TechKnow sessions

Rapidly increase your team's tech acumen

People are at the heart of every business and technology impacts every single one of their roles. These two- to three-hour workshops are designed to increase a team’s tech acumen in a specific area. Common examples include AI, Intelligent Automation, 5G, Cloud and Blockchain, however we deliver highly customised and industry-specific TechKnow sessions as well.

How it works

Our workshops are run by a tech educator and a tech subject area specialist. Our sessions are developed for non-technical business leaders in mind and can be delivered virtually or in-person, depending on requirements.

How we help attendees

We help you establish a more forward-thinking mindset, identify opportunities for the role of technology in the business, and kickstart momentum behind a clear vision for profound transformation.

Why tech fluency is a leadership imperative

Every disruption – whether driven by a crisis like Covid-19, a swift move by a competitor or shift in consumer demands due to an emerging technology – has a monumental opportunity nested inside of it. As a leader, it’s your job to guide your organisation to take advantage of that opportunity.

The World Economic Forum reported that the winners of the digital shift so far were those who had “invested well in both technology enabled initiatives and leadership capabilities”, while the losers were those with missing or mismanaged technology investment.

This is why executive leaders must have a grasp of the broader tech landscape and an understanding of the ‘art of the possible’ with existing and emerging tools, and must update this knowledge continuously. Technology is no longer simply the domain of IT – it’s a strategic component that informs the wide-lens trajectory of the organisation.
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Cut through the noise with TechKnow

If a business aims to be thriving in five to ten years’ time, it must find ways to create new value, and doing so without grasping and maximising new technology is unthinkable. The results of failing to innovate are clear as day: 52% of companies on the Fortune 500 since 2000 have either gone bankrupt, ...
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"Business people don't need to understand how the algorithm works - just what it can do." AI strategist Andrew Burgess offers a dose of reality on TechKnow

When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, our understanding of the technology has often been at odds with the reality of what it is capable of. This has resulted in a lack of wildly successful use cases. Recent research from IDC found that half of AI projects fail for one in four companies on average, with “unrealistic expectations” cited as one of the top two causes.
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"Data runs through most organisations like a lazy river." TechKnow guest Mike Hobday on extracting value from data

According to Gartner, almost 80 percent of the world’s data is unstructured; an ocean of documents, emails, image and audio files residing outside of the traditional rows and columns of databases and spreadsheets.  To fully realise the potential of all of this unstructured data, businesses need the tools to order it and derive value from it. At present, ...
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