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21 August 2015
Thought Leadership Series on the Digital Economy

Thought Leadership Series on the Digital Economy 

Over the past three years, we have regularly been surprised by digital disruption: how it appears in new and unexpected areas, how it upsets and disrupts the incumbents in industries and sectors, and how it effects change across industries, functions and business processes. Typically, four forces (or a subset of them) trigger and underpin digital disruption: cloud, mobile, social media and big data. Ali the signs are favourable to see an increase in digital disruption in 2015 and beyond.

Typical questions we need to respond to are: How do we prepare for digital disruption in our sector and/or business? How do we remain relevant? How do we recognise and capitalise on the opportunities it offers? What does this mean for the way we think and do in terms of innovation? What are the Implications for organisational practices? What do successful companies do?

To deliberate, share and explore this topic in depth, please join us on 21 August 2015 for the second discussion in the 2015 Thought Leadership Series on the Digital Economy.

Topic: Organisational Agality in the face of digital disruption 

Speaker: Mr Brian Pinnock, Head of Innovation, Internet Solutions, Dimension Data

We look forward to your views, experiences and inputs.

Venue:Schoolof Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville

Programme: 
07:30-  07:45 Light breakfast

07:45 -07:55 Opening and welcome

08:00 -09:00 Prof Kobus VISSer (Dean: EMS Faculty) Guest Speaker Mr Brian Pinnock.

09:00 -09:30 Questions and discussion
Brian has been in the Information communications technology industry since gradu­ating from UCT in 1992 with a BSc in Computer Science. In that time he has worked invarious roles for both South African and international organisations focused mainly on enterprise networking and telecommunications. He is also a founding member of a start-up ICT company that was listed onthe JSE in the late 1990s. He is currently the General Manager for Innovation at Internet Solutions (A division of Dimension Data). He completed his Maste(s degree in InformationSystems in 2011 and is currently pursuing a PhDat UCT.

Seats are limited so please book in advance. Click here to RSVP with Ms Melissa Maans