Digital Transformation: Leading Innovation - Connecting Customers

Digital Transformation: Leading Innovation - Connecting Customers

About The Event

Digital transformation is improving how businesses see their customers and create value throughout their lifecycle. Driving and sustaining digital transformation, where data is the essential currency and technology waves are fast and furious, is not an easy game—it’s akin to the challenge of an impassioned sports match that involves creating opportunities, working smarter, pushing boundaries, and exploring possibilities.

Join us on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at The Ivy Restaurant – London for a breakfast roundtable that will explore how disruptive technology affects the customer experience and how to take advantage of the benefits of digital transformation.

The V8 Power Forum is an invitation-only business leaders networking club that provides you with business insight and learned strategies from fellow executives, and allows you to build your own personal network with senior executives in leading blue chips and high profile organizations.

Every Industry is affected by digital... 

Jora Gill, Chief Digital Officer of the Economist Group, will share insights, challenges and strategy execution of the groups’ digital transformation success and how they are building Content as a Service - CaaS model. This is illustrated by a new app called Espresso that provides a daily shot of The Economist’s journalism, a new bilingual app aimed at the Chinese market, and Economist Films.

Paul Coby, IT Director of John Lewis Partnership talks about building and growing John Lewis's website and physical shops to create the UK’s leading omni-channel retailer

 

Agenda

Topic Digital Transformation: Leading Innovation - Connecting Customers
Date & Time Wednesday 27th January 2016
8.00am – 10.30am
Place The Ivy Restaurant 1-5 West Street,
Central London WC2H 9QN

Speakers

Jora Gill

Chief digital officer

Economist Group

Paul Coby

IT Director

John Lewis Partnerships

Gurdeep Grewal

SVP & General Manager - Europe

Globallogic

 

Jora Gill

Economist Group

Chief digital officer Jora joined the Group as chief digital officer in June 2014. Before joining The Economist Group, he was a chief technology officer at Elsevier and previously CTO for Standard and Poor’s.

 

Paul Coby

John Lewis Partnerships

Responsible for John Lewis Division's IT including johnlewis.com covering Infrastructure and Operations, Development and Delivery and Strategy & Planning. Paul joined John Lewis in March 2011. Previously, he had been Chief Information Officer (CIO) of British Airways for 10 years, where he was in charge of the management of all IT across the BA Group. Paul joined BA from the Civil Service where he held senior roles including Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport, Deputy Director of Rail Privatisation, and Head of Resource Management for the Road Programme.

 

Gurdeep Grewal

Globallogic

Gurdeep Grewal is an astute, savvy business leader with 30+ years of experience in the outsourcing environment for both the public and corporate sectors. Gurdeep has helped many blue chip companies increase growth and innovation and improve profitability with strategies around Impact Sourcing, Global Delivery Platforms, embracing best practices in multi-cultural alliances for maximum business gains. The industry focus solutions have helped these companies stay at the top at their game. His extensive UK and pan European network is acclaimed across the industry. Prior to GlobalLogic, Gurdeep held senior positions at Zensar, Logica, HP, Unisys, and ICL/Fujitsu.

Roundtable discussion areas:

  • What does your digital future look like?- characteristics of digital disruption... visualise the big picture and its revenue impact, learn from peers how to make that real.
  • Who do you need on your digital advisory team?
  • How do you make sense of your data dilemmas?- minutia to mega, keeping focus and control. Are you now a software company?
  • How to handle resourcing challenges?
  • Continued agility and Internet of Things everywhere - what are the practical opportunities?

Contact

Mona Shah
Curator and Club Secretary
The V8 Power Forum
M: +44 7973634897
Email: mona.shah@v8powerforum.com