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[email protected] 2021 is a virtual program focused on perpetual transformation. Join us on Thursday, 28 October for a full day of stellar sessions with top innovation and business transformation leaders and opt-in to take a deeper dive on Friday, 29 October through workshops and roundtable discussions with leading experts and peers.

All times are show in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).

The complete program will be available soon.
Session times, titles, and speakers can change closer to the event.

Welcoming Remarks & Setting the Stage

Get started for a day of incredible stories from leading voices on strategy, transformation and leadership.

The End of Competitive Advantage

Is it the end of competitive advantage as we know it? When "What's next" is the question in everyone's mind, we cannot hang-on to old ways. Strategy and innovation expert, Rita McGrath offers insightful ideas and actionable suggestions about how you can continue to survive, thrive and innovate in the midst of uncertainty.

An Inside-Out View of Perpetual Transformation

How can we transform the organization's culture in the complex, fragile and turbulent world? Listen and learn from the practical wisdom of a CEO, who transformed small private company into a large public one, and an expert who observed one hundred similar perpetual transformations.

Overcoming Barriers to Digitizing Your Strategy

As our world continues to digitally transform, strategic plans—either lost in spreadsheets or sitting in dusty binders on shelves—have been left behind. How can you effectively execute your strategy and actually see results happen when your strategy design is stuck in manual documents? It’s time to prioritize and digitize strategy delivery, so you and your teams can successfully implement as well as measure your goals and objectives. Our strategy executives will discuss common barriers to digitizing your strategy and solutions to overcoming them now and in the future. They will also share tips to use when evaluating technology for strategy implementation.

The ABCs of Transformation Strategy: "A" is for People

What do leaders need to know about creating systems, incentives and culture that are truly people-oriented? Leaders can shape the culture of their organizations to inspire and grow their people, even in tough times. Jeroen Tas and Claudio Garcia share their insights about how organizations can nurture transformation from their extensive experience in scaling up global companies.

Thriving in the Age of ‘Trivergence’

How will the trinity of AI, Internet of Things and Blockchain change the way you lead your company? Leading expert, Don Tapscott illustrates how their confluence will give birth to newer business models, pathbreaking innovations and ways of working.

Driving Radical Turnarounds by Unleashing Creative Culture

How can leaders transform culture within and outside the boundaries of their organizations? Mark King and Nick Sonnenberg will exchange insights on how leaders can empower individuals within organizations to challenge the status quo and transform for growth.

PPM Is Dead. Long Live Strategic Portfolio Management!

Gartner makes a clear distinction between PPM execution and strategic portfolio management (SPM). If you’re only focused on project execution and work management, you’re probably still missing the critical SPM capabilities that can truly help you drive business agility.

In this webinar, UMT360’s Ben Chamberlain will explain why Gartner is now placing a renewed emphasis on strategic portfolio management, and explore some of the key business imperatives that must be addressed for organizations to adopt SPM and more effectively align all strategy with execution.

Orchestrating Successful Transformations: Role of the Right Structure

Almost two years after the first case of COVID-19, we live in a world in which speed and flexibility are at the center of business transformation and innovation. Organizational structure has become a strategic matter for many CEOs. In this fireside chat, two global senior executives will share experiences and cover opportunities and challenges to evolve organizational structure focusing on better transformation outcomes and business results.

Navigating What’s Next: Tools to Successfully Manage the Dilemmas of Hybrid Work

As COVID19 continues to shape work, it is forcing leaders to ceaselessly revise their plans and adopt a hybrid model of work. But hybrid introduces many thorny dilemmas: the patchwork of in-person and virtual meetings generates difficult trade-offs affecting virtually every aspect of business, from the cost of real estate to safe office layouts and from vaccination policies to fostering a culture that is healthy, productive, and inclusive.

Tom Wujec, executive consultant, technologist, author, and TED speaker will show how to successfully navigate these dilemmas using the Wicked Problem Solving framework. He will demonstrate how leaders can tame the qualities of COVID wickedness — complexity, rapid change, emotional charge — by guiding their teams to run a series of collaborative plays, time-bound courses of action that ask and answer key questions visually. Tom will also show how to select and combine plays into a comprehensive Hybrid Work playbook with three essential chapters:

  • The Map: Chart an accurate map of the evolving situation and the forces driving it.
  • The Destination: Envision a flourishing state where teams perform their best work.
  • The Compass: Lead positive change with deep analysis, creativity, and compassion.

Overcoming the Resistance to Transforming

What is the one feeling that blocks transformation within people and in organizations? Fear, one of our primal instincts, acts as an antidote to change. John Hagel shares how leaders can take the arduous yet rewarding journey beyond fear.

