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Futureproofing NOW

Webcast/Podcast Series

The most relevant innovation topics with the most interesting people, exchanging viewpoints and debating about the future.  It’s the one subject we don’t know enough about yet. What could be better?  Every couple of weeks, hosts Sean Moffitt and Andrea Kates  share foresights and interview seasoned corporate innovators, passionate change agents and pragmatic futurists to get to what’s next and the signals to watch for now.

Futureproofing Now UpcomiNG Episodes

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Citius. Altius. Fortius. In Posterum. The future is only getting faster. Find out how it all plays out here in our schedule of future episodes.

January 28th, 2020

AI and The New Dimension of Innovation+

8am PT/11am ET &

10am PT/1pm ET

February 11th, 2020

Futureproofing ; Next – The Future Beyond Innovation

Book launch **

8am PT/11pm ET/

16:00 BST/22:00 SGT

February 25th, 2020

Scaling Growth & Innovation 

8am PT/11am ET/

16:00 BST/22:00 SGT

March 10th, 2020

Future-Readiness – Auditing Your Ability to Innovate & Grow

8am PT/11am ET/

16:00 BST/22:00 SGT

March 24th, 2020

The Leading 52 Business Models of The Future

 Card Deck launch **

8am PT/11am ET/

16:00 BST/22:00 SGT

“Exceptional minds discuss the future; great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Recent Featured Episode – SEASON 2, EPISODE #1

VISION 2020 – WHAT CHANGE AGENTS NEED TO DO THIS YEAR 

We’re kicking off our new decade of the 2020s with a webcast on the future of change, innovation, business and work

Hosted by Futureproofing : Next team: Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates

Focus of the Conversation: We give a state of the nation on a “2020 Vision for 2020” and what change agents need to do this year.

Description:
2020 is an interesting year. it’s also an interesting number. The pace of change is unrelenting, and the need for clarity and focus is so fundamental to healthy, growing business.

Futureproofing Now hosts Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates will have a fireside chat that acts as a “get up and go” spark to our community focused on implementing change. We’re going to start wide and go narrow by providing our take on what’s ahead and some helpful tools to spur people to action over the next 12 months.

In our eleventh episode of Futureproofing Now, we are going to patch our learnings from 2019 from our 200+ clients, 66 FN champions and recent marketplace studies to deliver sharpness and acuity to your work ahead.

What will be more important than ever? What are the biggest learnings we have on the change space? What are our musings on our January FN33 top news headlines? What are the Metatrends that will affect all industries? How can you make change a personal mandate with our simple test? And our FN99 – choices for the best 99 books on the world of futureproofing?

Futureproofing Now will also be asking some of our newly minted FN66 champions to provide their views. And some exciting new developments ahead. 2020 may be your best year yet!

What you’ll learn:
The heightened premium for 4 fundamental needs to build into your change leadership for 2020 and beyond
The top observations and pearls of wisdom from our FN66 champions
Our review of the top FN33 headlines for the month of January
A revised list and ranking of our top 20 Metatrends that will drive behaviour across every technology, industry, culture and marketplace
A list of attributes that make change a personal mindset and an interactive quiz to test your own appetite for change
The consummate bookshelf – our group’s choices for the best books on innovation++
Some teaser announcements we’ll reveal to our community & network as we begin the year

About Futureproofing : NOW

As a natural extension of our global venture Futureproofing : Next, we decided to launch the Futureproofing Now webcast series to give a voice to some of the best global minds and players in the innovation++ industry.

With so many innovation efforts failing inside corporate and scaling companies, we think the world needs more cutting-edge education, more cross-pollination and more market-tested insight on how business modelling, growth generation, technology, talent & customer reinvention and trend extrapolation gets done now and in the future.

Join us on our expedition of innovation++ in the wild, stay updated on our episodes and perhaps even suggest a topic/panelist.

