Disruptive technologies are closely aligned with business innovation.These disruptions are appearing at an every domain of business and commerce; the element of surprise churns the existing order and new markets are created which by pass and or replace the old. Today to survive and prosper, enterprises must (i) understand the emerging disruptive technologies and at the same time (ii) innovate and harness such technologies.
Industry disruption varies widely by sectors. It is dominant in music, books/newspapers, retail and advertising. There is however a mixture of organisations that are affected by the nature of speed of potential disruptions that will continue for a short timeframe.The potential is strong in Banking…Fintech players still have strong competition with traditional banking.Healthcare (Medtech) is progressing rapidly, but in transport and manufacturing, disruption is modest.
This one day “Awareness Conference” is designed so that you consider the various aspects before adopting new technology and methods and consider the challenges within your organization that that needs addressing.Change must be approached as a project-by-project advancement rather than suddenly and completely.
The expert practitioners and thought leaders at this conference will give help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.
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Chairman: Stephen Nelson-Smith, Principal Consultant, UNICOM
Clive Holtham, Professor of Information Management; Director; Cass Learning Laboratory, Cass Business School, City University London
The success of the incredible technology-based innovations of the 20th century has masked a major change taking place globally. Much of conventional problem-solving has been converted to contexts which are relatively predictable and machine-supported. This means that the tasks facing executives in organisations have shifted from planning and control of the everyday, to coping with the an increasingly turbulent future. This future is not simply unknown, it is in crucial respects unknowable. Those of us working in intelligence, innovation and technology therefore need as a matter of some urgency to focus on how to deal with this volatile future. This presentation draws on extensive research and development work to show how organisations, their managers and their systems need to adapt to volatility.
Jim Anning, Head of Data and Analytics at British Gas Connected Homes
Big companies have been practising “Business Intelligence” for around 150 years, but most companies have grown up dealing with small volumes of relatively meaningful data... Sales, Web visits, Resources etc…
Mobile Technology and the Internet of Things are making it cheap to collect large volumes of relatively meaningless data… temperatures, motion sensors, location, tweets etc. How do you even begin to make sense of it all?
Jim Anning heads up Data & Analytics for Connected Home, the company behind Hive. With more data from homes around the UK than any other organisation, Jim’s team of Data Scientists and Engineers build algorithms to create value from the raw data and ultimately bring intelligence to our homes.
In this talk Jim will outline the approach his team take to dealing with a multitude of tiny data points, mining those, making the data meaningful and delivering products that customers value. Along the way he’ll try and answer the question “Can Home Intelligence learn from Business Intelligence and can Business Intelligence learn from Home Intelligence?”
Stephen Nelson-Smith, Principal Consultant, UNICOM
The idea of disruptive technology has been around for over twenty years now, and has impacted dozens of industry sector. With examples as wide-ranging as digital music, wikipedia, cloud computing, and even plastics and carbon fibre, the influence and change that disruptive technologies has had cannot be understated. With every new press release, and every new conference, various technologies, products, or even just ideas are hailed as 'Disruptive Technology.
But what *is* disruptive technology? If it is a real business theory, with real insight and value, rather than a marketing term for anything new, it must be understood and applied correctly to yield its potential benefits. This session asks the questions:- What is disruptive technology, and why does it matter?
Delegates attending this session by UNICOM’s Principal Consultant Stephen Nelson-Smith will take away actionable ideas to ensure they harness the power of emerging technologies, and walk the tight rope between encouraging innovation, and opening the business up to risk.
Alan O'Herlihy, CEO and Founder at Everseen
Nowadays, innovative technologies have become the subject of many business developments focused on creating new, leading-edge values, marking the difference in the evolution of our society.
The increasing popularity of smart interconnected devices, leading to the novel concept of IoT (Internet of Things) offer the opportunity for disruptive innovations to rapidly emerge. A critical mass has been reached. Creativity and innovation now have the ripe ground of IoT (Internet of Things) to develop business opportunities and disruptive applications.
Dragan Pendić,Vice President, ex-Guardtime
To grasp the digital opportunity, incrementally improving your organisation’s IT performance and services isn’t enough. Digital business as a concept is a huge challenge to for all organisations, demanding a strategic and transformational response. The Cloud, IoT, Data Analytics and Insights have become the norm for organisations regardless of the industry, driving transformation, growth and for many of them survival in the competitive market. We will explore how Blockchain and Distributed Consensus can enable an organisation to differentiate the normal from the anomaly, generate new opportunities, facilitate creation of new services and better alignment with business objectives. We will show how Blockchain can address challenges for the entire CxO suite and provide universal capabilities across the Information Management, Protection, Privacy, Assurance and Cyber Security.
All speakers with questions from the floor
Dinis Guarda, Founder and CEO of ZTUDIUM
The Innovation Zone demonstrates an important fact, that most dynamic innovations are not a single stroke of brilliance. Koulopoulos* states that in order to deliver new and successful products companies and organisations will need a disciplined, easily-learned business process that includes an organizational process, an “incubator” that supports, nurtures and sustains the practice of turning ideas, and aspirations into breakthrough innovations to deliver final products to an audience.Individuals and big companies are in a uniquely shifting historical spot. Every business and professional is struggling to achieve branding awareness and attention. And often in community building and networking there are huge challenges to face in reaching the key interlocutors. However, in a world marked by a recent downturn or crisis, this effort to reach the right community can also be seen as an opportunity. If you reach your key audience and influencers during a period of crisis, you will reach a golden spot. This is because when the economy recovers, everyone will go after that audience, and if you already own it that gives your organisation or company a unique position and a tremendous leverage.
*A recession is an especially good time for entrepreneurs to build loyal followers,” says Thomas Koulopoulos, founder of strategic business consulting firm Delphi Group and author of The Innovation Zone: How Companies Re-Innovate for Amazing Success.
Jean Lehmann, CEO and founder, Cyber Capital HQ
Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming an issue that is relevant at every level of an organisation in both public and private sector. The technology has evolved in such a way that the barriers to entry for hackers have come down considerably, which puts additional pressure on organisations to meet their security needs and diminish the risk and impact of a cyberattack. We will look into how cybersecurity technologies are changing existing business models and why cybersecurity risk should be considered as part of an enterprise wide risk management initiative and framework. In parallel, the regulatory environment has been considerably evolving and we will look into how technology can help companies meet their security and compliance needs.