Futureproofing Now - Foresights & Faceoffs from the Future

Futureproofing Now - Foresights & Faceoffs from the Future

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The most relevant innovation topics with the most interesting people, exchanging viewpoints and debating about the future. It’s the one subject we don’t know enough about yet. What could be better?

Twice monthly, hosts Sean Moffitt and Andrea Kates share foresights and interview seasoned corporate innovators, passionate change agents and pragmatic futurists to get to what’s next and the signals to watch for now.
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Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #8) - The Future of Finance
The Future of Finance - A Glimpse at the Next 5 years of Banking, Investing.  Insurance & Fintech, Payments & Finance   An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation++ practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com) An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation++ practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com)  #FutureproofingNow #FutureofFinance   Overview:  For the greater part of the last century, finance operated above the fracas of most year-to-year marketplace shifts. Now it's part of a perfect storm of change. The finance world is not only a $30 trillion industry annually but it has also been deemed the most disrupted industry, with threats from all sides.   Futureproofing Now hosts Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates engage with panelists from the banking, investment, insurance and fintech worlds to imagine what the face of finance will look like over the next five years.     GENERAL BACKGROUND FOR THE DISCUSSION  What's changing? How will technology impact the sector? How will the customer and their demands change? How will the business model of finance change? What does all of this mean for the future of finance work? Who is climbing, winning and losing? What will be the burden of regulation and compliance? Where will future threats will most likely come from?    Focus of the conversation - The biggest dynamics shifting the world of Finance - Expert commentary on changes in key finance sub-sectors - What all these shifts mean for the world around us - A landscape on who will and who won't be at the top of the pile five years from now (and why) - What the incumbents and revolutionaries need to do to get "traction" in this new world - What leaders should focus on to futureproof their organizations    CO-HOSTS Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates, Futureproofing : Next   PANELISTS: Jessica Ross, SVP Finance, Office of Transformation, Salesforce [Global]  Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO Copenhagen FinTech [Denmark]  Amy Dawson, Head of North America Innovation, Visa [North America]  Mario Hernandez, CEO OpenFinance2020 [Mexico]
1:08:38
May 4, 2020
In the Author's Studio - Episode #5 - Greg Satell w/ Andrea Kates - "Cascades - How to Create a Movement That Creates Transformational Change"
Corporate change needs to change. How can it be that a disappointing 74% of corporate transformation projects fail? Greg Satell, author of Cascades, How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change, has figured out why and provides a powerful alternative. In this interview, In the Author's Studio with the Futureproofing : Next team, Satell acknowledges that successful corporate transformation begins with a small group of people getting inspired that things can change. However, what sparks change in conceiving of the new vision is not effective in spreading that vision to a larger organization. Here’s how to start a mass movement. Step One: Initial zealots become fully engaged in a significant shift because of what’s NEW and DIFFERENT. Step Two: A small group gains early wins. Step Three: The zealots shift their narrative AWAY FROM what’s new and different in favor of a view of WHERE THERE IS COMMON GROUND between the old way of working and the new model. “The things that make people passionate about a new idea initially are NOT the same things that bring new people in. For a movement to take flight, you have to switch the narrative from an emphasis on DIFFERENTIATED VALUES to SHARED VALUES.” You’ll learn how companies like Netflix, Experian, and P&G broke the mold to move from small, team-level wins to a corporate movement. In this lively discussion, Greg Satell shares practical wisdom that is essential to getting well-intentioned change initiatives across the finish line.
39:24
May 4, 2020
In the Author's Studio - Episode #4 - Henry Chesbrough w/ Sean Moffitt - "Open Innovation" & "Open Innovation Results"
Open innovation has been a staple for how the best organizations, governments and movements produce innovative breakthrough results for the last couple of decades. The "father of open innovation" Henry Chesbrough and the Executive Director of Open Innovation at UC Berkeley sits down with Futureproofing : Next's Managing Director Sean Moffitt talks open innovation, what got it started, how does the pandemic shine a light on it, a big modern paradox  and  what is the next generation of open innovation thought. We'll cover two of Henry's books. "Open Innovation" (initially published in 2003) and  "Open Innovation Results"  (published in Nov, 2019) as a backdrop to our author's studio episode.  in 2020, we live in an age of exponential technology, but this is not so new. Indeed, technological innovation has been promoted so assiduously for so long that there is now a discernible pattern to its emergence known as the Gartner Hype Cycle. Open innovation is no exception. Henry Chesbrough, the originator of open innovation, examines the hype behind its practice, shows where real results are taking place, and explains how companies can move beyond the hype to achieve real business results. To get valuable results from innovation, businesses must open up their innovation processes and finish more of what they start. They need to open their knowledge flows to generate new growth, and unused internal knowledge must flow openly to others to generate new revenue and future business opportunities. Many of the best known aspects of open innovation such as crowdsourcing, open source software, or innovation intermediaries are often not well connected to the rest of the organization. Using numerous real-world examples of these methods in practice, Chesbrough illustrates how they can, and must, be used in connection to the organization as a whole in order to have real long-term value. Open innovation offers a clear-eyed view of the challenges and realities that limit the ability of organizations to create and profit from innovation. Whether in the largest companies or in a small business, an advanced economy or a rural village, Henry's books  chart a course to enhance organizational growth and performance.
48:00
April 23, 2020
In the Author's Studio - Episode #3 - Robbie Kellman Baxter w/ Andrea Kates- "The Forever Transaction"
The subscription economy is a white-hot business model for companies, regardless of industry. Strategy consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter has been helping companies excel in this business environment for more than a decade.  Now, in "The Forever Transaction - How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave", she reveals all her secrets.   You’ll find out how industry leaders like Under Armour, Microsoft, and Netflix have created an ever-expanding customer base of loyal subscribers―and are keeping them coming back. You’ll learn how to lead your organization through every step of the process―from initial start-up to new product testing, scaling for long-term growth and sustainability to revamping your culture so everyone works together to optimize customer lifetime value. You’ll also master all the essentials of succeeding in the Membership Economy, like subscription pricing, Software-as-a-Service, digital community engagement, and freemium incentives as a way to turn casual browsers into cash-paying super-users.   In Robbie's second book (her first was "The Membership Economy") The Forever Transaction, you have everything you need to build durable, long-term relationships with every customer, and leverage them for ultimate business success―today, tomorrow, and forever.
43:06
April 17, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #7) Cross Industry Movers 20
In our 22nd episode of our webcast/podcast Futureproofing Now - we continue to have foresights and faceoffs about the future with the world's most relevant change agents, thought leaders and practitioners.   Why:  FN is at the intersection of where change meets innovation meets business models meets transformation. We like to profile expected marketplace, workplace, technosphere and cultural shifts to our community. Our webcast/podcast does that.   What:  In this episode, we are profiling the idea of cross-industry trends and those big industry shifts that may cross over into other industries.  Some people call them industry headwinds and tailwinds. In this discussion, we are bringing 4 expert panelists into discuss biggest customer, tech, cultural, economic and political/regulatory/legal impacts in the top 4 disrupted industries and what may be transferable back and forth to industries.   We will also likely get people to weigh in on their industry in the current pandemic environment and  the post-COVID era.      How:  A breezy one hour discussion happening live, visual, online through, recorded and then uploaded to YouTube, eight podcasting platforms and our webcast page.  Here's our webcast/podcast schedule for 2020: http://futureproofingnext.com/futurep...  Who:   Expert panelists:  Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, GM   Elaine Pratt, Managing Director, EP Consulting  Zeev Neuwirth, Chief Clinical Executive for Care Transformation and Strategic Services, Atrium Health  Kevin Johnson, Innovation Delivery Manager, Euroclear   Hosts:  Sean Moffitt, MD - Futureproofing : Next & Wikibrands  Andrea Kates, MD - Futureproofing ; Next & Suma Ventures    When:  Originally Recorded 11am ET on Tuesday April 7th, 2020    Top Disrupted Industries (we added pandemic impact in for this webcast- watch video for revised list):   #1 Finance/Banking/Insurance   #2 Health Care/Pharma?Biotech  #3 Automotive/Logistics/Transportation   #4 Retail/Shopping and Commerce   #5 Education & learning  #6 Government & Public Service  #7 Professional, Business & Legal Service  #8 Agriculture & food  #9 Media & Entertainment  #10 Software & Information Technology
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April 14, 2020
In the Author's Studio - Episode #2 - Tony Saldanha w/ Sean Moffitt - "Why Digital Transformations Fail"
In our second episode, host Sean Moffitt interviews Tony Saldanha on his book from 2019 "Why Digital Transformations Fail: The Surprising Disciplines of How to Take Off and Stay Ahead" .   Message: Digital transformation is more important than ever now that we're in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds are becoming ever more blurred. But fully 70 percent of digital transformations fail.   Why? Tony Saldanha, a globally awarded industry thought-leader who led operations around the world and major digital changes at Procter & Gamble, discovered it's not due to innovation or technological problems. Rather, the devil is in the details: a lack of clear goals and a disciplined process for achieving them.  In this book, Saldanha lays out a five-stage process for moving from digitally automating processes here and there to making digital technology the very backbone of your company. For each of these five stages, Saldanha describes two associated disciplines vital to the success of that stage and a checklist of questions to keep you on track.  You want to disrupt before you are disrupted--be the next Netflix, not the next Blockbuster.  Using dozens of case studies and his own considerable experience, Saldanha shows how digital transformation can be made routinely successful, and instead of representing an existential threat, it will become the opportunity of a lifetime.
39:28
April 14, 2020
In the Author's Studio - Episode #1 - Tendayi Viki w/ Andrea Kates - "Pirates in the Navy"
In our debut episode, host Andrea Kates interviews Tendayi Viki on his upcoming book "Pirates in the Navy - How Innovators Lead Transformation" due out May 14th, 2020.   Message: There is nothing harder in business than trying to innovate within large corporations. Innovators in big companies often face internal opposition as well as their external competitors. It is the management of the core business that tends to get in the way of innovation. Most intrapreneurs recognise that innovation can’t be carried out as a series of one-off projects that always have to jump through political hurdles. They realise that there is a need for innovation to happen as a repeatable process. But how can they achieve this?  This is a step-by-step guide to getting continuous innovation done in companies and reshaping them in the process. It is for anyone involved in corporate innovation and driving company change.    Category: Business & Digital Transformation
36:28
April 3, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #6) 52 Business Models (Card Deck Launch)
A webcast/podcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next  (futureproofingnext.com). It used to be that business model innovation was a nice to have to drive growth. In this dynamic market, the ability to morph into a new business model can be the killer skill. But, how can we determine which model is best for our organization? What does each model do most effectively? Why are some companies moving fast toward a new model? What are examples of brands that exemplify the archetypical models that are leading the pack today? What should we do first to understand, evaluate, select and ultimately implement a fresh business model? In this episode we: Share research we’ve done on which business models are rising to the top of the list in corporations and scaleups in today’s market Hear from 4 experts from around the globe with expertise in applying business models innovatively and with impact to drive growth and shift direction in a dynamic market. The panelists are: Sun-Mi (aka Sunny) Choi, Karla Congson, Shelley Kuipers, and Dave Stritzinger (bios below) Launch our flashcard deck of the leading 52 business models of the future - equipping our community, clients and curiosity seekers to up their game to drive business impact. We share why we built the deck, how to use the cards, and how we arrived at our list of 52 (from our starting point of 181). Address questions from the community of futureproofersand discuss each of the four buckets of business models: SUIT A Making Stuff—Assets & Structures Ace: Data/Intelligence-based King: Decentralized/Disintermediated