ANDREA KATES

ANDREA KATES

Co-Host

SEAN MOFFITT

SEAN MOFFITT

Co-Host

New Episodes Twice Monthly

Usually live Tuesdays 11am ET / 8am PT / 16:00 GMT / 23:00 SGT (see our schedule above for topics & exact dates & times)

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SEASON 2 – FUTUREPROOFING NOW

The Next Decade Starts …

Season 2//Episode 1 - Vision 2020 for 2020

In kicking off our Futureproofing Now webcast series, we thought we would get very elemental – how do we increase the suuccess rates of corporate innovation.  We know companies need innovation and they need to get there faster, but the performance rates and actual perception of how well its being implemented does not sync up with the need.  In this webcast, we try to bridge company aspiration with reality and invite long time friend and innovation colleague Samantha Yarwood and veteran brand and growth steward Neil Cohen along for the ride and to see what sticks.

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests: Samantha Yarwood, Neil Cohen

SEASON 1 – FUTUREPROOFING NOW

The Future Begins …

Season 1/Episode 1 - How to Increase the Success Rates of Corporate INNOVATIOn

In kicking off our Futureproofing Now webcast series, we thought we would get very elemental – how do we increase the suuccess rates of corporate innovation.  We know companies need innovation and they need to get there faster, but the performance rates and actual perception of how well its being implemented does not sync up with the need.  In this webcast, we try to bridge company aspiration with reality and invite long time friend and innovation colleague Samantha Yarwood and veteran brand and growth steward Neil Cohen along for the ride and to see what sticks.

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests: Samantha Yarwood, Neil Cohen

Podcast Audio :
Season 1/Episode 2 - Get to Next - The Six Essential Steps to Deliver Innovation

In our second webinar episode, Futureproofing : Next co-founders Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates discuss the two common gaps corporate innovators experience – a lack of smart, simple & scaleable process and a corporate culture that supports the whole effort. In this webinar, we discuss each topic with the help of Roland Harwood, open innovation expert and Managing Director of Liminal and Denise Lee Yohn, branding and culture expert and author of “Fusion” and “What Great Brands Do”. In our discussion, we go beyond ideas and get at some of the more pragmatic aspects of actually delivering corporate innovation and the blindspots that get companies in trouble trying to get to next.

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests; Roland Harwood, Denise Lee Yohn

Podcast Audio :
Season 1/Episode 3 - WHICH INNOVATION SCHOOL REIGNS SUPREME? Design Thinking Vs. AGILE INNOVATION VS. LEAN INNOVATION

Which innovation school of thought should triumph for today’s fast-changing age?

Will it be:
Agile Innovation  – and its focus on fast iteration, sprints and building the right things, or…

Lean innovation – and its focus on experiments and validating a business model fit, or…

Design Thinking – and its focus on big problem solving exploration and empathy for the customer

What you’ll learn:

•    The Three Key Schools of Modern Innovation Explained
•    The Strengths of Each Innovation Approach
•    The Weaknesses of Each Innovation Approach
•    When and Where to Ideally Use Each One
•    Wherever the Debate Takes Us…

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests; Mark Randall, Emily Watkins, Sam McAfee

Podcast Audio :
Season 1/Episode 4 - The Corporate Innovation Playbook

Which are some of the biggest early revelations from our Corporate Innovation Playbook study?

“The 2019/20 Corporate Innovation Playbook” is the one of the most comprehensive studies on the pragmatic aspects of getting innovation planned and done inside companies.

As a preview to the full study’s findings we thought we would engage with innovators that have been in the corporate trenches as well as collaborators who helped us pull together the study on key preview thoughts and a glimpse at the early results before September.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • INNOVATION VALUE:  What is the importance of innovation by industry?  By company? How has that changed and been defined differently over the past 3-5 years?
  • TREND ACTION and PROCESS: How do companies currently track trends? What’s the mechanism for incorporating and acting on trends into your business strategy?
  • APPROACHES: What does innovation look like in companies? What are some of the approaches companies take that are common or unique? and why?
  • PERFORMANCE: How do companies’ rate in building new lines of business or successful internal initiatives today? Which functional area is driving the corporate growth agenda? What are the big contributors and barriers?
  • TECHNOLOGIES: What technologies are helping produce better innovation process? products and services? business models?
  • BUSINESS MODELS: What are the most interesting developments leading companies to capture more business value? Bankable business of the future.
  • CULTURE: How does an organization build an innovation culture? Who gets to lead it and how do you lead it? Is there a perfect structure?
  • CHANGING LANDSCAPE AND TRENDS: What’s on your radar now that wasn’t on your radar 5 years ago in the area of innovation?
  • METHODS: What are the most popular innovation schools of thought, tools or activities for innovation?
  • SIZE DIFFERENCES: What are the handicaps vs. how startups apply innovation? What are some of the corporate unfair advantages vs. startups that should be harnessed?
  • WHO’S DOING IT RIGHT: Are there brands, companies, organizations, groups that are “doing it right”?
  • EXTERNAL PARTNERS: How do companies leverage external partners to help with innovation?
  • PREDICTIONS: What are some safe bets and some outlier best guesses for a more innovative future?

