1st International Conference on Innovation and Transformation in the Digital Age
November 10-12, 2023.

University College London

The information and communications technology sector gives the digital economy. Years 1985-2010, the customers of the digital sector have been other digital industries: media, services. Since 2010, digital technology has been sold by the digital sector to traditional industries. Existing companies are transformed to digitalized companies in an adaptive brownfield approach. Physical devices are transformed into intelligent connected devices or cyber-physical devices. Digital transformation refers to all organizational dimensions, industries, the economy and society as a whole. Radical innovation and the lean start-up movement enable new entrants to disrupt incumbents. This is a greenfield approach. Evolutionary innovation and radical innovation are combined in dual or ambidextrous innovation. Whether in an evolutionary or disruptive approach, traditional industries become digitalized industries. They combine strategic discipline that were previously separate and are innovative, agile, customer intimate and efficient. Studies show that the paradigm of the industrial economy shifts to the paradigm of the digital and digitalized economy. Market reports, such as IDC’s, show that the industries pertaining to the digital economy have given the largest and fastest growth in human kind history: until 1985, millions of users; years 1985-2010, hundreds of millions of users; years 2010-2020, billions of users; growth is to continue at a fast pace, as before Covid, the market was expected to double, and the Covid crisis has accelerated this growth. Market reports also show digital transformation is gives by innovation about everything, combined in new volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous empirical phenomena.

The new socio-economic context gives academia plethora research topics, from highly analytical studies to new perspectives on the economy in all. The current content enables conceptual research, qualitative research, quantitative research, predictive studies. Conversely, academia introduce new concepts to be developed on the empirical side. The conference will present chapters from two digital transformation books and seeks new abstracts or articles about innovation in the digital age. Following the conference, the articles will be reviewed and included in a Springer book. The conference gives the opportunity to speak to the reviewers and write or adjust the articles accordingly. The conference is a trilogy of books: “Handbook of Research on Digital transformation and Tools”, “Handbook of Research on the Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture Markets”, “Proceedings on the Innovation and Transformation in the Digital Age”. You are invited to work with us throughout the trilogy, and will be given the links to all books. Participants are encouraged to keep contact with the organizers and be involved in adjacent events which may include special journal issues, workshops with practitioner keynote speakers, other.

CONFERENCE TOPICS (included but not limited to)

  • Automation
  • Hyperautomation
  • Digitalization
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Process
  • Business Model
  • Digital Economy
  • Information and Communication Sector
  • Digitalized Economy
  • Digital Innovation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Digital Disruption
  • Combined Innovation
  • Ambidextrous Innovation
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Maturity
  • Roadmap
  • Lean Start-up
  • Venture Capital
  • Multistakeholder Value