What Matters Now TV – Episode 3

“Predictions for 2021” with George Colony

According to Time Magazine, 2020 tested us beyond measure. They’re calling it “The worst year ever”. "Where do we go from here?" they ask. We invite you to a 60 minutes live conversation in our studio with the Founder and CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony.

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Speakers

Joseph Pine: The Metamorphosis of the ‘New You’ business

As the co-author of the 1999 seminal book The Experience Economy (re-published in 2020), Pine is an internationally acclaimed speaker and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike.

His book explores how goods and services are no longer enough; what companies must offer today are experiences: memorable events that engage each customer in an inherently personal way.

David Rose: The Metamorphosis Towards ‘Supersight’

David Rose, MIT lecturer, inventor, and entrepreneur, draws on culture, design, travel, and music to envision future products and businesses sparked by the next generation of technology. His last book, Enchanted Objects, is the definitive book on designing the Internet of Things. Rose wrote the seminal patent on photo sharing, founded an AI company focused on computer vision, and was VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. He is known for translating complex technologies into delightfully intuitive new products and consulting with businesses on how to thrive during digital disruption. Rose’s work has been featured at the New York Museum of Modern Art, covered in The New York Times, WIRED, The Economist, and parodied on The Colbert Report.

Leigh McMullen: The Metamorphosis Towards Composable Business

Leigh C. McMullen is a distinguished Vice President, Analyst, and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO and digital business research team. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite. He specializes in the topics of influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling, and marketing & communications.

Myra LalDin: The Metamorphosis of Digital Storytelling

Myra LalDin is the CEO at VECTRE, an extended reality development company, as well as a VR/AR subject matter expert at MIT Horizon. LalDin is also the founder of Perspectives, a company that provides a visceral experience with an emotional realism that allows people to go beyond storytelling into story living. Its ambition is to close the gap in behavioural change and cultural inclusion through immersive experiences.

With a background in International business and Cognitive Psychology, LalDin spent a year as a teaching and research fellow at Harvard University. She serves on the boards of Designed by Us (through Amazon) and the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.

Lisa Wardlaw: Metamorphosis from Linear to a Non-Linear Mindset

As an executive global leader, Wardlaw is focused on creating new, sustainable revenue streams that fuel competitive positioning. How? By helping reinvent business strategy and leveraging technology with abstract thinking.

In her keynote, Wardlaw will explain why linear thinking falls short and explains the importance to shift to a non-linear mindset to avoid the common transformation/innovation trap of simply automating “as is”. Wardlaw will share the secret of who can give you the added boost of innovation electrolytes and explain how to effectively distill your innovation journey to the C-suite.

Jamie Bartlett: The Metamorphosis towards the Crypto Economy

Jamie Bartlett is a technology writer and broadcaster. His books include the best-selling Dark Net, Radicals, and The People Vs Tech. He was also featured in the the BBC2 series The Secrets of Silicon Valley and his podcast, The Missing Cryptoqueen, was #1 on iTunes and won the 2020 BBC Audio Journalism Award.

Alka Roy: The Butterfly Effect - Metamorphosis towards Responsible Innovation

Alka is a Bay Area innovator and founder of Responsible Innovation Labs. She’s also an investor and leader who has built and launched over 100+ Wireless, Cloud & Conversational AI products. From a tech side you can definitely say she’s made her hands dirty. Alka is on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI & Ethics List and lectured at the University of Berkeley. Two questions preoccupy her: How are we designing our future? And how is that design, designing us?

Alka will walk through what the new rules of the new game. What would our world look like if we changed the rules of the game and organized it in a way that builds awesome communities and teams and awesome technology & products?

Andrew Mangan: Metamorphosis towards the circular economy

Andrew Mangan is the founder of the US Business Council for sustainable development, launched in 1992. He is a pioneer and was definitely ahead of the curve. Andrew runs projects to create value through economic returns and environmental and societal benefits.

He strongly beliefs that cross-industry collaboration is the way forward towards a circular economy. One of his projects is Materials Marketplace. An Award Winning platform to facilitate Business to Business Reuse.

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Watch Andrew Mangan in discussion with Menno van Doorn, Research director SogetiLabs

 

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Speakers

Joseph Pine II: The Metamorphosis of the ‘New You’ business

As the co-author of the 1999 seminal book The Experience Economy (re-published in 2020), Pine is an internationally acclaimed speaker and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike.

His book explores how goods and services are no longer enough; what companies must offer today are experiences: memorable events that engage each customer in an inherently personal way.

David Rose: The Metamorphosis Towards ‘Supersight’

David Rose, MIT lecturer, inventor, and five-time entrepreneur, draws on culture, design, travel, and music to envision future products and businesses sparked by the next generation of technology. His last book, Enchanted Objects, is the definitive book on designing the Internet of Things. Rose wrote the seminal patent on photo sharing, founded an AI company focused on computer vision, and was VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. He is known for translating complex technologies into delightfully intuitive new products and consulting with businesses on how to thrive during digital disruption. Rose’s work has been featured at the New York Museum of Modern Art, covered in The New York Times, WIRED, The Economist, and parodied on The Colbert Report.

Leigh McMullen: The Metamorphosis Towards Composable Business

Leigh C. McMullen is a distinguished Vice President, Analyst, and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO and digital business research team. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite. He specializes in the topics of influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling, and marketing & communications.