Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable: Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and a Special Event in Partnership with NYU

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New technologies will change how we approach strategy.

There are multitude of technologies, both emerging and maturing, that will have a significant impact on corporate strategy. On March 2 and 3, 2023, the Outthinker Strategy Network will convene heads of strategy to explore how emerging technologies will impact strategy – both from the standpoint of the strategy role itself as well as organizational opportunities and practical actions that leverage this new technology to create new business, products, competitive advantages, and growth.  

(March 2) Michael Schrage of MIT will lead a hands on workshop on how recent advances in artificial intelligence (such as ChatGPT) will impact industry, organizations, and how strategy executives can be prepared to compete in the future and leverage this technology to improve how they perform their duties.

(March 2) Erica Orange of The Future Hunters will present and lead a roundtable discussion about how socio-political trends, tech advancement, and people/talent will collide to change the way we work. She will offer tools and frameworks to help individuals map out key capabilities, competencies, and build their own strategic roadmap for the future. 

(March 3) In partnership with NYU, the members will have an immersive experience with emerging technologies related to the metaverse including AR, VR, and blockchain technologies. Hear from panels and engage in discussion about the current state of the art, what the future holds, and where it can fit into your strategy. NYU will give advance access to yet to be published research and benchmarking tools that participants will have the opportunity to use and engage with.

Agenda – March 2, 2023
New York City

Time Activity
11:00am-11:30am Check in
11:30am-12:45pm Lunch and networking
12:45pm-1:00pm Announcements and welcome
1:00pm-3:00pm AI & Strategy Workshop with Michael Schrage of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy
3:00pm-3:30pm Break and networking
3:30-5:00pm “Reimagination in a Time of Change” Roundtable with Erica Orange, VP & COO of the Future Hunters
5:00pm-5:15pm Closing Remarks
5:15pm-6:00pm Reception and networking

Agenda – March 3, 2023
New York City

9:00am-10:15amFraming the Metaverse – Strategy and Workshop – Marc Beckman
10:15am-10:45amCoffee Break
10:45am-11:15amImmersive Web 3.0 experience
11:15am-12:15pmPanel – Visualizing Possibilities –conversation with OSN members
12:15pm-12:45pm NYU Metaverse Index Introduction – Vanja Bogicevic
12:45am-2:00pmLunch and networking

    *Final agendas are being finalized and subject to change

Artificial Intelligence Workshop for Chief Strategy Officers with MIT’s Michael Schrage and Patrick Hebron (March 2)

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Michael Schrage

Visiting Fellow in the Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Researcher at MIT

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Patrick Hebron

Vice President of Research & Development Stability AI

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2023 will be a watershed year for enterprise artificial intelligence application in a variety of ways –  1) the purpose of value creation in the form of new products and services and 2) the purpose of enhancing and updating the manner in which corporate strategy is formulated, monitored, and adjusted.

In this session, Michael Schrage of MIT will deliver a roundtable workshop where participants “roll up their sleeves” to understand the possibilities of how corporate strategy officers can leverage AI to create, value, conduct strategy, monitor progress, develop foresight and competitive advantage through their function. 

In this interactive workshop, Michael Schrage of MIT and members will:

  • Enhance understanding of Generative AI (ChatGPT, Dall-E 2, etc) and its possibilities
  • Deepen understanding of Stable Diffusion technology and its possibilities
  • Discuss how Generative AI and Stable Diffusion technologies could enhance or challenge the role of the CS

Erica Orange of The Future Hunters OSN Roundtable (March 2)

Erica Orange

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters

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A key skill high performing strategy executives need to thrive is the capacity to look at the future through a lens of objectivity- unbiased by their individual and organizational skills, expertise, experience, knowledge (or lack of knowledge).

The past decade has seen a transformation of the economy predicated on increasing levels of boundarylessness – whereby time, space, and industries are coming together and becoming more blurred. In this new economy, technologies that deliver Time, Trust, and Truth as a key part of the value proposition are having the greatest rate of success and impact (often enabling new products or businesses set to become the future core of the business).

