Autodesk Exec Connect: Why Leaders Should Embrace Convergence
- Scott Reese, Executive Vice President, Product Development & Manufacturing Solutions | Autodesk
- Sean Manzanares, Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Marketing | Autodesk
- Andy Leek, Vice President, Technology & Innovation | PARIC
- Darin Marsden, Senior Business Analyst & Business Partner | FTI
- Mark Greffen, Chief Technology Officer | DIRTT
As industries come together and processes collide, leaders have the opportunity to speed innovation and strengthen their businesses by embracing change. But what tactics can best prepare an organization to remain competitive in such a fluid environment?
Insight 1: While the definition of convergence varies, many key outcomes are well-defined.
- Increased access to comprehensive, secure information
- More effective and rapid communication, both internally and externally
- Better collaboration
- More confident decision-making based on data
- Less task and data duplication, saving time and revenue
Insight 2: Technology and industry progress have enabled convergence’s possibilities.
- Cloud is now a must-have for leading companies, no longer a nice-to-have
- Tech-enabled visualizations, both synchronous and asynchronous
- More off-site collaboration and communication
- Increased data reliability, consistency, and accessibility
Insight 3: Companies, clients, and customers have to be more agile and innovative, at a faster pace, while staying on budget.
- Convergence joins together previously siloed processes and communications
- Convergence encourages collaboration from stakeholders at earlier stages
- Agility in decision-making and actions increases as convergence increases
- The pace of innovation increases as convergence increases
- The faster pace enables the ability to stay on time and on budget