Many financial leaders are struggling with digital and data transformations. Day to day dynamics often leave executives confined by a limited set of ideas accepted by their organizations. Attempts to “ask around” or “learn from the best” in order to become innovative are easier said than done. The fact is that there is no better way to drive innovation than by engaging with your peers; P&L bearing executives like yourself, not advisors, consultants or analysts.
Sourcing information to drive strategy decisions is also tremendously lacking. Publicly available information claim to provide recipes for success, yet most of the information sums up to general opinions, news or vendor solution information. In fact, success is typically very SILENT, leading to a scarcity of open and transparent information around innovative ideas that truly work and get traction. The truth is that the really valuable knowledge that executives need, sits in the heads of our seasoned peers within other organizations.
So, besides testing and learning using the resources at our disposal, the only way for leaders to truly stay ahead of the game is to have the opportunity to pick the brains of our peers; spending time talking to them, learning from them and sharing with them. And this is the very reason the Earnix Summit took root over five years ago; because at the end of the day, when it comes to executives, there is no substitution for face-to-face interaction with our peers. The Summit provides delegates with the rare opportunity to meet and network with over 100 leaders from global financial institutions from over 20 countries, in a two day boiling pot. These executives are not our local competitors that we usually see at every local industry event.
Unlike other industry events, the Summit has a healthy balance of sessions and networking opportunities that allows delegates to engage with peers and go home with the latest analytical knowledge and insights in order to build their 2017-2020 roadmaps. During the sessions, the floodgates of innovative content around advanced analytics and customer centric strategies are opened, providing a wealth of pragmatic knowledge.
This is a unique event where delegates get to decide what should be discussed on the agenda; they contribute to building the agenda before the event, ensuring their most pressing topics of interest are addressed.
While almost sold out, I invite you to join this year’s Earnix Summit in London on 2-3 November to master the digital transformation and big data challenge together with other like-minded executives. Gather tangible ideas in applied analytics that can be used for the betterment of your organization from the first day you step back into the office after the Summit. Looking forward to meeting you there.