9th Infocom World Albania 2018
Embrace The Digital Transformation
Disruption caused by rapid changes in the market, competition, technology and customer expectations is forcing companies to rethink their business models, internal capabilities, and customer experience. In the current technological era, specifically within the app economy, consumers have more control in that they are interacting with organizations in creative, new and various ways. Consumer user interface and experience is paramount and ultimately influencing purchasing decisions. As a result, businesses are realizing the significance to how new digital technologies can transform their existing legacy businesses, driving business growth to truly innovate for consumers and keeping ahead of the competition. Transforming business models from their legacy core business to more of a digital business brings us to the main theme of Digital Transformation.
1st Session: From Smart Cities to Smart Living: The inevitable journey…
One of the next big targets of the digital age is the city. The combination of technology paired with physical infrastructure and services can simplify the live of residents. That’s the promise of the “smart city.” Smart Cities aren’t just a dream of the future. Thanks to wildly innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, many are already active and expanding rapidly. Local governments are leveraging cellular and Low Power Wide Area wireless technologies, to connect and improve infrastructure, efficiency, convenience and quality of life for residents and visitors. Citizens engage with smart city ecosystems in a variety of ways, using smartphones and mobile devices, as well as connected cars and homes. Pairing devices and data with a city’s physical infrastructure and services can cut costs and improve sustainability. Communities can improve energy distribution, streamline trash collection, decrease traffic congestion and lower criminality and even improve air quality with help from the IoT. In the midst of this “Utopian Futuristic” concept, can Albania as a late-comer, profit by adapting the latest technologies? This and more, to be discussed in the first session of Infocom.
2nd Session:The World of the Digital Natives: Closing the gap between generations!
Each generation experiences influential moments in history that separate its members from other generations and binds them as peers. For the digital natives, many of these moments revolve around digital technology and just about every social network which marks a pivotal point in their “coming of age”. Millennials represent the largest demographic group in history; by 2025, Millennials are expected to comprise as much as 75% of the workforce. For these reasons, as well as their comfort with digital technology, being the workforce or the potential client, digital natives are already having a tremendous impact on the business landscape. What seems appealing to this generation, has a huge drive in the booming startup world, which itself is being nurtured by a young generation of entrepreneurs. In Albania, Millennials grew up during a time of transition, political and economic imbalance, which may have affected differently and originally in what is yet to come from this generation. How can education be restructured, commerce to find its way online for good scalability, latest technologies to be adapted and provided by big companies and also the government to slowly embrace the futuristic era that is disrupting financial systems worldwide?