Practical Steps to Digital Transformation
Half-day seminar that will change the way you think about your business
Where and when?
Thursday 18th May 2017Croke Park,Dublin
Thursday 25th May 2017Maryborough Hotel,Douglas, Cork
About Agile Edge
In disruptive times, IT leaders need solutions and services that can boost the performance of legacy investments as well as support new initiatives. They need the Agile Edge, the flexibility of a new wave of digital services and cloud solutions to simultaneously drive innovation and empower what they have. In a two-part seminar about digital transformation, we start by looking at the factors affecting the extraordinary period of disruption weʼre living through. The second half will focus on enabling your business to survive and thrive what the World Economic Forum is calling The Fourth Industrial Revolution. In short, you will find out how to become a disruptor, not the disrupted.
Who should attend?
CIOs, IT Managers, Heads of Information Systems, Chief Digital Information Officers; anyone charged with migrating to cloud services, overseeing digital transformation, and the challenge of managing hybrid services that encompass legacy as well as cloud.
Managing Partner, Decode Innovation
Damian is a consultant who specialises in disruption and works with companies on both sides of the curve – established enterprises trying to maintain their leading position as well as newcomers looking to take market share. Leveraging digital technology, he says, is essential for both sides
Head of Legal, Microsoft Ireland
Rebecca is a Senior Attorney at Microsoft where she has responsibility for leading the Corporate, External and Legal Affairs work in Microsoft Ireland. Based in Dublin, she has been located in Europe since 2013, first in Munich, supporting Central and Eastern Europe, and now in Dublin.
John is the CEO and co-founder of one of Ireland’s most successful IT services companies, and has steered Ergo’s success by operating in what he describes as “constant start-up mode”. He has spun off two companies along the way and won the prestigious EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Group Technical Director, Ergo
Jimmy is a strategist and leader in Ergo, responsible for business modelling, innovation and creating strong, sharp value propositions that put the customer at the centre of every engagement. He is also the Managing Director of the Ergo Managed Services business unit.
8:00 Registration and light breakfast
8:30 Welcome and introduction
8:45 John Purdy - CEO, Ergo
Creating A Shared Vision: Business & IT
Why the alignment of the two sides of your business is more important than ever, and how advances in technology have made it more possible, more quickly.
09:15 Damian Costello - Managing Partner, Decode Innovation
Why disruption is to be welcomed rather than feared
As disruptive forces cause old business models to unravel, itʼs up to forward-looking organisations to leverage digital technology to turn what looks like a threat into an opportunity.
09.50 Rebecca Radloff - Head of Legal, Microsoft Ireland
Getting Ready for GDPR
What you need to know about the new General Data Protection Regulation and how to embed compliance into your organisation.
10:20 Coffee break
Why You Need to Change
10:45 Mapping The Journey
Digital transformation starts by understanding the business vision, the business model and mapping the journey of products and services through the business. We will show you how we create a business alignment playbook to close the gap between where you are and where you need to be through skilfully executed deployments that will help put IT at the centre of digital business transformation.
11:20 Building a platform
By building an agile platform that enables greater agility, the process of digital transformation begins to deliver tangible business benefits. In this session, we will explore the three pillars of a digital platform: responsive operations, secure and mobile collaboration, and the digital core through actionable, integrated, data-driven solutions. We also show why cloud is instrumental in the journey.
12:00 Arriving at The Agile Edge
The next stage in evolution is when organisations start to use their digital platform to leverage new and emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. The session will also show how digital transformation enables a more customer-centric organisation, one that has the capability to manage and meet customer expectations, and address compliance challenges posed by GDPR.
IT leaders from companies who are advanced on their digital transformation journeys will join the speakers to take questions from the audience
13:00 Networking buffet lunch
How to Make the Change
Hosted by Jimmy Sheahan, Group Technical Director, Ergo
Thursday 18th May
Thursday 25th May