Humanness in This Digital Era


Status Go Podcast: Episode 16

“Being a futurist isn’t about knowing the future.  Being a futurist is about being in a constant state of exploration about the future.” – Charles  Araujo

Status Go Podcast: Episode 16

“When I talk about the new human age and embracing your humanness, what I’m really talking about is embracing, actually, the things that are innate to us; this idea of creativity and ingenuity and entrepreneurship and this act of creation.” – Charles Araujo

Status Go Podcast: Episode 16

” If you fail at your job as an IT leader you’re almost guaranteeing your organization is going to, if not fail in the market, completely struggle.” – Charles  Araujo

Episode 16: Humanness in This Digital Era

Jeff Ton, SVP of Product Development, and Charles Araujo, analyst, author, speaker and founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation come together to cover the powerful and provocative topic of exploring our humanness in the midst of this predominantly digital era.  They explore why delving into some of our most innate human characteristics is exactly what we need to adapt, innovate and thrive among the unique challenges, opportunities and possibilities technology presents us with today.

Listen now as Jeff and Charlie cover everything from the significance of the Commodore 64 to the power of unleashing the latent creative drive common among people in IT.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

2:45 Charlie’s Journey Through IT

6:31 The significance of the Commodore 64

7:40 The trap that befalls us when predicting the future

10:53 Helping IT leaders develop a view into the future

13:51 “IT as we know it is dead.”

17:58 The challenge of evolving

19:59 Continuous evolution and pace of change

22:15 Digital eco systems

24:31 Embracing our humanness


Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of three books, including international best-seller The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks, and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is a regular contributor to and has been quoted or published in Time, InformationWeek, CIO Insight, NetworkWorld Computerworld, USA Today, and Forbes.

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