Is much more than technology
Digital is a very misunderstood term. In many respects, it has been misappropriated. Originally it related to digital technologies, aka IT. It then morphed into a term related to web-based customer and supplier channels. And finally it become conflated with business transformation.
Thus many leaders believe that in respect of future-proofing their organisation, they simply need to sprinkle it with AI, blockchain, IoT etc. Such an ‘IT makeover’ is not enough to survive the uncertainty that lies ahead.
It is better to think of digital as the era we are entering as we leave the industrial age. Thus leaders need to transform their organisations to thrive in this emerging digital age. Technology will increasingly shape this new era, but so will political, socioeconomic and a whole host of other macro-environmental forces.
Sample subthemes to explore include:
- What does digital transformation entail in practice?
- What emphasis should organisations put on the customer, supplier and talent digital experience?
- What role does data?
- Does your organisation need a Chief Digital Officer?
- How do you resolve the Human vs technology challenge?
Some of my clients…
What they are saying…
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.