Digital Disruption – update, discussion, networking

6 September 2018

15:00 - 18:00

Haberdashers’ Hall

Who is it for?
Senior HR executives who are interested in the impact of technology on their organisation, broader industry and what this means for their employees.

Digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services. There are numerous examples of these disrupters including Uber, NetFlix, Amazon and Airbnb.

Much has been written about digital disruption and the rise of new technologies such as AI, VR, Blockchain and machine learning. For organisations to be successful into the future they will need inbuilt agility, an ability to scan the threats and opportunities in the external environment and embrace change.

David Rowan will draw on his experience from nearly 10 years as Editor of WIRED Magazine to identify the trends impacting organisations and will be complemented by Adam Kingl from Duke Corporate Education who will draw out the leadership implications of this new digital landscape. We will explore:

• the current state of play and pace of disruption across multiple industries
• how do organisations scan the external environment and whose role is it to prepare plans to identify where the threats could come from?
• leadership implications in a changing digital landscape
• Understand how and where value is created in organisations and how this can be a weakness or an opportunity.

Following the afternoon lecture there will be a networking drinks reception to enable you to further discuss the points raised, share perspectives and discuss what you can do as an HR leader to best prepare your organisation.