Organisations at Risk of Being Left Behind in the Digital Wake


The radical and often unexpected changes caused by technological innovation are threatening the future prospects of organisations. Strategic advisory firm KJR and Queensland University of Technology’s Chair in Digital Economy recognise that organisations must be able to measure their digital readiness in the wake of a digitally disrupted marketplace.

KJR and the Chair in Digital Economy have launched a self-assessment tool for organisations to manage this organisational risk. Developed through extensive literature review and expert panel consultation with both academics and businesses, the open-source Digital Maturity Model (DMM) enables organisations to conduct an initial assessment of their digital maturity free of charge online. The data acquired will be used to build a first of its kind index of Australia’s digital maturity levels through which organisations can benchmark.

“Digital technologies are constantly evolving and opening doors to new ways of offering services and producing goods. From identifying better ways to engage customers, employees and supply chains to advancing operational efficiency and fostering innovation,” said Ashley Howden, CEO of KJR.

“It’s important to understand though, not all organisations are ready for this. Some are embracing the opportunity, some are emerging while others are getting left behind.”

“We have designed the Digital Maturity Model to not only identify and improve an organisation’s digital capability, but also help generate higher returns on technology investment and enable organisations to thrive in the digital economy.”

KJR Chief Technology Officer Mark Pederson will be joining a panel to discuss digital maturity on Wednesday evening for Three Dimensions of Digital.


KJR is a technology-led consultancy firm offering advisory and delivery services across enterprise-scale digital transformation – from digital maturity audits to independent program assurance, KJR guides organisations through the transformation process providing on-the-ground support through appropriate team augmentation where required. We work with ASX-listed corporates, Fortune 500s and Australian Government departments. Gold Coast-born, the company now operates out of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide and has over 100 consultants. —

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