Episode 13

The Reality: Making Fragile Business Agile and Innovative - Part 2 with Fujitsu

Published on: 26th November, 2021

In this two part special, the HOW of enabling Business Agility and embedded Capacity to Innovate is centre stage, and with an inspiring focus on Human Centric change. We are joined by Brad Mallard, CTO for Northern West Europe at Fujitsu and a member of Fujitsu's Global CTO Office, and Nick Herbert, Head of Portfolio Applications and Multicloud at Fujitsu for an immersive conversation - so content packed we extended across these two episodes!

In Part 2, we continue our deep dive on today's agile imperative, firstly focussing on the nature of space and evolution of more decentralised ways of working across organisational structures and ecosystems that need to be increasingly fluid by design. In particular, we explore the impact of remote/hybrid working on inclusion and diversity, alongside productivity, mindfulness, creativity and ultimately happiness levels too. The very essence of fostering share value and creating a sustainable people based business!

We also focus in on skills, from data and technology literacy, to skills confidence. We consider gaps being experienced by many organisations today and how best to develop a learning culture, supporting people on their personal journeys and moving from STEM to STEAM to help grow possibly the most important skill of our time - curiosity! Brad and Nick share some fantastic examples of this support in action at Fujitsu, especially empowering the behavioural element of learning by doing or learning through experience, and this extends to customers who in turn become authentic natural advocates.

And we also unpack the impact of emergent technologies on the evolution of work, especially regards AI and Automation and on delivering a faster 'time to value' supported by a more iterative approach to change management, shared language and shared purpose. Our collective take focusses on the purpose to which technology is applied and showcases the complementary strengths of human-machine partnership, with inspiring examples of this across community collaboration, social value and sustainability. Indeed, rather than framing the future as one of technology centric innovation, we change the narrative to place the spotlight on human centric innovation, empowered by tech instead!

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Tomorrow's Tech Today
Bringing you the latest in technology, talent and transformational change with your host Prof Sally Eaves
Bringing you the latest news, views and experiences in Technology, Talent and Transformational change hosted by CTO, Author and leading Tech For Good advocate Prof. Sally Eaves @sallyeaves. With weekly episodes and an inspiring diversity of guests from some of the most pioneering organisations, projects and people of our time, this is Your engaging space to learn from C-Suite to Student, CIO to Academic and Enterprise to SME.

Our shows focus on the latest innovations in emergent technology integration across Cloud Computing, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Robotics, Machine Learning, IoT, IIoT, Data Governance and much more. And they cover a range of sectors and themes, from healthcare to fintech, to inclusion and diversity in tech, to education, sustainability, space and beyond!

The aim is always to bring real use cases to life, address the challenges and opportunities, and invite you the audience in (more on that during the shows!) and bringing to the fore technology as a force for digital transformation for business – and as a force for digital transformation for society too. We hope this helps to inspire, create and sustain positive change and collaboration, enabled by the technology, education and skills confidence to act.

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Prof Sally Eaves

Sally Eaves has been described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’. She is an international advocate for opening access to opportunity and has founded Aspirational Futures to help skill, empower and support the generation of interdisciplinary talent into careers yet to be conceived, alongside scaling the application of emergent technology as an enabler for business transformation and social good. Sally is also the Social Impact lead for the UK Government Blockchain Association and contributes to parliamentary policy thought leadership. She was an inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations in 2018 and is now leading major initiatives in this area, including presenting at Davos and leading events worldwide.

Sally also brings a depth of experience from both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, as a Professor in Advanced Technologies and as a Global Strategic Advisor. She specialises in the application and integration of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and associated emergent technologies for business and societal benefit. Sally works globally with bleeding-edge disruptors, governments, academia and leading corporate institutions to apply her expertise for achieving sustainable competitive advantage alongside purpose-driven change.

A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an award winning international keynote speaker, author and influencer with globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines, digital transformation, future of work and social innovation aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She has recently been ranked 8th in the World in Blockchain impact and is continually ranked in the top 10 for digital disruption and across frontier technology subjects by leading bodies such as Onalytica.