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Aaron Dignan’s Speaker Bio:
Aaron Dignan is one of the best speakers on the market, bringing deep insights to audiences about modern business models, how digital strategy is changing the game for large and small corporations, and how the classic top-down management systems are giving way to the modern mindset : the network.
Everywhere he looks, Aaron sees the same phenomenon. Our most trusted and important institutions – in business, healthcare, government, philanthropy, and beyond – are struggling. They’re confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once made them strong are liabilities in an era of constant change. For the past eight years, Dignan and his team have been studying the fastest growing, most profoundly impactful companies of our time. What they’ve found is that this new guard represents a major shift in organizational values.
He contends that teams everywhere need to upgrade their organizational operating system and adopt a new way of working that prioritizes purpose, networks, emergence, adaptivity, empowerment, and transparency. As a transformation partner, Dignan and his team have advised the leadership at global brands like GE, American Express, Hyatt, PepsiCo, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Motor Company, and The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum on their future in an increasingly complex world.
Aaron Dignan is an active angel investor and helps build partnerships between the startups and end-ups he advises. He has sat on advisory boards for GE, American Express, and PepsiCo, as well as the board of directors for Smashburger. He is the author of Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success (Free Press, 2011) and an upcoming book on organization design.
He consults with many Fortune 100 leadership teams, like GE, Pepsico, Ford, Virgin, Inbev, outlining precisely where digital forces are disrupting decades of tradition.
Originally Colorado, now a true New Yorker, Aaron delivers speeches with incredible ease, using a mixture of understated intelligence, a quick sense of humor, and almost unrivaled knowledge of his subject.
After starting the international digital strategy consulting company with two partners, Undercurrent established itself as a premier firm, grown by referral alone due to an extreme non-disclosure policy and a resistance to press.
The Speech Description
The Ever Better Organization
Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in the 21st Century
We sit at the precipice of a completely new world. Exponential technologies are transforming our economy in unpredictable ways – democratizing power, concentrating wealth, connecting everyone and everything, and challenging our assumptions about rights and privacy. In response, new ways of working and organizing are gaining popularity, spurred on by Generation Y entrepreneurs who are willing to question everything about what an organization is and how it should operate. The change we face technologically and culturally is nothing compared to what’s coming. To be ready, Dignan contends we need to focus on making our teams and companies more adaptive, more exponential, and (perhaps counterintuitively) more human. In this presentation he offers a path to readiness that applies to anyone, from the new hire to the chief executive.
Aaron Dignan Testimonials:
“Aaron is one of the smartest thinkers around when it comes to digital technology and how to make it work for you. As a presenter, he’s equally well-versed in translating and communicating his insights in a way that is both entertaining and actionable.”
– General Electric
“The weekend was a great success and Aaron Dignan was wonderful. His presentation was inspiring and the team really found his work inspirational. He helped them crack open some tough challenges.”
“Aaron Dignan was a hit! He brought his “A” game and delivered to the attendees a memorable session.”
– Society for Human Resource Management
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