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Uncover a practical and sustainable approach to one of the greatest challenges facing leaders today: transforming your business in the face of imminent disruption. Scott will share how companies can come out of a market shift stronger and more profitable, because the threat of disruption is also the greatest opportunity a leadership team will ever face. disruptive change opens a window of opportunity to create massive new markets. It is the moment when a market also-ran can become a market leader. It is the moment when business legacies are created.
Jeff Wilson led a life as a accomplished academic and Professor. Whilst under review for tenure, he conducted a curious social experiment to experience the design of small spaces - he chose to sell everything he owned for a $1, and move into a 33 sq. ft. dumpster on the corner of his campus - for a year. Dr. Wilson will share his experience of living in the dumpster and how it inspired him to quit his secure job, found a startup business, and set out to transform the largest industry in the world.
In 2017, a few hundred people -- broke kids, mostly, from all over the world -- built attention empires overnight. these kids played the media like a fiddle, shaping the news and generating billions of views. they used new technology to innovate blindingly fast. They changed the rules. Emerson Spartz, a viral media expert, shares lessons from the front lines of the attention war. A must attend to see what's next.
Innovation in large companies today is as difficult as it’s ever been. the challenge of maintaining a core business while driving new growth has been well documented, but rarely solved. What does it take to lead a company from legacy product management to innovative growth engine? Dr. Todd Fruchterman will share his views on igniting innovation by having the courage to set ambitious goals, the perspective to make decisions, and the discipline to stay focused on what’s required to win.
The BCorp declaration of Interdependence states that “we envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good.” Any organization that sets off down this path, with the intention of
creating benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has big challenges; challenges that require real innovation to address, innovation that really matters to the world. Learn why danone has chosen to embark on this journey and will spell out some of the implications and lessons that this multi-billion dollar, global organization is discovering. Share the opportunities for inspiration and meaning that this journey provides an organization, and the benefits in innovating in the areas in which the world could do with all the help it can get!
Inspiration is the most powerful force in the world, the energy that moves us odd ducks through life’s great pond. In fact, inspiration is the necessary secret ingredient to accomplishing anything
worthwhile – in business or life. Without inspiration, we’re doomed. Learn the secrets to becoming more inspiring — but fair warning: they won’t be pleasant. You’ll have to become delusional,
unreasonable, and make yourself very, very vulnerable.
Established companies are perennially challenged in their attempts to successfully commercialize innovation that extend beyond their current products and business models. Adjacent, breakthrough, radical, disruptive innovations require different management systems. We have learned a lot about how to design and implement management systems for “beyond Incremental” innovation recently, but implementation is still lagging. One of the major reasons is the need to institutionalize innovation roles, which so far has not happened systematicall in most companies. Professor o’Connor will describe the results of a long-term study that offers solutions to this most pressing issue.
Rodin Lyasoff is the Chief Executive officer of A³, the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus Group in Silicon Valley. He will share how they are transforming the aerospace industry by innovating in an agile environment with a transparent and open approach and with the end goal of bringing products to market. A³ executes a small portfolio of high-risk, time-constrained projects. the mission of A³ is to bring together bright individuals to bravely explore ideas and technologies that will disrupt aerospace. Projects are built on rigorous analysis, fertile partnerships, and commitment to unreasonable goals.