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NYU professor to discuss disruptive innovation at T&T conference

New York University professor Luke William will discuss the challenges of creating growth within a struggling economy and the benefits of disruptive change. 

“D Day”: A Master Conference on Disruption' will offer insights into how to achieve positive transformation in business through disruptive change, which is at the core of innovative leadership.

Williams, who is Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab at NYU's Leonard N Stern School of Business, will be speaking on May 24, 2018 at the Distinguished Leadership and Innovation Conference (DLIC) at the  UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

On “D Day”, Professor Williams will introduce local and regional captains of industry to the concepts of disruptive thinking, disruptive leadership and disruptive technologies.

From the Why to the How; the Motivation to the Method, Williams will address the challenges of transforming business and innovation leadership to spur future growth prospects.

In his book “Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business”, Williams
dares leaders to be game-changers and drive innovation.

“At some time, someone somewhere is going to disrupt your entire industry. Shouldn’t it be you?” Said Williams.

As a Professor of Innovation and Design at the NYU Stern School of Business, Founder and Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs and Fellow at Frog Design, Williams has been touted as a leading business contributor and commentator, featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Fast Company and has also addressed the World Innovation Forum and the United Nations General Assembly.

According to Williams, the key to thriving in an era of constant change is to have more ideas and bold ideas.

“The challenge for every organization, no matter what size, the challenge for everyone in
business, whether you are an Executive or entrepreneur, is to develop a constant stream of bold
new recipes," said Williams, who has worked with clients like Virgin, Disney, Crocs, Sony, GE, Hewlett-Packard and American Express. 

Williams is also an innovator and inventor with more than 30 U.S. patents, and has designed over 100
products in industries ranging from transportation to finance, and healthcare to consumer

Given the anxiety and uncertainty gripping the business community, this kind of innovative thinking can inspire leaders to look for opportunities even in a recession.

Over the years, the DLIC has continued to adapt its theme and team of panelists to respond to global, regional and local trends, the economic climate, market shifts and emerging schools of thought to guide leaders on how to stand out, stay relevant and stay ahead of the game.

“The DLIC offers the opportunity to obtain insights into leadership and innovation from the most outstanding global experts."

"It has provided the impetus to redirect the strategy of leading local companies and organizations, defying the notion of a conference as “talk” in its propensity to stimulate real action in companies and public institutions," said Dr. Kamla Mungal, Director, Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Centre/Leadership Institute, Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

The DLIC has a long legacy of hosting world-renowned business gurus like John Kotter, Daniel Pink, Malcom Gladwell, Ram Charan and Peter Senge, Donald Sull, Pankaj Ghemawat and Jim Collins among others.

2018 will continue this legacy through inspiring, thought-provoking concepts while creating an interactive environment where leaders can discuss the challenges and potential solutions facing the region.

For further information please call 645-6700 ext. 299 or email conferencing@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

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