Ireland's role in the '4th industrial revolution'

Digital ecosystem management expert to speak at IVI Winter Summit

21st November, 2016
Simon Torrance

What’s your name?

Simon Torrance

What position do you hold?

Senior Advisor, Digital Ecosystem Management, BearingPoint

How long have you held the position?

2 years

What are your day to day responsibilities?

Help organisations rejuvenate their business models

What is your professional background?

Last 20 years in digital, running a think-tank, and consulting; previous 10 years in marketing and innovation. Member of the World Economic Forum’s global ICT agenda council, collaborate with experts from MIT and other leading institutions.

Tell me about yourself away from work?

Play tennis, keep fit, read books, walk dogs, try to stay interesting to my teenage kids.

Tell us something very few people know about you?

My wife is a well-known author (different surname).

You are speaking at the 2016 IVI Winter Summit. What is your talk about?

‘Digital Ecosystem Management’, the new business discipline for all organisations looking for new ways to grow in the digital economy

Digital Ecosystem Management – what does it entail?

Adopting and adapting the winning business model of the digital native organisations to traditional organisations, to give them a new way to grow in the digital economy

What challenges do you see for Digital Transformation in Ireland?

The challenges are the old mind-sets of what is possible, and organisational structures and regulation that can reinforce this. The opportunities are to dramatically grow Irish GDP by taking advantage of the emerging ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ using new tools and techniques. This is about the blurring of the boundaries between the physical, digital and biological world to create disruptive innovations that will change the world significantly over the next 20 years.

On December 14 and 15 IVI will bring together some of the world’s leading IT and academic experts for a two-day summit ‘Winning strategies for enabling the Digital Enterprise – secrets of successful CIOs and thought‐leaders’.

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of IVI Summits as well as the joint-delivery of the International Conference for Information System’s (ICIS) ‘CIO Symposium’ on December 14.

The Summit is open for registration. Ticket prices include a series of networking events with a drinks reception and networking dinner in Dublin City Centre on the 14th of December.

To book tickets for The Innovation Value Institute tenth annual Winter Summit at the Convention Centre Dublin on Wednesday December 14 2016 visit here For more information on The Innovation Value Institute visit

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