Part 1 – Our Inheritance: Taylorism & Maintenance Mode
Brian Evergreen has spent the last several years at Microsoft partnering with FORTUNE 500 C-level executives on artificial intelligence strategy. Evergreen has written a new book (Autonomous Transformation: Creating a More Human Future in the Era of Artificial Intelligence), releasing this summer, which claims that the only way the economic potential of artificial intelligence will be harnessed by organizations (as opposed to the current success rate for data science projects that is only 13%) is by creating more human organizations focused on creating a more human future, rehumanizing work and cutting ties with and breaking out of the local minutiae of the industrial revolution into a new era.
This would mean leaders transition from leading and managing organizations as if they were machines (from a mechanistic worldview) to leading and managing them as social systems. The first three sessions will cover three core concepts of the book and the argument for breaking away from the Industrial Revolution into a new era, followed by a fireside chat, where Evergreen will be joined by John Dyck, CEO of CESMII (Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute) and Purdue’s own Ragu Athinarayanan, Professor in the School of Engineering Technology.
Upcoming series events:
Part 2 – Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Factory Floor – The Division of Experts (June 22, 2023)
Part 3 – Evolving from a Data-Driven Organization to a Reason-Driven Organization (June 29, 2023)
Part 4 – Fireside Chat: Brian Evergreen, John Dyck, and Ragu Athinarayanan (July 6, 2023)