Report: Observations and Lessons Learned International Conferences in Strategy

Strategy as the Enabler of Change in an Era of Unbounded Disruption

The purpose of this White Paper is to provide a summary of observations and learning gleaned from presenters and attendees who participated in our strategy conferences held in:

  • Melbourne on the 16th and 17th of October, and
  • London on the 14th and 15th of November

The title of the conference was Strategy as The Enabler of Change in an Era of Unbounded Disruption. The four streams that provided the structure to the conference are as follows, they are supported by White Papers that can be accessed at https://www.smiknowledge.com/whitepapers/:

  • Stream 1 Strategy Process: Reinventing strategic planning.
    Refer White paper: “Culture Doesn’t Eat Strategy for Breakfast, Culture is Strategy”
  • Stream 2 Strategic Thinking: Getting ready for strategic decision making
    Refer White paper: “Shelley’s Dilemma: At What Point Do I Stop Planning and Start Strategising?”
  • Stream 3 Strategic change: Coping mechanisms in an era of unbounded disruption
    Refer White paper: “A New Era of Competition Needs New Perspectives of Strategy: Can Tesla Lead the Way?”
  • Stream 4 Strategic Innovation: Out of the box strategic thinking and tool use
    Refer White paper: “If the Balance Sheet provides a “Window to the Company”: What is the Purpose of Strategy?

We made the promise to provide this feedback as part of the value of attendance at the Conference. Our objective in doing so was to lay a foundation for further evolution and development of our knowledge in strategy practice. We invite you once again to contribute your views on topics discussed in this micro White Paper as any comments you may have will contribute to the continued understanding, and realisation of improvements in advanced strategy practices.

To add some additional support to our findings we also include observations, albeit limited in scope, from the Strategic Management Society Conference held in Houston, USA on the 28th to the 31st October 2017. The title of this conference was: Unconventional Strategies for Emerging Complexity and Intensifying Diversity.

Specifically, we invite you now to read the report presented herein, and to then provide us with your views on the commentary through either of our LinkedIn discussion group

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3762509  or our blog: https://www.smiknowledge.com/blog/.

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