LiveWorx offers a broad range of content covering 13 unique technology and industry tracks, designed for contributors in any role to be successful in their digital transformation journey. Digital transformation (DX) is a broad business strategy aimed to solve challenges and create new opportunities through the use of technology. Successful companies don't only focus on tools but must also have a strategy and plan for their organization, and create entirely new ways of working to support their transformation. This type of thought leadership was offered as part of the Workforce of the Future track at LiveWorx 2020. Below are video recordings and pdf presentations for some of the top viewed sessions to-date from this educational track. Click here to access the full LiveWorx '20 Content Archive, featuring over 120 sessions in specialized content areas.
15 Non-Technical Skills to Cultivate for Technology Leadership
Ginny Hamilton, Community Manager, Red Hat
Today, being a standout member of your technology organization requires more than being a technical whizz. In fact, technical skills will only take you so far. Ginny Hamilton, Red Hat's CIO community manager, has interviewed dozens of IT executives and identified 15 non-technical skills they say the most innovative members of their teams possess. Find out what IT leaders *really* look for when deciding who to promote and select for special projects. In this presentation, you will learn practical tips for developing the soft skills, emotional intelligence, and business savvy that will make you a better technology leader.
MES: A Critical First Step in Digital Transformation
Chris Rickey, Global Technical Lead, Information Software, Rockwell Automation
Gain deeper insights into your operations using a modern manufacturing execution system (MES) with decision-making analytics. Respond with speed, flexibility, and agility to meet production deadlines and deliver a quality product. MES provides the product contextualization "hooks" to look at the quality and performance of your plant and how production is affected throughout the manufacturing lifecycle, from ERP to production to shipping.
Why Culture is Critical to Your Team Retention Strategy
Mickey Mentzer, VP of Innovation and Technology, Ascendum Solutions
The culture in an organization makes all the difference when attracting and retaining employees. Fierce hiring competition, high attrition rates, and a call for work responsibilities that aligns with employees' personal values make creating an outstanding workplace culture all that more important. In the real-time, connected social world we live in, employee attitudes and feelings about their work culture is disseminated at light speed, which can make or break brands. Ascendum VP of Innovation and Technology, Mickey Mentzer, offers real-world advice on how technology leaders can create the type of culture that makes employees feel empowered, comfortable, and motivated while driving productivity. Additionally, he reveals the key warning signs that the corporate culture is declining and what to do about it.
Building Human and Organizational Resiliency: What Leaders Can Do Now
Kelly Monahan, Senior Principal, Lead Talent Researcher, Accenture
Looking at a dataset of over 3,200 executives and over 15,600 workers this presentation looks at the specific actions leaders can take to help create both human and organizational resiliency. The research highlights what workers need from leaders in three basic areas: physical, mental and relational. These needs apply at all times, but they are magnified in crisis. Leaders who rise to the challenge will help their people develop human resilience—the ability to adapt and engage through difficult times. In addition, they will make their organization more resilient in the future.
SaaS: The Architecture for the New Normal
Michael Campbell, PTC and Jon Hirschtick, EVP, President of SaaS, PTC
The trend toward a more agile, distributed, and mobile workforce was already unmistakable, but the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically accelerated it. Hear how companies are leveraging SaaS-based CAD, PLM, and Augmented Reality as key tools for them to not only survive disruption but to embrace agile/distributed/mobile work to disrupt their competition.
These are just a handful of the sessions from the Workforce of the Future Track, be sure to check out the Archive to see them all.