Theme and Tracks

The theme of the conference is “Digital Transformation, Smart Learning Environments & the Future of Work”. With education and professional continuing education at the very core of DIGITEC 2017, the conference is designed with keynote addresses that deal with megatrends on technological innovations, big data and analytics, as well as technology trends that will impact education and industries in the coming years.

Organised around focused and general tracks, the concurrent workshop sessions will address areas that relate to trends in financial technology, human capital development as well as new ways of looking at skills development and training, such as FinTech and innovation, personalised and adaptive learning and 21st century management. While the General track covers a diverse range of topics related to the theme of the conference, the three focused tracks are centered on the following areas

Education & Technology

Our world is running on technology and intelligent systems. Facebook suggests our friends. Siri manages our calendars. Phone and tablet apps manage our money from wherever we are. Intelligent tutor systems prescribe learning activities at the level of difficulty and with the content most appropriate for learners in schools. Technological innovation never stops; opportunities and risks abound. This track will explore questions like “How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change the way we learn, find jobs and manage our customer services?” and “How will applications of artificial intelligence address challenges of learning, including language processing, reasoning and cognitive modeling?”. See what emerging tech providers need to have, both to manage risk and make the right choices that position your organisation for long-term success.

Financial Services

Rapidly advancing technologies, evolving customer expectations and a changing regulatory landscape are opening doors to disruptive innovation in financial services. From crypto-currencies to big data to peer-to-peer lending, fintech innovations have captured the attention and imagination of customers, investors and incumbents. This track will explore the potential for these innovations to transform the financial ecosystem as well as the risks and opportunities that could emerge from changes in the way financial services are structured, delivered and consumed in the future.

Human Capital & Leadership

Sweeping global forces are reshaping the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. From demographic upheavals and the rise of digital technology to rapid business-model innovation, and socially driven evolution in the employer-employee relationship, these are forces that are driving change for both HR functions and the organisations they serve, creating talent challenges and potential solutions radically different from those faced by previous generations of leaders. This track will explore what organisations need to know and do to manage the future workforce, and how HR can transform to embrace change and meet constantly evolving business needs in the future economy.