Time for business to take advantage of digital disruption

What company directors and business executives must know about digital disruption will be discussed at the latest in the Leaders’ Edge luncheon series on Thursday (April 21).

Griffith Business School has partnered with host organisation, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, for the Brisbane event which challenges business to find its place in the digital world, while navigating the perils of cyber-crime.

Three leading experts in the digital sector will highlight emerging opportunities for development and innovation.

Nick Abrahams is a former dotcom entrepreneur and the author of Digital Disruption in Australia: A guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Corporate. Karen Lawson is CEO of Digital Transformation Consulting and a senior leader in digital industry. Dr Adrian McCullagh is principal of ODMOB Lawyers and an expert in IT law and IT security.

Professor David Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University said he was delighted with the partnership between the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Griffith Business School.

“The Leaders’ Edge series provides an excellent showcase to explore the big issues affecting business in Australia today,” Professor Grant said.

“There has been a shift in the thinking in this space from business disruption to business transformation. The onset of the digital age represents an opportunity for businesses to expand and grow and move forward in new ways.”

Professor Grant sounded a warning note about cyber security, however. “This is an ongoing concern for the business sector and the concerns are just as real and relevant for small to medium-sized businesses as they are for corporate business organisations. The smaller firms are often more vulnerable to the kind of cyber-attacks that can destroy a business.”

WHAT: Leaders’ Edge Lunch: What directors need to know in the digital age — business disrupted

WHO: Hosted by Australian Institute of Company Directors in partnership with Griffith Business School

WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 12.30pm

WHERE: Hilton Hotel Brisbane