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests;  Paul Barter, Jaime Foucher, Sharon McIntyre

Podcaset Audio:
Season 1/Episode 5a - The Six Continents of Innovation (Asia, Europe, Oceania)

Which are some of the biggest early revelations from our Corporate Innovation Playbook study?

“The 2019/20 Corporate Innovation Playbook” is the one of the most comprehensive studies on the pragmatic aspects of getting innovation planned and done inside companies.

As a preview to the full study’s findings we thought we would engage with innovators that have been in the corporate trenches as well as collaborators who helped us pull together the study on key preview thoughts and a glimpse at the early results before September.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • INNOVATION VALUE:  What is the importance of innovation by industry?  By company? How has that changed and been defined differently over the past 3-5 years?
  • TREND ACTION and PROCESS: How do companies currently track trends? What’s the mechanism for incorporating and acting on trends into your business strategy?
  • APPROACHES: What does innovation look like in companies? What are some of the approaches companies take that are common or unique? and why?
  • PERFORMANCE: How do companies’ rate in building new lines of business or successful internal initiatives today? Which functional area is driving the corporate growth agenda? What are the big contributors and barriers?
  • TECHNOLOGIES: What technologies are helping produce better innovation process? products and services? business models?
  • BUSINESS MODELS: What are the most interesting developments leading companies to capture more business value? Bankable business of the future.
  • CULTURE: How does an organization build an innovation culture? Who gets to lead it and how do you lead it? Is there a perfect structure?
  • CHANGING LANDSCAPE AND TRENDS: What’s on your radar now that wasn’t on your radar 5 years ago in the area of innovation?
  • METHODS: What are the most popular innovation schools of thought, tools or activities for innovation?
  • SIZE DIFFERENCES: What are the handicaps vs. how startups apply innovation? What are some of the corporate unfair advantages vs. startups that should be harnessed?
  • WHO’S DOING IT RIGHT: Are there brands, companies, organizations, groups that are “doing it right”?
  • EXTERNAL PARTNERS: How do companies leverage external partners to help with innovation?
  • PREDICTIONS: What are some safe bets and some outlier best guesses for a more innovative future?

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests;  Indrahan Nugroho, Ross Dawson, Lars Ib

Podcast Audio :
Season 1/Episode 5B - The Six Continents of Innovation (Africa, North America, South America)

Two interactive webcasts presented by our global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com).

With all of our connected technology, the world may be getting smaller but when it comes to corporate innovation, it’s not quite flat yet.

Innovation around the world has many different nuances given the socio-economic climates, geopolitical aspects, cultural differences, customer motivations, talent mindsets, regulatory conditions and technologies at play in each region.

So we’re going to travel around the innovation world, not in 80 days, but in less than two hours. Along for our expedition, we’ve invited some of the most worldly innovative minds in each geography to get a flavour of how innovation gets done similarly and differently in their respective geographies.

We hope to provide relevant headlines and insights on how each part of the world is conducting its innovation activities with specific insights and predictions valuable for corporate practitioners.

Since there is so much to talk about, we are going to split our world up into two. Our early webcast session will canvas the smartest insights from Asia, Europe and Oceania. Our later webcast session will travel back to Africa, North America and South America.

