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A.T. Kearney

November 07, 2013 09:00 ET

A.T. Kearney Hosts New York's 2nd Annual Digital Business Forum Executive Roundtable

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - A.T. Kearney will host the 2nd Annual Digital Business Forum New York Executive Roundtable, an event that will allow participants to experience the future of digital business, connect with thought leaders and co-create new ideas to revolutionize business by building in or further developing the digital component. The Executive Roundtable, whose goal it is to enable participants to build new relationships and take away new ideas, promises to be a unique combination of presenters, venues and discussions. The event will include a site visit to New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a facility that fosters innovation in design, prototyping and new manufacturing.

Todd Huseby, partner with A.T. Kearney and lead for the Digital Business Forum, notes, "Digitally-driven disruptions have transformed industries, and for the most part, large organizations today do not appear ready for the scope and speed of the coming disruptions. While some companies have responded with constructive steps, for example building-in digital aspects to traditional products and services, these adjustments to the new digital reality are capturing only a fraction of the shifting value. The roundtable will accordingly examine this shifting value to better understand the opportunities available. It's hard for any huge company to do more than inch toward digital, especially since it's difficult to predict when, or from which source, the next disruption will come. We're convening to discuss all of these transformations and how to best prepare for them."

This year's panel comprises a diverse group of speakers and panelists which will stimulate dialogue and idea generation, including: Ulrich Quay, managing director, BMW i Ventures; Ari Lightman, distinguished service professor & director, CIO Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Glen Salow, former chief information officer at Ameriprise; Alex Campbell, co-founder & chief information officer, Vibes; Erica Dhawan, globally recognized leadership expert; Justin Hendrix, acting executive director at NYC Media Lab; Veronika Sonsev, chief executive officer and founder, inSparq.com; Scott Cohen, co-founder, New Lab; Dan Kraft, director, product and service development for vehicles, Allstate Insurance Company, Rudolph Lohmeyer, director, A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council.

The forum will engage participants in three topics central to the long-term success and differentiation of any business:

  • Digital Products & Services: "Building digital into the business in a hyper-connected world" 
  • Channel Transformation: "Making the digital physical and the physical digital"
  • Digital Organization: "Organizing and innovating at the speed of digital"

Digital disruption is one of the most significant factors driving business and societal change today and in the future. Today's well-established companies in traditional industries have survived and even thrived throughout previous waves of technology innovation. However, A.T. Kearney believes the current wave of digital innovation is different. The speed, scope, and sources of innovations are more intense, profoundly challenging existing business models. Harnessing the advantages of digital innovation is critical to securing the future of today's established enterprises.

Please visit the Digital Business Forum New York Executive Roundtable website to learn more about the event, updates on speakers and panelists. http://www.atkearney.com/web/digital-business-forum-executive-roundtable-2013/home

About the Digital Business Forum
The Digital Business Forum is a global multidisciplinary network of senior executives focused on developing strategic foresight into the impact of digitization on business and society. The DBF provides a unique opportunity to expand members' peripheral vision into digital innovations and their transformative implications in a global business context. To find out more about the Digital Business Forum as well as this event, please go to http://www.atkearney.com/web/digital-business-forum/.

About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking partners that delivers immediate impact and growing advantage for its clients. We are passionate problem solvers who excel in collaborating across borders to co-create and realize elegantly simple, practical, and sustainable results. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on the most mission-critical issues to the world's leading organizations across all major industries and service sectors. A.T. Kearney has 58 offices located in major business centers across 40 countries.

To read more about A.T. Kearney's Digital Business Forum, please visit:
http://www.atkearney.com/web/digital-business-forum/about-us

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