Embracing Digital Transformation

All good things come in threes. On September 11 and 12, we were Premium Partner of solutions.hamburg, one of the most important digitization fairs in Germany, for the third time. Once again it was a complete success. We listened to exciting lectures, met many interesting people and brought home a big backpack of new ideas... Our theme track this year was "Embracing Digital Transformation". But why "embrace", welcome" the digital transformation at all?

Many people have a unanimous feeling when they think of digitisation and technological progress, some even reject it. But we will not be able to defend ourselves against it, it is reality and will continue to gain speed. It is better to deal with her right away, make friends with her and explore her possibilities and chances than to oppose her.
In our projects, too, we attach particular importance to taking all employees with us and not only convincing them of the common cause, but also inspiring them and developing the culture in the company accordingly. We also wanted to show this at solutions.hamburg.

Together with schoolchildren and students in the "Corporate Innovation Park", we investigated the question of what a management consultant does at all. Are we film pushers or problem solvers? And what does a shoe salesman have to do with digitalisation?

Day one - the "Strategy Day" - was dedicated entirely to the topic of strategy and to our outstanding speakers - both external and internal. A total of 15 speakers reported on their experiences with digitisation, the challenges and the effects on culture and employees from a wide variety of industries and perspectives, both expertly and practically. The response was very positive and so our hall K2 at Kampnagel was quickly the crowd-puller of the whole fair.

In the run-up to the event, the ii editorial team had the opportunity to conduct personal interviews with the speakers and to gain exciting insights into the challenges of their daily work. Of course, we do not want to withhold these insights from you - dear readers. You will find the interviews together with a detailed post-fair report in this issue of ii-Magazin.

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Your Frank Kneschke
CEO, mgm consulting partners gmbh