Digital transformation: gain an exclusive insight

Posted on 25 Jan 2017 by The Manufacturer

Join The Manufacturer and Microsoft on Wednesday February 8 to hear exclusive insights into digital transformation and be one of the first to see the unveiling of Microsoft Dynamics 365.

The most successful enterprises are the ones that know how to engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations, embrace digital transformation and make the most out of every moment.

This has been one of the most turbulent years the UK has ever experienced, politically and economically. With the Leave campaign winning the EU referendum and profound political changes in the US, one word has come to characterise the world we now live in: uncertainty. And as anyone in business will testify, uncertainty is the enemy of planning.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: London

Wednesday February 8, 2017 | 08:30 – 14:00

Altitude 360, 21 – 24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

To register for the event, or to find out more information, visit the website.

Come and hear how digital transformation is impacting your industry through a keynote by Microsoft worldwide head of customer success, Sumit Goyal, and four exclusive perspectives sessions led by industry experts representing The Manufacturer; Retail Week; TUK Authority, and the British Bankers Association. The four sessions will be tracked and attendance is based on your registration selection.

Digital transformation in manufacturing

The Manufacturing session will be led by Nick Peters, Editorial Director of The Manufacturer  (see box below) and will include a presentation and a panel discussion. The presentation will centre on the findings from the latest Annual Manufacturing Reportwhich reflects the views of a huge array of companies and their leaders from across the entire industrial spectrum about the challenges that face them over the coming 12 months.

As well as offering examples of how manufacturers are dealing with these challenges and what lessons other companies in the sector can learn from them, a strong focus will be the challenge and opportunity posed by the digital transformation obliging companies to examine the fundamentals of how they do business.

Chaired by Nick Peters, the panel discussion includes such industry heavyweights as Pierre d’Imbleva, Chief Information Officer (Renault Sport Formula One Team – ‎Renault Sport Racing) and Phil Wood, Group IT Director (Rotork Plc). The discussion will explore how manufacturers are coping with the rapid pace of change demanded by digital transformation, focusing on topics including:

  • Cyber-security in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • IP protection in the connected supply chain
  • Changes to the workforce
  • Financing the future
Nick Peters, editorial director, The Manufacturer - part of Hennik Research.
Nick Peters, editorial director, The Manufacturer.

Nick Peters
Editorial director, The Manufacturer – part of Hennik Research.

Nick Peters manages the production of content across all of The Manufacturer’s magazine and digital channels. He is a lifelong journalist, broadcaster and writer, today specialising in coverage of manufacturing, enterprise, leadership and the future of work. He has been a foreign correspondent in Brussels and in Washington DC, and over the course of his career has worked for the Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday and has reported for BBC TV, ITN, and LBC.