What you’ll learn:

  • General trends affecting corporate innovation – contrasting and comparing similarities and differences across geographies
  • Specific regional/geographic issues, regulations, concerns and  barriers to corporate innovation
  • Specific regional/geographic areas of excitement, optimism and contributors to corporate innovation
  • Driving technologies
  • Driving customer shifts
  • Driving talent and routes to market
  • Applicable Insights about key global business topics:
    • Fintech
    • AI and Machine Learning
    • Open innovation, Collaboration and CoCreation
    • Eastern Silk Road vs.Western Silicon Valley
    • Polarization  of Wealth, Jobs & Beliefs
  • Effective  business models & shiny company examples by geography

. Guests: Brian Ardinger, Eric Osiakwan, Marcella Rueda

Podcast Audio:
Season 1/Episode 6- Leading Innovation

An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com).

With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and special guests Natasha Longo, SVP – cxLoyalty & Ashok Kalyanswamy, CIO – Saxobank

Description:

CEOs run companies, CFOs run finances, CTOs run technology assets, CMOs get to run marketing operations and CHROs get to run talent operations, but who gets to run corporate innovation efforts? Hmmm …it’a question that has perplexed many as we have seen the failure rates climb for corporate innovation. Does the CEO have to lead from the front? Is it everybody’s job? or can there be one person that becomes the locus of all company innovation efforts.The answers may surprise you.

Culled from insights from our global research study The Global Corporate Innovation Playbook we provide insights into the who, how, where, why and whats of leading innovation. We look at how companies are structured for success and which people play a key role in the innovation agenda of successful and struggling companies. Futureproofing Now has also asked impressive innovation leaders from across industries and functional areas to add their practical two cents on what works and what doesn’t work when you try to turn that corporate cruise chip onto change and growth.

What you’ll learn:

  • Leading innovation best practices
  • How future innovation leadership will evolve
  • Key background dynamics of people who lead innovation
  • Top functional promoters and poorest corporate performing functions
  • Key criteria that innovation leaders live by
  • Biases that innovation leaders have that lead to blindspots and failure
  • Level of centralization or decentralization that should be encouraged
  • Variances by industry and situation
Podcaset Audio:
Season 1/Episode 7 - 52 Business Models of The Future
An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com).
With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates
Special guests: Haydn Shaughnessy – Co-founder, Flow Academy, Navrina Singh, Global Technology Leader & Robbie Kellman Baxter, Founder, Peninsula Strategies LLC
PIVOTING OR EXPANDING INTO NEW BUSINESS MODELS IS THE PATHWAY TO GOLD.
In our seventh episode of Futureproofing Now, we take research results gleaned over the last year from our global Corporate Innovation Playbook and rank our top candidates for the business models of the future. With technology advances, customer acceptance and new propositions, we will mix in some of the traditional corporate paths to wealth creation with some of the newer, value generators.
Who will rank in the top 10? And can you take advantage of them? Futureproofing Now will also be asking our panel of business model and innovation luminaries to chime in on where they would place their bets. We’ll also be tackling how executives and change agents can go about switching to or adding business model innovation to their arsenal and how to gain acceptance from boards and management who may see these proposals coming through the front door as a misfitted toy, ugly stepchild or intimidating new tenant.
Podcaset Audio:
Season 1/Episode 8 - Futureproofing Innovation Toolkit

A webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next  (futureproofingnext.com).

Join us for our Futureproofing Now episode where we go beyond the handcuffs of innovation and take a brisk pace through the key foresights in our research report The Corporate Innovation Playbook and a preview of our favourite innovation tools in our upcoming book “Futureproofing : Next – the future beyond innovation ” (scheduled publish date January 13, 2020).

With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates

Special guest: Dave Marvit, Innovation Strategy Consultant with Open Innovation Gateway, powered by Fujitsu.

DESCRIPTION:

When it comes to corporate innovation, the roster of leading philosophies, branches of thought and approaches to innovation are endless. Should we be doing agile, blue ocean, design thinking, lean startup or waterfall? With who? And when? Aghhhh … for most people the volume is way too high.

What’s an innovator to do? Based on our simple “See, Learn, Decide, Commit” Futureproofing : Next approach and our seminal research study The Corporate Innovation Playbook, Andrea Kates and Sean Moffitt have spent literally thousands of hours tumbling through the weeds to understand how top performing corporate innovation works. They’ve crystallized a vivid portrait of what innovators could be using tools-wise against a marketplace landscape that is so infinite in its complexity and choice.

