Jonathan Harvey serves as Executive Director in Graduate and Executive Education at the University of Tennessee. He leads the Leadership and Strategy Division which includes Custom Executive Education, Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership and the Professional MBA. Jonathan is a Development Professional with twenty years international experience in Leadership and Management development with National and Multi-National Organizations. Delivering impact through alignment of organizational objectives with learning strategies and individual requirements. Jonathan has significant experience in diagnosing needs, developing and implementing strategies and solutions with particular focus areas in Senior and Executive Leadership Development, Cross Cultural Leadership, Derailment and the role of Personality in Leadership. In addition to a number of consulting positions Jonathan has held positions at Rice University, Aston Business School (UK), The Queens University of Belfast (UK) and the UK Ministry of Defence.
The availability and quality of digital technologies has improved dramatically in the last twenty years. As a result of this technological shift, organizations are increasingly deploying digital technologies in an effort to increase efficiencies and effectiveness, reduce risk, and leverage analytics for competitive advantage.
Digital transformations are by their nature more difficult to accomplish than traditional organizational change. A recent survey of nearly 1800 executives regarding digital transformation found that four of five broad factors crucial to success of transformation involve workforce transformation. Further evidence beyond this survey suggests that the effectiveness of digital transformation depends on the extent to which an organization’s workforce is aligned with and supportive of the transformation.
This round table discussion centers around best practices which address the key elements necessary in a digital workforce strategy; to include enablers and inhibitors of deploying such a strategy.