Digital is everywhere. It's a word that can't be avoided, and often is misunderstood. Digital, or if you prefer digital transformation, is less about technology, and more about embracing the strategic business transformations these new digital technologies make possible. The DigiCon Africa series of events is all about digital, and in this particular case who leads the transformation of the business.
The Chief Digital Officer has been thrust into this tricky role of balancing technology with innovation and ROI, driving understanding of what needs to be done and how to do it, making sure the right people come on board and not neglect the human factor when making these decisions. If the customer is at the core decision making, then technology and people are it's outer layers. How we go about this differs from business to business, and this is why we bring digital leaders together, to share their thoughts, find similarities and embrace the differences we all face.
Key topics to be discussed at Chief Digital Officer Africa:
Do you need a Chief Digital Officer: Often we hear that the Chief Digital Officer is a transitory position, that a good CDO will put themselves out of work within a few short years. But, why does the business need a Chief Digital Officer to begin with?
Everything in the Cloud: Digital transformation and the cloud go hand-in-hand, but how far along are we in our migrations? The big question is though, does everything need to be in the cloud?
Future of Work: The way we work, relate and react is changing, partly enabled by tech, partly enabled by societal changes. For the first time we will have four generations in the same workforce; do we really understand the advantages and challenges of this?
Innovation & Future Tech: What would a conference around digital transformation be without future tech, product and service innovation, and how to pick out the lemons before they become too costly.
Heavy Digital: Even though mining, manufacturing, agriculture and the like is in its infancy on the digital curve, the future of heavy industry lies in automation, simplification, improved health & safety and skills development. It's such an important topic we gave it its own stand-alone Focus Day.
Additional discussions will be had around taking agile across the business, bridging the gap between traditional and digital business, enabling digital learning capabilities, predicting ROI, digital impact on HR, cultivating a customer-centric digital-first corporate culture, automation/RPA/AI, as well as a series of case studies, technology showcases, and engrossing panels.