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SydDT #93: Designing Resilient Business Models in a VUCA World

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SydDT #93: Designing Resilient Business Models in a VUCA World


We're lucky to have Michael Wilkens from Strategyzer visiting from Denmark. He'll be sharing his thoughts on designing resilient business models in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. Come join us for some fun conversations with interesting people keen on design thinking and innovation.

The skills of innovation are more important and valuable than ever in these times of change and uncertainty. There's a systematic approach that greatly increases the ROI of innovation and we'll explore the tools and processes using real examples.

In innovation (and business development in general) we often aim for growth as a driver of value creation, however in a VUCA world the value of predictability increases. We'll discuss how resilience as a strategy can be more valuable to a company than topline growth.

Michael N. Wilkens
Executive Advisor | Corporate Innovation, Strategyzer
Michael Wilkens is an experienced entrepreneur making him a sought-after investor, mentor, and board member in startups and growth companies. He has a very strong track record in creating growth and is currently on the board of 12 companies, 8 of which he serves as chairman.

Over 15 years as an executive advisor, Michael has worked with many large organisations on innovation, including Bayer, Lego, Microsoft, and the UK Strategic Command. He's also led more than 200 strategy development processes for primarily private companies but also public organisations.

A huge thanks to our sponsors for this event... ThinkPlace for hosting and catering. This event is in collaboration with and has been organised by Steve Summerhayes from Food Agility, Selena Griffith from Enactus Australia, and Ben Pecotich from Dynamic4.

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