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Programme

  • 08:00

    Registration & refreshments

  • 08:50

    Summit Chair's welcome

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

  • 09:00

    Opening remarks - What if..?

    Martin Laws, Partner, Deloitte LLP

  • 09:10

    Keynote interview

    What if you are a global leader? The complexities of leading an international business

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

    Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Blackstone Group

  • 09:50

    Conversation

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

    Chair: Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School

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

  • 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

    Chair: Dr Ioannis Ioannou, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

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

    Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International

     

  • 12:05

    Bitesize insight

    What if every entrepreneur had access to business education?

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

  • 12:15

    Big ideas sessions

    What if we have too much information? The dark side of personal control and the role of marketing

    Simona Botti, Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School

    What if you were allowed to be your best at work? The power of self activation

    Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

    What if  every company had a culture of innovation? Realising your full potential

    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? Insights on a rapidly changing world

    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 sessions

    What if everyone lived to 100? The changing fabric of society and its impact on the economy and business

    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

    What if leaders fail to navigate cultural complexities? Managing a diverse team effectively

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

    What if you could see into the future? Insights on a rapidly changing world – Audience Q&A

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

    Gray Scott, CEO, Serious Wonder

    Gerd Leonhard, Founder & CEO, The Futures Agency

  • 15:45

    Break

  • 16:15

    Bitesize insight

    What if we could facilitate the recognition of female leaders?

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

  • 16:25

    Panel

    What if we reinvented the workplace? The future of work, offices, organisations, and careers

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

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

    Angus Knowles-Cutler, London Senior Partner, Deloitte

  • 17:20

    Summit Chair's closing remarks

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

  • 17:30

    Champagne Reception

    Celebrating 50 years of London Business School

  • 19:30

    Event end