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I want to thank you personally for joining our IT Leadership Conference. Getting the chance to meet you and to listen to your address with my leadership team was the highlight of my day. Your keen insights into strategy building—and avoiding creative destruction—were a perfect fit with our conference focus. Based on continuing feedback this evening, my leaders especially connected with your messages about rethinking assumptions and asking ourselves the necessary provocative questions.
Rita is an exceptional instructor. She takes complex topics and makes them understandable and applicable. Her presentations are so informative, full of examples and case studies which always elicits lively discussions. Her handouts, tools, and slides enhance her classes so much that time flies, literally!
Rita was a brilliant and engaging speaker – lots of value to senior executives from large companies, and always a pleasure to work with.
|08:00||Doors open||Coffee & networking|
|09:00||Welcome||The Day Ahead|
|09:05||New Strategy Tools — and why we need them||Christian Rangen, Co-Founder of Engage // Innovate and Strategy Tools gives a brief introduction to the changing field of strategy and new tools to lead strategic transformation.|
|09:15||The Innovation Maturity Scale — Where do you rank?||Introduction to the Innovation Maturity Scale concept and where your company might rank. This will include a discussion of the principles of building an innovation proficiency. Rita will give an opening talk, followed by break-out group session in which your team can assess your current level of proficiency and consider practical action implications.|
|10:35||Introduction to Discovery-Driven Planning||The ideas behind Discovery-Driven Planning were developed 20+ years ago. Today they rise to the surface as an integral part of lean startup, business model experiments and rapid testing and piloting. Yet, few realize these trends all can point back to the very same original research.
Rita will share some observation on the origins of Discovery-Driven Planning and how it has evolved over the past 20 years – and where it might be heading next.
|11:00||Entreprenerial Behavior||Specific techniques used by entrepreneurs that large organizations might adopt|
Case study: Dollar Shave Club versus Procter & Gamble’s Gillette
Break-out session: We will discuss 4 specific behaviors:
1. Intentional networking
2. Probing and assumption testing
4. Handing over – transition teams and acceleration
|11:45||Key Learnings for Our Firm — So Far||The challenges ahead – and how to solve them|
|13:00||Strategic Inflection Points||Taken from Rita’s latest research, and her upcoming book, Strategic Inflection Points; this session will dive into how executives can map out and lead in the face of significant inflection points.|
Ample time for group work on analyzing your Strategic Inflection Points.
The core idea is that a strategic inflection point begins with some change that shifts the constraints your organization has traditionally operated within. For this workshop, we will focus specifically on how digital technologies are potentially changing the traditional key metrics in your sector or industry.
|14:30||Networking Break and Coffee|
|14:45||Working sessions & introduction to new strategy tools||The working sessions will give each company team (or table) a chance to interact with Rita McGrath on their most pressing company issues on strategy & innovation.|
In parallel, Christian & Inger Hanne will coach each team on 1-2 new strategy tools for strategy & transformation.
|16:45||16:45 Concluding Remarks (official program concludes here)|
|17:00||Q&A session with Rita||in plenary, with informal drinks served|
|18:00||Final end of Masterclass|