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RETHINK STRATEGY / Designing Organizations Built for Continuous Change

RETHINK STRATEGY / Designing Organizations Built for Continuous Change

April 8 and 9, 2021

How do companies build dynamic capabilities? What are the sources of competitive advantage? Do you really have a digital strategy?

The truth is that most strategic planning isn’t agile enough to keep up with the transformational changes that we are seeing today. Ask yourself this: what was the value of your 2021 strategy plan?

According to a 2020 McKinsey report, between December 2018 and May 2020, the top quintile of companies grew its total profit by $335 billion, while the firms at the bottom quintile lost a staggering $303 billion. In fact, the six most-profitable industries have added $275 billion a year to their profits, while the bottom six have lost $373 billion a year.

Numerous studies from top consulting firms and HBR have shown ~70% of corporate strategies fail due to poor execution. In this conference, we will deliver the foundations of strategy and how to increase corporate agility and continuous organizational alignment for change and how-to future proof our organizations against constant uncertainty.

Topics include: Strategy fundamentals, agility and dynamic capabilities, blue ocean, growth flywheel, business experimentation, willingness to self-disrupt, protecting the future and not the past.

Dr. Stefan W. Thomke

Dr. Robert A. Burgelman

Dr. Felix Oberholzer-Gee

RETHINK STRATEGY: AGCO Corp. Chairman, President & CEO Eric Hansotia

Eric Hansotia

Jeff Immelt

Dr. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell

Prof. Morten Hansen

Dr. Morten Hansen

April 8
10:40 AM EDT
WELCOME & MODULE 2 INTRODUCTION
Professor Stefan Thomke
William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration; Chair, General Management Program, Harvard Business School
Basheer Janjua
Founding Chair & President, CTO Forum
11:00 AM
Strategic Leadership: What it is and Why it Matters
Dr. Robert A. Burgelman
Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
1:30 PM
LECTURE: Strategic Agility: Winning Technology-Driven Markets
Dr. Felix Oberholzer-Gee
Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
4:00 PM
LECTURE: Competing through Business Experimentation
Professor Stefan Thomke
William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration; Chair, General Management Program, Harvard Business School
6:00 PM
Adjourn
April 9
11:00 AM EDT
INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES
Eric P. Hansotia
Chairman, President & CEO, AGCO Corporation 11:40 AM
Jeff Immelt
Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates, & former CEO & Chairman, General Electric Company
12:20 PM
Moderated Discussion/Q&A
1:30 PM
LECTURE: Transformation and Competing Business Models
Dr. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell
Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
4:00 PM
LECTURE: Becoming Great in a Chaotic World
Dr. Morten Hansen
Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
6:00 PM
THANK YOU & MODULE 2 RECAP
Professor Stefan Thomke
William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration; Chair, General Management Program, Harvard Business School
Basheer Janjua
Founding Chair & President, CTO Forum
6:20 PM
Adjourn

The Digital Transformation Flywheel: STRATEGY
In this session, learn how leaders apply the foundational concepts of strategic leadership of technology and innovation to support sound financial investment, business assurance and overall ecosystem management; how leaders can implement disciplined best practices in business experimentation and innovation to leverage the global brand and portfolio; How integrated and agile business strategies are developed in order to grow and sustain organizations; and more.

The Digital Transformation Flywheel Customers Operations Strategy Technology Culture Data