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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.

Prof. Morten Hansen

Professor Morten Hansen
UC Berkeley

Dr. Stefan W. Thomke

Dr. Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Dr. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell

Dr. Robert A. Burgelman

April 8
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Dr. Stefan H. Thomke

William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration, & Chair, General Management Program, Harvard Business School

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Dr. Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

4:00 – 6:00 PM

3 INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES Q&A

6:00 PM Adjourn
April 9
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Dr. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell

Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Dr. Robert A. Burgelman

Edmund W. Littlefield
Professor of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Professor Morten Hansen

Professor, UC Berkeley School of Information
Author, Great At Work & Collaboration
Co-author, Great By Choice

6:00 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