Queen: Commons/Open Access Jack: Dropshipping/Asset-Free SUIT B Making Stuff—Activities and Partners Ace: Platform/Interface King: Strategic Alliances Queen: Bespoke/Mass Customization Jack: Co-created Development Partners SUIT C Selling Something—Customer Segments & Relationships Ace: Multi-sided Segments King: Trust-driven/Certified Queen: Experience/Service-driven Jack: Tribal/Values-based SUIT D Selling Something—Channels & Monetization Ace: eCommerce King: Subscription-As-A-Service Queen: Direct-to-Consumer Jack: Dynamic Pricing Who: Hosts: Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates, Co-Founders, Futureproofing : Next Expert Panelists: Shelley Kuipers, IOVIA, The 51 & Harris Kuipers Karla Congson, openGravity & collective.iq Dave Stritzinger Sun Mi-Choi, Bosch What You'll Learn/Themes: Business model innovation is the new killer skill. (Amazonification, Alibabation) Companies today are rethinking business models in retail, consumer goods, technology, food/agriculture, professional services, energy, communications, entertainment, fintech, real estate, manufacturing. Exploration: Why the leading models rise to the top in today’s market: Data availability, global supply chain, collaboration within the network, shifts in customer experience priorities. Big idea: How can new business models be introduced within an existing business? Discussion: What was the process FutureproofingNext used to rank the leading business models of the future? How can leaders apply the research results to prepare for what's coming next? Recorded: March 24th, 2020
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March 31, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #5) Future-Ready - Auditing Your Ability to Change & Grow
Short of Nostradamus, no one can credibly predict what the future holds, but you can get ready for it. In this episode of Futureproofing Now, we'll unpack our arsenal of three levels of innovation+ audit and based on a whack load of evidence point to the most important factors that either promote or hinder the ability for a company to innovate, grow and change. We'll perform a deep dive on our Future-readiness Assessment Tool© and point to the key company-wide structural elements, change function performance and environmental factors that trigger innovation+ success or not. Avoid these suggestions at your future peril. Most innovation fails, we don't want to have that happen to you! Join us for our illuminating webcast episode as Futureproofing Now reveals the most important factors in futureproofing and getting to next. Futureproofing : Next will split the innovation atom and share tools and benchmarking grids proven to improve the innovation performance and capacity of companies in Season #2, Episode #5, “Future-Readiness - Auditing Your Ability to Innovate and Change” We looked. We looked. And then we looked some more. In writing our book “Futureproofing : Next - The Future Beyond Innovation”, we benefited from some great work around innovation categorization, philosophy and process, but we found very few efforts made on evaluating the core question - how good are we at this innovation stuff? We’ve spent over a year figuring out what promotes and what hinders change, innovation and growth in companies, big and small. We think we've landed on something really good and wanted to share it with the world. In this episode, we'll look at the key factors that drive company changes. What are the ranked set of the most important factors? What are the three levels of elements? Does it matter which industry you are in? How do we get at an honest evaluation? And how do we compare ourselves to others? Our special guest panelists will provide their commentary, scorecards, tools and evaluation on what makes company change efforts tick best. We'll also share how we use this audit tool to harness company strengths, bridge gaps and shore up deficiencies. Hosts:  Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt Originally recorded: March 10, 2020 WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: ·  What is "future-readiness"? Why does it need to become a key measure for your company? ·  What are the most important factors in innovation+ performance? ·  How can you get an honest assessment of each factor? ·  Which environmental factors play significant roles? ·  How do we score and benchmark company innovation performance? ·  Are there other tools that get at this need? ·  What can be learned by a future-ready snapshot and tracking progress over time?
1:06:19
March 16, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #4) Scaling Growth & Innovation++
 Getting ventures launched and up & running is one thing, having them stick and grow at ridiculous 10X multiples is quite another. Great ideas are worthless unless you know how to execute. And when it comes to the world of innovation+, you need to scale or fail.   As practitioners ourselves, we have launched countless initiatives, new products and ventures into the unpredictable world of the marketplace. Sometimes you here dollar signs and accolades, other times you hear crickets and failure.    In this episode, we uncover secrets of how organizations ramp up their inside swagger and outside voice and take their seed innovation ideas eventually to the bank! Growth hacking. Blitzscaling. Network effects. Hypergrowth. Demand engines. Product-market fit. Crossing the chasm. We'll discuss them all.     Find out the dirty truth that most innovators don't like to tell you - they have no idea how their hatchling will perform in-market. Turn to some of the experts who know differently.   Join us for our most pragmatic webcast & podcast episode as Futureproofing Now explores the secrets of scaling innovation+ on  and discusses some of the 20+ factors the best corporate growth hackers and change agents get right.   An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation++ practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com). With special guests:  Kent Lawson, Executive Director of Brand and Customer Experience, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Chicago) https://www.linkedin.com/in/kent-laws...  Stine Kalmer Jørgensen, CEO /Co-founder, dreamplan.io (Denmark) https://www.linkedin.com/in/stinekalmer/    Jed Schneiderman, Executive VP, Growth & Marketing, EQ Works (Toronto)  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jed-schne...  Ann Hargraves, Principal Mindset (Boston) https://www.linkedin.com/in/ann-hargr...  And your hosts:  Andrea Kates, Co-Founder, Futureproofing ; Next and MD, iScale (Silicon Valley) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreakates/  Sean Moffitt, Co-Founder, Futureproofing : Next and MD, Wikibrands (Toronto) https://www.linkedin.com/in/moffittsean/ See all of webinars at: http://futureproofingnext.com/futureproofingnow Take our 5 Minute Scale & Barometer Survey at: http://bit.ly/scalebarometer
1:03:12
March 9, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #3) Futureproofing : Next - The Book Pre-Launch
Join us for perhaps our proudest webcast & podcast episode as Futureproofing Now exploring our founders' new page turning book. We'll take you inside the thinking and behind-the-scenes development or our book "Futureproofing : Next - The Future Beyond Innovation", available where all good books are sold.    In a highly personal episode of Futureproofing Now, we are going to share our favourites among the 4 steps, 11 chapters, 10 canvases, 25 case studies, 30+ research pieces, 50+ tools and over 100+ relevant web links of content.    Most importantly, authors Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt have six core messages that they want to share in this webcast that are what the book is all about and  important rallying cries for changemakers heading into the new decade.   We are also going to provide some energy on how this innovation++ industry has to get better; we simply need to find better ways to challenge the status quo and deliver change faster, bolder, simpler and friendlier.
