Archived Event

REGIONAL BRIEFING

Building the 21st Century Organization - Singapore

The world is evolving apace. The matrix of capabilities available outside is increasing. The opportunity and the necessity to exploit digital opportunities is increasing, but our businesses and government organizations are having trouble evolving. This is because we have sleepwalked into the 21st century with 20th century business models, structures, talent and infrastructure. In order to evolve and thrive in the next couple of disruptive decades, we will need to become 21st Century Executives in 21st Century Organizations. In this briefing, we will explore what it means to become a 21st Century Organization, with presentations, interactive sessions and case examples.

SPEAKERS
Dave Aron

Global Research Director
Leading Edge Forum

Dave Aron, based in the UK, is Global Research Director for Leading Edge Forum.  In this position, he guides a series of global research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other Business/ IT leaders reimagine their organizations and leadership for a tech-driven future. Dave is the author of our 2017 reports, Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit and Winning in the 21st Century - A User's Guide.

Dave’s key areas of research include digital business, strategy and new business models.  Previously, Dave spent more than 12 years at Gartner, as a Gartner Fellow, focusing on strategy and CIO leadership issues.  Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT business, and has been writing, speaking and teaching on digital business, IT strategy and other topics around the world for more than a decade.

Dave holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary College, and an MBA from London Business School.

Dave's alter ego is Mu, The 21st Century Anti-Strategist, which comprises Dave's distilled thoughts about what doesn't make sense as 20th century organizations sleepwalk into the 21st century.

Lewis Richards

Researcher
Leading Edge Forum

Lewis Richards, based in the UK, is a researcher and self-styled Digital Chef for Leading Edge Forum.  He is responsible for research into Pro-active, Haptic Sensing and bringing additional value to clients as Head of our 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme Advisory practice, enabling clients to build hands-on digital skills. 

Lewis’ most recent publications are the Technology Trends and Me video series; AI & Me,  Automation & Me and VR & Me which provide insights on today's emerging trends as we try to make sense of the world around us. Prior to this, Lewis authored the report The Field Engineer of the Future – An LEF Xperience Lab Case Study.

Lewis is a seasoned IT leader having spent 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Service and the Corporate Office of Innovation.  Lewis managed the European Innovation Centre for CSC and worked with clients and partners to showcase Next Gen technologies whilst articulating how IT can address the needs of current business problems.

In his previous post, Lewis was responsible for Global Portfolio Management for CSC's Application Business.  This role involved the management of a diverse workforce and the reengineering of the applications business, including the adoption of a globalized portfolio management process and the implementation of product and technology roadmaps.

Lewis is passionate about collaboration and the cultural changes required to enhance business functions.

Lewis has a BSc from the University of Surrey and an MBA in Technology Management from the Open University.

Glen Robinson

Emerging Technology Advisor
Leading Edge Forum

Glen Robinson, based in the UK, is an Emerging Technology Advisor for Leading Edge Forum. 

Glen’s main focus of research is leading edge Enterprise technology solutions that will power the 21st century business. He is the author of our March 2017 paper, Q1 2017 Public Cloud Adoption: Not as Much Progress as You Might Expect. The cloud has unlocked innovation that is now allowing the next wave of disruptive technology solutions to come to market, and whilst businesses are still working out how best to maximize the value from cloud services, they are now aware of ‘the Matrix’, this advanced sensing, deciding, all-seeing, global force that will be a significant threat to some.  But others will learn to understand it, to harness its power, giving them and those around them super-powers.  Put simply, we are moving into a time where our own capabilities will be augmented by that of powerful, intelligent robots.  A lot of the tasks we do today won’t exist tomorrow as they will be fully automated but also watched over and governed by advance cognitive intelligence.  The interface into this world is moving away from the screen on our device, to the world around us becoming an interactive physical and digital experience, which will be responsive to our needs.  

As consumer expectations leapt forward with the adoption of the internet, so too is it about to leap forward once more now the Matrix is upon us.  This will change the way we service our customers, deal with our employees and live and do business in the 21st century.  

AGENDA
09 Mar 2017

A chance to network.

Dave Aron, Global Research Director, Leading Edge Forum.

Dave Aron, Global Research Director, Leading Edge Forum.

Beyond implementing specific ‘digital’ technologies and responding to current digital trends, what will it take to be a successful business/government agency in the next two decades?  In this session, Dave will introduce LEF’s view of the key components of the 21st Century Organization.

Lewis Richards, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum.

Lewis Richards runs the LEF programme into Consumerization and the IoT as well as our hands-on advisory service that we call the Xperience Lab.  As part of his research, Lewis investigates the key trends that we see emerging in technology and asks the question ‘what does it mean to me as an individual?’.  As humans first and employees second, Lewis’s research is predicated on examining the skillsets and understanding needed to be a 21st century human and truly engage in the digital world that surrounds us.  As we look to examine the talent needed for the 21st century business, we test the premise of what is required when thinking about digital skills.  Whether it is learning to fly drones, immersing himself in virtual worlds or testing his own DNA, the purpose of our research is to bring to life and contextualize the challenges of operating in the world of the matrix.

                                    

A chance to network.

Glen Robinson, Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum.

Cloud is a disruptive force that is changing the way IT is consumed, operated, designed and procured.  The value is uncontestable and the benefits some organizations are realizing is well evidenced.  But there are lots of flavours of cloud – the technology and provider ecosystem is still evolving rapidly – and it requires a fundamentally different set of skills to unlock the full potential.  Glen’s session will challenge you as to the readiness of your organization to consume cloud effectively.  We’ll also dip into the future, look at where cloud is going, and how this may impact your current decisions around cloud adoption.  The 21st Century Organization is outside-in and cloud enabled.  How ready are you?”

Dave Aron, Global Research Director, Leading Edge Forum.

We are entering an era of ever more intense global wars for talent.  Most CIOs are hurting for digital talent and productivity.  Some are employing breakthrough techniques, like reverse mentoring, accessing internal and external talent marketplaces, hiring pre-formed teams and using self-managed teams.  What are the most powerful breakthrough practices for attracting and unleashing talent?  What are the success factors and ‘gotchas’ in exploiting them?

A chance to network.

EVENT DETAILS
Start: 09 Mar 2017 09:00
Finish: 09 Mar 2017 13:30
Location:

Marriott Orchard Road, Singapore


FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance at this event is open to CIOs and senior business leaders from large end-user organizations.

Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Jane Kingston by telephone on +44 (0)7768 643936, or by email at: jane.kingston@leadingedgeforum.com.  


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