Well, after all the preparation, the 2016 conference was over in a flash.
This year we had a diverse and experienced range of IT specialists, all focused on the theme of 'enabling business digitisation'.
As I nervously studied the delegate feedback, I was thrilled to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from everyone. We clearly hit a nerve within the IT leader community and the team delivered the content the audience were hungry for.
For those of you who couldn't make the day - plus those who want to revisit the talks - we've filmed each presentation. And here are the first ones we can share with you:
The Agile Approach to Enabling a Digital Strategy, Tom Cadman
In a digital world, where a state of flux is the norm, organisations are increasingly looking for ways to use technology in more flexible ways, capable of responding sooner to new opportunities.
Cloud provides part of the solution to the new paradigm, but how about more agile development? In this session you will see examples of how Microsoft’s next generation of software tools gives aspiring digital businesses the opportunity to develop pilot solutions in hours and days, rather than months and years.
You will learn how Microsoft ‘products’ can be broken into component parts and reused in surprising new ways. Watch Tom's presentation.
Vectors of Disruption, Marc Dowd
Disruption's an overused word at the moment, but it sums up how digital based products and services are changing the world alarmingly fast.
The majority of firms have a "digital transformation strategy" and yet it is really hard to define what that entails and what the benefits will be.
Filmed at the 2016 Crimson Innovation Conference, Marc Dowd takes another approach show how digital disruption is actually quite accessible for most companies. Watch Marc's presentation
Digitising the Defence Industry, Charlie Blakemore
Charlie knows all about making the seemingly impossible possible.
As manager of Chasetown F.C., Charlie took the non-league side to the Third Round of the FA Cup, holding Oldham Athletic to a 1-1 draw.
But it's in his professional life that Charlie has helped BAE Systems maintain its reputation as technology leaders.
Charlie has recovered a £100M ERP solution from spiralling out of control, navigated through heavily unionised ship makers and overseen the introduction of 3D visualisation into the organisation's engineering processes.
For Charlie, going digital is just as much about enabling cultural change as being more competitive.
How has Charlie achieved so much in a $15BN global organisation that you'd imagine would be as as slow to turn as... a battle ship? Watch Charlie's presentation.
Building Your Own Digital Talent
Research from Cap Gemini and MIT Center for Digital Business reveals that 77% of companies consider missing digital skills as a major barrier to digital transformation. With the shortage of digital skills at an unprecedented level, Crimson’s recruitment team pinpoint the latest trends and detail a little-used strategy for accelerating the process of finding digital talent with a millennial mindset. Watch the recruitment team's presentation.