Even a decade ago, the idea of a digital economy was still largely viewed as something that could be as opposed to what it is now: something that is. Today, in 2017, the digital economy has moved from concept to reality.

In the new digital economy, consumers’ expectations have gone through the roof. There is no more “I’d like to have this feature” anymore; customers want what they want, and if you can give it to them, somebody else will. And customers know it, thanks to the Internet. The old rules of customer engagement no longer apply.

Today’s disruptor knows which way the wind is blowing. Every single day, companies on an upward trajectory are intensifying their efforts in key areas such as A.I., cloud, and big data.

More and more, the differentiator between those who have and those who have not and never will comes down to who is willing to lead, to cast off all status quos in favor of a new spirit of disruption and innovation. It is now apparent that success in the digital economy will come only to those organizations that would leave the first estate for the second.

You have an opportunity to learn how you can tap into the power of A.I., cloud, and data at IBM’s Disruptive Innovation Forum 2017, which takes place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto on Thursday, November 16th.

Among the industry thought leaders who will be participating in this year’s event:

  • Dino Trevisani, President, IBM Canada
  • Arlene Dickinson, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist
  • Christian Ali, CMO, Dream Payments
  • Allen Lalonde, Sr. Innovation Executive, IBM Canada Research & Development Centre
  • Jim Pickens, Technology Strategy and Analytics Lead, TD Bank Enterprise Real Estate
  • Bryson Koehler, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Watson and IBM Cloud
  • Ritika Gunnar, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Leader

With the shift to a digital economy amid sky-high consumer expectations, it has never been more important for survival-minded companies to become leaders, incorporating tools to design and build smarter applications that can design, build, and run one’s business securely.

Find out more or register today for IBM’s Disruptive Innovation Forum 2017.



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