Future Proof Your Business Strategy

Everybody knows the future is digital:  IOT, automation, robotisation, big data etc. But how will people respond? Is human behaviour in sync with the rapid developments in technology? Join over 100 CEOs, MDs and senior business leaders in the Midlands to hear Thimon de Jong talk on the future of human behaviour and your business strategy.

Is your organisation ready for the future? Is your innovation strategy lined up for future change?

Morning Keynote

Thimon will take a deep dive into the profound future behavioural changes in response to a rapidly digitalising post-truth world. Trust levels in society are imploding whilst tech developments are exploding spectacularly. What does this mean for society and human behaviour? How do these developments transform the world of business and leadership?

The three main themes of this workshop are:

Embracing the Human side of Tech
How will you step aboard the next generation of new technology? Most people rationally understand the benefits of the new technologies that are coming, but emotionally, it is a different story. So called ‘automation anxiety’ and ‘algorithm aversion’ are slowing down adaptation of new tech. How will you adapt?

Digital Balance in the Connected Society
Discover how to strike a perfect ‘digital balance’ in our rapidly digitalising world – combining the best of the physical with the best of the digital and how to strike this balance in the (B2B) customer experience, with (client) relationships and on the work floor? What will the role of big data and AI in business decision making be? We will take a closer look into the human jobs of the future.

The Trust Transition & Future Ethics
In a low trust / post-truth world with an abundance of choice and unlimited information, trust is slowly, but steadily moving away from the ‘formal and institutional’ towards the ‘personal and informal’. How will this influence your decision making? And what can leaders do to increase trust – in their organisations and in themselves? One answer is a strategic focus on ethics – to attract talent, increase productivity and because customers and stakeholders increasingly demand it.

Afternoon Session

What is your Brexit plan?
Brexit Economic Update and Q&A
with Roger Martin-Fagg

Vistage members and their colleagues will have the opportunity to stay for an exclusive afternoon session with Roger Martin-Fagg. This session will give attendees a timely economic update following Brexit, giving attendees an insight into what the future business landscape may look like, with insights on the challenges and opportunities that we might expect. There will be round table discussions allowing attendees to share thoughts and concerns.

Guests of Vistage – ‘Experience Vistage Session’ – (lunchtime session)

Guests will have the opportunity to attend a complimentary session in the afternoon to find out a little more about Vistage and experience for themselves the real power of being part of a peer group and Vistage group meeting.

The complimentary session is exclusively for CEOs, MDs and business owners and this interactive session will be run by a Vistage group Chair. You will find out how joining a working group of CEOs, MDs and business owners will benefit you and your business.

The hallmark of a Vistage group is something we call ‘issue processing’ and is a structured, thorough and efficient approach to help successful executives think through the dynamics of a challenge or evaluate opportunities.

Event Fees

This event is free to Vistage members.
Colleagues of Vistage members: £99+VAT (half day) £150+VAT (full day)
Vistage alumni: £150+VAT
Vistage guests: £195+VAT

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