In this roundtable, Erica Orange of the Future Hunters will present and lead a dialogue with members about:

  • Key trends and drivers of the new time, trust, and truth business economy in which we operate
  • How AI and automation technologies will disintermediate work and change the unique value propositions offered broadly by human workers as specifically as chief strategy officers
  • Generational cohort temporal shrinkage: pace of technological change requires us to group new generational cohorts into 2-3 year spans and how it impacts strategy
  • A brief look at disruptive technologies defining the future
  • The New Leadership Toolkit, the “trust staircase”, and new organizational culture ways of working.
  • The Competency Tree visual framework for yourself and the organization

The Metaverse and Emerging Technologies in partnership with the NYU School of Professional Studies Metaverse Collaborative (March 3)

In partnership with NYU School of Professional Studies and their Metaverse Collaborative, Outthinker Strategy Network Members will have the opportunity have an immersive experience with, learn about, problem solve, and engage in deep networking and dialogue about emerging technologies such as the metaverse, AR, VR, and beyond. 

  • Have an immersive experience with Web 3.0 technologies
  • Get first access to new survey results and research into business implications of metatverse technology and the opportunity to benchmark yourself against others and influence new research. 
  •  Learn how technological, talent, and legal environments are adjusting and will change
  • Engage with OSN members who are working in this new technology- what is/will be possible, the questions you should be asking, and how you might navigate forward. 

Outthinker Strategy Network Attendees

Adam Zalisk
SVP of Corporate Strategy
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Alok Agrawal
Chief Strategy Officer
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Alpa Sutaria
SVP, Strategy & Sustainability
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Andrew Cone
Chief Strategy Officer
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Ayman Hamid
Executive Director, Strategy Leader
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Anna Tavis
Thought Leader/Partner
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Ben Clark
SVP Chief Strategy Officer
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Cheryl Lebens
EVP, President Personal Lines
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Chris Gilbert
Director of Research & Development and Innovation
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Chris Huff
Chief Strategy Officer
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Claudio Garcia
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Devang Parikh
VP, Global Head of Medical Operations & Effectiveness
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Ed Knapp
CTO and Strategy Leader
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Elisabeth Moore
Director of Strategic Growth
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Eric Chesin
SVP, Head of Strategy
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Eric Goldstein
Chief Strategy Officer
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James Malick
Global Head of Strategy & Corporate Development
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Jason Ginsberg
Head of Global Strategy
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Joanne Sheppard
SVP for Strategy and Investments
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John Kastan
hief Strategy & Innovation Officer
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Kaihan Krippendorff
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Kalina Nikolova
VP, Business Operation and Strategy
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Ken Eng
SVP, Group Strategy and M&A
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Kevin Ilcisin
SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development
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Konstanty Owczarek
Vice President, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer
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Marc Beckman
Co-Founder and CEO
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Marilyn Pineda
Business Strategy at Lockheed Martin
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Michelle Micone
Head of Strategy and Innovation
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Milena Schaefer
VP Strategic Planning and Transformation
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Prasad Padman
Vice President Strategy
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Ravi Mehta
Strategy and M&A
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Rich Haas
Global Leader for Business Model Innovatio
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Roopa Unnikrishnan
Chief Strategy Officer,
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Rob Wolcott
Chairman & Co-Founder
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Sharon Chen
Strategic Innovation Lead
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Shashvat Sinha
SVP Product & Technology
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Tahirou Assane Oumarou
Thought Leader/Partner
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Tess Caputo
VP US Strategy, Digital and Analytics
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Todd Shriber
Chief Strategy Officer
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Tom Gallo
SVP, Head of Strategy and Innovation
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Valerie Radford
Chief Strategy Officer
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Vidur Bhandari
SVP, Strategy &Transformation
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Ying Mcpherson
Chief Strategy Officer
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Outthinker Intrapreneurial Network Attendees

Adam Field
SVP, Product & Technology Strategy
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Darcy Dement
VP, Product Management and UX
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Leshia Hoot
Director, Corporate Market Research & Corporate Strategy
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Naghmeh Heil
Group Strategy Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
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Travis White
Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy and Development
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