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Programme

  • 08:00

    Registration & refreshments

  • 08:50

    Welcome

    Summit Chair Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

  • 09:00

    Opening remarks - What if..?

    Martin Laws, Senior Partner, Deloitte

  • 09:10

    Opening keynote

    What if you are a global leader? Managing a global organisation today

    Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone Group

    Richard Hytner SLN2003, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide; Adjunct Professor of Marketing, London Business School

  • 09:50

    Conversation

    What if the world had no borders? The shifting geopolitical landscape and its impact on business

    Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Chairman, UN Association; Gatehouse Advisory Partners; and Lambert Energy Advisory

    Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School

  • 10:30

    Bitesize insight

    What if we thought about our problems differently?

    Adam Morgan, Author and Founder, eatbigfish

  • 10:40

    Break

  • 11:10

    Panel

    What if business could solve the world's biggest problems? The role of business in society

    Dr Ioannis Ioannous, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, London Business School

    Nick Hughes SEMBA2001 , Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, M-KOPA

    Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International

    Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation; Founder of TrustLaw & Trust Women

  • 12:05

    Bitesize insight

    What if every entrepreneur had access to business education?

    Professor Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing; Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship, London Business School

  • 12:15

    Big Ideas sessions

    What if you were allowed to be your best self at work?

    Dan Cable, Professor of Management, London Business School

    What if  every company had a culture of innovation?

    Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing; Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship, London Business School

  • 13:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00

    Panel

    What if you could see into the future?

    What if the game changes? Shifts, disruptions and strategies

    Rohit Talwar MBA32(1992), CEO, Fast Future Research

    What if the future was simulated? Innovations rewriting the rules 

    Gray Scott, Founder & CEO, Serious Wonder

    What if robots replaced the world's workforce? Redefining the relationship between man and machine

    Gerd Leonhard, Founder & CEO, The Futures Agency

  • 15:00

    Big Ideas session

    What if you manage a global team?

    Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Chair, Organisational Behaviour Faculty, London Business School

    What if everyone lived to 100?

    Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice; Executive Education Faculty Director, London Business School

    Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics; Deputy Dean of Programmes, London Business School

  • 15:45

    Break

  • 16:15

    Bitesize insight

    What if there were no organisational hierarchies?

    Dr Raina Brands, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

  • 16:25

    Panel

    What if you could build a company fit for the future? Creating a future proof strategy

    Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship; Chair, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Faculty, London Business School

    Angus Knowles-Cutler, Senior Partner, Deloitte

    Pascal Cagni, General Partner, IDiPC LLP; Supervisory Board Member, Vivendi; Non-Executive Director, Kingfisher

  • 17:20

    Chair's closing remarks

    Summit Chair, Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice; Executive Education Faculty Director, London Business School

  • 17:30

    Drinks & networking reception

  • 19:30

    Event end