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Optimal User Experience in a Distributed World

on 24-Mar-2021 15:54:04 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
For many, connecting to enterprise applications remotely has become part of everyday working life. The ability to “just connect” to any app, from any device, anywhere, and at any time, is the foundation of great user experience. In partnership with leading cloud security company, Zscaler, members explored the impact of ubiquitous connectivity on security, and how security strategy must evolve to enhance the user experience.
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Securing the Future of Agile Access

on 23-Mar-2021 13:41:06 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
When COVID-19 hit, many organisations had to accelerate digital transformation overnight and security strategies were placed under the spotlight. Now with privileged access management giving malicious hackers more opportunity to exploit organisational vulnerabilities, businesses are repeatedly putting themselves at the risk of having exposed assets, costly damage and a difficult path to recovery. In a new era of cloud-first and movements to Azure Active Directory, 90% of organisations worldwide have concerns about storing access credentials in the cloud. In addition, many organisations struggle with complexity of environments, leaving gaps that are vulnerable to attack. Members gathered on Zoom to discuss how to utilise zero trust frameworks and how to streamline access processes to drive business continuity and operational agility.
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Solving the Digital Consumer Paradox

on 18-Mar-2021 16:36:21 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
With the UK on its third national lockdown, consumer trends have shifted, behaviours have ingrained and businesses are having to adapt. The push for emotionally intuitive interaction across industries has become stronger, with 69% of business leaders agree that humanising customer experience will become a key differentiator for brands in 2021 (Digital Trends Report 2021). Organisations today face a paradox: customers demand efficiency and speed, but they also want to be understood with empathy and a human touch. As we move into an increasingly digital world, technology will drive change. Members gathered on Zoom to discuss the challenges around humanising customer experience and how to leverage cloud, automation and AI to deliver efficient and emotionally intuitive customer experiences.
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Advance Your Analytics: The Art of the Possible

on 11-Mar-2021 11:25:17 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
The journey to analytic maturity is long and complex. CIOs worldwide prioritise investment in data analytics and the ROI of robust data strategies is clear: a 30% year-on-year growth is enjoyed by organisations that make significant use of data to differentiate themselves in the market. And yet, organisations struggle with cultural and technological barriers when it comes to modernising data strategies and unlocking real-time analysis capability.  IT, data and business intelligence professionals gathered on Zoom to discuss the steps to achieving analytic maturity and data excellence, and how to bring teams and organisations on the journey.
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Articulating the Disruptive Investment Gap

on 18-Feb-2021 10:23:36 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Thought Leadership
On a bleary January morning, my phone pinged with urgency. It was telling me that an army of amateur investors, captained by subreddit r/WallStreetBets, had collectively spiked the stock price of GameStop against the predictions of downturn from Wall Street hedge fund managers. The battle that ensued gripped the global imagination with somewhat of an underdog story, but what underpins this narrative is the power of perception to rapidly transform the value of something.  
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How To Build Digital Advantage

on 11-Feb-2021 13:06:52 By | Louisa Cervero | 0 Comments | Event reports
Adopting a modernised, decentralised approach to digital infrastructure proved to be a successful way of working in 2020 when agility and adaptability were key. In 2021, embedding these altered ways of working for long-term success is what business leaders need to do to continue their upward trajectory. Members convened for a virtual working lunch in partnership with Equinix to discuss how to build digital advantage for business agility.
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2021: A State of Optimism?

on 26-Jan-2021 09:43:01 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Thought Leadership
“Cautious optimism is hugely important,” the CIO of a large coffeeshop chain told us at the end of 2020. The sentiment of caution is familiar: the lockdown life we have all come to know is characterised by endless cancelled plans, delayed returns to the office and an underlying sense of uncertainty. Any optimism that we entertain must be held up with the slightest suspicion that our well-laid plans may indeed fall apart. 
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Delivering Future Transport through Data

on 13-Jan-2021 15:37:48 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, transport companies were each carving out a path to data maturity. Today, this journey has accelerated, with an unprecedented collapse in passenger numbers forcing a shift in strategy and speed of delivery. Data leaders across road, rail and air convened virtually to explore the findings of new research by Cognizant and MuleSoft, in partnership with Nimbus Ninety, that explores what is driving data strategy across the UK transport sector.
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Inspiring Leaders in Retail: Lessons On Being Bold Through Uncertainty

on 11-Dec-2020 17:22:56 By | Louisa Cervero | 0 Comments | Event reports
Retailers have had an undeniably difficult year in 2020. Facing multiple lockdowns and a fast-tracked digital transformation, it is one of the sectors hardest hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking ahead to 2021, there are certainly challenges that remain, but also a great deal of opportunities. Members convened for a virtual breakfast in partnership with Equinix to discuss what 2021 will look like for the retail industry, as well as how to exploit data and drive infrastructure innovation. 
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Rapid Automation for Business Resilience

on 10-Dec-2020 17:55:36 By | Louisa Cervero | 0 Comments | Event reports
Automation has been on businesses’ digital transformation agenda for a considerable amount of time. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses must accelerate their digital transformation, specifically in regards to optimising costs and efficiency - but the question is, how does this work in practice? Members convened virtually, for an event in partnership with Conexiom, to understand the role that automation plays in building long-term business resilience.
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