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Jamie Anderson    

Adjunct Professor Antwerp; Founding Member of Connected Visions & Best-selling Author

Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategy at Antwerp Management School and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. He has held permanent and visiting positions at some of the world’s top business schools, such London Business School, IMD, ESMT Berlin, and the University of Melbourne. Named as a "management guru" in the Financial Times, and as one of the world’s top 25 thinkers by the journal Business Strategy Review, Anderson has delivered more than 300 keynote presentation and lectures at conferences and workshops where he has spoken passionately with wit and humour.

He has extensive experience across many different industries, with especially strong insights into the Automotive, Financial Services, Technology & Telecommunications, Professional Services, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors. Unlike many speakers who give the same talk in any setting, Anderson's deep industry experience and extensive interactions with practicing managers enable him to adapt and customise his talks and workshops to be directly relevant to the business focus of his corporate clients.

In his research, he focuses on the interconnectivity between creativity, innovation, leadership and corporate transformation. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy. He has advised a range of Fortune 500 firms on approaches to corporate renewal.

As a compelling thinker and speaker, Anderson has been invited on to the TED stage four times in the past seven years, and his ideas have been quoted in Business Week, the Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.

Speech Topics

Inspirational Leadership

What do Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? In this talk, Professor Jamie Anderson suggests that there can be no leaders without followers in any societal domain, and discusses the behaviors that inspire loyalty, commitment and unity of purpose amongst employees, customers and fans. Central to his presentation is a provocative comparison of the remarkably similar followership approaches pursued by Mahatma Gandhi, the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India, Steve Jobs of Apple, and the contemporary pop-singer icon Lady Gaga.

Achieving Organisational Transformation

In this dynamic and energy-filled session Professor Anderson explains the critical importance of continuous adaptation and change for organisational success. He delves into the elements of successful strategy that can ensure a business continues to evolve in alignment with changing industry and customer dynamics. The session focuses on leadership and organisational culture as two critical enablers for organisational transformation.

Creative Leadership in a Complex World

In this session Jamie focuses on the dynamic of the creative process as a starting point for managing and innovating in a complex world. He explores the interaction between personal and organizational creativity, and explains that for organizations to innovate and deal with complexity they need to foster the right environment in which both individual and collective creativity can thrive. The session is highly interactive, and participants have an opportunity to reflect upon their own creative potential, as well as to receive practical guidelines on how to increase the level of creativity and innovation amongst their colleagues and business partners.

Thriving in a Digital World

There has been a lot of hype about the business impact of consumers’ adoption of networked technologies – especially peer-to-peer platforms, social media sites, tablet computers and smart-phones. But has the on-going evolution of technology, and the way that consumers interact with it, truly changed the world of business? In this session Professor Jamie Anderson will discuss the reality and myths of doing business in a digital world. He will show how networked technologies have brought about profound changes in the way that businesses can function, and explain why organisations need a deep understanding of the opportunities of new technologies to connect with customers and partners. The session presents his 4Es Framework of Excitement, Emotions, Exclusivity and E-Commerce.

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