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M. Nadia Vincent, MBA

Director at Digital Transformation Leaders

Brussels, Belgium

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M. NADIA VINCENT is an author, professional keynote speaker, leadership coach, Information technology manager and digital transformation leadership consultant. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from UBI with a specialization in Information Technology Management. Nadia also is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Certified Digital Transformation Executive Advisor.

She holds two MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Certificates respectively in Strategy and Innovation and, in Management and Leadership. Furthermore, Nadia is also MIT certified in Artificial Intelligence Executive Advising. Nadia is the author of the book The Digital Transformation Success Formula; How Executives and Managers Can Lead, Engage and Transform Their Organizations.

Strategic, results-oriented, empathetic, and creative, she is on a mission to helping executives and organizations transform their business, improve team performance, innovate, and succeed in the digital age while improving individual happiness.

Nadia travels throughout the world delivering speaking engagements related to leadership, change management, digital transformation, and innovation. She fluently speaks English, French, Spanish and Creole. An accomplished project/program manager, speaker, and trainer, over the years, Nadia has developed many training and coaching programs for various international organizations. She is also a regular PMI Global contributor and trainer.

A global IT Management Consultant with over two decades of experience in the American and European continents with Fortune 500 companies, Nadia possesses great experience managing high profile business transformation projects, including leading international and offshore teams, in different sectors. She has led and implemented many businesses and IT transformation projects in industries such as international banking, trading & settlement, financial services, energy distribution, electronic payments, insurance, European airline traffic control, retail market, petrol distribution, and the European government.

Originally from the Caribbean, Nadia has lived and worked in numerous countries throughout the world, and currently resides in Brussels, Belgium.

Nadia would be pleased to be your professional keynote speaker at your next event and engage your audience.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Brussels
Speaking Topics: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Digital Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Business Transformation

M. Nadia Vincent, MBAPoints
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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Business & Technology Innovation

Areas of Expertise

Agile 55.68
AI 30.63
Blockchain
Business Strategy 31.04
Change Management 34.20
Customer Experience
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 42.63
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
HR 35.04
Innovation 30.46
Leadership 42.07
Management 31.25
Open Innovation
Risk Management
Procurement 30.84
Privacy 30.18

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Professional Services
Telecommunications
Utilities

Publications

37 Article/Blogs
Change Project Drop the Project Management Triangle
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Change projects are often related to one or more of the following:

New regulations require change in IT system, security, procedures or way of working
Implementation of new methods and/or new technologies to improve productivity
Merging of businesses as a result of globalization efforts
Outsourcing – offshoring new system and technology development

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Successful Change Project Gets ROI, Cake, Promotion, and Fun
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
For years I have studied the differences between successful change project implementation compared to the projects that fail.

Firstly, it is not an easy process because this exercise required me to completely drop my ego in order for it to be successful. While I am proud to say that I have implemented several change projects successfully, keep in mind that I’ve had to continuously make references to both successes and failures to achieve great results.

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Tags: Change Management

Change Project vs Change in a Project
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
I have received several similar questions recently where I was asked whether all projects are not change projects, for they have changes in them. It is a basic question but a very important one. Change in a project and a Change Project are two different things.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

Transformational Leaders Define The Rules
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
In change projects, structures are often being disabled, and new ones are being created. Top management does not have views on every aspect or detail of operations. Therefore middle and lower management may find many areas that need rules defined. If these rules are not clear, business, departments may not function smoothly.

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Business Strategy

Are You An Achiever? Join Us!
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
If yes, this is for you! Have you encountered the robber of happiness that lurks in the midst of achievers globally?

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Tags: Leadership

Let your light shine, it is meant to fulfill you and guide others
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
There’s an old story about jazz great, Miles Davis. It’s said that when he was first starting out as a young man in the NYC jazz clubs, he loved the way that Charlie Parker played…so he imitated him.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

How to Motivate Your Team to Prevent Disengagement
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Motivating your team is imperative to the well-being of its members and the accomplishment of the goal. If you don’t motivate your team, you’ll experience more employee disengagement. While motivating others isn’t always easy, there are many ways you can help to unleash the power and potential of your team. Engaged people are the fuel of your organization.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

How to help your team achieve your goals
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Very often managers do not communicate the goals and requirements to their team, but instead leave them unsure or with a vague idea of what is expected from them. This results in hesitation, indecision, lack of performance, miscommunication and wasted time. This is even more damaging in time of transition.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Business Strategy

