Professor Eddie Obeng
Guest speaker

Professor Eddie Obeng

Founder of Pentacle Business School, Global Authority on Project Management
Professor Eddie Obeng is Founder Director of Pentacle the world's first virtual business school and the first organisation to offer an integrated management approach specifically designed to meet the challenges of our fast changing, complex 21st Century. In addition to founding Pentacle, Eddie established QUBE, the world's best 3D learning environment. He was previously an Executive Director at Ashridge Management College, having begun his career with Shell. Prof. Obeng pioneered the concept of the 'New World' throughout the 1990's. He and his team have spent the best part of a decade re-writing the fundamentals of business management to create their own coherent, joined up New World approach. They have challenged all the established thinking from strategy as environmental fit to 'hero' leaders and re-interpreted the needs for the 21st century of complexity and fast change.
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Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 09:45 AM
Guest Keynote: The Role of the CIO Enabling the Future of Work

FoW predictions often fail because they are partial and ignore the human element. Technology-led FoW predictions are always challenged because they lack a sound, scalable and executable business model. Key current ‘human’ challenges:  5/6 generations working alongside each other  Lack of talent for new challenges  Global footprint Subordinating technology to deliver business model in a human way Understanding what new technologies bring to support your business strategy and model:  Enablers e.g. New physical objects; self-driving cars, autonomous quad copter fleets, robots. New software-enabled activities; AI, machine learning, blockchain, crypto AR. - Allow the development of novel business models  Connectors e.g. Implantables with extra sensory capabilities, VR, ER (Enhanced Reality), - Enhance your people’s productivity, creativity and capability  Multipliers e.g. SocMed, IOT – extend the reach and impact of your offer CIOs role in leading the conversation and the change Key leadership behaviours, thinking and actions Developing a CIO team who can bring the change to life Empowering below so the CIO can look upwards and outwards Call to action

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