We’ve pulled it together in a 48-page guide eponymously titled The Corporate Innovation Playbook and a 198 page book entitled Futureproofing : Next. In our eighth episode of Futureproofing Now, we walk though the key elements and tools that made it into our guidebook (and some that didn’t) and provide some perspective on their importance and applicability to corporate practitioners.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Develop a clear view of the top challenges and barriers corporate innovators face
  • Glimpse the aperture of what corporate innovators will face in a fast accelerating, next 3-5 year future
  • Gather the key highlights of Futureproofing : Next’s new guide book
  • Understand a simple “See, Learn, Decide, Commit” glide path to simpler, bolder & better innovation
  • Share commentary on F:N’s and expert innovator’s favourite tools that codify and translate great thinking into great innovation action
  • Benchmark where your company is and what things your team could apply in their own environment
  • See a compressed highlight reel of F:N’s very best tools that made it into the guidebook
  • A special offer of Futureproofing : Next ‘s Corporate Innovation Playbook
Podcaset Audio:
Season 1/Episode 9A - THE FUTURE OF WORK I - Skills, Talent & Careers

Topic: The Future of Work I :

Talent, Careers & Skills (part of a two part webcast also covering Culture, Leadership & the Workplace)

Why:

In corporate innovation, it doesn’t matter how elegant your plans are or how cutting edge your technology is, if you don’t have your leadership and talent onboard, you’re doomed. Only 9% of CHROs believe their company has figured it out and it is the 2nd and 3rd most important reason holding innovation back..

Recorded: : Tuesday 19 November

Who: Seasoned change & innovation hosts – Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt

Expert panel of collaborators, future-minded strategists and Future of Work specialists – Laura Goodrich – GWT Founder, Behice Ece Ilhan – Senior Trend Strategist, Mintel and Camilo Russi – Head of Fulfilling

Future Insight: In corporate innovation, it doesn’t matter how elegant your plans are or how cutting edge your technology is, if you don’t have your leadership and talent onboard, you’re doomed.

Coverage: In our ninth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what the workplace of the future will look like in 3-to-5 years and look at what companies should be doing now to reflect the trends, values and structures of the future.

  • Preview early insights and kickoff our “Future of Work 2020” foresight project and get involved
  • Get the best predictions on what the future workplace looks like from people who are fully vested in its insights:
  • How to set a culture that empowers people and drives bolder innovation
  • How open or closed to outside talent your innovation needs to be
  • How to build and structure innovative talent and where is it moving next
  • How to build and structure innovative leadership and where is it moving next
  • How to build and structure innovative offices and where is it moving next
  • How to build and structure innovative careers and where it is moving next
  • How to lead and the traits required in the future
  • Where to focus on skills that equip us for the future
  • The future of careers: What does a future career look like
Podcaset Audio:
Season 1/Episode 9b The Future of Work II - Culture, Tech, Leadership & The Workplace

A webcast on the future of change, innovation, business and work

Hosted by Futureproofing : Next team: Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates

Expert collaborators and future of work specialists:

  • Jacob Bates, CEO Common Grounds
  • Rachel Permuth, Executuve Vice President, Sodexo 
  • Bill O’Connor, Singularity Universitym technology + workplace innovation expert

Focus of the Conversation: When it comes to the Future of Work, corporate leaders face conflicting data and a wide spectrum of opinions that make it hard to lead and challenging to know what kind of culture to strive for. We’ll tackle the toughest dualities and paint the picture for how to get ahead of trends.

Future of Work Dualities

  • Tech makes work better. Tech dehumanizes the workplace.
  • Collaboration is great for results. Collaboration is messy.
  • We should be open for business 24/7. Work-life balance is golden for employees.
  •  The future of work is robots threatening people. The future of work is people, augmented by great VR/AR/AI.
  • Offices and the “built environment” should look like traditional headquarters, with minor tweaks. Traditional offices are a thing of the past and leaders need a new blueprint for the built environment.
  • Productivity should be the central driver of culture. Humanity should rule.
  • Values should start with the assumption that profits rule. Values should serve more than profits.

