1) Technology is Driving Change
with Exponential Impact
Founder of Fast Company, Polly LaBarre kicked off ParadigmShift 2016 with the question, “Are you capable of changing as fast as the world is changing?” The answer to that, of course, should be a resounding “yes” provided organizations and leaders harness the incredible power of technology to drive change and strive to continually learn.
Bestselling author and global advisor to CEOs, Ram Charan, emphasized that “radical change in society has always been driven by technology” and "the only leaders who will succeed in creating fundamental paradigm shifts are those that understand the cognitive height of the opportunity and utilize the power of algorithms, software languages, and sensors.” He reminded us all that “Technology is key to the business itself, not just a support function.”
The new technologies of today and tomorrow - platforms, AR/VR, robots, AI - will create seismic shifts for industries and humanity. Leaders must address how they will fund this change and what kinds of talent and capabilities they will need to achieve a complete digital transformation. Talent should be seen as a key to competitive advantage.