PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: The Ultimate Zappos Experience
Limited to the first 50 registrants. This is a separate fee. Add this session when you register for the Conference.
Join us for the ultimate Zappos experience! Included with this workshop is a private tour of the Zappos campus as well as a one hour presentation following the tour. This presentation is conducted by a Zappos culture expert and will dive deeper into their culture. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. Transportation to and from Zappos is included.
FIRST TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Designing Your Business for the 21st Century
Mike Walsh, Founder & CEO, Tomorrow, New York, NY
The companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules. If you could start with a clean sheet of paper, how would you design your company? Should your youngest staff member be making coffee or running your R&D team? Is Big Data something for your IT department to worry about, or a weapon to be wielded by your management team? Do you ban social networks or use them to collaborate more effectively?
Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product. That early success then becomes a rigid code, and as customer habits and markets change, many fail to see that everything that made them successful is exactly what will destroy them later.