Tom's in Chicago speaking to the TransUnion Global Technology Leadership Meeting. TransUnion is a credit reporting agency, and more.
Slides are here: TransUnion, Chicago, 5 October 2017
As the battle over the Affordable Care Act is waged in Congress, the uncertainty grows for those whose job it is to deliver healthcare to our rapidly aging population. Tom is in San Francisco speaking to the leaders of one of the largest U.S. healthcare providers, Dignity Health.
He remains steadfast: The theme of the speech is Excellence. (What else?) Striving toward excellence in all patient-staff interactions remains the best defense against the madness of the times. Though Tom insists on calling Excellence not "defense," but "offense"—that is, as he told us, "taking the lead and pre-empting the change with superb patient interactions in terms of outcomes and the experience the care provider offers."
I'm speaking in Toronto to the conference of my dreams—"Private Company Managers Annual Meeting." For me, it's a one-two punch. First, the best of the best, the winners in Deloitte's "Canada's Best Managed Program." Second, the group consists entirely of mid-sized companies.
The "gurus" (whoops, including me) seem to focus almost exclusively on giant firms. Yet it's the SMEs who create (in every nation) de facto ALL the new jobs—and readily come out on top when it comes to innovation.
What a treat—and a privilege—it will be to hang out with these folks!
In addition to FINAL and LONG versions of his presentation, he sent along a PowerPoint he's labeled "Mini-MASTER"—it amounts to an overview, wrapping up the year, in acknowledgement of this being his last presentation of 2016.
He noted the loss of jobs worldwide to computerization—mainly jobs held by middle income employees. In his view, the growth of employment in the future will come from Small and Middle-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Tom tells us, "With no shadow of doubt, Salibi puts on the most extraordinary management events in the world—from São Paulo to Radio City Music Hall. From grand ambition to obsession with the tiniest detail, Salibi and HSM have no peers."
Expomanagement in São Paulo will have 3,000 attendees. Over a three-day period, they will listen to an extraordinary group of speakers—and have the opportunity to partake of literally hundreds of workshop-discussions.
Speakers beside Tom include the likes of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Oliver Stone.
The online International Project Management Day event was presented earlier today by International Institute for Learning (IIL). The program will be available for 90 days at their website.
In keeping with his usual practice, Tom had PowerPoint slides to accompany his presentation. You can get the files here if you'd like:
I'm in the midst of a pretty intense set of lectures that is sending/will send me from London to Toronto to São Paulo to Seoul. (With a few USA stops tossed in for good measure.) I often have a base presentation I work off at any point in time. I thought I'd send it your way FYI. It's used for live presentations only, so, alas, there is no annotation.