Yesterday I gave two keynotes at the Congreso Internacional de Retail in Lima Peru.
The first keynote provided a big picture view of the changing world of business, while the second keynote focused on the future of retail.
Here are the slides to my second keynote. The slides to the first keynote are here. As always, my slides are designed to support my presentations, not to stand alone, but may be useful to others.
I will be in Mumbai 14 April before doing the keynote at a NASSCOM conference in Pune.
I’d love to catch up with anyone who is interesting in meeting me or talking about the future, social media, startups, or similar topics. It has been a few years since I’ve been in Mumbai and keen to reconnect with what’s happening.
Where: Le Pain Quotidien, 3, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, North Avenue, Bandra East, Mumbai Details
When: 8pm, 14 April
Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome, whoever turns up will be the right people
The Strand is the best possible location for her in Sydney, with its classic Victorian architecture and rosta of leading Australian designers such as Akira, Alex Perry, Scanlan Theodore and sass & bide.
The Strand is producing a series of videos titled We Are The Makers, featuring the stores in the arcade. Below is the video of Victoria, which in less than 2 minutes successfully captures some of the vitality and creativity that is expressed in her jewellery. A very nice write-up of the interview is also available.
I ran the same program in Phuket last October for another group of directors of large Malaysian companies, with the feedback from that session prompting the Malaysian Directors Academy to ask me to run the workshop again.
The topic of “innovation mindset” is an excellent one for company directors, as that must be the starting place for successful innovation initiatives.
Continue reading 6 key elements in effective innovation governance
Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Institute of Chartered Accountants/ Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability Thought Leadership Forum in Adelaide.
The day’s theme was The Australian Accounting Profession and Asia, with a strong emphasis on education given the participation of most of the heads of accounting departments of Australian universities. As such in opening the event I was asked to speak on the broader theme of “Australia’s Engagement with Asia”.
In my keynote I started from the broader context of the ancient and modern history of Asia and Australia, looked at current trends including demographic shifts that are shaping our relationship, the most important intersections between our economies and cultures, and finally the leadership required for Australia and Asia to engage more deeply into the future.
In the course of my research for the keynote I looked at changes in Australia’s population, and generated the following very interesting chart:
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Continue reading In the Asian century, Australia is becoming Asian too
I have a very busy travel itinerary coming up, with keynotes scheduled on 5 continents in the next 4 months.
While I often travel for a single engagement, I look where possible to fit in other client work when I am travelling.
I currently have availability in Europe the week of March 10 before the Congres Intranet in Utrecht, Netherlands, which is apparently the largest intranet conference in the world, where I am running a pre-conference workshop on Tapping the Power of Internal Crowdsourcing and doing a keynote on The Future of Work and Organisations.
Continue reading Availability in Europe in March and Latin America in April