Nov 13 2023


10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Outthinker Network Executive Summit New York | Artificial Intelligence and Innovation with Rita McGrath

November 13, 2023 | New York, NY

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Time Activity
10:00am – 10:30am Check-in and networking
10:30am – 11:00am Welcome and individual introductions
11:00am – 12:30pm Artificial intelligence and strategy research update and practitioner workshop + discussion
12:30pm – 1:30pm Networking lunch
1:30pm-3:15pm Rita McGrath presentation and roundtable discussion 
3:15pm-3:45pm Coffee and networking break
3:45pm-4:30pm  Rita McGrath roundtable discussion continued
4:30pm – 5:00pm Key takeaways, announcements and close
5:00pm – 6:00pm Networking and departures

Session Outlines

November 13, 2023 | New York, NY

Leveraging Generative AI for Strategic Advantage

AI Workshops and Outthinker Research Update

The Outthinker team and network members have begun research into numerous questions that have arisen following the recent and continuing advancements in artificial intelligence. A top agenda item for all members, the goal of the research initiative is to collectively work together to answer key questions and develop practical tools, best practices, and knowledge that we can use to accelerate the speed and impact of our individual organizations’ adoption and use of AI. 

Questions being explored include: 


  • How will business models and organizations transform to cope with these new technologies?
  • What are the implications for decision-making in organizations?
  • How strategy governance, management, and execution will be transformed by artificial intelligence?

This session will include an update on insights gathered thus far as well as a workshop with practitioners and advisors to continue advancing our knowledge and capabilities. 

Rita McGrath on portfolio management, capital allocation, permissionless organizations, and the future of strategy.


Rita McGrath

Best-selling author, professor of strategy and innovation, and top-ranked global management thinker

Full Bio

Outthinker Networks is pleased to welcome back Columbia Business School Professor Rita McGrath for a roundtable discussion of multiple topics at the top of the CSOs strategic agenda including, innovation portfolio management, capital allocation, the permissionless organization, and the future of strategy. Rita and participants will discuss: 

  • How organizations can effectively balance their innovation portfolios to drive growth while managing risk. 
  • Strategies that empower organizations to innovate with confidence, ensuring that capital allocation serves as a catalyst rather than a constraint.
  • Key ideas and implications of the emerging “Permissionless Organization”. 
  • The future of strategy and what strategy executives need to know to remain effective and successful.
  • Get an exclusive look into a new software tool to better manage strategic options and innovation projects. 

Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after advisor and speaker, and a longtime faculty member at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation and is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world, including the #1 award for strategy by Thinkers50. Her recent book on strategic inflection points, Seeing Around Corners, and her best-selling, The End of Competitive Advantageare required reading for strategy and innovation executives today.