Firms across the world may be at different points in their journeys to becoming a digital enterprise, but there’s little doubt that the tumultuous nature of the last 18 months or so has driven many businesses to deliver a decade’s worth of innovation in less than two years.
For some companies, this has been uncharted territory; for others, it’s meant revving up their digital transformation engines. To stay ahead of the pack in this changing world, firms must continue to accelerate their journey to become agile, digital enterprises that are primed to respond to unseen challenges that lie around the bend.
With that in mind, we’re thrilled to be hosting Workday Industry Insights EMEA: Accelerate Your Digital Enterprise Journey, a virtual event where we’ll discuss the impact of digital acceleration on businesses across a variety of sectors. The event is coming up on 18 November, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn, find new ways to innovate, and gain inspiration from other business leaders.
We’ll be joined by a mix of industry experts, Workday customers, and a few special guests who will be sharing their insights on thriving in a changing world. Here’s what you can look forward to across each unique industry track:
Embracing Digital Acceleration in Professional and Business Services
As global organisations of all sizes adapt to a changing world of work, they must look to services firms to fill gaps and help them rebuild for the future. Now is the time for professional and business services (PBS) firms to harness this opportunity to shape the skills and offerings that will be key to businesses everywhere.
To help unpack all of this, Kate Russell, journalist, author and speaker, will host a series of conversations with expert guests. These sessions will explore how through increased competition, an uncertain economic climate, and new remote delivery models, professional and business services firms must up the ante on digital acceleration.
She’ll be joined by Jeremy Lief, partner, HR transformation and technology consulting, PwC, for a session discussing how professional services firms are embracing digital and shifting gears when it comes to innovation and change.
In a separate session, we’re honoured to be joined by a number of Workday PBS customers, including BDO UK and Capita. These firms from across the EMEA region will be on hand to discuss the challenges they face and how they’ve been able to thrive during such unprecedented times.
How Retail Has Moved the Needle on Digital
For retailers, the last 18 months have exposed which organisations were prepared for disruption and which were not. Companies that had already invested in technology to support rapid changes to business operations, such as curbside pickup, delivery, and online ordering, were able to quickly pivot to new business models. For retailers that did not, there’s work to do.