Cognizant Community Australia 2019 highlights included keynotes, networking events and dining experiences at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney.
Country Manager, Cognizant Australia and New Zealand
Every major business technology shift involves making a leap from one S-curve of progress to the new, emerging curve. It’s easy to miss the jump point—and wind up making new digital investments in old models. In this provocative talk, Ben explained how to make the leap to the new digital curve. He revealed how to recognize the dangerous stall zone and its traps, whether denying the power of digital or revisiting old business models hoping to recapture past glory. Ben offered practical advice for accelerating past stall zones and driving your organization toward delivering new customer experiences and transformed operating and technology models.
Vice President & Managing Director, Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work
Sandra revealed how digital transformation is unfolding in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region. She drew on fresh IDC research and benchmarks about how companies are achieving digital on a broad and deep scale. Using IDC’s framework for evaluating digital transformation maturity, Sandra outlined the capabilities companies must develop in using data and analytics, delivering customer experiences and developing new talent and leaders. She also provided real world snapshots of how companies are developing digital maturity in these areas and achieving new business success.
Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
In this energising keynote, Stephen shared his personal insights into the secrets of disruptive leadership in the 21st century, drawing on his unparalleled experience to offer a provocative prescription for leaders of businesses large and small, including how they need to master data, analytics and AI in order to dominate the business battlegrounds of the future.
Founder of the Digital CEO, Former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand
Ben Pring, Vice President & Managing Director, Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work
Presenter and Moderator
General Manager Digital, Blackwoods
CEO of Emergent
Director of Customer & Operations Transformation, IDP Education
Chief Customer Officer, Personal Insurance, QBE Insurance
General Manager, Technology Transformation, ANZ Bank
Managing Director, Retail Distribution Australia, ANZ Bank
Marita discussed her work in robotics and AI and the impact of those technologies on the future of work, sharing her vision for how robotics and automation complement and extend human strengths. Marita also inspired the attendees with her story of growing up in a single-parent family in Cairns and how she arrived where she is today—leading a robotics company, spearheading a global organization that encourages young women to explore robotics and engineering careers and pushing the boundaries of technology.
Founder at aubot, Robotist and Entrepreneur