Archived Event

EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST

CIO Breakfast Briefing - Tomorrow’s World, Today: A Digital Skills Upgrade Is Essential

In partnership with Savannah GroupIn Partnership with Savannah Group.

Executives and organizations are falling behind because technology is advancing at a pace that is not matched by employees' digital skills and thinking. 

In this briefing, Lewis Richards and Bob Barker will provide insight on developing a sensing function to spot opportunities, and context for transforming current business applications and working practices.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in an immersive hands-on session helping you to visualize the possibilities of the digital world, and become an advocate for how it can impact your organization, with experiences including:

  • Multi-person room scale Virtual Reality featuring Oculus Rift headsets with touch controllers using Facebook Spaces.
  • Augmented Reality featuring a journey through the technology from Google Glass to Microsoft HoloLens, including multi-person AR.
  • Living in the Digital World with sensors, machine vision, and Artificial Intelligence.

As a technology leader, an understanding of how these and other technological advances can positively impact your business will enable you to coach and empower people to develop essential digital skills to realize the opportunity.

SPEAKERS
Lewis Richards

Researcher
Leading Edge Forum

Lewis Richards 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.

Bob Barker

Digital and Social Media Skills Coach, Leading Edge Forum

Bob Barker is a key facilitator and developer of the 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme, providing immersive digital learning experiences for the 21st century organization.

Bob has over 30 years in the technology industry, working as a marketer in companies including Oracle, SAS, NCR and in smaller software and technology firms in various roles: CMO/Marketing Director, Head of Digital and Social Marketing, Product Marketing, Industry Marketing & Corporate Communications.  As the 'Digital Coach', his focus is on helping people with the digital psychology behind developing 21st Century Human Skills and determining what coaching is required post immersion workshop to make people change and develop.

Bob is a regular publisher, speaker, networker and trainer in social media and the digital skills market.

Bob started his career flying in the Royal Navy and studied Business at Oxford Brookes University.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Start: 25 Apr 2018 08:00
Finish: 25 Apr 2018 10:00
Location:

DXC Technology,
4th Floor,
One Pancras Square,
London N1C 4AG


FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance at this event is open to CIOs and CTOs.  For more information, please contact Kate Taylor at kate.taylor@leadingedgeforum.com or telephone on +44 (0)7884 476528.


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