Vistage Executive Summit London

InterContinental London- The O2 

Join over 500 business leaders at this full day event where you will get the opportunity to network, socialise and glean fresh perspectives from new faces, as well as learn and grow from the rich content, keynote speakers and workshops.

The Vistage Executive Summit London, will be a high impact full day event with an array of keynotes and a world-class panel of experts. The day will focus on how in today’s multi-cultural and multi-generational workforce, you must harness and attract the right talent into your organisation and why the importance of creating a ‘culture with intent’ works for leaders at all levels and creates employment that is meaningful and purposeful, as well as engaging and empowering. 


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Opening Keynote Erin Meyer, ‘The Culture Map: Breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business,’ will show how as todays’ business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, executives and managers are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. But when you throw people together who come from starkly different backgrounds and cultures, the result can be interesting, even sometimes funny, but can also lead to misunderstanding and confusion.

Erin Meyer offers a highly practical and timely perspective on one of today’s most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team’s day-to-day effectiveness.

Erin provides a new way forward with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one’s counterparts in the new global marketplace. This talk will help you build a more cohesive and successful team: one that will work together to bridge gaps, transform differences into assets, and ultimately grow your business.

Balaji Krishnamurthy: ‘Culture with Intent,‘ is known for his innovative and thought provoking concepts on corporate leadership and his work with CEOs to develop organic leadership through building their culture with intent and purpose. He will show the difference between brand and culture. How the brand is the outsiders’ view of the company and it is the perception of your company as held by your customers. Brand is not what you say it is, it is what your customers say it is. In contrast, culture is the insiders’ view of the company. It is the perception of your company as held by your employees. Culture is not what you say it is, but what your employees say it is.
Instead ask yourself, what do you do – so unique and so different – that your employees are caused to talk about the purpose of what they do at work.

After a networking lunch and optional breakout sessions, Matthew Syed, author and Times columnist will open the afternoon session with his keynote on the Science of High Performance. Matthew, a well-known columnist for The Times and the author of two acclaimed books – Bounce and Black Box Thinking – is a former international table tennis champion, and he also regularly speaks to companies, sports teams and other organisations on psychology, performance and continuous improvement.

He has given keynotes about Black Box Thinking to pioneering organisations around the world. including a specially convened meeting of global finance ministers at Harvard University, the commanders and admirals of the British surface fleet, Britain’s Chief Constables, the Presidents of the medical Royal Colleges, the General Staff of the British Army, the global partners of Goldman Sachs, as well as the Arsenal first team and other top sports organisations.

The Talent Lab – This will involve a series of short keynotes followed by a Q & A panel and roundtable discussions based on the book the Talent Lab. Lead by Floyd Woodrow, former Head of Recruitment for the SAS, and with Simon Timson, who was responsible for the delivery of UK Sport’s performance strategy throughout the Rio cycle as Director of Performance. Simon will share the story behind the Rio Olympic and the inside story of exactly how a smart-thinking army of athletes, coaches, talent finders, innovators, disruptors, analysts and psychologists utilised the cutting-edge insight of elite performance to succeed where other nations had failed – and turned Britain into an Olympic superpower. The panel will discuss how their stories translate to the workforce and specifically ‘how do you find talent’, ‘How do you turn around a failing business?’, ‘How do you build lasting continuity?’ and ‘How do you build winning environments’.

Closing Keynote, Seth Mattison: The Future of Work Today will challenge conventional leadership thinking while introducing the super trends shaping the future of work. Supported with cutting edge research and category leading case studies Seth will prepare audience participants to be able to compete and thrive in the changing landscape of work. How has leadership, strategy, curating and shaping culture changed in the Connected Age? How can we use knowledge and connectivity to manage vast amounts of information, maximise organisational relationships and optimise talent utilisation creating competitive advantages in an increasingly uncertain global economy?

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07:30 – 09:00 Registration and breakfast  The Marketplace
08:00 – 08:45    Network discussions Family Business Network | Women in Leadership Network | Technology Network
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome remarks and table discussions  
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote Erin Meyer

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business.

In today’s business world, where teams are spread across the planet and most of our communication takes place virtually, how do we work effectively in the face of cross-cultural complexity? Erin Meyer, author of The Culture Map, INSEAD professor, winner of the 2015 Thinkers50 Radar Award and named one of the top 30 HR influencers in the world by HR Magazine, explains how to dramatically increase business success by understanding and making the best possible use of cultural differences.  

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break 

The Marketplace 

11:00 – 12:30 Keynote Balaji Krishnamurthy  Culture by Intent: Stewardship, People and the Environment. 

Across generations, to attract, hire and retain the best talent, the employer must embrace a larger context and a higher purpose than employment – they must embrace the concept of stewardship of the people and the environment. 

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch and Network discussions The Deal Network | Marketing and Media Network | Global Business Network
13:45 – 14.45 Keynote Matthew Syed  Success is Earned: The Science of High Performance

The right psychology is the starting point for all the other things – agility, adaptability, innovation, continuous improvement – that are so important to our future. We need to get away from self-justification and status quo bias – and change the world.

14:45 – 15:00 Quick break  
15:00 – 16:30 The Talent Lab 
 panel and round-table discussion
with Simon Timson and Floyd Woodrow

The Rio Olympics
The story of a how smart-thinking army of athletes, coaches, talent finders, innovators, disruptors, analysts and psychologists turned Britain into an Olympic Superpower and how this turnaround relates to business and lasting continuity.

16:30 – 17:30 Keynote Seth Mattison

The Future of Work Today: Insights for navigating uncertainty in the connected age

We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The rigid models we’ve come to count upon for centuries are no longer reliable and in many instances, even considered relevant. The constant state of disruption we are experiencing mandates a bold new approach to leadership.

17:30 – Close Closing remarks  


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