What is the future we’ll create? In this webcast, we’ll help leaders consider the elements driving change and hear from panelists who have strong points of view (and a high degree of optimism). We’ll also incorporate insights from our F:N Guild, and kick off our newest research project: “The Future of Work 2020”.   Futureproofing Now will also be inviting our valued future of work collaborators and corporate change agents to give their secrets away on the art & science of building an innovative workplace now and in the future.

Program Highlights

  • Future Realities + Questions Leaders Grapple With
  • Technology Duality: How to focus on value without destroying the human side of work
  • Spaces where we work: How leaders can provide what brings out the best:
  • Collaborative, 24/7, global, distributed, hybrids
  • Workplace innovations: Which innovations are most inspiring when it comes to the future of work
  • Quality of life/quality of work: What is the ideal state of worklife? What are examples of new models that can inspire leaders to think differently?
  • Collaboration, diversity, and inclusion: What are examples of innovations that encourage new voices, open up a spectrum of ideas, equip global teams to work together, and support the aspects of work that keep people connected and engaged?
  • What will the Future of Work look like: How fast is change coming and what will it look like? What are some scenarios that leaders can prepare for? What are the signs of dystopia versus utopia? Who’s doing it well?

What you’ll learn:

  • How to incorporate the latest workplace innovations into your company’s future
  • How to develop a futureproofed game plan for designing the places where people work
  • How to design “worklife” to strike the right balance between collaboration and individual contribution   
  • How to embrace technology while also supporting humanity in the workplace
  • How to stay ahead of trends and the rapid pace of change
  • How to get involved in our research project, “The Future of Work 2020”
Podcaset Audio:
Season 1/Episode 10A - The 2020 Futureproofing Awards - Products, Brands, Channels & Growth Innovation

A webcast on the future of change, innovation, business and work

Hosted by Futureproofing : Next team: Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates

Expert collaborators and product, brand & channel innovation specialists:
Doyle Buehler, Head of Breakthrough Digital/Digital Delusion
James Euchner, Partner, Outside Inside Consulting LLC
Mark Zawacki, Founder, 650 Labs

Put on your virtual tuxedos and ball gown dresses – we are hosting our own Oscars for innovation. Which companies our owning the futures red carpet this year?

Working through our esteemed panel of F:N 66 Guild and global experts, we’ve pulled together our short list of candidates that should be recognized and noted for their clairvoyant, groundbreaking innovation & growth efforts as we’re about to ring in the next decade.

In our tenth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what companies should likely be owning the future. Unlike many magazines’ efforts, it’s not because our editor had drinks with the company CEO, or that we saw they raised a lot of money on Crunchable or that we live in NYC/Silicon Valley/London (insert big city here) so i guess we should reward the big local hero. No, we’ve scoured the earth the find the big (or getting bigger), bold and beautiful that are challenging convention and winning the future.

Futureproofing Now will be inviting our judges and nominees to the backstage webcast party in a set of three webinars, each rewarding:

Top Product, Brand, Channel & Growth Futureproofers

What you’ll learn:
Preview the nominees for F:N’s 2020 Futureproofing Awards
Hear from our judges on what drove their choices
Discover how large companies are embracing the future
Find out how challenger companies and scaling business are beating incumbents
Learn about the Top Ten Product, Brand & Channel Futureproofing Nominees
Get involved with Futureproofing ; Next’s 2020 Futureproofing Awards

Have a look at our 2020 Futureproofing Awards nomination & portal page:
www.futureproofingnext.com/thefutureproofingawards/

Season 1/Episode 10B - THE 2020 FUTUREPROOFING AWARDS - EXPERIENCES, ENGAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY & PLATFORMS

Topic: The Future of Work I :

Talent, Careers & Skills (part of a two part webcast also covering Culture, Leadership & the Workplace)

Why:

In corporate innovation, it doesn’t matter how elegant your plans are or how cutting edge your technology is, if you don’t have your leadership and talent onboard, you’re doomed. Only 9% of CHROs believe their company has figured it out and it is the 2nd and 3rd most important reason holding innovation back..

