Short Bio: In his 32 years with IBM Dr. Richard Straub has held key international executive functions such as Deputy General Manager for PC Europe and Global Chief Learning Officer. Since . 2006 he has started a new career working with non-profit organizations – as part time executive and as social entrepreneur. He is currently executive committee member at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Secretary General of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG). In addition he retained a strategic advisory role for the IBM Global Education Industry.

Managers are leaders! Counter-productive 20th Century dichotomies: Managers vs leaders. Leaders vs followers Managers vs strategists We are all both!

A paradigm shift in management is under way!   1. Purpose: From shareholder value to delighting customers. 2. Managers: From controller to enabler of self-organizing teams 3. Coordination: From bureaucracy to Agile, Scrum etc 4. Values: From efficiency & predictability to transparency & continuous innovation. 5. Communications: From top-down to conversations   By 2020, the transition will be well under way.

The future is already here!   1. Big hierarchical bureaucracies are in steep decline. 2. The financial sector is being reined in. 3. The Creative Economy, of organizations practicing Agile, Scrum and Continuous 4. Delivery, is growing rapidly. 5. The Collaborative Commons, the economy of sharing, is expanding massively.   By 2020, the transition will be well under way.  

In preparation of the next Global Peter Drucker Forum in November, we will start to organize “Tweet Chat” sessions with some of the important management thinkers who will be speaking at the Drucker Forum 2014. Using the dedicated hashtag #GPDF14Chat participants will be able to interact with the speaker and between themselves on themes related to the Forum 2014. Please communicate questions and comments (if possible with a linked reference) ahead of time or during the Tweet Chat.   It is our pleasure to announce that Steve Denning will facilitate

This document was produced as an input to the European Commission (via the European Internet Foundation) to suggest a review and renewal of policies in the field of digital technology and digital media. It is a contribution to a discussion at a European level, and readers are invited to provide their comments on those subjects that they consider as important for shaping the future of Europe.   Technology Centric World View   When it comes to the discussion of our digital future the world-view of the European Commission is too

Most everyone now has heard one of the hottest terms today—big data. Big data is a big deal, especially in such data-intensive industries as cybersecurity, finance, healthcare, marketing, transportation, energy, and others. And, many of us are already familiar with the 3V’s of big data-volume, velocity, and variety of data. But, the key question is, “How do we extract big knowledge from big data?”   The answer to this question is partly through analytics, which is also a growing field within various sectors. Some people look at data analytics, in

The devastating effects of overblown short-termism and profit maximization are increasingly recognized as key issues for our societies at large and their importance and urgency is felt by all stakeholders. There is a fundamental issue though – most commentators and experts would strongly agree on the diagnosis, but nobody has yet come up with a viable alternative model that would be broadly accepted.   The agency theory (as conceived by Jensen and Mecking) that spawned the shareholder value model conveys the illusion of a scientific type of approach; it provides

This is the full text of the opening keynote by Prof. Helga Nowotny at the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum.   1.   The embarrassment of complexity begins when we realize that old structures are no longer adequate and the new ones are not yet in place. Currently we are in a transition phase. The old never yields to the new in one precise moment in time and this is what makes transition phases exciting, risky – and sometimes embarrassing.   The sheer multiplication of networks of various kinds and

 I am honoured to have been invited to address this opening session. The subject that you are going to discuss during the next two days is not an easy one and the Organisers are to be complimented that they have succeeded in putting a program together that has attracted so many participants from different walks of life and of such diverse experience. Such a varied group of participants should help to ensure that at the end of the conference we will know what we are really talking about and what