Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Salim Ismail – Exponential Organizations: Thriving in a World of Shifting Business Mindsets and Exponential Technology

Today’s organizations are built for a linear world: hierarchical, centralized, closed, top down and focusing on ownership due to scarcity of people, resources, assets and platforms. They evolved one hundred years ago for an era of economies of scale and relative stability and predictability.

Our environment is changing exponentially, mainly driven by exponential technologies and globalization. As a result, the world is becoming increasingly open and transparent and we are slowly moving from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance.

Exponential Organizations lays the framework for organizations to adapt and thrive in a world of abundance by diving into new organizational structures that leverage exponential technologies and a shifting global business mindset.

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Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

Andy Noronha and Fred Santarpia: Digital Transformation Roundtable (in Partnership with The Brightline Initiative)

In partnership with The Brightline Initiative, The Outthinker Strategy Network will be organizing a roundtable on August 21st at 4pm in San Francisco (Immediately following the close of the Singularity University Global Summit).

In today’s world, digital transformation is a requirement that all companies must prioritize and perform. Developing a strategy that allows the core business to continue to operate and produce revenue, while at the same time preparing it for potentially drastic changes to it’s business model and modus operandi is a challenging task that may require new talent, capabilities, operating structures, and a shift in organizational mindset.

Join the Outthinker Strategy Network, The Brightline Initiative, and an exciting panel of experienced digital transformation experts for an insightful and actionable discussion about Digital Transformation.

Guest thought-leaders:

Fred Santarpia, former Chief Digital Officer, Condé Nast and 2018 Chief Digital Officer of the year (CDO Club)

Andy Noronha, Cisco Director of Strategy and Thought Leadership, Visiting Scholar at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, Co-Author of Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change and Co-Author of Digital Vortex: How Today's Market Leaders Can Beat Disruptive Competitors at Their Own Game

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi – Primed to Perform: Building High Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation

While most leaders believe culture is critical to success, few know how to build one, or sustain it over time. In this roundtable, Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi will show the Outthinker Network how to do just that.

McGregor and Doshi will explain the counterintuitive science behind legendary cultures, building on over a century of academic thinking, sharing original research into how total motivation leads to higher performance in iconic companies, from Apple and Starbucks to Southwest Airlines. They will introduce Tomo, a simple, highly predictive measurement tool— the Total Motivation Factor— that enables you to measure the strength of your culture and track improvements over time.

Most importantly, they will lead a discussion about how to build great cultures using a systematic and sustainable approach—whether it is a five-person team, a school, a nonprofit or a mega-institution. The result: higher sales, more loyal customers, and more passionate employees.

Speakers: Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi

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Rob Wolcott – Future Organizational Models to Drive Growth From Within
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Rob Wolcott – Future Organizational Models to Drive Growth From Within

As the pace of change accelerates, the adoption and mastery of flexible organizational structures that unlock growth from within is becoming a critical source of competitive advantage. What do these organizational models look like? Which organizations and organizational experiments can we learn from? How can organizations design new business verticals and ensure that corporate innovation initiatives align with your strategy? How can flexible and traditional structures co-exist? What role do leaders and culture play? What are the practical steps to take to transform your organization for the new digital world?

Taking a long view of how companies, people, and technology interact to solve problems and achieve goals, what might things look like in 5 years? 10 years? 50 years? What should we considering doing right now in our strategy to position ourselves for this future?

Speaker: Robert C. Wolcott

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Superminds and the Future of Work: AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Other Disruptions that will Empower the Human Mind and their Organizations
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Superminds and the Future of Work: AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Other Disruptions that will Empower the Human Mind and their Organizations

We live in an age of constant disruption. Businesses need to look further ahead than ever in order to prepare for the impact that new technologies, trends, and societal shifts will have on their business. From artificial Intelligence, robotics, and virtual reality to the introduction of millennials into the workforce (with generation Z not far behind) – organizations that want to survive must understand what changes are coming and how to prepare and transform their business for the new world. At this roundtable Thomas W. Malone, Founding Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on “Inventing Organizations of the 21st Century” will be our guest thought leader. He will outline a vision of the future world based on hyperconnectivity of humans and organizations augmented and empowered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the new organizational structures. Such human-machine collaborations will think and act smarter, reaching new levels of productivity and pushing the boundaries of human and organizational achievement.

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Blockchain Powered Strategies and Enterprise Solutions
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Blockchain Powered Strategies and Enterprise Solutions

Blockchain will fundamentally change how businesses operate, people interact and the world shares information. The impact of distributed ledger will be close to or exceed that of the creation of the world wide web.  Companies are only beginning to see, understand, and explore the potential applications and uses of distributed ledger. As a strategist, it is a difficult task to make sense of the fragmented landscape while continuing to manage the daily pressures and needs of a successful organization. To survive, companies must embrace blockchain, incorporating it into their existing strategies and start building core competencies now.

On October 3, 2018, a group of strategy executives will convene to explore these issues and discuss the concept of distributed ledger and blockchain technology. The group will explore the impact it will have on the future of business and the implications it has on strategy now and in the future. Nitin Gaur, Director of the IBM Blockchain Labs, will present his insights and lead a series of discussions that will help the group understand blockchain and give them actionable ideas that they can take back to use in their own organizations.

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Blockchain Powered Strategies and Enterprise Solutions
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Blockchain Powered Strategies and Enterprise Solutions

  • Broadridge Financial Solutions (host) (map)
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Blockchain will fundamentally change how businesses operate, people interact and the world shares information. The impact of distributed ledger will be close to or exceed that of the creation of the world wide web.  Companies are only beginning to see, understand, and explore the potential applications and uses of distributed ledger. As a strategist, it is a difficult task to make sense of the fragmented landscape while continuing to manage the daily pressures and needs of a successful organization. To survive, companies must embrace blockchain, incorporating it into their existing strategies and start building core competencies now.

On September 28, 2018, a group of strategy executives will convene to explore these issues and discuss the concept of distributed ledger and blockchain technology. The group will explore the impact it will have on the future of business and the implications it has on strategy now and in the future. Nitin Gaur, Director of the IBM Blockchain Labs, will present his insights and lead a series of discussions that will help the group understand blockchain and give them actionable ideas that they can take back to use in their own organizations. 

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Thriving in Digital Turbulence: See Sooner, Act Faster
Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

Thriving in Digital Turbulence: See Sooner, Act Faster

  • ONE New York Plaza New York, NY 10004 United States (map)
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Although leaders have long been alert to disruptive technological advances, they continue to be surprised when a new development overtakes their industry, as with the internet, stem cells, social media, blockchain, supercomputing, artificial intelligence, and many others. The daily pressures of running a successful organization occupy so much narrow-framed attention that leaders are challenged to dedicate the time and resources needed to detect and understand faint stirrings at the periphery that may cause upheaval later. Vigilance is crucial to recognizing opportunities for growth and innovation and to finding the hidden dangers in a world of breathtaking change and complexity. 

On April 5th a group of Chief Strategy Officers will convene to explore these issues and discuss how to respond to the bewildering array of ambiguous signals and sort them from the surrounding noise and have their organization act faster than rivals, with the result of reaping greater rewards and creating a more resilient organization with an enhanced reputation for prescience and innovation which in turn yield greater customer and shareholder value.  Professor George Day will present insights from his latest research and lead a series of discussion that will inform strategies and leave participants with anactionable agenda to thrive in the era of digital turbulence. 

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The Content Trap: Strategy in the Age of Digital
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Content Trap: Strategy in the Age of Digital

  • 1550 Broadway, 31st Floor New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)
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Bharat Anand

We live in a rapidly changing and increasingly digital world which demands an accelerated rate of transformation, agility, and a new approach to strategy. Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business in one way or another. Success for companies will come not from making the best content, but from recognizing how content enables customers’ connectivity; it will come not from protecting the value of content at all costs, but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it will come not from mimicking competitors’ best practices, but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole.
 
On September 21st a group of Chief Strategy Officers will convene to explore these issues and develop strategies that allow for short-term adaptability and long-term economic value in today’s rapidly changing and volatile business environment. Discussions will focus around a series of presentations by globally recognized strategy expert Professor Bharat Anand, author of The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change. Professor Anand will share insights, ideas, and his new approach to strategy that navigates the turbulent waters of the world today.

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Strategic Innovation and Driving Innovation Through People
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Strategic Innovation and Driving Innovation Through People

  • 1550 Broadway, 31st Floor New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)
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Rita Gunther McGrath

We live in a rapidly changing world which demands and accelerated rate of transformation and innovation. The emerging dynamic environment is shifting demands of innovation away from product and R&D toward people and the the cultural and strategic contexts that allow or hinder your employees’ efforts to introduce value-creating innovations. Successful organizations need to be able to depart from their outdated linear thinking of the past and create a new agile and dynamic strategy that unlocks the value human capital and fosters a culture of innovation and success. On March 22nd a group of Chief Strategy Officers will convene to explore these issues and develop strategies that allow for short-term adaptability and long-term economic value in today’s rapidly changing and volatile business environment. Discussions will focus around a series of presentations by Rita Gunther McGrath, a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Rita has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Business Thinkers and highly valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems and help business executives chart a pathway to success.

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Data-Powered Customer Centricity Analysis
Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Data-Powered Customer Centricity Analysis

  • 730 3rd Avenue, 18th Floor New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)
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Peter Fader

We live in a rapidly changing world where the pace at which disruptive technology is unveiled and implemented is accelerating rapidly. We live in the age of the “smart data” revolution. For corporations, the path to success is heavily contingent upon their ability to constantly collect and analyze customer and market data in order to inform their strategy and decision-making processes. Implementing an effective data strategy, creating a data culture within an organization, and ultimately leveraging data to create a competitive advantage will separate the winners and losers of tomorrow. On December 13th a group of Chief Strategy Officers will convene to explore these issues and develop strategies that allow for short-term adaptability and long-term economic value in today’s high paced digital business environment. Discussions will focus around a series of presentations by Professor Peter Fader of Wharton, an expert in the field of behavioral data analysis across a wide range of industries and Roger Park, a Partner at Ernst and Young that specializes in digital business transformation and technology strategy and architecture.

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The Future Evolution of Strategy
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Future Evolution of Strategy

  • 95 Christopher Columbus Drive, 18th Floor Jersey City, NJ, 07302 United States (map)
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John Hagel

We live in a rapidly changing world where the pace at which disruptive technology is unveiled and implemented is accelerating rapidly. The path to success for corporations may no longerlie in the adaptation of terrain-based strategies and core competencies. New approaches to strategy that analyze present day markets from a future-based perspective are becoming more prevalent, but carry their own risks and challenges. On September 15th a group of Chief Strategy Officers will convene to explore these issues and develop winning strategies of trajectory that allow for short-term adaptability and long-term economic value. John Hagel III, co-chairman for Deloitte LLP’s Center for the Edge will open the session with a presentation. John is a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. He has served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. Author of “The Power of Pull,” “Net Gain,” “Net Worth,” “Out of the Box” and “The Only Sustainable Edge,” John holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a B.Phil from Oxford University and a J.D. and MBA from Harvard University.

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