Tech is not enough
4IR – Don’t believe the hype
Business leaders have been sold the story that sprinkling the organisation with new technology will somehow or other future-proof it against increasing uncertainty and volatility.
Technology and data are certainly critical to innovation, which itself is key to orgnisational success. However a more nuanced approach to technology adoption is required, where the focus is on new business models, experimentation and a revised perspective on risk management. And all of this has to take place within the context of the existing operating model and the associated IT systems and data pools.
This is an opportunity for technology leaders to influence the strategic direction of the organisation, but it requires a repositioning of your role in the eyes of the leadership team.
How can I help?
My focus is to help your organisation thrive in what is an increasingly unknowable future. I refer to this organisational trait as super-resilience. Such organisations are people-centric, data-driven, innovative and are experiment-driven. This is largely at odds with the industrial era model that many organisations are clinging to. Technology is part of the solution, but again digitalisation is not enough.
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We wanted someone who would engage our leadership differently. Ade did this brilliantly. Engaging, fast paced and multifaceted. Just what was needed to shake things up a little in the last session of our conference!
We recently held a conference in Milan around “Digital” for our senior partners throughout the MED region (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Ade joined us by VC as a keynote speaker. Even by VC Ade kept the audience captive with lots of note taking and it also provoked a lot of discussion after the event. One of the most compelling keynote speakers that we have had in the MED region.
Ade understands business and IT opportunities through the lens of executives and how to present this back in a concise manner with clear takeaways.
Ade spoke at an event for around 250 of our UK & Israel Technology team. Ade has a fantastic presentation style, and it was clear in the prep calls that he was able to take our overall theme of the event and link that to his presentation. I would highly recommend Ade as a motivational speaker and thought leader.
Ade McCormack sounds a much-needed clarion call for IT to “grow up” and become a mature business function.