Digital Transformation is a common buzzword that usually means trying to do something radically different within an entrenched culture, by attaching some massive tech spend to the endeavor.
What it means in actuality is that physical atoms have been converting into digital bits of information. The real transformation is moving from atoms to bits and back again. Ie rematerializing or reorganizing physical atoms from digital information.
As we begin converting bits back into atoms, we will eventually be able to encode our consciousness into the data - and beam ourselves across the stars.
Change isn’t just constant, the rate of change is exponential. Put another way, change is snowballing and people are struggling to keep up.
Humans are evolutionarily programmed to think linearly, and we are screaming at the speed of light through the dawn of the exponential age.
Lenin once said “there are decades where nothing happens, and weeks where decades happen.”
As we look back, the year 2020 will no doubt yield a decade of change. The 2020’s however, will bring a century of change. By 2040 - a millennium or 1,000 years of change will have elapsed.
Leaders who have to make difficult decisions in complex environments.
Leaders who need to understand the unseen dynamics in an environment of increasing change.
Leaders who need to redesign their total organization without turning it off.
All societal challenges are inherently rooted in complex systems.
The combination of new technology, new business models, and new business organization requires lots of creativity (more than most people have) - all while designing and reframing your brand in the context of exponential change.
Joe Norman put it best. You want to think in terms of complex systems: you don’t know all the relevant mechanisms at play, and there is potential for interactions you don’t understand or foresee.
To achieve this, Algirhythm operates at the nexus of four primary domains: design thinking, security, cycles, and economics.
We represent world class customer experience design, who can also decode and reassemble your business and culture.
Algirhythm transforms your legacy challenges into innovations by redesigning the customer experience, business, and culture all at once.
History rhymes, so we identify where you exist relative to a range of cycles - such as the product adoption lifecycle, the business cycle, macro astro cycles, and the cycle of monolith to name a few.
Once it’s understood where you are within the broader waves of change, we identify how leveraging precise technological breakthroughs, can fundamentally alter the cost structure of your business, and deliver simple solutions that solve unmet customer needs.
This is how algirhythm redesigns your company. The result is that you not only survive this rapidly changing environment, but leverage the future waves of change and thrive.
Algirhythm was founded in 2004 by Keith Conway. Keith’s clients describe him as a McKinsey meets James Bond.
The case studies featured on algirhythm.net span a decade of digital transformation work remastered for the exponential age. Most projects were innovative or ahead of their time, and each case is culturally significant given the context of today: election security and voting on the internet in 2012, legalization of cannabis and it’s geoeconomic implications, and Amazon patenting his design for Macy’s.
People typically seek Keith out for his vision, thinking, and pattern recognition.
Keith believes that when you design from truth, you can rapidly iterate and test new solutions, thus gaining faster feedback to improve the system at all levels: customer, business, and culture.
Keith wrote his graduate thesis at The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU on how to build successful, online, thriving communities.