The Strategic Portfolio Planning Journey

Planning for the next year, or the next Program Increment is an opportunity to look beyond constraints, to opportunities. Not just what we can do, but what we should do to be competitive. Learn how you can plan with strategy in mind, and hear how a product manager applies these principles to ensure customer satisfaction.

Secrets of Transforming from Traditional to a Digitally Driven Organization

Traditional brick-and-mortar organizations have a different experience of transformation than digitally native or digital-first counterparts. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no choice left for traditional organizations, but to transform perpetually. Speculand will share incredible experiences from which we can all learn vital lessons on how to transform successfully.

Secrets of Transformative Organizations

How do the most successful enterprises we know continually transform and innovate? What sets their leadership and culture apart? Prof. Tabrizi, the author of Brightline’s Transformation Compass demystifies how it is indeed possible to steer organizations towards successful and transformative outcomes.

Transforming in the Age of Hype

As societies move towards a digital future, the reality of growing cyber-threats are bringing in new questions about privacy, control, trust and digital rights. Technology is created by humans, for humans but how do we keep humanity at the center of this great transformation? Two experts discuss these topics in a candid fire-side chat.

How to drive Perpetual Transformation around gender, inclusivity and culture

Driving accountability around gender, inclusivity, and diversity initiatives is an important area of transforming culture today. Our panelists discuss how and why these are areas needing strategic attention from the C-suite.

Haier's Transformation Story

Haier is the world’s number one home appliance manufacturer with more than 70,000 employees. Group CEO Zhang Ruimin will take us through Haier's transformation journey as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Since the 1980s, Haier has transformed from being like an empire (with a traditional, closed pyramid) to being more like a rain forest (with an open networked platform).

Let's learn about the perpetual transformation, based on Haier's new paradigm of an ecosystem-based brand strategy.

Welcoming Remarks & Setting the Stage

Get started for a day of incredible stories from leading voices on strategy, transformation and leadership.

The End of Competitive Advantage

Is it the end of competitive advantage as we know it? When "What's next" is the question in everyone's mind, we cannot hang-on to old ways. Strategy and innovation expert, Rita McGrath offers insightful ideas and actionable suggestions about how you can continue to survive, thrive and innovate in the midst of uncertainty.

An Inside-Out View of Perpetual Transformation

How can we transform the organization's culture in the complex, fragile and turbulent world? Listen and learn from the practical wisdom of a CEO, who transformed small private company into a large public one, and an expert who observed one hundred similar perpetual transformations.

Overcoming Barriers to Digitizing Your Strategy

As our world continues to digitally transform, strategic plans—either lost in spreadsheets or sitting in dusty binders on shelves—have been left behind. How can you effectively execute your strategy and actually see results happen when your strategy design is stuck in manual documents? It’s time to prioritize and digitize strategy delivery, so you and your teams can successfully implement as well as measure your goals and objectives. Our strategy executives will discuss common barriers to digitizing your strategy and solutions to overcoming them now and in the future. They will also share tips to use when evaluating technology for strategy implementation.

The ABCs of Transformation Strategy: "A" is for People

What do leaders need to know about creating systems, incentives and culture that are truly people-oriented? Leaders can shape the culture of their organizations to inspire and grow their people, even in tough times. Jeroen Tas and Claudio Garcia share their insights about how organizations can nurture transformation from their extensive experience in scaling up global companies.

Thriving in the Age of ‘Trivergence’

How will the trinity of AI, Internet of Things and Blockchain change the way you lead your company? Leading expert, Don Tapscott illustrates how their confluence will give birth to newer business models, pathbreaking innovations and ways of working.

Driving Radical Turnarounds by Unleashing Creative Culture

How can leaders transform culture within and outside the boundaries of their organizations? Mark King and Nick Sonnenberg will exchange insights on how leaders can empower individuals within organizations to challenge the status quo and transform for growth.

PPM Is Dead. Long Live Strategic Portfolio Management!

Gartner makes a clear distinction between PPM execution and strategic portfolio management (SPM). If you’re only focused on project execution and work management, you’re probably still missing the critical SPM capabilities that can truly help you drive business agility.

In this webinar, UMT360’s Ben Chamberlain will explain why Gartner is now placing a renewed emphasis on strategic portfolio management, and explore some of the key business imperatives that must be addressed for organizations to adopt SPM and more effectively align all strategy with execution.

Orchestrating Successful Transformations: Role of the Right Structure

Almost two years after the first case of COVID-19, we live in a world in which speed and flexibility are at the center of business transformation and innovation. Organizational structure has become a strategic matter for many CEOs. In this fireside chat, two global senior executives will share experiences and cover opportunities and challenges to evolve organizational structure focusing on better transformation outcomes and business results.