Empower your team, everyone wins!
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Are you ready to have a more positive impact on those you lead? What if you empowers others to be their best and give their best? I mean their best physically, emotionally, professionally, personally?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

How Lacking Clarity Robs Us Of Millions in the Technology Sector
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Lacking clarity at all levels in organizations today costs us both fortune and happiness. With all of the changes we have going on, it is even more important that people learn to develop clarity for each other within all levels of the organization.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

Leader, What Do You Stand For?
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Domi introduced a new program that his organization is going to implement this year to bring in some changes as the company moves to another level.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

How EFK HR Solved Disengagement and Absenteeism
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
EFK has been experiencing employee disengagement for a few years. HR is doing the 4th program with the goal to change the corporation to a more dynamic workplace. They have seen some improvement but they often reach status quo. Here is what has been going on.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Change Leaders, It Is Time For Action!
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
You have your goals, you thought about them, you have started planning how to reach them, you have started gathering resources or you wonder how you are going to achieve them… Wherever you are in the process, I have good news for you!

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

The Deadliest IT Security Mistake in Times of Change
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Information technology system security is of capital importance for us even more now than ever before. Most IT systems in many organizations are in a transitional phase where they are implementing strategic change as well. Do you know that while implementing changes, your IT security is twice at risk, and even easier to hack?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Privacy

Does IT fly or hinder business?
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 18, 2019
Technology is the motor, the power that help fly business. It should provide speed, flexibility, powerful options and security. IT should in no way hinder business. If it appears that business is slowed down by IT, then business and IT alignment or integration must be reconsidered. Fortunately, that is not rocket science.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Business Strategy

When Change is not Welcomed, Transform!
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 17, 2019
As a consultant, I have been assigned to several challenging IT change projects. For instance, where the projects started but could not move past the inception phase. In some cases, 2 to 5 project managers will have passed before me but the project goes in a circle until no one in the organization wants to lead it or even hear about it anymore.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

When Change Divides Previously Harmonious Teams
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 17, 2019
Change brings chaos at first and sometimes causes division in previously harmonious teams. In fact it happens at all level of an organization. When that happens at the top level of management, the situation is more challenging.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

When Ego Dominates The Need For Solutions
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 17, 2019
Change is a challenging experience for most participants and even more for the leader. This is a true story of mine.

Once, I was to help an organization with a challenging innovation project that was delayed for 2 years. The project fell apart during the integration phase. It was difficult to trace the root cause of a main system failure because the team who developed that system had left the company and there was little documentation written for the system.

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Tags: Change Management, Business Strategy

Change Implementation Disillusion; or the Audacity of Change?
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 08, 2019
Just one year ago, I contacted a CIO and proposed my training and coaching service for a large change project that they would implement internationally, with a budget of nearly a billion of euros.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

The Ultimate Executive Guide for Embracing Artificial Intelligence
Digital Transformation Leaders
November 01, 2019
You may search and find multiple definitions of artificial intelligence, but in this guide, I’ll define artificial intelligence as the intelligence provided by machines or computers. Artificial intelligence is different from our gifted human intelligence. However, for artificial intelligence is created by us, humans, we use our human intelligence as models for artificial intelligence and build it to support human intelligence. As a result, we can do further things that we could not do easily with our limited human capacity but that we can empower a machine, a computer, and a robot to do.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Is Your Organization's Transformation Going Too Slow?
LinkedIn
October 04, 2019
Yesterday, in a work session about implementing enterprise-wide digital transformation at MIT with some top worldwide executives, I met and got to work with Brent Yeagy, president and CEO of Wabash National Corporation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Invest in data science and your skills for it, that’s the real deal!
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November 23, 2018
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “War is 90% information”. Napoleon Bonaparte, a French emperor who lived in the late 1700 and early 1800 already knew the power of information. Napoleon had some great victories but he also faced one great defeat that you don’t read much about that taught him a gr

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Project Managers, Can You Answer to These 2 Questions?
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November 16, 2018
I read an article from Dave Wakeman about three (3) skills Project Managers will need In the Future (https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/48023/3-Skills-Project-Managers-Will-Need-In-The-Future-) One of them is strategy or that more project managers are being asked to help set the strategic d

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Let not your conscious brain fall asleep with digital buzz words
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November 14, 2018
We are bombarded of many words today that become cliché, we hear them, use them, get a buzz like meaning and value them without getting their core value.  With that, we miss the sense and value of the communication. Words like “digital, agile, disruptive, transformation and many others.” I rem

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Who are the “Digital Transformation Leaders”?
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November 14, 2018
These leaders share some or all the following traits: They create the vision of tomorrow for their business or their organization. They strategize and innovate for achieving the vision. They lead and manage the vision’s implementation through project, program or business and turning it into realit

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Top 5 project management skills and abilities that today’s project managers must have!
DigitalTransformationLeaders.com
November 10, 2018
Are you managing a project or program that has multiple red flags and seems to be headed toward a delayed delivery? Take heart, you are not alone.

