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Digital Disruption - Is it business as usual?

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Barclays Investment Bank

5 North Colonnade

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This will NOT be another Digital event about a technology overhaul with the coming of robots and the ‘Uberfication’ of everything.

NO, at this event, with the help of Professor Julian Birkinshaw, one of the world’s foremost experts of digitisation and change, we want to explore whether digital ‘disruption’ is just another organisational issue or business change that needs to be managed. We want to challenge the hype about this topic and suggest that technology is a means of transforming, not an end in itself. Think about it, by its very nature a digital transformation has no firm endpoint; as an organisation nears its future vision the process keeps evolving: is it just ongoing change?

We will be proposing that disruption can take many years – the digital camera was invented in the 1970s but Kodak did not enter bankruptcy until 2011. Digital change like any other change should focus on setting a clear goal for the future with customers and employees continuing to be central to everything. As we are now discovering, Cyber security, smarter cities and enhancing Customer experience is about human behaviours not just technology.

Hosted by Barclays in Canary Wharf, we will have speakers from:

  • AXELOS RESILIA – Cyber resilience, people and behaviours – Nick Wilding, General Manager, Cyber Resilience.
  • Barclays – (Empathy and Customer Experience) – Speaker TBC.
  • KPMG – AI and Robotics – Shamus Rae, Partner, Head of Innovation and Investments.
  • PLAY Consulting – Gamification – Marcus Thornley, Founder.
  • Siemens – Smart Cities – Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development.

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School and ranked 43rd in the 2015 Thinkers 50
list
of the top global management thinkers. Julian will share the latest insights into digital transformation, strategic agility and innovation and contest some of the ‘myths of disruption’.
He is the author of thirteen books, including Fast/Forward, published this year, Becoming a Better Boss, Reinventing Management and Giant Steps in Management, and over ninety articles in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review.

The event will close with networking drinks and canapés.

What is digitalisation?

Digitalisation is the integration of digital technologies into everyday life through automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0 (automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies) Big Data, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Virtual Reality (VR) and the opportunities are extensive. Benefits include increased speed of service, reduced environmental impact, global connectivity, more efficient processes and simplified everyday life all of which can result in higher levels of customer and colleague engagement if managed effectively.

At the same time, digitalisation presents us with many new challenges. Sustainable progress requires capable, and careful, handling of concerns relating to privacy, security, energy consumption, human experience and authenticity, as well as transitional concerns around the psychological impact, future workforce trends and potential skill gaps. The news is littered with examples of what happens when we do not manage digitalisation well.

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Barclays Investment Bank

5 North Colonnade

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