Disruptive Innovation Workshop
SA Water Learning Centre, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide
March 1, 2019
How to Create Hyper Growth Startups Out of Successful Established Businesses with Kirk Drage
• What if globalisation was a tailwind for your local business growth?
• What if technology disruption was more opportunity than threat?
• What if the speed of change was your competitive advantage?
• What if attracting and developing talent was the best part of your day?
Today’s leaders are challenged to build organisations that are as innovative as they are efficient. With this irreversible shift in the business environment, existing management processes have been replaced by a new breed of business born in the in the “New Economy”, taking entire markets by storm, what is fashionably called “disruption”. The difference between today’s winning and losing firms isn’t access to big data, technology, talent or capital, to which all firms have largely similar access. Rather, it’s a radically different approach to management.
While the basic underlying business principle remains the same, focus on your customer, it is the HOW and WHEN you focus and interact with those customers that must be changed. You are no longer expected to deliver a product, but a specific outcome to their lives.
The complexity does not lie within the new management processes and systems themselves, but rather in the need to change entrenched habits and mindsets built over decades, in a time of much slower paced technological developments. Therefore, it is the ultimate responsibility of boards and top executives to understand and create the conditions that will enable the implementation of this new management paradigm, which will guarantee the survival and evolution of your organisation.
“Trying to exploit technology and data with the management practices that are still pervasive in many big corporations today is like driving a horse and buggy on the freeway. To prosper in the very different world that is emerging, firms need a radically different kind of management.” (Stephen Denning, The Age of Agile)
Join us for the Disruptive Innovation Workshop with Kirk Drage, founder and CEO of LeapSheep. Kirk has held positions in international leadership roles spanning Fortune 500, Silicon Valley start-ups, business development in over 20 countries, and placed investment in early-stage companies. This experience has led him to develop a passion for empowering people to nurture and mature their abilities to build companies, create jobs, distribute wealth and generate positive social impact.