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How to Become a Digital Have-More: Unlock Your Digital Superpowers

SAP Unpacks What It Means to Be a Live Business in Digitalist Magazine

/ -- NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - How long will it take for Virtual Reality to be real? What can Blockchain do for the archaic notary business? What do former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell and author Farai Chideya have in common?

The answers are revealed in the new issue of Digitalist Magazine, Executive Quarterly, now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Published by SAP, this mobile-native magazine filters through the noise, with articles about under-the-radar trends, profiles of disruptive companies and technologies, and interviews with leading thinkers who are shaping the future of tech and business.

The cover story -- Unlock Your Digital Superpowers -- notes that the economy is digitizing rapidly, but not evenly. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the race to keep up with technology and put it to the most effective business use is producing "digital 'haves' and 'have-mores' -- and the pronounced gap between them is a major factor shaping competition at all levels of the economy." The critical question is: how do you become a have-more? How are companies using digital processes -- driven by algorithms -- to address customer needs in the moment and create new business opportunities? The superpowers feature examines how a few 'have-more' companies are operating as a Live Business, including the benefits and challenges.

Other highlights from the Q2 issue, available online:

  • Digital Transformation Lessons from the Navy SEALs - winning in today's complex environment requires a different kind of leadership -- whether it's on the battlefield, or in business. Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL and managing partner at McChrystal Group offers insights from his time in Iraq, translated for corporate work settings.
  • Luis Iván Cuende: Bitcoin Blockchain Entrepreneur - Stampery CTO and the youngest on Forbes 30under30 list, Cuende is profiled in the Creators column for disrupting a centuries-old business process -- notarizing and certifying documents - using Blockchain technology.
  • Virtual Reality: Perception vs. Reality - this column explores three (mis)perceptions of VR -- It Won't Be Real For Years; Gaming and Marketing Are All it's Good For; We're On a Slippery Slope to Mind Control.
  • Social Gets Its MBA - this feature explains why companies should embrace social media beyond the Marketing Department, and embed it into how they do business.
  • Discussion with "The Episodic Career" Author, Farai Chideya: featured in the Thinkers column, Chideya offers her views on keeping employees engaged when their careers are being disrupted.

Elana Varon, former executive editor of CIO Magazine, is the editor of Digitalist Magazine, Executive Quarterly. Elana has more than 20 years of experience writing on tech and business.

Digitalist Magazine, Executive Quarterly is free to download for smartphones and tablets from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Digitalist Magazine, Online Edition ( is an always-on companion to the Executive Quarterly, with the latest news, analysis and research focused on the emerging digital economy.

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Natalie Fine
Senior Director, Corporate Reputation
SAP Marketing
Tel: +1 212 653 1414

Unlock your digital superpowers, no radioactive spider required! Learn what it means to be a Live Business -- download Digitalist Magazine, Executive Quarterly from Apple Store or GooglePlay and view Q2 2016 issue on your smartphone or tablet

Read this overview, for a quick snapshot of the articles and features in Q2 2016 issue of Digitalist Magazine, Executive Quarterly. Use the clickable links to find the complete online version of each story.