On behalf of the organisers of ICES 2019 Brussels, I am thrilled to welcome Veronique G. Boudaud who will deliver a TED Talk on “Digital? It is all about the ecosystem”. Currently the CEO of digitze2grow, Veronique will be speaking in the morning of the 10th of July at the DOLCE la Hulpe Brussels.
Veronique G. BOUDAUD is a trail blazer, a digital explorer and builder of digital ecosystems. In November 2016, Veronique left her Senior Director role in Cisco Headquarters in California and her international Tech career to launch her own company digitize2grow in Brussels.
In addition to her Business Angel and startup mentoring activities, she started a worldwide tour (#wwdigitour), researching the digital ecosystems outside the main hubs. Her #wwdigitour is now completed, and Veronique finalises her upcoming book sharing her findings. She also combines her knowledge of innovative ecosystems with design thinking to help enterprises understand and transform their own ecosystems to grow their digital business.
Besides defining the digital ecosystem, as the foundation of the digital world. Veronique will explain why all enterprises who want to thrive digitally need to build their own. Based on her experience in the USA, Asia and elsewhere, she concludes that successful digital ecosystems across the world operate the same way with similar tribes, values and challenges. She will give several examples based on her worldwide tour, upcoming book and own international work experience. She also posits that digital ecosystems are confronted with key challenges such as the shortage of talent, the under participation of women and the domination of two superpowers. A business case will illustrate what it means for an enterprise transforming digitally.