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The 21st ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM ON ACTION LEARNING, LEADERSHIP AND TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

 

2016 THEME:

LEADING, LEARNING AND INNOVATING IN THE CONNECTED SOCIETY

Stockholm, Sweden
Venue: Opera House (Terrace Room)
13-15 June, 2016

 

Sunday, 12 June, 2016 Reception (Optional) at the First Hotel Reisen at 17:30

Sessions | Monday, 13 June, 2016

01.

08:30 - 10:30 (Plenary)

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

STOCKHOLM: THE WORLD'S SMARTEST CITY--VISION AND REALITIES
Lars Radh, Chief Executive Officer (Mayor), City of Stockholm     Link: MyMipim | Link: CEO Magazine

Ann Hellenius, Chief Information Officer, Stockholm Municipality

In May of this year Ann Hellenius was awarded European CIO of the Year at the ICT Spring Conference and the 2016 Municipality Influencer of the Year award for her passion, determination, and perseverance to digitize the city of Stockholm. Her accomplishments include an internal reorganization of the IT department to support modern digitalization needs and her work with digitalizing schools. Ann is the leader of a plan to make Stockholm the smartest city in the world by 2040.      Link: Management Events | Link: GovInsider

STOCKHOLM TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES: GOING GLOBAL

Tom Englund, EVP and Business Unit President, Tobii Pro (Stockholm)
Considered to be a rising "unicorn", Tobii is the world leader in eye tracking glasses with major implications for education, healthcare, business and ethnography  Link: tobii | Link: tobiipro | Link: Eye-Tracking Study

SWEDEN - A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AND CULTURE

Gunnar George, Member of the Organizing Team, 21st Global Forum (Stockholm)

 

10:30 - 11:00 Break

02.

11:00 - 12:30 (Plenary)

THE BIG PICTURE: PRESENT AND IMMINENT GLOBAL REALITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIETIES, COMPANIES AND LEADERSHIP

Yury Boshyk, Chairman, Global Executive Learning

An Overview of Some Global Issues and Trends

Olle Wästberg, Chair, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, Chairman of the Governmental Commission on Democracy, former Director-General of the Swedish Institute, former Consul-General of Sweden to New York City, former Editor-in-chief of Expressen, former State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, former Member of Parliament (Stockholm, Sweden)

Leadership In a Time of Globalization, Polarization and Populism

Attila Réti, Global Strategic Account Director, GE Digital (Frankfurt, Germany)

Making the Transition to a Digital Industrial Business Model: General Electric's Lessons Learned

Åsa Jarskog, President, Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce, Programme Director for SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) (Stockholm)

Transitions and Lessons Learned from Emerging Economies

Barbara Stewart, Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Private Wealth Management (Toronto, Canada)

How "Smart Women" are Shaping the Future of All Industries … And Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Them!

Paolo Gallo, Head of Human Resources, The World Economic Forum, and author of the "La Bussola del Successo" (The Compass of Success)  (Geneva, Switzerland)

What Does it Mean to Have a "Successful" Career in the New Digital Era?

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

03.

13:30 - 15:15 (Plenary, Parallel Session with Session 4)

DIGITALIZATION, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT'S HAPPENING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Nicklas Bergman, Technology Futurist and author of "Surviving the Tech Storm: Strategy in Times of Technological Uncertainty" (Stockholm)

Surviving the Tech Storm: Strategy in Times of Technological Uncertainty

Drew Boyd, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, and co-author, "Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results" (Cincinatti, USA)

The Myth of Serendipitous Innovation

Christine Abbott, Chair of the Board of Directors, Insitute for Leadership and Management, and Director and Partner, Centre for Action Learning Facilitation (London, UK)

Doing Different Things or Doing Things Differently: Exploring the Role of Action Learning in Innovation

Zara Boshyk, Search Engine Marketing and Digital Marketing Specialist, Prospek (Montreal, Canada)

Developing Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategies: Experiences and Learning from a "Front Line" Practitioner

04.

