As days go by, we are getting more excited about our trip, a huge gathering of tech and business people that has now earned the title of “the best technology conference on the planet.”
This year, it will unite more than 20,000 people from a wide range of communities. People are flying in from all over the world to listen to more than 600 speakers over three days.
will be joining the ranks of start-ups demonstrating and exhibiting what we do, and I am particularly excited since I will also be speaking at what they call the People’s Stage on the topic of ‘Leading in the Imagination Age.’
From Eva Longoria to Bono, from Peter Thiel, former founder of PayPal, to Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco, it seems that the organisers have managed to get a great crowd to the beautiful country of Ireland. What can I say? I am really excited!
The conference comes with added benefits. Food festivals, music, apps and even pub crawling events will enable us to connect with like-minded people. There is also a free student summit to teach young people the skills they need to prosper in the new economy and show them which careers will be emerging.
I am looking forward to experiencing first hand, the spirit of this incredible event. The world is currently changing at an unprecedented rate. To accommodate these changes, a nimble mindset is needed in organisations. This mindset should encompass having a personal mission, being open to new thinking, and developing the agility to navigate these fast changes and the capacity to create a shared purpose with others.
Large and well-established organisations would certainly benefit by adopting the start-up mindset amongst their staff. Activating people’s imagination is attractive, powerful and it creates growth.
The challenges of the future will be solved by enthused brains imagining and collaborating together. Running around and creating more paperwork is not the solution. Every individual and organisation in the world could make an effort to look at their own practises and join this evolution, even from afar.
In my view, imagination and focus are two key aspects to a better future.