Upcoming Event

REGIONAL BRIEFING

Building the 21st Century Organization – Chicago

The world is evolving apace. The matrix of capabilities available outside is increasing. The opportunity and the necessity to exploit digital opportunities is increasing, but our businesses and government organizations are having trouble evolving. This is because we have sleepwalked into the 21st century with 20th century business models, structures, talent and infrastructure. In order to evolve and thrive in the next couple of disruptive decades, we will need to become 21st Century Executives in 21st Century Organizations. In this briefing, we will explore what it means to become a 21st Century Organization, with presentations, interactive sessions and case examples.

ATTENDING THIS EVENT WILL HELP YOU:
  • Understand where your organization is strong and weak as a 21st Century Organization.
  • Think through how ‘the artist formerly known as the IT organization’ has to adapt to become the ‘digital engine’ of the business.
  • Consider the implications for talent, breakthrough talent practices, and the imperative to evolve them towards being 21st Century Humans.
  • Evaluate your approach to cyber-risk at the board level, and how it can be improved.
  • Discuss these issues in interactive sessions, with peers and expert researchers.

SPEAKERS
Dave Aron

Global Research Director
Leading Edge Forum

Dave Aron, based in the UK, is Global Research Director for Leading Edge Forum.  In this position, he guides a series of global research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other Business/ IT leaders understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business and information technology. 

Dave’s key areas of research include digital business, strategy and new business models.  Previously, Dave spent more than 12 years at Gartner, as a Gartner Fellow, focusing on strategy and CIO leadership issues.  Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT business, and has been writing, speaking and teaching on digital business, IT strategy and other topics around the world for more than a decade.

Dave holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary College, and an MBA from London Business School.

Dave's alter ego is Mu, The 21st Century Anti-Strategist, which comprises Dave's distilled thoughts about what doesn't make sense as 20th century organizations sleepwalk into the 21st century.

Richard Davies

Managing Director
Leading Edge Forum

Richard is Managing Director of Leading Edge Forum.

In this role, Richard leads and manages a global strategic Research and Advisory business aimed at assisting COOs, CIOs and other enterprise leaders understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business, information technology and management.

Bill Murray

Senior Researcher and Advisor
LEF

Bill Murray, based in the UK, is a Senior Researcher and Advisor for Leading Edge Forum.  Bill is currently working on the topics of anti-fragility in the 21st Century Organization and Platform Economics. 

Bill’s IT career spans over 30 years, with 16 years as a Founder and Partner of Differentis, providing strategic IT consulting services to many industry sectors.  Bill has experience of developing Digital and business technology strategies, business cases and change programmes involving technology disruptions such as consumerization, analytics and cloud based services.  Most recently, Bill has been helping clients develop IoT enabled business propositions and services in Connected Health, Connected Insurance, FMCG and supply chains, and advising on IoT platforms.

Bill’s experience also includes setting up/running business and IT innovation projects; shaping and growing analytics groups; IT organisation reviews; development of strategic IT initiatives and business cases; development of business and IT architectures; IT strategy definition; mobilization, delivery and turnaround of major programmes and business process reengineering.

Prior to Differentis, Bill spent eight years as Vice President of Management Consulting and Strategic Development for CSC where he consulted to clients on IT strategy, programme management and business/IT innovation projects.  Prior to CSC, Bill held various strategy roles with KPMG Nolan Norton and Accenture. 

Bill is a chartered engineer by background, and started his career with Arup in high energy impact analysis in the the nuclear and automotive industries.

Mike Bufalino

Research Associate
Leading Edge Forum

Mike Bufalino, based in the UK, is a Research Associate for Leading Edge Forum.  Mike has extensive experience across matters pertaining to CIO and board-level leadership.  Mike’s current work for LEF focuses on the increasingly vital topic of cyber-risk, and how boards and senior leadership must reposition their thinking in order to best understand, support and embrace the realities of doing business in the digital age. 

Mike’s IT career spans 24 years, with over 10 years in CIO roles for global FTSE-sized enterprises.  Mike has experienced CIO positions through a very diverse cultural and organizational lens, having succeeded in global and divisional CIO roles, for Eastern and Western headquartered firms.  Mike has served on several boards, including Oracle and Computing Magazine.  Mike holds an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK, along with a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University in Australia.  

