2 day competence boot camp for 175 Digital leaders
To put you in a unique and powerful position of advantage, we start each Edge Experience with feedback on the pre-event delegate surveys, allowing you to validate your position. The early leaders in the digital economy are more profitable, exceling in their strategic use of data, in digital innovation, creating new business opportunities through platform strategies, and adapting to the changing nature of work and the workplace – where does your organisation sit?
Over the last decade or so we have seen a dramatic shift in the IT landscape. Organisations increasingly see that technology is not just a ‘nice to have’, it’s a strategic imperative with a backlog of projects that need to have been done yesterday.
This shift has meant IT departments need to rethink their role in organisations and how they operate. The truth is that most IT departments were conceived in a very different era under very different circumstances and are now often failing to respond to the needs of increasingly technology-savvy (and increasingly demanding) users.
It is time to look at how we might do things differently. What would it mean to create an IT function that genuinely empowers the people it serves? That encourages skill development and technology adoption, and guides users towards the right technology? How would we structure it, how would we operate it and what might the benefits be?
In a world where technology is increasingly pervasive and every business is turning out to be a technology business, this is a challenge that can no longer be ignored.
New technologies, business models and industries have opened opportunities for Australia to realise our potential in the new digital and globalised marketplace. For businesses to play a part in this 4th industrial revolution, they must transform digitally. How are businesses reacting to this revolution and the great opportunities it represents? ADAPT has comprehensively explored the status of Australian digital transformation and organisations’ ability to meet changing customer demands. We challenge three senior leaders with this validation data and pass their insights to you.
We have become accustomed to developing a strong customer experience model within our organisation to create a competitive advantage. Smart organisations are now looking internally to their employees to drive further innovation. Automating workflows, engaging employees, dissolving hierarchies and providing tools employees want to use are some of the ways leading Australian organisations are putting their people first – with demonstrable results.
Our keynote speaker takes you through how their IT organisation is putting people first and winning in the market.
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People transformation; the final piece of your digital transformation journey. Workplace takes delegates through the journey of understanding why you need to start thinking about how your people connect with your digital strategy else risk failure. This roundtable will be performed in the new ‘Collaborative Circle” format, so expect to learn directly from your peers around the how and why behind ‘people transformation’.
Rackspace host an interactive customer intelligence session – moderated by Matt Boon – Director Strategic Research at ADAPT
Join 20 other delegates in a closed door boardroom discussion to learn, collaborate and find out what others are doing to deliver resilient performance across secure and connected clouds.
Join senior execs from AWS and their customers to debate how to build a future ready business and modern data architecture. As new technologies and emerging competitors disrupt established industries, enterprises around the world are seeking their own Digital Transformation to keep pace. Hear about technical and non-technical changes undertaken by other large enterprises and learn tips and tricks on how you can get started with your own transformation journey. This session will include working lunch and has limited capacity to register early to ensure your place.
We are living in a world where productivity books litter the shelves in bookstores, to do list apps frequently top the iTunes charts, and the idea of getting things done (GTD) has practically become a religion. Yet with all these tools and advice, many of us feel like there are not enough hours in the day. What’s more, so many people leave work and wonder “what did I actually achieve today?”
During this highly interactive and energising presentation, Dr Amantha Imber will share with you an evidence-based approach to completely change the way you work, to enable you to do better work. She will take you through the latest research that will help you transform your work habits to ensure you get high impact, meaningful work achieved every single day.
- Understand how your current behaviour is killing your ability to do impactful work
- Learn practical strategies to turbo-charge your progress on your most important projects
- Learn how to change your work habits so they support your ability to do great work rather than hinder it.
Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy Inventium, recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 list and the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia. Amantha is the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s Hall of Fame.
We live in a world both fascinated by, and terrified of, the disruption about to be caused by digital, blockchain, big data and artificial intelligence. Yet, we don’t know that our businesses would be better off in three years if we adopted these technologies for free, today. We use client examples to discuss that the way humans work in teams, will determine if technology enables your business to survive through: Importance of having the whole organisation (including support functions) working the same way as the digital team and managing compliance/risk in an agile environment How to get executive leadership teams to adapt the strategy and business model to changes in markets and customer expectations Generating collaborative and engaging business environments at the scale required to ‘shift the dial on value’ in your business Forming cross-functional teams that prioritise their work to the most VALUABLE thing that the business can deliver right now Valuing rapid real customer testing of digital services in the market, 10 times more than prototype validation with focus groups
- What is the biggest blocker to getting new ideas into the hands of your customers quickly?
- Do your support functions (HR, marketing etc) work in a similar way to the digital team? What differences are there?
- How do you adapt your strategy and business model today to changes in markets and customer expectations?
Regarded as a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy, Ian is a regular speaker on “Big data”, broadband enabled services, and the impact of technology on society, Ian is the CEO and Chief Data Scientist of the New South Wales Data Analytics Centre. With 25 years’ experience in ICT, Ian has led organisations delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia including Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering at Nokia Siemens Networks, and Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at the CSIRO.
Australia needs to see systemic and sustainable organisational change. We need room to experiment, but there are rarely existing budget or procurement processes to allow for investment and iteration without lengthy business cases. Fact is, most new ideas and technologies (Agile, Design Thinking, DevOps) are restricted by working out how to budget to fund the initiative, how to procure.
