The Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly is one week away so we chatted with our attendees to find out what topics they think are a priority for technology and business leaders from all major industries.
The following themes stood out.
Data Management and Self-Service Analytics
Data management develops policies and procedures in order for information to be managed and executed in an effective matter.
Self-service analytics gives employees an opportunity to manipulate this data in order to spot any type of opportunity in the business world, without a background in technology necessary. This is done through:
- Simple to use business intelligence tools
- Data models scaled down for ease
Both of these concepts help businesses thrive because they create simple guidelines that allow employees to have an active role in the company. Business leaders love (and prioritize) this because it is easy to use and can be done with less training for the employees. Win, win for everyone.
Accelerating Software Development and Delivery with Automation (DevOps)
First, let’s start with why software development is so important. Software development is the process that involves computer programming, bug fixing, testing and documenting that creates and maintains a software product. Using automation during this process allows for businesses to have tight control over this development. The delivery aspect of this software development is the act of actually getting the software product to the desired market.
That is where the use of DevOps play a role. Using DevOps is the act of collaborating both software developers and information technology (IT) professionals while automating and optimizing software development and delivery.
DevOps principles and practices were originally developed by leading edge, web scale Silicon Valley companies that were delivering software more frequently than anyone thought possible. These companies were able to disrupt traditional markets by using DevOps practices to deliver digital innovation faster and with less risk.
Put all these concepts together and it becomes widely important for business leaders. Here’s why:
- Collaboration – DevOps enables collaboration between different teams, creating an organized community.
- Valuable Communication – Communication increases among employees which lead to fewer problems and allows for more stability in the business.
- Efficiency – DevOps allows for everyone to have a productive role, which limits wasted time. The fact that everyone is involved eliminates solving the same problems over and over again, which is oftentimes a common theme in offices.
“Because we work collaboratively, nobody feels they’re losing control and the outcome is reduced costs, time, and risk.” Chris Astley, head of cloud operations for KPMG UK expressed at a FutureStack conference.
The acceleration of software development using automation DevOps benefits businesses overall and allows for software development to be easy, efficient and protected.
Digital Transformation for the Distributed Enterprise
At Millennial Alliance, we believe in digital transformation and love starting conversations about it. The business leaders at the upcoming Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly consider digital transformation a priority that should be leveraged to and used in a productive way for business functions. In case digital transformation is unfamiliar to you, it is known as how businesses adapt in order to meet the needs of technologies that are constantly developing and growing. These changes include internet, mobility, and social media. This is why emerging this transformation for the distributed enterprise is so important.
Distributed enterprises allow for software to be run on multiple computers on one network, at the same time with the help of cloud computing. So, this can help an office run efficiently, and digitally driven, moving businesses in the right direction.
IT Security Visibility, Audit and Compliance Reporting
IT Security is valuable to any company, and major business leaders agree that it is one of their top priorities. In the face of overwhelming change and an increasingly complex risk landscape, CISOs must balance the needs of business innovation against the risks to sensitive data and systems. Using IT security protects computer systems from theft or damage. This is important for business leaders to understand because it prepares them for any breach of security that could happen at any given time.
Audit reporting is an official inspection of either an individual or an organization’s account that covers a company’s assets and liabilities.
Compliance reporting deals with the more ethical side of things such as professional conduct, ethical practices and making sure the organization is following rules and regulations. This is done through the act of educating, enforcement and consultation.
Whether developing a strategy to support a hybrid IT environment or positioning the organization to embrace the IoT, a deep understanding of the strategic role of identity remains key to unlocking opportunity and managing risk.
Using Data-Driven Insights to Deepen Customer Engagement
Interacting with customers is an important tool to master in the business world. In the constantly changing digital world we live in, business leaders find it a priority to use data-driven insights in order to engage with their desired customers. This means that data is put at the center of the organization which drives strategy and decision making. This asset has been proven to be very beneficial because it connects the business to the consumer and allows for relationships to be effective and precise.
“At the end of the day, engagement leads to optimal performance and, ideally, to serendipitous and extraordinary opportunities for corporate improvement” CMSWire reported.
Since there are such big changes occurring in the digital world, the way people interact with brands is constantly changing and adapting as well. Consumers are put in control of what they see and how they see it, which changes the game of how businesses interact with customers. Using data-driven insights deepens engagement because it allows business to receive first-hand insight about what their customers want, how they want it and where they want to find it. Major business leaders find data-driven insight to be a priority and an informative tool in which they will use to strengthen their relationships with their customers.
ABOUT DIGITAL ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION ASSEMBLY
The Millennium Alliance is thrilled to present our biannual Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly, put together by the industry, for the industry. Join us on June 22-23, at The Camby in Phoenix, AZ for a series of executive education roundtables,
keynote presentations, collaborative think tanks, educational workshops, and networking sessions will offer industry-specific topics and trends to ensure your company sustains its competitive advantage.
We are thrilled to announce Keynote Speaker Tony Scott, Retired Federal CIO – U.S. Government, Former CIO VMware, Microsoft and Walt Disney. The Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly brings together North America’s most prominent technology and business leaders from all major industries.
CIOs know there is an explosion of information driving the digital enterprise. Understanding the convergence of mobile, social, and cloud is critical for organizations looking to create opportunities and stay ahead of the competition. It is this convergence that will be the foundation of the new digital world.
This is not just another “Digital IT” event. Spaces are reserved for the best in the business. Enquire about attendance here!