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Sunday 10 Nov 2019

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm (GMT-8)

Keynote - The Millennium Age - A Great Reversal of Values

Dr. Linda MillerStreamed

GMT-8

Conference founder Dr. Linda Miller pinpoints the key value and belief system reversals of the emerging Millennium Age and their implications for organizations.  Defining the depth to which these shifts go and what it takes to be on the inside of the organization what you're transforming to be on the outside to stay in business sets the tone for the day's speaker presentations,

Dr. Linda Miller

Vancouver Canada | Driven by a ‘grass-roots IT’ passion for empowering the lives of people through the technology Dr. Linda  Miller has worked on the leading edge of technology for ...
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

10000 max
Business Transformation, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility, The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm (GMT-8)

The Millennial Mindset

Dr. Seren DlakiranStreamed

GMT-8

Everyone talks about the millennial mindset and refers to the millennial disruption, but what exactly is disruptive about a mindset?

This talk explores the fundamental differences in how new generations think and why their way of being is reshaping business and the global workforce as a generation expected to comprise 75% of the global workforce by 2025.

Focusing on what motivates and moves new generations and what they want out of their lives and work - and which learning they require for this - this talk distills and presents 20 years of field work and research. New generation viewpoints on values, lifelong learning, loyalty, influence and expertise are discussed.

Dr. Seren Dalkiran

Netherlands | Regrettably Seren Will Not be Able to Present as Planned Dr. Seren Dalkiran is an award-winning expert in Millennial leadership and the future workforce in the age of ...
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Sun 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

10000 max
The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Reaching the New Consumer Where They Are

Somi ArianStreamed

GMT-8

This talk is a discussion of precisely what drives the new generation consumer to buy, opt-in, or respond to marketing techniques, and how different those techniques need to be to grab the new generation time and money.

With new generations taking the advice from social media peers over touted experts and preferring the 3-second video experience as the interested or not qualifier,  pre-millennium businesses - especially long established iconic institutions - are lost as to how to reach next generation consumers.  Is there a natural understanding of how to connect in the Millennium Age that pre-millennium businesses don't get and perhaps never will?

Guidance for reaching the new generation consumer is presented.

Somi Arian

London, UK | Somi Arian is a multi-award winning filmmaker, entrepreneur, speaker, Founder of Smart Cookie Media, and Co-Founder of Career Drive, the first online platform for millennials and Gen ...
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Sun 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

10000 max
Reaching the New Customer, The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Misunderstanding the New Generations

Vivek IyyaniStreamed

GMT-8

Tagged with all manner of speculation from all corners of society, the struggle to understand just what new generations are really all about– and more importantly what their intentions are – is a global matter. Moreover, how new generations respond to the environmental, workplace, and financial conditions they are arriving into as adults plays a large part in how our global socio-economic landscape is shaped.

This talk, decomposes the psychological responses new generations have as they arrive in the workforce for the first time.  Stigmas and criticisms are exposed, giving way to new clarity about what we anticipate will drive the new generations. Global and Asian viewpoints are presented.

Vivek Iyyani

Singapore | Vivek Iyyani doesn’t just speculate about what it is to be a Millennial in a workplace steeped in Industrial Age thinking, he lives it and coaches peer Millennials ...
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Sun 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

10000 max
How to Lead and Motivate New Generations, The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Shifts in Thought Between the 'Ages' are the Guide for Business Transformation

Dr. Linda MIllerStreamed

GMT-8

Interpreting, communicating and then implementing the shifts in thinking that organizations must make in order to remain relevant and viable heading into the Millennium Age is no easy task. Leaders and front line workers alike must somehow grasp and incorporate these shifts in order to reshape their organizations and create the speed of transformation needed for the organization to survive and thrive.

This talk presents the opposing success drivers, assumptions, and beliefs between the Industrial Age norms most businesses are still rooted in, and those of the emerging Millennium Age. A clear, concise way of understanding the shifts is offered as a set of universal characteristics that organizations around the globe can use to guide their business transformation - using the Information Age markers as the conduit - and as tools to maintain constant forward movement of transformation initiatives.

