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The 5 Forces Influencing Your Business Today

Management Consulting

C-Level Strategic Thinking Series

This event starts with a contemporary look at the fundaments of five key forces influencing today’s businesses, leveraging the powerful principles of business disruption, and applying the current trends in design thinking to improve an organization’s customer journey. Next, the session looks at several business examples where these approaches have been applied and why the organizations were successful. It concludes with the steps that can be taken by an executive to bring these impactful forces into their own organization.

FREE Lunch & Learn Series
Complimentary, Exclusive Lunch Sessions Designed For C-Suite Execs Delivered by Russ Finney

SESSION 1: The 5 Forces
The Fundamentals of Strategic Thinking and Required Next Step Action Planning

June 18, 2019

Lunch Served at 11:30am
Session from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Networking & Meet the Speaker 1:00 -1:30pm

Commons Conference Center
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Building 137
Austin, TX 78758

Strategy on a page

SESSION 2: Strategy-on-a-Page
Creating a Strategy on a Page and linking it into an Organization’s Business and Technology Initiatives

July 17, 2019

SESSION 3: Build vs. Buy
The New Mindsets Required by the C-Suite and IT Management to do Real World Digital Transformation

August 21, 2019

Russ Finney

Organizations are rapidly transforming themselves using both strategic thinking and digital transformation initiatives to achieve higher profits, increased growth, and sustained competitiveness.

This unique series of lunch and learn events presents an opportunity to look at a much deeper level into the business transformation and technology approaches and methods being used by the cutting edge start-ups and mid-sized companies here in Austin. These lunches are also a chance to see the related strategies being used by very large enterprises that have been studied by University of Texas researchers. Each of the three presentations is focused on practical innovative learning for c-suite executives, as well as upper level IT management.

Delivered by Russ Finney in a sequence of three monthly luncheon events, each specific topic covers the current fundamental best practices being used by the top performing organizations studied through both UT research and years of direct client engagements.

Russ draws his insights as a business and strategy lecturer within the University of Texas – McCombs School of Business, as a researcher with the itmWEB Group, and as an advisory partner with the Stratamation Network. He is a frequent keynote speaker, and this year he completed a series of video interviews on “work reimagined” with the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to his current research and teaching, Russ worked as a CIO in the semiconductor, aerospace, and financial services industries for many years. In 2016, he was named a Top 5 executive CIO Influencer through social media by Apollo Research (@rfinney). He started his career at Ernst & Young.