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VIDEO Interview: Scott Anthony talks the transformation equation, disruption and strategic innovation

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Scott Anthony was a Day 2 CeBIT Australia 2016 morning keynote speaker, and I had the opportunity to interview him on the topic of his talk, on disruptive change, on venture capital successes and failures and more!

CeBIT Australis 2016 is now over, but there’s still plenty of interesting things to learn from the event. Not only are a series of videos from the keynotes yet to appear at the CeBIT website, there’s more video interviews I conducted as well as interviews with exhibitors on the show floor that I’ll be publishing at iTWire soon.

This article and accompanying video interview is with Scott Anthony, the Managing Partner at Innosight.

At its website, Innosight says: “We're a growth strategy firm focused on helping organisations design and create the future, instead of being disrupted by it. We work with clients across a range of industries to build new growth ventures, develop innovation capabilities, and accelerate organisational change.”

Which leads me to the title of Scott’s presentation is: ‘Solving the Transformation Equation – Harnessing transformation and disruption for strategic innovation.’

As I missed his keynote presentation, and look forward to seeing it when CeBIT makes it available, I took the opportunity to ask Scott about it in my interview, which is embedded in full below. 

Naturally, I started by welcoming Scott, then asking him to tell us a bit about himself and his company. Then I asked if he could share the key themes of his presentation, which he did expertly and succinctly.

We talked about industries that will face disruptive change over the next few years, the companies and industries Scott and his team have worked with and when human behaviour catches up with the technologies of personalisation and transformation.

Scott shared his thoughts on where Australia is on the disruptive innovation path and how we fare against other countries. We then spoke about some of Scott’s books and how predictions he made a decade ago have panned out since.

We talked further about the future, about great advice that Scott has received in life and his final message for iTWire viewers and readers, and his company’s current and future customers.

Here’s the interview in full - we had a really great talk about the topics above in good detail - if you're interested in disruptive change and strategic innovation, you should definitely enjoy watching it!

A bio for Scott appears below the video - please read on.

Scott’s bio is below, please read on!

Scott D. Anthony is the Managing Partner of Innosight, a consulting and investment company that focuses on strategic transformation, disruptive change, and business model innovation.

Based in Innosight’s Singapore office since 2010, he also leads its Asian consulting operations and its venture-capital investment activities. He is the co-author most recently of the Harvard Business Review article "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days" as well as author of the book The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market (Harvard Business Review Press, May 2014).

He has authored or co-authored five previous books, including Seeing What’s Next (with Harvard’s Clayton Christensen) and The Little Black Book of Innovation.

He is on the Board of Directors of MediaCorp, a diversified media company based in Singapore, and chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures. Scott received a BA in economics, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

He has a regular column at Harvard Business Online and his Twitter feed is @ScottDAnthony.


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