Leaders, Managers and Decision Makers – Not IT, Create Digitally Transformed Organisations.
In the absence of proper leadership the outcome is digitisation. If ever there was a point in time for businesses to truly reflect on where they exist in the digital economy – it’s now. Ask yourself – are you truly competing?
Many businesses believe they have digitally transformed, when in actual fact they have merely digitised.
Starting Tuesday 21st April, the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet in partnership with Ionology will bring you a series of webinars, aptly named; ‘Digital Transformation Tuesdays’. This series is designed to illustrate that it is you – the leader, manager or decision maker that must stand front and centre in your digital transformation journey. We will equip you with the top 10 best practices in Digital Transformation and help make sense of the steps you need to take to truly transform.
This is not a technical series, it is for business leaders, managers and decision makers who want to compete in the digital economy.
We will help you bridge the gap between business and technology.
BIO: Professor Niall McKeown
CEO of Ionology and creator of Ionology’s Digital Transformation Framework, Niall is an award-winning strategy consultant, thought leader and in-demand public speaker on digital transformation and AI with a 20-year track record of delivering game-changing strategies for public and private sector organisations across the world. Niall is a visiting Professor at Ulster University, he lectures for the Møller Institute at the University of Cambridge and regularly for leading academic institutions throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East and USA on the topic of digital transformation and AI. Niall has been commissioned to create strategic and transformative Corporate Plans for FTSE 100 companies and has worked with over 200 organisations worldwide that demand rapid growth in the digital age. Niall is the co-author of the recently published book The Seven Principles of Digital Business Strategy, commissioned by Babson College, the number one college for entrepreneurship in the US.
1. A Non-Technical Guide to Building a Resilient Digital Business (21st April)
Technology is only one element of digital transformation. Strategy, engagement, innovation and data are all as equally important and require leadership attention; without which, digital transformation will not succeed. We will introduce you to the 5 Change Blocks of Digital Transformation. In doing so, we can equip you with the practical steps needed to build a resilient business that will compete in the digital age.
2. How to Win In The Digital Economy (28th April)
All transformation journeys have a starting place – where you are now in the digital economy. This session will provide an overview on how to define your position, plan your next ‘play’ and win big in the digital economy. Using tried and tested frameworks, we will show you that every business, who is willing to change (that’s important!), can move from a position of simply digitising to creating some series punching power against its competitors.
3. A Non-Technical Guide on Preparing for AI (5th May)
AI won’t replace business leaders, but business leaders who understand AI will replace those that don’t. AI has the potential to transform a business but can only be realised if leaders and technologists can collaborate. The technologists are ready. The business leaders are not. This session is designed to give business leaders, managers and decision makers a practical overview on how to prepare for AI so they can harness the opportunity that awaits them.
4. How Digital Innovators Win (12th May)
A culture of innovation means that a business can innovate rapidly with clear process. Innovations must stem directly from the business strategy. Leaders, managers and decision makers must provide this guidance and innovators must provide supporting data in an attempt to focus resources. This session is designed to give you an overview of what innovation is and is not in a business setting. From there, we’ll show you how a culture of innovation will help your business win in the digital economy.
5. A Business Guide to Leveraging Data (19th May)
Organisations often have more data than they know what to do with. Data science is the means by which we gain new insights to strategic questions. The question is, how do we turn this data into insights; and from insights into actions? This session is designed to provide non-technical leaders and managers with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of data-enabled decision making.