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Linda Bernardi

Futureproof your business with this Digital Disruption Strategist and Former IBM Chief Innovation Officer and Watson Co-Lead

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Linda Bernardi believes the impact of digital disruption is a huge positive for today’s business organizations. With highly engaged discussions, Linda raises the comfort level audiences have with embracing disruptive technologies. She shares an enthusiastic outlook on how a wide range of sectors such as finance, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare can futureproof their business and thrive in the disruptive economy.  

Linda is a serial high-tech entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of IoT and the emerging hyperconnected world. She discusses the benefit of adopting emerging technologies in today’s consumer driven, “Know Me” economy. Linda is currently a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company Worldwide. Previously, she was Chief Innovation Officer at IBM where she helped IBM’s Fortune 100 clients effectively transform and disrupt their businesses, then moved on to hold executive positions in AI, Blockchain, and crypto-currency companies. 

She shows audiences how emerging innovations, such as AI (machine learning, deep learning), IoT, Big Data, blockchain, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) can change the trajectory of their business. Equally, through her first best-seller book ProVoke, Linda discusses the importance of culture in helping companies disrupt and innovate.

Linda is working with companies in all sectors to INVERT their mindset and offerings. As author of the Amazon best-seller The Inversion Factor: How to Thrive in the IoT Economy (MIT Press 2017) , Linda shares with audiences how to abandon the ‘product-first’ model and capitalize on a ‘customer-need’ model, driven by customer data and how to Future Proof their businesses. On stage, Linda focuses on how companies like Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, and Netflix all saw the opportunity to leverage disruptive innovation, reinvent their future, and futureproof their business.

Digital disruption strategist and former IBM Chief Innovation Officer and Watson Co-Lead
Keywords: Technology; Disruption; Innovation; Blockchain; Artificial Intelligence; Internet of Things

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