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Mind Altering Substance

Callaghan Innovation presents business strategist and entrepreneur, Salim Ismail.

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This article was published on 18 June 2015

Callaghan Innovation presents Salim Ismail, author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director of Singularity University, sought-after business strategist and entrepreneur.

We are in the midst of a business transformation that hasn’t been seen in one hundred years, mainly driven by disruptive technologies and globalisation. However, our organisations are still linear: they evolved a century ago for an era of economies of scale and relative stability and predictability. It’s time for a new model, the ‘Exponential Organisation’ that leverages openness, transparency and abundance in a new way - the future will be owned by this new breed of business.

Event summary

Learn how you can build a start-up with the principles of an exponential organisation. How could you apply these principles to a mid-market company and retrofit these ideas into large organisations.

Salim’s insights into how to harness cutting edge ideas and how the acceleration of disruptive technologies will transform business are mind-altering. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what every person in business wants to know - what the future holds.

Salim will be speaking in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Breakfast will be served at the beginning of the Auckland presentation. Our Wellington workshop has an opportunity for Q&As with Salim and an opportunity for networking at the end of the workshop when refreshments will be served. The evening presentation in Christchurch also has the opportunity to network afterwards when refreshments will be served.

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Breakfast Inspiration - Auckland

Thursday 30 July 7.30 - 9.30am

Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT, Auckland

Brought to you by Callaghan Innovation and Project Connect. With support from Business NZ and EMA.

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Afternoon Workshop - Wellington

Thursday 30 July, 3.30 – 5.30pm

Te Wharewaka, Wellington

Brought to you by Callaghan Innovation. With support from Business NZ, Business Central and Grow Wellington.

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Evening Presentation - Christchurch

Friday 31 July, 6.00 – 8.00pm

Christ’s College, Christchurch

Brought to you by Callaghan Innovation and Ministry of Awesome. With support from Business NZ and Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

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