1:11:09
February 28, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #2b) - AI & The New Dimension of Innovation++ - The Demos
Hosts: Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt, Co-founder Futureproofing : Next An interactive webcast and demonstrations presented by the global innovation++ practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com) With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and special expert guests and FN66 Champions: Kevin Surace, Chairman & CTO, Appvance.ai Christian Lawaetz Halvorsen, Chief Experience Officer, Valuer,ai Clarice Wong, Machine Learning Support Engineer, Labelbox Jonathan Eisenzopf, Founder & CTO,  Discourse.ai Description: You hopefully know by now that AI is already a big thing, and only getting bigger. We're now going to peer inside the AI treasure chest and tell you why and how. Join us for our first AI-specific Futureproofing Now webcast & podcast,  where we provided some of the best practical takes on why, how  and when AI will emerge as a force in many industries with "AI & the New Dimension of Innovation+" and how the very nature of change and transforming your business surrenders to AI's advancement. Description: AI was ranked by a wide margin as the most transformative technology in our Emerging 30 Tech ranking for 2019. It will likely be #1 again in 2020 but what will that actually mean. Futureproofing Now takes aways the veil from your eyes and gives you tangible evidence of how fast, how important and how broad sweeping AI will affect how we do work, how we manage change and how we reinvent our businesses in the future.  This is the AI webcast for innovators people have been waiting for. In our doubleheader of a twelvth episode of Futureproofing Now, we are going to bring the experts doing AI work in the trenches, both corporate champions of the technology and interesting specialist firms changing the ways we do work. What is AI?  What are its 10 key components? How do innovators implement it? What are some of the more interesting applications up close?   What is the best advice for somebody starting out? and for people and teams taking it to the next level? Futureproofing Now will also be asking some of our newly minted FN66 champions to provide their views. And an exciting new AI-based research venture taking place in spring 2020 will be announced. The AI genie is out of the bottle, let's take it on a magic carpet ride! What you'll learn: Table stakes - what is AI? what types exist? what are its underpinnings? key benefits and key watchouts? The top 10 applications of AI ranked and why each received their ranking A timeline when you are no longer going to be the early adopter of AI Some practical considerations implementing AI at scale A quick hitter on what are the biggest by industry impacts to watch for induced by AI A demonstration and conversation with 4 leading AI firms implementing AI with customers & brands, talent & the workplace, change & innovation and transformation & process
1:10:26
February 6, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #2a) - AI & The New Dimension of Innovation++ - The Conversation
You hopefully know by now that AI is already a big thing, and only getting bigger. We're now going to peer inside the AI treasure chest and tell you why and how. Join us for our first AI-specific Futureproofing Now webcast & podcast  where we provide some of the best practical takes on why, how  and when AI will emerge as a force in many industries with "AI & the New Dimension of Innovation+" and how the very nature of change and transforming your business surrenders to AI's advancement. An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation++ practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com) With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and special expert guests and FN66 Champions:  Kevin Surace, Chairman & CTO, Appvance.ai Nathana Sharma, General Counsel, Labelbox Charles Jankowski, Conversational Systems Expert Benjamin Levy, Co-founder & General Partner, Bootstrap Labs Alex Tsado, Founder,  Alliance4AI Description: AI was ranked by a wide margin as the most transformative technology in our Emerging 30 Tech ranking for 2019. It will likely be #1 again in 2020 but what will that actually mean. Futureproofing Now takes aways the veil from your eyes and gives you tangible evidence of how fast, how important and how broad sweeping AI will affect how we do work, how we manage change and how we reinvent our businesses in the future.  This is the AI webcast for innovators people have been waiting for. In our doubleheader of a twelvth episode of Futureproofing Now, we are going to bring the experts doing AI work in the trenches, both corporate champions of the technology and interesting specialist firms changing the ways we do work. What is AI?  What are its 10 key components? How do innovators implement it? What are some of the more interesting applications up close?   What is the best advice for somebody starting out? and for people and teams taking it to the next level? Futureproofing Now will also be asking some of our newly minted FN66 champions to provide their views. And an exciting new AI-based research venture taking place in spring 2020 will be announced. The AI genie is out of the bottle, let's take it on a magic carpet ride! What you'll learn: Table stakes - what is AI? what types exist? what are its underpinnings? key benefits and key watchouts? The top 10 applications of AI ranked and why each received their ranking A timeline when you are no longer going to be the early adopter of AI Some practical considerations implementing AI at scale A quick hitter on what are the biggest by industry impacts to watch for induced by AI A demonstration and conversation with 4 leading AI firms implementing AI with customers & brands, talent & the workplace, change & innovation and transformation & process
1:07:29
February 6, 2020
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January 17, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#2, Ep #1) - Vision 2020 - What Change Agents Should Do This Year
