Succeeding in the Digital Economy

July 25, 2018  •

“The future is already here—it is just unevenly distributed.”
— science fiction writer William Gibson

Learn from some of the nation’s top business leaders and most insightful digital thinkers at The Aspen Institute’s invitation-only roundtable series. These discussions, specifically designed for C-Suite leaders, are aimed to provide both strategic and tactical frameworks for understanding a rapidly evolving business environment.

These participatory conversations will help C-suite executives explore the value of success in the digital economy—and the values necessary to succeed. Bestselling authors and C-suite peers who have mastered the digital transformation will explain how companies are changing the way they interact with customers, think about their products, and build an internal culture and processes to thrive as an organization in the digital age.

Each roundtable in this new, national series will feature a candid interview with a C-suite leader—a discussion led by business journalists from places like Fast Company and Fortune—as well as a presentation from top strategists, explaining the backdrop and trends reshaping today’s economy.

You’ll hear from thinkers like Annie Duke, a world champion poker player and expert in decision strategy who authored the national bestseller Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, as well as the CEO and President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Robert Kaplan, a former Harvard Business School management professor and author of What You Really Need to Lead.

The series will also feature innovative executives, like Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning, the head of the nation’s second-largest utility as it reimagines how it interacts with its customers, and Audi USA’s chief marketing officer, Loren Angelo, who is helping lead the automotive company’s rethinking of its products in the digital age.

The basis for the roundtables is a new white paper, entitled “Blurred Lines: Understanding the Value—and Values—of Success in the Digital Economy,” that explores the key trends and distills critical insights for today’s business leaders. Read the report here:

Please consider joining us for upcoming discussions in:

– New York City, October 3, 2018: Rethinking Customers in the Digital Age

Chicago, October 10, 2018: Rethinking Products in the Digital Age

Dallas, October 25, 2018: Rethinking Leadership in the Digital Age

San Francisco, November 8, 2018: The Aspen Institute Cyber Summit

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Further Reading and Key Sources from our “Blurred Lines” whitepaper:

How Can You Be Both the Disruptor and the Disrupted?” by Ernst and Young

The Internet of Things: The Opportunities and Challenges of Interconnectedness,” from the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

CEO Pulse Survey 2017,” from Korn Ferry

Digital Transformation in the Age of the Customer,” from Accenture; “Digital Transformation: Embracing a Digital Future,” Dell Technologies

Why Inclusivity Equals Innovation,” by Tom Loeffert, Digitalist Magazine

The Inclusive Leader,” from the Korn Ferry Institute

The Future of Jobs,” from the World Economic Forum

More From Our Partners:

How America’s C-Suite is using today’s tax cuts to drive tomorrow’s growth,” from SAP

Tax Savings And The Long-Term Value Of Digital Transformation,” by Todd McElhatton, SAP


Roundtable series underwritten by: