Tag Archives: Digital Disruption

Predicting which jobs will be disrupted

Parents everywhere are wondering about the career choices that they should encourage their children to pursue.  While some careers are already badly disrupted, others seem to be flying.  How do you tell which activities will be valued in the decades … Continue reading

Posted in careers, digital disruption | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Who are we leaving behind?

I was recently invited to deliver the keynote address at the University of Melbourne engineering and IT awards night. I took the opportunity to challenge today’s students to think about the people being left behind as in the move to … Continue reading

Posted in digital disruption | Tagged | Leave a comment

Analogue business with a digital facade

Everyone is talking about digital disruption and the need to transform their company into a “digital business”.  However, ask most people what a digital business is and they’ll talk in terms of online shopping, mobile channels or the latest wearable … Continue reading

Posted in digital disruption, information economy, Information Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Your insight might protect your job

Technology can make us lazy.  In the 1970s and 80s we worried that the calculator would rob kids of insight into the mathematics they were learning.  There has long been evidence that writing long-hand and reading from paper are far … Continue reading

Posted in digital disruption, information economy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Reinventing the economy by using and buying IT differently

If any modern economy wants to keep, or even add, value to their country as the digital economy grows it has to search for productivity in new ways.  That means bringing together innovations from IT that are outside today’s core … Continue reading

Posted in digital disruption, information economy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Digital disruption – short fuse, big bang?

Over the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with a range of my Deloitte colleagues on a report into the “digital disruption” of business. The result brings together the impacts of digital technologies, with the explosion of … Continue reading

Posted in Customer, Information Management, Information Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bringing together digital, cloud and big data

History is replete with examples where ideas are launched with great fanfare and yet fail while subsequent iterations of very similar ideas are hugely successful.  The difference between a failed good idea and a success is often only a matter … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Information Management, Information Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment