We live in an age of wonder – cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?
In this inspiring keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author of ‘The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas’ will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow’s leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.
Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions.
The companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules. If you could start with a clean sheet of paper, how would you design your company? Should your youngest staff member be making coffee or running your R&D team? Is Big Data something for your IT department to worry about, or a weapon to be wielded by your management team? Do you ban social networks or use them to collaborate more effectively?
Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product. That early success then becomes a rigid code, and as customer habits and markets change, many fail to see that everything that made them successful is exactly what will destroy them later.
Based on interviews with you and your choices on the 7 strategic priorities, Mike will cover a range of thought provoking issues including:
- How your future customers will think, talk and transact.
- Lessons on disruptive innovation from fast growing,emerging markets.
- How to leverage enterprise social networks to solve real business problems.
- What it takes to recruit, retain and motivate tomorrow’s employees.
- How to apply speed, agility and the new lean IT mindset to your technology teams.
- Hacking your corporate culture to transform employee engagement.
- Why the multicultural web of tomorrow will be different from the one we use today.
- Identifying the critical data pivots in your business, the real-time numbers no leader can afford to ignore.
Mike’s talk, “Designing Your Business for the 21st Century”, will be tailored around your choices of the 7 strategic priorities outlined below.
The Seven Strategic Priorities for 21st Century Business Design
Smart leaders realize that the future of their company depends on business design decisions that must be made today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has categorized those decisions into seven strategic priorities.
When you engage Mike as your keynote speaker, he will work with you to select the strategic priorities most relevant to your future roadmap. Then, during his research phase, he will conduct in-depth interviews with your team, clients or top performers in your industry inorder to identify specific case studies that will resonate with your audience.
The seven strategic priorities are as follows:
1. People – engaging the next generation of customers and co-workers.
2. Marketing – figuring out the new marketing model.
3. Culture – understanding ‘Network Capital’ andtoday’s employee engagement crisis.
4. Technology – re-imagining the role of IT in the enterprise.
5. Innovation – exploring new frameworks for disruptive thinking.
6. Global – building your business to world scale.
7. Leadership – becoming a data-driven leader.