What Matters Now!

Reimagining Digital Transformation for the 21st century

This year’s Sogeti Executive Summit looks a little different. We’ve moved it online. But we’re also combining the new digital format with local physical discussions where possible.

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When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 3pm CET (9am EST)

The format might have changed, but the content is as thought provoking and informative as ever. We’ve lined up some visionary change agents to help us answer the question ‘What Matters Now!’ as we all face up to the short- and long-term global impacts of COVID-19.

In just a few months we have seen a tremendous amount of improvisation and creativity keeping our organizations going. This astounding achievement is a demonstration of the inherent capability of organizations to move fast and be bold in times of crisis.

What’s clear is that, under pressure, everything becomes fluid; resistance to change is instantly overcome by absolute necessity. We’ve also seen that the digitization of many industries has not slowed, rather it is accelerating everywhere.

Join us on Tuesday November 17. The formal program will start at 3pm CET (9am EST) and end at 6.30pm CET (12.30pm EST).

Join the debate

  • How can organizations reconcile an ambitious innovation and transformation agenda while maintaining an extreme focus on cost containment?
  • Can business leaders keep sight of what is important in the long term while the emphasis has shifted to short-term urgency and outcomes?
  • How can organizations increase overall agility and build an innovation-ready enterprise while becoming more resilient to unexpected change?
  • How should leaders respond to the emerging purpose economy with revisited values that are driving enterprises to be relevant and responsible participants in a civic society?
  • What will it take to solve the tremendous backlog of existing systems that stand in the way of rapid transformation?
  • How can organizations accelerate digital transformation while so much is slowing it down?

Our visionary guest speakers

Radical Creativity for Turbulent Times

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John Kao, Chairman - Institute for Large Scale Innovation

John has made a career out of unpeeling the onion of creativity and innovation. He brings eclectic experience to the question of ‘how’ — teaching at Harvard Business School and the MIT Media Lab, producing feature films and theater, starting high-tech ventures and sharing the bandstand with Frank Zappa and the original Mothers of Invention.

John Kao on LinkedIn

The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Profesor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics.

Mathematician, researcher, writer and radio presenter Marcus was the recipient of the 2009 Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, the UK’s premier award for excellence in communicating science. He has written numerous academic articles and books on mathematics, as well as award-winning radio and TV programs.

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The Rising Frugal Economy

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou, Advisor on the Frugal Economy

Navi is an innovation and leadership advisor and bestselling author. His most recent book, Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less, published by The Economist in 2015, shows how companies can innovate faster, better, and sustainably in today’s customer-driven global tech economy shaped by climate change.

Navi Radjou on LinkedIn

Leaving the world lusher than we found it

Ruth Andrade

Ruth Andrade, Leaving the world Lusher than we found it.

Having grown up in a concrete jungle, amidst high-rise buildings, asphalt and pollution, Ruth is passionate about how to transform business into a force of regeneration and to leverage the power of global brands to do good. She started working for Lush in 2004 and soon became the head of environment, inspiring many environmental initiatives.

Ruth Andrade on LinkedIn

Agenda

15:00 CET / 09:00 EST
Welcome

Welcome from Sogeti CTO Michiel Boreel and Director of the SogetiLabs research institute Menno van Doorn who will be hosting the event live from a studio in the Netherlands

John Kao

Radical Creativity for Turbulent times

Discussion in subgroups

Reporting out and discussion with CxO-forum

Marcus du Sautoy

The Creativity Code

Discussion in subgroups

Reporting out and discussion with CxO-forum

Navi Radjou

The Rising Frugal Economy

Discussion in subgroups

Reporting out and discussion with CxO-forum

Ruth Andrade

Leaving the world lusher than we found it

Closing remarks

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Margo Langeweg
Margo Langeweg
Executive Event Planner, Sogeti
Phone: +31622546440