Looking Forward to the Strategic Planning Innovation Summit

There’s an old saying, “don’t change horses midstream.” However, in today’s constantly evolving market place, these words don’t have the same resonance. Companies now must be prepared to shift and adapt established strategies to remain competitive. The question is: How do you do that? And how do you know which way to turn?

The Strategic Planning Innovation Summit, taking place May 22-23 in San Francisco, aims to shed light on some of these questions. By bringing together strategists from across industries, the summit will create a platform for learning and discussion. Senior executives from the public and private sectors will share their experiences with pivoting strategy amidst disruptive environments, developing innovative strategies that help differentiate their companies, and optimizing strategy execution.

My colleague, Nick Bradley, and I will be attending the summit to hear the speakers impart their own wisdom on the best ways to hone and execute your company’s strategic vision. While we’re there, we’ll also be interviewing attendees for their perspectives on conference themes. As a former global development professional, I’m personally excited to hear Georgia Dienst, a project lead at Google X, talk about “Exponential Technology, Humanitarian Action, and Making a Positive Impact” and Kayleen Walters of LucasFilms talk about the philanthropic strategy at Lucasfilm.

Following the conference, we’ll report back with the key lessons learned. So if you have key questions you want us to ask, leave them in the comments and we’ll do our best to unearth the answers.

More information about the conference can be found here. And registration is still open if you feel like joining us!


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