In-depth series - Digital Transformation

In-depth series - Digital Transformation

The ALIA Information Online virtual conference saw over 2,700 delegates come together to engage in a thought-provoking wide range of topics to appeal to a multi-sector focus. Continue your educational journey with this four-part series as we hear from a wide variety of knowledgeable professionals and keynote speakers.  The In-depth series will delve deeper into specific industry trending topics to stimulate thought and guide industry professionals and leaders through personal and industry growth. 

ALIA and the conference committee have put together these half-day fully virtual events ranging over three months to giving individuals the choice to engage in topics specific to their interests or industry. This series gives individuals the option to register for each of the conferences depending on what topics most interest your educational growth.

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Event Information

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation across many industries. A survey undertaken by consulting firm McKinsey in July 2020 found that digitisation of operations had accelerated by three to four years - within the first six months or so of the pandemic. Earlier in the pandemic, a blog post from McKinsey called for business to go beyond 'applying "digital lipstick" and toward innovating entirely new digital offerings', highlighting the importance of 'bold, tightly integrated digital strategies'. 

In the early days of the pandemic, organisations across all industries rapidly moved services online and developed digital or digitally-enabled versions of existing products. In March 2021, Harvard Business Review published an article titled 'Digitising isn't the same as digital transformation'. The article suggests that organisations need to step back and 'fundamentally preconceive how they create value. They need to re-imagine their place in the world, rethink how they create value through ecosystems, and transform their organizations to enable new models of value creation.' In short, organisations need to be strategic about digital transformation.

This event will bring together innovators from across the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sectors in Australia and beyond to explore the concept of strategic digital transformation. You'll hear from thought leaders in digital strategy who will provide insight into what it means to be strategic about transformation. You'll be inspired by case studies of innovative digital initiatives from institutions large and small, with speakers who will explore how these initiatives contribute to digital transformation for the institution more broadly, and who will draw out key learnings that you can take away from their experiences. 

This final event in the 2021 Information Online In Depth series will be just a little bit different, and we're looking forward to seeing you there. 

Event Delivery

This event takes place online.

You will receive an email one week prior to the event with your instructions for joining the event.


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Conference committee

ALIA would like to thank the program committee for all of their invaluable work in the planning and development of the conference program.

Qualify for CPD Hours

If you are a member of the ALIA PD Scheme or Proficiency Recognition Program (PRP) you can log and reflect on your time spent engaging with ALIA Virtual Showcases for PD hours. There is no cap on the number of hours you can claim - the total is simply the number of hours that you can spend actively learning and engaging in the conference content. This will vary from person to person.

Any PD questions can be sent to [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Information

Cancellations received up to one week before the event will receive a refund less 20% of your total registration charge. No refunds will be given in the registration is cancelled within a week of the event.

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More Information

For more information contact the ALIA events team

Phone 02 6215 8222

Email: [email protected]

Wednesday, 10 November 2021
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm AEDT
$250.00 (ALIA members) / $300 (Non-members). Log in for institutional packages.
4.45 CPD Hours