May: Bring in Google Thinking to Stay Alive! (05/12/16)

Please join us on Thursday May 12 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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R U Road Kill on the Digital Highway?
Bring in Google Thinking to Stay Alive!

Are you prepared for the direct impact and implications of big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, the Internet of things, the Internet of everything, and social media?

Google and the other members of the Big Four (Amazon, Apple, & Facebook) are driving these digitally driven phenomena into our personal and organizational lives:

  • Self-driving cars are on the way (Google, Ford, Tesla, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Baidu, BMW, Volvo, Toyota, General Motors, Honda, Apple).
  • 3-D Printing is now in the workplace.
  • NEST Internet connected thermostats control our home environments.
  • Google’s AlphaGo beat Korean Go Professional Lee Sedol in 4 out of 5 go matches.
  • Amazon delivers packages with drones
  • SpaceX lands the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone barge at sea.
  • The Apple New Product Process (ANPP) continues to crank out iterations and new products.
  • Facebook, with over 1.6 billion registered users, has more monthly active users than WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram combined.

So What?

  • How do these organizations think differently and act differently?
  • How are their differences relevant to my organization?
  • How can we apply how they think and act to make our organizations work better?

Join us for a meeting in which we will work on tuning up our thinking and influence our acting.     Innovate or eat dust!

Speaker:  Peter Jay Sorenson, CMC® 

We look forward to seeing you on May 12 at University of Dallas in a great new room in a brand new building!  (See directions below.)

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 

Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #9 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).   The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  There is a big lot just north of the building (along Dominican Lane), and plenty of other places across the campus.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker BIO:

Pete Sorenson designs and changes organizations. He has spent more than 10 days at Google, uses a bunch of Apple devices, software, and services, shops on Amazon, reads on a Kindle and has a Facebook page.

Pete is on the Conference Design Team of the Global Socio-Technical Systems (STS) Design Network Roundtable Conference “Integrating Technology & Organization In a Digital World” that will be held in San Francisco and Silicon Valley in September 2016. This innovatively designed conference will focus on creating knowledge and designing knowledge work rather than simply sharing knowledge.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (1976) and his Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University (1979). The Institute of Management Consultants awarded Pete the Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) designation in 2002.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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