Hosts: Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt, Co-founder Futureproofing : Next  Join us for the start of our Season 2 Futureproofing Now webcast & podcast on change, growth, innovation, transformation and the future, where we give a state of the nation on a "2020 Vision for 2020" and what change agents need to do this year.    An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation++ practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com) With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and special expert guests and FN66 Champions.  Description: 2020 is an interesting year. it's also an interesting number. The pace of change is unrelenting, and the need for clarity and focus is so fundamental to healthy, growing business.   Futureproofing Now hosts Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates will have a fireside chat that acts as a "get up and go" spark to our community focused on implementing change. We're going to start wide and go narrow by providing our take on what's ahead and some helpful tools to spur people to action over the next 12 months.   In our eleventh episode of Futureproofing Now, we are going to patch our learnings from 2019 from our 200+ clients, 66 FN champions and recent marketplace studies to deliver sharpness and acuity to your work ahead. What will be more important than ever? What are the biggest learnings we have on the change space? What are our musings on our January FN33 top news headlines? What are the Metatrends that will affect all industries? How can you make change a personal mandate with our simple test? And our FN99 - choices for the best 99 books on the world of futureproofing?  Futureproofing Now will also be asking some of our newly minted FN66 champions to provide their views. And some exciting new developments ahead. 2020 may be your best year yet!  What you'll learn:  The heightened premium for 4 fundamental needs to build into your change leadership for 2020 and beyond  The top observations and pearls of wisdom from our FN66 champions Our review of the top FN33 headlines for the month of January A revised list and ranking of our top 20 Metatrends that will drive behaviour across every technology, industry, culture and marketplace A list of attributes that make change a personal mindset and an interactive quiz to test your own appetite for change The consummate bookshelf - our group's choices for the best books on innovation++  Some teaser announcements we'll reveal to our community & network as we begin the year
1:06:30
January 17, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#1, Ep #10c) - The 2020 Futureproofing Awards - Business Models, Ecosystems, Talent, Transformations
Hosts: Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates, Co-Founders, Futureproofing : Next Special Guests: Gregg Witt, Chief Strategy Officer, Engage Youth Co. Jonathan Hoffberg, Principal, F360UX Nina Fountain, Founder/Workplace Strategist, Transformed Teams Farid Mheir, Founder, fmhs Put on your virtual tuxedos and ball gown dresses - we are hosting our own Oscars for innovation. Which companies our owning the futures red carpet this year? Working through our esteemed panel of F:N 66 Guild and global experts, we've pulled together our short list of candidates that should be recognized and noted for their clairvoyant, groundbreaking innovation & growth efforts as we're about to ring in the next decade.  In our tenth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what companies should likely be owning the future. Unlike many magazines' efforts, it's not because our editor had drinks with the company CEO, or that we saw they raised a lot of money on Crunchable or that we live in NYC/Silicon Valley/London (insert big city here) so i guess we should reward the big local hero. No, we've scoured the earth the find the big (or getting bigger), bold and beautiful that are challenging convention and winning the future. Futureproofing Now will be inviting our judges and nominees to the backstage webcast party in a set of three webinars, each rewarding: Top Product, Brand, Growth  & Channel Futureproofers Top Experience, Engagement, Technology & Platform Futureproofers Top Business Model, Ecosystem, Talent and Transformation Futurerproofers   What you'll learn in this episode:  Preview the nominees for F:N's 2020 Futureproofing Awards Hear from our judges on what drove their choices Discover how large companies are embracing the future Find out how challenger companies and scaling business are beating incumbents  Learn about the Top Ten Business Model, Ecosystem, Talent and Transformation Futurerproofing Nominees Get involved with Futureproofing ; Next's 2020 Futureproofing Awards
1:05:09
January 17, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#1, Ep #10b) - The 2020 Futureproofing Awards - Experiences, Engagement, Technology & Platforms
Hosts: Sean Moffitt and Andrea Kates, Co-Founders, Futureproofing : Next  Guest Panelists: John Koetsier, Journalist, Analyst, Futurist, Dreamer, CEO, Sparkplug9 Lars Ib, CEO, Business Institute Denmark Jeanne Bliss, CEO, Customer Experience Bliss Put on your virtual tuxedos and ball gown dresses - we are hosting our own Oscars for innovation. Which companies our owning the futures red carpet this year? Working through our esteemed panel of F:N 66 Guild and global experts, we've pulled together our short list of candidates that should be recognized and noted for their clairvoyant, groundbreaking innovation & growth efforts as we're about to ring in the next decade.  In our tenth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what companies should likely be owning the future. Unlike many magazines' efforts, it's not because our editor had drinks with the company CEO, or that we saw they raised a lot of money on Crunchable or that we live in NYC/Silicon Valley/London (insert big city here) so i guess we should reward the big local hero. No, we've scoured the earth the find the big (or getting bigger), bold and beautiful that are challenging convention and winning the future. Futureproofing Now will be inviting our judges and nominees to the backstage webcast party in a set of three webinars, each rewarding: Top Experience, Technology, Engagement & Platform Futureproofers Top Business Model, Ecosystem, Talent and Transformation Futurerproofers    What you'll learn:  Preview the nominees for F:N's 2020 Futureproofing Awards Hear from our judges on what drove their choices Discover how large companies are embracing the future Find out how challenger companies and scaling business are beating incumbents  Learn about the Top Ten Experience, Engagement, Technology & Platform Futureproofing Nominees Get involved with Futureproofing ; Next's 2020 Futureproofing Awards  Webcast Pages: http://futureproofingnext.com/futureproofingnow/ Awards portal: www.futureproofingnext.com/thefutureproofingawards/
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January 17, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#1, Ep #10a) - The 2020 Futureproofing Awards - Products, Brands, Channels & Growth Innovation
