Think about all the change that has occurred in the last 10 years – from the societal to the individual, from the economic to the technological. These changes have not just affected the enterprise, they’ve redefined it. And of course, the rate of change is only accelerating.
So, what will a successful enterprise look like in 15 years? Or 10? Or even 5? How will it interact with customers, engage partners and empower employees? How might its business models, operating principles and organizational structures differ from today’s enterprise?
To imagine the future of the enterprise, we must understand the forces that are transforming our world and the technological innovations that are shaping the future. How will our professional and personal lives be different? And in what new and unexpected ways will technology work for us?
If we gather thousands of thinkers from the enterprise community, provoke one another to discuss the global, social, business and technological trends that are beginning to emerge – and help each other arrive at some consensus – then each of us will not only be better prepared to bring the challenges of the future into focus, but also help our organizations do the same.