Leading Digital Transformation

A Singularity University Program For Corporate Executives


Sydney - 14 - 16 November 2018

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Sydney - 14 November 2018

Leading Digital Transformation

A Singularity University Program For Corporate Executives

Workshop
Tickets available from:
$7,000 AUD
GST included

4+ people
$6,600
10+ people
$5,500
VIEW AGENDA

SYDNEY

14 November 2018
Amora Jameson Hotel

Leading Digital Transformation

A Singularity University Program For Corporate Executives

The pace of change is only getting faster. Follow the path of incremental improvement and risk disruption.

It’s never been more critical for CEOs to understand industry breakthroughs and the forces that will impact their companies in the future. Leaders must identify and harness the power of new disruptive business models before they’re used against them.

Through cutting-edge curriculum and world-class faculty, Singularity University helps organisations transform; to be agile and adaptable, empowered to leap into the future to drive disruption and achieve exponential results.

The Growth Faculty has partnered with Singularity University to bring their faculty and expert speakers to present their two-day Leading Digital Transformation Workshop in Sydney.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to bring your team and experience this incredible Singularity University program first hand.

Limited seats on offer and fantastic group rates available.


You Will Learn

  • RAISE awareness of exponential technology and trends
  • CREATE a sense of urgency for change
  • DEMONSTRATE the benefit of Exponential Leadership competencies
  • BUILD enthusiasm and commitment in participants to transform themselves and their enterprises for activate phase

PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS:
  • SELF-EVALUATION: Assessment of current leader capabilities relative to key exponential leadership characteristics and with charted course for improvement.
  • MINDSET TRANSFORMATION: Singularity University is well-known for transforming the way people think and feel about the future. New behaviours and actions begin with this fundamental shift in perspective.
  • EXPONENTIAL TOOLKIT: Leaders will emerge with a tailored roadmap for putting learnings and experiences into sustainable behaviours and actions.
  • SUPPORT: Leaders will take away a tangible set of tools, skills, and behaviours that support the exponential leader. 


Who Should Attend

CEOs and business leaders looking to lead their organisations through digital transformation.

Speakers

Mark Bonchek

Mark Bonchek

Corporate Innovation, Exponential Organisations Entrepreneurship

Mark Bonchek believes that to change what you do, you first must change how you think. 

As the CEO of Shift Thinking, Mark works with organizations to unlearn mental models that have grown outdated, and replace them with new ones that can accelerate growth, engagement and performance.



Divya Chander

Divya Chander

Neuroscience, Medicine, Ethics
Dr. Chander is a physician and neuroscientist who trained at Harvard, UCSD, UCSF, and the Salk Institute. She has been on the Anesthesiology Faculty at Stanford University since 2008 and Neuromedicine Faculty at Singularity University since 2010.


Shuonan Chen

Shuonan Chen

Entrepreneurship, Blockchain
Shuonan Chen, Founding Partner of IOVC & Agile VC, CEO of Shinect (Silicon Valley-based community of 3,500+ engineers interested in entrepreneurship), and Board Member of North America Blockchain Association. At IO and Agile, Shuo has invested in and helped various startups globalize and expand into new markets.


Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts

Innovation, Strategy, Design
Paul is an Innovation Design and Facilitation Professional with almost 20 years of experience in the fields of Strategic Innovation and Creative Change, Economics, and Media and Entertainment, including 8 years at international consulting firm Synectics world, and 8 years at global economics organisation IHS Global Insights.


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MARK BONCHEK

CORPORATE INNOVATION, EXPONENTIAL ORGANISATIONS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Mark Bonchek believes that to change what you do, you first must change how you think. 

As the CEO of Shift Thinking, Mark works with organizations to unlearn mental models that have grown outdated, and replace them with new ones that can accelerate growth, engagement and performance.

"How do you create and lead an exponential business—one that achieves breakthrough results in this time of profound disruption and accelerating change? Before changing what you do, you need to change how you think."

Mark Bonchek

As a member of the Singularity University faculty, Mark helps leaders embrace an exponential mindset, letting go of incremental change and scarce resources, replacing it with transformative change and the possibility of abundance. He also writes regularly for Harvard Business Review where he has published almost fifty articles. 

For over twenty years, Mark has been a pioneer on the digital frontier with a prescient ability to see where the future is going and make it relevant to the present. His 1997 doctorate in Political Economy was the first PhD awarded by Harvard University on the topic of social media. His research as an associate at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab predicted the rise of social networking, the disintermediation of media, and the empowerment of individuals. 

Throughout his career, Mark has been an advisor, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive.  Some of his roles include Director of Research for the Strategos Institute, where he identified patterns of innovation for companies seeking to invent new business models while avoiding the cannibalization of their core and the COO of TomorrowLab@McKinsey, where he developed a model for executive community to understand the implications of emerging technologies on existing business.

As the CEO of Truman Company, he helped leading companies use co-creation to strengthen client relationships, market differentiation and thought leadership. As SVP of Communities and Networks for Sears Holdings, Mark began to experiment with the principles and practices that became Shift Thinking. 

As the Chief Epiphany Officer, Mark has created a new set of conceptual tools for leaders to survive and thrive in a digital age. In strategy, they enable a shift from product to platform.  In marketing, a shift from audiences to communities.  In organization, a shift from hierarchies to networks. A diverse set of companies have embraced Shift Thinking, ranging from SAP, Kaiser Permanente and Accenture Interactive to ABC, Staples, and the American Heart Association.  

Mark is also the originator of the Thinking Styles assessment.  Unlike personality tests, Thinking Styles enables individuals to know how they best collaborate in a team to understand its strengths and weaknesses.  The HBR article on thinking styles was one of the ten most popular articles in 2015.  Take the assessment at www.shift.to/styles.

Mark is a highly-rated speaker known for his engaging style and customization of the content to the audience and event goals.

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DIVYA CHANDER

NEUROSCIENCE, MEDICINE, ETHICS

Dr. Chander is a physician and neuroscientist who trained at Harvard, UCSD, UCSF, and the Salk Institute. She has been on the Anesthesiology Faculty at Stanford University since 2008 and Neuromedicine Faculty at Singularity University since 2010.

Her postdoctoral training in optogenetic technology was conducted in the laboratories of Karl Deisseroth and Luis de Lecea at Stanford, where she used light-activated ion channels inserted in DNA to study sleep and consciousness switches in brains. In the operating room, she applies EEG technology to understand what human brains look like when they lose and regain consciousness, and has recently developed a precision medicine initiative aimed at understanding genetic variability in responses to anesthetic drugs. Her goal is to understand neural mechanisms of consciousness and eventually utilize this knowledge to develop improved algorithms to create better brain monitors. She is currently working on applications of neural wearable devices to crossover consumer and medical markets.

Dr. Chander shares a parallel passion for space exploration. During her lifetime, it is her deepest desire to see a well-developed architecture to sustain human and robotic exploration of our solar system and beyond. An alumnus of the International Space University, Dr. Chander has performed remote simulations of trauma rescues, anesthesia and surgery in Mars analogue settings with physicians in the US, France, and the Concordia base in Antarctica. Currently, she is involved with a consortium that is studying the effect of microgravity and radiation on the nervous system, cardiovascular system, cognition and sleep. Dr. Chander anticipates using many of the brain read-out technologies applied to her clinical practice to understanding nervous system development and plasticity within the space microgravity environment to better enable short and long-duration space missions.

She welcomes collaborations and joint ventures in the domains of neuroscience/consciousness studies and space neurophysiology.

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SHUONAN CHEN

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, BLOCKCHAIN

Shuonan Chen, Founding Partner of IOVC & Agile VC, CEO of Shinect (Silicon Valley-based community of 3,500+ engineers interested in entrepreneurship), and Board Member of North America Blockchain Association. At IO and Agile, Shuo has invested in and helped various startups globalize and expand into new markets.

