Diplomatic Rebels have come on board as Digital Partners for Future Business Forum 2020, joining us on our mission to empower companies across the world to embrace the future of business!
Diplomatic Rebels is a global network of intrapreneurs and innovators, empowering them to challenge the status quo and build - not burn - bridges along the way. Born out of LEGO’s radical innovation department, Future Lab, Diplomatic Rebels elevates organisational impact and infuses their mindset in organisations across the world.
As values and supply chains across the globe continue to be shaken up by emerging, agile organisations, large companies must act now to protect their viability. By embracing disruptions without interrupting the existing business, companies must build a strategic foundation and structure for radical innovation.
“For companies to thrive in the marketplace of the future, intrapreneurs must challenge and disrupt in a way that rallies support instead of pushing people away,” Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder of FutureX, says.
“Partnering with Diplomatic Rebels is a critical step for us to connect intrapreneurs with the tools and support they need to inspire effective, sustainable change.” - Zoi Kantounatou
At Future Business Forum 2020, David Gram, Co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels and former Head of Ventures, EMEA at LEGO Ventures, will explain how intrapreneurs can strike a balance between challenging this status quo with provocative new ideas while gaining support and respect from colleagues and management along the way.
“Innovative projects in large companies risk getting rejected or suffocated by the existing core business,” David Gram says. “But, to survive in the future, companies must make experimentation a core capability to navigate unforeseen disruptions. All you can do is test, learn and iterate.”
“I am excited to be speaking at FBF20, where I will share my insights on how to balance the rebel nature of the innovator with the diplomatic skills of the corporate navigator.”
David believes that that companies have not only an opportunity to create value but also a responsibility to lead global change and long-term positive impact on the people and planet.
Don't miss David at #FBF20 on Wednesday, June 24th, to learn how your business can bcome a radical innovator through a culture of intrapreneurship!