Hosts:  Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates, Co-founders, Futureproofing : Next  Expert collaborators and product, brand & channel innovation specialists:  Doyle Buehler, Head of Dept. Digital/Breakthrough Digital/Digital Delusion James Euchner, Partner, Outside Inside Consulting LLC Mark Zawacki, Founder, 650 Labs Put on your virtual tuxedos and ball gown dresses - we are hosting our own Oscars for innovation. Which companies our owning the futures red carpet this year? Working through our esteemed panel of F:N 66 Guild and global experts, we've pulled together our short list of candidates that should be recognized and noted for their clairvoyant, groundbreaking innovation & growth efforts as we're about to ring in the next decade.  In our tenth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what companies should likely be owning the future. Unlike many magazines' efforts, it's not because our editor had drinks with the company CEO, or that we saw they raised a lot of money on Crunchable or that we live in NYC/Silicon Valley/London (insert big city here) so i guess we should reward the big local hero. No, we've scoured the earth the find the big (or getting bigger), bold and beautiful that are challenging convention and winning the future. Futureproofing Now will be inviting our judges and nominees to the backstage webcast party in a set of three webinars, each rewarding: Top Product, Brand, Channel & Growth Futureproofers In this episode you'll :  Preview the nominees for F:N's 2020 Futureproofing Awards Hear from our judges on what drove their choices Discover how large companies are embracing the future Find out how challenger companies and scaling business are beating incumbents  Learn about the Top Ten Product, Brand  & Channel Futureproofing Nominees Get involved with Futureproofing ; Next's 2020 Futureproofing Awards  Have a look at our 2020 Futureproofing Awards nomination & portal page: www.futureproofingnext.com/thefutureproofingawards/
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January 17, 2020
Futureproofing Now (S#1, Ep #9b) - The Future of Work II - The Workplace, Technology, Leadership & Culture
A webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next  (futureproofingnext.com). In this webcast, we’ll help leaders consider the elements driving change and hear from panelists who have strong points of view (and a high degree of optimism). We’ll also incorporate insights from our F:N 66° Guild, and kick off our newest research project: “The Future of Work 2020”. Futureproofing Now will also be inviting our valued future of work collaborators and corporate change agents to give their secrets away on the art & science of building an innovative workplace now and in the future. WHO: Hosted by Futureproofing : Next team: Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates   Expert collaborators and future of work specialists: Jacob Bates, CEO CommonGrounds,  Bill O’Connor, technology + workplace innovation expert and Rachel Permuth – Global VP{ of Research, Sodexo FOCUS OF THE CONVERSATION: When it comes to the Future of Work, corporate leaders face conflicting data and a wide spectrum of opinions that make it hard to lead and challenging to know what kind of culture to strive for. We’ll tackle the toughest dualities and paint the picture for how to get ahead of trends. FUTURE OF WORK DUALITIES: Tech makes work better. Tech dehumanizes the workplace. Collaboration is great for results. Collaboration is messy. We should be open for business 24/7. Work-life balance is golden for employees. The future of work is robots threatening people. The future of work is people, augmented by great VR/AR/AI. Offices and the “built environment” should look like traditional headquarters, with minor tweaks. Traditional offices are a thing of the past and leaders need a new blueprint for the built environment. Productivity should be the central driver of culture. Humanity should rule. Values should start with the assumption that profits rule. Values should serve more than profit WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to incorporate the latest workplace innovations into your company’s future How to develop a futureproofed game plan for designing the places where people work How to design “worklife” to strike the right balance between collaboration and individual contribution How to embrace technology while also supporting humanity in the workplace How to stay ahead of trends and the rapid pace of change How to get involved in our research project, “The Future of Work 2020”
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December 4, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S#1, Ep #9a) - The Future of Work I - Talent, Skills & Careers
A webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next  (futureproofingnext.com). TOPIC: The Future of Work I : Talent, Careers & Skills (part of a two part webcast also covering Culture, Leadership & the Workplace) Full Episode Page: http://futureproofingnext.com/fnnowfutureofworktalent/ WHY: In corporate innovation, it doesn’t matter how elegant your plans are or how cutting edge your technology is, if you don’t have your leadership and talent onboard, you’re doomed. Only 9% of CHROs believe their company has figured it out and it is the 2nd and 3rd most important reason holding innovation back.. RECORDED WHEN: Tuesday 19 November WHO: Seasoned change & innovation hosts – Andrea Kates & Sean Moffitt Expert panel of collaborators, future-minded strategists and Future of Work specialists – Laura Goodrich – GWT Founder, Behice Ece Ilhan – Senior Trend Strategist, Mintel  and Camilo Russi – Head of Fulfilling Future INSIGHT: In corporate innovation, it doesn’t matter how elegant your plans are or how cutting edge your technology is, if you don’t have your leadership and talent onboard, you’re doomed. COVERAGE OF TOPICS & WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: In our ninth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what the workplace of the future will look like in 3-to-5 years and look at what companies should be doing now to reflect the trends, values and structures of the future. – Preview early insights and kickoff our “Future of Work 2020” foresight project and get involved –  Get the best predictions on what the future workplace looks like from people who are fully vested in its insights: – How to set a culture that empowers people and drives bolder innovation – How open or closed to outside talent your innovation needs to be – How to build and structure innovative talent and where is it moving next – How to build and structure innovative leadership and where is it moving next – How to build and structure innovative offices and where is it moving next – How to build and structure innovative careers and where it is moving next – How to lead and the traits required in the future – Where to focus on skills that equip us for the future – The future of careers: What does a future career look like?
