2015: Balancing Transformation

Balancing Transformation is a hot topic in business today and was the theme of our seventh (and best yet!) Better by Design CEO Summit 2015.

Over 400 CEOs, senior managers and thought leaders spent two days together in March to explore the challenges and tensions businesses face in balancing business as usual with the need to pursue visionary and game changing business transformation.

An impressive line-up of international speakers from Harvard University, Nike, Coke, Google, SYPartners and NewDealDesign shared their insights and experiences, equipping delegates with challenges and actions geared towards implementing real change within their own businesses.

We also heard stories of breakdowns and breakthroughs from New Zealand companies Xero, International Volunteer HQ, Les Mills Enterprises, Icebreaker, Terra Sancta and Mediaworks, who are all actively disrupting and re-imagining the categories they operate within, both here and abroad.

Connections were made, insights were gained and commitments to action created. Below are some of the presentations and interviews that were just too good not to share. Enjoy and prepare to be inspired.

Balancing Transformation: Talks from the 2015 CEO Summit

Note: unfortunately, we are unable to publish Jill Bolte Taylor, Andreas Harlow, or Lisa Gevelber's presentations.


Dr Jill Bolte Taylor - Neuroanatomist, My Stroke of Insight. Watch an interview with Jill

David Butler - Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Coca-Cola Company. Watch David's presentation

Andreas Harlow - Global Creative Director, Nike

Lisa Gevelber - Vice President Marketing, Americas, Google

Joe Lassiter - Professor, Harvard Business School, Faculty Chair, Harvard Innovation Lab. Watch Joe's presentation

Keith Yamashita - Founder and Chairman, SYPartners. 

Gadi Amit - Founder, NewDeal Design. Watch Gadi's presentation

Rob Fyfe - CEO, Icebreaker. Watch Rob's presentation

Rod Drury - CEO, Xero. Watch Rod's presentation

Andy Hovey - Global Product Design Director, Xero. Watch Andy's presentation

Mark Weldon - Group CEO, Mediaworks

Sarah Elliott - Co-Founder, Terra Sancta

Dan Radcliffe - Executive Director and Founder, International Volunteer HQ. Watch Dan's presentation

Vaughan Schwass - CEO, Les Mills Enterprises. Watch Vaughan's presentation


The CEO Summit 2015 was proudly sponsored by 

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