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Transformation

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Slides from my talk at Dots Conference this year - actually this is is the director's cut, as it had to be shortened to keep us on schedule. There's some new themes here around the next phases of digital disruption, as well as a return to some of the themes around leadership in digital that I've been looking at for a while.

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Transformation

  1. 1. www.brilliantnoise.com | @brilliantnoise Dots 2015 Transformation 4th September 2015
  2. 2. brilliantnoise.com/dots/readinglist I don’t finish half the books I start nowadays, and a good many get hurled across the room after a couple of chapters. Telling Lies for Fun and Pro!t, Lawrence Block
  3. 3. Madame, all our words from loose using have lost their edge… —  Death in The Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway
  4. 4. So let’s put some meat on them bones…
  5. 5. A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel
  6. 6. A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel
  7. 7. Transformation is the only response to disruption.
  8. 8. In fact, digital is […] a cluster bomb blowing apart who we are and how our world is ordered… and it is happening at an almost unbelievable speed. Katherine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian
  9. 9. First editions of revolutions.
  10. 10. Two possible futures.
  11. 11. Centralised, controlled ecosystems. Industrial internet. GE ecosystem: http://goo.gl/lqcXSZ Coindesk Stacked Decentralised, open networks. Blockchain-powered. Distributed
  12. 12. A centralised internet was imagined before.
  13. 13. A blockchain is quite literally like a giant spreadsheet… Blockchain, Melanie Swan
  14. 14. …but more exciting.
  15. 15. 1.0 Currency 2.0 Contracts 3.0 Applications Blockchain
  16. 16. If you like these…
  17. 17. You’ll love these… I’ve got no owner!
  18. 18. 1217 Magna Carta at the Bodleian Library. Where will the joint-venture agreement for the internet of things hang in 800 years time?
  19. 19. Dorothy Hodgkin’s diagram of insulin at the Bodleian Library. Or the blockchain code?
  20. 20. Transformation in the digital age begins with leaders.
  21. 21. It is the individual, operating at the peak of his or her powers, who will revive our organizations, by reinventing both self and them. On Becoming a Leader, Warren Bennis
  22. 22. Our mental image of balance is somewhat distorted because we tend to equate it with stillness… Creativity, Inc, by Ed Catmull
  23. 23. The digital mindset
  24. 24. …no luxury company connects to its customer base more aggressively [than Burberry]. WSJ on Burberry
  25. 25. Fast change, lasting impact.
  26. 26. Two ways to create fast change.
  27. 27. Management purely by numbers is sort of like painting by numbers—it’s strictly for amateurs. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz
  28. 28. Heading 3 Heading 1 - 5 years old - 83% growth y/y - $20 billion valuation brilliantnoise.com/cxfinancial/
  29. 29. Unless I Hear Differently…
  30. 30. Unless I Hear Differently… http://unlessiheardi!erently.com/
  31. 31. Thank you www.brilliantnoise.com | @brilliantnoise presentername@brilliantnoise.com

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