Comms vision 2017 Communique


Following the greatly anticipated annual Comms Vision Convention at Gleneagles, we have summarised the 2017 event with thanks to Comms Vision as the information source. The event has been running for over a decade with the UK’s industry professionals attending, gaining current and relevant information alongside inspirational ideas.

There were many leading topics of the evening involving, redefining communications, digital transformation, the future of work and many more. With numerous great speakers, we have chosen a few great quotes and opinions from the event.

Get as close as you can to customers to grow

“Helping the channel to win a bigger share of the market is not a simple matter of driving out more products,” he stated. “The key is to recognise and go with market growth.” Gamma CEO Bob Falconer.

Survival is ultimately a matter of leadership

“The future success of digitalisation in the workplace is as much about effective leadership development as it is technological innovation” Mark Rhodes, author and international leadership speaker

Disruptive times spark network renaissance

Andy Lippman, Associate Director and co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Tecnology Media Lab (MIT).

“Society is going through an age of disruption and we are not immune to this,” commented Lippman. “Technology is the enabler.”

The first wave of Internet disruption was a shock to businesses, boomed out Lippman. “Disruption now attacks institutions,” he added. “Trust is migrating away from them to distributed networks. It’s a big shift that is changing our lives.”

How to survive the future of work

Euan Davis, leader of the Centre for the Future of Work in Europe at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

“We are living in the post-digital era,” he stated. “Customers understand what they need to survive. The real question is how to capture value in five years’ time. It comes down to data. More companies are competing on data than anything else.”


This year’s event revolved the discussions highly around the rapidly changing digital landscape, growth of IOT, Al and software defined networks with the need for inspirational and forward-thinking cultures driven by leaders pushing this transformation.

We are living in a post-digital era where millennials expect quick, instant access to content and collaborative environments through fast fibre networks and easy to use Apps.

“You can’t run away from change. You must run into it and assess how you can optimise your position and get ahead before anyone else”. Sir Charles Dunstone, Executive Chairman, TalkTalk.