Pearl Zhu
A Digital Visionary!

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About Me


My Background

 Pearl Zhu is an innovative “Corporate Global Executive” with more than 21 years of technical and business working experience in strategic planning, Information Technology, software development, ecommerce and international trading, etc. 

Pearl is the author of the “Digital Master” book series (27+ books) and the "Future of CIO" (5500+ blogposting).  Pearl also publishes high-professional articles on CIO.COM, INNOVATIONMANAGEMENT.SE, etc. periodically

“Digital Master” Book Series

My Books

Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (27+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” 

The featured books include  “100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone's Playbook to Unlock Creativity” “CIO Master – Unleash the Digital Potential of IT,” and “Digitizing Boardroom - The Multifaceted Aspects of Digital Ready Boards,” etc.  

CIO Leadership

My Blogs


The "Future of CIO" blog has reached the 5500+ posting milestones and 2,800, 000 + views from the worldwide audience. It covers more than 59+ hot IT and management subjects such as  innovation, future of IT,  digital transformation, etc. 

Leadership is complex yet simple. Although it has many facets, at its core, the foundation of leadership is based on authenticity. Every digital leader should ask themselves three fundamental questions: Why do you want to lead?  Which gaps  can you bridge? How to lead effectively? Digital leaders need to build their unique leadership portfolio, and make continuous leadership influence. 

My Recently Published Articles

The CIO's Innovation Agenda

Innovation, Creativity, IT Innovation

CIOs need to be more well-rounded than simply wearing the mantle of "logical" or "creative." They should be good at both, and dedicated to developing a comprehensive innovation agenda.

IT Digital Maturity

IT management, business maturity, innovation

Gauging IT success is about triangulating value from different lenses and peeling through IT digital maturity from a variety of angles.

CIO Reflection & Resolution

CIO Leadership, reflection, resolution

IT becomes one of the most critical factors of the business’s long-term success. IT reflection shouldn’t be too shallow, IT resolution shouldn’t be too empty and setting metrics shouldn’t be a too much inward focus.

Innovation Factors

innovation, element, creativity

Innovation is what leads to differentiation. There need to be both “hard” and “soft,” visible and invisible forces to drive the success of innovation management.

The Perspectives of Innovators

Innovation, innovator, creativity, creative

Innovators are among us and within us, spot them by how they think and do things differently.

Innovation Blues

Innovation, pitfall, barrier, blue

The key to innovation success is simple—innovation is nothing without exploration and exploitation.

My Recently Published Articles

Digital IT Change Management

change, IT management, digitalization

Digital organizations are the living things with the ability to continually change as the world changes and evolves with an intersecting and interacting business ecosystem seamlessly.

Digital Prinicples

innovation, IT innovation, digitalization

It’s important to set core principles for building and nurturing an environment in the organization where curiosity is encouraged, and creative thinking is rewarded.

The Portraits of Digital CIOs

digital IT leadership, CIO leadership, CIO Porttraint

The digital CIO as the top leadership role must have a strategic mindset, unique personality, interdisciplinary knowledge, and a clear idea of what needs to be done,

Digital Pitfalls

digitalization, digital transformation, leadership

Digital transformation is worth its weight because of its high impact on optimizing business performance, unleashing collective potential and driving the business’s long-term prosperity.

The Profiles of Innovators

innovation, creativity, innovator

Organizations need to invest in the cultivation of capacity for innovation and recognize innovators with varying talent and strengths.

Innovation is about the future, without it, you lose sight of tomorrow. 

Different Types of Innovation

innovation, creativity

Innovation must become your business routine and corporate culture to renew creative energy. Digital innovation has a broader spectrum and the hybrid nature. It comes in the variety of flavors and there are many opportunities in an enterprise to taste it. 


The "Digital Master" Book Series Slideshow