COVID-19 is not only changing our way of life, it will hasten the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us working from home has been a new and unexpected challenge - that is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of business itself. In order to survive, every organization will have to virtualize.
Whether it be serving customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms and automation to ensure business continuity - we are likely to experience in the next twelve months, a decade’s worth of change. Not every business will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, is a time to upgrade their capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.
Mike Walsh’s inspiring new keynote presentation will offer audiences an insight into the organizations and leaders that are successfully navigating this period of change, and how to create a playbook for their own transformation. Becoming future-proof is more than just about getting through the current crisis - it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.
In this keynote, attendees will learn:
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 dynamic keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author 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.
Futurist Mike Walsh reveals the 10 principles every leader needs to know to survive and thrive in the algorithmic age
"The Algorithmic Leader was a favorite among history students at NCAT. I assigned the book to initiate conversations about the changes in jobs and research due to artificial intelligence. It offers practical advice for remaining relevant in the workplace and the culture of the future. When undergraduates are making critical decisions, The Algorithmic Leader encourages them to exercise independence and initiative for their career and educational pathway. The text is structured in a way that lends itself to an academic course (e.g. it includes summaries and critical thinking questions). The writing suited for higher-education classes. I highly recommend The Algorithmic Leader for college-level instruction."
Dr. Awendela Grantham, Ph.D. - North Carolina A&T State University
Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product - but then fail to evolve and change. One out of three public companies will cease to exist in their current form over the next five years.
The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules. Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today.
In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into strategic priorities - that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention. Walsh will outline the forces shaping the future of business and consumer behaviour, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.
In this keynote, attendees will learn: