ICEDR Global Innovations Summit - Developing Leaders for a VUCA World

May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017


May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

London, UK
The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit - Developing Leaders for a VUCA World is hosted by Baker McKenzie and McKinsey.

We know the world is changing fast. We know technological breakthroughs have accelerated beyond what we thought possible. We know that demographics and cultural norms are changing the way work is done, as well as the relationships between employees and their organizations. We know that economic power is shifting from West to East. We know that customers have more knowledge than ever before and are therefore more demanding than ever before.

But do we know what this means from a talent management, leadership development and organizational design perspective? Are we fully prepared to spot the leaders of the future in this ever-changing world? Are we as agile and resilient as we know we need to be? We will tackle these and other topics at the ICEDR Summit, with fresh research and practical company presentations on innovations concerning the workplace of the future and the leadership capabilities needed to not only survive, but to thrive in a VUCA World.

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR’s most senior-level program. ICEDR partner companies may send 3 senior HRD executives/line executives. ICEDR academic partners may send 1 colleague.

Who Should Attend

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR’s most senior-level program. ICEDR partner companies may send 3 senior HRD executives/line executives . ICEDR academic partners may send 1 colleague.




Doug Ready

Founder & President, ICEDR & Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan School

Celia Berenguer

Chief Learning Officer | Sanofi

Steve Craggs

Head of Learning & Development | Baker McKenzie

Jonathan Donner

‎Strategic Advisor and Chief, Capability Development Branch | United Nations World Food Programme

Claudio Feser

Senior Partner | McKinsey & Company

Geraldine Haley

Facilitator/Coach/Mentor to leaders and teams

Joanne Ho

Chief Operations Officer, Fung Academy and Executive Director, The Program for Management Development, Fung Group

Monica Kurnatowska

Partner, Employment Group | Baker & McKenzie

Leonard Lane

Member of the Board, Fung Academy and Advisor to the Group Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd

Peter May

Chief Talent Officer | Baker McKenzie

Martin Moehrle

Martin Moehrle | Thought Leader, Consultant, Coach and HR Executive

Claudia Schlossberger

Executive Vice President, Human Resources | Carlsberg Group

Ralf Schneider

Founder & Managing Director | Better Business

Stefano Turconi

Teaching Fellow | London Business School

Nick van Dam

McKinsey partner, Global Chief Learning Officer & Client Advisor

Alison Young

Change Leadership, Digital Transformation, and Organisational Development

Simone Zilgen

Senior Talent Management Director | Carlsberg Group

Mykel Ziolo

Senior Fellow, ICEDR




Tuesday, May 16

8:30 Coffee & Registration
9:00 Welcome & Introduction
-Doug Ready, Founder & President, ICEDR and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
-Peter May, Chief Talent Officer, Baker McKenzie
-Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer & Client Advisor, McKinsey & Chairman, ICEDR
9:15 Disruption and the C-Suite Agenda
-Facilitators: Doug Ready & Mykel Ziolo, Senior Fellow, ICEDR & Former SVP Global Human Resources, Hess
-Leonard Lane, Managing Director Fung Academy & Group Director Leadership Development, and Joanne Ho, Executive Director – Program for Management Development / Fung Academy, Li & Fung
-Claudia Schlossberger, EVP Group HR, and Simone Zilgen, Senior Talent Management Director, Carlsberg Group
10:15 Round Table Discussion
11:00 Break
11:15 Reimagining Leadership
-Claudio Feser, Senior Partner & Global Head of McKinsey Leadership Development, McKinsey
12:15 Discussion
12:45 Lunch
2:00 Panel Session–HR’s Leadership Opportunity
-Facilitator: Peter May, Baker McKenzie
-Ralf Schneider, Managing Partner, Better Business
-Peter May, Baker McKenzie
-Martin Moehrle, Consultant & Associate Director, EFMD
-Geraldine Haley, Senior Fellow, ICEDR & GH Consulting
-Mykel Ziolo, Senior Fellow, ICEDR & Former SVP Global Human Resources, Hess
3:15 Discussion
3:45 Break
4:15 Company Presentation-Baker McKenzie
-Monica Kurnatowska, Partner, Employment Group, Baker & McKenzie
5:30 Discussion
6:00-7:30 Special Reception at Baker McKenzie

