20/20 Foresight: 10 Trends Transforming Your World
The pace of technological change is fueling the fires that threaten to consume much of today’s existing business landscape. Often lost in this emerging reality is the fact that, before a corporation can seize tomorrow’s opportunities, it first must unlearn old ways of doing business. In this entertaining, energetic and enlightening presentation, noted global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will explain why unlearning is a critical skill for the future and demonstrate how unlearning can help you and your company:
- Successfully navigate a future where scientific and technological knowledge is doubling every seven years;
- Prepare for competition that doesn’t yet exist; and
- Seize opportunities that are, today, only on the periphery of your imagination.
Sharpening the Focus: High-Performance Growth
Blake Lipham, CEO, Bushnell As the leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 60 years, Bushnell® has turned its laser-sharp focus on growing both organically and through acquisitions. CEO Blake Lipham will deliver an inside look at the company’s approach to developing and executing corporate strategy – including how Bushnell targets the athletes who endorse its products and build the Bushnell brand.
Panel Discussion: Transforming Your Business for Profitable Growth
The next big idea for company growth may be right around the corner. It’s more likely, however, that profitable growth will come through smaller day-to-day wins and adaptation to marketplace changes. From this panel, you’ll learn how to transform your company into a valued partner, how to use information and data to build customer profitability and how to engage every employee in the radical idea that everyone in the company can impact growth.
Panel Discussion: Building a Winning M&A CapabilityMergers and acquisitions are key growth instruments – but to take advantage of M&A opportunities when they arise, your company has to be poised to move quickly and perform expertly. Learning from the panelists’ real-world successes and failures, you’ll be able to
- Transform your company for growth through effective M&A strategy;
- Create and implement powerful corporate development initiatives; and
- Execute the block-and-tackle tactics that are essential for growth through acquisition.
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Elections 2012 & The Future of Your Business
Tom Davis and Martin Frost
In a fast-paced point-counterpoint, former Congressmen Martin Frost (D-Texas) and Thomas M. Davis (R-Virginia), both vigilant and opinionated spectators of national politics, will analyze the 2012 elections for President, House and Senate. As former chairs, respectively, of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 1996 and 1998 cycles and the National Republican Congressional Committee for the 2000 and 2002 cycles, Frost and Davis also will discuss what to expect from the lame duck Congressional session after the election and how possible election outcomes will affect the legislative agenda for the next Congress starting in January.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Obsession That Drives Apple's Growth
Ken Segall, the creative director who helped Steve Jobs turn Apple into one of the world’s most valuable companies, will spur you to new ways of thinking about growth. You’ll learn how to achieve more in your business by applying Apple’s principles of focus and simplicity, and you’ll get innovative ideas from the guy who put the “i” in Apple’s product branding. You’ll also take home a copy of Ken’s new book, Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success.