Aug 20, 2020

How has COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation?

Technology
Kayleigh Shooter
2 min
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The COVID-19 pandemic has fast tracked many company’s digital transformations, we take a look at why this is...

Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new (or even to modify existing) business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital transformation and having a digital strategy in place.

The world has changed in ways that have never been seen before in recent months, and businesses need to change with it to avoid being left in the dust.The pandemic has allowed for the wide adoption of all things digital, from video conferencing software such as Zoom and Microsoft teams to entirely new, innovative platforms. The way that people and businesses have reacted to the “new normal” has meant that they are entering a digital transformation up to five years before they would have before the pandemic.

The pace of digital transformation and the technology industry was already fast, now factoring in a pandemic, the industry is changing in a way we have never seen before, from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence to combat the virus to providing the healthcare industry with the most in depth and detailed medical tools.

The main catalyst to recent digital transformations is the adoption of remote working, new and innovative technologies have been developed which could allow for many companies to allow remote working far into the future. It has been found that 80% of large technology corporations are more likely to allow employees to work remotely in the future.

McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, has highlighted the need for businesses to have a digital strategy to prepare for situations like this and to also help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. McKinsey suggests four key areas of focus to become agile, the four key areas are; to innovate entirely new digital offerings, deploying design thinking and technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) at scale across your business, and doing all of this “at pace” through acquisitions. The global consulting company says that it is imperative to reinvent your business at its core. The way to do this is through making changes to; Supply chain transparency and flexibility, data security and finally remote workforces and automation.

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Jul 30, 2021

The Ultimate Enterprise Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event

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AI
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3 min
New speakers announced for Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

Do you want to build high-level relationships, gain insider knowledge and leave with the tools you need to drive effective digital transformation within your business? Then you don’t want to miss out on the must-attend hybrid event of 2021 for leaders in forward-thinking enterprises.

At Technology, AI, and Cyber Live, you will be able to hear and engage with C-Level executives at Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Capgemini, and more.

Order your tickets now to take advantage of our limited-time Early Bird offer. 

 

How can you attend?

 

In the post-Covid era, not everybody wants to travel for events. So Technology & AI will be completely hybrid. That means you can attend the event in person or virtually, with no disadvantages to people who don’t make the trip to the Tobacco Dock.

In-person

Technology and AI Live is happening in the Tobacco Dock in London, a ten-minute walk from Tower Bridge. For more information on the location, click here

Virtually

There’s no need to worry about missing out if you choose not to attend in person. You can still absorb all the information, interact with other attendees and enjoy the conference experience on our virtual platform. 

There will be live feeds from all of the stages (also available on-demand after the event) as well as virtual networking areas. So not being able to travel is no reason to miss your chance to gather with the industry.

 

 

New Speakers

 

Sunil Ramakrishnan

Vice President at CGI

Sunil has over 20 years of experience in consulting and helping energy and oil and gas clients transform into digital and sustainability leaders. He has also helped organisations across the energy, oil and gas, chemicals, renewables, and manufacturing industries realise business value from their investments using cloud, artificial/augmented intelligence, data science, internet of things, industry 4.0, robotic process automation, cybersecurity, and hyper-automation.

He has substantial experience in the information technology industry gained working at IBM Global Business Services, KPMG Management Consulting, Sapient, and Infosys. 

 

Lauren Barrett Knausenberger 

Chief Information Officer at Department of the Air Force

Lauren Barrett Knausenberger is the Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force, including the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. She leads two directorates and supports 20,000 cyber operations, and supports personnel around the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. 

She provides oversight of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio, including the Information Technology investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, Enterprise policies, information resources management, IT innovation initiatives, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. 

 

Keri Gilder

CEO at Colt Technology Services

Appointed CEO in May 2020, Keri is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy, which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity. Before becoming CEO, Keri was Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing. Passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity, she also leads Colt’s Diversity Council to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work. We look forward to hearing her insights. 

Order now to make the most of our early-bird offer. Ticket prices increase over 50% soon! For tickets and information, head over to our event site.

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