SXSW 2020

Business Incumbents Leading Transformative Change


In order to remain competitive, large institutions recognize they must innovate and offer new ways to deliver solutions in competitive landscapes. As companies move to digitize and build data-driven, customer-centric solutions offers opportunities for companies to design for the future and intentionally lead with unique ventures that break silos, overcome barriers to integration, and mitigate aversions to risk. This panel highlights the popular work of innovative professionals leading futuristic work within incumbent institutions. The panelists will speak on their ventures to build innovation labs supporting startups, an innovative strategy for building business solutions with DEI at its core, and driving new perspectives to design people-centered future of work solutions.

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  1. A focused discussion about the challenges large, incumbent institutions face in driving innovation
  2. A case study of three successful innovation initiatves at popular incumbent brands: Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, and Deloitte
  3. A review of common pitfalls and best practices for change managers/drivers of innovation at incumbent companies



Nekpen Osuan, Co-Founder & CEO, WomenWerk

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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