India, Nov. 20 -- Google, Amazon and other big technology companies may have blazed the digitization trail, but the steady stream of companies that have followed have shown that enterprises must go down this trail in order to stay relevant in the future. That holds true whether you are a 5-year-old company or a nearly 150-year-old company.

Consumer products company Kimberly-Clark is on the older side of that span. Founded in 1872, the company is known for mostly paper-based products, including Kleenex facial tissues, Scott toilet paper, and Huggies disposable diapers. How do you shift a company like this one, with a total of about 43,000 employees, to a digital culture?

Suja Chandrasekaran joined the company as CIO in May 2016 to tackle...