Episode 40 – Strategy to Execution: Dan Marquez
Developing a strategy for your organization seems like a mystery for a lot of people (and some organizations make a large coin from keeping that mystery), but in all reality it has a big part of “wild guesses” included. In this episode of the What’s Your Baseline Podcast we have Dan Marquez on the show, who knows a thing or two about this topic from his time at Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, or Google.
Dan is a passionate and eminently capable digital transformation professional, and also an expert in helping organizations understand and capitalize on the power of technology.
He specializes in adapting the enterprise strategies of his clients to find the real value opportunities and disruption resilience that can be powered by digital solutions. He also has deep knowledge of Operating Model and Culture design, supporting companies to drive the change necessary to make transformations sustainable.
In this episode of the podcast we are talking about:
- Dan’s background
- What is a “strategy”?
- What to look for when developing a strategy (and which traps to avoid)
- Explore the space by using an “intersectional strategy” method
- How to implement a strategy – duality of leadership mentalities
- PSA: style trumps substance
- Most challenges boil down to cultural problems
- Pursue an “L-shaped” transformation – focus on building foundational improvements while delivering value through narrow end-to-end use cases
Dan can be contacted via LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marquezd/.
Ep. 40 – Strategy to Execution: Dan Marquez – What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
- Dan’s articles about strategy on LinkedIn can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marquezd/recent-activity/posts/.
Music by Jeremy Voltz, www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com
- CP1 (Welcome)
- RakeBeatChords (Interlude 1)
- Airplane Seatbelt (Interlude 2)
- South Wing (Outro)
Roland Woldt is a well-rounded executive with 25+ years of Business Transformation consulting and software development/system implementation experience, in addition to leadership positions within the German Armed Forces (11 years).
He has worked as Team Lead, Engagement/Program Manager, and Enterprise/Solution Architect for many projects. Within these projects, he was responsible for the full project life cycle, from shaping a solution and selling it, to setting up a methodological approach through design, implementation, and testing, up to the rollout of solutions.
In addition to this, Roland has managed consulting offerings during their lifecycle from the definition, delivery to update, and had revenue responsibility for them.
Roland is the VP of Global Consulting at iGrafx, and has worked as the Head of Software AG’s Global Process Mining CoE, as Director in KPMG’s Advisory, and had other leadership positions at Software AG/IDS Scheer and Accenture. Before that, he served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.