Ecosystems: The New Playground to Make Big Change Happen
And how speakers can help leaders succeed
Greg Bernarda, Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Consultant, Adviser, Strategyzer Coach
Large companies are often nervous about innovation, resulting in attempts to imitate start-ups at being more creative and nimble. It’s a good impulse, but there’s a bigger game in town: the transformation of entire ecosystems. Not only is this a role they are uniquely positioned for with their portfolio of assets and resources, it is also the promise of a different order of reinvention and growth. The catch is, the rules of the game are changing. Ecosystem leaders are not your typical CEO, they think like Mayors engaged in city-building.
They lift their mission to match the genuine aspirations of their ‘citizens’, take responsibility for architecting the success of the whole, and break traditional sectoral and industry boundaries in the process. It’s a massive undertaking, but it’s also never been more true and it has never been more needed for businesses to positively change the world. Where do you fit and how can you help businesses develop the right mindset, skills, and strategies to help them be successful in this undertaking?
You will learn:
- About the three levels of innovations and see where you (your client) fit(s)
- How to align value for customers, stakeholders, and your own organization
- Stories of ecosystem leaders past and present, and the strategies they employed
- What ecosystem design requires of leaders and organizations to play the game – and how you can help
Greg Bernarda’s work is to lead others in working collaboratively to design the future they and their stakeholders (really) want. His clients range across sectors and geographies, and include Danone, Colgate-Palmolive, Baxter, Michelin, Volkswagen, ABB, Mastercard, Roche, Richemont, Tencent, Alibaba, Nestlé, NTUC Social Enterprises in Singapore, Pekin University, Harvard Business School, and the World Economic Forum.
Greg is a frequent speaker on business model innovation; a co- author of the bestselling book Value Proposition Design, and he is a co-founder of the Hanwang Forum in China, the Lift:Lab in Switzerland, and the annual NOE Programme in France. He’s an advisor to Utopies in Paris, at JUCCCE in Shanghai, and is a certified Strategyzer coach. Before setting up his own practice, Greg worked at the World Economic Forum from 2000 to 2008, engaging members into initiatives to address global and industry challenges.