CTO Forum

RETHINK STRATEGY – Strategic Leadership of Technology and Innovation – 2017

July 30 – August 3, 2017

RETHINK STRATEGY

Strategic Leadership of Technology and Innovation

This exclusive executive education program is a collaboration of CTO Forum and Harvard Business School. The program aims at identifying, examining, and overcoming the challenges that senior technology and business executives face in fostering a culture of smart innovation, corporate renewal, and systemic growth in well-established organizations.

Smart innovation, not financial engineering, acts as the wellspring of competitive differentiation, industry leadership, and positioning for long-term success in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Incremental advances are no longer enough, and only brilliant innovation can propel an organization to the forefront of an industry.

ADDRESSING CHALLENGES, HOW TO:
  • Build indispensable organizations for long-term relevance and competitiveness
  • Differentiate ideas, frameworks and strategies to ensure sustainable innovation
  • Prevent degeneration and stagnancy once firms become successful
  • Maintain passion, imagination and deeper employee engagement for the long run
KEY LEARNING AND TAKEAWAYS:
  • Master the design rules for systemic innovation as part of strategy
  • Prevail against entrenched bias to launch a game-changing agenda
  • Transform innovation from an occasional act into predictable capability
  • Recognize and address “strategy decay” cycles to ensure relevance
  • Understand the essence of ambidextrous organizational architecture
  • Harness “cognitive surplus” in the workforce to create business value
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Implementation of innovation strategies overcoming corporate inertia
  • Enablement of principles of ambidexterity to grow current and future markets
  • Invigoration of internal corporate venture, R&D, M&A and incubation
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
  • CEOs, Presidents, COOs, and Chief Innovation & Strategy Officers
  • CTOs, VPs of Engineering, VPs of Product, and Director R&D Labs
  • CIOs, IT CTOs, VPs of Development, and VPs of IT (all areas)

FACULTY

Dr. Stefan H. Thomke
William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
HBS Prof. Clayton Christiansen
Dr. Clayton Christiansen
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Prof. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell
Dr. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell
Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Dr. Ranjay Gulati
Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration;  Chair, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
Dr. Marco Iansiti
David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Dr. Sunil Gupta
Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration; Chair, General Management Program, Harvard Business School
Michael Tushman
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Daniel P. Amos
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AFLAC
Frank Bisignano
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Data Corporation
Bruce Broussard
President and Chief Executive Officer, Humana Inc.
John Ferriola
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Corpration
SBenjamin Fowke, III
Chairman, President, and CEO, Xcel Energy
Stefan Schenk
President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Group US Holdings
Brad Hewitt
Chief Executive Officer, Thrivent Financial
Richard Johnson
Chairman, President & CEO, Foot Locker, Inc.
Ed McLaughlin
President, Operations & Technology, MasterCard
William Ruh
Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital
James Swanson
Chief Information Officer, Monsanto Company
Dr. Corning Painter
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Industrial Gases, Air Products

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