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Expert Advice to Take Your Digital Workplace to the Next Level: The Industry Voice Track at the #shifthappens Conference

We are mere weeks away from the #shifthappens Conference, and we couldn’t be more excited for this event dedicated to helping organizations achieve digital workplace success in today’s rapidly changing world. Staying at the forefront of technological advancements has never been more important than in the current business and economic landscape, and the conference offers a chance to learn from those who are leading the charge.

dux picToday, we’re sitting down with Dux Raymond Sy, Chief Brand Officer at AvePoint and the leader of the Industry Voice track at this year’s conference. With over two decades of experience driving organizational transformation across the globe, Dux is an expert at simplifying complex ideas and delivering relevant solutions.

The Industry Voice track is one of three tracks at this year’s conference, each offering valuable sessions and expert advice on various aspects of digital workplace success: 

  • The Industry Voice track offers expert insights on measuring progress, handling complexity, boosting productivity, managing information and using AI to supercharge digital transformation.  
  • The Business Value track showcases how peers are achieving digital workplace success by cutting costs, gaining real-time data insights, and finding new revenue streams. 
  • The Technical Implementation track provides tips and strategies to maximize the value of digital workplace investments while keeping data safe and under control. 

In today’s conversation with Dux, we discuss what to expect from the conference, more insight behind the Industry Voice track sessions, and tips for how to make the most of your #shifthappens Conference experience.   

What was your inspiration to organize the Industry Voices track for #shifthappens Conference? 

I have seen firsthand how rapidly evolving technology can transform a business. However, it’s not always easy for organizations to keep up with the latest innovations, particularly as technology transformation is happening at such an unparalleled pace. That’s why I was inspired to organize the Industry Voices track – to bring together leading experts who can offer attendees strategies and best practices to leverage the latest workplace technology to drive transformation in their organizations.   

What can attendees expect to learn about in the Industry Voices track? 

The last few years have taught us that the right technology can transform how we do business – you just need to know how to use it. Our goal is for attendees to walk away with new technologies, insights, and best practices that they can apply to their own organizations.  

Whether attendees are looking to streamline manual processes, leverage AI for productivity, improve how they’re managing hybrid or remote work, or even get the most out of Microsoft 365, the sessions in this track will offer actionable insights and practical advice from experts who are uniquely qualified to provide guidance and answer questions. 

Sessions include:  

  • How to Create Remote Culture Success: Hot Takes on Digital Collaboration 
  • Risk Management Strategy for Your Digital Workplace Powered by AI
  • Getting The Most Out Of Microsoft 365 Employee Experience: Today & Tomorrow 

Get the full conference agenda 

Whether you’re an IT professional, a business leader, or simply interested in digital transformation, the Industry Voices track has something for everyone.  

How did you choose the topics and presenters for this track? 

The Industry Voices track was carefully curated to ensure that attendees would walk away with practical, immediately applicable insights to improve their digital workplaces. Choosing the topics and presenters for the Industry Voices track was a deliberate process that focused on identifying industry trends and finding leading experts who could offer the latest insights to benefit attendees.  

We’re confident that our lineup of presenters – from remote culture gurus to AI-powered risk managers to Microsoft 365 mavens – will offer attendees the insights and advice they need to succeed in the digital workplace. And who knows, maybe we’ll even have a little fun along the way. After all, isn’t that what #shifthappens is all about? 

What do you hope attendees will gain from the Industry Voices sessions? 

My hope is that attendees will leave the Industry Voices sessions feeling informed, inspired, and equipped with the knowledge and insights they need to accelerate their digital workplace success. Even better? If they also feel empowered and energized to take on whatever challenges come their way in the digital workplace.  

I firmly believe that with the right knowledge and tools in their toolbelt, any organization can be more agile, innovative, and successful and make a bigger impact in their respective industries. And I hope after these sessions, attendees firmly believe that too.  

If you were on an elevator with someone and had only 20 seconds to convince them to attend #shifthappens Conference, what would your pitch be? 

The #shifthappens Conference is a must-attend event for anyone who wants to accelerate their digital workplace success. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and network with industry leaders and peers, engage with cutting-edge technologies and strategies, and gain invaluable insights and practical skills that will help you succeed in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape.  

What is your favorite aspect of #shifthappens Conference? 

My favorite aspect is the opportunity to connect with like-minded industry peers. There’s nothing quite like learning and engaging with others who are passionate about the same topics and challenges you’re facing. 

And with the conference being fully in-person, you’ll have plenty of chances for those “watercooler chats” that can often be a game-changer for your entire conference experience. You never know who you’ll meet and what insights they might offer – it could be just the spark you need to drive your own digital transformation efforts forward. 

What are your tips for making the most of attending #shifthappens Conference?

I have three tips to help you make the most of the #shifthappens Conference:  

  1. Be open to discussing challenges and sharing ideas with others. You might be surprised to find other organizations have overcome and have advice on the same challenges your organization is currently facing.  
  2. Establish goals and outcomes you want to achieve from the event. Whether you’re looking to learn about a specific topic, connect with industry peers, or gain practical knowledge on implementing new technologies, having clear goals in mind can help you stay focused and make the most of your time at the conference.
  3. Engage and stay in touch with people you meet. The connections you’ll make at #shifthappens can be invaluable, so make sure you take the time to connect with others and follow up after the event. Whether it’s exchanging business cards, connecting on social media, or scheduling a follow-up call, staying in touch with your peers can help you build a network of mentors and collaborators that will support you throughout your career. 

By coming with an open mind, setting clear goals, and engaging with your peers, you can make the most of your time at the #shifthappens Conference and accelerate your digital workplace success. 

What else do you think is important to add about #shifthappens Conference we haven’t talked about yet? 

Unlike other digital workplace events that may be more theoretical or academic, #shifthappens is all about providing tangible next steps that attendees can implement in their own workplaces. And because the insights and best practices shared at the conference are grounded in real-world experience, you can feel confident that they’ll be relevant and applicable to your own workplace challenges. 

So don’t miss out on this chance to take your digital workplace career to the next level. Join us at #shifthappens Conference and discover what’s possible when you embrace the power of digital transformation. With the practical insights you’ll gain, you can start implementing better digital workplace practices in your own organization right away – and see results sooner than you might think! 

The future of work is here, and the shift is happening. Will you be part of it? Reserve Your Spot .


Kayla Haskins
Kayla Haskins
Kayla Haskins is a Content Marketing Manager at AvePoint, writing about all things cloud collaboration – including Power Platform, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce. An advocate of operational governance and process automation, Kayla creates content that helps businesses manage technology to drive efficiencies in the modern workplace and make work/life balance a reality.

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