Global Forum 2017 - Detailed Program

 

The 22nd ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM ON STRATEGIC CHANGE, LEADERSHIP, AND LEARNING 

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

 

2017 GLOBAL FORUM THEME:

SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING IN TRANSITION

Warsaw, Poland
Venue: Hotel Bristol
12-14 June, 2017

 (* indicates confirmed)

Sunday, 11 June, 2017 (Optional)

Special half-day event: What was Poland like in the Communist era?

In small teams, Polish actors and citizens will guide us through an insightful and entertaining journey about life in that era.


Reception (Optional) at the Hotel Bristol at 17:30

Sessions | Monday, 12 June, 2017  

Theme: Societies, Some Industries and Companies in Transition and Change

01.

08:00 - 10:00 (Plenary)

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

 

SETTING THE CONTEXT: GLOBAL CHANGE, SOCIETIES, INDUSTRIES AND COMPANIES IN TRANSITION

Trump, Brexit, and Other Global Realities: Why is This Happening and What Does It All Mean? 

*Yury Boshyk,  CEO & Chairman, Global Executive Learning (Ottawa, Canada)

 

Creating a Risk Leadership Mindset: New Ways for Companies to Monitor and Engage with Hightened Risk

*Alasdair Philip, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group, formerly, Head of Operations USA, DHL Global Forwarding (Washington, DC, USA) and *Guillaume Niarfeix, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group, formerly Total (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 

 

Globalization and Anti-Globalization: How Technology Narrows Our Perspectives

*Brad Benson, Chief of Staff, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Global Operations, Software Services Group, Intel (Santa Clara, USA)

 

Cyber "Warfare" and Cyber Security: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

*Mohan Menon, Co-Founder and CEO (formerly Dell, Dupont and APC,) and Rahul Sasi, Co-Founder and  Chief Technology Officer, (formerly Senior Engineer, Citrix and Insight), Cloudsek (Bengaluru, India)

How Cloud-Based Artificial Intelligence systems are beginning to interact with the web like intelligent human beings.

 

10:00- 10:30 Break

 

02.

10:30 - 12:30 (Plenary Panel)

SOCIETAL AND BUSINESS TRANSITIONS IN POLAND, CENTRAL &  EASTERN EUROPE

*Piotr Iwaniuk, CEO of Smart Cargo Solutions, formely  Managing Director, DHL Logistics, Poland (Warsaw, Poland)

*Artur Ludwiczak, Head, Nutricia (Danone) (Warsaw, Poland)

Marzena Piorko, Owner, Siedlisko Kulasnica, formely VP of Sales, Kompania Piwowarska (SABMiller) (Warsaw, Poland)

*Grazyna Lesniak-Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw, Poland)

*Danica Purg, Founding President of IEDC-Bled School of Management, and the founding President of the Central and East European Management Development Association,  (Bled, Slovenia)

Drago Vuina , Corporate Vice President, Business Area Europe East, Novo Nordisk (Warsaw, Poland)

 

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

03.

 13:30 - 15:30 (Plenary)

SOME INDUSTRIES IN TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION

 

Digitalization: Challenge and Opportunity for All Industries

*Attila Réti, Senior Director, Digital Transformation, GE Digital (Frankfurt, Germany)

  

Healthcare: Transitioning to Digital Health and New Services

Dr. Aleksandra Spencer, Head of IT Strategy and Planning, HCA Healthcare, formerly Strategy Consultant, IBM Watson (London, UK)

 

Consumer Products and Services

*Bengt Eliasson, Nordic Industry Lead, Retail & Consumer Products , IBM (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Pia  Anderberg, Senior Vice President, HR and Innovation, and Board Member of several Axel Johnson companies (Stockholm, Sweden)

The market for Consumer Products and Services are becoming even more challenging when connected consumers start to get alternative vendors that look smarter, better and cheaper. In the ongoing transformation in the industry it is important to remember that Digitalization is not the destination - it´s a journey - with no end. In order to navigate in this more complex, fast moving world (the VUCA world) there is a need for a holistic approach, on what it takes to strengthen one's position in the market. Some critical questions for leaders in this sector are as follows: Do we have a growth mindset or fixed mindset in the leadership team? Do we have self-managed networks to support an agile transformation? Are we purpose driven or driven by something else ? Do we have the right tools and processes to support the above? Some successes and failures from the industry will be shared.

  15:30- 16:00 Break 

04.

16:00 - 18:00 (Plenary)

SOME INDUSTRIES IN TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION (cont'd) 

Energy

*Nicolas Rolland, Head of Engie University, Engie (formerly known as GDF Suez),  (Paris, France)

 

Engineering

*Tomas Carlsson, CEO, Sweco (Stockholm, Sweden)

 Seco is one of the larger European engineering companies active in the fields of construction, architecture, and environmental engineering.

 

Business Transformation at ThyssenKrupp

*Nihar Satapathy, Senior Vice President, Strategy,, Markets and Business Development, ThyssenKrupp North America (Chicago, USA)

The Thyssenkrupp transformation journey: Thyssenkrupp is going through a major transformation from being a steelmaker to a diversified industrial company. This journey is more than just a portfolio re-alignment, it involves multiple aspects that are fundamentally changing the company, its culture, talent, performance orientation and strategic focus  to position it for the 21st century.

