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

Session 1.1 – Resilient Organizations: applying the theory in practice

Resilience is a great aspirational concept, but how do you actually apply it to businesses today?  Drawing on more than a decade of research, in this session we look at the core attributes that contribute to an organization’s resilience and ways you can intentionally build your organization’s resilience over time.

Session 1.2 – Harnessing Collective Imagination

All great firms are built on an act of imagination, and firms have done more to shape the world through imagination than any artist or politician. Get paradoxically, large successful firms find it hard to reimagine themselves and very few have a systematic approach to doing so. Drawing on research for his latest book, The Imagination Machine, Martin will explain how firms can harness the increasingly critical capacity for collective imagination.

Session 1.3 – Building the Transformational Company

How can we successfully transform?

This is possibly one of the most challenging questions asked by management teams, boards and executives today. In this keynote, Chris Rangen will share the Ten Principles of transformation and share a step-by-step playbook for how today’s companies also can transform into tomorrow’s winners.

Participants will get a chance to work hands on with the powerful TCI – Transformational Company Index. Drawing on years of research, Chris will show the steps you can take to lead transformation at your company.

Networking Break

Session 2 – The Road to the Resilient Organization - Leading Transformation at Grand-scale

Session outline:

  1. New Start instead of New Normality – Crisis as Opportunity
  2. Shifting Business Models – Winning Patterns
  3. Large-scale Transformation as Leadership Challenge – the Notion of #NewLeadership

Session 2.1 (Panel) – Reimagination of organizations: Catching the inflection point

An inflection point can be thought of as a rift between the present and the future that produces a gap, a one-of-a-kind window of opportunity for executives and businesses. The capacity to detect and materialize emerging futures is a vital competency for leaders in the new economy. To do this, leaders must be able to spot crucial shifts, or catch the inflection point. Leaders must give meaning to this famous quote by William Gibson: “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet”.

Join our panel in discussing how facing an unprecedented demand or opportunity for which there are no easy answers often signals that the tide is turning—one phase is ending, while something new is struggling to emerge. Learn how leaders can evolve and influence their organizations adaptability to this challenging environment.

Lunch Break & Workshop​

Session 3.2 – Secrets of Transformation Success: The Path to True Transformation

Hundreds of billions of dollars are wasted in organizations each year in change efforts that have no chance of survival. In this thought-provoking session Dr. Tabrizi, author of seven books on Transformation, first discusses pitfalls that lead to failures of change efforts.

Next, he presents the key steps in developing a change-agile culture based on research he has conducted of over 1000 companies and governmental organizations around the globe. Finally, Dr. Tabrizi will discuss how you can get started by inspiring your people to boost performance while delivering lasting change.

Keynote – Strategic and Operational Leadership and Working Together

In 2006, the Ford Motor Company suffered a devastating 12.7-billion-dollar loss. At the time, Ford had witnessed a downgrade in its stock-value and brand. However, under the leadership of a newly appointed president and CEO, Alan Mulally, the organization saw a remarkable return to profitability and was later in fact the only American car manufacturer to not accept a bailout from the United States government.

With Mulally’s vision and commitment, Ford was able to recommit itself to quality, develop a comprehensive strategy and implement a new sense of identity. His renowned leadership skills transformed Ford into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States.

Mulally shares his strategic leadership and inspires audience members to explore their own set of skills as they apply to and enhance their organization.

Free time – Networking​

Dinner – Brightline Awards

The Brightline “Transformation Spirit Award” will recognize the “differences that made the difference” for organizations that have successfully “changed for good in perpetuity” over the past three years.

Recognize and disseminate the “power of positive example” from these organizations to equip and enable organizations to build the capability to change for good in perpetuity.

Session 1.1 – Resilient Organizations: applying the theory in practice

Resilience is a great aspirational concept, but how do you actually apply it to businesses today?  Drawing on more than a decade of research, in this session we look at the core attributes that contribute to an organization’s resilience and ways you can intentionally build your organization’s resilience over time.

Session 1.2 – Harnessing Collective Imagination

All great firms are built on an act of imagination, and firms have done more to shape the world through imagination than any artist or politician. Get paradoxically, large successful firms find it hard to reimagine themselves and very few have a systematic approach to doing so. Drawing on research for his latest book, The Imagination Machine, Martin will explain how firms can harness the increasingly critical capacity for collective imagination.

