Dan Gregory
CIO keynote

Dan Gregory

Leadership and Behavior Speaker, Author and Social Commentator
Dan Gregory is a speaker, author & social commentator who helps smart people be people smart through: Human Behaviour & Influence, Leadership & Engagement, Insights and incites.

Rated in “the top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch,” by Meetings & Conventions USA, Dan is a captivating speaker whose business acumen is matched by a rapier wit and rare human insight gained during three years on the road working on the US and UK stand-up comedy circuits – skills put to great use in front of millions of viewers as a regular on ABC TV’s “Gruen” series and Channel 7’s “Masters of Spin”. He has created leadership strategies for global technology firms, designed performance strategies for sales teams and C-Suite executives and driven engagement strategies for organisations as diverse as Coca-Cola, Newscorp., the Royal Australian Navy and the UN in Asia. Dan is an author, speaker and social commentator who helps leaders and individuals explore what makes their customers buy and their team members buy in by helping smart people be people smart.
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Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM AEDT
(Monday, 26 October, 2020 / 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT)
CIO Experience Keynote: Reinventing ‘Normal’ - Why We Can’t, and Shouldn’t, Go Back to ‘Business as Usual'

The restrictions, disruptions and challenges we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19 have forced us all to embrace new technologies, to experiment with new ways of working and to re-conceptualise what work/life balance and leadership actually looks like.
However, the issues we’re facing in 2020 have also conferred some surprising benefits. Digital laggards have been dragged into the 21st Century and organisations (well, all of us if we’re being truthful) have been pushed to find new ways of communicating, collaborating and connecting. We’re all being challenged to explore new market, product and service opportunities and to fundamentally reevaluate what is actually valuable and necessary.
Of course, some of what we used to do will return in time, but we would do well to remember that this is a once-in-a-century opportunity to decide what kind of future we want to build and to “Reinvent Normal.”
This requires us to look at all the three spheres of change and then to decide what change we will lead:
1. What is Changing - What are the trends, behaviours and opportunities we should pay attention to?
2. What needs Changing - What’s broken or needs creating for the future we’re seeking?
3. What is UnChanging - Which behaviours, beliefs and skills will be worth keeping as we emerge from 2020?
4. Change Leadership - What future will we stand for? What will we stand against? How will we stand up? It’s time to reimagine our WHAT, WHO, WHY, HOW and NOW!

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo