Websummit panel about delivering results on public-private partnership.
Due to the lack of investment, everything points to the fact that without the support of the private sector, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the UN can not be achieved by 2030. To find out how a public-private partnership can be promoted that contributes to its achievement , the Web Summit -considered as the largest technological conference on the planet- hosted the talk between two world experts in this area: Sarah Alexander, senior executive director of the Global Innovation Fund, and Ricardo Vargas, executive director of the Brightline Initiative.
Even the best ideas count for little if organisations are unable to implement them effectively. Transforming strategies into results, therefore, requires not only a strong foundation, but also the closing of the gap between design and delivery...
In today’s world, where change seems to happen in the time it takes to click a mouse or tap a smartphone, newer, agile companies are beating long-standing industry players at their own game. The taxi industry, cable television, and even banking have all been forced to reassess traditional ways of doing business thanks to nimble startups that don’t operate within antiquated systems.
With discussions about emerging technologies taking place inside every boardroom today, it is easy to believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will one day do the job of a CEO: designing and implementing strategies. But, at the core of strategy design and delivery, there are key human factors – and that means people won’t be replaced by machines any time soon.
Most humans are change-averse. They’re reluctant to change because they prefer stability and predictability. And although people love to talk about change in the abstract, they can’t stand to actually go through with it. That is the paradox.
Barely a day goes by without some new claim made on behalf of smart machines. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are already changing our lives. In future they will automate many of our everyday tasks – from driverless cars to shopping drones.
Sustainable growth depends on delivering the right strategies the right way. Yet this is something that organisations appear ill-equipped to do. Our work at the Brightline Initiative is examining what causes the gap between strategy and implementation and how it can be closed. Our research suggests that business leaders need to answer ten key questions for their strategies to more effectively make the leap from design to delivery.
Ricardo provides an inspiring interview to TaskQue about career, challenges and trends.
Despite the incredible advances taking place in the world, a growing number of organisations will disappear in the next decade. The reality is that markets now shift in the blink of an eye, yet the underlying factors that cause them to change are often years in the making.