13:30 - 15:15 (Plenary, Parallel Session, with Session 3)

LEADERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SOME APPROACHES AND GOOD DEMONSTRATED PRACTICES

George Consolver (Dallas, Texas)

Trends in Executive Development: A Summary of Some Recent Reports and Studies

Yury Boshyk, Chairman, Global Executive Learning, and co-editor, "Action Learning: History and Evolution"

A Guide to the Many Varieties of Action Learning, and Nordic Region's Contribution to Action Learning Practice

Yonjoo Cho, Professor and author, Indiana University (Bloomington, USA)

Definitions of "Success" with Action Learning: A Study of Action Learning Expert Views

Michellana Jester, Lecturer, Global Economics and Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management (Cambridge, USA)

Expanding the Entrepreneurial Learning Ecosystem: An Action Learning Approach to Enhancing Entrepreneurship Instruction

Armin Klein, Employee Development Europe, BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany)

"Talent is in Everyone": Shaping Your Own Learning and Development at BASF

 

15:15 - 15:30 Break

05.

15:30 - 16:30 (Plenary)

LEADING INNOVATION: SUCCESS FACTORS AND LESSONS LEARNED

Sara Mazur, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research, Member of the Board, Saab Group, Defence and Security, Awarded "Sweden's most influential IT woman" by Computer Sweden (Stockholm)
Link: Luleå University of Technology | Link: Ericsson - Research-Blog | Link: 5G field trials | Link: Ericsson leads 5Gex project ...

Experiences of Leading Innovators Around the World--How Do They Learn and Innovate?

06.

16:30 - 17:30 (Plenary)

LEADING INNOVATION: LESSONS LEARNED FROM ENTREPRENEURS, AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS

Michael Diebold, Founder and Managing Director, Diebold Innovation; Inventor in the area of medical technology and remote patient management systems (Berlin, Germany)

Jim Myrick, Strategic Partnerships and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Flextronics (Flex) (San Jose, USA)

Tobias Degsell, Curator, Nobel Museum (Stockholm)

Sparking Creativity: On Nobel Prize Winners--A Profile of Leadership Behaviours

  18:00 - 19:00 A Private Global Forum Tour of the Nobel Museum with Museum curator, Tobias Degsell
 

20:00 Dinner at Stockholm City Hall, the site of Nobel Prize award dinners

THE GLOBAL FORUM/GENERAL LEX DILWORTH AWARD CEREMONY FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

 


 

Sessions | Tuesday, 14 June, 2016

07.

08:00 - 10:00 (Galleria Walk)

Participants choose 3 sub-ssessions (each sub-session is 35 minutes in length)

LEADING TRANSFORMATIONS: SHARING COMPANY AND ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES AND DILEMMAS

Fiona Stewart, Managing Director, LTA People (Melbourne, Australia)

Australian Local Government Transformation

Paul Landers, Head of Learning and Development for Sweden, and Ewa Hansson, Head of Global Competence Readiness (Stockholm)

Ericsson: Virtual Learning on a Global Scale: Experiences and Challenges

Holly Brittingham, SVP Global Talent & Organization Development, FCB (New York, USA)

Leveraging Neuroscience Research: Surfacing Unconscious Bias to Spark Culture Change and Support Transformation--How FCB is Building A Community Across a Global Network

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster, Head of Personnel and the Medneo  Academy (Berlin, Germany), and Steffi Neumann, Head of Knowledge and Quality Medneo (Berlin, Germany)
A straightjacket versus a tailor made jacket´ Start-up challenge: balancing over-engineering an organisation versus a fit for purpose organisation
Several dilemmas on working and learning in a share-economy start-up in the health care branch
Link: Medneo

Rainer Schulze, Head of Human Resources Business Area Heat and Head of Group Function Talent Management, Vattenfall (Stockholm) and Frank Gierschmann, Practice Lead, Performance and Talent Management, hkp/// (Frankfurt, Germany

Vattenfall: From Process to Habit--Initiating a Radically New Approach to Performance Management at One of Europe's Major Energy Companies  

 

10:00 - 10:15 Break

08.

10:15 - 12:15 (Galleria Walk)

Participants choose 3 sub-ssessions (each sub-session is 35 minutes in length)

LEADING CHANGE: EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM COMPANY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AGENTS

Alasdair Philip (Washington, USA) and Shad Hallam, CFO DHL Express Sweden (Stockholm)
DP/DHL

Thorsten Helmert, Lean Leader, (Berlin, Germany)
Global Company Lean Leader

Bengt Eliasson, Nordic Industry Lead, Retail & Consumer Products , IBM (Stockholm)
IBM

Per Norell, VP Human Resources and Gunnar George, Managing Director, Compassion Communication (Stockholm, Sweden)
Seco Tools (Sandvik)

Angelita Orbea, Program Director and Organization Consultant, Ashridge Consulting, and Tanja Levine, Director, Ashridge Executive Education (U.K.)
Swarovski

 

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

09.