 

*Banking and Finance

 *Tom Cummings, Senior Advisor, The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, formerly with Unilever, ABNamro Bank, IMD, and coauthor of  "Leadership Landscapes" (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

 The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

 

Logistics, Supply Chains and Procurement

*Gary Bull, GBhorizons, Independent Advisor to McKinsey, formerly Head of Finance and Business Performance, SABMiller Procurement (Zurich, Switzerland)

 

 

 

 

18:30 REFRESHMENTS AND DINNER at the Hotel Bristol

THE GLOBAL FORUM/ROBERT L. DILWORTH AWARD CEREMONY FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

 

 


 

Sessions | Tuesday, 13 June, 2017  

Theme: Leadership and Leaders in Transition

 05.

08:30 - 10:30 (Plenary)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: TRENDS AND ISSUES IN THE USA, LATIN AMERICA, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND INDIA

Fernanda Andalaft, Managing and Co-Founding Partner, Decision Dynamics (Santiago, Chile)

*Abhijit Bhaduri, Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates, formerly Chief Learning Officer, Wipro, HR Director at Microsoft, Pepsico, and Colgate-Palmolive, author of "The Digital Tsunami" and several novels.

*Henry Chandler, Director of Executive Succession Planning and Executive Ledership Development, formerly with SASOL (South Africa), and *Shaun Rozyn, Corporate Head of Executive Development, SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)   

Results of EDA's Anual Survey on Executive Learning and Organizational Development

*Bonnie Haggeman, CEO, Executive Development Associates, and co-author of "Leading with Vision: The Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce"  (Kansas City, USA), and Georgre Consolver, formerly Head of Strategy, Texas Instruments (Houston, USA) 

 

10:30 - 10:45 Break

06.

 10:45 - 12:45 (Plenary)

LEADERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN TRANSITION: SOME SOCIETAL, COMPANY AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCES

 

Beyond the Triple Bottom Line: Eight Steps Toward a Sustainable Business Model

Francisco Szekely, Author, Adjunct Professor IMD, and formerly with the Govenrment of Mexico (Austin, USA)

 

Leadership in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and How to Protect Tribal Identity When the Modern World Comes Knocking

*Lars Cederholm. MiL Institute (Lund, Sweden)

 The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one of the seven union terriitories of India are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea with 572 islands in the territory, a population of 380,000. It is home to many cultural and tribal groups, and is partly inhabited by the only known Paleolithic people on earth, the Sentinelese people,who do not desire to have contact with the outside world.

 

Leadership Transformation and Our Sustainability Journey

Jerker Enarsson, Vice President, Leadership Development, Stora Enso (Falun, Sweden)

 

 

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

07.

 13:45- 15:45 (Galleria Walk)

DEALING WITH LEADERSHIP  CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Best Strategy is One That is Being Implemented: How to Align and Engage All Employees, and Execute on Strategy

 *Per Ericson, Senior Vice President, Group Staff, People and Organization, Husqvarna Group, and *Gunnar Georg, Compassion Communication (Stockholm, Sweden)

Learning, aligning and engaging when the new strategy for the Husqvarna Group was introduced in 2014. Experiences from the initial learning phase with dialog meetings and from the whole change process (new customer segmentation and branding, new organization, new targets, enhanced culture and focus on key behaviors). Net sales has grown 19% the last three years and consolidated income has increased 130%, share price has doubled. Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power product for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mover and ride-on movers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products, and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. Our products are sold to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries and the Group has 13.000 employees in 40 countries.

The New Transformational Leadership Development Framework for L'Oreal

*Sylvie Dangelser, Global Vice President, HR, Director of Learning for Development International, and *David Arnera, Deputy Director Learning for International Development, L’Oreal (Paris, France)

New and Major Leadership Development Initiatives at UPS

*Paul Niemenen, Director, Organization Development, Corporate Office, *Joe Reuter, SVP, International HR,  UPS (Atlanta, USA)

  15:45 - 16:00 Break

08.

16:00 - 18:00 (Plenary)

LEADING HIGH PERFORMANCE INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

Mindful Leadership: From Adaptation to Creation of the Future

*Stefano Olmeti, Global leadership coach, and Adjunct Professor of Leadership, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, formerly Head of Executive Coaching, The World Bank, and Head, Learning and Development and Policies at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (San Diego. USA)

Coaching and Managing Olympic Team Athletes and Teams

*Rasmus Moller, Executive Advisor, High Performance Expert, Slow and Steady Consulting (Copenhagen, Denmark) and a coach from Olympic Team Denmark (tbc)

Moving From Supplier to Demander: Lessons from a Business School Executive Education Director to a Corporate Head of Executive Development

*Shaun S.R. Rozyn, Corporate Head of Executive Development, SABIC, formerly, Executive Director, Executive Education at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

 

 

 

 

18:30 REFRESHMENTS AND DINNER

Restauracja Delicja Polska (award-winning restaurant within walking distance from the Hotel Bristol)

 


 

Sessions | Wednesday, 14 June, 2017  

Theme: Learning in Transition

 

10.

