Digital hyperconnectivity is driving new channels for reaching customers and new ways to optimise assets for building a better world, ICT thought leader Adaire Fox-Martin has told an RMIT forum.
The School of Business IT and Logistics recently hosted Fox-Martin, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan.
A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences including the World Economic Forum, Fox-Martin is regularly featured and quoted in numerous publications throughout the region.
“In the digital economy, we are witnessing an explosion in connections at the individual and machine level,” she said.
“This exponential hyperconnectivity is driving new channels to reach customers and new ways to optimise assets to make the world a better place.”
Fox-Martin also shared her views on the topical subject of technological disruption and provided valuable insights into the ever-changing world of IT and business.
“As we progress, change is happening at a faster pace. Customers are changing the rules. Technology is changing the game,” Fox-Martin said.
“It took about 75 years for the telephone to connect 50 million people. Today, an iPhone app like Angry Birds can reach the same milestone in a matter of days. Connecting the world with roads, shipping routes, railways and airports was a key enabler to the movement of goods and knowledge during the industrial age. These connections are directly related to wealth creation.”
More than 120 guests attended the presentation, including RMIT’s Chief Information Officer Paul Oppenheimer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Resources Steve Somogyi, and Head of the School of Business IT and Logistics Professor Caroline Chan.
“Ms. Fox-Martin is a prominent information and communications technology leader and this presentation provided our students with insights into the digital future, which is essential to broaden their perspectives and engage with the major players in the industry,” Chan said.
SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software with locations in over 130 countries.
Story: Rita Truong