Alfredo Tan is a thought-leader, change agent, and an impact-focused innovator. He’s led companies through changing digital landscapes, evolving consumer expectations and behaviours. He’s held senior level roles with WestJet, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo & Rogers Media.
In this inspiring presentation, Alfredo shares his lessons learned along the way on mentorship, risk taking, focus, and more.
Takeaways can include:
- Success doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a journey that has no destination.
- Hire intellectually curious people, those that thrive in ever changing environments.
- Avoid the ‘HIPPO’ influence
- Empower people to run experiments without management overhead.
- Today is the slowest rate of change we will ever experience again.
As a young immigrant to Canada from the Philippines, Alfredo wanted to be successful in his new country. He spent his life in the pursuit of higher education and in sharing that knowledge whenever he could, rising to the highest levels of corporate leadership in a range of industries. In this inspiring presentation, he shares his lessons learned along the way.
Success involves taking risks, investment of time, grit, perseverance, and incredible focus.
Your mentors and allies will support you & help you overcome some of our systemic challenges.
Be endlessly curious and acknowledge there is always room to be better.
Never forget or be ashamed of where you come from.
Find ways to give back, every single day. No matter how small. Create the conditions to help others be as lucky as you have been.
There are very few companies who don’t want to innovate. In fact, it is probably the most overused term in business today. Most companies and executives today conflate innovation and technology as being interchangeable. But innovation is more about culture, people and how organizations solve problems that can scale.
Why can’t companies innovate? Why is failure so often the outcome despite having very talented teams? When things get hard, when there are significant challenges, competitive forces, harsh economic conditions, companies often revert to the way they have always done things —- institutional gravity. You fall victim to trying to push through using the same processes and activities that made you successful up to this point. However, that won’t get you to the future. The key is finding a way to reach a speed and direction for your organization to move towards and escape the gravity of what you have always done – Find your escape velocity.
The 4th Industrial revolution involves the merging of digital, physical, and biological systems. It isn’t science fiction; it is happening all around us. The last 20 years was the warm-up.
The future of medicine may come equally from the mathematics department as it does from science labs.
The future of education maybe fueled from start-ups and big tech and less from traditional academia.
Every industry, every function, every country will be affected in dramatic ways.
Today, is the slowest day we will ever experience again. Here is what is coming and what you need to do now to prepare.
The competitive landscape has always been challenging. But what we have been predicting, what covid-19 made to be true, is that every company will become a digital enterprise. Which means, overnight, we are all competing in ways we can’t even imagine. No longer do we live in siloed environments. Automotive is competing equally with retail as it does in its own industry.
Consumer experiences, commerce, the war for talent and how we work is colliding across geography, industry, and time zones. The rules have changed literally overnight and will never return to what it was.
Here is why talent will want to come join you on your transformation journey and reasons why they won’t.