I was on a press call the other day with a large management consultancy, they
were announcing their review for 2020 and providing a guidance for the coming years. A weather forecast for digital I guess. They said a two factoids that were of interest.
- This was the 10th year they had done this pronouncement on digital transformation.
- We are spending 6.4 hours a day on the internet, which if we take out the time we are asleep, we are now spending half our lives on the internet.
Many of us grew up in the world with no mobile phones, no internet and no Facebook. How did we ever live?
Each week there can be a bewildering set of pronouncements about Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning etc. We also have day-to-day issues like the Coronavirus to deal with.
Where do we start and what should we believe?
It was Brian Solis who said “we tried digital transformation but ended up in meetings.”
So what is the Big Ideas Summit?
While anchored in Procurement, the event is designed to provide delegates with both practical solutions as we aa a glimpse into the future. We all need solutions now, but we also need to get a vision of the near future so we can plan.
In my talk, I will discuss how social media has changed the world. We switch on the news and it’s about who has Tweeted what. If you want to keep up with the Coronavirus, Facebook is the place to go as even the 24 hour news channels cannot keep up with the news. Now, you may not like this but the internet, mobile and social media is not going away.
Social media has also changed business, even the fact you can look me up on LinkedIn and find out about me, my values and beliefs.
In fact, social media has transformed the world, removing hierarchies. I can contact your CEO on LinkedIn is both an opportunity and a challenge for business. The fact remains that the genie is out the bottle and while companies may block employees from using social media at work, we all have mobiles.
One thing that has not changed in the business world is, trust. In fact trust in a world of fake news is even more relevant. In my talk, as well as talking about business today in a social world I will also give practical steps that everybody can implement back at the office.
While the world changes, also in many ways it remains the. The Big Ideas summit is designed to do what it says on the tin, I hope you can join me there in person or join us on the live stream, sign up here