Robin Speculand, Founder and CEO of Bridges Consultancy.
Meet one of the most committed pioneers and experts in strategy implementation. Author of numerous books on the subject including 182 Questions for Digital Execution: Strategy Implementation Starts with the Right Questions. Robin is driven to bring his clients’ strategy implementations into the 21st century via digital technology. His work begins when organizations are crafting their strategies and starting to think about the implementation process.
The Implementation Hub
Dr. Bījna K. D. is Head of Architecture and Innovation at Lloyds Banking Group. She advises and advocates for a diversified portfolio of business, technology, social impact, and I&D causes. She has spoken to global audiences at Deloitte, Edinburgh DataFest, Amazon, Sky, Lloyds Banking Group, Universities (Auburn, BPP, Edinburgh, De Montfort, Imperial College London, Oxford, Sheffield), Appway, CIO NEXT, Bloomberg, Retail Banking Forum Europe, FinTech Connect and others. She serves as a host / judge / speaker for a portfolio of events and awards. Innovate Finance recognized Bijna in the 2018 Women in FinTech Powerlist.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is creator of the Hierarchy of Purpose concept (featured in Harvard Business Review), which argues that projects are the lingua franca of business and personal realms. Author of the best-selling The Focused Organization and the newly released The Project Revolution, Antonio has also contributed to four other books. He is a visiting professor at Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay, Vlerick, Ecole des Ponts and Skolkovo. Antonio is an economist with an MBA from London Business School and has completed INSEAD's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.
The Strategy Execution Channel by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
Thinkers50: Distinguished Achievement Award 2017
Harvard BizRev: How To Prioritize Your Company's Projects | Selling Products is Good. Selling Projects can be even Better
Ricardo Vargas has over the past 20 years been responsible for more than 80 major transformation projects, covering an investment portfolio of over $20 billion USD. He is currently the Executive Director of the Brightline Initiative™, a coalition of leading global organizations from business, government and not-for-profit sectors, including the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Agile Alliance.
Mike Butcher, MBE, is Editor at Large at TechCrunch, the biggest breaking news site about the world’s hottest tech companies. Mike was on Wired UK’s Top 100 Influencers list in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list of 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. He has spoken at the prestigious Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit and DLD, among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4 and Bloomberg. Mike has advised the UK Prime Minister on tech startups, served on the Mayor of London’s Digital Advisory Board and the “Smart London” Board, and has been a Technology Ambassador for London.
Kupple Lamba is senior adviser of multiple complex organisations including The Hinduja Group, which generates an annual revenue of $50B. Hear Lamba’s inspiring story and find out how he repeatedly turned around one bank after another in multiple geographical locations. Lamba will share his challenges and explain how he managed to overcome them by adjusting his strategy to reach unprecedented achievements. With 35+ years of experience in banking and finance, he is a former CEO of several banks in the United States, Switzerland, UK and India. Lamba turned these organizations around in record time of 2-3 years to achieve a revenue increase of 700% during his operations.
Birna Einarsdóttir, has been a CEO of Íslandsbanki since 2008, from the start of the financial crisis in Iceland. She joined Íslandsbanki in 1987 and was in charge of sales and marketing operation in 2004-2006. She holds a Cand Scient Oecon degree in Business Administration from University of Iceland. She also holds an MBA degree from the University of Edinburgh. After her graduation she started her career in banking and between the years 1998 - 2004, she was a Senior Product Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh. Among other jobs during her career she worked as Marketing Manager for the Icelandic Broadcasting Company Channel 2 and Íslensk getspá, the National lottery, in Iceland. Birna is seen as one of the greatest leaders in practicing equality in Iceland. Her motto is that equality brings better business.
During the last 10 years the strategy of Íslandsbanki’s has been continuously evolving: Immediately following the financial crisis the focus was mainly on restructuring, regaining trust and building a sustainable future. Early 2019 a revamped strategy was introduced - redefining Íslandsbanki’s purpose as Moving Iceland forward by empowering our customers to succeed. The new strategy is a balanced mix of increasing efficiency and sharpen Íslandsbanki’s competitive edge.
