‘Mobile apps are key to helping industry digitally transform its working practices’, says Jo Reid, Managing Director, of Calvium, specialists in designing and developing mobile solutions that deliver business-critical services.
Reid, who will be speaking at the Digital Leaders Virtual Summit, says using mobile apps to improve or replace traditional, slow, and often manual processes help businesses increase productivity, enhance customer service, create competitor advantage and boost profits.
Organisations worldwide are radically reshaping their business models and devising digital transformation strategies. In turn, workforces are building their digital capabilities so as to drive and implement the required tech-enabled innovation. This session supports those leaders who are working in this business environment.
This session will show how mobile innovation can benefit a business by fostering cultural change and enabling digital transformation – whether the business strategy favours incremental innovation or strives to disrupt the market.
In an era of uncertainty, we know that digital technologies have helped us to connect to information, to people and to places at a scale not seen before. This change in people’s behaviour will surely disrupt the ways that they wish to, and expect to, experience town centres and urban spaces in the future.
Jo Morrison, Calvium’s Director of Digital Innovation and Research, will also be speaking at the summit, looking at how digital placemaking can support people with different access needs to feel more confident when finding their way through public space.
Drawing on case studies and insights from around the world, this session offers a pragmatic and thoughtful approach as it demonstrates how digital technologies can make our shared towns and cities more accessible.
Aimed at those with responsibility for devising strategies for the public realm, commissioning programmes and implementing projects, by the end of this presentation attendees will:
- Understand how digital placemaking can enable more accessible urban environments;
- Gain insights about the present experiences of the public realm for people with visible and less visible impairments
Attendees will have a deeper knowledge of the benefits and methods of inclusive research and design. This will start to enable and empower them to progress digitally-enabled ways to improve the accessibility of our shared public spaces.
Jo Reid, said: “We live in a technology driven age and mobile apps play a huge part in our lives. The rise of new technologies such as voice recognition, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, wearables and the ‘internet of things’ means the functionality and importance of mobile apps is only going to increase for business.
“For example, right now the UK government is testing a track and trace mobile phone app to alert people to possible exposure to coronavirus. Plus, a potential move away from globalisation can in large part be ascribed to countries being so badly exposed by coronavirus due to an over-dependency on global supply chains – supply chains over which they have no control. This could lead to more onshore production capability which may provide new opportunities or diversification for new growth sectors. This means whatever line of business you are in, be it defence or security through or HR, medical or logistics – you need to embrace digital transformation or be left behind.”
A recent report notes that 85% of enterprise decision makers believe that if they don’t make serious progress on digitally transforming their businesses in the next 24 months, they’ll fall behind the competition and take a hit on their bottom line.
To book your place on:
- Jo Reid’s talk on the 9th of June, “How mobile innovation can help deliver digital transformation and cultural change”, visit https://virtual.digileaders.com/talks/how-mobile-innovation-can-help-deliver-digital-transformation-and-cultural-change/;
- Jo Morrison’s talk on the 19th of June, “Digital placemaking for more inclusive and accessible cities”, visit https://virtual.digileaders.com/talks/digital-placemaking-for-more-inclusive-and-accessible-cities/;
Based in Bristol, Calvium are leaders in the field of mobile innovation, having created digital solutions for a wide variety of industries; from a pioneering app for Rolls-Royce in aerospace to encouraging new audiences for Historic Royal Palaces and City of London.
Find out more about Calvium at https://calvium.com/.