Industries around the world are going through structural changes in an attempt to realign with new artificial intelligence (AI)-industrial futures. For many, technological advancement means progress and increased productivity. But the current rate of change is quickly exceeding our ability to adapt. The result will no longer be disruption, but instead mass dislocation and discontinuity.
The scale and scope of these structural changes have no historical precedent. They are dislocating almost every industry in every geography and transforming entire systems of production, management, and governance. Every aspect of your business is about to change.
With the merger of humanity and AI, many company leaders aren’t sure what to expect from AI or how it will impact their business model. Yet with change coming at breakneck speed, the time to identify your company’s AI strategy is now.
For the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business, Idris Mootee, CEO and co-founder of Idea Couture, a global strategic innovation firm, will discuss the opportunities for business in our AI future.
About the Speaker
A master design thinker and described as "the ultimate foresight machine,” Idris Mootee is one of the most sought after board-level advisers among the Global 2000s and is a frequent keynote speaker in executive summits.
He currently serves as Global CEO of Idea Couture (he co-founded in 2007), a global innovation firm serving Fortune 500s with offices in San Francisco, London, Toronto, New York City, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo. Idea Couture has helped create more than US$2 billion in economic value for its clients in one year. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the Institute of Human Futures.
Idea Couture's global client list gives Mootee a front-row seat to the high-velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold in every industry and every firm. The firm’s client list includes top names such as Starbucks, Samsung, RBC, UBS, Citi, World Bank, MIT, Prudential, Pepsi, FedEx, J&J, Campbell’s, Novartis, AT&T, Cisco, and Bloomberg. Mootee is the author of five books on innovation and strategy – including his most recent, Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation, which was translated in multiple countries and used as core material in graduate programs including Parsons and Harvard.
About the Moderator
Jean-Louis Schaan, PhD '83
Jean-Louis Schaan, PhD '83, is a Professor of General Management, International Business, and Strategy, and holds the Donald L. Triggs Chair in International Business.
Prior to joining Ivey, he was Director of the University of Ottawa's Executive MBA Program. Schaan has had a 20-year career at the University of Ottawa as a professor and as an administrator. He has taught in all academic programs, has managed the School's Management section and run the bilingual International MBA Program. Schaan started his academic career at the School of Business at Queen's University.
Schaan holds a PhD in strategic management from the Ivey Business School at Western University and an MBA from the School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He is a graduate from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP).
He has won teaching awards at both Ivey and the University of Ottawa.
About the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business
The Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business serves as a tool to assist in the development of a global leadership position for Canadian-based businesses.