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Which-50: Three emerging trends driving digital business: Gartner Infographic

http://hazstat.com/category/bodily-fluids-cleanup/page/2/ BY Staff Writers, Which-50, Friday October 31, 2014 –  BY Staff Writers, Friday October 31, 2014 “Smart Things” will pave the path to digital business, according to a blog post and infographic from tech research outfit Gartner which also outlines three key trends that characterise the transformation journey: the democratisation of technology, dematerialisation, and disintermediation. Steve Prentice, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, described the confluence of these trends in his recent presentation…

Practical strategies in directing digital disruption: Orchestrate Partner Malcolm Alder to present at next AICD Directors Briefing on handling digital disruption

Orchestrate Partner and co-founder Malcom Alder will be presenting at the next Australian Institute of Company Directors briefing on digital disruption on Tuesday December 2nd in Sydney. The briefing covers practical strategies and insights on how to respond to digital disruption from the boardroom and follows on from a sell-out AICD digital disruption briefing for board directors we here at Orchestrate attended a couple of months ago. Joining Malcolm on…

AFR.com: Tech start-ups target financial advisers

Rose Powell, AFR.com, 15th October, 2014 – Westpac Banking Group’s head of digital strategy planning has said banks can no longer rely on the complex regulatory environment, and deep reserves of profit, customers and distributors to retain customers in the face of heightened competition from aggressive tech start-ups. A panel of banking entrepreneurs and Westpac advisers held in Sydney on Tuesday found financial advisers are top of tech entrepreneur’s hit-lists…

Gartner Report: CIOs Must “Flip” Their Leadership Styles to Grasp the Digital Opportunity

Gartner, 6th October, 2014 – “To grasp the digital opportunity, incrementally improving IT performance isn’t enough,” said Dave Aron, vice president and Gartner Fellow. Digitalization is no longer a sideshow — it has moved to center stage and is changing the whole game. CIOs now have a unique opportunity, but they must ‘flip’ their information, technology, value and people leadership practices to deliver on the digital promise.” More…

AFR.com: NBN – the never-ending story

David Ramli and Paul Smith, AFR.com, 28th August, 2014 – For a project that both sides of politics agree needs to happen, the national broadband network has turned into an argument with no end. The long-awaited release of a $2 million cost-benefit analysis into the initiative late on Tuesday night, will do nothing to change that, and has already seen both sides of the debate dig in deeper to their…

Which-50: Digital and other technologies are transforming how the world learns

Andrew Birmingham, Which-50, 11th August, 2014 – Australia’s education market exports $16 billion in services. Compare that with US education exports – of $22 billion – and the picture that emerges is that of a vibrant sector punching well above its weight in global terms. Indeed, according to Matthew Burley, Advisor, Technology enabled Innovations in Learning & Teaching-TILT, Global Mindset with four of the top education faculties (QS rankings), Australia…

Which-50: Wealth management confronts digital disruption as the rich demand progress

Andrew Birmingham, Which-50, 23rd June, 2014 – The world’s millionaires (and billionaires) have spoken. The wealth management industry that their extraordinary treasure trove sustains needs to lift its game and digitally transform its service offerings. A growing majority of  high network individuals (HNWI) will consider ditching their private bankers and wealth management companies unless those providers  start to deliver an integrated digital experience. And demography is like to exacerbate the…

Ex-AIMIA boss launches digital consultancy

Rosie Barker, AdNews, 17th March, 2014 – Former AIMIA boss John Butterworth aims to capitalise on the gap between corporate strategy and digital skills with the  a new consultancy that aims to pair up businesses with relevant digital agencies. Butterworth told AdNews that the impetus behind Orchestrate, the joint venture with former KPMG digital economy partner Malcolm Alder, is the spread of digital beyond the marketing and IT divisions to areas…

Former AIMIA boss launches digital consultancy with industry body partnership

Mumbrella, March 17th, 2014 – Former boss of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) John Butterworth has launched digital consulting business Orchestrate and signed a partnership with the industry body. Butterworth left AIMIA in September after nearly a decade at the helm to explore commercial opportunities and has founded Orchestrate with AIMIA board member and former KPMG digital economy partner Malcolm Alder. Orchestrate will provide digital strategy and related…

Coming to your living room, Australia’s TV revolution

Paul Smith, Australian Financial Review, 14th March, 2014 – Australian television viewers have more choice and control over the content they consume, but many will continue to skirt around in legal grey areas to take advantage of the wealth of options on offer ­globally, industry experts have said. Debate about the Australian media landscape intensified in the past week as traditional players jostled for position ahead of expected relaxation of…

KPMG’s Alder and AIMIA’s Butterworth form digital agency

Paul Smith , The Australian Financial Review, 11th March 2014 – KPMG digital heavyweight and NBN expert Malcolm Alder has formed his own digital agency along with John Butterworth, the former head of peak digital industry body AIMIA. Mr Alder quit the professional services giant, where he headed its digital economy practice, at the end of June last year. The high-profile partner wrote the $25 million McKinsey-KPMG national broadband network…

Malcolm Alder – How vulnerable is your business to digital disruption?

This article by Orchestrate Partner Malcolm Alder was first published on February 23, 2014 in Which-50, the digital intelligence business publisher for C-Suite executives. Thirty-five years ago, most people reading this article were either in full-time education – or not yet born!  It was long before the internet ruled our lives yet in 1979, Professor Michael Porter first published his simple yet ground-breaking framework for assessing competition within an industry.  It…

Malcolm Alder – Rethinking how to measure digital technology and productivity

This article by Orchestrate Partner Malcolm Alder was first published on November 16, 2013 in Which-50, the digital intelligence business publisher for C-Suite executives. Barely a day goes by without senior business and political leaders extolling the importance of improving productivity in the Australian economy.  And with good reason.Productivity improvement occurs when more outputs are generated from the same level of inputs.  Along with population growth and an increasing percentage of the…

Malcolm Alder – Recognising and managing internal disputes over digital

This article by Orchestrate Partner Malcolm Alder was first published on October 21, 2013 in Which-50, the digital intelligence business publisher for C-Suite executives. Virtually every key stroke you make online, every wireless transaction between a car and a tolling point, a credit card and an EFTPOS terminal, even the very action of people with smartphones entering and leaving electronically monitored buildings, sets off a slew of information flows. These pieces…