future of Futurist Tools
how to improve your strategy
and planning processes
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
16:00-16:30, Conference: 16:30-19:15
De Entree 201, 1101 HG Amsterdam Zuidoost [next to the football stadium
The conference language is English.
Business Futures in a Digital Age
Increasing complexity, uncertainty and disruptive change is provoking
a surge of interest in longer-term thinking, better tools and early
and broader warning systems. Dr. Mike Jackson will share his extensive
knowledge of the changes being made to strategy and planning systems
by forward-thinking organisations and how leading edge suppliers are
delivering new capabilities to make the processes quicker, all-encompassing
The Death of
A context of complexity, uncertainty and rapid change for both private
enterprise and public life will lead to a steady increase in the delegation
of responsibility for decision-making away from traditional centers
of control. This will create the need for organisations to continuously
re-visit, re-vise and re-envision their plans and strategic positions.
Decisions large and small will be made using participatory approaches.
They will incorporate the latest information available. This will
create a burden of work for which existing tools are inadequate. It
will lead to a re-distribution of responsibilities for which most
organisations are ill-prepared. Patrick Crehan looks at how the nature
of decision-making is changing and how it will continue to change
in the future. He looks at associated changes in the burden of work,
shifts in the location of responsibility that this implies and the
challenges that decision support systems of the future will need to
address. He provides a vision of the future of decision-making in
both private enterprise and public life.
'The Wisdom of Crowds' by James
Surowiecki. The subtitle of this book is 'Why the Many are Smarter
than the Few' and 'How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies,
Societies and Nations'. The final chapter is especially interesting
in that it considers the future of democracy as a form of collaborative
The New Wave of Futuring:
Co-Sensing –> Co-Presencing –> Co-Creating
This will be an experiential introduction to the "U model" featured
in Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, co-authored
by Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers.
Introduction to THEORY U: Leading from the Emerging Future
Presencing as Social Technology of Freedom
Otto Scharmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
16:00 - 16:30
by our Moderator
van Lamoen, Dean,
EBBS International Business School
Jackson, Chairman, Shaping Tomorrow:
Futures in a Digital Age
Crehan, CEO and Founder, Crehan, Kusano & Associates, Director,
Club of Amsterdam:
The Death of A Strategist
Pór, Founder, CommunityIntelligence
The New Wave of Futuring: Co-Sensing –> Co-Presencing –> Co-Creating
Coffee break with drinks and snacks.
Panel with the Speakers
and our Moderator
The panel is followed by an open discussion.
Chairman, Shaping Tomorrow
Mike is a Founder Member and Chairman of Shaping Tomorrow a unique
web based futures, strategy and change management portal for corporate
innovation and risk management. His specific area of research is sustainable
He is known on conference platforms speaking on business subjects
including futures, sustainability, customer loyalty and retention,
business process re-engineering, change management, building strategic
visions and values and people motivation and communications, ethics,
alliances and corporate governance: he has many published articles
and book contributions on these subjects.
With over 30 years' experience in Business Management in the UK, North
America and Europe, he has significant exposure to corporate banking
and consumer finance and, latterly, futuring.
Mike was Chief Executive of Birmingham Midshires Building Society
between 1990 and 1998, then the UK's 4th largest. As Chief Executive
of Birmingham Midshires he achieved a dramatic change for the better
in the Society's fortunes moving from near oblivion to a highly profitable,
customer led and multiple-award winning business in just eight years.
He was previously a Senior Vice President with Bank of America who
he joined in 1986. He held several positions at the Bank which included
Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, based in London,
Head of Consumer Loans Services and Chief Financial Officer for consumer
markets, based in North America (San Francisco). After spells with
Hawker Siddeley, the Electricity Boards and the Post Office he began
his financial services career in 1973 with Citibank NA as its first
overseas process engineer, based in London. He then transferred to
Italy, with subsidiary Citifin Finanziara as Chief Financial Officer
and Vice President, later moving back to the UK with Citibank Savings
as Vice President and Customer Services Director, and subsequently
Consumer Banking Director.
He studied at Salford University, Manchester, and holds a Bachelor
of Science in Electronics and a U.S. accredited MBA in Operations
Research. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration
by the University of Wolverhampton in 1997. He is a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Arts, the Chartered Institutes of Bankers and Marketing
and the Institutes of Directors and Management Services, as well as
a Companion of the Institute of Management. He is a full member of
the Strategic Planning Society, the Association of Professional Futurists
and the World Future Society.
Mike's interests include being Managing Director of a Legal Financial
Services Processing Business for an International Firm of Lawyers
and a strategic board member of the Customer Service Network. He is
a member of the advisory board of European Futurists and sits on the
Board of the Society of Genealogists in the UK.
