Do Technical Experts Manage and Lead Transformation?

NO!

Imagine a large car/automobile company.

The technical experts are fixing the cars – not running the company.

Similarly in digital transformation, most people who have an in-depth understanding of IoT, data, robotics, and cloud, etc. are the mechanics of the transformation world. They are down in the detail.

They are vital part of a transformation team, providing valuable insights to transformation managers and leaders.

But they’re not managing or leading transformation.