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Alex Goryachev's candid, thought provoking, yet entertaining speeches and workshops demystify innovation, and encourage the audience to re-think today's realities and corporate norms in order to survive, grow and prosper.

Alex masterfully combines best industry practices with his own international startup and corporate experience, equipping audience with pragmatic and actionable steps that can change culture and turn any organization into innovation machine.

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UNICORNS AND DINOSAURS:
Can large companies really innovate?

Pragmatic ways to break silos and empower your workforce to drive revenue and savings.

 

According to a 2019 Gallup poll, 85% of employees were either not engaged or were actively disengaged at work. They don’t feel empowered to make an impact, and they have little, if any, connection to the company’s mission, strategy, or outcomes.

Even worse, many employees barely know what the mission is, let alone the strategy or outcomes to achieve it, typically because it is never fully explained or consistently emphasized.

So, how to we expect our employees to innovate in such environment? Innovation needs to be woven into every aspect of your company's culture and we will explore case studies from top employers highlighting connection between innovation, employee engagement and financial performance. We will discuss pragmatic and replicable steps you can take to empower your employees to innovate. We will address inclusion and diversity and how different points of view should be encouraged because they are essential to creating a safe and welcoming environment for innovation. You will learn best practices for funding models, cross-functional partnerships and the role all functions, including HR  in innovation...  This session with provide you with best industry examples and pragmatic tools that you can leverage to connect your employees to strategy, minimize turf wars and maximize growth for your organization.

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FEARLESS INNOVATION:
Going beyond the buzzword to contentiously drive growth, improve the bottom line and enact change!

Regretfully, innovation is definitely on track to become one of the most overused and meaningless buzzwords of the decade. Its the thing that every leader demands, yet many don't understand why they need it, or even what it is. Despite the real need to make our businesses more competitive, and our planet more sustainable, many organizations, maintain the status quo by "celebrating" innovation, instead of truly welcoming it. 

Innovation is not about luck, it isn’t a thing, it’s a mindset and attitude made up of  clear principles. By working with organizations around the globes - from enterprises, to startups, nonprofits and cities, I've developed clear principles that can transform any organization into innovation machine.

In this session, we will take pragmatic approach and look at the principles that make true transformation successful. I will challenge meaningless buzzwords, vague “methodologies” and fake innovation projects that waste money, confuse customers and often make best employees leave.  Together we will look at case studies that showcase the replicable practices that separate those who perish from those who thrive. 

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There is no "I" in innovation: Unlocking power of the ecosystem to co-innovate

 

Just like the Internet, not all innovative ideas are born inside the boardroom. For innovation to succeed in your organization,you need to tap into the entire ecosystem. That means partnering and co-innovation with customers, suppliers, academia, communities,nonprofits and more. 

Yet, there's a tendency to remain insular out of ego and fear, which causes organizations to miss out on the major benefits they would otherwise received when working with the entire ecosystem.

Drawn from personal experience, we will discuss the value that non-traditional ecosystem partnerships can bring to your organization: from employee development, to brand value, from community relationships, to new product introduction and revenue acceleration. We look at case studies around the world to pinpoint the value co-innovation across different organization and verticals.

Most importantly, we will have a blueprint for identifying and creating win-win relationship with others that opens opportunities and creates new measurable value for everyone involved.

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What is good for the world is good for business

Thanks to a younger generations’ increasing focus on greater purpose in their work besides income, social and environmental concerns have come to play a pivotal role in business. Thanks to globalization and hyper-connectivity, the environments in which many organizations exist have shifted from local to regional to global, meaning that their products and services, as well as actions and values, can now affect people all over the world. 

While many of us are living in smart houses, with amenities like connected irrigation systems, and are sending off cotton swabs of DNA to learn about our personal genomics, almost half of the world has yet to get connected to the internet.

 

One third of the world population lacks access to clean water and half of the world population doesn’t have access to basic healthcare. We all have a responsibility to improve the living conditions for people everywhere. Such improvement can only happen through innovation and economic opportunity.

We will explore United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and look the ways organizations can take action and what pressing topics will be ahead of us over next 10 years. After all, organizations that are leading this change by investing in making the world a better place end up benefiting more than just their shareholders—they benefit everyone.

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WTF is Metaverse and is it even real?

 

The mere mention of the Metaverse has the power to inspire plenty of different emotions in the boardrooms and breakrooms, from intrigue to outright confusion.

 

Most executives have at least heard of the concept and plenty are still scrambling to figure out exactly what it will mean for their organizations. ​

 

According to research from Bloomberg, the Metaverse is on track to blossom into an $800 billion industry by 2024. But what and where exactly is Metaverse? And what does it pragmatically mean for the future of your organization?


 

These are the kind of questions that are still likely to spark a wide array of different answers. The term “Metaverse” is still loosely, and sometimes speculatively, used to refer to experiences that will be enabled by new forms of emerging technology. What does a great Metaverse strategy even look like? The good news is that there's not just one correct answer. Much like the Metaverse itself, the possibilities are literally limitless. Companies that are already employing a Metaverse strategy have developed a wide range of different approaches. Together, we will look at ways that top brands are using the Metaverse to further their growth strategies. While it’s impossible to predict if the Metaverse will become as critical a component of your growth strategy as other digitization initiatives, the possibility is simply too large to ignore.​ This talk and workshop will educate the audience on the topic, discuss Metaverse best practices and help develop Metaverse strategy.

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WTF IS METAVERSE AND is it even real?

The mere mention of the Metaverse has the power to inspire plenty of different emotions in the boardrooms and breakrooms, from intrigue to outright confusion.

Most executives have at least heard of the concept and plenty are still scrambling to figure out exactly what it will mean for their organizations. ​

These are the kind of questions that are still likely to spark a wide array of different answers. The term “Metaverse” is still loosely, and sometimes speculatively, used to refer to experiences that will be enabled by new forms of emerging technology.

 

What does a great Metaverse strategy even look like? The good news is that there's not just one correct answer. Much like the Metaverse itself, the possibilities are literally limitless. Companies that are already employing a Metaverse strategy have developed a wide range of different approaches. T

 

Together, we will look at ways that top brands are using the Metaverse to further their growth strategies. While it’s impossible to predict if the Metaverse will become as critical a component of your growth strategy as other digitization initiatives, the possibility is simply too large to ignore.​ This talk and workshop will educate the audience on the topic, discuss Metaverse best practices and help develop Metaverse strategy.

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