures and there are different appetites for risk as well as exploration around transformation. There are different directors, a different c-suite. It really depends on the company culture as well as the senior leadership to really drive a real transformation journey.”

“Some players who wake up seeing themselves far behind, and some are really advanced. But even if you look at those leaders in a certain sector, they still have plenty of challenges in front of them.”

“I’ve worked in technology, and traditionally most people would have looked at technology or in particular IT as a cost centre. In this new era of Industry 4.0 and beyond, technology is actually now a value creator, and is very much a case of an enabler to survive.”

“Lead with courage instead of fear. If you allow yourself to be training and learning and reading frequently, you’re actually always going to be a step closer to understanding what that disruption could look like and prepare yourself for it.”

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