Wednesday, May 17

8:30 Coffee
8:45 Reimagining Decision-Making - Simple Rules for Complex Decisions
-Stefano Turconi, Sloan Fellow, Teaching Fellow, Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, London Business School
10:00 Break
10:15 Reimagining Learning
-Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer & Client Advisor, McKinsey & Chairman, ICEDR
11:15 Panel Session– New Views on Leadership and Talent Challenges
-Facilitator: Jonathan Donner, Strategic Advisor, Capability Development - UN World Food Programme
-Steve Craggs, Head of Learning and Development, Baker McKenzie
-Celia Berenguer, Global Head of Leadership and Learning, Barclays
-Alison Young, Consultant & Former SVP, Global Head of Organisation Effectiveness, Pearson
12:15 Discussion
12:30 Next steps
12:45 Wrap-up discussion
1:00 Adjourn

Subject to change

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Advance Prep



Travel Information
The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit will take place at Baker McKenzie at 100 New Bridge Street in London. The program will start on Tuesday, May 16 at 9:00 and end on Wednesday, May 17 at 13:00. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:45 to pick up your materials and to enjoy a coffee or tea.

Program Location
Baker McKenzie
100 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6JA
United Kingdom

Baker McKenzie is easily accessible by public transportation. The nearest tube station is Blackfriars on the Circle & District lines. Nearest mainline stations are City Thameslink ( and Blackfriars ( &
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Nearby Hotels
Each participant is responsible for making his/her own hotel reservations. Some hotel options are:
Crowne Plaza London-The City (<5 minute walk)
19 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6DB
United Kingdom
Phone: +44-871-942 9190

Grange St. Paul’s Hotel (<10 minute walk)
10 Godliman Street
London EC4V 5AJ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7074 1000

Meals will be served during the program. Please contact us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended for the program.

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Final Participant List

This is the participant list for ICEDR's 2017 Innovations Summit.


Employment compliance and legal services in a VUCA world

Monica Kurnatowska, Baker McKenzie discusses employment compliance and legal services in a VUCA world


The Apparel Industry in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Leonard Lane and Joanne Ho, Fung Academy discuss the apparel industry in the 4th industrial revolution.


Developing Leaders for a VUCA World

Doug Ready, ICEDR, introduces developing leaders in a VUCA world


Disruption and the C-Suite Agenda

Mykel Ziolo, ICEDR, discusses disruption and the C-Suite agenda based on his experiences at Hess


Developing Leaders at Scale in a VUCA World

Claudio Feser, McKinsey, discusses McKinsey research on developing leaders at scale in a VUCA world


Create a Winning Culture at Carlsberg

Claudia Schlossberger, Carlsberg, discusses how they went about creating a winning culture at Carlsberg to help implement change.


HR’s Leadership Opportunity in a VUCA World

Mykel Ziolo discusses HR's leadership opportunity and accountabilities in a VUCA world.


Agile strategies for engaging talent in a VUCA world

Martin Moehrle discusses research on developing agile strategies to engage talent in a VUCA world


Next Generation Leadership

Ralf Schneider, Better Business, discusses what next generation leadership will look like


Reimagining Learning During the 4th Industrial Revolution

Nick van Dam, McKinsey, discusses reimagining learning during the 4th industrial revolution


Reimagining Decision-Making-Simple Rules for Complex Decisions

Stefano Turconi discusses how to reimagine decision-making based on his research and book on simple rules for complex decisions


Simple Rules for a Complex World

This is the article Stefano Turconi referenced in his presentation on May 17.