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Prepare your people for the digital journey.

Very few people are aware of the digital tsunami coming their way. ‘Business as usual’ will join ‘clocking in’ and retirement as a term associated with a bygone era. It would be wise to brief your people as to how they capitalise on the opportunities and sidestep the threats. Similarly, your wider tribe, including suppliers and clients will appreciate the heads up.

Very few people are aware of the digital tsunami coming their way. ‘Business as usual’ will join ‘clocking in’ and retirement as a term associated with a bygone era. It would be wise to brief your people as to how they capitalise on the opportunities and sidestep the threats. Similarly, your wider tribe, including suppliers and clients will appreciate the heads up.

A typical keynote synopsis:

Ade McCormack is focused on helping organisations and their people thrive in the digital age. His keynote speeches will take your audience on a mind-moving and engaging journey that starts with the dawn of humanity and quickly progresses to exploring the future of work and business. He explores digital age leadership and the evolving nature of talent management, culture and the workplace.

He looks beyond agile organisations, suggesting we should make Nature our ‘business partner’ and harness the capabilities we have acquired over many millennia. Courage, creativity and curiosity are but a subset of our natural tendencies that will drive value in the digital economy. Creative disruption will be your friend, if innovation lies at the heart of your organisation.

From listening to Ade, you will learn that digital age organisations harness AI to augment rather than eliminate the workforce.

Ade provides a way forward for both individuals and organisations that draws from the disciplines of sports performance, biology, anthropology and technology.

Ade McCormack is an experienced motivational speaker. He is known for his engaging, thought provoking and inspiring approach to alerting audiences as to what lies ahead. Specifically, Ade:
  • Provides both a ‘zoom out’ perspective on what is happening, coupled with ‘zoom in’ guidance on how to capitalise on the changes.
  • Has a strong sense of what lies ahead, and so can give you a competitive advantage.
  • Is a former technologist who today works with senior executives. His deep ‘bits to boardroom’ grasp of digital matters can be applied to the needs of your audience.
  • Has a compelling and engaging delivery style, which will energise and inspire your audience.

     

Your audience will enjoy a motivational experience from an established in-demand public speaker. It is worth mentioning that Ade:
  • Is an expert on digital matters.
  • Can cover themes that are at or near the intersection of people, leadership and technology.
  • Can deliver to audiences ranging from new entrants through to senior executives.
  • Can deliver to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Has expertise in respect of what makes an event a great success.
  • Has delivered to audiences across the world.
  • Can provide one of his books as an event memento for each delegate.

Engage Ade to get your event off to a flying start!

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Ade’s keynotes can be broadly classified into four themes.
Click on a theme to discover the associated topics that Ade could deliver at your event.

  • We wanted someone who would engage our leadership differently. Ade did this brilliantly.  Engaging, fast paced and multifaceted. Just what was needed to shake things up a little in the last session of our conference!

    Helen MacPhee
    VP Finance
    AstraZeneca
  • We recently held a conference in Milan around “Digital” for our senior partners throughout the MED region (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Ade joined us by VC as a keynote speaker. Even by VC Ade kept the audience captive with lots of note taking and it also provoked a lot of discussion after the event. One of the most compelling keynote speakers that we have had in the MED region.

    Joanne Jones
    EMEIA Markets Operations And Execution Team Leader
    EY
  • Ade understands business and IT opportunities through the lens of executives and how to present this back in a concise manner with clear takeaways.

    Robbert Kuppens
    Global CIO
    Boston Consulting Group
  • Ade spoke at an event for around 250 of our UK & Israel Technology team. Ade has a fantastic presentation style, and it was clear in the prep calls that he was able to take our overall theme of the event and link that to his presentation. I would highly recommend Ade as a motivational speaker and thought leader.

    Hannah Bertolone
    Cloud Programme Leader
    Oracle
  • Ade McCormack sounds a much-needed clarion call for IT to “grow up”  and become a mature business function.

    Nicholas Carr
    Former editor
    Harvard Business Review

A sample of Ade’s clients: