With 70% of organisations already underway with their digital transformation of learning, it’s worth pausing to consider what this really means for the future of work. True transformation is not about digitising old processes. In many ways it isn’t about technology at all, but a shift in mindset and how we do things.
“Euan Semple is here to help us better understand the broader landscape of digital transformation and how L&D can make the most of this unique moment in time,” explains Donald H Taylor, Conference Chair, Learning Technologies.
A term more widely used than understood, ‘Digital Transformation’ combines two great modern tropes: the increasing presence of technology in our lives, and the idea that it will fundamentally change them.
Euan Semple has been a leader and an influencer in digital technology for two decades, having implemented one of the world’s first enterprise social network systems at the BBC. In this jargon-free session, he will set the scene for the great technology shift taking place around us, describe some likely impacts on workplace learning, and explore ways L&D can make the most of the resulting opportunities.
Euan Semple’s session, “Digital transformation: understanding the landscape, grabbing the opportunity” takes place at Learning Technologies 2019, day two, 14 February, 13:55.
What digital transformation means – and what it doesn’t
Why the digital challenge still revolves around people
Dealing with both incomprehension and exaggerated expectations
The technologies and working methods most likely to be affected
How L&D can benefit from riding the wave of change
Learning Technologies 2019 takes place on 13 and 14 February at its new home, ExCeL London. The full conference programme along with conference booking and early-bird rates is available via the Learning Technologies Conference web pages.
About Euan Semple
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Euan Semple has been a leader and an influencer in the ever changing field of digital technology for two decades. An early adopter of social media he implemented one of the world’s first enterprise social network systems inside the BBC. He also ran BBC DigiLab, a department whose purpose was to help the BBC understand new technologies across the range of its activities and make better decisions about their use and implementation. He now runs his own consultancy and has subsequently worked around the world with organisations including BP, The World Bank, The European commission and Volvo, helping to stretch their thinking about digital transformation to ensure that they end up doing the right things for the right reasons.