On October 22, I had a chance to participate in the Disruption Forum Innovation Labs hosted by Netguru. Leading product strategy & innovation here at Expedient, I find it useful to attend forums like this in order to hear more about what our customers and the industry at large might be thinking about when it comes to the future of their companies and industries.
There were some great insights to be had. Here are my three main takeaways from the session:
- Mastercard talked about their need to be able to react and respond quickly to new demands brought about by rapid changes in consumer behavior
- Citi Ventures talked about the importance of experimenting with customers and testing your hypotheses rather than assuming you know what customers want
- Both HSBC and Deutsche Bank talked about the importance of planning for and supporting failure: “if you are not failing enough, you’re actually not being innovative.” – Steve Suarez, Global Head of Innovation, Finance & Risk at HSBC
For us here at Expedient, this reinforced to me the importance of companies accelerating their digital transformations, with a key accelerator being a move to the cloud. It felt good to know that we are actively supporting organizations on their digital transformations by accelerating their cloud migrations across all of our current and planned multi-cloud capabilities. Couple that with the cloud native capabilities we offer to help organizations take full advantage of the cloud, complemented by the cost savings we can deliver for 70-80% of typical workloads over AWS for lift and shift, Expedient can be a tremendous partner on your innovation or digital transformation journey.