13:00 - 14:00 (Plenary)

INQUIRING LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS: CATALYSTS FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING AND CHANGE

Marilee Adams, President, Inquiry Institute, and author of "Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life", and "Teaching that Changes Lives: 10 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning". (USA)

Kenneth Rhee, Director and Associate Professor, Executive Leadership and Organizational Change, Northern Kentucky University (USA)

Jorge Tejeda, CEO and Founder, Be Leaders (Mexico City, Mexico)

The Question Thinking approach, focusing on mindsets and questions, can make a transformational difference in learning and change for individuals, teams and organizations.

10.

14:00 - 17:30 (Plenary with break)

DEVELOPING LEADERS WITH ACTION LEARNING: SOME DANISH AND SWEDISH COMPANY EXPERIENCES

The eastern part of Denmark and the southern part of Sweden (the Oresund Region) for 1000 years were held together by the annual herring markets across the Oresund. For the last 500 years water has divided our two nations, but the region is now characterized by close collaboration and high-tech innovation, especially since the completion of the Oresund bridge in 2000, 12 kilometers in length, including a 4 kilometer tunnel. The Oresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the Danish capital city, and the Swedish city of Malmo. It connects the road and rail networks of the Scandinavian Peninsula with those of Central and Western Europe. A data cable also makes the bridge the backbone of internet data transmission between central Europe and Sweden/Finland.

Chairpersons: Geert Egger and Dorte Sandager, Action Lab A/S (Copenhagen, Denmark), Global Forum community members

Opening Remarks:

Jesper Brandgaard, EVP and CFO, Novo Nordisk (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Danish business learning from going global– cultural heritage, organizational challenges, and new approaches

VOLVO CARS AND MANAGEMENT IN LUND (MIL)

LEADING TRANSFORMATION AND LEARNING IN A COMPLEX ORGANIZATION--PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORMATION 2020 IN VOLVO CARS R&D

Ekkehardt Schwartz (VP and Head of Tranformation Organisation)

Jonas Janebrant (Deputy Managing Director, MiL Institute)

Göran Alsén (Associate Professor, University of Lund and MiL consultant) (Lund, Sweden)

NOVO NORDISK (Copenhagen, Denmark)

ACTION LEARNING AS A LEVER FOR TALENT MANAGEMENT: LEARNING AND BUSINESS RESULTS FROM TWELVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Jesper Brandgaard, EVP and CFO, Novo Nordisk

Inge Borgen-Schmidt, VP, HR Business Partner

Annelise Goldstein, Head of the Corporate Centre of Excellence for Leadership and Talent Development

Nikolaj Kromann, CVP, Corporate Procurement, former participant in Novo Nordisk's Business Driven Action Learning-based development

 

18:30 Refreshments and Dinner at Myntkrogen's Royal Academy, Coin Cabinet's Restaurant

 


 

Sessions | Wednesday, 15 June, 2016

11.

08:00 - 08:30 AFTER LEARNING REVIEW (Plenary)

12.

08:30 - 10:30 (Plenary)

WISDOM PANEL: LEARNING FROM LIFE EXPERIENCES

Stefan Bauer, Global Leadership Development, Eli Lilly (Germany)

Valerie Binner, Executive Vice President, HR, Elekta (Stockholm)

Clark Callahan, Executive Director, Tuck Executive Education, Dartmouth (Hanover, USA)

Ira Cohen, Executive Vice President, Universal Ideas (Beijing, China)

Peggy Consolver, Author, Adventurer, and Life-Long Learner (Dallas, USA)

Eva Kmiecic, Governance Expert, and Board Member of Dying with Dignity Canada, and Gateway for Cancer Research (US), former senior executive in the Canadian public and non-profit sectors, including Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (Ottawa, Canada)

 

10:30 - 11:00 Break

13.

11:00 - 13:00 (Galleria Walk)

SHARING COUNTRY, COMPANY AND ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES AND DILEMMAS

Bengt Eliasson, IBM, and Organizer of the Recent "Stockholm Innovation Week: Strengthening Sweden's Innovation Leadership" conference.

What Does Sweden Need to Do to Maintain and Develop Its Innovation Edge?

