15 June, 2022 | Sydney, Australia

Capturing Value & Championing Change

Collaborate and learn with 130 Heads of Digital Transformation and CX leaders driving digitisation, efficiency and experience.

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Australia’s digital and CX leaders are in the driving seat.

Now is the time to drive a strategy and sustained agenda for successful modernisation, innovation and agility.

Our Speakers

Harness the collective intelligence of the world’s foremost thought leaders to learn best practices and be inspired.

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Paul
Cobban
Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank

Paul Cobban

Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank

About

Paul Cobban, Chief Data and Transformation Officer at DBS, has helmed the cultural, digital, and data transformation that secured for DBS the distinction of being the only bank in history to be recognised as the World’s Best Bank three years in a row – “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance (2018, 2020), “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker (2018) and “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney (2019).

Based in Singapore, Paul and his team are responsible for enabling the bank’s strategic agenda to build a strong digital foundation by driving ambitious innovation, data-driven decision making and an Agile start-up culture, anchored in excellence in customer and employee experiences.

Since 2009, Paul has led multiple bank-wide transformation programmes at DBS to drive continuous improvement through process re-engineering, Human Centered Design, Journey thinking and data analytics. With data and design thinking at the forefront, Paul set out to transform DBS to a digital platform company around a culture-based vision of becoming a 29,000-person start-up, an achievement recognised by Harvard Business Review in 2019 (Top 10 Business Transformations of the decade).

Considered one of the leading cultural transformation practitioners in the world, Paul is regularly sought after for global speaking engagements to share his experiences. He has co-authored a book on the culture of innovation (“Eat, Sleep, Innovate”) and was a finalist for the inaugural Clayton M. Christensen award for the best article in innovation published in Harvard Business Review. Paul currently chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Future-Enabled Skills Work Group, is on the board of EFMA, and is an IBF Fellow. He also sits on the FinTech Advisory council for the Institute of International Finance (IIF). For the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Paul is also Co-Chair of the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA), IMDA’s SkillsFuture initiative.

Peter
Weill
Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. Weill joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).

MIT CISR is funded by approximately 100 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from Information Technology (IT). As chair, Weill focuses on globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Weill as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic. In Dec 2019, his 2015 MIT SMR article Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Era was recognized as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitization issues with the Executive Committees and Boards of more than 40 companies globally. He conducts workshops for key conferences, including the CEO Summits for Microsoft, IBM, and SAP, and the International Monetary Conference.

Aparna
Sundararajan
Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

Matt
Boon
Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

Connecting the Region’s
Top Digital Leaders

Digital Edge is an invitation-only conference that brings together digital transformation leaders from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

Digital Edge gathers leading data and technology stakeholders for an interactive day.

Hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s top digital transformation leaders, and learn the next steps from others on similar journeys.

With complete health and safety compliance, we are finally able to meet again face-to-face to share war stories, validate and compare lockdown and distributed workforce strategies.

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Why you should be here

Peer Introductions

Increase your own ability via a network of trusted connections by meeting with expert stakeholders and calibre peers. Every delegate must qualify to join the community.

Personalised Agenda

Self select your path through your choice of keynotes, panels, roundtables and workshops, perfectly aligning our content with your tactical and strategic needs.

Practical Insights

Global speakers ahead of you on the journey equip you with their learned experience, giving you the competence and tools you need.

Debating Critical Themes

01 DBS Bank Case Study: Data driven Agility

Chief Transformation Officer veteran Paul Cobban on the bank’s strong digital foundation which drove ambitious innovation, data-driven decision making and an Agile start-up culture, anchored in excellence in CX and EX.

02 Measuring Value & Financing Transformation

After years of transformation and millions spent, the board and finance want value proven on the spend. What metrics for soft skills like collaboration, CX, EX, operational efficiency and value from ecosystems?

03 Dashboard your Transformation Value with MIT

How much ‘digital value’ do companies create, and vitally how much do they capture? How to track progress? MIT’s Peter Weill gives the framework.

04 Building the High-Performance Team to Champion Change

Facing our worst ever talent shortage, upskilling and retention is critical. How to find, lead and keep top performers? How to have each communicate and champion change and digital fitness across the organisational silos?

05 The Business Case for Emerging Tech

Latest Australian examples of AI, Machine learning, Automation, Blockchain and real Data-driven operations from Australia. Where to start and lessons learned.

06 Designing the Future of Work and the Hybrid Workplace

Exploring the emerging role of the Digital HQ and how to facilitate transparent and easy ways to collaborate whilst fostering culture in a digital-first working environment.

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