Roger Camrass is Founder and CEO at Camrass & Company. Roger helps global leaders explore new digital possibilities. His career spans 40 years in working with start-ups, mid-sized firms, and Fortune 1000 corporations. Roger has gained unique experience and insight into the emerging digital world. Roger has worked with leading corporations worldwide to pioneer new methods and techniques in the vanguard of their market adoption. He is also known for designing the Internet while a research fellow at MIT in the 1970s. Roger was a pioneer of the IP network architecture that supports the global world wide web today (his work was published in IEEE Transactions).
Mark Greeven is Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD. Drawing on a decade of experience in research, teaching, and consulting in China, Mark organizes innovation initiatives for his clients while their business context is in constant flux. He was on the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 next-generation business thinkers, an annual ranking that the Financial Times deemed the Oscars of management thinking. He is a fluent speaker of Chinese.
MIT Sloan Management Review: China’s next wave of innovation
Guðrún Erla Jónsdóttir is a PhD candidate at the Reykjavík University and holds an MSc degree in Marketing and International Business Administration. Since her university days, she has worked in Iceland’s energy and utility business sector, currently holding the position of Strategy Officer at Reykjavík Energy Group and Chairman for Veitur utilities. Prior to her position at Reykjavík Energy, she was the Managing Director for Húsavík Energy. She served as a Director for Samorka, the Federation of Energy and Utility Companies in Iceland from 2012 until 2019, and was Vice Chairman of that board since 2016.
Tahirou Assane is Director of Operations for the Brightline™ Initiative, a coalition led by the Project Management Institute together with leading global organizations dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery. The Brightline Initiative provides organizations with three key benefits that will improve their ability to deliver on strategic intent: Thought and Practice Leadership, Networking, and Capability Building.
Jacob T. Thomsen has been a successful entrepreneur since 1982 in regulatory technology, big data, AI and IT infrastructure. Owner of INPAY Global Payments Network, Eurogiro, Netgroup.dk and Biq.dk. Jacob is on a mission to empower banks and postal organizations with the unrivaled global reach of the INPAY network and suite of amazing white-label FinApps.
Grímur Sæmundsen is Founder and CEO of Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, “an otherworldly wonder in the heart of a volcanic landscape.” Grimur has made Blue Lagoon one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Iceland, serving 1.2 million visitors per year. Blue Lagoon, a five-star retreat, also operates a research and development facility to help find cures for skin ailments.
The Blue Lagoon
Doug Maris, MA, MDiv is Vice President of Operations for LBL Strategies. Maris is a certified Strategy Management Professional (SMP) through the Association for Strategic Planning, holds a Strategy Management certificate from DePaul University, as well as Balanced Scorecard Professional and KPI Professional certifications. He has taught courses for George Washington University (CEPL), DePaul University, and Lincoln Christian University. As Senior Director of Business Development, Maris developed, launched, and led a strategic planning cycle for a large nonprofit organization with 2,200 employees and $175 million annual budget.
Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir is Owner and Consultant at Strategía in Reykjavik. Gudrun has extensive experience both in the public and private sectors, as a manager and a consultant. Her experience focuses on strategy execution and assisting organizations in their transformational journey. Guðrún holds an International MBA from Nyenrode University in The Netherlands and a Bachelor in Commerce from University of Carleton in Ottawa, Canada.
Flemming Videriksen, Co-Founder and CEO of DecideAct, specializes in strategy design and implementation, leadership, and cultural change. Flemming is committed to ending years of stagnation in the executive suite by modernizing leadership through technology. Ensuring strategic governance through powerful technology to support alignment, engagement, and strategy implementation. For more than 25 years, he has been a strategic and trusted advisor to top organizational leaders around the world. A philosopher at heart, though a very action-oriented one. He is straightforward and to the point, and his focus is always to decide and then act upon it. If there is an elephant in the room he will address it.
Bjarni S. Jonsson, Co-Founder and CMO of DecideAct, is a strategy specialist and social entrepreneur focusing on large-scale human system change and evolution. Bjarni is a founding partner at DecideAct Management a/s Danish consulting and software company specializing in implementing large scale organizational and cultural change.
Bjarni has a Cand Oecon degree from the University of Iceland, an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and finished his doctoral thesis in June 2013 at the Adizes Graduate School in California. His doctoral research was on the significance of citizen communicative engagement in social issues and how that relates to conscious evolution of human social systems.
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