Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 20 - Page 96

FINAL WORD β€œ THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION PROVIDES US WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO RE-THINK WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE HUMAN. not possess as individuals or organisations, will become critical. And innovative ways of dealing with uncountable amounts of data that are giving rise to the Intelligent Enterprise will become the foundation of every enterprise. Courageous innovation needed Looking over the horizon to discern what is coming and create the platform for change and innovation will become an essential capability of any intelligent enterprise – but a difficult one to build. The innovative approaches do not sit comfortably with Industrial-era cultures and risk-averse business practices, so the temptation is to β€˜wait and see’. There is, rightly, given some of the dramatic headlines about robots taking over the world, a great deal of fear about job losses and this is exacerbated when we contemplate the way in which Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are growing ever more powerful. This fear can also paralyse us into inaction. And the sheer complexity of some of these modern technologies and the business models they enable, may make us long for and retreat to the good old days. Cautious responses are natural but dangerous because markets and reputations can be won or lost in months rather than the years or decades it took during the 20th century. Cautious responses are understandable because it takes time to understand new developments and what they mean and to see if they will endure and none of us likes taking a great leap into the unknown. And, cautious responses are to be expected because our businesses are already in flight, with obligations to meet and accountabilities to many different stakeholders. But if we stand still, for even a moment, we risk losing it all. 96 INTELLIGENTCIO Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa So, if the opening assertion, that the Digital Revolution is unplannable, unstoppable and inescapable is true and if, at the same time we must protect our •α₯ΝΡ₯ΉœΩ…±Υ”ΑΙ½Α½Ν₯Ρ₯½ΉΜ)έ‘₯±”‰Ι₯Ή₯ΉœΉ•άΑΙ…Ρ₯•Μ…ΉΡ‘₯Ή­₯Ήœ)₯ΉΡΌ½Υȁ•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν”‘½ά…Ι”έ”ΡΌ‘ΌΡ‘₯ΜόQ‘”)‘…±±•Ή”Ν••΅Μ…±΅½ΝЁ₯ΉΝΥΙ΅½ΥΉΡ…‰±”Έ)A±…ΉΉ₯Ήœ™½ΘΡ‘₯́•αΑ½Ή•ΉΡ₯…°™ΥΡΥΙ”)Ι•ΕΥ₯ɕ́₯ΉΝ₯‘Ё­Ή½έ±•‘”)]•±°°ΥΉΑ±…ΉΉ…‰±”‘½•Ν»ŠeЁ΅•…Έ‰•₯Ήœ)ΥΉΑΙ•Α…Ι•…ΉΉ•₯Ρ‘•Θ‘½•Μ₯Ё΅•…Έέ”)…»ŠeЁ‘…Ω”„½½Ν•ΉΝ”½˜έ‘•Ι”Ρ‘”)έ½Ι±₯́½₯Ήœ…ΉΑ½Ρ•ΉΡ₯…°₯΅Α…Ρ́½Έ½ΥΘ)‰ΥΝ₯Ή•ΝΜΈ%Ё‘½•Ν»ŠeЁ΅•…Έέ”…»ŠeЁ‘•Ω•±½ΐ)…ΉΡ•ΝЁ½ΑΡ₯½ΉΜ…ΉΑ₯ٽЁΕΥ₯­±δ…́ݔ)±•…ΙΈέ‘…Ёݽɭ̸ ΥΠ°Ρ‘…Ёͅ₯°έ‘•Έ₯Π)½΅•ΜΡΌΝ•Ή…Ι₯ΌΑ±…ΉΉ₯Ήœ•Ω•ΈΡ‘”Ω•Ιδ)‰•ΝЁ…Έ‰”‘…΅Α•Ι•‰δΥ±ΡΥΙ”…Ή±•…δ)…ΉΡ‘Ύ₯Ё₯́‘₯™™₯Υ±ΠΡΌƒŠaΝ•”…Ι½ΥΉΡ‘”)½ΙΉ•ΛŠdΈQ‘…Ё₯́ݑ•Ι”½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½ΉΜ±₯­”)M₯ΉΥ±…Ι₯ΡδUΉ₯Ω•ΙΝ₯Ρ䀑MT€…ΈΑ±…䁄­•δ)Ι½±”₯Έ‘•±Α₯ΉœΎչ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή…ΉΑΙ•Α…Ι”™½Θ)„™…ΝΠ΅…ΙΙ₯Ω₯Ήœ™ΥΡΥΙ”Έ)M@έ½Ι­Μέ₯Ρ MT™½Θ΅…ΉδΙ•…Ν½ΉΜΈ₯ΙΝΡ±δ°)‰½Ρ M@…ΉMT…Ι”‘Ι₯Ω•Έ‰δ„­••ΈΝ•ΉΝ”)½˜ΑΥΙΑ½Ν”…Ή…ΈΥɝ•ΉΠ‘•Ν₯Ι”ΡΌ‘•±ΐ)Ρ‘”έ½Ι±ΙΥΈ‰•ΡΡ•ΘΈM•½Ή‘±δ°…ЁM@έ”)‘…Ω”…Έ½‰±₯…Ρ₯½ΈΡΌ•ΉΝΥΙ”έ”Ι•΅…₯Έ)…Ёё”™½Ι•™Ι½ΉΠ½˜ΑΙ½Ι•Ν́ͼΡ‘…Ёݔ…Έ)…ΉΡ₯₯Α…Ρ”½ΥȁΥΝΡ½΅•ΙϊdΙ•ΕΥ₯Ι•΅•ΉΡΜΈ)Q‘”™…Υ±Ρ䁽˜MT₯́±•…Ι±δ₯ΈΡ‘”έ½Ι±“ŠeΜ)Ω…ΉΥ…ɐέ‘•Έ₯Ё½΅•ΜΡΌ•αΑ½Ή•ΉΡ₯…°)Ρ•‘Ή½±½₯•Μ°Ν½₯Ό΅•½Ή½΅₯ŒΑΙ½Ι•Ν́…Ή)έ‘…Ё±₯•Μ₯ΈΝΡ½Ι”™½Θ‘Υ΅…Ή₯Ρ䰁ͼέ½Ι­₯Ήœ)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘•΄‘•±ΆM@ΡΌ•ΉΝΥΙ”έ”…Ι”)‘₯Ι•Ρ₯Ήœ½Υȁ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΡ́…Ή‘•Ω•±½Α΅•ΉΡΜ)₯ΈΡ‘”Ι₯‘Ё‘₯Ι•Ρ₯½ΈΈ)Q‘₯Ι‘±δ°±₯­”…Ήδ½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½Έέ”΅ΥΝЁ‘•Ω•±½ΐ)Ρ‘”‘Υ΅…Έ…Α…₯Ρ₯•ΜΉ••‘•ΡΌΡ‘Ι₯Ω”)₯ΈΙ•Ω½±ΥΡ₯½Ή…ΙδΡ₯΅•ΜμΑ…ΝΝ₯½Έ°ΥΙ₯½Ν₯Ρδ°)‘Υ΅₯±₯Ρ䰁ɕΝ₯±₯•Ή”°½±±…‰½Ι…Ρ₯½Έ°•΅Α…Ρ‘δ)…ΉΡ‘”½ΥΙ…”ΡΌ‘…±±•Ή”Ρ‘”ΝΡ…ΡΎΕΥΌ)‰…Ν•½Έ„‘••ΐΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ½˜έ‘•Ι”)Ρ‘”έ½Ι±₯́‘•…‘•ΈMTΑΙ½Ω₯‘•ΜM@έ₯Ρ )Ρ‘”Α•Ι™•Π™½₯°ΡΌ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ…±±δΙ•™Ι•Ν …ΉΙ”΄)•Ή•Ι₯Ν”½Υȁ½έΈΡ‘₯Ή­₯Ήœ…ΉΑΙ…Ρ₯•ΜΈ)Q‘”₯₯Ρ…°I•Ω½±ΥΡ₯½Έ•Ή…‰±•ΜΎѼΙ”΅Ρ‘₯Ή¬)έ‘…Ё₯ЁΡΙձ䁡•…ΉΜΡΌ‰”‘Υ΅…Έ°ΡΌΡΙ•…)΅½Ι”±₯‘ѱ䁽ΈΡ‘₯́Α±…Ή•Π‰δΙ•Α±…₯Ήœ)έ…ΝΡ•™Υ°ΑΙ…Ρ₯•Μέ₯Ρ ₯Ή™½Ι΅…Ρ₯½Έ°ΡΌ‰Υ₯±)₯ΉΡ•±±₯•ΉΠ•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯͕́ё…ЁΙΥΈ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•ΝΜ)Ή•Ρݽɭ́™…ȁ΅½Ι”•™™₯₯•ΉΡ±δ…ΉΙ•ΝΑ½Ή)έ₯Ρ ±₯‘ΡΉ₯ΉœΝΑ••ΡΌ•Ω•ΉΡ́ͼΡ‘…Ё½ΑΡ₯΅…°)ΥΝ”₯́΅…‘”½˜…Α₯Ρ…°°Α‘εΝ₯…°Ι•Ν½Υɍ•Μ)…Ή‘Υ΅…Έ…Α…₯Ρδέ‘₯±”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘₯Ήœ)…΅…ι₯ΉœΥΝΡ½΅•Θ•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή•ΜΈ ΥЁΉΌ½Ή”)½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½Έ…Έ‘Ό₯Ё…±½Ή”Έ)AΙ₯Ω…Ρ”…ΉΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ•Ρ½Θ½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½ΉΜέ₯Ρ )…±°Ρ‘•₯ȁ΅Υ±Ρ₯™…Ι₯½Ύ½΅Α±•α₯Ρ₯•ΜμΝ½₯•Ρ₯•Μ°)™Ι½΄Ρ‘”™…΅₯±δΡΌΡ‘”Ή…Ρ₯½Έμ•½Ή½΅₯•Μ°)™Ι½΄Ρ‘”ΝΥ‰Ν₯ΝΡ•Ή”™…Ι΅•ΘΡΌΡ‘”₯…ΉΠ)΅Υ±Ρ₯Ή…Ρ₯½Ή…°μ…±°…Ι”₯Ή‘•Ι•ΉΡ±δ‘Υ΅…Έ)ΥΉ‘•ΙΡ…­₯ΉΜ™Υ•±±•‰δ‘•Ν₯ɕ́…Ή₯‘•…Μ)…Ή΅…‘”Α½ΝΝ₯‰±”Ρ‘ɽ՝ ½±±…‰½Ι…Ρ₯½Έ°)½ΉΩ•ΙΝ…Ρ₯½ΉΜ…Ή…΅…ι₯ΉœΡ•‘Ή½±½₯•ΜΈ)Q‘…ΣŠéݑδM@έ₯±°‰”…Ёё”M₯ΉΥ±…Ι₯ΡεT)M½ΥΡ ™Ι₯„MΥ΅΅₯Π€ΘΐΔΰ₯Έ)½‘…ΉΉ•Ν‰Υɜ)½Έ=Ρ½‰•Θ€ΔԁѼ€ΔΨΈQ‘”ΡέΌ΅‘…δΝΥ΅΅₯Π)Ρ•…‘•Μ…ΡΡ•Ή‘••Μ‘½άΡΌ™ΥΡΥΙ”΅ΑΙ½½˜™Ι₯„)‰δ•΅‰Ι…₯Ήœ•αΑ½Ή•ΉΡ₯…°Ρ•‘Ή½±½₯•ΜΈ%Π)Ν‘½έ…͕́₯Έ΅‘•ΑΡ Ρ…±­Μ‰δέ½Ι±΅Ι•Ή½έΉ•)•ΉΡΙ•ΑΙ•Ή•ΥΙΜ°……‘•΅₯Μ°…ΥΡ‘½ΊΝՍ )…́Ι•Mέ…Ή₯­•Θ°)…΅₯”]‘•…°…ΉMΡ…•δ)•ΙΙ•₯Ι„…́ݕ±°…́•αΑ•ΙΡ́₯ΈΡ‘”™₯•±‘́½˜)•αΑ½Ή•ΉΡ₯…°Ρ•‘Ή½±½₯•Μ°ΝՍ …́₯ΉQ• °)‘‘₯Ρ₯Ω”5…ΉΥ™…ΡΥΙ₯Ήœ° ₯½Q• °Ι½‰½Ρ₯Μ)…ΉΙΡ₯™₯₯…°%ΉΡ•±±₯•Ή”Έ)Q‘”…ΉΉΥ…°ΝΥ΅΅₯Ё…ΡΡΙ…Ρ́½Ω•ΙΉ΅•ΉΠ)½™™₯₯…±Μ…Ή ΅ΝΥ₯Ρ”•α•ΥΡ₯ٕ́™Ι½΄…Ι½ΥΉ)Ν½ΥΡ‘•ΙΈ™Ι₯…Έ…Ή½™™•ΊΉ•Ρέ½Ι­₯Ήœ)½ΑΑ½ΙΡΥΉ₯Ρ₯•ΜΡΌ‘•±ΐΝΑ•…Ι‘•…₯ΉΉ½Ω…Ρ₯½Έ₯Έ)Ρ‘”ΑΙ₯Ω…Ρ”…ΉΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ•Ρ½ΘΡ‘…Ёέ₯±°Ι•…Ρ”)έ₯‘•ΝΑΙ•…•΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠέ‘₯±”Ρ…­±₯ΉœΝ½΅”)½˜Ρ‘”½ΉΡ₯Ή•ΉΣŠéΙ…Ή‘…±±•Ή•ΜΈΈ)έέάΉ₯ΉΡ•±±₯•ΉΡ₯ΌΉ½