This event is co-located with: Agile Methods: The Business Evolution
As a result of the growing number and variety of connected devices, it is now evident that most work, play and commerce has 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. Find out how drive digital innovation across your organisation, how to adapt, engage, disrupt and survive.
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We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Digital Technology and its applications.
We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” -are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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Margarete McGrath, Chief Digital Officer for Dell EMC Enterprise
Digital leadership requires a bold approach to leadership. Many leading organisations have struggled to really transform how to become leading digital businesses. Many are still struggling with digital front ends but antiquated analog middle and back office structures and decaying work practices. Some enlightened businesses who are not disruptors but have a legacy infrastructure and aging workforce are trying new and novel ways to transform their culture to embrace the digital age.
This session will touch on some of the highlights and low lights experienced by leading businesses and how they have responded to become leaders in a digital age.
Allan Kelley, Software Strategy Ltd
♦ Today's growth businesses are Digital. And in Digital things chance fast, technology, competitors, markets and even capabilities.
♦ How are businesses to respond? And how can digital business structure itself for efficient operations?
♦ Fortunately there is a template from which to learn: Agile.
Round Table sessions are discussion groups held jointly with the two co-located events - Adopting New Technologies for Digital Transformation and Agile Methods: The Business Evolution. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to digital transformation and the business evolution with Agile.
Does Agile produce more value than waterfall (and how do you measure it)?
Steve Kitching, Managing Director of DCG UK
Agile Clinic: Your chance to ask about any problems you have with adopting Agile
Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd
Robotic Process Automation.
Jonathon Wright, CTO & Co-Founder, Digital Assured
Stefan Lucas, FinTech Digital Executive, investor, mentor and lecturer
♦ Re-writing FinTech
♦ Transforming Ecosystems
♦ DLT Beyond FinTech
Jonathon Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Assured
In the digital reality, technology is no longer just the enabler and it is what it is to be human, the ability to continuously learn and evolve. The approaches and techniques that worked yesterday, may no longer be the optimum approach for the future. Historically, human processes have been based on linear, sequential activities highly suitable to be replaced by digital engineering practices such as Intelligent Process Automation (IPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL). However, robots are no longer mimicking human behaviours, but far surpassing our greatest expectations, traditional hardware and software are now becoming independent selfaware intelligent entities as they continue to journey towards the Singularity.
Organisations are investing in adopting cognitive services, these intelligent algorithms to understand and interpret your business needs through natural languages are help drive omni-channel delivery that are extremely responsive to customer sentiment. Blurring the boundaries with Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) and Enterprise Bots adoption becoming ever more prevalent and resilient in the face of unpredictable failure modes, whilst still being able to process huge amounts of unstructured data, embarking onto this third wave of artificial intelligence and the art of abstract thinking.
Rooven Pakkiri, People Analytics and Social KM Consultant
From Driverless cars to Drones and 3D Printing – we are in the age of Exponential Change. With five generations in work to digital transformation and the rise of the gig economy – the nature of work and the workplace is approaching a disruptive peak. (In this talk we will see how) The ability to understand Human Capital and harness it in radical and creative ways has become a business imperative.
Hiten Khambhadia, Head of Technology for Banking and Insurance in Europe, TCS, Amsterdam
The likes of Uber and Airbnb have been able to successfully disrupt the market with platform setup. This session touches upon the fundamentals of platform thinking with some examples/concepts from industry.
The key take away for the audience is the understanding of key considerations in platform thinking.
Steven ten Napel, CEO, coMakeIT, Netherlands
Handling disruption and technology transformation is a difficult exercise, in any circumstances. When this transformation also calls for a fundamental redesign of existing solutions with new architectural paradigms, and from a data-centric perspective, it becomes even more challenging. This presentation will cover:
♦ How to transform to data driven and data centric architectures
♦ Safeguarding existing technology investments
♦ What does it mean from Data breach perspective
Ian Molyneaux , Senior Performance Architect, Infuse
Digital transformation adoption is everywhere however can you be sure that your transformed applications will continue to scale and perform? This short talk looks at common performance pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Neil Walker, Chief Architect, Mastek
At Mastek we believe that digital is not just a descriptor of the solution that we build, but also a description of the way in which we work. We recently developed a concept for using new digital channels in social care, an user base not typically defined as being technology savvy. In addressing this, we came to the conclusion that digital is all about removing barriers in human interactions.
Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist, & Internet of Things Evangelist, SAP
Digital Transformation, the Internet of Things and associated technologies (blockchain, machine learning, edge computing, etc.) are the latest hotness. Organisations are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors, or some young start-up completely disrupts them.
Right now these digital innovation systems are, roughly speaking at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1996. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? What is coming down the line, and how will these changes affect my organisation, my wallet, and the planet?
Join Tom Raftery in this year’s Digital Transformation event as he unpacks what the Future of Digitisation is going to bring us.
Marcin Kierdelewicz, Founder @BIAMI.IO - Business Process Automation Framework
During this session, you will learn important steps and KPIs in your digital transformation journey. We will make you familiar with a framework to design, automate and improve your business processes to deliver digital services platform.
Stefan Lucas, FinTech Digital Executive, investor, mentor and lecturer
♦ Digital Marketing channel strategy
♦ Branding in the Digital Age
♦ Building an Acquisition Engine - automation & optimisation