In the age of digital transformation, the most successful innovation and change projects happen when they involve a whole team. In addition, learning from peers and thought leaders is crucial for expanding viewpoints and mastering the latest technologies. Digital transformation conferences and online events can become a source of inspiration for team members who want to make sound investments and strategic decisions.
If your organization's IT and business projects seem to be sitting collecting dust, you might be ready to attend a digital transformation conference.
Drive Change Within Your Organization
Digital transformation helps your organization to adapt to changing business needs and market requirements and increase the quality and efficiency of internal processes. It reimagines how to do business and converts mundane customer experiences into positive ones. Digital transformation helps you plan, prepare, and innovate.
As you plan, your colleagues are more likely to dismiss or ignore your initiative if you don’t speak to their personal interests. Collaboration is key to building trust and data confidence when collecting and distributing information across the organization. However, reaching and keeping the right people engaged means sending the right message at the right time that speaks to their specific context.
From Order Taker to Trusted Advisor
The business and IT worlds are overflowing with thought leadership and discussions about digital transformation. This is perhaps not so surprising, given that these processes and changes affect every corner of an organization. It does, however, become difficult to navigate and decipher what is of value to you and your organization’s goals.
Bad habits can gain ground in any organization. Departments can develop roadblocks in understanding the issues each faces daily. The IT department, in particular, becomes a sort of order taker, only hearing from others when bugs or system problems are reported.
The Enterprise Architecture ecosystem needs a better approach, one that helps you and your organization make better and more informed business decisions. The approach should improve operational efficiency and engagement and encourage business innovation.
That’s where industry experts come in. Particularly the ones whose focus has always been on the human side of technology and business. With these thought leaders sharing their expertise, you can become that trusted advisor that your organization needs. You can help directly impact the change within your organization simply by harnessing the knowledge in your organization.
Keep Yourself at the Forefront
Conferences tend to be a space for sharing the latest trends and learnings. Maybe you’re just as passionate about digital transformation as we are and are ready to hear from and engage with others. Listen, observe, and connect with your colleagues.
2023 is shaping up to be an action-packed year for conferences, with many now taking place in person. In addition, most conferences now also offer an option to attend online, meaning many excellent opportunities to meet and share insights from industry thought leaders and change-makers from the comfort of your own screen.
We’ve collected our top digital transformation conferences to attend in 2023:
21-23 March 2023, Washington DC Area, USA/Hybrid
The Business Architecture Guild® and OMG® have hosted the Business Architecture Innovation Summit™ for a decade. This is the creme de la creme of events, dedicated to delivering success stories, industry advancements, key learnings, and expediting adoption across the globe. Summit sessions delve deeper into long-settled topics to focus on business architecture value in practice across business scenarios and the industry. The 2023 program will feature topics including achieving a digital twin, customer experience optimization, IT architecture transformation, strategy execution, and much more.
29 March 2023 (online)
We had to include this one. Using EA to Successfully Align Strategy and Execution will mark the 16th episode of Ardoq's Behind the Future LinkedIn live series. Ardoq's very own Henrik Holth will be joined by the Manager Technology Strategy & Transformation at Deloitte, Robert Pröber. They'll discuss how Robert utilized his 16+ years of experience in architecting IT solutions to enable a successful digital transformation. Robert will share the most common mistakes when connecting EA to the whole business strategy.
22-24 May 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Alongside their much-respected industry reports, world-leading consultancy firm Gartner also organizes prestigious IT conferences. The Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit 2023 will bring together leading tech providers and industry peers to discuss the latest insights into application strategies, software engineering leadership, emerging technologies, and more!
Exchange Americas, 11 May 2023 (online) & Exchange Europe, 14 September 2023 (online)
The challenge for Enterprise Architects is continually evolving - organizations are becoming more reliant on technology to deliver competitive advantage, but how can this be delivered in a way that enables innovation? switchON will showcase how the future of Enterprise Architecture depends on the ability to engage across the organization - from an ivory tower to an empowered community. These online-only conferences allow participants to hear from industry experts and learn about the latest trends, all from the comfort of their own screen.
21 September 2023, NYC, New York
Learn from industry experts as they share digital transformation best practice, tips to tackle common challenges, and lessons learned along the way at the annual Digital Transformation Conference. The full program is yet to be announced, but expect a range of speakers from a wealth of industries, fireside chats, workshops, panel discussions, and more.
4-5 October 2023, ExCeL London, UK
IT decision-makers will gather for two days in London to learn about the latest "must-have" technology insights and use cases from the world's top brands and leading experts. The two-day conference will allow attendees to dive into the what, why, and how of digital transformation. This will include top tips on how to meet today's evolving demands and how to best prepare for what's ahead.
9-12 October 2023, London, UK
This four-day event promises an unparalleled learning experience, bringing together Enterprise Architects from across the globe. EAs will share their experiences from various real-life case studies, providing attendees with expert insights, tips and tricks of the trade, and plenty of networking opportunities.
Keep an eye on Ardoq's event calendar for our future first and third-party events.Ardoq This article is written by Ardoq as it has multiple contributors, including subject matter experts.