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Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand, 17 Oct 2013

Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Australia’s economic future and the keys to leading business transformation. 

Andrew Stevens gave us a glimpse of Australia’s economic future, based on the findings of a new study that IBM has released with the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR). The research models the potential outlook for leader and follower enterprises as broadband, mobile, big data, cloud and other technology trends reshape the business landscape.

It predicts that between now and 2025, multi-billion-dollar gaps will rapidly open up between enterprises that start with similar characteristics but pursue different digital transformation strategies. One of the biggest challenges for a business leader is to transform an organisation before market changes are clearly visible or understood. This is exactly what many Australian enterprises should be doing to stay ahead of the profound changes being unleashed by digital technologies and the new business models they enable.

Andrew became Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand in January 2011, having had a distinguished career at IBM since 2002. One of the world’s most recognisable brands, Andrew leads IBM’s local business with more than $4 billion a year in sales, deep global research capabilities and connections with many Australian companies.

Andrew is involved with a range of significant organisations and groups, including the Business Council of Australia’s Innovation Task Force, National Board of the Australian Information Industry Association, Australian Government Services Leader Group, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Greater Western Sydney GIANTS.

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