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Leaders Series - 2021: From Disruption To Opportunity - How to lead in a Post Pandemic World

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As part of our commitment to help your business plan for the future we have invited Ade McCormack to join us for a webinar sponsored by FujItsu at 12 noon on Thursday 14th October for an important discussion on how to lead in a post pandemic world.

Covid and hybrid work are simply bit players in the seismic shift taking place in respect of the changing nature of work Algos and robots are increasing vying for human work. There is a role for humans to play in the workplace, but it means raising your game.

In this webinar Ade will explore:

•           Why Covid is only one of the actors in this evolving drama.
•           How current business models are not optimised for an increasingly disruptive market.
•           How new business models require a fundamentally different outlook in respect of risk                      management.
•           Why strategic planning is dead?
•           What this means for you and your ‘career’?
•           Why this new future of work needs to play to your natural human tendencies.
•           Why you need to become a cognitive athlete.

Ade McCormack is globally renowned speaker, disruption strategist and near futurist who has worked at the sharp end of business and technology for over three decades. Ade help leaders harness disruption and turn it into opportunity

This webinar is part of our Leaders Series for the Managers, Senior Managers, Partners, Directors and CEOs in our network


Thu 14 Oct 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Webinar, Dublin Chamber, . .

Please note that this webinar will include networking from 11.40am until 12pm, those who wish to join for the networking are asked to log in at 11.35am where we will explain the format and how online networking works. Those who are not participating in the networking can log in at 12pm when we kick the live event off.

Our Leaders series is for the managers, senior managers, directors and partners and senior representatives from the largest companies in our membership. Up to forty attend each event to hear from a leading business speaker. The emphasis is on sharing business insights and expertise.


Ade McCormack

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.

Event date: 
Thu 14 Oct 2021
Event time: 
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Webinar, Dublin Chamber, . .

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Our Sponsor

Fujitsu Ireland

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 126,000 members of the Fujitsu team support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$34 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.

For more information, please see https://www.fujitsu.com/

In Ireland, our goal is not only to deliver great results for our customers, it is also to be a responsible business that respects its customers, employees and suppliers. Fujitsu proudly holds the BITC Business Working Responsibly Mark and has also joined the Leaders Group on Sustainability. Our team is dedicated to supporting our local communities and works in partnership with St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush and our charity partner, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

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