Navigating What’s Next: Tools to Successfully Manage the Dilemmas of Hybrid Work

As COVID19 continues to shape work, it is forcing leaders to ceaselessly revise their plans and adopt a hybrid model of work. But hybrid introduces many thorny dilemmas: the patchwork of in-person and virtual meetings generates difficult trade-offs affecting virtually every aspect of business, from the cost of real estate to safe office layouts and from vaccination policies to fostering a culture that is healthy, productive, and inclusive.

Tom Wujec, executive consultant, technologist, author, and TED speaker will show how to successfully navigate these dilemmas using the Wicked Problem Solving framework. He will demonstrate how leaders can tame the qualities of COVID wickedness — complexity, rapid change, emotional charge — by guiding their teams to run a series of collaborative plays, time-bound courses of action that ask and answer key questions visually. Tom will also show how to select and combine plays into a comprehensive Hybrid Work playbook with three essential chapters:

  • The Map: Chart an accurate map of the evolving situation and the forces driving it.
  • The Destination: Envision a flourishing state where teams perform their best work.
  • The Compass: Lead positive change with deep analysis, creativity, and compassion.

Overcoming the Resistance to Transforming

What is the one feeling that blocks transformation within people and in organizations? Fear, one of our primal instincts, acts as an antidote to change. John Hagel shares how leaders can take the arduous yet rewarding journey beyond fear.

The Strategic Portfolio Planning Journey

Planning for the next year, or the next Program Increment is an opportunity to look beyond constraints, to opportunities. Not just what we can do, but what we should do to be competitive. Learn how you can plan with strategy in mind, and hear how a product manager applies these principles to ensure customer satisfaction.

Secrets of Transforming from Traditional to a Digitally Driven Organization

Traditional brick-and-mortar organizations have a different experience of transformation than digitally native or digital-first counterparts. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no choice left for traditional organizations, but to transform perpetually. Speculand will share incredible experiences from which we can all learn vital lessons on how to transform successfully.

Secrets of Transformative Organizations

How do the most successful enterprises we know continually transform and innovate? What sets their leadership and culture apart? Prof. Tabrizi, the author of Brightline’s Transformation Compass demystifies how it is indeed possible to steer organizations towards successful and transformative outcomes.

Transforming in the Age of Hype

As societies move towards a digital future, the reality of growing cyber-threats are bringing in new questions about privacy, control, trust and digital rights. Technology is created by humans, for humans but how do we keep humanity at the center of this great transformation? Two experts discuss these topics in a candid fire-side chat.

Orchestrating Perpetual Transformation

How to drive Perpetual Transformation around gender, inclusivity and culture

Driving accountability around gender, inclusivity, and diversity initiatives is an important area of transforming culture today. Our panelists discuss how and why these are areas needing strategic attention from the C-suite.

Haier's Transformation Story

Haier is the world’s number one home appliance manufacturer with more than 70,000 employees. Group CEO Zhang Ruimin will take us through Haier's transformation journey as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Since the 1980s, Haier has transformed from being like an empire (with a traditional, closed pyramid) to being more like a rain forest (with an open networked platform).

Let's learn about the perpetual transformation, based on Haier's new paradigm of an ecosystem-based brand strategy.

All times are show in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).

The complete program will be available soon.
Session times, titles, and speakers can change closer to the event.

8 Implementation Habits for Leaders

How do you succeed, when so many transformational initiatives fail? Somewhere between planning the strategy and taking action to implement it, many

leaders lose their way. In an action-oriented workshop, learn how to do what needs to be done and make winning a habit.

How To Unmask The Hidden Forces Leading Your Company

Are your team and organization functioning from a percentage of what is truly possible?

Do ever feel pain, worry, frustration when your team and company’s climate and results do not show up as expected? And what about that gut feeling that whispers about a something beyond your understanding that is holding things back?

Teams and organizations are living organisms. Their change and evolution stem mainly from internal and external hidden forces ruling relationships and leading the business in your place.

Let's discuss with Luisa your most burning questions about how to unmask those hidden forces to take your team, business, and lifestyle to the next level.

How to Overcome the Immune System in Your Organization

Setting the Stage

8 Implementation Habits for Leaders

How do you succeed, when so many transformational initiatives fail? Somewhere between planning the strategy and taking action to implement it, many

leaders lose their way. In an action-oriented workshop, learn how to do what needs to be done and make winning a habit.

How To Unmask The Hidden Forces Leading Your Company

Are your team and organization functioning from a percentage of what is truly possible?

Do ever feel pain, worry, frustration when your team and company’s climate and results do not show up as expected? And what about that gut feeling that whispers about a something beyond your understanding that is holding things back?

Teams and organizations are living organisms. Their change and evolution stem mainly from internal and external hidden forces ruling relationships and leading the business in your place.

Let's discuss with Luisa your most burning questions about how to unmask those hidden forces to take your team, business, and lifestyle to the next level.

How to Overcome the Immune System in Your Organization

Regroup & Closing Remarks