Global Innovation and New Technology (GIANT) Health Event, London, 16-18 November
This summer the Strategic Planning Society started a discussion on the formation of a new industry. This dialogue continues on Friday morning, 18 November, at the GIANT Health Event being held at London’s Southbank.
In the session led by two SPS Trustees, we will host a series of short presentations from leaders across a variety of industries, and then sit the presenters down for a panel discussion to create a cross-industry dialogue.
The discussion will consider that two mature industries – Pharma and Healthcare will see major advancements in the coming years. But these industries, by design, are both reactive and palliative – dealing with illness and injury.
The staggering growth rate of the +50 population, with a longer life expectancy, combined with today’s rates of illness are converging to overwhelm current healthcare systems. Even if we could build enough facilities in time for this convergence, we could not meet the demand for the necessary healthcare workers.
The economic and societal imperatives for the formation of a Wellness industry are clear.
How should we define wellness in this new industry paradigm? What are the architectural components necessary for a wellness enterprise to form within an industry context? What barriers to adoption might new players in a nascent industry face?
In this session we will explore the intersection of Wellness, Wearables, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Genomics/Epigenetics, IoT, Fashion, Fintech, and Insurtech.
Learn more about the event here: Giant event info
Fellows, Trustees and Members of SPS presented at the Chief Strategy Officer and Strategic Planning Innovation Summits in London on 19th and 20th October and the Exec Officer chaired a day of each event: Nick Pendleton of Forge Strategy & Growth, Anca Babor of BMJ, Peter Hawkins of Newton Consulting and Niall Campbell respectively. There were a number of SPS members in the audience too.
SPS is working with the Human Factors Special Interest Group of the Association for Project Management on a more rounded approach to the planning and delivery of major projects. We have held one joint event and will do more work together.
Our LinkedIn group has reached almost 48,000 members, Oct 2016.
On 7 July 2016, at London’s City Hall, the Strategic Planning Society is hosting the first in a series of provocative discussions on topics of strategic interest. This initial session is on the theme of Wellness: Defining a Nascent Industry. This invitation-only event is available to SPS Members for a special SPS Member rate.
The theme of Wellness: Defining a Nascent Industry touches on a wide range of current industries and strategies that are highly relevant to interest SPS members and the wider strategy community.
This talk is the first in a series will explore various aspects of the emergence of a completely new industry. Our first discussion will explore opportunities and the potential barriers to the adoption of promising technology and business models poised to shape the definition of this new industry. Billions are being invested by adjacent, mature industry players – Insurance, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, as well as entrepreneurial, venture-backed start-ups.
Much of the promise that the near future holds is based on the application of wearable technology. As wearables extend beyond the device (i.e. Fitbit, iWatch) to smart textiles or embedded accessories, ultimately user adoption – which is required for benefits to be realised and investments to provide returns – will experience a tipping point more similar to fashion than technology.
In this invitation-only panel debate, we will discuss the collaboration required between industries and panellists include experts from Insurance, Fintech, Textiles/Wearables, Venture Capital and Fashion.
SPS members who are interested in attending this event should email the Executive Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPS members are invited to a Strategic Alliance Best Practice networking event in London on the evening of 8th October, with a 25% discount on the entrance fee.
The event is in the Tower Foyer, First Floor, Hilton Hotel, 5 More Place, London, SE1 2BY, United Kingdom on Thursday, 8th October 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)
It’s an opportunity to network with other strategic alliance executives and keep up to date with alliance partners generally.
For more details and a simple registration process:
Further details are available on the registration page but in essence it’s an informal get-together of alliance professionals who want to discuss aspects of alliance best practice and keep up to date with evolving trends in the alliance market place, in a convivial atmosphere.
No lengthy PowerPoint presentations and no boring speeches. Discussions typically centre on: catching up with old colleagues: who’s moved on, who’s currently hiring and who is partnering with whom. Some of the debates are quite lively.
