Complexity is killing the ability of many companies to innovate and adapt. So, simplicity can be a competitive advantage. Imagine what it’d be like where everyone only engages in essential and meaningful work. How can leaders rebuild their organizations with Simplicity in its DNA?
Lisa Bodell, Author, Why Simple Wins
Lisa Bodell is a bestselling author and the Founder and CEO of futurethink. As a globally recognized expert on innovation foresight, simplification, and change management, she has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Goog... More View all posts
Lisa Bodell is a bestselling author and the Founder and CEO of futurethink. As a globally recognized expert on innovation foresight, simplification, and change management, she has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Google, Pfizer, Citigroup, Lockheed Martin, and more. As a keynote speaker, Lisa has inspired over 100,000 attendees in 30 countries with radical thinking and on-the-spot business solutions that motivate people and organizations to action. Her presentations are frequently the highest-rated sessions at conferences, as Lisa always empowers her audiences with practical tools, tips, and resources. Lisa’s first book, Kill the Company, won the Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. Her latest book, Why Simple Wins, provides tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system, and North Star towards an innovative workplace culture. Lisa has contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media including Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and she is a frequent contributor to strategy & business for Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. Lisa also enjoys shaping big picture issues on the global stage. She is a Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum; an adviser on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and sits on the Board of the NSA. Less View all posts
Ed Toner, Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska
Ed Toner was appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts as Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska on June 9th, 2015. He has spent the last 20+ years in the Information Technology field, and has held IT leadership positions at both Fir... More View all posts
Ed Toner was appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts as Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska on June 9th, 2015. He has spent the last 20+ years in the Information Technology field, and has held IT leadership positions at both First Data and TD Ameritrade in Omaha, NE. A Nebraska transplant (native of Texas) Ed has significant international experience, having managed IT teams in both the UK and Argentina. His background also includes Industrial Engineering positions in Manufacturing prior to moving into the Information Technology field. Since taking over as Nebraska's chief information officer, Ed Toner has consolidated key information technology systems, resources and services which has positioned the state to provide quality support at lower costs earning him the StateScoop 2016 National “Up and Comer Award” and the 2017 “State Executive of the Year”. Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. His Consolidation of state IT has been featured in StateScoop, Govloop and CIO magazines. His award-winning blog was recognized consecutively in State Tech’s “50 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs 2015” and “30 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs 2016”. He is also a published author in CIO Review and Government CIO Outlook magazines: “The Transformation of Business Processes and Tools”; publication date: Mar 20, 2017; CIO Review Magazine. “Centralized-vs-Decentralized IT-Is There A Middle Ground?”; publication date: Apr 1, 2016; Government CIO Outlook Magazine. Less View all posts