Our daylong event shed light on what steps businesses and individuals must now take for necessary changes in sustainability
Join us at our first think ahead event of 2024, Leading with Purpose in Turbulent Times and hear recommendations and suggestions from leading London Business School faculty and global industry practitioners on how best to manage teams through instability, volatility and stress. Discovering the best way forward will be as crucial as understanding what actions and reactions to avoid as you strive to keep employees engaged and motivated in these turbulent times.
Professor Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute will be your host at this unmissable and lively discussion. Randall will be joined by David Faro, Associate Professor at London Business School; Priya Mande JEMBA2002, who is a CEO of a Stealth Biotech with 30 years of experience across Pharma and Biotech; and Chris Averill, Leadership and Business Coach.
Hear from LBS faculty, alumni and other global experts and practitioners, as they came together to discuss the synergies, challenges, opportunities and trade-offs that need to be considered and balanced when tackling climate change.
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Global healthcare challenges are complex and diverse and advances in AI could save millions of lives. AI is transforming the healthcare industry by refining diagnostic and monitoring capabilities and improving access to health services and information in both the developed and the developing world. AI has also been instrumental in the development of health management systems, as well as contributing to cutting-edge research which has led to human trials of AI-designed drugs.
How do these advances improve lives in the developed and developing world? What are the common challenges and points of difference? Will AI take us closer to the 100-year life?
Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Vice-Dean at London Business School was joined by Professor Nicos Savva, Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School; Crystal Ruff, Senior Director Neuroscience and Vaccines at Takeda; Barbara Domayne-Hayman, Entrepreneur-in-residence, Francis Crick Institute; and Andrew Vallance-Owen, CMO Medicover AB. The panel discussed the outlook, opportunities and challenges of AI in healthcare in the developed and developing world.
While Generative AI is all the rage, the way it will impact business is still up for grabs. Yet it is clear that a number of sectors – from advertising to education to healthcare - will be challenged, and business models will be upended, while the opportunity landscape may be uneven. Our expert panel looked at which sectors and business models are most likely to be impacted, and how organisations can better prepare.
Professor Michael G Jacobides, a member of the WEF’s AI Alliance, joined Giuseppe Stigliano, CEO of Spring Studios, who sees the advertising world being transformed by the creative side of AI, as well as Arka Dhar (SLN2022), Product Lead at OpenAI and Clare Mortimer, IBM’s Business Transformation Services Leader for UK & Ireland to discuss the outlook, opportunities and challenges of AI for business. The panel also covered the strategies and leadership required to navigate the new landscape.
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With the global economy under multiple inter-connected pressures - from war and climate change to inflation and supply chain disruption - understanding the impact and outlook for business is difficult. Our esteemed panel, including Professor Richard Portes, Professor Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor Jérémie Gallien, and Professor Nicos Savva, explored the challenges and opportunities of the global economic landscape for business. Moderated by Eshe Nelson, Business and Economics Reporter at The New York Times, this wide-ranging discussion covered issues including: deglobalisation, monetary policy, inflation, cryptocurrency, decentralised finance, AI and supply chain.
Our first think ahead event took place at our Regent’s Park Campus on Tuesday 23 May 2023, where our world-class panel, comprised of leading faculty and business practitioners, discussed Breakthrough growth and how to achieve it.
Growth is at the heart of every firm’s ambitions, but how do you move beyond incremental gains to achieve breakthrough growth in tough economic times? From macro-economic and lifestyle trends, to consumer-led disruption and innovation breakthroughs, this event, with leading London Business School faculty, explored the opportunities for businesses to achieve breakthrough growth.
Our panel also discussed the internal environment needed to exploit these opportunities, from making the right strategic choices, to creating the optimal culture and leadership for achieving growth. Professor Julian Birkinshaw, Adjunct Associate Professor Helen Edwards, Adjunct Professor Linda Yueh and Chris McCarthy, Director at MedTech EMEA Johnson & Johnson, explored breakthrough growth from a national and global viewpoint. James Hurley, Enterprise Editor at The Times, moderated the conversation.