This year, for the fourth time, an elite network of experts, practitioners, scientists, decision makers, and professionals involved in the digital transformation processes of companies and public institutions will gather to share ideas and experiences. The Digital Champions community connects brick and mortar organisations with pioneers of digital innovation, mature organisations with startups, companies which initiate digital transformations with those who have been successful on this journey.
The key theme of this year’s edition brings us to the core of business digitisation strategies, and the key challenge facing digital transformation leaders – how to take advantage of the rapidly evolving capabilities of automation, autonomy, prediction and analytics to create truly intelligent products, services and organisations. Pioneers of algorithmic business confirm the well-known truth that the future has already arrived, it is just not evenly distributed…
Confirmed member to date: Wiesław Bartkowski, Sylwia Bilska, Marek Borzestowski, dr Miłosz Brakoniecki, prof. Bogumił Kamiński, Jarosław Mastalerz, Jowita Michalska, Piotr Muszyński, dr Aleksander Poniewierski, dr Aleksandra Przegalińska.
Practical business applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are one of the key elements of the Smart Business idea. Last year’s edition of Digital Champions was the first business conference to extensively present the business challenges of commercialising AI/ML technology, and to demonstrate the practical scope of their experimental use based on cloud computing capabilities. This year we are immersing ourselves further into the world of business models and applications based on both international and Polish industry AI/ML capabilities, as well as in startups, technology companies and mature organisations.
The art and craft of designing attractive products and services for the intelligent world. Art, technology and design are increasingly intertwined in modern business. After the success of last year’s presentations on the limits of interaction, we decided to show the convergence of these three disciplines and their business potential to a much greater extent. Without understanding it, it will be increasingly difficult to compete in the battle for customer engagement.
Another debate of digital transformation practitioners. This year, we present the experiences of people performing – formally or de facto – the role of Chief Digital Officer.
Vision and leadership in the process of change are undoubtedly matters of great importance, as demonstrated by last year’s panel on this topic. On the other hand, the anointment of a leader, or even the formulation of a vision of the future, will not prompt the difficult and complex processes of transformation to happen on their own. How do these „sentenced to leadership” deal with it? How to build a team, how to consolidate it around goals of change, how to organise it and how to manage it?
The next debate on the importance of digital capital in modern business. After 3 years, we return to the topic of business convergence and strategies based on the provision of business capabilities in the form of electronic services to partner ecosystems (API Economy). This concept, pioneered by telecommunications companies and cloud services providers, is becoming one of the strategy cornerstones in the digital business world. Making API available is becoming fashionable, and in the case of PSD II regulation in the financial industry – mandatory. Now is the right time to separate the wheat of good practices from the myths and half-truths, in order to define and effectively implement the concept of a digital ecosystem for your organisation.
In the this edition of Innovation Factories we will be dealing with the issues of creating and financing innovation in business ecosystems. The purpose of the session is to present the experiences of mature organisations in building strategic partnerships with the world of startups.
The key topic this year is the analysis of financing innovation from public funds and the implications for potential investors and business partners, who support commercialisation and growth.