Ade has been referred to as ‘an inspiring slap in the face’ for his ability to convey the true extent of the challenges that we all face coupled with a way forward that will ultimately liberate us. The problem he addresses is that many organisations are in a tailspin because their business model was not designed for the growing uncertainty and volatility. Some leaders are in denial and some think that the digitalisation of their anachronistic model will somehow save them. Ade will make them acutely
aware of the scope of a problem they are facing and how holding their breath and hoping the world will return to normal shortly will not cut it. He will highlight the implications in relation to a variety of areas including leadership, risk, innovation, talent, business models and strategic planning (RIP). He will then introduce them to the concept of super-resilience and how to build what in effect is a people-centric situationally aware ‘living organism’.
Veronica Rahneberg, Sales Director, Fujitsu Ireland
Veronica is the Sales Director for Fujitsu Ireland, the local arm of Japan’s leading Information and Communication Technology Company. With over 25 years’ experience in the IT Services sector, Veronica joined Fujitsu from a CRM start-up SaaS company in 1999 as an Associate Director. Since then, she has worked in a variety of Senior Management roles, including three years as Practice Lead of the Consulting Practice, prior to joining the leadership team as Sales Director in 2015. Veronica is the Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Business Network @Fujitsu which serves to promote greater diversity and inclusion among our workforce and on a broader scale in promoting careers in ICT for women. She holds an Honours degree in Computer Applications and an Executive MBA with Distinction from Trinity Business School, specialising in Management and Sustainability. Veronica is passionate about lifelong learning and in addition to currently serving as an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.