How does a company or industry begin a digital transformation in terms of culture? For the U.S Air Force, it starts with collaborative workshops being led from the bottom up.
How does a company or industry begin a digital transformation in terms of culture? For the U.S Air Force, it starts with collaborative workshops being led from the bottom up. With the goal of creating a large network of digital culture change agents, they are taking the strategy of starting with small events, like a VR workshop to jumpstart the shift. In this article, you'll learn how the U.S Air Force is engaging a digital-first mindset starting with VR technology to create a lasting impact on their industry.
VR Workshop Unites Digital-First Experts on Transformation
The Air Force Digital Transformation Office held its first collaborative workshop Dec. 3, uniting government experts with industry to progress digital acquisition change across the service.
More than 250 individuals joined the online event, which leveraged the DTO Metaverse to engage participants in a virtual reality ecosystem designed to drive innovative thinking and digital-first thought strategies across the community.
“This event was focused on initiating a culture shift and empowering the grass roots workforce to drive change from the bottom up,” said Kyle Hurst, director, Air Force Digital Transformation Office. “The excitement around this initiative exceeded our expectations. While we targeted specific attendees for the event, many actually forwarded the invite to other practitioners, thereby creating a larger network of digital culture change agents.”
Digital transformation focuses on delivering better capabilities to warfighters, which requires a revamp of traditional acquisition processes. To be successful in this effort, said Hurst, it is critical that stakeholders across the acquisition lifecycle embrace innovative and emerging technologies, tools and processes to deliver what the Air Force needs, faster.