09:30 - 10:00 – Registration, Networking and Coffee
Leading in the Digital Age
10:00 - 10:20 – Leading in the Digital Age. – David Walker, Portfolio Director – DT and Emerging Technologies
What is the role of the leader in organisations going through Strategic Digital Transformation? In this session we will explore the key qualities demonstrated by successful leaders in the digital age.
10:20 - 10:40 – 'Cloud - the operating system for culture change and consumer centric innovation'. - Alan Coad, Head of Google’s Cloud business in UK and Ireland
10:40 – 11:00 - Customer focused cultures. - Lisa Harrington, Managing Director, QA Learning
What makes digital platform organisations such as Uber successful? In this talk we will explore the customer centred approach to Digital Transformation.
11:00 - 11:20 Future and young talent- the attributes required to lead in the future of work. - Lewie Allen. Digital Transformation Principal Technologist
Lewie will discuss his personal experience as a young digital leader in the professional working space; challenges and insights in finding and keeping young talent, and the attributes required to lead in the future of work.
11:20 - 12:00 – Q&A, Networking & Coffee Break
Delivering value at velocity
12:00 - 12:20 – Innovation thinking. - David Walker
Stop talking, start doing. For organisations to transform, leaders have to act with agility and velocity delivering strategic vision that empowers your people.
12:20 - 12:40 – The Agile Organisation - Value Acceleration. - Phil Stirpe, Director of Agile and Projects
Organisations that successfully transform do not ‘do agile’ they are agile. In this session we will explore how agile can be done at scale and some of the routes for agile skills that are less well known.
12:40 - 13:00 - Leading Intelligent Automation. - Paul Taplin, Consulting Director of Voyager Solutions
How automation will help your organisation to get more out of your talent - more quickly
13:00 - 13:30 – Q&A
13:30 - 14:30 – Lunch and Networking - With demonstration by Ian Barnwell, QA’s Head of Learning Technologies, Translation and Video Indexing
The Empowered Organisation
14:30 - 14:50 – Hey, Where Has All the IT Gone? - Mark O’Loughlin, Managing Director - Cloud Credential Council
With the increase in outsourcing to the cloud, is it likely that organisations will wake up one day and ask the question – ‘Hey, Where Has All Our IT Gone?’ … and what does that mean for IT professionals. Join us for an informative session where this question will be addressed. Mark will explore the disruptive nature of cloud computing and outline what this means for those involved in running IT services today.
14:50 - 15:10 – Distributed teams. - Phil Stirpe
How do teams stay agile when they are not co-located? We’ll explore effective ways of using digital practices and thinking to close the gaps and keep agile teams high performing.
15:10 - 15:30 – 'Agile - everyone is doing it, why aren't you?' - David Walker
Digital Transformation is changing the very nature of work. As organisations try to find their competitive edge through technology, they need to invest in their human capital and processes to succeed in digital adoption.
15:30 - 16:00 – Q&A & 16:00 - 16:15 - Closing remarks and the next Horizon Scan (End January/early Feb 2019)