Digital Transformation

Digital Twin of an Organization - A Next Generation transformation solution

Holocentric CEO Bruce Nixon reflects on the new technologies that have arrived and our partnership with the University of Melbourne to deliver a true Digital Twin of an Organization.

The Next Generation of transformation solutions has arrived. New technologies and approaches can increase success rates, lower transformation costs and ensure sustained benefits.

Don’t begin your journey without knowing your starting point – Discover your current situation

Would you start a journey without knowing your destination? Most of us are familiar with the scene from Alice in Wonderland where Alice asked “Which road do I take?” to which the Cheshire Cat responded “Where do you want to go?” When Alice answered “I don’t know”, the cat advised “Then it doesn’t matter”.

Most transformation projects attempt to clarify the expected outcomes of an initiative, yet they do not necessarily have a good understanding of the current situation. Would you commence a journey without knowing where your starting point? How could you possibly know the correct path to the destination unless you know where you are now? There needs to be much greater clarity on what your current situation is to undertake an effective transformation.

The Year of the Digital Twin

I run the risk of the over-use of the word digital which seems to be the topic of much research and marketing spin, and yet is prevalent in the strategy of most organisations. Whether this is digital transformation or digital disruption, technology is affecting most industries on a scale never seen before.

Change is big. At Holocentric, we aim to help you undertake change more effectively and at lower risk. 2018 will see the introduction to a new range of solutions that move further into the operating space, commencing with the implementation of change initiatives. We are accustomed to understanding complexity and will continue to offer solutions that aim to reduce complexity and deal with the many details that change initiatives entail.

How to Survive in a Disruptive Industry

Our CEO, Bruce Nixon, spoke to Australian Anthill about how businesses can survive in a Disruption Industry.


Organisations are grappling with greater levels of disruption across multiple industry sectors than ever seen before.

"Burying your head in the sand at the onslaught of constant disruption can have dire consequences on your organisation. It’s time to get real and embrace disruption, because it’s here to stay."

But it’s not as gloomy as you might think. In fact, your organisation could even benefit from disruption if you use the push as motivation for change.

We all admire the great disrupters. Tech startups like Uber, Airb&b and Amazon have revolutionised the way consumers consume. But we can’t shy away from the fact that these industry revolutionaries have also caused the financial collapse of entire businesses trying to compete in these respective industries.

Read the Full Article at Australian Anthill

Digitising one of Australia’s largest transportation providers

Mobile enterprise applications have changed the way we connect and work. Now, we’re working from home, closely with a client onsite or expanding our geographic footprint by venturing out to seek new business opportunities.

The adoption of mobile has not only benefited those traditionally tied to desks, but also ‘Deskless Workers’ performing physical or deskless work daily, making up 80% of the world’s workforce*. Technology has enhanced productivity by digitising manual and document-based processes. Shaping a new and growing mobile workforce, enterprise mobility is now not only beneficial but core to operations, essential in driving productivity and delivering business outcomes.

The Business Management System has guided numerous organisations towards business excellence. Currently, we are working closely with a major Australian transportation provider, implementing a BMS to help transform their business into a mobile enterprise.

The digitisation of this largely traditional organisation has made it easier to cater to over 10,000 employees. Business content is now scalable and has been set up for quick and easy distribution. This is crucial as it will be accessed by a multitude of users ranging from managers and employees to contractors, consultants and auditors. Being device-agnostic, the BMS is a single source of truth providing employees with policies, processes, standards, procedures and supporting documentation to improve the way they work.

Connecting personnel with content, the BMS helps employees find the right information and procedures to immediately address incidents while working away from the station office. This is a significant improvement from the traditional method which involved searching through hundreds of pages of manuals in order to find the correct process or procedure. With direct access, employees can now act in a timely and accurate manner to minimise service disruptions while maintaining employee and passenger safety. 

Built for continuous improvement, the BMS will support this major Australian transportation provider, uniting the workforce in building a stronger network to service its passengers. 

*GP Bullhound Technology Predictions, Jan 2016