“There has never been a more important time to understand the context and impacts of accelerated change.”
As we started to tackle the agenda for Connect 2018 I kept coming back to the quote above. This year, as we focus on the theme “Community Accelerates Organizational Transformation” I was repeatedly drawn to Heather McGowan’s words. With the transition to a more digital workplace and the rise of interest in both internal and external programs, it felt both obvious and important to also explore the cultural impacts of community on the future of work. I’m thrilled to announce that Heather will join us at Connect 2018 as our Big Idea Keynote.
We haven’t always included a Big Idea Keynote – we aren’t keen on the idea of doing something just because it’s “what’s done” or just because we’ve done it before, but this opportunity felt too good not to take advantage of. And when there is a good fit, bringing a fresh perspective into the room can inspire, motivate, and deepen our thinking.
As an innovation strategist, Heather has worked with diverse teams to address the ways organizations can most-effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work, and society. You can learn more about Heather, and her approach to the Future of Work here.