Business Decision Making using Complexity Science
Boston, MA, June 23-24, 2011
Suffolk University Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership
Why This Seminar
According to a recent IBM survey of 1500 global leaders, complexity was cited as the most significant issue facing leaders today. Our businesses have reached such a level of interconnectedness that they have evolved into complex adaptive systems that are no longer manageable with traditional business tools and methodologies.
What You Can Expect
Suffolk University Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership and Icosystem Corporation offer a unique training and networking opportunity to help you understand the complexity challenge. Through case studies and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to use leading-edge techniques from the field of Complexity Science to strengthen your business decisions by leveraging your data, know-how and domain expertise. You will learn how leading organizations world-wide are harnessing complexity to solve key challenges:
- Improve return on investment across multiple functions
- Increase market share
- Manage long-term brand equity
- Optimize workforce efficiency
- Identify and remove bottlenecks and inefficiencies
- Test product or service innovations
- Respond to unexpected change
Who Should Participate
This event is aimed at executives and senior-level decision makers who are faced with challenging problems and want to learn how leading-edge science and technology can help them harness complexity to support their decisions and to gain a competitive advantage. At the end of the workshop you will have gained basic knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of this approach, along with a practical understanding of how the approach can help you in your business. You will learn new ways to think about problems in your domain and how to combine quantitative and qualitative information to improve your decisions and gain competitive advantage.