Investing in Digital Technology
Join us at the 2020 Triad Digital Technology Conference as we explore how others have invested in Digital Transformation: what has been their digital journey? Learn what new skills you need to remain competitive in this era. Understand the digital culture that must be created in your organization. Peer into what’s waiting around the corner for the next generation of digital technology.
Rethinking Investment Valuation for the Agile Methodology
Conventional capital budgeting or cost benefit analysis doesn’t truly capture the essence of flexibility offered under the Agile methodology. A new dynamic valuation approach is required as a supplement to the conventional approach. This presentation will outline an approach that provides the flexibility of being able to choose a course correction for the initiative from several options.
Coding That Sparks Joy With Quarkus
Does your heart beat faster when you’re developing your Java application? Does it spark joy when you’re coding? If not, then it’s time to leave some old ways behind.
Join us on this live coding session and get familiar with Quarkus. You’ll learn to love how your old and new favorite APIs will start in a matter of milliseconds and consume tiny amounts of memory. Hot reload capabilities for development will give you instant sparks of joy!
How to Ensure Strategic Goals Align with the Realities of Implementing Technology Initiatives
Investing in digital technology pre-supposes that you will get a return on your investment. How do you ensure that digital technology investments align with your strategic goals?
Launch is Only the Beginning; Planning the Post-launch Investment
Asessing and Building your Team's E-Commerce Capabilities in an ever changing marketplace
Design Thinking is Bullsh*t. Long Live Design Thinking.
You’ve heard of design thinking as a way to solve problems through user research, novel ideas and rapid prototyping. Maybe you’ve even participated in a design thinking workshop before. While design thinking can be a powerful methodology, detractors argue the results lead nowhere. Novel ideas with non-actionable delivery. Concepts with no buy-in. Roadmaps with no roads. Meanwhile your day-to-day responsibilities creep back in (or perhaps they never left) while all those collective insights get put aside, never to appear again. In effect, bullsh*t. Yet design thinking lives on. Why? Join Eric Ellis as he dives into the true value of design thinking “underneath the phases” by looking at common pitfalls and using first-hand cases studies and useful tips from his work at Airbnb, Google, Dropbox, Intuit, and more.
PODS - Mack/Volvo Truck's Digital Building Block
Panel Discussion: Investing in Digital Technology in the Triad
A panel of technology leaders from Greensboro and Winston-Salem discuss how the Triad community is investing in infrastructure to raise the capabilities of Digital Technology in the region.
The panelists will be:
Rob Robless, moderator
Peter Marsh, Flywheel Coworking
Bobby Davis, Coder Foundry
TBD, UNC Greensboro
TBD, Wake Forest University