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Stryve Executive Forum

2012 Schedule

A n e x c l u s i v e r e s e A r c h A n d A d v i s o ry s e rv i c e for senior executives

The Stryve Executive Forum


Corporations are putting a lot of focus on innovation today. However, under day-to-day operational and financial pressures, its often very difficult both to stimulate breakthrough thinking and to execute a disciplined process for following through on innovation opportunities. The Stryve Executive Forum creates an environment for your executive team to foster innovative thinking and action in themselves and their organizations. Through a series of intimate discussions with world-class business thought leaders, and with insights gained from best future practice research, members sharpen strategic perspective, exercise their innovative capabilities, and drive innovation in their corporations. The Stryve Leadership team has, for over 30 years, worked closely with its clients to stimulate innovation in their business processes, organizations and marketplaces. Our research has launched some of the worlds most innovative business concepts and practices. We invite you to explore membership in this exclusive member community.

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stryve executive conferences


Stryve Executive Conferences are extraordinary. Sessions are small and interactive. Discussion leaders spend a full morning or afternoon with attendees. Presentations are tailored to the senior-level audience, and dialogue is extensive. Evening social functions are upbeat and designed to foster interaction. Participants are true peers. Attendance is strictly limited to the appropriate-level executive with no exceptions. Speakers are world-class. Our speakers are recognized authorities business leaders, futurists and technologists who are skilled at stimulating new ideas and lively discussion on the critical issues of today. Sessions are well planned and precisely run. Meetings start and end on time, materials are informative, and all sessions offer a physically comfortable setting to ensure that participants make the most of the time they invest. Programs are designed to make planning easy. The program calendar with scheduled speakers is published well in advance to give attendees maximum planning flexibility. Detailed agendas for each meeting are mailed at least three months before the session.

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executive forums
Held in informal surroundings, these Executive Forums combine challenging, highly interactive presentations by leading experts with lively peer-to-peer dialogue. Foremost business leaders and original thought leaders, in half-day segments, explore the most critical business and technological issues impacting corporations today. Executive updates on the latest findings from the Stryve Outcome Project are presented and discussed. Participation is open to the Stryve member executive and an appropriate executive colleague. Many members and their guests arrive on the weekend to participate in hosted activities.

its About levers for change!


February 26-29, 2012 Gary Hamel
Director, Management Lab

The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, California Reinventing management in an era of a networked world Branding and marketing to the new generation of middlescent adults

Ken Dychtwald
Age Wave

its About leadership and results!


July 29-August 1, 2012 Clay Christensen
Harvard Business School

The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia Creating new growth through disruptive innovation Becoming a better leader and instilling it throughout Capitalizing on word of mouth becoming world of mouth

Dave Ulrich
The RBL Group

Eric Qualman
Socialnomics

its About customers!


October 28-31, 2012 Frances Frei
Harvard Business School

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona Designing and building more effective service excellence within corporations Creating strategies to turn change into competitive advantage Going beyond engaging customers learning to inspire them

Peter Sheahan
ChangeLabs

Jim Champy
Champy and Company

senior Management interchanges


Held in major city hotels, Senior Management Interchanges (SMIs) offer a venue for Stryve members to share insights with other senior line and functional executives. These highly interactive events feature half-day sessions on strategy, business, and management. Executive updates on the latest findings from the Stryve Outcome Project are presented and discussed. SMIs are open to two senior business executives at the appropriate level.
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its About substantial Growth!


May 8-9, 2012 Michael Treacy
Treacy and Company

The Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas Tackling the challenges of creating steady, fast and profitable growth Creating strategies for reaching future consumers

Nancy Koehn
Harvard Business School

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stryve outcome Projects


One of Stryves responsibilities to members is to identify emerging issues, opportunities and management methods. In most cases, the focus lies at the intersection of people, process, and technology. We then explore how to address the challenges early, ahead of the curve, for maximum business advantage. Key to this process are the two annual Stryve Outcome Projects. These rapid-strike research projects develop future best practices through a time-tested methodology that has evolved many acclaimed breakthrough management practices. Each project brings together industry and academic experts, the Stryve research team, senior Stryve practitioners and, most importantly, client senior management to collaboratively delineate business challenges and anticipate how to meet them. Stryve Outcome Projects enable action through a judicious mix of fresh perspectives and innovative, pragmatic management practices. Work in progress is discussed on webcasts and in executive summaries at the Stryve Executive Forums and Senior Management Interchanges. Results are published online in searchable documents open for ongoing comment by Stryve program members. Recent projects include: Analytics and Collaboration Applications and Implications of Cloud-Enabled Mobility Capitalizing on Todays Technologically Talented Organization

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Stryve For Success


Stryve identifies and delivers future best practices and successful strategies to our clients. With our insight and research team and through our associations with leading business thinkers, we identify emerging issues in the marketplace and then work with you to understand, frame, and implement solutions to ensure that you are ahead of the market. Our strategists have decades of proven experience across a variety of business trends and industries, and our analysts and technologists design and implement solutions using the latest advances in software and infrastructure. We uncover and deliver insight We monitor the business landscape to identify emerging trends, and shape this learning into solutions and strategic opportunities for our clients. We look at your current strategy, operating model, and total business value of your organization through our discovery and review process. We offer: Applied Research and Insight Retained Advisory We Apply insight to your Business We perform a strategic and tactical evaluation and develop a program plan outlining the right strategic initiatives, metrics, and financials for your organization. We do this through: Strategy Mapping Organization Design Business Process Analysis Strategy Execution Program Management

We drive execution of strategy We translate plan into action by driving the implementation of your new plan and measuring your change initiatives to gauge their effectiveness and ensure successful implementation of change. We propel and manage: Technology Enablement Change Management Application Development

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For further information, please contact Ron Christman, Executive Director at 281-536-6490 or Kary Taylor, Membership Director at 214-208-2085.

10333 Richmond Avenue, Suite 402 Houston, TX 77042 Toll-free: (866) 454-3106 membership@istryve.com