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December 4, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S#1, Ep #8) - Futureproofing Innovation Toolkit
Join us for our Futureproofing Now episode where we go beyond the handcuffs of innovation and take a brisk pace through the key foresights in our research report The Corporate Innovation Playbook and our favourite innovation tools in our upcoming book "Futureproofing : Next - the future beyond innovation " (scheduled publish date January 13, 2020). An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com) With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and special guest: Dave Marvit, Innovation Strategy Consultant with Open Innovation Gateway, powered by Fujitsu. Description: When it comes to corporate innovation, the roster of leading philosophies, branches of thought and approaches to innovation are endless. Should we be doing agile, blue ocean, design thinking, lean startup or waterfall? With who? And when? Aghhhh ... for most people the volume is way too high. What's an innovator to do? Based on our simple "See, Learn, Decide, Commit" Futureproofing : Next approach and our seminal research study The Corporate Innovation Playbook, Andrea Kates and Sean Moffitt have spent literally thousands of hours tumbling through the weeds to understand how top performing corporate innovation works. They've crystallized a vivid portrait of what innovators could be using tools-wise against a marketplace landscape that is so infinite in its complexity and choice. We've pulled it together in a 48-page guide eponymously titled The Corporate Innovation Playbook and a 198 page book entitled Futureproofing : Next. In our eighth episode of Futureproofing Now, we walk though the key elements and tools that made it into our guidebook (and some that didn't) and provide some perspective on their importance and applicability to corporate practitioners. Futureproofing Now will also be inviting a global set of collaborators and guidebook advance readers to chime in on their reactions and what they find are the most helpful tools to get their companies and clients to next. Scan the repertoire of process maps, audits, benchmark grids, landscape, exercises, canvases, cheat sheets and tools that F:N and their expert peers actually use. What you'll learn: Develop a clear view of the top challenges and barriers corporate innovators face Glimpse the aperture of what corporate innovators will face in a fast accelerating, next 3-5 year future Gather the key highlights of Futureproofing : Next's new guide book Understand a simple "See, Learn, Decide, Commit" glide path to simpler, bolder & better innovation Share commentary on F:N's and expert innovator's favourite tools that codify and translate great thinking into great innovation action Benchmark where your company is and what things your team could apply in their own environment See a compressed highlight reel of F:N's very best tools that made it into the guidebook A special offer of Futureproofing : Next 's Corporate Innovation Playbook RECORDED: Tuesday, October 22nd
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November 28, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S #1, Ep. #7) - 52 Business Models of the Future
An interactive webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com) With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and special guests: Haydn Shaughnessy - Co-founder, Flow Academy, Navrina Singh, Global Technology Leader & Robbie Kellman Baxter, Founder, Peninsula Strategies LLC PIVOTING OR EXPANDING INTO NEW BUSINESS MODELS IS THE PATHWAY TO GOLD. In our seventh episode of Futureproofing Now, we take research results gleaned over the last year from our global Corporate Innovation Playbook and rank our top candidates for the business models of the future.  With technology advances, customer acceptance and new propositions, we will mix in some of the traditional corporate paths to wealth creation with some of the newer, value generators. Who will rank in the top 10? And can you take advantage of them? Futureproofing Now will also be asking our panel of business model and innovation luminaries to chime in on where they would place their bets. We’ll also be tackling how executives and change agents can go about switching to or adding business model innovation to their arsenal and how to gain acceptance from boards and management who may see these proposals coming through the front door as a misfitted toy, ugly stepchild or intimidating new tenant.
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September 26, 2019
Futureproofing Now - (S #1 Ep. #6) - Leading Innovation
An interactive webcastpresented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next.   Hosted by; Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates. Special guests; Natasha Longo & Ashok Kalyanswamy. CEOs run companies, CFOs run finances, CTOs run technology assets, CMOs get to run marketing operations and CHROs get to run talent operations, but who gets to run corporate innovation efforts? Hmmm ...it'a question that has perplexed many as we have seen the failure rates climb for corporate innovation. Does the CEO have to lead from the front? Is it everybody's job? or can there be one person that becomes the locus of all company innovation efforts.The answers may surprise you. Culled from insights from our global research study The Global Corporate Innovation Playbookwe provide insights into the who, how, where, why and whats of leading innovation. We look at how companies are structured for success and which people play a key role in the innovation agenda of successful and struggling companies. Futureproofing Now has also asked impressive innovation leaders from across industries and functional areas to add their practical two cents on what works and what doesn't work when you try to turn that corporate cruise chip onto change and growth. What you'll learn: Leading innovation best practices How future innovation leadership will evolve Key background dynamics of people who lead innovation Top functional promoters and poorest corporate performing functions Key criteria that innovation leaders live by Biases that innovation leaders have that lead to blindspots and failure Level of centralization or decentralization that should be encouraged Variances by industry and situation
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September 9, 2019
Futureproofing Now - (S #1 Ep. #5B) - The Six Continents of Innovation - Africa, North America, South America
The second of two webcasts presented by the global innovationpractice Futureproofing :  Next.  With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and a special panel of international guests.  With all of our connected technology, the world may be getting smaller but when it comes to corporate innovation, it's not quite flat yet. Innovation around the world has many different nuances given the socio-economic climates, geopolitical aspects, cultural differences, customer motivations, talent mindsets, regulatory conditions and technologies at play in each region. So we're going to travel around the innovationworld, not in 80 days, but in less than two hours. Along for our expedition, we've invited some of the most worldly innovativeminds in each geography to get a flavour of how innovationgets done similarly and differently in their respective geographies. Since there is so much to talk about, we are going to split our world up into two: - Our early webcast session will canvas the smartest insights from Asia, Europe and Oceania. - Our later webcast session will travel back to Africa, North America and South America. What we'll cover:  General trends affecting corporate innovation- contrasting and comparing similarities and differences across geographies Specific regional/geographic issues, regulations, concerns and  barriers to corporate innovation Specific regional/geographic areas of excitement, optimism and contributors to corporate innovation Driving technologies, customer shifts, talent and routes to market Applicable Insights about key global business topics: Fintech, AI and Machine Learning Open innovation, Collaboration and CoCreation   Eastern Silk Road vs.Western Silicon Valley Polarization  of Wealth, Jobs & Beliefs Effective  business models & shiny company examples by geography