Recorded: : Tuesday 19 November

Who: Seasoned change & innovation hosts – Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt

Expert panel of collaborators, future-minded strategists and Future of Work specialists – Laura Goodrich – GWT Founder, Behice Ece Ilhan – Senior Trend Strategist, Mintel and Camilo Russi – Head of Fulfilling

Future Insight: In corporate innovation, it doesn’t matter how elegant your plans are or how cutting edge your technology is, if you don’t have your leadership and talent onboard, you’re doomed.

Coverage: In our ninth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what the workplace of the future will look like in 3-to-5 years and look at what companies should be doing now to reflect the trends, values and structures of the future.

  • Preview early insights and kickoff our “Future of Work 2020” foresight project and get involved
  • Get the best predictions on what the future workplace looks like from people who are fully vested in its insights:
  • How to set a culture that empowers people and drives bolder innovation
  • How open or closed to outside talent your innovation needs to be
  • How to build and structure innovative talent and where is it moving next
  • How to build and structure innovative leadership and where is it moving next
  • How to build and structure innovative offices and where is it moving next
  • How to build and structure innovative careers and where it is moving next
  • How to lead and the traits required in the future
  • Where to focus on skills that equip us for the future
  • The future of careers: What does a future career look like
SEASON 1/EPISODE 10C - THE 2020 FUTUREPROOFING AWARDS - BUSINESS MODELS, ECOSYSTEMS, TALENT & TRANSFORMATION

A webcast on the future of change, innovation, business and work

Hosted by Futureproofing : Next team: Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates

Expert collaborators and future of work specialists:

  • Jacob Bates, CEO Common Grounds
  • Rachel Permuth, Executuve Vice President, Sodexo 
  • Bill O’Connor, Singularity Universitym technology + workplace innovation expert

Focus of the Conversation: When it comes to the Future of Work, corporate leaders face conflicting data and a wide spectrum of opinions that make it hard to lead and challenging to know what kind of culture to strive for. We’ll tackle the toughest dualities and paint the picture for how to get ahead of trends.

Future of Work Dualities

  • Tech makes work better. Tech dehumanizes the workplace.
  • Collaboration is great for results. Collaboration is messy.
  • We should be open for business 24/7. Work-life balance is golden for employees.
  •  The future of work is robots threatening people. The future of work is people, augmented by great VR/AR/AI.
  • Offices and the “built environment” should look like traditional headquarters, with minor tweaks. Traditional offices are a thing of the past and leaders need a new blueprint for the built environment.
  • Productivity should be the central driver of culture. Humanity should rule.
  • Values should start with the assumption that profits rule. Values should serve more than profits.

What is the future we’ll create? In this webcast, we’ll help leaders consider the elements driving change and hear from panelists who have strong points of view (and a high degree of optimism). We’ll also incorporate insights from our F:N Guild, and kick off our newest research project: “The Future of Work 2020”.   Futureproofing Now will also be inviting our valued future of work collaborators and corporate change agents to give their secrets away on the art & science of building an innovative workplace now and in the future.

Program Highlights

  • Future Realities + Questions Leaders Grapple With
  • Technology Duality: How to focus on value without destroying the human side of work
  • Spaces where we work: How leaders can provide what brings out the best:
  • Collaborative, 24/7, global, distributed, hybrids
  • Workplace innovations: Which innovations are most inspiring when it comes to the future of work
  • Quality of life/quality of work: What is the ideal state of worklife? What are examples of new models that can inspire leaders to think differently?
  • Collaboration, diversity, and inclusion: What are examples of innovations that encourage new voices, open up a spectrum of ideas, equip global teams to work together, and support the aspects of work that keep people connected and engaged?
  • What will the Future of Work look like: How fast is change coming and what will it look like? What are some scenarios that leaders can prepare for? What are the signs of dystopia versus utopia? Who’s doing it well?

What you’ll learn:

  • How to incorporate the latest workplace innovations into your company’s future
  • How to develop a futureproofed game plan for designing the places where people work
  • How to design “worklife” to strike the right balance between collaboration and individual contribution   
  • How to embrace technology while also supporting humanity in the workplace
  • How to stay ahead of trends and the rapid pace of change
  • How to get involved in our research project, “The Future of Work 2020”

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