Thursday, November 4th, 2021
How to radically change mindset/ behaviors through innovation skills:
- Problem first! "to solve a problem 95% is about understanding the problem and 5% about coming up with a solution” Einstein.
- How ING develops a critical, human centered way of thinking and working
- From opinion based decisions towards truly evidence based and data driven decision making
- How to make innovation skills stick that will drive change in mindset and behavior for everyone in the organization.
This inspirational talk will provide investors, business owners and industry change leaders with insights and actions to propel the new inclusive economy:
- Identify key forces and players driving phenomenal $200B growth In socially driven investing
- Explain access gaps to capital for underserved small business owners
- Includes convergence of Impact Investing and New Capital Solutions fueling the Inclusive Economy, with 3 Case Studies
In many ways, the command and control era of the Industrial Age was generally masculine. In contrast, the digital age requires feminine qualities. This not to say men vs women, but rather a mixture of qualities we all have to varying degrees. This perhaps explains why women are leading many corporate innovation efforts. Is this really the case? This panel will explore the the realities of women in leadership positions and specifically, their roles in the innovation economy.
- Disruption comes in many forms and flavors.There's the macro, broader and external disruption that happens to all of us in our professional and personal lives; and there's the internal disruption we create, do and manage for our teams and at our companies. We'll discuss what this involves.
- What does it mean to be a Mission-Driven leader? We'll talk about Wil's unique approach to leadership by example and in service to his mission, values, team and customers alike.
- Expectations in an age of disruption may be shifting. We'll consider expectations as a leader and expectations of our employees and teams.
- The business is a vital part of the community mission and a company's desire to have a positive impact matters. We will explore Wil's unique initiative in support of homeless children and youth at Covenant House in Philadelphia.
Beyond the simple point that the look of organizations should reflect society, diversity makes good business sense. When dealing with uncertainty and complexity, diverse people bring diverse ideas. Diverse problem solvers provide access to diverse markets. This panel will explore the practical benefits, where we are generally, and what practical steps we can take to increasing diversity in our businesses.
Work is not a place, it's what we accomplish together. So, how has our collaboration evolved alongside technological advances? Join Jonas Koffler in conversation with Mark Tippin, Director of Strategic Next Practices at MURAL as we look at how new tools are helping humans accomplish more together.
Covid19 is only one of the disruptive examples businesses face these days besides technology, climate change and many more. How do you compete successfully when the rules of the game seem to constantly change? I will share some personal business experiences of how teams have overcome disruption by building an agile mindset and following the 5E’s (empathy, exploration, evidence, equilibrium and ethics).
AI and data science have already fundamentally transformed the nature of our human relationships: between businesses and consumers; governments and citizens; global and local communities. Our social institutions, policies, and behaviors, however, have not caught up to this reality. Our communities require a new agility that resiliently and innovatively embraces the adoption of tech to advance our common interests. In this talk, philanthropist and AI expert Vilas Dhar will discuss a series of recommendations to prepare for a tech-enabled, human-centric future.
Many businesses have adopted some flavor of design thinking and agility. Empathy is even a corporate buzzword! But what about institutions that are considered even slower and less responsive to stakeholders — government, education, healthcare. This panel will explore how all organizations can adopt a new mindset in order to deal with the complexity and endless disruption of the modern world.