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Inspiring leaders for a new era of AI-powered competition

TOPIC #1
The Future Favors The Bold

Now is the time for transformational leadership. Customers are changing, generational priorities are shifting, and industries are being reshaped by the collision of AI and data-driven business models. In this new world, only organizations willing to adapt, experiment and embrace learning at scale will succeed.

There is nothing inevitable about progress. The status quo is the path of least resistance. A better, brighter future is the direct result of radical reinvention not incremental improvement. Too often we fail to commit energy and resources to the real drivers of difference: projects that depart from the norm, products or services that never existed before, and technologies combined in new and unexpected ways.

Transformation is a path not a plan. It could be the courageous decision to back a provocative idea from an unexpected source or the recognition that a broken rule might be a smarter way of doing things. It could be as big as merging with a disruptive competitor or as simple as hiring someone whose thinking challenges what you know to be true. The future is not an upgrade on the familiar, it is a world built by the bold.

Based on Mike Walsh’s extensive research into the habits and mindsets of the world’s most dynamic organizations and leaders, this keynote will not only inspire your teams to embrace a new approach to change but will also and empower them with a robust set of next actions personalized for their specific challenges, pain points and growth opportunities.


In this keynote, attendees will learn:

- The bold believe that 'more is different' not 'less is more'
- The bold believe that failure is free, and success is expensive
- The bold have a bias for action, even when the future is uncertain


TOPIC #2
New Rules For A New World

The pandemic not only changed our way of life, it accelerated the arrival of a radical new future of work. While for many of us hybrid work is a new and unexpected challenge -  it is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of organizations themselves. 

Whether it be engaging customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms and automation to reinvent how we deliver value - we are likely to experience in the next decade, a century’s worth of change. Not every organization will make it, but those that do will never be the same again. And for leaders, now more than ever, it is a time to upgrade their capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.

Mike Walsh's keynote presentation will offer audiences an insight into the organizations and leaders that are successfully navigating this period of change, and how to create a playbook for their own transformation. Becoming future-proof is more than just about getting through a crisis - it is about being ready for the new world that awaits us on the other side.


In this keynote, attendees will learn:

- Why there is no such thing as digital disruption, just digital delivery
- Why there is no remote work, just work
- Why AI is not here to destroy our jobs, but it will change them


TOPIC #3
The Algorithmic Leader

We live in an age of wonder - cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?

In this dynamic keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow's leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.

Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions.


In this keynote, attendees will learn:

- Why competing in an age of AI requires a radically new approach to delivering data-driven experiences and personalized services.
- What it takes to accelerate your journey to becoming an AI-powered organization, and how to lead a successful process of digital transformation.
- How to unlock the new skills, capabilities and mindsets that your leaders will need to survive and thrive in the future


TOPIC #4
The Rise Of Generation AI

The next generation of consumers will not only be radically different to anything we have known, they will reshape the future in their own image. Forget Millennials. It is their kids we should be worrying about.

Generation AI, born between 2010 and 2025, are the first generation natural born to the Algorithmic Age, a world in which all of their experiences have been personalized and designed for them with data and artificial intelligence.

As young consumers today they are behind the meteoric rise of Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite, TikTok and YouTube Kids. As young adults in the 2030s, their expectations and behavioral patterns will transform everything from healthcare to retail, education to financial services. This is their story.


In this keynote, attendees will learn:

- What makes Generation AI so different, and their unique approach to play, entertainment and learning.
- Life in the 2030s, and what a decade of accelerated innovation means for the future of interfaces, experiences and interactions.
- The new skills and capabilities we will need, not only to parent this generation, but to engage them as our customers.


TOPIC #5
Designing Your Business For The 21st Century

Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product - but then fail to evolve and change. One out of three public companies will cease to exist in their current form over the next five years. The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules.

Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into strategic priorities - that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention.

Walsh will outline the forces shaping the future of business and consumer behaviour, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.


In this keynote, attendees will learn:

- How to leverage technology, and data to become truly AI-powered
- How to make culture your operating system and redesign the way your teams work
- How to become a better data-driven decision maker, and reimagine your role as a leader

“The story of disruption was merely the first act of 21st century business. Now begins the age of transformation."

-MIKE WALSH

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