Conference Chair: David Chan, Cass Business School.
As a result of the growing number and variety of connected devices, the day is fast approaching when most work, play and commerce will have a digital dimension. So the time has come for those organisations willing to take advantage of technology to add a digital dimension to customer experiences, and enhance engagement across any device. They can also turn the data generated by these devices into meaningful insights and quickly and effectively use this data for competitive advantage. The ability to master this feedback will be a key differentiator in enabling enterprises on the digital transformation journey, to reshape and gain a leading market position.
To support the enterprise’s transformation, organisations will need to develop agile and innovative capabilities as well as further industrialising IT by exploiting emerging cloud services, automation and building on the foundation of established methods, processes and services.
The thought leaders, experts and speakers at this event will provide valuable insights into how an organisation approaches and manages a complex and transformative project like digital transformation. Including the key question of how to remain focused on balancing cost and value.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
David Chan, Cass Business School
Businesses have always made changes. This may be as a result of changes in the marketplace or changes in capabilities. Such transformation is well understood as are the techniques to manage such changes. However, Digital presents a different set of challenges that traditional approaches to transformation cannot address. This session will show how Digital Transformation is different and explores the implication for leadership teams. This session sets a context for the subsequent sessions from practitioners.
Dragan Pendic´, Chief Security Architect, Diageo
In this session we will explore what are the essential steps required to bring a traditional business on the road of a digital business transformation. We will address the following:
John Clapham, Independent trainer and coach
When transformation is in progress everyone has an opinion; on what should be created, how it should be built, and even whether it should exist at all. The delivery team and it’s sponsors are inundated with information, some helpful, some otherwise. So how do you filter the signal from the noise, and deliver transformative projects with positive, sustainable, outcomes? Drawing on experience delivering Government Digital projects and change in enterprise, this talk looks at how to find the requirements that really matter, and bring change to support them.
Stephen Moffitt, Plus or Minus Seven
This talk looks at a strategic question at the heart of digital transformation; what I jokingly call the ‘appetite for destruction’. Drawing a number of case studies across the private and public sectors, I will identify the various types of responses to the realisation that the logical end of digital transformation is the reinvention of the business and how these responses shape the success or failure of their digital transformation. From this, I will conclude with recommendations on how to frame digital transformation strategically in order to improve its likelihood of success.
Rainer Heinold, VP Technology and Services, ASERVO Software GmbH
Digital Transformation is affecting today’s enterprises: software and software features in products are becoming the key differentiator and driver for innovation. However this comes with a risk and a potential high price when losing control over the Governance. This is due to the disruptiveness of agile software development which leads to a cultural change in the entire organization – which means more changes, more frequent releases, more dependencies in the application stack. The presentation will touch on various aspects of governance during the lifecycle of applications, and what needs to be done to avoid governance and security flaws.
Tim Andrew, Commercial Director and co-founder, Localz
The ability to determine the location of someone or something in the real world, in real time is at the heart of being able to connect experiences seamlessly across multiple digital and physical channels. We’ll look at some of the experiences now being implemented by innovative retailers, logistics and financial services companies that are made possible when you can manage location at massive scale.
Mike Shaw, Director of Strategic Marketing, HP Software
Digitization is disrupting industries. Uber and travel. Spotify and music. NetFlix and YouTube and video. Airbnb and hospitality. Amazon Prime and shopping. The disruption of retail banking is starting. As is the disruption of health, of the home and of manufacturing.
The great news it that all of these digital disruptions are software-fueled : it is software that is providing the innovation and the disruption.
But who is creating these software applications? Is it central IT or is it the business?
This session will look at digitization and how central IT can play its part in the disruption that it is causing.
Michele Nati, PhD, Privacy and Trust Technical Leader at Digital Catapult
Personal data, often collected from location-based services, can be used to create huge benefits for the individual, society and the economy. Today, many people are reluctant to share their personal data, often for good reasons. Even when they do want to share their data, it is hard to liberate it from one organisation and pass it to another. The presentation will focus on how Digital Catapult, acting in its role as a neutral convener, is bringing together efforts from government departments, major corporations and small businesses, in order to prove the value of personal data sharing.
Josh Jost is an expert in employee diversity and engagement
A recent study by HBR found that the top concern of CEOs in 2015 is people management.The problem is that, for many, corporate culture is an abstract concept which makes it difficult to grasp. Without a clear culture model, organisations often end up falling into the ‘happiness’ trap, making culture more about self-interest than creating shared value and driving success.During this mind-blowing talk, Josh will demystify the culture game by sharing:
John Jackson, CIO, Camden Council and Digital Strategy Lead