The Center generates and disseminates knowledge that helps businesses, governments and society leverage the possibilities enabled by emerging digital technologies. 

Our Mission

To become a vital center of influence, advancing the competitiveness and productivity of business in the digital economy. 

Digital Transformation at a Crossroads

Founding Director Vijay Gurbaxani's perspective on digital transformation in 2018.

2018 Road to Reinvention Conference

R2R is the premier conference that explores critical issues senior executives must consider as they lead their company’s reinvention journey.

Faculty Director

Vijay Gurbaxani

Vijay Gurbaxani is the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science and Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the nexus of business strategy and information technology (IT). He focuses on analyzing how emerging information technologies enable business model innovation; on developing and evaluating business-driven strategies for the sourcing of information services; and on valuing IT investment. His approach is distinctive in its use of economic principles as the lens with which to analyze strategic management questions.

Advisory Board

Mike Aghajanian
President and CEO (retired)
PRTM Management Consultants

Susan Doniz

Suren Dutia
Senior Fellow
Kauffman Foundation

Allen Fazio
Chief Information Officer
The Word and Brown Companies

John Gantz
Senior Vice President

Martin Giles (Senior Industry Fellow)
Partner, Intellectual Capital
Wing Venture Capital

Shivbir Grewal
Co-Founder and Managing Member
Auctus Global Capital Group

Julie Hill
Founder and Owner
The Hill Company

Peter Hinssen (Senior Industry Fellow)
Across Technology

Donald Jones
Chief Digital Officer Scripps
Translational Science Institute
The Scripps Research Institute

Allan Lubitz
Mercury Insurance Group

Jeff Margolis
President, Margolis Enterprises
Chairman & CEO, WellTok

Vijay Parikh
Managing Principal, US & Europe
Global Catalyst Partners

Phil Potloff
Enterprise Strategist
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Kalpana Ramakrishnan

Ashwin Rangan
Chief Innovation & Information Officer

Shankar Rao
VP, Optum Technology Commercial Solutions

Rebecca Scholl
VP, Digital Innovation
Genpact Digital

Julie Sokol
SVP, Information Technology
The Irvine Company

Julie St. John
CIO & President of IT Group and
Investment Operations
The Capital Group Companies

Dawn Trautman
EVP, Life Insurance Division
Pacific Life Insurance Company

Srinivas Velamoor
McKinsey & Company

Ken Venner

Dr. Nicholas Vitalari (Senior Research Fellow)
Managing Director
Elasticity Labs

Bob Zukis
Social Inc.

Industry Fellows

Martin Giles
Senior Industry Fellow
Partner, Wing Venture Capital

Peter Hinssen
Senior Industry Fellow
Chairman, Across Technology

Executive Briefing Breakfast: The Digital Matrix

6.1.18 · 7:00 am - 9:00 am
The Beckman Center


6.18.18 · 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Events Center
  • Thinking beyond bots: How AI can drive social impact

    A few ways to think differently and integrate innovation and AI into your company's altruistic pursuits.

  • How Do Boards of Directors Lead Digital Transformation Efforts?

    Strategy Professor Margarethe Wiersema leads a panel discussion titled, “Digital Capabilities at the Top: Does your business have them?,” during the UCI Center for Digital Transformation’s 2018 Road to Reinvention Conference.

  • Digital Transformation: At a Crossroads

    “We are at a crossroads,” said Vijay Gurbaxani, founding director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) and the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science. “Technology is extraordinarily powerful and can lead to fantastic things for society and the economy. But, we have to manage the risks. It is incumbent upon every one of us to lead this change responsibly,” he stated in his opening remarks at the 2018 Road to Reinvention conference.

  • Gurbaxani Shares Insights on Digital Transformation and the Nation’s Blood Supply Chain

    Vijay Gurbaxani, director of the Center for Digital Transformation, professor of Information Systems and Taco Bell Chair at the Merage School, along with J. Rick Lemoine, from Sharp Healthcare, and Keith Strier, from Ernst and Young, and risk control expert Julian Heath shared their insight with leaders in involved in the international blood supply chain.

"This was a really outstanding event, and sets the stage for tackling a critical societal challenge – Digital Transformation.”

Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC