Management 2.0 Management & leadership in the digital era.
The CMI 2013 National Conference was a resounding success – developed specifically around the theme of Management 2.0: Management & Leadership in the Digital Era.
The conference took place at the prestigious and exclusive Park Plaza Riverbank in London on the 10th of October with a wide variety of managers and leaders from all sectors attending and an erudite line-up of keynote speakers.
Attendees gained fresh, practical solutions to today’s management challenges as well as equipping themselves with the skills to become inspirational management innovators.
The day was hosted by Nadine Dereza : Nadine is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and chairs and facilitates conferences/live events for a diverse range of clients across many sectors globally and is the conference chair for the CMI National Conference 2013.
Nadine has presented for CNN, Simply Money, BBC, Sky TV, SABC and Summit TV. She interviews Chief Executives and senior management teams on their company's performance and results, and presents reports on all the major business and financial stories.
Key note speakers
- Peter Ayliffe CCMI CMgr Chairman & CEO, President, Visa Europe, CMI
Peter provided an introduction to Management 2.0, advising that as leaders we should be more focused on growing businesses. Also, despite the fundamental change in consumer behaviour the digital technologies have facilitated, Peter went on to explain how he believed they still represent greatest future opportunity for growth for organisations.
- Alastair Lukes CEO & Co-Founder, Monitise
"A Decade on From Web 2.0" - In this digital age, the world is 'flatter', change is happening faster and people are more empowered than we could have ever imagined at the beginning of the Web 2.0 era; but does the way we run our teams reflect this?
Truly successful management styles must constantly evolve to serve the environment in which they exist. Great managers today do not mimic the 'wolf in sheep's clothing' management style of a Wall Street fuelled 1980s, but rather act as a 'shepherd in sheep's clothing'.
Their genuine concern, humility and empathy for their teams mean that individuals are empowered and encouraged to innovate, create and grow in a way which harnesses the technology and tools at their disposal. If your leaders spend much of their time 'grazing' with you, you are likely to be more open to being led to the next 'pasture'.
'Web 2.0' may have started the revolution but 'Management 2.0' will deliver it.
- Andrew Hill Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times
Nadine interviewed Andrew on current management trends and how the digital world is changing management practices and communications.
Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the FT. He writes a weekly column on global business, strategy and management.
- Bernard Marr CEO & Founder, Advanced Performance Institute
Bernard's key note speech entitled What the hell is big data? explored how the vast amounts of data we generate and analyse is changing the world, and how organisations should redefine their management style to keep up. Bernard discussed how big data drives the Chartered Management Institute's Management Megatrends: developing diverse and ethical talent, empowering staff through coaching and exchanging competition for collaboration.
He also looked at how collecting and analysing data to improve staff relations in turn increases customer satisfaction through better service
- Cilla Snowball CBE Group Chairwomen & Group CEO, AMV BBDO
"Management though Diversity" - The evidence is clear - diversity delivers results. If organisations don't support and develop their female talent right through to the top, they will miss out on growth, employee engagement, and more ethical management cultures. And that's not good for business.
Cilla explained the part that the Women's Business Council plays in driving diversity in the workplace and demonstrated why diversification has positive business and economic impact
- Sir Stuart Rose Chairman, Ocado
To close the event Sir Stuart Rose discussed "Change in a Changing World". Stuart has worked in retail for over 40 years fronting organisations such as Argos, Booker, the Arcadia Group and Marks and Spencer.
He was announced as Chairman of the Ocado Group in May this year. Sir Stuart was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility.
The Think Pod sessions were interactive breakaway sessions which allowed delegates to quiz our entrepreneurs and find out more about their businesses and the management challenges they have faced.
- Simon Dixon CEO & Co-Founder, BankToTheFuture.co.uk
Investing - the power is back on your side During the Think Pod session Simon explained how CrowdFunding is changing access to finance for SMEs, how investing in businesses is now easier than ever and advised on the government's best kept investment secret: the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
- Steve Henry CCMI Co-Founder, Decoded
The infinite possibility of learning to "Code in a Day" Steve discussed how technology has transformed every single business it has touched. But one of the biggest problems in the digital economy is the chasm between the people running the businesses and the people making the products.
Steve Henry set up Decoded in October 2011 to teach "Code in a Day".
- Graham Thomas Chairman & Co-Founder, Radical Company
The Disruption Factory The Disruption Factory is an agile-based team process that allows all organisations to create and test innovation and change quickly - The Radical Company calls it a Factory because of the paradox that a factory can be lean, agile and the hotbed of new ideas.
During The Radical Company's Think Pod session the team, lead by Graham, demonstrated how all organisations can build and implement their own Disruption Factory.
Following the day's events, guests attended the renowned National Management & Leadership Awards - complete with a Champagne reception and a three-course black tie-dinner.