3XE Digital is a conference that delivers.
3XE Digital plays host to a diverse array of highly skilled speakers, both domestic and international who deliver laser targeted presentations on their particular niche area of expertise. Expert workshops provide attendees with an opportunity to go deeper and explore how the topics discussed can be directly applied to your business and line of work. It’s refreshing to attend a conference that treats its professional audience as experts rather than providing introductory, high-level overviews that we could find on a youtube summary video. (Yes Web Summit, we’re throwing shade at you) Now, without further adieu, here is a selection of the insights we found most striking at the conference.
SMEs win by being faster, more innovative and flexible than their bigger competitors.
They have the ability to create the right cultures and work environments to attract great talent. The Entrepreneurs behind them are often fearless in their endeavours, never content sitting still and always looking to improve. Through our efforts helping Irish entrepreneurs grow their businesses we are lucky to meet hundreds of these companies every year. These are some tips around common success factors I believe exist across the best SMEs.
Digital is Fast, Frantic and ever-changing.
The current digital landscape provides no place to rest, no place to hide and for businesses, you either listen up or get left behind. The world of today is unforgiving to those resistant to change. We all need to perk our ears and actively seek out the digital trends of tomorrow and help our businesses secure themselves a seat in this future world in the process.
Not everything will be relevant to you, but being cognoscente and aware at the very least is something that will stand to you.
I recently spent a week in mainland China with one of our Partner companies. The experience left me exhilarated, exhausted and more than a little bit concerned over the West’s position in the global economic pecking order.
Growing up in Ireland any goods that we came across that carried the label “Made in China” meant cheap, nasty and mass produced.
Hence prior to travelling I probably had an unfair view that China was fine for high volume production but couldn’t complete with highly skilled precision manufacturing in the West. The truth I found is much more complex.