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Beyond the Digital Specialist - Roundtable Event

Claudia Cohen

15 September 2016

by Claudia Cohen

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​How do you equip your organisation for success in the digital world?

On Thursday 15 September, La Fosse Associates held this exclusive event for HR Directors.

La Fosse Associates were joined by Paul Randle, Director of Digital & Media for Visa Europe, who facilitated an open and engaging discussion exclusively for HR Directors. Participants shared insights and challenges around keeping pace and innovating within the ever-changing digital landscape.

Paul explained how a digital maturity matrix can help organisations to analyse and evolve in order to bring about a cultural change where every employee embraces the ethos of a digital specialist.

Key Takeaways

1. The digital future is unknown.

No one can predict how the digital landscape will change. Organisations fail to keep pace and two-thirds of digital transformation projects fail. HR departments “understand the culture and broader capabilities of the business” to steer it toward a successful digital transformation.

2. The skill set to survive is constantly changing.

Digital success is about enabling people. "We have to stop looking at the technology and focus on the inherent capabilities of the organisation". As technologies evolve, the skills to maximise the benefits of such tech also evolve. Organisations must find individuals with those skills to stay relevant and succeed.

3. Take a cultural lead.

Every level of the organisation needs to understand and champion digital change until it becomes engrained in their culture. A digital maturity matrix can help businesses analyse and evolve. "This may not be the right way for you but having states of maturity and analysis can be really, really powerful as it helps to surface issues at the stakeholder level."


"A good insight into other organisations' approaches to digital."

"Insightful session with really good takeaways."

"Excellent food for thought and really great networking."

La Fosse Associates specialises in recruiting technology, digital and change talent from top to bottom. We operate at all levels on a permanent, contract, interim and executive search basis.

We were founded on a shared ownership model, with 40% of the equity gifted to all employees over time. This has helped create a highly motivated and effective team of co-owners.

Please get in touch with Claudia Cohen if you are interested in hearing more about our upcoming events, or have any hiring needs:

T: 0207 932 1652

If you got some good takeaways from this blog post and want to find out more about digital transformation, you might also want to have a read of:

Digital Transformation in a Post-Pandemic World

Interview with Tony Scott: Digital Transformation and the Changing Role of the CIO

Driving Digital