The Digital Leader

Demystifying Leadership in the Digital Transformation Era

by Emmanuel Udofia PhD Foreword by Professor Jim Crompton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/06/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781669890126
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781669890119

About the Book

The fast changing global technological advancements within the last decade has heightened the need in finding a framework that will assist in identifying effective leadership style in Digital Technology implementation and sustainability. Digital Transformation simply refers to the application of technology to improve a business process. This book aims at defining the impact of effective leadership in the concept of Digital Transformation following failures of such projects and propose sustainable solution applicable globally. The leader in this context of Digital Transformation is a change agent or someone leading the delivery and sustenance of the Digital Transformation solutions, including the change management processes which constitute the key reason for the project survival. Poor framing of the implemented Digital Transformation solutions has been identified as the key reason behind failure of such projects and strong leadership is central in getting this initiative right, the first time. Orchestrated change management process through right leadership was demonstrated in this book as the way to go. Though solutions for any digital transformation initiative are asset specific and not one-size-fits-all or plug-and-play; this book proposed a hybrid leadership style (visionary, innovative and strategic) as the effective leadership style for digital transformation implementation based on the findings of the research work. This book will serve as a quick reference tool for similar Digital Solution implementation and management elsewhere.

About the Author

About the Author Emmanuel Udofia is a multiple international award-winning petroleum engineering consultant with diversified and extensive industry experience spanning three decades. He is a renowned authority in production operations, management, and digital transformation practices following a series of hands-on project deliveries across assets, including during employment with Geoservices, ConocoPhillips, Addax Petroleum, Heritage Energy, and Shell. At Shell, he championed the Bonga asset world-class smart fields full-suite implementation. He is a founding partner of Suneses Energy Limited, a leading digital energy solutions provider. Emmanuel has authored and presented several technical papers focusing on management and digital solutions in major platforms worldwide and led the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) international webinar. He is a registered engineer, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and a member of the SPE International Production and Facilities Advisory Committee. He was the 2021 (for data science and engineering analytics), 2022 (for production and operations), and 2023 (for projects, facilities, and construction) SPE Regional Award recipient. He served as chairman of Digital Energy Committee at the 2021 SPE International Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, UAE. He holds BEng, MEng, MBA, and PhD in petroleum engineering and management from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria; LIGS University, United States of America; and University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His homepage is: