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.