Session 1.3 – Building the Transformational Company

How can we successfully transform?

This is possibly one of the most challenging questions asked by management teams, boards and executives today. In this keynote, Chris Rangen will share the Ten Principles of transformation and share a step-by-step playbook for how today’s companies also can transform into tomorrow’s winners.

Participants will get a chance to work hands on with the powerful TCI – Transformational Company Index. Drawing on years of research, Chris will show the steps you can take to lead transformation at your company.

Networking Break

Session 2 – The Road to the Resilient Organization - Leading Transformation at Grand-scale

Session outline:

  1. New Start instead of New Normality – Crisis as Opportunity
  2. Shifting Business Models – Winning Patterns
  3. Large-scale Transformation as Leadership Challenge – the Notion of #NewLeadership

Session 2.1 (Panel) – Reimagination of organizations: Catching the inflection point

An inflection point can be thought of as a rift between the present and the future that produces a gap, a one-of-a-kind window of opportunity for executives and businesses. The capacity to detect and materialize emerging futures is a vital competency for leaders in the new economy. To do this, leaders must be able to spot crucial shifts, or catch the inflection point. Leaders must give meaning to this famous quote by William Gibson: “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet”.

Join our panel in discussing how facing an unprecedented demand or opportunity for which there are no easy answers often signals that the tide is turning—one phase is ending, while something new is struggling to emerge. Learn how leaders can evolve and influence their organizations adaptability to this challenging environment.

Lunch Break & Workshop​

Session 3.1 – TBA

Session 3.1: Whitney Johnson

Session 3.2 – Secrets of Transformation Success: The Path to True Transformation

Hundreds of billions of dollars are wasted in organizations each year in change efforts that have no chance of survival. In this thought-provoking session Dr. Tabrizi, author of seven books on Transformation, first discusses pitfalls that lead to failures of change efforts.

Next, he presents the key steps in developing a change-agile culture based on research he has conducted of over 1000 companies and governmental organizations around the globe. Finally, Dr. Tabrizi will discuss how you can get started by inspiring your people to boost performance while delivering lasting change.

Keynote – Strategic and Operational Leadership and Working Together

In 2006, the Ford Motor Company suffered a devastating 12.7-billion-dollar loss. At the time, Ford had witnessed a downgrade in its stock-value and brand. However, under the leadership of a newly appointed president and CEO, Alan Mulally, the organization saw a remarkable return to profitability and was later in fact the only American car manufacturer to not accept a bailout from the United States government.

With Mulally’s vision and commitment, Ford was able to recommit itself to quality, develop a comprehensive strategy and implement a new sense of identity. His renowned leadership skills transformed Ford into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States.

Mulally shares his strategic leadership and inspires audience members to explore their own set of skills as they apply to and enhance their organization.

Free time – Networking​

Dinner – Brightline Awards

The Brightline “Transformation Spirit Award” will recognize the “differences that made the difference” for organizations that have successfully “changed for good in perpetuity” over the past three years.

Recognize and disseminate the “power of positive example” from these organizations to equip and enable organizations to build the capability to change for good in perpetuity.

All times are show in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) (UTC -7).

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

Session 4.1 – Open Strategy: Mastering Disruption from Outside The C-Suite

Open Strategy allows you to involve front-line employees, experts, suppliers, customers, entrepreneurs, and even competitors while protecting your secrets. It will help you to master this new era of uncertainty.

And in case you are wondering whether it works: a survey of 200 business leaders shows that although open-strategy techniques were deployed for only 30 percent of their initiatives, those same initiatives, however, generated 50 percent of their revenues and profits.

Are you looking for smart ways to stay ahead of disruption? Execution that knocks the ball out of court? In his speech, Christian Stadler presents a new philosophy, key tools, step-by-step advice, and fascinating case studies—from companies that range from Barclays to Adidas—to guide business leaders in a ground-breaking new approach to strategy.