For every $1 billion invested in the United States, $122 –– million was wasted due to lacking project performance. (Source: PMI.org) 2016
Fewer than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year. (Source: Standish Group) 2013
75% of business and IT executives anticipate their software projects will fail. (Source: Geneca) 2017
If the stats above sound familiar to you, these 5 skills and abilities will help you gain control and get back on track.

1. Leadership Skills and your ability to lead the project like a digital transformation leader
....

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Management

Are you managing a challenging project/program that feels like leading the Tamaroa boat through the storm?
linkedin
October 04, 2018
Is your project/program at risk of becoming part of the high statistics of delayed delivery or even failed projects? If so, I have a proven solution for you.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Can Business Transformation Be Simple, Easy to Implement and To See Results?
linkedin
October 18, 2017
What I learned from the experience was that I can help small and medium-sized businesses to innovate and transform faster and effectively by removing the extra layers that are only needed by large organizations.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

How Digital Transformation Leaders will Transform Employee Disengagement Into Individual Happiness and Business Success
linkedin
November 23, 2016
The first success variable in The Digital Transformation Success Formula is individual transformation. Countless sources are predicting the disappearance and / or displacement of jobs. But for as long as we exist as humans, we will still need each other's. What if losing jobs was the way we could resolve disengagement and be transformed to a greater state of authenticity that leads to better innovations and happiness?

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Or Death, Make Your Choice!
linkedin
November 03, 2016
A few days ago, I watched in awe (like many of us) as Elon Musk unveils his latest innovation, the solar rooftop with glass tiles. An outstanding solution that is set to disrupt both the energy and the construction industries. Elon represents a type of digital transformation leader that I call 'the chief disruptor' in my new book. Last month, as I prepared some quizzes on the different types of digital transformation leaders I defined in my book The Digital Transformation Success Formula, I thought about Elon for a little while. I expected another innovation from him somewhere next year. But, he was faster. Fast and faster, that's the speed at which digital transformation is going and you don't want to be left behind.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

How to Not Lose Your Shirt while Leading Digital Transformation
linkedin
September 12, 2016
The digital era is the time for inspiring and impactful leaders. We are no longer in a time where only the top manager commands, and everyone obeys or follows regardless anymore. Therefore your organization expects you to inspire them and make a positive impact in their organization and their future. Otherwise, you may quickly lose your shirt and more in this volatile market.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

How to not lose your shirt while leading digital transformation
Digital Transformation Leaders' Blog
September 10, 2016
For Digital Transformation Leaders who want to live up to the highest expectations, here are 10 rules to act on so that you can succeed in your mission.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Management

Change Management Versus Digital Transformation Demystified
linkedin
September 02, 2016
A recurrent question I receive is about what the difference between Change Management and Digital Transformation is. The simplest answer I provide is that Change Management is one part of Digital Transformation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management, Change Management

Part 3 - Why CXOs Must Shift from Change to Transformation in 2016
linkedin
March 24, 2016
Businesses and organizations must shift from change to transformation ASAP because most of our previous business and technology processes are already or will soon be obsolete.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management

Part 2 - Why CXOs Must Shift from Change to Transformation in 2016
linkedin
February 16, 2016
Today, some businesses and organizations may think that they are not technology leaders and decide to postpone the implementation of a digital transformation. Such a wrong decision is based on a poor understanding of the power and value of the digital transformation. Digital transformation is not about technology only but about the vision of the business.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Cost Cutting is Expensive While Effectiveness is Free and Rewarding
linkedin
February 04, 2016
Heather let go of the door handle as she walked out of her superior’s office, confused and in disbelief. She took a deep breath as if to renew her strength, and she let sink in what was just asked of her. She was asked to submit her plan to reduce by 20% her department’s budget and still deliver the department’s services and ongoing projects for the year.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management

Change Implementation Disillusion; or the Audacity of Change?
linkedin
January 30, 2016
Just one year ago, I contacted a CIO and proposed my training and coaching service for a large change project that they would implement internationally, with a budget of nearly a billion of euros.
Just for clarity, I’ll name the CIO “Collins”.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

2 Books
The Digital Transformation Leader's Agenda 2019
Vervanté
December 12, 2018
The Digital Transformation Leader’s Agenda 2019 is an insightful and effective roadmap for the achiever. If you are an achiever, this personal and business achievement planner is what you need for a prosperous 2019.

