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15 August 2019 International Convention Centre

Plenary Keynote - The state of Digital Transformation: Digital natives and the changing workforce

The ubiquity of mobile devices has changed not only how we communicate, but also has resulted in significant behavioral and values changes among younger digital natives. These values and behaviors are beginning to show up in the workplace, including a desire for “bring your own device” and open social media policies, as well as a desire for flexible and remote work options. These shifting values are beginning to spread to older workers as well, leaving managers at a loss for how to respond. Device connectivity is also changing interpersonal communications, leaving workers with a marked deficit in the “soft skills” so important to an organization. This can cause unforeseen conflicts among remote and in-house workers. This session will address these changing values and behaviors of untethered workers, and the impacts on the data center industry in the region.