Digital disruption and transformation are my big themes for 2015. And with good reason, we are living an unprecedented era of change, where new technology and business models are emerging daily to threaten our once dominant and secure industries and organisations.
I’ve seen it in my own business and I see it daily with my clients. Disruption can be rapid and unforgiving with whole industries and business models being made extinct in a matter of years.
Digital disruption requires rapid change and agile adaptation on many different levels of an organization, both strategic and tactical. And, crucially, it demands constant research and education.
That is one reason my colleagues and I at DiG Festival have just announced a new theme and format for DiG Festival 2015 – Digital disruption and transformation – how to survive and thrive.
We are aiming to deliver a truly informative event, providing attendees with a framework to navigate change, not only to survive, but to thrive in the new economy.
And to continue our own education, the entire DiG Festival committee is heading to SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas this month to hear from and meet industry leaders and research new technology.
The SXSW schedule is truly daunting. Hundreds and hundreds of presenters, workshops and sideshows to attend over 4 days. It’s no coincidence that there is a lot of content around “Disruption”, which appears to be a red hot topic this year.