Session 4.2 – Perpetual Transformation - 8 Implementation Best Practices (and two truths)

Speculand addresses the best practices leaders need to succeed when so many strategy implementations fail. Most of the published literature to date still focuses on why implementation so frequently fails. The session shows how to succeed by focusing on specific behaviors and introduces eight best practices that have evolved from over 20 years of research, client work and the publication of six books on the topic by the presenter.

Somewhere between planning the strategy and taking action to implement it, many leaders lose their way. What is missing is the discipline to do what needs to be done and to make that a habit.

This hard-hitting keynote explains why too many leaders are lethargic when it comes to implementing strategy and introduces the implementation best practices, that are:

  • Being Disciplined
  • Taking the right actions
  • Adopting the right measures
  • Creating 90-day actions
  • Recognizing that less is more
  • Continuously nurturing the communication
  • Crafting a culture of accountability
  • Developing a review rhythm

To reinforce each of the best practices, examples, stories and neuroscience experiments are provided.

The keynote closes with the second truth that implementation never goes according to plan and provides various examples and also the opportunity for each person in the audience to vote on which principle is most relevant to themselves.

A hands-on keynote suitable for leaders looking to excel in strategy implementation.

Session 4.3 – Stop Coercing and Start Co-Creating

Many leaders approach change with a strong sense of righteousness. They’ve often thought deeply about a problem and are ready to bring solutions to their organizations.

But in doing so, they impose their ideas on others and search for the mythical concept known as “buy-in.”

That’s a mistake. Anytime you’re looking for buy-in, you’ve already lost. You’re declaring that you’re not open to others’ ideas. You’re saying that your approach is “right” and others just need to get on board.

That’s not leadership. That’s a top-down approach rooted in coercion.

In a simpler world, this approach to change often worked. But in the complex, interrelated environment of modern business, it just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Sustainable, lasting change is a journey, not a destination. And it’s a journey that we all need to take in this time of complexity, crisis, and change.

In this talk, Chris Clearfield will help you see the difference and show you how to get started on your own journey.

Networking Break

Session 5.1 – Resilience and other key factors for a successful enterprise transformation

Increasingly, companies are investing in large-scale transformations as they reimagine their business models and ways of working. Yet seven out of ten enterprise transformations fail to meet expectations. To succeed, these large-scale, extremely complex change efforts require more than exceptionally good delivery management. They need appropriate governance and orchestration, engaged senior leadership, organizational resiliency, and a relentless focus on value to achieve transformation goals and desired mindset change.

This session will explore five factors that are key in driving successful transformation outcomes along with the role of a transformation office. The presentation will include case studies and key findings from new research conducted by Accenture in collaboration with Brightline, on how transformation leaders can help sustain successful enterprise transformations.

Session 5.2 (Panel) – People, Culture and leadership in resilient organizations

Current global events teach us that crises and even natural disasters happen more frequently than previously thought. Resilient organizations are those that recover and prosper following business disruption. For organizations to build the necessary competence and capabilities to confront present and future issues, it is essential to create adaptable and proactive skills to pivot in the wake of unanticipated shocks and challenges.

Utilizing both human and social capital, companies can become resilient to the effects of disruption, as well as adaptable, agile, and sustainable in the face of disruption.

Engage with our panel and learn how organizations can adapt to the outside environment in which it incorporates cultural values, key components, beliefs, and traditions to foster stability and define the strategy moving forward.

Lunch Break & Workshop​

Sessions 6.1 – Uncovering Your Hidden Superpowers for Strategic Agility

Growth, innovation, and strategic transformation require a variety of ideas, mindsets, and areas of expertise. Some of these capacities are more visible than others. In this talk, attendees will discover a framework for assessing and visualizing the strategic contributions of individuals, teams, and organizations. They will also better understand the vital role cognitive diversity plays in achieving strategic outcomes, especially during times of disruption and uncertainty.

Session 6.2 – Fireside Chat TBA

Session 4.1 – Open Strategy: Mastering Disruption from Outside The C-Suite

Open Strategy allows you to involve front-line employees, experts, suppliers, customers, entrepreneurs, and even competitors while protecting your secrets. It will help you to master this new era of uncertainty.

And in case you are wondering whether it works: a survey of 200 business leaders shows that although open-strategy techniques were deployed for only 30 percent of their initiatives, those same initiatives, however, generated 50 percent of their revenues and profits.

Are you looking for smart ways to stay ahead of disruption? Execution that knocks the ball out of court? In his speech, Christian Stadler presents a new philosophy, key tools, step-by-step advice, and fascinating case studies—from companies that range from Barclays to Adidas—to guide business leaders in a ground-breaking new approach to strategy.

Session 4.2 – Perpetual Transformation - 8 Implementation Best Practices (and two truths)

Speculand addresses the best practices leaders need to succeed when so many strategy implementations fail. Most of the published literature to date still focuses on why implementation so frequently fails. The session shows how to succeed by focusing on specific behaviors and introduces eight best practices that have evolved from over 20 years of research, client work and the publication of six books on the topic by the presenter.

Somewhere between planning the strategy and taking action to implement it, many leaders lose their way. What is missing is the discipline to do what needs to be done and to make that a habit.

This hard-hitting keynote explains why too many leaders are lethargic when it comes to implementing strategy and introduces the implementation best practices, that are:

  • Being Disciplined
  • Taking the right actions
  • Adopting the right measures
  • Creating 90-day actions
  • Recognizing that less is more
  • Continuously nurturing the communication
  • Crafting a culture of accountability
  • Developing a review rhythm

To reinforce each of the best practices, examples, stories and neuroscience experiments are provided.

The keynote closes with the second truth that implementation never goes according to plan and provides various examples and also the opportunity for each person in the audience to vote on which principle is most relevant to themselves.

A hands-on keynote suitable for leaders looking to excel in strategy implementation.

Session 4.3 – Stop Coercing and Start Co-Creating

Many leaders approach change with a strong sense of righteousness. They’ve often thought deeply about a problem and are ready to bring solutions to their organizations.

But in doing so, they impose their ideas on others and search for the mythical concept known as “buy-in.”

That’s a mistake. Anytime you’re looking for buy-in, you’ve already lost. You’re declaring that you’re not open to others’ ideas. You’re saying that your approach is “right” and others just need to get on board.

That’s not leadership. That’s a top-down approach rooted in coercion.

In a simpler world, this approach to change often worked. But in the complex, interrelated environment of modern business, it just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Sustainable, lasting change is a journey, not a destination. And it’s a journey that we all need to take in this time of complexity, crisis, and change.

In this talk, Chris Clearfield will help you see the difference and show you how to get started on your own journey.

Networking Break

Session 5.1 – Resilience and other key factors for a successful enterprise transformation

Increasingly, companies are investing in large-scale transformations as they reimagine their business models and ways of working. Yet seven out of ten enterprise transformations fail to meet expectations. To succeed, these large-scale, extremely complex change efforts require more than exceptionally good delivery management. They need appropriate governance and orchestration, engaged senior leadership, organizational resiliency, and a relentless focus on value to achieve transformation goals and desired mindset change.

This session will explore five factors that are key in driving successful transformation outcomes along with the role of a transformation office. The presentation will include case studies and key findings from new research conducted by Accenture in collaboration with Brightline, on how transformation leaders can help sustain successful enterprise transformations.

Session 5.2 (Panel) – People, Culture and leadership in resilient organizations

Current global events teach us that crises and even natural disasters happen more frequently than previously thought. Resilient organizations are those that recover and prosper following business disruption. For organizations to build the necessary competence and capabilities to confront present and future issues, it is essential to create adaptable and proactive skills to pivot in the wake of unanticipated shocks and challenges.

Utilizing both human and social capital, companies can become resilient to the effects of disruption, as well as adaptable, agile, and sustainable in the face of disruption.

Engage with our panel and learn how organizations can adapt to the outside environment in which it incorporates cultural values, key components, beliefs, and traditions to foster stability and define the strategy moving forward.

Lunch Break & Workshop​

Sessions 6.1 – Uncovering Your Hidden Superpowers for Strategic Agility

Growth, innovation, and strategic transformation require a variety of ideas, mindsets, and areas of expertise. Some of these capacities are more visible than others. In this talk, attendees will discover a framework for assessing and visualizing the strategic contributions of individuals, teams, and organizations. They will also better understand the vital role cognitive diversity plays in achieving strategic outcomes, especially during times of disruption and uncertainty.

Session 6.2 – Fireside Chat TBA