Møller Executive Education Leadership Insights Series: Megatrends
Wednesday 14 June, 18:30 – 20:00. Møller Centre, Lecture Theatre, followed by drinks reception.
In the first of a series of twilight leadership insights at the Møller Centre, the Møller Executive Education team invite you to join Senior Møller Associate Professor Mark
Esposito together with Dr Terence Tse to hear their thoughts on understanding megatrends to prepare your organisation for success.
Their presentation marks the occasion of their book launch Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends and will be followed by a drinks reception.
During this talk, Professor Esposito and Dr Tse will talk about how to simplify the complexities around you, make better-informed decisions, and identify new business opportunities. They will help you to discover how to prepare for uncertainty, own the global conversation, and illuminate the blind spots on your leadership journeys ahead.
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18:30 – Registration, Møller Centre Main Reception
18:45 – Welcome, Cathy Butler, Director of Programmes Executive Education – Lecture Theatre
18:50 – Megatrends talk (including Q&A)
20:00 – Drinks and canapes in the Tower Lounge Bar.
Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at a discounted rate of £14 (cash only).
Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends
Your organisation’s success depends on how you prepare for the future. While business leaders of the past looked in the rear view mirror to predict the road ahead, we must now look at the greater forces affecting the social, business and economic world today—megatrends.
The DRIVE framework examines five interrelated megatrends:
- Demographic and social changes
- Resource scarcity
- Volatility, complexity, and scale
- Enterprising dynamics
By observing today through the lens of DRIVE and understanding how megatrends influence one another, business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, policy makers and individuals, we can prepare better for tomorrow. During this talk, Professor Esposito and Dr Tse will talk about how to simplify the complexities around you, make better-informed decisions, and identify new business opportunities. They will help you to discover how to prepare for uncertainty, own the global conversation, and illuminate the blind spots on your leadership journeys ahead.
Professor Mark Esposito, Senior Associate at Møller Executive Education, teaches Business Government and Society and Economic Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education since 2011. He also serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness programme (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School, led by Professor Michael Porter. Beside his role at Harvard, Mark is a tenured full professor at Grenoble School of Management in France, where he founded the Lab-Center for Competitiveness and the Political Economy Initiative, affiliated with the MOC programme at Harvard Business School. The Lab-Center is the largest producer of cluster-based case studies in the world. He is a Senior Associate for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Fellow (Circular Economy Research Initiative) at Cambridge Judge Business School.
Mark consults in the area of corporate sustainability, economic complexity, circular economy and competitiveness worldwide, including advising to, among others, the United Nations Global Compact, National Banks, Governments, NATO Executive Development Programs and municipalities in Massachusetts.
Mark is also active institutionally and from 2013-2014, he advised the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, in the analysis of the EU systemic crisis and worked as cross theme contributors for the World Economic Forum reports on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship and Collaborative Innovation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Business in Society in Brussels and in the Advisory Councils of the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness in Italy, the Netherlands Institute for Competitiveness and the India Council for Competitiveness. He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington, DC.
In 2016, Professor Esposito has been named one of the emerging tomorrow’s thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking of management thinkers and inducted into the “Radar” of the 30 most influential business thinkers in the world, on the rise.
Alongside his ongoing advisory activities with supra-national organisations, Terence Tse regularly provides commentaries on the latest current affairs and market developments in the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Economist, CNBC, the World Economic Forum and the Harvard Business Review blogs. He was appeared on radio and television shows on CCTV, Channel 2 of Greece, France 24 and NHK. Terence was also invited to speak at the United Nations, International Monetary Funds and International Trade Centre as well as other events in India, Norway and the UK.
Terence is an Associate Professor of Finance at the London campus of ESCP Europe Business School, the oldest business school in the world. He is also Head of Competitiveness Studies at i7 Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness, an academic think-tank based in Paris and London.
Before joining academia, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York. Terence also worked in London as a consultant at Ernst & Young focusing on UK financial services. He obtained his doctoral degree from Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.