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Tomorrow has Come: Time to Embrace Digital Transformation

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For a long time, digital transformation has been an agenda for tomorrow, and companies believed they did not have to change any time soon. Yet COVID-19 is forcing companies to embrace digital transformation to survive and prepare for the post-crisis new normal. While some of the Tech giants like Amazon are flourishing, other companies are struck by the disturbance caused by the pandemic and its profound implications for the global economy and businesses. Supply chains are disrupted; customer demands are dampened. A record number of companies are failing to meet their performance expectations. In response, nimble companies are rapidly reorganizing by embracing digital transformation strategies now. 

Three key areas where digital transformation can help equip companies for the post-pandemic era: data orientation, supply chain and digitization. Read about the key areas here

Winning Hack from Home team develops “traffic light’ app to help end Coronavirus lockdown

Health Traffic Light, a project formed by a multidisciplinary team of designers, data scientists and academics, including members of the Case Western Reserve University community, has won Hack from Home, a global, virtual hackathon to find technology solutions to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The global hackathon brought together 822 participants from 62 countries to deliver 28 projects that can be scaled into solutions to fight COVID-19. The projects were designed around three core themes: mass data mobility, citizen science and community health. xLab, along with HAT-LAB, The Hwang Lab, NHSX and The Ethical Tech Alliance, helped organize the event, which was sponsored by Dataswift. The winning team, which includes Youngjin Yoo, Founder of xLab, is now collaborating with HAT-LAB and Dataswift to develop their idea and bring it into production. Learn more in the full news article

xLab Quarterly “Remote” Roundtable 

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Friday, June 5
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Creating Economic and Enterprise Value through Blockchain

Nitin Manoharan, director of global head enterprise architecture & technology innovation at Philip Morris International, will discuss blockchain and its enormous potential to unlock economic and enterprise value, and address the uncertainties and challenges that remain with its application.

Learn more about our speaker and register today for this free webinar! 

xLab Members

Thursday, June 4  – Digital First Framework Training

Professor Youngjin Yoo will conduct Digital First Training remotely for xLab members on June 4. Please contact Shirley Reynolds at with questions or to register your corporate team.

Weatherhead Executive Education
digital innovation offerings and more

Digital Transformation: Strategic Tools & Framework for SuccessAlways available online with Youngjin Yoo

June 22: Transformational Teams: Establishing a Culture to Foster Productivity, Cohesion and Resilience

Sept. 18: Designing Innovation DNA in Your Organization

Sept. 23: Change Leadership

Sept. 28: Advanced Competitive Strategy: Expand Your Boundaries
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xLab is pleased to provide this newsletter and continue the dialogue on digital transformation. To learn more about xLab's programs and strategic partnerships, visit our website or call Shirley Reynolds, Director of xLab Operations, at

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