Rita McGrath – Leading an Organization through an Inflection Point
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Rita McGrath – Leading an Organization through an Inflection Point

 At this roundtable Rita McGrath will lead a discussion about her latest research and book, “Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen”. Though seemingly sudden, inflection points are not random nor unexpected. Every “overnight” shift is actually the final stage of a process that has been subtly building over time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart business leaders can learn to spot inflection points before they hit—and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Rita will discuss finding from her latest research and offer a prescriptive guide to anticipating and capitalizing on disruptive inflection points shaping the marketplace.

Guest Thought Leader: Rita McGrath –globally recognized expert on innovation and growth strategies with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50, her work and ideas help CEOs and senior executives chart a pathway to success in today’s rapidly changing and volatile environments. McGrath is highly valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems.

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Saul Berman and Jamie Cattell – Big Data Strategy
Jan
16
12:00 PM12:00

Saul Berman and Jamie Cattell – Big Data Strategy

. As data becomes a growing source of competitive advantage and value, companies that hold on exclusively to traditional sources of advantage are at risk. But unlike other sources of advantage such inputs, capabilities, customer captivity, and scale, data by its nature is not of limited supply and which data is valuable is not immediately evident. The growth in the importance of data is already introducing opportunities to enter entirely new business models while, at the same time, changing the basis on which current business models compete.

Is data really the new “oil?” What data will be valuable? How does one monetize it? How to operations, pricing strategies, and business models evolve? Who will win and who will be left behind?

Our guest thought-leaders will unveil soon-to-be-published research on the emerging role of data in business and engage participants in dialogue around its implications. Our thought leaders will be:

Saul J. Berman, Ph.D.: the Chief Strategist, VP & Interactive Experience Partner for IBM Global Business Services. He was previously Global Lead Partner for the IBM Strategy & Transformation Global team within IBM Global Business Services (GBS). Saul built a forward-thinking worldwide team of IBM consultants focused on delivering business value through business, technology and operations strategy engagements as well as organizational change initiatives.

Jamie Cattell: Global Leader of Digital Strategy Consulting at IBM. Jamie is developing a global team of top-notch strategy professionals who support clients to successfully and impactfully reinvent themselves in today's digitally disruptive world. Prior to this role, Jamie was a Partner and Head of Digital at McKinsey & Company.

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Ming Zeng - Smart Business and the Future of Strategy
Jan
29
12:00 PM12:00

Ming Zeng - Smart Business and the Future of Strategy

Alibaba’s “customer-to-business” model shows how to use the power of AI and machine learning to respond to customers’ rapidly changing needs and aspirations. In his latest book, Smart Business: What Alibaba’s Success Says About the Future of Strategy, Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, Ming Zeng, explains how Alibaba’s model was developed, its innovative use of technology, and how it keeps the company on a growth path.

Zeng argues that in a digital world, all successful companies use the latest tech, but the Chinese giant Alibaba is the company that has taken the underlying principles of e-commerce the furthest, with a model based on machine learning and the comprehensive “datafication” of the customer experience.

In this virtual discussion, Meng will share insights from his work at Alibaba and Smart Business. He will engage the group in a discussion about the future of strategy and what steps our organizations can take today to get there and/or fortify our position.

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Peter Fader – The Customer Centricity Playbook: Implementing Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value
Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

Peter Fader – The Customer Centricity Playbook: Implementing Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value

The most successful companies, from Amazon to Best Buy, understand their best customers are their most valuable asset, and they tailor their acquisition, development, and retention efforts to those customers. Wharton School professor Peter Fader, known a leading expert on customer lifetime value (CLV), data, and strategy will engage us in a conversation around how we can help our organizations see our customers as individuals rather than a monolith, so we can stop wasting resources by chasing down product sales to each and every consumer.

Fader will offer a 360-degree analysis of all the elements that support customer centricity within an organization.

Through his book at this Roundtable you will learn how to:

  • Develop a customer-centric strategy for your organization

  • Fine-tune investments in customer acquisition, retention, and development tactics based on customer heterogeneity

  • Foster a culture that sustains customer-centricity, and also understands the link between CLV and market valuation

Speaker: Peter Fader

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Howard Tullman and Fred Santarpia – Digital Transformation, Navigating and Overcoming Challenges
Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

Howard Tullman and Fred Santarpia – Digital Transformation, Navigating and Overcoming Challenges

In partnership with The Brightline Initiative, The Outthinker Strategy Network will be organizing a roundtable on October 22 at 12pm in New York City.

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)

Howard Tullman (Executive Director, Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Illinois Tech, CEO, 1871, the Number 1 ranked University-Affiliated Tech Incubator in the World)

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Salim Ismail – Exponential Organizations: Thriving in a World of Shifting Business Mindsets and Exponential Technology
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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Andy Noronha and Fred Santarpia: Digital Transformation Roundtable (in Partnership with The Brightline Initiative)
Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

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

  • Hilton San Francisco – Union Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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