CEO and Founder, Crehan, Kusano & Associates
Director, Club of Amsterdam
In 1996, after a career as a mathematical physicist in Europe and
Japan, Patrick Crehan left academia to work at the European Commission
Directorate General for Industry. Working in international collaboration
on research in Information and Communication Technologies, he traveled
extensively in countries of the Mediterranean basin, Latin America,
Asia and Eastern Europe using international research collaboration
as a policy tool for industrial and economic development. In 1998
he left the Commission to work as an independent consultant in international
RTD, industrial and economic development policy. In 1999 he founded
CKA - Crehan, Kusano & Associates. CKA is inspired by the conviction
that the most important source of competitive advantage today is an
ability to organize and manage knowledge-intensive activities such
as research, innovation, learning & communication. CKA designs and
manages processes that support complex-creative tasks in industry,
society and government administration. It develops and adapts technologies
to support these processes. It conducts research on management-as-work,
on technologies to support organization-and-management tasks, as well
as on the nature and organization of work in an age of constant change.
Founder, CommunityIntelligence Ltd.
Former Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD
George is an executive coach/mentor and facilitator of transformation
in human and organisational capabilities to evolve. A sociologist
by education and master learner by passion, he has been designing
and guiding virtual communities in business for more than 20 years.
During that time, he has been discovering and inventing many ways
to accelerate the emergence of collective intelligence in groups and
organizations. He is a learning partner to leaders in business and
government in matters of innovation, change management and value-creation
with communities of practice and knowledge networks.
George's signature projects include: the launch of the first online
course on communities of practice, co-taught with Etienne Wenger in
1998; the web-based Knowledge Ecology Fair where 400 knowledge managers
from around the world participated in virtual workshops and online
café conversations exploring organic and grassroots alternatives to
KM. After serving as Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD (2001-2002),
he moved to the Complexity Research Group at London School of Economics.
George is Chairman and Founder of CommunityIntelligence Ltd. He is
the author of "Liberating the Innovation Value of Communities of Practice"
in the forthcoming textbook on "Knowledge Economics: Emerging Principles,
Practices and Policies."
His past clients include: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, EDS,
European Foundation for Management Development, Gulf Canada, Hewlett
Packard, INSEAD, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Sun Microsystems,
Swiss Re, and Unilever.
Dean, EBBS International Business School
Expert, Club of Amsterdam
Bert studied science of communication (Utrecht) and comparative culture
in Switzerland (Zurich/Lugano) with specialization : corporate culture.
He holds a Master Degree (M.A. summa cum laude).
Post graduate studies: futurology (Prof. Polak, Galtung), psychology
prof. R. Hauben (Menninger Foundation, USA), P. Vroon (Utrecht), pedagogy/education
prof. M.Langeveld (Utrecht), economics (prof. A. Heertje, Uni. Amsterdam).
Comparative culture: prof. M. Buber, D. Flusser , S. Safrai (Uni.Jerusalem),
prof. E. Levinas, prof. Ranganathananda (Delhi), Prof. A. Takizawi
(Japan), Prof. Liu (Beijng),
On dialogue: prof. M. Buber, E. Levinas, D. Bohm (U.K).
And studied/worked with paradigm changers such as H. van Praag, I.
Prigogine, F.A. Popp and E. Jantsch.
He is a born generalist with some specialization in creating/facilitating
network organizations, the Knowledge Economy and CSR (Corporate Social
For 20 years he has been teaching at universities and business schools
all over the world, he was e.g. visiting professor at: IIB (Institute
of International Business) Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden),
University of Basel (Switzerland), Free University Brussels (Belgium),
University Delhi (India), Nijenrode Business School (the Netherlands),
IBS (International Business School) Nanjing University (China), IBS
(International Business School), ESAMI (East and South Africa Management
Institute), MsM (Maastricht School of Management), University of Amsterdam,
He worked for organizations like the Shell (scenario planning and
futurology), Pandata/Gap Gemini, the Dutch Ministery of Health (WVC),
the European Commission (Brussels), Interbrew, Homeoropa/Steigerwald,
MSD, Byk, Dolisos, Biotics, TS products, Boehringer, PTT Telecom,
Serono-the Ares Group, Green Foods Corporation, Reisemus & de Frel,
the ING Bank and the Ordina Institute for Research and Innovation
He (co-) authored 6 books and 40 articles and was editor in chief
for Ankh Hermes (NL) and Haug Verlag (D). And was/is actively part
of think-and-do-tanks like the European Edge (Denmark).
As entrepreneur he managed three companies of his own - most successfully
a publishing firm. He sees himself first and foremost as an entrepreneur,
innovator, teacher and personal coach. Bert is married and has a son
and a daughter; his favourite sport: snowboarding.
His latest endeavour: dean of EBBS International Business School -
one of the first change agent business schools in the world and a
global entrepreneurial and educational network with focus on modern,
value based entrepreneurship.
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