08:00 - 10:00 (Plenary)

EXECUTIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING: GOOD DEMONSTRATED PRACTICES

Organizational Learning in Action: The Novo Nordisk Experience

*Niels Henrik B. Kristiansen, Lead Auditor of the Organizational Audit, "Values Auditor" (facilitator), Vice President, Novo Nordisk and *Geert Egger, Founder and Head, Action Lab (Copenhangen, Denmark)

 LEARNING WITH AND FROM INNOVATORS AND INTRAPREUNERS

“Ideas are easy. Execution is everything. It takes a team to win.”
Experiences from leading an incubator

*Tobias Degsell, Owner, Combiner, formerly curator at the Nobel Museum (Stockholm, Sweden)
www.Combiner.se

Boris Pluskowski, Senior Vice President Growth, RocketSpace (San Francisco, USA) (tbc)

  10:00 - 10:30 Break

11.

10:30 - 12:30 (Plenary)

LIFE LONG LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE (Plenary)

*Anand Chopra-McGowan, Head of EMEA, General Assembly (London, UK)

General Assembly is a global education startup  (featured in the Economist, 14 January 2017) focused on helping individuals and large companies build the skills they need to succeed in the digital age. In particular, Anand will share in-depth case studies and lead a discussion around the role of large companies in creating the culture, structure, and investment setup to ensure their employees can embrace the new world of "lifelong learning".

 

LEARNING EXPEDITIONS: HOW SOME COMPANIES ARE INTEGRATING BUSINESS RESULTS WITH ACCELERATED EXECUTIVE AND TEAM LEARNING (Plenary Panel)

Panel: *Chantal Fleuret (chair)

Company experiences from among others: Air France, Axel Johnson, BHP Billiton, Boeing, Danone, GE, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Seco Tools (Sandvik), Siemens, and Wipro throughout Europe, in Silicon Valley and the New York area, Bangalore and New Delhi in India, S. Korea, Japan, southern Africa, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and Bejing, Shanghai and Dalian in China (tbc) 

*Anders Ericsson, Head of R & D, and Strategy, Seco Tools (Sandvik) (Sweden)

 

"Character Education", Amazing Schools and the Leaders of Tomorrow--Proven Practical Applications in the UK

*Charles Margerison, owner of Amazing People Worldwide and Team Management Systems (Brisbane, Australia and London, UK)

 I have funded a major initiative with Meridian High School, South London, through my social enterprise work. This is part of what is called in the U.K. as 'Character Education' - that complements Curriculum Education. The Character Education focuses more on applied psychology for student self development with regard to values, confidence, resilience, teamwork, courage, mutual support, innovation and other key issues. The British Government have made this a policy initiative, as they now realise that the next generation needs more than content and qualifications on paper. In addition, we are now working with other schools to support initiatives to develop the leaders of tomorrow. The aim is to extend the work to other countries and we have been invited to contribute in Bulgaria, Iceland, USA, Australia and New Zealand. An integral part of the initiatives is to introduce the teachers and students to the principles of action learning .  I see the session as an opportunity for participants to have a discussion on what they feel can be done in their own countries to facilitate the development of tomorrow's leaders - where we focus not on leadership in terms of a role or career, but in terms of contribution and achievement.

 

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

12.

13:30 - 15:30 (Plenary Panel)

POST-PROGRAM LEARNING--WHAT SUSTAINABLE VALUE IS CREATED?

*Chantal Fleuret, Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning (Valbonne, France), *Michellana Jester, Sloan School of Management, MIT and Associate, Global Executive Learning (Cambridge, USA)  and *Harold Weinstein, Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning(Philadelphia, USA)

 

Business Driven Action Learning: Leveraging Multicultural Teams and Lessons Learned

*Maria Cristina Lacazio, Chief Financial Officer and HR Director, Toyota Material Handling, formerly with Ferrari (Bologna, Italy) and *Gunnar George, Compassion Consulting, and Associate, Global Executive Learning (Stockholm, Sweden)

 

The VAKOG Model in Action Learning Programs

*Klaus Bodel, Excellence Management Consulting, formerly with BMW (Munich, Germany)

The VAKOG model is the abbreviation of the five senses of action and reflection activities based on our channels of perception: eyes, ears, body, nose and mouth.

 

TECHNOLOGICAL AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

The Future of Learning 

*Michellana Jester, Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Associate, Global Executive Learning (Cambridge, USA)

 

On the Implications of Virtual or Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

Mats Eliasson, One Reality (San Francisco, USA,  and Visby, Sweden) (tbc)

*Mohan Menon, Investor and Entrepreuner, formely, Dell executive committee member, and many other companies in India  (Bengaluru, India)

 

15:00 - 15:30 Break

13.

15:30 - 17:00 (Plenary)

WISDOM PANEL

The Sharing of Transformational Experiences of Llfe and Work and Lessons Learned by Some Global Forum Community Members

14.

17:00 - 18:00 (Plenary)

SUMMARY (Panel) and RETROSPECTIVES

  18:30 FINAL DINNER
Restauracja Der Elefant