Meet four of the players setting the digital agenda today
We might be stating the obvious here, but there is a huge digital transformation going on. A quick look at the world’s industrial history shows that the digital changes applied to basically all industries over the last decade, is creating a new paradigm.
And it might be one of the biggest industrial shifts in modern history, but it’s still too soon to tell for sure. Even so, Telenor is working hard to understand how this digital transition is reshaping the very basis of modern business. At the heart of this work is a premier gathering of leaders and innovators in media, technology and communications, fittingly dubbed Digital Winners.
– Digital Winners has become Telenor Group’s flagship event for innovation and digital transformation. A key networking platform to exchange best corporate innovation practices. I am personally looking forward to this year’s impressive lineup of speakers and meeting with some truly inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders, says Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group.
A digital media head
One of the speakers invited to set the agenda for DW 2015 is Sindre Østgård – a versatile mind with a clear focus on all things digital. After graduating from Chaos Pilot University in Aarhus, Denmark, Sindre embarked on a 10-year journey through various departments at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). From 2009-2014 he held the position as Head of Digital Media with full strategic responsibility for all online and mobile services in the NRK. In other words, he’s no lightweight and has a pretty good scope of what happens in media and tech. But can he help us cast a light on the changes emerging as a result of the digital transformation?
– Any established industry with a competitive advantage that can be digitized, will potentially be disrupted by new players that manage to create a superior user experience around the right incentives, thus becoming the platform that attracts suppliers and users in a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle. This happens in media and telco, and will happen in many other industries in the coming years.
Digital transformation in media and academics
Sindre Østgård isn’t the only one to set the digital agenda. As Sigve Brekke pointed out, there’s an impressive lineup of speakers attending DW 2015. Among those who set the digital agenda you will also find these extremely interesting people:
Raju Narisetti is Senior vice president of Strategy for News Corp and is involved in new ventures and acquisitions that help drive digital growth and ongoing reshaping of News Corp. He has an impressive background in the media industry, and while working as Managing Editor of the Washington post, teams he oversaw won no less than three Pulitzer Prizes. We’re sure he’ll bring some interesting perspective on the digital transformation in the media industry.
Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategic Management at Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, Antwerp Management School and Visiting Professor at London Business School. He brings an interesting academic point of view to the discussions surrounding the digital transformation of today. Jamie’s research and teaching focuses on Leadership, Creativity, Innovation and Transformation, and he has extensive experience in boosting the creativity of firms in developing markets in Asia, Africa and the Americas. That’s definitely an interesting mix!
We could probably go on forever, but we won’t. Instead we encourage you to have a peak at the lineup yourself, and make sure to book your tickets in time! It’s all happening on October 21-22, secure your spot in the audience here.