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We are standing at the dawn of a digital business revolution, but we barely realize it. As with the beginning of every revolution, those in the midst of it can feel it, sense it, and realize that something big is happening. Yet, it’s hard to quantify the shift. The data isn’t clear. From how we interact with each other to how we engage with organizations, the shift is right in front of us. However, organizations usually react to change by denying, delaying, and disparaging—a key reason why 52% of the Fortune 500 companies have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt or fallen off the list since the year 2000.
Digital business disruption is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Social, organizational and technology shifts require a new way of thinking about business, one that leverages a digital DNA to deliver experiences and outcomes and to transition from selling products to keeping brand promises. Learn how digital transformation allows you to use digital to disrupt instead of become one of the disrupted.
Our speaker, R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog A Software Insider’s Point of View. With 10s of millions of page views per year, this blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His best-selling book Disrupting Digital Business provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt or fallen off the list since 2000. The impact of digital disruption is real. However, it is not the technologies that drive this change. It’s a shift in how new business models are created.
Wang is a dynamic keynote speaker and business strategist working with clients on digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce and big data. His research firm advises Global 2000 companies on the future, business strategy and disruptive technology adoption. Ray is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service and other global media outlets. Wang has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award.