TechKnowledge sessions

Rapidly increase your team's tech acumen

People are at the heart of every business and technology impacts every single one of their roles. These two- to three-hour workshops are designed to increase a team’s tech acumen in a specific area. Common examples include AI, Intelligent Automation, 5G, Cloud and Blockchain, however we deliver highly customised and industry-specific TechKnowledge sessions as well.

How it works

Our workshops are run by a tech educator and a tech subject area specialist. Our sessions are developed for non-technical business leaders in mind and can be delivered virtually or in-person, depending on requirements.

How we help attendees

You will leave with an understanding of the ‘Basics of How’ a technology works and the ‘Art of the Possible’ in using the technology to accelerate strategic business objectives. You will gain confidence in participating in strategic conversations which involve this technology.

Information overload is causing analysis paralysis among leaders

Cultivating an understanding of cutting-edge technologies is essential for businesses that need to move with agility in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

But the truth is, there’s a lot of information out there. To make matters worse, each technology, often referred to using an alphabet soup of acronyms like RPA, OCR or NLP, comes with a barrage of media and vendor hype. Unsurprisingly, executives have complained of feeling paralysed by choice and information overload.

This has contributed to a knowledge gap at the top end of businesses. Relevant and concise learning opportunities will close that gap, and TechKnowledge sessions deliver just that.

Our survey of 500 senior IT decision-makers exposes a glaring knowledge gap at the top level of businesses.
Why tech fluency is a leadership imperative

Every disruption – whether driven by a crisis like Covid-19, a swift move by a competitor or shift in consumer demands due to an emerging technology – has a monumental opportunity nested inside of it. As a leader, it’s your job to guide your organisation to take advantage of that opportunity.

The World Economic Forum reported that the winners of the digital shift so far were those who had “invested well in both technology enabled initiatives and leadership capabilities”, while the losers were those with missing or mismanaged technology investment.

This is why executive leaders must have a grasp of the broader tech landscape and an understanding of the ‘art of the possible’ with existing and emerging tools, and must update this knowledge continuously. Technology is no longer simply the domain of IT – it’s a strategic component that informs the wide-lens trajectory of the organisation.

Cut through the noise with TechKnow
If a business aims to be thriving in five to ten years’ time, it must find ways to create new value, and doing so without grasping and maximising new technology is unthinkable. The results of failing to innovate are clear as day: 52% of companies on the Fortune 500 since 2000 have either gone bankrupt, […]
"Business people don't need to understand how the algorithm works - just what it can do." AI strategist Andrew Burgess offers a dose of reality on TechKnow
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, our understanding of the technology has often been at odds with the reality of what it is capable of. This has resulted in a lack of wildly successful use cases. Recent research from IDC found that half of AI projects fail for one in four companies on average, with […]
"Data runs through most organisations like a lazy river." TechKnow guest Mike Hobday on extracting value from data
According to Gartner, almost 80 percent of the world’s data is unstructured; an ocean of documents, emails, image and audio files residing outside of the traditional rows and columns of databases and spreadsheets.  To fully realise the potential of all of this unstructured data, businesses need the tools to order it and derive value from it. At present, […]
From incremental to exponential change
After losing market share in a rapidly evolving industry, as well as the immediate damage of 40% Covid losses, Williams Lea needed fast and authentic solutions to the structural and mindset issues at the root of innovation stagnation.
“Emergence Partners led our team to further build an awareness of a leadership mindset to generate opportunities for our customers and ensure we had the right tools to confidently face disruption.”
  • Clare Hart
  • Williams Lea CEO
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