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Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 11 November 2015 at European LEF Executive Forum, London

There is plenty of talk today about digital technologies, digital disruptions and digital business models, as firms wrestle with the pace of new economy change. But does everyone in your organization have the digital intelligence needed to cope with today's challenges and opportunities?  Most firms know they have a long way to go.

In this important one-day conference, leading strategists, prominent business leaders and LEF researchers will assess and demonstrate the state of digital change today,  Through a series of thought provoking presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and company case examples, we will show how leading firm's are successfully raising their organization's Digital IQ.

Doing Disruption


Introduction – R Davies – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption – D Moschella – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization – E Hess – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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The Digital CXO: Avoiding the Path to Executive Obsolescence – R Bhanap – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Doing Disruption: Introducing the Imperial College/LEF Executive Training Programme – M Kennedy& L Lasher – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Increasing Your Social IQ – Why it’s Important Not to Fall Off the Social Media Radar – B Barker & T Power – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Raising the Game of Enterprise IT – K Mead – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Succeeding with BRM – Lessons from Life – J Manley – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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Clash of the Titans – Simon Wardley – Executive Forum 11Nov15

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David Moschella
Research Fellow
David Moschella, based in the United States, is a Research Fellow for Leading Edge Forum.  David's focus is on industry disruptions, machine intelligence and related business model strategies.  David was previously Global Research Director of the programme. David’s key areas of expertise include globalization, industry restructuring, disruptive technologies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.  He is the author of multiple research reports, including Disrupting the Professions through Machine Learning and Digital Trust, 2016 Study Tour Report: Applying Machine Intelligence, There is Now a Formula for Machine Intelligence Innovation,  Embracing 'the Matrix' and the Machine Intelligence Era and The Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption. An author and columnist, David’s second book, Customer-Driven IT, How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, was published in 2003 by Harvard Business School Press.  The book predicted the shift from a supplier-driven to today’s customer-led IT environment.  His 1997 book, Waves of Power, assessed global competition within the IT supplier community.  He has written some 200 columns for Computerworld, the IT Industry’s leading publication on Enterprise IT, and has presented at countless industry events all around the world. David previously spent 15 years with International Data Corporation, where he was IDC’s main spokesperson on global IT industry trends and was responsible for its worldwide technology, industry and market forecasts.    
Simon Wardley
Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for Leading Edge Forum and the lead practitioner for Wardley Maps advisory service helping clients anticipate market and ecosystem developments. Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and he is the author of multiple reports including Clash of the Titans – Will China Dethrone Silicon Valley?  where he assesses the hi-tech challenge from China and what this means to the future of global technology industry competition. His previous research covers topics including Of Wonders and Disruption,  The Future is More Predictable Than You Think - A Workbook for Value Chain Mapping, Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Strategies for an Increasingly Open Economy, Learning from Web 2.0 and A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing. Simon is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries.  From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005 to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the #1 Cloud operating system. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies.  He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics. Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and has been voted as one of the UK's top 50 most influential people in IT in recent Computer Weekly polls.