Dr. Linda Miller

Vancouver Canada | Driven by a ‘grass-roots IT’ passion for empowering the lives of people through the technology Dr. Linda  Miller has worked on the leading edge of technology for ...
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Sun 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

10000 max
Business Transformation, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility, The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Digital Transformation Simple Success Factors

Paul GossenStreamed

GMT-8

It's clear that just putting your business online isn't enough to digitally transform.  Many organizations have taken a decade or more to go-digital with a correspondingly large price tag.

Being digitally-savvy is a certain set of leadership and interpersonal tools and culture transformations that most organizations struggle to see and grasp. Many embark upon the journey but early on are halted by a painful point of clarity - that everything in their organization is connected, and taking their business online means disassembling as much or more than they intend to build.

In the frenetic race to get 'online', a tools-only course of action is agreed which runs into barrier after barrier of process and people alterations.

However, there is a clear and simple set of culture, leadership and dialogue alterations that pave the fastest most robust yield for digital transformation dollar, but first the organization as a whole must come to an understanding of why going-online is important and what going-digital means.  This talk explores what these alterations are with advice on how to accomplish them.

Paul Gossen

Bejing, China | Paul joins the conference to talk about how the ways in which we interact with each other either makes or breaks our ability to be successful in ...
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Sun 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

10000 max
Business Transformation, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

Monday 11 Nov 2019

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm (GMT-8)

Keynote - Thriving in the Global Context Demands Ingenuity

Dr. Linda MillerStreamed

GMT-8

Setting the tone for the day, this keynote explores an often overlooked and rarely messaged truth about business transformation... that it's largely about using what you have rather than investing new money in innovation.  In particular, accessing and then using the untapped human capital already there among your people.

The great thing is... new generations love to contribute and collaborate to solve problems, they're arriving on the scene with the all the right stuff, just in the nick of time... but is your organization ready for such a self-empowered workforce? And how do organizations draw out stasis-bound previous generation workers to unleash hidden capacity?

Dr. Linda Miller

Vancouver Canada | Driven by a ‘grass-roots IT’ passion for empowering the lives of people through the technology Dr. Linda  Miller has worked on the leading edge of technology for ...
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Mon 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

10000 max
Business Transformation, Emerging Approaches to Performance Management and Developing the New Knowledge Worker, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Strengths, Skills, and Tools Needed to Thrive in the Global Context

Dr. Seren DalkiranStreamed

GMT-8

Everyone talks about the millennial mindset and refers to the millennial disruption, but what exactly is disruptive about a mindset?

This talk by Seren Dalkiran, Ph.D. explores the fundamental differences in how new generations think and why their way of being is reshaping business and the global workforce as a generation expected to comprise 75% of the global workforce by 2025.

Focusing on what motivates and moves new generations and what they want out of their lives and work - and which learning needs they require for this. Dr. Dalkiran distills and presents 20 years of field work and research.

New generation viewpoints on values, lifelong learning, loyalty, influence and expertise are discussed.

Dr. Seren Dalkiran

Netherlands | Dr. Seren Dalkiran is an award-winning expert in Millennial leadership and the future workforce in the age of digitalisation 4.0. She builds bridges between theory and practice at ...
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Mon 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

10000 max
Emerging Approaches to Performance Management and Developing the New Knowledge Worker, How to Lead and Motivate New Generations

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Critical Implications for Power Utilities and Infrastructure

Janet KiefferStreamed

GMT-8

A startling realization is making its way across North America and the rest of the world... that Millennial's not only don't want to buy from pre-millennium and government organizations, they also don't want to work there.  The tables have turned and new generations aren't interested in the promise of far off retirement packages and demand for higher education while salaries are comparatively low.  They're wise enough to know that things change so fast there is no way these steeped institutions can guarantee anything at all.

The irony is, that new generations expect institutions, services and infrastructure to be there - and can be expected to have increasing needs for things like electricity for instance.

Follow the research trail in this talk that shows the little known facts about the combination of crumbling infrastructure with the inability of utilities and all levels of government to attract, or even interest new generation workers.  What can be done about it?  How long can baby boomers and x-Gens hold the fort? Attend and find out!

Janet Kieffer

Texas USA | Having been an acclaimed speaker across the US for a number of years, Janet Kieffer joins the conference to talk about the Millennial influences that are already ...
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Mon 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

10000 max
Attracting and Retaining Millennial Mindset Talent, Emerging Approaches to Performance Management and Developing the New Knowledge Worker, How to Lead and Motivate New Generations, The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Being Real About Transformation Scope and Scale Mobilizes People

Dr. Linda MillerStreamed

GMT-8

The level of transparency in business is increasing as humanist and consumer concerns gain in importance. With this transparency and the growing sophistication of the knowledge worker, coupled with obvious patterns of upsizing, downsizing and rightsizing, the average worker knows when something they need to know isn't being said.

In pre-millennium decades workers either waited for new information or expressed their dismay when the scale of change was not being addressed, broached or conveyed.  But the comparatively silent obedience of past generations in the workplace is a thing of the past along with acceptance that one or few all-knowing people must be right and their authority respected without question.

This talk discusses the importance of casting aside the practice of saying little or nothing until concrete facts are known about transformation and move toward providing contextual information that is clear about the scale and complexity of transformative change... and the associated sea of unknowns.  Much harder than it sounds, so this talk describes the business case for communicating transparently and gives advice about how to go about making this fundamental shift in corporate culture and values.

 

Dr. Linda Miller

Vancouver Canada | Driven by a ‘grass-roots IT’ passion for empowering the lives of people through the technology Dr. Linda  Miller has worked on the leading edge of technology for ...
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Mon 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

10000 max
Business Transformation, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Building Bridges for Generational Gaps at Work

Trevor GormleyStreamed

GMT-8

Helping Industrial Age thinkers understand Millennium Age thinkers is a role the x-Gen people often play, but can they do all the translating alone?

This talk delves into practical techniques and key messages that assist both ends of the demographic scale talk to each other and be productive when working in close quarters and suggests some clear leverage to be gained in making an investment in leadership and learning development specifically for this purpose.

Trevor Gormley

Tennessee USA | Trevor Gormley is the founder of the Millennial View, a consulting firm dedicated to helping companies effectively integrate their current operations with new strategies to better fit ...
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Mon 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

10000 max
Emerging Approaches to Performance Management and Developing the New Knowledge Worker, How to Lead and Motivate New Generations, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

What New Generations Consider Success Disassembles How We've Defined 'Performance'

Vivek IyyaniStreamed

GMT-8

With the picture of how new generations are motivated firmly in mind, this talk gets really specific about what the new generations' aspire to.

Touching on the subjects of the 'new loyalty', 'freedom above all' and 'personal multi-dimentionalism' this talk makes it clear that ownership, linear thinking, hierarchies and transnational relationships are not only obsolete, they're being actively disassembled by the generations entering the workforce.  The result?... organizations radically altering how they perceive and measure performance.

Mon 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

10000 max
Attracting and Retaining Millennial Mindset Talent, How to Lead and Motivate New Generations, The Millennium Age Mindset Defined

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

8:00 am - 8:40 am (GMT-8)

Keynote to orient the day's proceedings

Keynote - The Chemistry of True Organization Agility

Dr. Linda MillerStreamed

GMT-8

Everyone's talking about Agile as holding a promise of delivering organizational agility, when in reality Agile is a software development method founded in small, well defined pieces of work that yield a predictable output and have no human consideration.

However what is appealing about Agile is its iterative, building blocks approach to getting from zero to finished only being able to see a few steps ahead.  Seems like the right model when you're trying to navigate the sea of unknowns associated with business transformation, but doesn't hold water as an organizational agility model - and doesn't address the physicality of how people best work in a context of constant radical change.

