Digitalization benefits Swedcham Hong Kong seminar

On 25 October 2017 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong hosts the breakfast seminar ‘Reaping the strategic benefits of digitalization’.

Digitalization has already entered boardroom discussions and is seen as a priority among many business leaders worldwide. But, what is the current status of digitalization? What are the trends in terms of managerial perceptions of the value and importance of digitalization? What are the traps of implementing digital strategies and business models? And, what possibilities do organizations see in deploying digital strategies? Based on a series of recent empirical studies conducted on a global basis as well as in one of the world’s most digital economies – Sweden – this presentation will illustrate some early signals of firms being trapped in the “digital divide” and how to avoid this. Understanding the current digitalization trends and future possibilities are of utmost importance for reaping the strategic benefits of digital technologies.

Speaker: Dr. Robert Demir is an Associate Professor (Docent) and Lecturer of Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School. He received his Ph.D. from Stockholm University School of Business (Sweden). His teaching revolves around strategic management, managing strategic change, and the grand theories of management.

Prior to moving to Lancaster in 2016, Robert worked as a Senior Researcher at the Ratio Institute in Stockholm, where he led research projects on the strategic management of high-growth firms, management practice innovations, and the organizing of digitalization in industrial firms. He has studied these topics across a wide range of industries, such as aluminum profiles, automotive parts, banking, bearings, and IT consulting. His research has appeared in high-ranked journals. Outside of academia, Robert facilitates executive networks with the aim of resolving complex strategic issues, coaching middle- and top management, as well as advising on organizational change.

Where: Mannheimer Swartling, 33/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hongkong, 8.00 – 9.30 a.m

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