Keynote highlights from OWP liVe 2020

In 2020, we welcomed four charismatic keynotes who shared their insights on key critical themes while a great part of the world was in lockdown.

Jim Hagemann Snabe

The COVID-19 crisis has posed unprecedented challenges for business leaders, and reframed the discussion around globalization, climate change and digitalization.

In his OWP liVe keynote address “Renewal, not return: leadership in times of COVID-19”, Jim Hagemann Snabe draws on 25 years of experience in the IT industry to explore the implications for leaders at this critical crossroads. The Siemens AG and A.P. Moller-Maersk Chairman argues that adopting the right kind of leadership makes all the difference in times of crisis, and in the post-crisis recovery period.

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01:17Keynote speech in 60 seconds - Jim Hagemann Snabe at OWP liVe
Renewal, not return: leadership in times of COVID-19
Highlights of the keynote of Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman at Siemens AG, Chairman at A. P. Moller-Maersk and Vice Chairman at Allianz SE

Harriet Green

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, how can leaders transition from survival mode to resilience and growth? How can executives supercharge businesses by empowering more inclusive and diverse teams? What are the enemies of innovation? How do we avoid them?

In her OWP liVe keynote address “Supercharging innovation-led growth - powering your inclusive diverse teams to greatness”, Member of the Board, EDB and former IBM Asia Pacific CEO and Chairman Harriet Green encourages her audience to channel the resilience, grace and smarts that are required to secure success, driven by diversity and inclusiveness, in the wake of the pandemic.

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01:23Keynote speech in 60 seconds - Harriet Green at OWP liVe
Supercharging innovation-led growth - powering your inclusive diverse teams to greatness
Watch the highlights of the keynote of Harriet Green, Board Member of EDB & former CEO & Chairman of IBM Asia Pacific

Peter Bakker

Sustainability has emerged as one of the potent megatrends reshaping the global economy. Today, society rightly demands more responsible and less harmful approaches to doing business than previous generations. This changing environment has big implications for the future of business leadership.

In his OWP liVe keynote address “How sustainability issues are rapidly changing the business landscape”, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Peter Bakker explores how sustainability is transforming the way we do business globally and how to get ahead of the curve as an executive.

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01:18Keynote speech in 60 seconds - Peter Bakker at OWP liVe
How sustainability issues are rapidly changing the business landscape
Watch the highlights of the keynote of Peter Bakker, President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland

Professor Tania Singer

In the last few decades, society has faced many complex global problems that call for innovative solutions, real change and a new approach to leadership. More and more business leaders are embracing mindfulness and empathy techniques to better understand the challenges they face, how to address them and how to lead teams through necessary transformations.

Emerging scientific fields such as social and contemplative neurosciences have produced promising findings that may help inform and tackle such challenges, especially in the areas of brain plasticity.

In her OWP liVe keynote address “Plasticity of the social brain: training mind and heart to a more caring society”, Professor Tania Singer – Scientific Head of the Max Planck Society’s Social Neuroscience Lab – explained how the development of different aspects of our mind could transform economies and build healthier societies.

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01:13Keynote speech in 60 seconds - Tania Singer at OWP liVe
Plasticity of the social brain: from training the mind and heart to a more caring society
Watch the highlights of the keynote of Professor Tania Singer, Scientific Head, Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society, Germany
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LGBT and inclusion: too many companies are diverse without being inclusive
Topics: Leadership
29 June 2020

In this Open Office Hour session, participants’ frustrations were palpable as they discussed inclusion and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights in their …

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Supercharging innovation-led growth – powering your inclusive, diverse teams to greatness
Topics: Leadership
25 June 2020

Innovation starts with focusing on the data, and a diverse team must include cognitive variety, says Harriet Green in her OWP live keynote address. 

The…

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How Massive Collective Intelligence can drive insight and engagement in your organization
Topics: Leadership
24 June 2020

Expertise is not dead. But the large-scale tool of narrative building will help leaders motivate all stakeholders in their organizations to bring about change. 

This is the moment to employ Massive Collective…

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Resilience in a crisis is on the agenda on day two of OWP liVe
Topics: Leadership
24 June 2020

Use autonomy to create resilience in the face of crisis 

Make it through the “cash crunch” by focusing on autonomous advice and operations. 

Resilience is the umbrella that allows a company to weather…

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How sustainability issues are rapidly changing the business landscape
Topics: Sustainability
24 June 2020

Long gone are the days when sustainability was a nice-to-have, says Peter Bakker who believes that companies have the capacity to heal the world but is unsure whether they will react quickly enough.

In an interconnected…

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Aligning our interests to breathe life into “exasperated, fragile systems”
Topics: Leadership
23 June 2020

In a world blighted by the COVID-19 crisis, “for-benefit” companies are emerging to disrupt the age-old non-profit versus for-profit tussle, says IMD Professor Katharina Lange.

“Exasperated, fragile…

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Digitally advanced organizations have weathered COVID-19 best, but it’s not too late to transform
Topics: Digital
23 June 2020

The pandemic has shifted the priorities of digital transformation. New research from IMD has found that organizations prioritizing innovation have recorded the best performance throughout the pandemic.

Over the past few…

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Renewal, not return: leadership in times of COVID-19
Topics: Leadership
23 June 2020

Rather than to return to how things were before, companies must leap ahead into a better future, says Jim Hagemann Snabe.

 

The COVID-19 crisis has posed unprecedented challenges for business leaders and reframed the…