ADM, how to lead the change
This successful business woman served as the President and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland - ADM - for 8 years, until 2014. Before that, she had a varied and very prolific career. She was previously Executive Vice President of the Chevron Corporation, where she spent 29 years and served as its Executive Vice President of Global Downstream. In 2014 she was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Change as an opportunity
Professor Ian O. Williamson is a globally recognized expert in the area of human resource management. Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, Wellington, his research focuses on how the development of effective “talent pipelines” can enhance organizational and community outcomes. He looks at how human and social capital influences firm operational and financial outcomes, talent management in the context of new ventures and growth-oriented firms, the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation and the impact of social issues on firm outcomes.
Managing in volatile times
Jeff Immelt was the 9th Chairman of GE and served as CEO for 16 years, transforming GE into a simpler, stronger, and more focused digital industrial company. Immelt revamped the company’s strategy, global footprint, workforce, and culture, positioning it for the future. During his tenure, industrial earnings doubled and GE returned $143 billion in dividends, more than in the cumulative history of the company.
Oscar di Montigny
Economy is Everything
Di Montigny, Marketing Director of Banca Mediolanum in Italy, has forged the concept of "Economy 0.0". He states that we are in the age of relationships and the digital convergence between technology and human relations, which is causing an overwhelming innovation. According to him, we must reinvent ourselves in order to reinvent, thus becoming an active part of the creation of a new economic and social system. Di Montigny explains that the first signs of a flourishing Sharing Economy are emerging, but these changes do not occur automatically. The cultural cultural change requires a change of mentality.
What are the key factors for the growth of the economy in the future?
Moyo is a Zambian economist with a broad academic background, including a master's degree from Harvard University. She worked, among other important places, in the World Bank and Goldman Sachs, where she was head of economic and strategic research for sub-Saharan Africa. She is the author of numerous publications on the subject of aid to developing countries and member of prestigious associations such as the Royal Institute of International Affairs. In May 2009, TIME Magazine ranked i her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
How to prepare for the new era
With the advance of new technologies and the automation of work, the most feared ghost is that robots will replace human work. According to experts this will not happen but there will be great changes, what will they be and what will their influence be on work and consequently on society?
Digital transformation in action
Today, in most large organizations, digital transformation plays a prominent role. That is why no business can afford to wait. Below, the Mohanbir Sawhney's advice - professor at the Kellogg School of Management - to build organizational capacities that allow you to take the steering wheel of transformation.
Digital Transformation - Michael Porter
Widely recognized as the father of modern business strategy, Michael Porter explains the Four Waves of Digital Transformation, and how the great speed in changing the nature of products creates new threats and competitive opportunities. His vision is optimistic, analysing how technological advances will radically improve our ability to satisfy many business and human needs.
There is no doubt that technical skills are not enough to succeed as an executive in a company or in business in general; Knowing how to communicate is key when it comes to climbing the ladder, inspiring a team, attracting investors or selling yourself to potential customers.