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Jamie Anderson

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Jamie Anderson is Professor Strategy at Antwerp Management School. He has held permanent and visiting positions at some of the world’s top business schools, such London Business School, IMD, ESMT Berlin and the University of Melbourne. He is also co-founder of the thought leadership network Connected Visions.

In his research, he focuses on the interconnectivity between creativity, innovation, leadership and strategy. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy. Jamie has written numerous case studies, and is a three-time winner of the EFMD – European Federation for Management Development – case writing awards.

In 2012 Jamie was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by RISEBA Business School for his research on the creative industries. Born in Australia, Jamie has travelled around the world and has lived in Tokyo, London, Berlin and Brussels. He recently settled in Antwerp where he lives with his wife Anne-Mie and 3 children Ries, Hannah and Charlie.

Besides his teaching, research and keynote speaking he loves to spend time with his family and pursue his passion for cycling.
Jamie holds a UCI Masters 3 Category Cycle Racing license, and competes in Belgium and Internationally.

Keynote Topics

The Fine Art of Success | Business Lessons from the Creative Industries

Understanding the Impact of Technology Strategy & Social Media on your Business

There has been a lot of hype about the business impact of consumers’ adoption of networked technologies – especially peer-to-peer platforms, social media sites, tablet computers and smart-phones. But has the on-going evolution of technology, and the way that consumers interact with it, truly changed the world of business? In this session Professor Jamie Anderson will discuss the reality and myths of doing business in a digital world. By telling the story of the meteoric success of the entertainment icon Lady Gaga, he will show how networked technologies have brought about profound changes in the way that businesses can function. Lady Gaga has demonstrated a deep understanding of the opportunities of new technologies to connect with customers and partners, and her holistic multi-channel strategy integrates the 4Es of Excitement, Emotions, Exclusivity and ecommerce.
The Fine Art of Innovation | Understanding the Levers for Strategic Innovation

Creativity, Innovation and Management in a Complex World

In this session we focus on the dynamic of the creative process as a starting point for managing and innovating in a complex world.
We will explore the interaction between personal and organizational creativity, and appreciate that for organizations to innovate and deal with complexity they need to foster the right environment in which both individual and collective creativity can thrive.
The session is highly interactive, and participants have an opportunity to reflect upon their own creative potential, as well as to receive practical guidelines on how to increase the level of creativity amongst their colleagues and business partners.

The Fine Art of Transformation | Understanding Culture and Change for Sustainable Success

Understanding the Elements of a Successful Strategy for Sustainable Business

Strategy is not a specific plan or set of detailed instructions, but rather a guiding theme that provides coherence and focus to the actions and decisions of an individual or an organization.
This keynote or session identifies the contribution that strategy can make to successful performance, both for individuals and for organizations, by discussing the phenomenal career of the pop singer Madonna.
It will be demonstrated that Madonna has had a deep understanding of the elements of successful strategy, which has enabled her to sustain competitive advantage in a rapidly changing world.

The Fine Art of Leadership | Leadership for the 21st century

MAHATMA GAGA – How leaders can inspire action

What do Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? In this talk, Professor Jamie Anderson suggests that there can be no leaders without followers in any societal domain, and discusses the behaviors that inspire loyalty, commitment and unity of purpose amongst employees, customers and fans. Central to his presentation is a provocative comparison of the remarkably similar followership approaches pursued by Mahatma Gandhi, the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India, Steve Jobs of Apple, and the contemporary pop-singer icon Lady Gaga.

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