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Innovation Forum Seminar - Leaders, Not Technology, Creates Competitive Advantage

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Date: 07 March 2018
Time(s): 0800-1030
Venue: Ibec, 86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
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As businesses pour resources into AI, Blockchain, IoT and other emerging technologies, many business leaders struggle to keep up. They focus on the technology as creating new sustainable competitive advantage, yet all businesses have access to most of the same resources.

The key difference between the digital innovators and those that are simply 'doing digital' can be found in the traits of the leadership. Some of the best business leaders of global technology firms are not technical. They rise above the technology and use data driven decision making to help with strategic planning. Those strategic plans guide their technology developments, their innovation ideation and create thriving businesses. 

This seminar is for senior leaders responsible for creating new competitive advantage. This session will help stimulate their thinking on strategic planning and further develop their mindset around that of a digital innovator. A follow-up workshop will take place in May to assist business leaders to build a smart, innovative organisation that can compete in the digital economy. 

Delivered by Prof Niall McKeown 

Niall McKeown is the CEO of Ionology, a leading provider of leadership education in the digital transformation space. Niall is the co-author of the book 'The 7 Principles of Digital Business Strategy' and has worked with many of the most successful technology businesses around the world. He is a visiting Professor at Ulster University and his frameworks and methods are taught in leading entrepreneurship universities around the world.


0800-0830 Networking/Teas/Coffees

0830-0840 Introduction - Dave Feenan Innovation Forum

0840-0845 Welcome - Anthony McCauley Head of Research Fujitsu Irl and Chair of Forum

0845-0945 Niall McKeown CEO Ionology

0945-1015 Q&A/Close

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