SME Digital Transformation Summit 2019
Time & Location
About The Event
Digital Transformation is reinventing organizations through the use of digital technology. The pace of change over the last five years has been hugely significant with businesses accelerating their digital capabilities at an astonishing rate.
With this rapid transformation comes the need to properly harness digital technologies and put them into effective use. The Small Enterprise SME Digital Transformation Summit 2019 brings together brands looking to extend their support to SMEs and leaders spearheading digital initiatives in their organizations to offer insights, education and case studies.
Our agenda will feature some of the brightest digital business leaders leading enterprise transformation both internally and externally. The agenda will feature experts sharing insights through keynotes, panel discussions and hands on sessions.
The conference is aimed to help SMEs embrace digital platforms and experience innovative changes.
Don’t be afraid of digital transformation -- get excited. Done right, a digital shift can lead to increased savings, happier customers and better prospects in both the short and long term.
Who Should Attend?
• C-Level Executives
• MD / Directors / Partners
• Operational Directors
• IT Heads / IT Managers
• Service Providers
• System Integrators
• All SME Industry sectors need Digital Transformation. From Manufacturing to Service all sectors are welcome to attend the Summit.
5.00 - 6.00 pm
6.00 - 6.10 pm
6.10 - 6.20 pm
6.20 - 6.40 pm
Transform or Disappear: Is Your Business About to be Digitally Disrupted?
Yes it is! Digital disruption is happening in every industry and business. No business is immune and yet many are still relying on status quo strategies and stubborn IT departments who are entrenched in outdated technology. IT departments are holding companies hostage and quite possibly dooming these companies to an eventual systematic demise.
6.40 - 7.00 pm
Emerging Digital Technologies in Small Enterprise
What are the emerging technologies and trends that businesses need to embrace in order to successfully evolve as a digital business? How digital transformation is a journey, not a destination.
7.00 - 7.20 pm
Why AI and Machine Learning is the Future Workforce for SMEs
AI is driving step changes in business. In manufacturing, it’s improving productivity with increasing automation and the arrival of the "digital factory." It’s also enabling innovation in such areas as the automotive industry (with autonomous vehicles) and in healthcare, where some commentators believe AI has the potential to improve accessibility, reduce costs and administration, and revolutionize diagnosis and treatment.
7.20 - 7.40 pm
Future Proof Your Business Through Block-chain Technology
By now, every business leader has heard about block-chain. Leading companies in the world are exploring block-chain technology's potential for everything from cross-border payments to energy management to supply chain tracking. Block-chain’s benefits stem from its distributed ledger – which allows an entire global computing system to trust and rely on a single, immutable version of the truth.
7.45 - 8.15 pm
Panel Session: People First, Setting a Digital Culture
People lead technology, this panel explores the people first thinking and how important setting a digital culture and leading in a digital age is.
8.15 - 8.30 pm
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
8.30 - 8.50 pm
Digital Ways to Make Your Small Business Go Big
The most effective digital transformations leverage existing infrastructure and find maximum value in the most sensible improvements. Aside from potentially attracting more customers, going digital allows your business to become a bigger part of your customers’ lives.
8.50 - 9.25 pm
Panel Discussion: The Challenges of Digital Transformation & the Technologies Embraced
This Panel discussion session will address the common challenges SME businesses face within digital transformation and change management, the factors to take into consideration to digitally mature. Going digital allows you to transform your business into an ‘ecosystem’ or something your customers cannot do without.
9.30 - 9.50 pm
Adapt or Die: The Future Belongs to the Agile
The speed at which companies are being forced to adapt to ever-evolving customer demands, compete with disruptive market entrants, and drive growth through innovation while facing pressure to drive greater operational efficiencies is faster than ever before. The pace of change—and the imperative for leaders to make business agility core to how they operate—is accelerated, in large part, by digital transformation across businesses' front and back offices, their distribution channels, and their products. Forward-looking leaders are re-imagining the future of how their organizations get work done with more agile ways of working, flexible access to talent with skills and expertise needed to get work done, and faster allocation of the right people to the right work.
9.55 pm onward Networking Dinner