Session: Unlocking business impact through digital transformation
Digital transformation is more than just the technology that powers a company; it’s a holistic approach that impacts the technological stack, team practices and overall culture of an organization. Given that digital transformation requires a companywide commitment, organizations must assess all work streams and operations to prioritize the digital initiatives that will create the strongest business impact.
In this session, Grace will discuss the definition of digital transformation, the tools needed to start the digital transformation journey, and the applicable models used by various companies worldwide. Attendees will learn how technical transformation can become a framework for creating approachable, inclusive technologies throughout a company to enhance employee experience, productivity and business operations. Grace will bring this framework to life by highlighting what works for her teams, best practices in the market and technical solutions that support digital transformation. She will also share use cases demonstrating common challenges Equinix has seen across its customers and partners and discuss how they were able to approach these challenges across products, technical teams and overall strategy.
- What digital transformation means, the tools needed to start the digital transformation journey, and the applicable models
- How technical transformation can become a framework for creating approachable, inclusive technologies throughout a company to enhance employee experience, productivity and business operations
- Best practices and technical solutions that support digital transformation
Grace Ewura-Esi Andrews is an avid storyteller and entrepreneur. She has enthusiastically worked in anthropology and technology for over 15 years and brings a cross-cultural focus to how we interact, teach and develop technology.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology & Anthropology and International Politics, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus on business in emerging market economies and economic access for indigenous and native communities in Central and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. During the pursuit of this work, she was able to learn the value of culturally aligned practices and the importance of empathy in business. This experience infuses her current work as the Program Director at CIVIC Software Foundation, where she uses narrative and storytelling as a data collection method that leads to more impactful systems and policies.