Leading technology executives from GE, NBC, IBM Cloud, Wipro, and NTT Data will be the keynote speakers at the upcoming Digital Convergence Conference hosted by The Outsourcing Institute in New York.
The second-annual one-day event, “Digital Convergence Conference, Thriving in the Digital Age: Leveraging the Power of Digital Transformation,” will take place on September 19 at the PwC building on Madison Avenue. It is being co-chaired by Avasant partner Anupam Govil and Globe North President Gregory North.
The following keynotes will lead the discussion during the conference:
- Samira Kaderali Lowman, digital technology transformation leader at GE Digital Disruption – End of Old Models, Beginning of New
- Tanvir Khan, president and global head of NTT DATA: Mainstreaming Digital – From Sourcing to Enterprise Transformation
- Tim Leger, SVP of business process transformation at Sutherland: How to reach the peak in your digital transformation journey
- Sameer Bhandari, senior director of cognitive automation at Automation Anywhere: How to separate hype from reality on AI, ML and RPA
- Sowmya Gottipati, vice president of media labs at NBCUniversal, and Anupam Govil, partner at Avasant: Hyper-Convergence and the Path to Digital Singularity
- Krishna Nacha, head of global business services at Wipro: End Around – Customer First-Automation Next
The event was sparked by the realization that “many enterprises were stuck in the legacy world and not ready for the digital age,” said Daniel Goodstein, president of media and events for the Outsourcing Institute and producer of the Digital Convergence Conference.
Increasingly, companies in the sector are facing change at a pace never seen before and they must begin to adapt if they want to continue to thrive, he says.
“With the advancement and convergence of emerging technologies — such as blockchain, AI, cloud, analytics, mobile, automation and IoT — and new business models rapidly disrupting the old, we wanted to change the outsourcing conversation from one of offshoring work and labor arbitrage to more of outsourcing your digital enterprise transformation work to trusted business partners who can help glue all the moving pieces together and eliminate the separate siloes that are common in so many organizations and stymie transformation,” said Goodstein.
Govil of Avasant agrees and believes that speed, agility, and customer experience are the facets that firms must excel at in order to retain their business and grow for the future.
“As the focus shifts from cost savings to creating more value for business, customers and employees, the nature of relationships between enterprises and their digital technology partners will move from contract terms and SLAs to one of collaboration and co-innovation.”
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