Day 1
15 November 2021
12:00 - 12:30
Virtual

Welcome To Thinkers50 Awards Gala 2021: Ideas With Purpose

Stuart Crainer
Co-founder of Thinkers50
Des Dearlove
Co-founder of Thinkers50

Des, Stuart, and Megan introduce the Ideas with Purpose theme, and set the scene with highlights from Thinkers50’s 20th Anniversary year, and a stellar line-up of speakers.

As well as our exciting program, world-leading management thinkers, including some surprise guests, will be joining us over the two days for a series of purposeful conversations to help shape the future agenda of management.

12:30 - 13:00
Virtual

The Purpose Of New Ideas And Thinking

Rahaf Harfoush
Adam Grant

The Purpose Of Work

Megan Reitz
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Alyson Meister

Business Models With Purpose

Stuart Crainer
Yves Pigneur
Alex Osterwalder

Truth, Trust & Tech

Erica Dhawan
Marshall van Alstyne
Anne Morriss
Frances Frei
14:30 - 15:00
Virtual

The Purpose Of Transparency

Amy Webb
Sinan Aral
Des Dearlove

The Purpose Of Technology

Erik Brynjolfsson
Andrew McAfee
Stuart Crainer

Equity Incorporated: The Urgency Of Diversity And Equality

Stella M. Nkomo
Laura Morgan Roberts
Ruchika Tulshyan
16:30 - 17:00
Virtual

The Purpose Of Leadership

Herminia Ibarra
Linda Hill
Des Dearlove
17:30 - 18:00
Virtual

The Purpose Of Strategy — The Why In Strategy

Roger Martin
Rita McGrath
Stuart Crainer

Activists@Work

Christian Sarkar
Hubert Joly
Dorie Clark
Megan Reitz
19:30 - 20:00
Virtual

Netflix: Beyond Rules

Erin Meyer
Reed Hastings
Des Dearlove
Day 2
16 November 2021
12:15 - 12:30
Virtual

Where Next For Management?

Stuart Crainer
Des Dearlove
Megan Reitz
12:30 - 13:00
Virtual

Personal Purpose And Making An Impact

Liz Wiseman
Scott Anthony
Des Dearlove
13:00 - 13:30
Virtual

The Purpose Of Privilege And Power

Sheree Atcheson
Amy Edmondson
Megan Reitz

The Purpose Of Lifelong Learning

Michelle Weise
Lynda Gratton
Stuart Crainer

Business Education: Time For Change?

Anand Narasimhan
Susan Fournier
Santiago Íñiguez
Maja Korica
15:00 - 15:30
Virtual

The Purpose Of Regret And Disruption: Finding Our Own Purpose And Impact

Whitney Johnson
Dan Pink
Des Dearlove

Creating A Curious Culture

Alexa Dembek
Anurupa Ganguly
Diane Hamilton
Scott Anthony
Des Dearlove

The Purpose Of Human Ingenuity And Innovation

W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
Stuart Crainer
17:00 - 17:30
Virtual

Virtual Coctail

It wouldn’t be a Thinkers50 Awards Gala without an opportunity to mingle at the bar. But this is a cocktail party with a difference.

Ever wondered what management ideas would taste like if they were cocktails? What would go into a Blue Ocean or an Invincible, for example? And how many Long London Games would it take to make you start Seeing Double Around Corners?

In the spirits of innovation, we asked the authors what they’d want to see in their drinks. It could be the start of something new — the Drinkers50! Check out our menu of management thinker-themed cocktails.

18:00 - 18:30
Virtual

Distinguished Achievement Awards & 2021 Ranking

Stuart Crainer
Des Dearlove
Megan Reitz
Day 4
18 November 2021
14:00 - 14:15
Virtual

Big picture: Future ready learning

Alper Erhan
14:15 - 14:30
Virtual

Big Picture: Drivers & Trends for the Future of Learning

Zoltan Pop
Zsadany Vecsey
14:35 - 14:45
Virtual

Upskilling and Reskilling: New ways of engaging learners

Richard Berg
14:50 - 15:00
Virtal

Engaging the learners: Re-inventing the power of experience

Ask Agger
15:05 - 15:25
Virtual

Engaging the learners: Agile Transformation and Learning

Perry Timms
15:30 - 15:45
Virtual

Upskilling and Reskilling: Skills for the future

Alvaro Caballero
Natalija Counet
15:50 - 16:05
Virtual

Engaging the learners: Building a World Class Learning Culture

Anja Emonds
Jan Rijken
16:10 - 16:20
Virtual

Upskilling and Reskilling: Awareness Intelligence

Dorothy Siminovich
16:25 - 16:35
Virtual

Beyond Digital: Preparing Learners for AI Revolution

Reinier van Den Biggelaar
16:40 - 16:50
Virtual

Beyond Digital: Ideas for Future

Sami Hamid
16:55 - 17:15
Virtual

How To Create a Self-Learning Culture

Patrick Benammar
17:20 - 17:40
Virtual

Readiness for Digital Learning? Digital Learning Maturity Model

Thomas Lemoine
Erhan Feridun
Day 5
19 November 2021
14:00 - 14:10
Virtual

Intro

Peter Thompson

"WTF - GLOBAL Future Work Forum"

14:10 - 14:20
Virtual

Never Going Back

Peter Thompson
14:25 - 14:40
Virtual

Stakeholder Capitalism

Richard Savage
14:45 - 15:05
Virtual

Ending The Cult of Leadership

Mark Thomas
15:10 - 15:25
Virtual

Futureproofing Work

Diana Wu David
15:30 - 15:45
Virtual

Empathy into Organisations

Micheal Jenkins
15:55 - 16:10
Virtual

Beyond Digital: Ideas for Future

16:15 - 16:25
Virtual

Career Relaunch through Working with Organisations to Develop Skills