Developers and Database Administrators who are interested in career development or industry trends. The talk will be accessible to everyone in IT, it’s not highly database or code specific.
Whether you love or hate buzzwords, the big ones signify critical cultural changes. In this session, Kendra Little will explain what executives mean when they describe a ‘digital transformation’, why this transformation is happening across all industries, and how understanding this gives developers and database administrators an advantage in building their careers. You will learn what motivates CEOs to modify their business models in a digital transformation, and patterns and anti-patterns of companies that have attempted these transformations – with different results. You’ll leave the session with an understanding of the core ideas and philosophies behind digital transformation that will help you prioritize what to learn, guide your interactions at work, and strategize your career path.
Why I Want to Present This Session:
I have been researching what worries and inspires CEOs and CIOs, and was surprised to find a large body of studies and predictions about massive trends in “digital transformation” across all industries. What I once thought was “just a buzzword” is a shorthand that executives use to represent major changes in business models, and understanding what motivates these changes and how they impact technical workers can give DBAs and Developers a real advantage. I wish I’d looked into this 10 years ago and want to share it!