What’s Next welcomes Accenture as Knowledge Partner
By Karamjit Singh May 18, 2016
- Sees conference as good platform for organisations to exchange insights
- Fusionex MD sees huge opportunities to unlock value, see patterns from data
WITH the What’s Next: The Business Impact of Disruptive Technology conference just under two-and-a-half months away, I am super-excited to announce that the world’s largest management consulting services company as measured by revenue, Accenture, has become part of the conference.
According to its Malaysia country managing director Janet Yap, “Organisations need to aggressively shift the focus of their digital talent and technology from enhancing efficiency to creating entirely new business models.
“This requires not just more digital investments, but broader organisational and cultural transformation in order to yield greater returns.
“Accenture is proud to be a Knowledge Partner of DNA’s What’s Next as it is a good platform for organisations to exchange insights about the impact of technology on businesses,” she says.
With 2015 net revenues of US$31 billion, you can say Accenture knows a thing or three about assisting companies, and one of the areas it has focused very strongly on over the past few years has been in understanding the transition of work and play from analogue to digital, and how this can impact companies.
As Yap (pic) says, What’s Next is a good platform for companies to come together and exchange ideas and insights about the impact of digital on their businesses and their customers even.
At the same time, DNA also welcomes Fusionex International Plc, arguably the leading Malaysian big data and analytics company, as our Supporting Sponsor.
This marks Fusionex’s return as it was also a sponsor last year at our inaugural conference.
Explaining why it chose to support What’s Next for the second year in a row, Fusionex founder and managing director Ivan Teh states, “At Fusionex, we believe that to succeed in today’s modern world, one has to think the unthinkable, and disrupt from within one’s own organisation, to avoid being disrupted by the outside world.”
Fusionex likes the digital and brick-and-mortar focus that What's Next has and believes it can help.
“We believe that companies have huge opportunities to unlock value and see patterns from the stories their data can tell them, and that’s where Fusionex’s advance data management platform, experience and expertise could be very helpful,” says Teh.
I think the presence of these two influential partners, along with Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation, also a returning sponsor, says a lot about the importance of this mega trend of digital impacting business and consumers.
I prefer to call this mega trend ‘Life going digital’ because it is inevitable that anything that can be digitised, will.
And this means businesses, especially large brick-and-mortar players, will need to be on top of this change or risk getting swamped by this mega trend.
Do get your tickets to enjoy the early bird rate we have and I guarantee you will enjoy the conversations and sharing that will happen at What’s Next where Berjaya Corporation group of companies founder and chairman Vincent Tan will be the keynote speaker.
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