Agile delivery and real-time systems/processes – all are impossible if existing systems & processes demand lengthy approval processes, or business cases which mean you are supposed to know everything at day one – with no room for iteration, experimenting, test/learn. You can’t map these things out ahead of time.
New ways of doing things demand new ways of budgeting, financing, procuring and corporate governance – otherwise we end up with the same problems and results that existing processes create.
As well as slowing large organisations, this has hamstrung our start-up sector where many can’t get work because of procurement walls.
Paul will debate the state of play across Australian government, start-up and corporate – what you as CIO need to do about it – and suggest new ways of doing things.
Vincent has 25 years delivering sustained shareholder value through transformational change and continuous improvement with an obsession for designing experiences, features, and solutions that truly wow customers in the context of delivering business value.
A ‘how to’ guide for:
- Facilitating executive teams to formulate compelling, achievable strategies
- Partnering with business/delivery teams to achieve breakthrough results through excellence in Innovation, Design, Lean, and Agile
- Advising business leaders on how to lead disruptive change and apply new ways of working to accelerate
- Shaping and reinforcing a culture of continuous learning and improvement
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60% of companies say it takes a year or longer to create new products, with almost one-fourth saying it takes over two years from ideation to launch.”
Speed is a skill and discipline that can be learned and ingrained in your people and organisation.
To compete in today’s market, your organisation need to prioritise speed around decision-making and getting something into the hands of customers in days and weeks, not months or years.
Speed aligns and heals internal organisational divides and team dynamics.
Speed actually minimises risk.
Join Apolinar, a global leader in delivering digital customer experience platforms and transformation programmes of work, for some real-world examples including lessons learned in the cryptocurrency and game industries, as well a frank round-table discussion with peers on how this can apply to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
SAS host an interactive customer intelligence session – moderated by Matt Boon – Director Strategic Research
Join 20 other delegates in a closed door boardroom discussion to learn, collaborate and find out what others are doing to ensure the right balance of choice and control to orchestrate an analytics journey. How can you secure optimal returns on your investments in data, talent and analytic technology?
Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.
We’re in times of exponential change, and everyone is either “transforming”, “going digital”, or discovering “new ways of working”.
Sherif is Atlassian’s most senior and long serving product manager and challenger of all things digital disruption. He is is passionate, experienced and pragmatic, as their king of digital transformation – driving a true culture of collaboration.
Having been at Atlassian for 9 years, Sherif works closely with Scott and Mike as Co-CEO’s on their digital strategy, so his experience accompanied with knowledge of their customer challenges and industry trends, will help him answer:
- What are the 8 proven hacks to improve team culture
- What 3 ways Atlassian builds trust in the workplace?
- What are we doing wrong, and what are the pragmatic actions to try, to get things right?
- What are the actions that Australia’s digital leadership can take to create the best environment for our teams to succeed?
By the time of our event, Ines will have spent two months at ANZ designing their transformation operating model and the organisation in preparation for a new kick off, as well as her annual pilgrimage to South-by-South-West conference where the creative and tech industries’ most inspired thinkers cover a wide range of compelling topics. She brings us her distilled insights from this journey.
Customer insights from one of our leading brands
At every Edge event ADAPT source and fly in a global powerhouse brand leading executive to lead our event agenda. The brand will be announced in April.
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Roundtable will expand on the theme and the importance of bringing the whole organisation along the journey with the digital teams Topics will include – Enabling the business through having support functions apply agile ways of working (e.g. marketing, HR, procurement), Getting compliance right in an agile environment and first-hand lessons from scaling agile at ING Europe and Australia
Join 20 other delegates in a closed door boardroom discussion to learn, collaborate and find out what others are doing around authentication.
Join 20 other delegates in a closed door boardroom discussion to learn, collaborate and find out what others are doing.
We have the chance to solve the seemingly impossible with science, to make life better for every single Australian.
Advances in AI will unquestionably have impacts on our society. To harness AI, we need to invest in fuelling the minds which will unleash its potential in the future. To ensure a long and prosperous future for Australian industries, we need to ensure Australia grows its pipeline of AI-literacy. For machine learning technology to work well, it needs to ‘learn’ and it is our role to help give this technology real intelligence.
Data61 is currently working on the “National AI Roadmap” which, when complete, will advise federal government policy related to artificial intelligence.
Australia must rally around bold, visionary missions, and what they mean for our industries of the future. CSIRO is at the cutting-edge of applying AI to their research – from digital agriculture to smart energy grids and safer, more efficient manufacturing. These new and emerging industries will create jobs of the future. CSIRO’s experience is that by embracing disruptive digital technologies in our own research, it has freed people to focus on things which deliver more value, and this has led to broader growth. AI, and its ability to create Society 5.0, is one we should be reaching for.
Peter Drucker is often quoted, but rarely discussed – so how can we align Culture with Business Strategy?
With Culture so often quoted as a critical element of business transformation, how do you redefine what your organisation stands for when each business silo has been on their own journey for so long?
Matt Boon is joined on stage with leaders from across the Australian business landscape, to discuss strategies for analysing and adjusting the culture of the technology department, as well as the broader business.