Forum on World Class IT - 272 Interviews and Podcasts

Welcome to the Forum on World Class IT podcast series, a collection of exclusive interviews with Chief Information Officers and other IT industry thought leaders. Learn from the experts on how best to establish a truly World Class IT organization.

January 16, 2017

People, IT and Business Partnerships, External Partners...

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Rob Nail, CEO, Singularity University

In this interview, Rob Nail, Chief Executive Officer of Singularity University, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerhips. Some of the topics discussed include:
  • Rob’s path from entrepreneur to CEO, and the growth he has led at SingularityUniversity
  • The accelerating pace of technology progress, and the importance of thoughtful and creative futures thinking
  • How the lack of long-term thinking has contributed to economic instability and political and social unrest in the US and across the world
  • The natural tendency for people to be pessimistic, and why the world needs rational optimists and storytellers
  • Why current frameworks are insufficient for keeping pace with change, and how leaders can begin to change their mindset
  • Best practices for corporations to experiment with new technologies and leverage innovation ecosystems
  • Intrapreneurship, innovation and scaling at the edgesBest practices from Lowe’s innovation lab Biography