Companies attending the last event included:
Accenture, Adobe, Apptio, Avnet, BT Global Services, Capgemini, CGI, CiRBA, Cisco, CloudSense, Cognizant, Colt Telecom, Computer Association, CSC, CSG International, Dassault Systemes, Deloitte, Dimension Data, Dun and Bradstreet, EMC, Equinix, Experian, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, Hewlett Packard, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Consulting, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Informatics, Infosys, Juniper Networks, Kaspersky Lab, KPMG, NetApp, Netsuite, Opentext, Oracle, Pure Storage, Push Technology, PwC, Ricoh Global Services, Sage, Salesforce.com, Samsung, SAS Institute, ServiceNow, Smoothwall, Symantec, Teradata, Tibco Software, Trillium Software, Unisys, Unit 4, VMware, Vodafone and Wipro.
Digital Strategy Innovation Summit
The Strategic Planning Society is pleased to announce a special SPS member discount to the Digital Strategy Innovation Summit, taking place in Los Angeles on September 10 & 11, which aims to connect you with some of the world’s leading digital executives and, through our partnership with Innovation Enterprise, all SPS members can save 20% on two-day passes with the code ‘SPS20’.
Event Overview – http://bit.ly/1H8wY8g
Confirmed speakers for the 2015 agenda include:
– Director, Digital Operations, Coca-Cola
– Chief Digital Officer, Whirlpool
– Director, Consumer Innovation, Humana
– Cognitive Scientist, Walmart Labs
– Vice President, Marketing, L’Oreal
& many more…
For a taste of what to expect, download this presentation from the Head of Strategic Delivery at the BBC on ‘Make it Digital – The Story of a Strategy’ – http://bit.ly/1IWKCHJ
For more information, simply reach out to Emma at email@example.com (+1 415 670 9814) or apply the code here – http://bit.ly/1KkxhNY
The Summer 2015 issue of Strategy Magazine, our acclaimed publication dedicated to helping practitioners improve their strategy formulation and implementation, is now available.
This issue’s central theme is strategy execution and how to deliver better results.
Members can click here to find out more about the latest issue and download their copy.
The Henley Forum Annual Conference February 2015
The conference explores how technology allows enterprises to become more connected, creating opportunities to develop and apply collective intelligence. Yet orchestrating the effects to create value becomes more complex. Helping knowledgeable individuals build the necessary connections and relationships with other expertise enables an enterprise to achieve agility and resilience. Creating and sustaining this sort of dynamism in organisations requires new kinds of leaders
The objective of the conference is to enable delegates to develop a 2020 vision of leadership capacity through listening to expert presentations and explore the latest thinking about learning across boundaries, working out loud through social tools, using indirect influence, and how to use evaluation to monitor progress of collective activity.
Speakers include a Vice President at Tata Group responsible for Innovation, and Knowledge Management, a presentative of Vodafone, the Manager of the Learning Lab at the UN System Staff College, a former Director of Clinical Governance for the UK National Health Service and a number of others who have worked with large corporations, governments, and international non-profit organisations, and some who bridge the gap between academics and practitioners of knowledge management.
For full details of the conference go to: http://preview.tinyurl.com/o52lv2h
SPS Webinar: Technology and Strategy
This month’s webinar is on the relationship between strategy and technology. The current
operational environment is demanding and driving organizations to change. Technology
allows us to do things differently, to create and to deliver the products and services that will
attract and serve customers. It is the creation, development and application of technology
that form the basis for success both in today’s operational environment and the in one in
which we will work for years to come.
This is what has driven the creation of a technology strategy to even higher levels of
importance and for it to be tightly integrated with an organization’s overall strategy.
This one hour briefing will present a technology-strategy setting framework and supporting
information about four technologies that will emerge over the next three to five years.
We look forward to welcoming you to this lively and thought-provoking webinar on 11
December 2014 at 17.00 UK time
For a detailed programme CLICK HERE