Prior, Shuo worked at Goldman Sachs, where she represented the firm on the Board of Women in Finance. Before that, Shuo was at PwC, where she worked on Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola and LinkedIn’s $119 million acquisition of SlideShare. She also ran Cashify, a social enterprise for financial literacy.

Shuo graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with a triple major (and 2 minors) in 3 years, where she currently teaches and was a Board Member for the alumni organization. She also completed a JD with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where her work on financial regulation will be soon published by Cambridge University Press.

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PAUL ROBERTS

INNOVATION, STRATEGY, DESIGN

Paul is an Innovation Design and Facilitation Professional with almost 20 years of experience in the fields of Strategic Innovation and Creative Change, Economics, and Media and Entertainment, including 8 years at international consulting firm Synectics world, and 8 years at global economics organisation IHS Global Insights.

Employing the deep and powerful multidisciplinary processes, Paul designs, facilitates, and trains Fortune 500 organizations and their leadership teams to create innovative, strategic business solutions and to build agility into their organizations to create the type of change that drives growth.

Paul’s innovation design includes establishing a rich and diverse stimuli base, to build the essential context of innovation-for-what-purpose into a company’s innovation portfolio. It is this rich base of external stimuli that sparks creativity, and Paul engages experts from analogous worlds to provide inputs and experiences that provoke profoundly new thinking about customer needs and invention designs.

As a trained Economist, Paul has a deep understanding of quantitative and predictive analysis. As an Economist, he worked with his clients to conceive and develop innovative economic studies to illuminate the impact of our clients’ concerns by congressional voting districts. Paul was the lead economist in spearheading Standard & Poor’s DRI (now IHS Global Insights) foray into consulting services to the Washington, D.C. based trade associations and lobbying industry.

Paul’s diverse background includes degrees from Queen’s University in Canada; a Master’s Degree in Economics focusing on development economics and international responses to sovereign debt crises, and a BScH in Life Sciences. Paul’s work in the entertainment field includes over 50 network Television and Film IMDB credits, the creation and development of the TV drama series “PINCH” for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, and the production and marketing of films under the banners of Handbag Pictures LLC and Pinch Productions, LLC.

Day 1

18:00 - 21:00
Welcome Dinner

Get to know the business leaders, the speakers and the facilitators attending the Singularity University immersion workshop with you.

Day 2

09:00 - 17:00
Leading Digital Transformation

Learn how to accelerate possibilities with technology:

  • Establish exponential thinking and explain what is driving disruption
  • Become a storyteller
  • Connect abundance mindset and exponential tech to unlock enormous opportunity in addressing humanity’s grand challenges
  • Connect your role as leader of individuals to meaning and growth
  • Demonstrate the exponential trends across core technologies
  • Consider social, moral, and political impacts of exponential technologies
  • Learn to identify indirect and direct threats via disruption mapping

Day 3

09:00 - 17:00
Leading Digital Transformation

Bring your ideas to life:

  • Experience various technologies, including virtual reality, Internet of Things and brain control interfaces 
  • Map technology breakthroughs to 30-year timeline
  • Learn about exponential organisations and exponential enterprises 
  • Map your organisation to leadership characteristics via collaborative exercise 
  • Review exponential leadership competencies and develop a personal commitment plan

TICKETS



This event is billed in $AUD
Prices are GST inclusive

Standard Tickets


Your immersion workshop includes:

  • Two-day Leading Digital Transformation Program presented by Singularity University Faculty
  • Welcome Networking Dinner
  • Workshop Dinner with keynote speaker
  • Lunch, refreshment breaks on 15 & 16 November 


FEES
(per person inc. GST)
Non-Member $7,700
The Growth Faculty Member Rate (Annual)
Become a Member
$7,000
Group Rate (4 or more) $6,600
Group Rate (10 or more) $5,500

LOCATION






Workshop

Tickets available from:
$7,000 AUD
GST included

4+ people
$6,600
10+ people
$5,500
VIEW AGENDA

SYDNEY

14 November 2018
Amora Jameson Hotel