"Seeing Around Corners" Innovation Book Launch @ KPMG

Two Financial Center, 60 South Street
Boston, MA 02111-2759
KPMG LLP
Thursday, September 26, 2019 (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (EDT)
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KPMG is pleased to invite you to meet the author of “Seeing Around Corners,” the latest book on corporate strategy and innovation best practices from groundbreaking thought leader and Columbia Business School Professor, Rita McGrath. 

The accelerated pace of disruption that nearly every organization and industry is experiencing today can either create new opportunities or lead to devastating consequences. It is essential for corporate leaders to know how to spot critical inflection points that are transforming their industry and companies in order to take advantage of them. 

Please join KPMG on Thursday, September 26, 2019, for a book launch and fireside chat with author and thought leader, Rita McGrath, hosted by Kevin Bolen, KPMG’s national leader for Strategic Growth Initiatives. Together they will discuss their perspectives and field your questions on how you can help your company stay one step ahead of the disruption curve. After the discussion, stick around to network with your peers and purchase a signed copy of Rita’s new book, “Seeing Around Corners: How to spot inflection points in business.” We look forward to seeing you there! 

Event Agenda

—6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Arrival and networking with refreshments 

—6:30 p.m.–6:50 p.m. Welcome and opening comments from Kevin Bolen, on how KPMG is using signal identification to anticipate “what’s next” for our clients and our own business 

—6:50 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Fireside chat with Rita McGrath, author of “Seeing Around Corners: How to spot inflection points in business” 

—7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Book signing, networking and refreshments 

About the Speakers 

Rita McGrath is a world-renowned thought leader, author, and a professor at Columbia Business School, where she directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program. She is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. She has received the #1 Achievement Award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50, and has been consistently named one of the world’s Top 10 management thinkers in its biannual ranking. Learn more here: http://www.ritamcgrath.com 

Kevin Bolen is a principal in KPMG’s Innovation and Enterprise Solutions organization and serves as the national leader for Strategic Growth Initiatives responsible for the identification and pursuit of new and emerging opportunities in response to disruptive trends and technologies. In this capacity, he leads market-based analyses to assess the potential impact of these trends on KPMG and its clients, prioritizes, allocates, and governs a $150M annual investment portfolio to capitalize on these disruptions. Mr. Bolen has spent more than 15 years in corporate innovation as both an executive and consulting partner working across large enterprises in diverse sectors such as insurance and financial services, healthcare and life sciences, education, apparel, and aerospace. 

About the Book 

“Seeing Around Corners: How to spot inflection points in business” is a prescriptive guide to anticipating and capitalizing on disruptive inflection points shaping the marketplace. Though seemingly sudden, inflection points are not random nor unexpected. Every “overnight” shift is actually the final stage of a process that has been subtly building over time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart business leaders can learn to spot inflection points before they hit—and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Learn more here: https://seeingaroundcornersbook.com/

For additional information, please contact Shawn Torkelson at 617-988-1132.

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Event Contact:
Michael Johnson
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KPMG LLP
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For additional information, please contact Shawn Torkelson at 617-988-1132.
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