G2 Annual Conference News

Making Business Leaders Teachable – Theme of the Day for RECONVERGE:G2 Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Why is it so hard for business leaders to admit they know less than they thought they did about their circumstances and must instead come to grips with the facts in order to confront reality? Before we can answer that question we must first ask, why is it that we expect CEOs and others in the executive leadership suite to have all the best answers instead of asking all the best questions?

Introducing our RECONVERGE:G2 2018 Co-Chairs: Bridget Wegener and Richard Caldwell

I am humbled and honored to have two people I deeply respect join us on this journey of discovery. We have not chosen an easy path with RECONVERGE:G2 2018. And confronting the elephant in the room – the risk to our core values – is not for the faint of heart. But with Bridget and Rich leading us, I am confident we will succeed. Together.

Values Disruption: How Intelligence Analysts Make Business Leaders More Teachable and Awaken Cultures of Humility

Only the most forward-thinking software engineers and data scientists claim to understand the multiplying variety of disruptive digital technologies and trends invading our organizations. Even worse, the business leaders deciding how to deflect, adopt or simply question the impacts of these disruptors on their strategies and stakeholders are handicapped by biases of superiority, optimism and illusions of control. As analysts, the confusion we feel when assessing the potential impacts of these trends on the companies we serve is frustrating and demoralizing. Why can’t leaders admit we know less than we think we do?

Customer Centricity Simulation

Maximize lifetime value of “good” customers. Rounding out Aurora WDC’s slate of presentations on Thursday afternoon’s portion of the RECONVERGE G:2 symposium was Allison Hartsoe, CEO, Ambition Data, LLC…

Innovation Intelligence

Rounding out Wednesday afternoon sessions at the Aurora WDC intelligence leadership symposium, RECONVERGE:G2, was a presentation by Clay Phillips, Founder and Principal, Crow’s Nest Consulting LLC, who discussed the concept of innovation intelligence.

CI and CTI Integration for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMES)

There are cost effective CI platforms available to SMEs. Connor Hamel of James Madison University won a Jim Mathews Award presented to him at Aurora WDC’s RECONVERGE:G2 symposium on Thursday. Hamel delivered a session on his research to conference attendees on CI and…

Intelligence Shark Tank

Maximize lifetime value of “good” customers. Rounding out Aurora WDC’s slate of presentations on Thursday afternoon’s portion of the RECONVERGE G:2 symposium was Allison Hartsoe, CEO, Ambition Data, LLC, who facilitated a business simulation during which participants…