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3rd Monday Event

Let's go Digital! by Ste Nadin

Date: Monday, 20th June 2016
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Going Ahead

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Digital is one of the major buzz words in industry today with almost every private and public sector company looking to “Digitise” their systems and processes. Whether this is being driven by “The Industrial Internet”, “Industry 4.0”, “The 3rd wave of Industrialisation” or simply the fear to keep up with the competition it's becoming a major conversation point in most board rooms. We have even seen the rise of the new executive role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) or a change in the old CIO role to become digitally focused and the creation of CDIO’s.

But what does digital mean and how does a company go about transforming to a digital business and competing in a changing landscape?

Ste Nadin, Chief Architect for Fujitsu Digital, will look to provide a grounding into what digital really means to different people in the industry and how this is starting to effect the daily lives of individuals and in turn how they are starting to expect business to evolve and engage with them in a digital way. In addition, the talk will touch upon the technologies that are helping make this happen but also the cultural shifts required in companies and individuals to fully embrace the possibilities of digital. He will do this by walking through a number of real world examples focusing on the benefits achieved. Lastly Ste will talk about where this is likely to lead us in the next 5 years.

Two research papers have been undertaken with industry last year and then followed up at the beginning 2016 regarding what digital means and the transformational route to it. The talk will speak about some of these results as well as discussing what they mean.

For further reading these are:

Digital Inside Out:

http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/Images/Digital-Inside-out.pdf

Walking the DigitalTightrope:

http://sp.ts.fujitsu.com/dmsp/Publications/public/br-fujitsu-digital-tightrope-report-em-en.pdf

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About the Presenter

Ste (@SteNadinFJ) is recognised as a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer with over 18 years of experience designing and delivering enterprise class solutions for some of the largest UK government departments and private business.

Recently Ste was given the challenge of becoming the Head of Technical Consultancy for Fujitsu Digital. In this role he is leading a team of senior technical architects engage across a number of customer accounts acting as thought leaders in driving the take up of digital business solutions and the adoption of Hybrid IT.

He has two passions within the business. The first is for empowering business deliver more efficient solutions by helping them focus on designing and building them with the end user, customer or employee, as the driving focus. Secondary is in helping develop talent within the industry and he has been involved in both sharing knowledge across the industry as a member of the BCS as well as helping develop graduate programmes to ensure that people are entering the workforce with the right skills.

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