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ParadigmShift 2017
ParadigmShift 2017

“Why do we have a brain? It is to predict the future so we can anticipate the consequences of our actions and consequences of inaction.”

Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, author

ParadigmShift 2017 keynote speaker


So began ParadigmShift 2017, where thought leaders and Courageous Executives from around the globe gathered in L.A. to explore the question, “What do you do when anything is possible?” Together, we took a journey into the exciting, uncharted realm of possibility in order to start envisioning and building the future we want, today.

NEW: Conversations with Courageous Executives

Feeding the Right Customer Experience

Archie Mason

Head of Business Development, John Lewis Partnership

Getting Your Entire Organization a Seat At the Table

Célia Pronto

Chief Digital Officer, Casual Dining Group

Organizing For Customer Outcomes

Shawn Mandel

Vice President, TELUS Digital

Conversational Commerce

Rajeev Rai

Chief Technology Officer, Neiman Marcus Group

Creating a People-First Organization

Sarah Willett

People Director, Shop Direct

The Future of Finance

Tim Grant

Founder and CEO, DrumG Financial Technologies

On Stage: Featured Talks from ParadigmShift 2017

Hype or Not? Seismic Shifts

Rachel Laycock

Head of Technology, ThoughtWorks North America


Building for Outcomes

Shawn Mandel

Vice President, TELUS Digital


Amit Kaul

Head of Emerging Technology, ThoughtWorks

Pass or Play? Timing your Tech Moves

Tim Grant

Founder and CEO, DrumG Financial Technologies

Building Seamless Customer Experiences

Rajeev Rai

Chief Technology Officer, Neiman Marcus Group

What’s Your Innovation Agenda?

Miranda Hill

Director of Commerce and Innovation Strategy, ThoughtWorks

Discover China

Hu Kai

Managing Director, China, ThoughtWorks

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Ange Ferguson

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, ThoughtWorks

Becoming a Post-Digital Workplace

Sarah Willett

People Director, Shop Direct


Ruth Harrison

Managing Director, UK, ThoughtWorks

Unlocking Human Potential

Melanie Redman

Senior Design Researcher, Steelcase Workspace Futures Group

Future Employees are Tech Genetic

Chad Wathington

Chief Capability Officer, ThoughtWorks


Nicole Naviglia

Director, ThoughtWorks

The Future of Food

The Future of Food: The Rise of the Food Platforms

Dan McMahon

Head of Retail, Asia Pacific, ThoughtWorks

The Future of Food Panel Discussion: Perspectives From Across the Value Chain

Célia Pronto

Chief Digital Officer, Casual Dining Group


Archie Mason

Head of Business Development, John Lewis Partnership


Mark Collin

Group Director, ThoughtWorks Ventures

Business Model Innovation for a Traditional Food Enterprise

Archie Mason

Head of Business Development, John Lewis Partnership

Coming Up: ParadigmShift 2018

ParadigmShift is an executive leadership event. Attendance is by invitation only. If you’re interested in attending, please complete the form below.