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August 6, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S #1 Ep. #5A) - The Six Continents of Innovation - Asia, Europe & Oceania
The first of two webcasts presented by the global innovationpractice Futureproofing :  Next.  With F:N Webcast Hosts: Sean Moffitt, Andrea Kates, and a special panel of international guests.  With all of our connected technology, the world may be getting smaller but when it comes to corporate innovation, it's not quite flat yet. Innovationaround the world has many different nuances given the socio-economic climates, geopolitical aspects, cultural differences, customer motivations, talent mindsets, regulatory conditions and technologies at play in each region. So we're going to travel around the innovationworld, not in 80 days, but in less than two hours. Along for our expedition, we've invited some of the most worldly innovativeminds in each geography to get a flavour of how innovationgets done similarly and differently in their respective geographies. Since there is so much to talk about, we are going to split our world up into two: - Our early webcast session will canvas the smartest insights from Asia, Europe and Oceania. - Our later webcast session will travel back to Africa, North America and South America. What we'll cover:  General trends affecting corporate innovation- contrasting and comparing similarities and differences across geographies Specific regional/geographic issues, regulations, concerns and  barriers to corporate innovation Specific regional/geographic areas of excitement, optimism and contributors to corporate innovation Driving technologies, customer shifts, talent and routes to market Applicable Insights about key global business topics: Fintech, AI and Machine Learning Open innovation, Collaboration and CoCreation   Eastern Silk Road vs.Western Silicon Valley Polarization  of Wealth, Jobs & Beliefs Effective  business models & shiny company examples by geography
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August 6, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S #1 Ep. #4) - The Corporate Innovation Playbook
“The 2019/20 Corporate Innovation Playbook” is one of the most comprehensive studies on the pragmatic aspects of getting innovation planned and done inside companies. A smart group of 12 innovators asked: What are the biggest contributors and barriers to mapping out and implementing innovation inside companies? What are companies doing now?  Why? What is their potential impact on their overall business? What will change? What are their unfair challenges and advantages vs. startups? As a preview to the full study's findings, we thought we would engage with innovators who have been in the corporate trenches, as well as collaborators who helped us pull together the study on key preview thoughts and a glimpse at the early results before July. What you'll learn:  INNOVATION VALUE:  What is the importance of innovation by industry?  By company? How has that changed and been defined differently over the past 3-5 years?        TREND ACTION and PROCESS: How do companies currently track trends? What’s the mechanism for incorporating and acting on trends into your business strategy? APPROACHES: What does innovation look like in companies? What are some of the approaches companies take that are common or unique? and why?  PERFORMANCE: How do companies' rate in building new lines of business or successful internal initiatives today? Which functional area is driving the corporate growth agenda? What are the big contributors and barriers? TECHNOLOGIES: What technologies are helping produce better innovation process? products and services? business models? BUSINESS MODELS: What are the most interesting developments leading companies to capture more business value? Bankable business of the future. CULTURE: How does an organization build an innovation culture? Who gets to lead it and how do you lead it? Is there a perfect structure?         CHANGING LANDSCAPE AND TRENDS: What’s on your radar now that wasn’t on your radar 5 years ago in the area of innovation?  METHODS: What are the most popular innovation schools of thought, tools or activities for innovation?  SIZE DIFFERENCES: What are the handicaps vs. how startups apply innovation? What are some of the corporate unfair advantages vs. startups that should be harnessed?  WHO’S DOING IT RIGHT: Are there brands, companies, organizations, groups that are “doing it right”?  EXTERNAL PARTNERS: How do companies leverage external partners to help with innovation?  PREDICTIONS: What are some safe bets and some outlier best guesses for a more innovative future? 
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August 6, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S #1, Ep. #3) - Which Innovation School will Reign Supreme?
Three innovations head into the ring but only one shall exit. Who will it be? Okay maybe a little too combative, but in our third webinar instalment we thought we'd have a little fun and have a debate for the century - we know each has merits but which innovation school of thought should triumph for today's fast-changing age? Will it be: In the red corner, Agile Innovation  - and its focus on fast iteration, sprints and building the right things or In the white corner, Lean innovation - and its focus on experiments and validating a business model fit or In the black corner, Design Thinking - and its focus on big problem solving exploration and empathy for the customer Join the Futureproofing : Next team, Sean Moffitt and Andrea Kates, in conversation with three leading experts on each school of innovation thought.  What you'll learn: 1. The Three Key Schools of Modern Innovation Explained 2. The Strengths of Each Innovation Approach 3. The Weaknesses of Each innovation Approach  4. When and Where to Ideally Use Each One 5. Wherever the debate takes us... Cheer on this innovation slugfest from the digital rafters.
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August 6, 2019
Futureproofing Now - (S #1 Ep. #2) - The Six Steps To Get to Next
We continue our odyssey in splitting the atom of how companies and organizations get past challenges and barriers and actually "get to their next" chapter. In our second episode of our webcast series "Futureproofing Now", we demonstrate and support the six key steps for innovation-led growth that has now formed the basis of our key programs and engagements.   Along with hosts Andrea Kates and Sean Moffitt, we have corralled executive thought leaders on the subject  Denise Lee Yohn and Roland Harwood who will be sharing their expertise on the steps, strategies, processed and tools to get companies unstuck. The topics we’ll cover: — The 6 Core Corporate Innovations Steps and Blindspots Explained — The Six Steps & Relevant Case Studies — How to Create a Futureproofed Company Culture
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August 5, 2019
Futureproofing Now (S #1 Ep. #1 ) - How to Increase The Success Rates of Corporate Innovation
Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt, Samantha Yarwood & Neil Cohen discuss the art and science of corporate innovation and how to improve the performance of innovation in large and scaling companies in their debut episode.  For the full description : http://futureproofingnext.com/fns1e1successinnovationrates/
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August 3, 2019