NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday and Friday, November 13th and 14th, A.T. Kearney is hosting the 6th Digital Business Forum Executive Roundtable, a global multidisciplinary network of senior executives focused on developing strategic foresight into the impact of digitization on business and society. The Digital Business Forum Executive Roundtable, whose goal it is to enable participants to build new relationships and take away new insights and ideas, promises to be a unique combination of presenters, venues and discussions. The event will include a site visit to the R/GA connected devices accelerator, several presentations from leading academics, and structured dialog among veteran corporate executives pursuing digital strategies.
Todd Huseby, partner with A.T. Kearney and a leader of the Digital Business Forum, notes, "Corporate business models are being transformed as connected consumers, connected products and services, and information with smart analytics settle in as the norm. What best practices make for a truly durable digital strategy that is comprehensive, adaptive, and grounded in operational value? This forum aims to answer that question and others." This periodic event provides a unique opportunity to discuss and debate the impact and value-creation potential of digital in specific terms. Notes A.T. Kearney partner and leader of the Strategic IT practice, Arjun Sethi, "Our interactive format provides an unparalleled opportunity for all participants to engage in the discussion and walk away with pragmatic ideas to build digital into their business."
This year's keynote speaker, Andrew McAfee, is co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Principal Research Scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Business and the Associate Director of its Center for Digital Business. The remaining panel comprises a diverse group of speakers and panelists, which will stimulate dialogue and idea generation.
The forum will engage participants in four topics central to the long-term success and differentiation of any business:
- Value Impact of Digital Transformation: Unlocking the Value of Digital Disruption
- Partnering for Growth: Driving Value Through Digital Innovation
- Creating the Collaborative Operating Model
- Industry Implications of Digital
At this point, even the term 'digital disruption' has become a buzzword in the C suite. It is one of the most significant factors driving business and societal change today and in the future. Today's well-established companies in traditional industries have survived and even thrived throughout previous waves of technology innovation. However, A.T. Kearney believes the current wave of digital innovation is different. The speed, scope, and sources of innovations are more intense, profoundly challenging businesses to get on board and adjust their operating models to it. Harnessing the advantages of digital innovation is critical to securing the future of today's established enterprises.
Please visit the Digital Business Forum New York Executive Roundtable website to learn more about the event, updates on speakers and panelists. http://www.atkearney.com/web/digital-business-forum-executive-roundtable-2014/home.
About the Digital Business Forum
The Digital Business Forum is a global multidisciplinary network of senior executives focused on developing strategic foresight into the impact of digitization on business and society. The DBF provides a unique opportunity to expand members' peripheral vision into digital innovations and their transformative implications in a global business context. To find out more about the Digital Business Forum as well as this event, please go to http://www.atkearney.com/web/digital-business-forum-executive-roundtable-2014/home
About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking partners that delivers immediate impact and growing advantage for its clients. We are passionate problem solvers who excel in collaborating across borders to co-create and realize elegantly simple, practical, and sustainable results. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on the most mission-critical issues to the world's leading organizations across all major industries and service sectors. A.T. Kearney has 58 offices located in major business centers across 40 countries.
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