Pia Anderberg, Senior Vice President, HR and Innovation, and Member of the Board, Axel Johnson  and Shawn Goodell, Program Manager, Creative Director and Senior Leadership Development Facilitator, Samsari (Stockholm)

Assessing Business Results from Business Driven Action Learning: The Axel Johnson Company Experience in Sweden

Huajie He, Vice President, Netposa, and Kevin Hao Junshuai, Vice President, Catherine Liu, and Abert Wang, Gene100 (Beijing, China)

Netposa (China)

Accelerating the Transformation in a State-Owned Telco in China Using Action Learning

KR Yoon, President, The Global Talent Management Institute (Seoul, S. Korea)

Company and Societal Transformations and Trends in Learning in S. Korea

Paul Migus, President , LGT Executive Performance (Ottawa, Canada)

Ukraine in Transformation: Lessons Learned from Trying to Help A Country and Its Leaders Change: The Dilemmas of Transition in Post-Soviet Countries

 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14.

14:00 - 15:30 (Plenary)

THE FUTURE: WHAT'S NEXT?

Katarina Kling, Partner and Managing Director, Decision Dynamics (Lund, Sweden)

Time to Change: What Will Careers, the Leadership Pipeline, and Employee Engagement Look Like in Future?

Chantal Fleuret, Åke Reinholdsson, Karl-Georg Degenhardt, Harold Weinstein and Gunnar George, Global Executive Learning (France, Germany, Sweden, USA)

Capturing the Value from Executive Programs: What Needs to be Done Differently in Future?

Duncan Stewart, Director of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research, Deloitte Canada (Toronto, Canada)

How Will the Learning Landscape of 2020 (and Beyond) Be Different From Today, and In What Ways Will It Be the Same?

Jeff Munks, Chairman and Managing Director, RTT Mobile Interpretation (USA)

Defining a ‘Connected Society’ in the Context of Leading, Learning, and Innovating

 

15:30 - 16:00 Break

15.

16:00 - 17:30 (Plenary)

WHAT'S NEXT? WHAT'S COOKING IN THE NORDIC INNOVATION ECO-SYSTEM? DIGITAL VIKINGS IN THE GLOBALLY CONNECTED WORLD

A panel of representatives from established dotcom companies and startup pioneers, including investors and on future trends, products and services. The Nordic region on the verge of a "new wave"; factors of success of the Nordic model; the opportunities and challenges of "going global". Organized by the Silicon Vikings, Bengt Eliasson, Johan Siwers, and Gunnar George, Global Forum community members

Moderator: Johan Jörgensen, Chairman, FundedByMe.com (Stockholm County)
Link:FundedByMe

Elin Frendberg, CEO Swedish Fashion Council
Link: Smarter Together

Darja Isaksson, Founder, Ziggy Creative Colony and Member of the Swedish Prime Minister’s Innovation Council
This year been named "Most powerful opinion leader” by Swedish business magazine "Veckans Affarer".
Link: SICS

Liisa Petrykowska, Founder and Managing Director of Ignitia, and recipient of the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Award 2015/16
Link: ignitia

Johan Siwers, Online media executive, with over 15 years of experience managing digital change as an executive, advisor/consultant and investor with companies like Match.com, Scandinavia Online, and Spray

Marta Sjogren, Principal at Northzone with a focus on early stage investments
Link: Slush

Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ 
Link: HiQ

Henrik Torstensson, CEO, Lifesum, formerly Spotify, and investor in startups, among them, Fishbrain
Link: wired

16.

17:30-18:00 (Plenary)

STOCKHOLM GLOBAL FORUM SUMMARY AND PRESENTATION OF THE 22ND GLOBAL FORUM THEME AND VENUE (12-14 June, 2017)

CLOSURE (18:00)

 

18:30- 23:00 Boarding and Refreshments--Exclusive and PRIVATE GLOBAL FORUM BOAT TOUR of the Stockholm area and archipelago including dinner and music on board.

 


 

Events

A.

Private Global Forum Tour of the Nobel Museum with museum curators and specialists (Monday, 13 June, 2016)

B.

Private Global Forum Dinner at the Stockholm City Hall restaurant — site of the Nobel Prize dinners.

The Global Forum/General Robert L. Dilworth Award Ceremony for Outstanding Achievement (Monday, 13 June, 2016)

C.

Private Global Forum Dinner at Myntkrogen's Royal Academy, Coin Cabinet's Restaurant (Tuesday, 14 June, 2016)

D.

Private Global Forum Boat Tour of the Stockholm area and archipelago including dinner and music on board (Wednesday evening, 15 June, 2016).

   

 


 

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