• Date: 8 June 2017

    Following the success of the first joint conference between HWZ and the Darden School of Business on big data and ethics in 2015, Darden proudly partnered again with HWZ for a new conference: Leadership in the Face of New Technology. The one-day event brought together leaders to address a variety of questions related to leadership, technology and big data. Read more.

     
  • The impact of new technologies on future work environments and cultures looms large. How we will work, where we will work, organizational structures, and the relevance of leadership are shifting and will continue to shift as a result of new and emerging technologies. The impact on management and leadership is visible today and the speed of change will continue to increase in the near future. 

    HWZ and Darden convened industry leaders and academics for presentations and discussions on bold, future-oriented leadership that embraces new technology and data, addressing some of the following questions: How can technology- and data-based leadership concepts be used effectively in the future? What role will teams play in organizations with technology-based leadership? How will technological developments affect company strategies? How can big data be used for developing new business models?

    Industry leaders from Evernote, Accenture and other companies provided perspective and real-world applicability of concepts and ideas discussed.  

    Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt focused on the role of leadership in teams creating or leveraging new technology. Professor Scott Snell provided a framework for strategy execution and the future of leadership in today and tomorrow’s environment. Professor Raj Venkatesan shared frameworks that leaders can use to harness the power of big data to develop new business models and an enterprise-wide culture of analytics orientation.

    Darden Faculty-led Sessions

    The Curatorial Challenge of Team Leaders: Effectively Leveraging Technological Expertise

    Melissa Thomas-Hunt

    Executing Strategy: the 4A Framework

    Scott Snell

    Harnessing Big Data for New Business Models and Analytics Culture

    Raj Venkatesan

    HWZ Faculty-led Sessions

    Digital Leadership: A Study Among Swiss SMEs- Four Theses, Different Answers

    Claude Meier


    Industry Speakers

    Beat Bühlmann

    General Manager EMEA, Evernote

    Paul Van Beveren

    Managing Director, Accenture


    8 June 2017

    HWZ Die Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Zürich


    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Session I:
    Harnessing Big Data for New Business Models and Analytics Culture 
    Raj Venkatesan
     
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Session II:
    Executing Strategy: The 4A Framework
    Scott Snell
     
    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session III:
    Digital Leadership: A study among Swiss SMEs – Four Theses, Different Answers
    Claude Meier
     
    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Lunch
      
    1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Session IV:
    The Curatorial Challenge of Team Leaders: Effectively Leveraging Technological Expertise
    Melissa Thomas-Hunt
     
    2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Session V:
    Leadership in the NEW…
    Paul Van Beveren
     
    3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Session VI:
    Digital Transformation for Board Members
    Beat Bühlmann

    4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Closing remarks  

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Apéro

    Language

    English

    Location

    The conference was held in the heart of Zurich in the auditorium at HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration, Sihlhof, Lagerstrasse 5, CH-8021 Zurich (very close to Zurich’s main train station). 


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    Contact

    Darden Center for Global Initiatives

    CGI@darden.virginia.edu

    HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration

    master@fh-hwz.ch


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