New perspectives on key digital trends
by Janus Boye
November 4, 2014
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If you are eager to untangle some of the many fascinating industry trends and find out what they actually mean for you, you may read a book, ask a consultant or even go to a conference. The problem with these approaches is that you typically only get one perspective on the topic, i.e. too much emphasis on the IT experience at the expense of say strategy and governance.
To address this and to provide a more balanced perspective we always invite 3 speakers to participate in the expert panel session – this year held on Thursday November 6th from 14:00 – 15:00 in Aarhus:
Key topics for the 2014 and beyond
- Bebo White, who was part of the team that established the first American Web site at SLAC (the 5th site in the world).
- Ina Rosen who is digital director at a Copenhagen-based agency and has 10 years experience with user research
- Martin White, a world-leading intranet authority and consultant, who has published several books on intranet, enterprise search and information management.
I will host the session and have asked each to submit a few themes that they’ve been working on this year and curious to understand better. Here are 6 to get the conversation started:
- Collaboration: Business cases for collaboration or social networking technology are invariably based on anecdotes. Show me your evidence that more collaboration means better decisions and better productivity!
- Cybercurrencies such as bitcoin: How they might change the landscape of e-commerce and promote equality of financial access
- Digital transition: This is the buzzword of 2014, but who or which department in the organisation is equipped to own customer facing digital when the customer journey is omni channel ?
- Ignorance of the research literature: There is a huge amount of research being undertaken around the world into all aspects of digital working. But most managers (and far too many consultants!) have never taken the trouble to find this research and build on it in their own organisations.
- User studies: Can the user really teach us anything? Most companies lack the set up and best practice approach to harnessing the potential
- Technology addressing social issues: Many initiatives are currently exploring the scalabilities of peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing combined with the accessible, mobile and volatile characteristics of the internet with the goal make it a better world.
Bring your questions to the expert panel!
All participants are encouraged to participate in the discussion, so bring your own perspective on the above themes and any others themes – and you will probably find that you leave with a few more!
- Question #1: ……
- Question #2: ……
- Question #3: ……