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RETHINK STRATEGY® – Strategic Leadership of Technology and Innovation – 2020

June 15-17, 2020
Strategic Leadership of Technology and Innovation Videos

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)


Dr. Stefan Thomke
William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Dr. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell
Herman C. Krannert Prof. of Business Admin, HBS
Dr. Ranjay Gulati
Chua Tiampo Prof. of Business Admin & Chair, Advanced Mgmt Pgm, HBS
Boris Groysberg
Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, HBS


James Kamsickas
Chairman, President & CEO, Dana Incorporated​
Dr. Ralph Izzo
Chairman and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group
Rajesh Subramaniam
Co-CEO, FedEx Services, & President and COO, FedEx
United States Marine Corps Brigadier General Lorna M. Mahlock
Brigadier General Lorna M. Mahlock
United States Marine Corps
Thomas A. Fanning
Chairman, President & CEO, Southern Company
Bradley H. Feldmann
Chairman, President & CEO, Cubic Corporation
Gareth Ross
CTO, Head of Enterprise Technology & Experience, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance​
Seemantini Godbole
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Lowes Companies
Juan Perez
Chief Information and Engineering Officer, United Parcel Service
Scott Spradley
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Lidia Fonseca
Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Executive Vice President, Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Alan Hippe
Chief Financial & Information Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Roche
Radhika Venkatraman
Head of Technology, Data & Infrastructure for Global Markets & Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Credit Suisse
Robin Landeck
Vice President of Digital Engineering, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Neil de Crescenzo
President and Chief Executive Officer, Change Healthcare
Paul A. Tufano
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas
Gunjan Bhow
Global Chief Digital Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Karl G. Gouverneur
Chief Information Officer and Head of Digital Innovation, Northwestern Mutual
Ryan Kean
Vice President, Technology Strategy & Architecture, The Kroger Company
Shankar Arumugavelu
Senior Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer, Verizon
Jeremy King
Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering, Pinterest, Inc.
Rashmi Kumar
SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dave Carlisle
CTO of IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lynn Cox
SVP and CIO Network Systems, Verizon
Sally Gilligan
CIO, Gap
Oralia Vallejo
Director, Concepts & Prototyping, Test and Software Quality Assurance, Boeing


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