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[ARTICLE] Digital Transformation Conference London Preview with Speakers from Google, NatWest, Imperial War Museums, Legal & General, BT & more

After a hiatus of almost two years, the ‘in-person’ Digital Transformation Conference series returns to London on October 21st. Over the past six years the series has facilitated and created engaging events with digital transformation leaders and experts, encouraging learnings and advancements through thought leadership, networking and interactive discussions. The October event will again bring together a community of like-minded professionals eager to experience the benefits of hearing enterprise digital transformation journeys through presentations, fireside chats & panel session discussions with proven business leaders from a variety of industries. 

Cait O’Riordan, Chief Product & Information Officer from the Financial Times opened the London 2019 event

We will hear from those leading digital change through the pandemic & beyond, brimming with optimism of the future of work and how this will be shaped through digital technologies & tools. The October event welcomes digital business leaders from Lloyd’s, Google, NatWest, Natural History Museum, Legal & General and more for cross-industry insights into enterprise digital transformation focussing on the three crucial elements of digital transformation; people, technology & process. 

The hybrid conference, allowing both in-person and remote attendance, will take place at America Square Conference Centre on Thursday October 21. There are limited passes remaining for the event  which are available to purchase online; with three ticket options, in-person, live stream & OnDemand.

The event will begin at 09:15 with check-in, pre-event networking & a light breakfast available from 08:15 for those in attendance. Our first talk of the day will be a keynote presentation from Louise Smith, Chief Digital Officer at Lloyds & Chair of the Board at Innovate Finance. Louise will focus discussion around how enterprise digital transformation has had a positive impact on a variety of industries and has provided positive disruption both within the business and around customer experiences and service. 

The second keynote speaker will be Matt Stevens, Chrome Enterprise Lead at Google Chrome Enterprise who are the headline sponsor for the event. Matt’s presentation is titled ‘Welcome to the Era of Flexible Work’ & explores how the pandemic has altered how employees view and want to work, technology has enabled and will continue to support this shift and will continue to put the power with the workforce to work how they would like. Matt will discuss the new normal, how IT should be flexible to support all employees both in the workplace and remotely through cloud solutions to cloud workers. Matt will explore how there is no longer a ‘one size fits all’ for digital infrastructure and that dynamic delivery of the digital workplace will be required to enable productivity in a safe, smart, secure and flexible manner. 

The final of our keynote presentations before a brief morning coffee break will see a returning speaker to the London stage Tariq Maonah featured at The Digital Transformation Conference in 2019 and will be discussing digital transformation within the workplace and what this means for the future of work. Tariq, Digital Product Lead at Legal & General has been tasked with future of work projects within L&G working heavily on workplace innovation and technology and will share insights on delivering successful workplace transformation with emphasis on digital product management.

At 11:15 we will be hosting a panel discussion on Enterprise Transformation Beyond the Pandemic & Future Proofing Businesses, the panel will feature Sedef Gavaz, Head of Digital Product at Natural History Museum, Tariq Moanah, Digital Product Lead at Legal & General and Jia-Yan Gu, Principal Engineer at Natwest. Through this one hour session we will cover several important topics including business model reinvention, how the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, the rise of a digital first approach and enterprise tools & trends that can support digital innovation.

The final session before lunch will be a presentation from Lara Burns, Chief Digital Officer at The Scouts, she will explore how digital transformation changed during the pandemic and highlight the lessons learned. The Scouts went through a monumental transformation over the course of the pandemic with huge acceleration of digital transformation and innovation of which Lara was responsible for.

We return at 13:45 with the first of 3 presentations within the afternoon session ahead of the interactive workshop & roundtable which will close the day from 15:15 to 16:15 before networking drinks. Nick Hodder, Director of Digital Transformation at Imperial War Museums will discuss Leading Digital Transformation in the Exponential Age. Nick will be defining what the exponential age is, what it means for customers and businesses across the board and ultimately what it means for those leading transformation.

Matt Mawdesley, Head of Innovation at Together Money shares an interesting journey he is on within the digital innovation of Together Money with a presentation titled ‘From Paper to Platform: A Work in Progress’ looking at the shift from legacy to digital and the challenges and successes that come along with such.

Our final presentation of the day is on ‘Building a World Class Product Team: How we take a Telco to a Tech Company’ delivered by Liam Dyson, Head of Digital Product at BT. Liam will reveal insights on how BT have turned its focus on becoming a finely tuned tech company and the importance of building the right teams within that achieve success.  

The final session of the day will be an interactive workshop led by Nick Hodder, Director of Digital Transformation at Imperial War Museums and Lara Burns, Chief Digital Officer at The Scouts. Throughout the day we will be identifying common challenges within digital transformation that are apparent in a wide variety of industries represented from within the event. We will look to our speakers for a session geared around problem solving with extensive Q&A and thinking around those challenges. Discussion will be led around all aspects of digital transformation: technology, people & process. 

The day will be rounded off with an hour & fifteen minutes of networking with complimentary drinks & the opportunity to forge long lasting relationships with like minded business professionals. 

There are limited final-release tickets remaining for the event on October 21st, which are available to purchase online

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