Jay Brodsky is a senior executive equally versed in business and technology, who has been through multiple digital transformations. This is just the type of person you want for a large-scale digital transformation initiative, and he must like them because he recently signed up to take on another at the American Geophysical Union. Learn what Jay and AGU are thinking and planning for their modern digital membership organization.
B201. Building a modern digital membership organization
American Geophysical Union (AGU), a global scientific association promoting discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity, is on a 3-year path to implement a modern, flexible digital framework supporting its efforts. AGU’s vision to “galvanize the collaborative work of their members and communicate their work and its power to ensure a sustainable future” is empowered by digital tools. But key to this transformation is the adoption of a new culture and operating model for AGU to become a “platform for science,” delivering services wherever discovery and connections take place. AGU is rethinking the experience of its 25,000-person annual conference; building new ways to interact with the content of 20 peer-reviewed journals, a science magazine, and numerous books; fostering collaboration and dialogue; and doing all of this with the highest ethical standards and an eye to diversity and inclusion. This presentation speaks to this journey, discussing some of the parallels between our digital transformation and that of others adopting membership-based models to replace their traditional, subscription-oriented businesses, and addressing to the challenges faced along this path.
Tuesday, April 30: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jay Brodsky Chief Digital Officer, American Geophysical Union
Enterprise digital transformations are not for the feint of heart. Technologies, practices, workflows, customer expectations, and market and business requirements are constantly evolving, and technical and operational integrations need to somehow keep up. That’s why case studies from experienced pros like this one are a critical part of your strategy due diligence.
B101. Transforming your digital ecosystem successfully: why & how it is possible
Can you build a digital ecosystem that enables your organization to delight its customers at every touchpoint, while delivering effective personalization and omni-channel engagement? Can you meet the needs of your customer’s journey across all channels to deliver her relevant content at any given point? For many, a successful customer experience relies on an affirmative answer to both questions. But the “transformation” required to support such efforts presents brands with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Where do you even begin? Our session helps you kick-start a digital transformation initiative by showing you how it can be done, even if you are starting with disparate systems, processes, and disconnected customer experiences. We show you an effective strategy and road map, including best practices in its execution. We offer you real-world examples of what has worked and led to a 400% increase in customer engagement—and what has not—and how you can succeed.
Monday, April 29: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Vijay Hanumolu Vice President, Digital Strategy, Unum
Kevin P Nichols Executive Director, Experience, AvenueCX and Global Content Strategist
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