Strategic planning quarterly, monthly and weekly, daily overview, inspirational and motivational quotes throughout, and self-accountability with regular debriefing will help you turn your 2019 goals into reality soon.

More than a planner, this 301 pages agenda is a roadmap for your success. It takes into account the latest evolution in brain science to help you form new habits, develop a positive and stronger mindset, practice uplifting self-care routines, become more innovative and be in control, regardless of changes and disruptions in the digital world. You will be the disruptor and not the disrupted.

The Digital Transformation Leader’s Agenda 2019 is a roadmap for sustainable transformation and achieving personal and professional success.
Free complementary support online on www.digitaltransformationleaders.com will motivate you to stay on track and achieve more.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, HR, Leadership

The Digital Transformation Success Formula
Self-publish
November 21, 2016
The Digital Transformation Success Formula by M. Nadia Vincent, is a practical guide for leaders such as CIOs, IT managers, business executives and digital transformation leaders alike as they implement digital transformation in their organizations or businesses. The Digital Transformation Success Formula is about:

1. Creative transformative vision-development for sustainable organizations and businesses.
2. Facilitating self-transformation for leaders so they inspire individual transformations in their organizations.
3. Creating environments that are efficient and promote business innovation and disruption.
4. Empowering leaders with a progressive mindset that embraces change so that they make better personal, business and digital choices.
5. Guiding leaders with practical digital technology insights and business approaches.
6. Digitally enabling organizations for faster deliveries and increased business performance.
7. Reducing risks in the implementation of digital transformation.
8. Increasing employee engagement so that organizations are strengthened in the digital market.
9. Doing business in the digital age with confidence.
10. Converting digital transformation and innovation into a lucrative investment for increased ROI.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership

1 Speaking Engagement
Leading Sustainable Digital Transformation
Video
November 26, 2019
Will your organization survive the upcoming digital tsunami? Find out more.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

1 Webinar
How I delivered 16 change and digital transformation projects in < 2 years
Self-publish
November 13, 2018
What I covered in this webinar...

1. The reality of most change and digital transformation projects today, and the skills and abilities that every project manager must develop in order to succeed in the digital age.?????

2. How to counter the resistance when the change is perceived as a cost, negative disruption only, or a threat for jobs.

3. How to make a difference when you lack management's support and struggling for resources and attention.?????????????

4. What you must prepare before ever approaching the boardroom, if you want to be taken seriously.?????

5. How to bring vision and hope to desperate situations and lead, engage teams to turn the vision into reality without loosing your sanity.??????

6. How to know if you are assigned to a project as a scapegoat and what to do.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Management

1 Webinar
CRITICAL INFO ABOUT THE 2ND MACHINE AGE FOR EXECUTIVES
Genndi.com
November 25, 2019
CRITICAL INFO ABOUT THE 2ND MACHINE AGE FOR EXECUTIVES
Solutions to the Challenges that Keep Today's Executives Up at Night.
Marie Nadia Vincent
Schedule
Watch yesterday's replay now
Monday, 25 November 2019, at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 26 November 2019, at 12:00 AM

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

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Digital Transformation Implementation and Leadership

Location: Virtual and onsite, global    Date Available: December 10th, 2018    Fees: TBD

Submission Date: November 24th, 2018    Service Type: Service Offered

If your organization is implementing digital transformation and experiencing one or more of the followings:
1. Delayed projects
2. Failing projects
3. Employee disengagement
4. Resistance to change
5. Digital transformation leadership challenges
6. Business and technology alignment challenges
7. Lack of digital transformation leadership or change management skills

then I am the expert you need. I help rescue and deliver delayed and failing projects; align business and IT, increase employee engagement and create transformation synergy. Through a strategic and proven process, I help create hunger for transformation, thus eliminating resistance to change and unleashing innovation potentials for the transformation.

Furthermore, leaders can learn practical digital transformation leadership skills on my online course platform www.digitaltransformationleaders.com.

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