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Wednesday, February 15 • 11:15am - 11:35am
Keynote: Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones - Simon Wardley, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

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Deng Xiaoping once described managing the economy as crossing the river by feeling the stones—in other words have a direction but be adaptive. But in a world of constant change, how do you determine the right thing to do? Which pebble to tread on? How do you understand where you’re going and where you need to go? How do you know if your strategy is right? Is there even such a thing?

Simon Wardley examines the issue of situational awareness and explains how it applies to the world of open source. Using examples from government and the commercial world, we explore how you can map your environment, identify opportunities to exploit, and learn to play the game. 

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Simon Wardley

Researcher, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for the Leading Edge Forum and the lead practitioner for the Wardley Maps advisory service helping clients anticipate market and ecosystem developments.Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and he is the author of multiple reports including Clash of the Titans – Will China Dethrone Silicon Valley? where he assesses the hi-tech challenge from China and what... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

Attendees (70)