Best Digital Transformation Conferences in 2022

Digital transformation has been a big buzz in IT circles for years and is expected to have a more significant role in 2022. 

But what exactly is digital transformation, and why is it essential to businesses? Digital transformation happens when businesses incorporate digital technology into every aspect of their corporation to remain relevant in the ever-evolving technological world we live in now.

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Why Are Digital Transformation Conferences So Important?

Every year, more technology is released that can streamline business processes and increase production. 

As the world becomes more digital, businesses must strive to stay one step ahead of their competitors while staying relevant to the general population. Digital transformation challenges companies to think outside the box, go against the grain, and learn to be okay with failure. 

This is why Digital Transformation Conferences are so important. Current and future trends are discussed in-depth during these conferences, focusing on the rapidly evolving digital business environment. 

Carefully-selected guest speakers share their industry knowledge and experiences through a multitude of platforms to assist businesses in accelerating growth and innovation, incorporating cultural change in organizations, and ultimately elevating the customer experience.

Plus, if you’re looking to build your career in digital transformation, attending a conference, learning about trends and companies, and networking with other leaders and professionals is a great way to get started.

What Makes a Good Conference?

We’ve talked about why Digital Transformation Conferences are important, but what makes a good conference? 

The most prominent aspects that come to mind are a clear goal or topic, appropriate speakers with relevant knowledge, and a variety of content. However, there are many more areas of a conference that need to be well thought out for it to be successful.

When organizing a conference, it is imperative that you understand who your target audience will be and how to advertise to that audience. 

It’s also important to schedule the best place and time for the conference. Where will you reach the most people? How late is too late for a conference to run? Will it be an inside or outside venue? How much should you charge for admittance, if at all? All of these questions and more are essential to producing the best conference.

Best Conferences of 2022

This article will touch on the best Digital Transformation Conferences of 2022 and the most critical aspects of each one listed. 

Who will be speaking (and who the target audience is), what topics will be covered, when it is scheduled, where it will be taking place (some will have a physical location while others will be virtual or have virtual options), and how much it will cost to attend. 

Change, Transformation, and Organization Design Conference

The Change, Transformation, and Organization Design Conference will take place in Westin, New York, at Times Square on June 21 and 22, 2022. Day One runs from 8 am to 6 pm EST, and Day Two runs from 8 am to 12 pm EST. There will also be virtual options for those who cannot make it in person. 

Guest speakers include Brittney Butler (Senior People Operations and Development Partner for The LEGO Group), Felicia Chenault (Senior Director, Change and Journey Management, Digital Acceleration for Walmart), Craig DeWald (Chief Learning Officer for Ford), Travis Hahler (Global Change and Transformation Lead for Google), and many more.

The conference is designed to be two full conferences in parallel in one location, allowing attendees to communicate and share ideas across both platforms. It is meant to be exclusively for executives for change and organization design leaders, practitioners, and executives responsible for transformation and direction setting enterprise-wide or at the business unit level.

The Change, Transformation, and Organization Design Conference is organized by The Conference Board and costs $2,895 ($2,395 for members of the board). Those that register by June 3rd can save $800.

The price also includes a post-conference workshop that runs from 12:30 pm to 4 pm EST, which will dive into the organization’s design frameworks and tools needed to help your organization achieve marketplace differentiation.

Digital Transformation Week – North America

Digital Transformation Week has conferences scheduled in Amsterdam, America, and London. This article will focus on the conference scheduled in America. 

The conference will be held in the Santa Clara Convention Center in California and will also have virtual options. It is a senior-level forum for enterprise-level decision-makers seeking to explore and evaluate new technologies and strategic approaches to drive innovation in their business.

Topics discussed during the conference will be critical technologies and approaches needed to make better and more informed business decisions, improve operational efficiency, enhance customer engagement, and drive your organization’s digital culture.

Day One is scheduled to run from 9:50 am to 4:35 pm, and Day Two is scheduled from 9:50 am to 3:55 pm. No time zone is specified, but it’s safe to assume it is PST, as it takes place in California. 

Speakers will include Praveen Kesani (CTO & Head of Transformation for Wells Fargo), Bhavana Bartholf (Global Head – Digital & Sales Strategy for Microsoft), and Michael Fulton (Adjunct Faculty for The Ohio State University).

Registration is free.

Digital Around the World

Digital Around the World is an entirely virtual event that is unique in the fact that it will last a full 24 hours, starting at 9 am on the 20th of October (no time zone is specified). These 24 hours will be divided into 24 sessions in which key speakers discuss the latest technological advancements and trends in digital transformation at a high level. 

Key speakers include Vinton G. Cerf (Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google), James Clarke (EU Strategic Liaison Manager for Waterford Institute of Technology), and Teruo Higashino (Professor at Osaka University). 

Topics discussed will include Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation, Technologies for the Good, and International Cooperation in Research and Innovation.

Oil and Gas Digital Transformation Conference

The Oil and Gas Digital Transformation Conference is about creating opportunities for oil and gas companies to increase production and improve profitability. 

This conference will take place entirely online on November 1 and 2, 2022. Registration for the Super Early Bird package is $199 plus taxes, the Early Bird package is $249 plus taxes, and the Regular Pass package is $299 plus taxes. Which package you can purchase will depend on how early you register.

Topics discussed during the conference include: 

  • Emerging cognitive computing, machine learning & AI in the oil and gas industry and its impact and performance
  • Leveraging digitalization, predictive and optimized maintenance processes through affordable and practical real-time application
  • Best practices and case studies of digital transformation for business objectives and technology alignment

The target audience is heads of marketing, MDs, heads of oil and gas, and heads of business development from oil services, drilling, software, hardware, and communication and integration solution providers. 

In order to see a full agenda for specific times and who will be speaking at what time, you must submit your name and business, but all times will be in the Eastern time zone.

The Wrap-Up

We’ve covered four of the best Digital Transformation Conferences taking place in 2022. However, many more are taking place around the country, as well as around the world. This goes to show how digital transformation is becoming a more prominent topic for businesses. 

Even though each conference covers a wide range of topics, the underlying theme is keeping businesses relevant in the fast-paced digital world and teaching them how to stay up-to-date. 

Considering all of the advancements in technology we’ve made in the past decade alone, it’s clear to see why these conferences are so important for the corporate world.

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