So what mix makes for true organizational agility?  This keynote sets the stage for today's sessions that speculate on future organization structures heading into the Millennium Age.

Dr. Linda Miller

Vancouver Canada | Driven by a ‘grass-roots IT’ passion for empowering the lives of people through the technology Dr. Linda  Miller has worked on the leading edge of technology for ...
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Tue 8:00 am - 8:40 am

10000 max
Business Transformation, Emerging Approaches to Performance Management and Developing the New Knowledge Worker, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

9:00 am - 9:50 am (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

The Smart Working Revolution

Ruth GawthorpeStreamed

GMT-8

The importance of creating flexible workplaces that entice new generations grows year over year and yet many organization are still expecting their staff to either adhere to 9 to 5 on-location work, or else demand both on-location and work from home overtime commitment. Neither of these scenarios appeal to the new generations who perhaps observed the strain of long hours plus long commutes on their parents.

We can expect new generations to stay away in droves from those workplaces that lack flexibility, have a culture of rushing, or have a 'just work harder' creed.

How much headway are organizations really making on the flexible workplace front, and what barriers block this progress?  Attend this talk to find out!

Ruth Gawthorpe

London UK | With a decades of experience helping organizations re-shape their corporate culture Ruth joins the conference to share knowledge and experience in unifying the workers view of their ...
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Tue 9:00 am - 9:50 am

10000 max
Attracting and Retaining Millennial Mindset Talent, Emerging Approaches to Performance Management and Developing the New Knowledge Worker, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

10:00 am - 10:50 am (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

Change Intelligence and Continuous Transformation as a New Normal

Dr. Linda MillerStreamed

GMT-8

Acceptance that transformation is constant for the foreseeable future is the subject of much conversation no matter which industry or field you're in.  But the conversation rarely translates to a resolve that the numerous unknowns that are present day to day must and can be navigated in order to get the job done.

The 'new normal' workplace of continuous transformation and high ambiguity demands a new brand of resiliency referred to as change intelligence.

This talk defines the nature of the continuously transforming workplace and the corresponding attributes of change intelligence that should be cultivated to continuously transform.

Dr. Linda Miller

Vancouver Canada | Driven by a ‘grass-roots IT’ passion for empowering the lives of people through the technology Dr. Linda  Miller has worked on the leading edge of technology for ...
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Tue 10:00 am - 10:50 am

10000 max
Business Transformation, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

11:00 am - 11:50 am (GMT-8)

40-minute talk + 10 minutes for questions

The Unifying Language of Organizational Speed and Agility

Paul GossenStreamed

GMT-8

Adjacent to resiliency development programs and acknowledgment of the 'change curve' ways that people respond to and move through change, there are a set of 12 powerful questions that will move work forward in turbulent times.  These questions have a unifying effect on teams and across all layers of the organization and generate speed in realizing strategic goals.

Curious about what the 12 questions are?  Attend this talk to hear what they are and how they work.

Paul Gossen

Bejing, China | Paul joins the conference to talk about how the ways in which we interact with each other either makes or breaks our ability to be successful in ...
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Tue 11:00 am - 11:50 am

10000 max
Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (GMT-8)

90-minute panel discussion with question time included

Panel Discussion - Future Workplace Structures and Culture

Janet Kieffer; Paul Gossen; Dr. Seren Daliran; Somi Arian

GMT-8

Panelists speculate on the future workplace following the trajectories of what the new generations value and seek. Starting questions for the panel are:

  • What does the future organization structure look like?
  • What are its characteristics and how does it function?
  • What is absent from what we know today?

Additional questions will be pulled from participant inquiries made by chat over the course of the conference.

Moderated by Dr. Linda Miller


Panelists

Paul Gossen

Somi Arian (not confirmed)

Dr. Seren Dalkiran

Janet Kieffer


 

Tue 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

10000 max
Attracting and Retaining Millennial Mindset Talent, Business Transformation, Organization Values & Beliefs Shifts That Create Agility