By: Meet in Place content team
“2020 is a write-off”, says Charlie Oliver, Founder and CEO of Tech 2025 and Served Fresh Media, as she urges us to educate our employees and make them more data-literate
If you’ve been living under a rock these last few months, here is a newsflash: the world is going through a major disruption. And we mean major. It may appear frightening and too intense to handle, but here is also where the opportunity lies. Just ask Charlie Oliver, Founder and CEO of Tech 2025 and Served Fresh Media, a digital media marketing agency. “Tech 2025 events focus around the idea that we are not prepared for major disruption”, says Oliver, who leads this community and platform for professionals to learn and discuss the next wave of disruptive and emerging technologies and their effect on society. “We have to prepare for this, because the changes are going to be massive. People need to understand and feel like they can participate in the upcoming change as well as make money from it and succeed. Most organizations have been lagging about digital transformation and really getting people to participate in the discussion and the change, they can’t do that anymore”.
The global pandemic has accelerated the transformation that Oliver and her colleagues have been gearing up for. Now that the majority of the workforce is at home, it is becoming clear that technologies like AI, machine learning and automation are more relevant than ever.
Is this the disruption you have been anticipating?
“The disruption has already been happening but we have been distracted and haven’t been paying attention. When we’re working and making money, doing whatever we want to do, we can ignore a lot and double down on the behaviours that have made us not as prepared for this as we should have been. Companies whose initiative is preparing themselves for the future have been hearing about this for a while. But we still have an opportunity to get it right, we’ve been given a time out”.
How can companies quickly adapt and survive?
What is the best way for organisations to implement changes and new technologies?
It seems difficult to make such drastic changes right now.
Finally, how will these changes affect the way we consider face-to-face meetings?
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