David Zhao is an independent digital expert. He works with digitally savvy executives on IT solutions to execute their business vision.

David specializes in digital strategy, advanced analytics, and intelligent automation. He is a hands-on, former leader at Deloitte Digital with 16 years of experience through 30+ projects.

David Zhao earned his MBA and MS in Computer Science from UT Austin. He has extensive continuing education in data science and in cloud. He resides in Houston with his wife and 2 daughters.

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The Essence of Digital Strategy

The essence of digital strategy is to create greater value through technology than what a firm’s business strategy can alone. Digital transformation is the design and implementation of that digital strategy.

I focuses on three areas:

  • Digital program management: creating faster ways of executing business strategy through technology
  • Advanced analytics: creating new sources of value to feed the business strategy, through new ways to understand data, new ways to engage customers, and platforms for new ways of doing business.
  • Intelligent automation: creating newer ways of executing the business strategy, by freeing people from laborious tasks to focus on more valuable work

Moreover, one critical ingredient to success is digital leadership, a combination of digital savviness and leadership skills. My approach to digital leadership is to help each person learn and grow, by inspiring them to reframe problems in new contexts, and empowering them to solve problems with new approaches.

The world is not slowing down, so let’s start a conversation today. You can read more on my Articles page.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. The best way to contact me is on LinkedIn or via the Contact page.