The Digital Transformist Podcast

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Welcome to The Digital Transformist, where we empower CEOs to lead their companies through digital transformation with confidence and clarity. If you’re a CEO of a midsize company between $100 million and $250 million in revenue or have those companies in your portfolio, and your goal is to create enterprise scale and exit, this podcast is your essential guide to leveraging technology for growth.

Join us each week as we dive deep into the world of digital transformation, focusing on non-tech-enabled industries like manufacturing, construction, and distribution. 

We also extend our expertise to private equity and M&A firms, providing actionable strategies to drive digital excellence across investments, optimizing for both growth and exit.

Whether you’re already on the path to digital success or facing obstacles in your journey, our interviews with CEOs provide valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiring stories.

Discover how successful leaders are removing friction from their businesses, implementing innovative solutions, and driving tangible results. From overcoming challenges to seizing opportunities, The Digital Transformist offers actionable strategies for every stage of your digital transformation journey.

If you’re a CEO seeking to navigate the complexities of technology-driven growth, this podcast is your trusted companion. Tune in every Thursday to learn from industry experts, gain valuable perspectives, and accelerate your company’s transformation.

Unlock the full potential of digital transformation and become a true Digital Transformist. Subscribe now and join the movement toward a future of limitless possibilities.

Mike LaVista

Show Host

Michael LaVista is founder and CEO of Caxy Interactive, a Chicago-based software-development firm that works with fintech, insurtech, manufacturing, health care, HR tech, higher education, nonprofit, and startup companies to create outcome-based software.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has acted as strategic adviser to dozens of CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs on the development, evolution, and repair of mission-and business-critical software, so he understands those roles as well as the problems and challenges they face.

In addition to running Caxy, Michael is also a musician who plays guitar in a local band. He resides in a northern suburb of Chicago with his wife, Angela, two children, Rocco and Blaise, and their dog, Oliver.