Lewis Richards

Researcher
Leading Edge Forum

Lewis Richards, based in the UK, is a researcher and self-styled Digital Chef for Leading Edge Forum.  He is responsible for research into Pro-active, Haptic Sensing and bringing additional value to clients as part of our Xperience Lab Advisory workshops, enabling clients to build hands-on digital skills. 

Lewis’ most recent publication is entitled Technology Trends and Me: VR & Me – Episode 1. Prior to this, Lewis authored the report The Field Engineer of the Future – An LEF Xperience Lab Case Study.

Lewis is a seasoned IT leader having spent the last 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Service and the Corporate Office of Innovation.  Lewis managed the European Innovation Centre for CSC for a number of years and worked with clients and partners to showcase Next Gen technologies whilst articulating how IT can address the needs of current business problems.

In his previous post, Lewis was responsible for Global Portfolio Management for CSC's Application Business.  This role involved the management of a diverse workforce and the reengineering of the applications business, including the adoption of a globalized portfolio management process and the implementation of product and technology roadmaps.

Lewis is passionate about collaboration and the cultural changes required to enhance business functions.

Lewis has a BSc from the University of Surrey and an MBA in Technology Management from the Open University.

Watch this video of Lewis being interviewed about using social media and being a digital representation of your physical self.

Glen Robinson

Research Associate
Leading Edge Forum

Glen Robinson, based in the UK, is a Research Associate for Leading Edge Forum. 

Glen’s main focus of research is leading edge Enterprise technology solutions that will power the 21st century business. He is the author of our March 2017 paper, Q1 2017 Public Cloud Adoption: Not as Much Progress as You Might Expect. The cloud has unlocked innovation that is now allowing the next wave of disruptive technology solutions to come to market, and whilst businesses are still working out how best to maximize the value from cloud services, they are now aware of ‘the Matrix’, this advanced sensing, deciding, all-seeing, global force that will be a significant threat to some.  But others will learn to understand it, to harness its power, giving them and those around them super-powers.  Put simply, we are moving into a time where our own capabilities will be augmented by that of powerful, intelligent robots.  A lot of the tasks we do today won’t exist tomorrow as they will be fully automated but also watched over and governed by advance cognitive intelligence.  The interface into this world is moving away from the screen on our device, to the world around us becoming an interactive physical and digital experience, which will be responsive to our needs.  

As consumer expectations leapt forward with the adoption of the internet, so too is it about to leap forward once more now the Matrix is upon us.  This will change the way we service our customers, deal with our employees and live and do business in the 21st century.  

AGENDA
18 May 2017

A chance to network

Richard Davies, Managing Director, Leading Edge Forum

Dave Aron, Global Research Director, Leading Edge Forum

Beyond implementing specific ‘digital’ technologies and responding to current digital trends, what will it take to be a successful business/government agency in the next two decades?  In this session, Dave will introduce LEF’s view of the key components of the 21st Century Organization.

Details to be announced shortly

A chance to network

Bill Murray, Senior Researcher and Advisor and Glen Robinson, Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum

A facilitated discussion of how ‘the artist formerly known as the IT organization’ is evolving and needs to evolve in the face of platform business models, an increasingly sophisticated matrix of capabilities that organizations can tap into, including cloud, internet of things, talent networks, and the need to turn data into insight.

Mike Bufalino, Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum

How savvy are boards about cyber-risk?  How engaged are they with the topic?  Are the tools and approaches they are using to make decisions about cyber-risk adequate?  What steps can we take to improve the situation?  Mike will share our research findings and case studies, and we will discuss applicability in your organization.

A chance to network

Lewis Richards, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

What does a day in the life of a 21st Century Human really look like?  In this session, we will explore the concept of the Matrix and move from the Abstract to the Real.  Join us as we offer delegates the choice of the red pill or the blue pill through a series of hands-on learning experiences.

Richard Davies, Managing Director, Leading Edge Forum

In this session, we will share research findings, including case study examples of advanced practices being used to win the talent war, to attract, engage and unleash great digital talent.  The session will include a discussion of what practices you are using/could use to move the talent capability forward in your organization.

Richard Davies, Managing Director, and Dave Aron, Global Research Director, Leading Edge Forum

A chance to network

EVENT DETAILS
Start: 18 May 2017 09:00
Finish: 18 May 2017 17:30
Location:

Chicago, United States


FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance at this event is open to CIOs and senior business leaders from large end-user organizations.

Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Jane Kingston by telephone on +44 (0)7768 643936, or by email at: jane.kingston@leadingedgeforum.com.  


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