Become an Agent of Transformation
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Why we need Agents of Transformation
Advances in computing power, automation and AI are set to transform everything – the way we work, rest and play. But these changes will also present challenges.
Our prosperity is in the hands of a new breed of technologist with the vision and tools to effect positive change – The Agents of Transformation.
As technologists, you play a crucial role in ensuring that your organizations, and the wider community, are able to keep pace with rapid innovation.
Make the commitment to become an Agent of Transformation and accelerate your business and your career.
The Five Types of Technologist
Today’s technologists are determined, motivated and excited about the unique opportunity they have to deliver innovation and change within their organizations and to shape a better future for all.
The Agents of Transformation study identifies five typologies of technologist, all of which have an important role to play in driving innovation and digital transformation programmes.
Agents of Transformation
Agents of Transformation possess the skills, ambition and vision required to drive innovation. They work within organizations that have the culture, leadership and tools that enable successful digital transformation.
Agents of Transformation operate at the forefront of transformation initiatives but they never stand still. They recognize the need for continuous improvement and learning in order to fulfil their organizational and personal ambitions.
Digital Pioneers have an optimistic and collaborative mindset and possesses many of the skills required to drive change.
Digital Pioneers usually work within forward-thinking organizations that are open to innovation, but they can sometimes be hampered by not having the right structures and processes in place, or not having access – at their moment of need – to the tools and insights around digital services, to deliver results.
Untapped Heroes are the engine room of the IT department – task-driven technologists who use the tools at his or her disposal to deliver the high-quality work that the organization relies on.
Untapped Heroes work within organizations that provide the culture and leadership required to stimulate innovation. They have much of the data needed to drive change, but require the skills and vision to turn this into contextual, actionable insight.
Frustrated Innovators possess most of the skills and character attributes to drive innovation but are hampered by the organizational environment in which he or she operates.
Frustrated Innovators are ambitious about their own career development and want to make a positive difference, but are working within organizations that do not have leadership, culture, tools or data to enable innovation.
Disillusioned Dreamers are the dependable employees of the IT department, working hard every day to keep systems up and running and limit the impact of potential IT issues. He or she has little opportunity to get involved in more strategic, innovation-focused projects.
Disillusioned Dreamers feel unsure about their own skills and abilities to become drivers of change.
Meet The Agents of Transformation
We’re proud to work with many of the world’s most innovative companies and support the most skilled, visionary and ambitious technologists around. Read about their journeys to become Agents of Transformation.
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The Agents of Transformation Handbook
At AppDynamics, our mission is to enable technologists to become Agents of Transformation. In this report, you’ll learn how AppDynamics’ Real-Time Application and Business Intelligence platform helps Agents of Transformation to ensure that their applications always perform, and that decisions around technology and software are always based on the right factual and contextual insights.
Become an Agent of Transformation
Your journey starts here. Learn about the five types of technologist, take our assessment and find out how to propel your career to the next level with AppDynamics.