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Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 26 May 2016 at US LEF Executive Forum, Washington DC

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.

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There is Now a Formula for Machine Intelligence Innovation - David Moschella - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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The Science of Learning - Rethinking How We Think - Ed Hess - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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Transformational Calculus - Dan Hushon - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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Waiting for the Digital Education Revolution - Dan Wakeman - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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Why Leaders Should Bother with Social - Bob Barker - Thomas Power - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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Turning Your BRMs into Digital Business Leaders - David Reid - Ibrahim Jackson - Robina Chatham - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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Clash of the Titans - Simon Wardley - US Executive Forum 26May16.pdf

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AUTHORS

Simon Wardley
Researcher
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 Computer Weekly's 2012 and 2011 polls.    
Lewis Richards
Researcher
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 part of our Xperience Lab Advisory workshops, enabling clients to build hands-on digital skills.  Lewis’ most recent publication is entitled Technology Trends and Me: VR & Me – Episode 1. 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 the last 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 for a number of years 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. Watch this video of Lewis being interviewed about using social media and being a digital representation of your physical self.
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.  He is the project lead for our 2017 research into Disrupting ‘The Professions’ – Scenarios for Human and Machine Expertise. David was previously 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.  David is the author of multiple research reports.  His most recently published reports include Embracing 'the Matrix' and the Machine Intelligence Era (March 2016) and The Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption (September 2015). 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.    

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