He is an internationally recognized authority on “Digital Leadership” and liberally shares his message of hope about the future of Digital Enterprises and what it means for all of us. He is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Digital Transformation, a sought after keynote speaker and an advisor and consultant to both enterprise organizations and technology providers. He is a regular contributor to both CIO Insight Magazine and InformationWeek and has been quoted in or published in magazines, blogs and websites including Time, CIO, CIO & Leader, IT Business Edge, TechRepublic, Computerworld, USA Today and Forbes. You can follow him at @charlesaraujo.
As the founder and CEO of The Institute for Digital Transformation and in his role as an Institute Fellow, he is passionate about the power of technology to deliver competitive and transformational advantage to organizations and in the critical need to develop next generation “digital leaders” that can transform their organizations into Digital Enterprises. He is presently at work on a new book entitled, Thinking Digital, which will explore this topic in detail.
Founded in 1997, first under the name CastlePointe and then The IT Transformation Institute, Charles has led the organization’s transformation from a technical consulting organization, to a consulting organization focused on organizational culture and transformation to it’s current incarnation as a media and content company existing in the space between a “think tank” and a research/analyst firm.
As an advisor and consultant, Charles lead numerous large scale transformation programs for Fortune 1000 organizations and government institutions involving as many as 10,000 program participants. Prior to founding the organization, Charles spent many years working in and with IT organizations in the healthcare, financial services and aerospace industries, directly leading teams as large as 100+ team members.