Playing Chess with Companies – a workshop with Simon Wardley

Externt event, Föreläsningar | 26 mars, 2018

Avega and Tieto invites you to
Playing Chess with Companies – a workshop with Simon Wardley

In this half-day workshop, we examine the subject of situational awareness within business, explaining why it matters and why most companies lack it.

We explore how to map a competitive environment, how it can be exploited, how practices evolve and how certain types of disruptive change can be anticipated and defended against. Drawing on examples from heavy engineering projects, to governments, to software companies such as Canonical, Simon demonstrates how mapping can be used to rapidly change the fortunes of a project, reduce costs and outplay competitors with startling results.

Topics include:

  • Why most companies have little or no actual strategy
  • Why no one-size-fits-all solution exists (e g agile all the things, Six Sigma all the things, outsource all the things)
  • How the core problem is poor situational awareness
  • The concept of mapping a business, the main patterns of economic change and how they can be used to your advantage

Target audience and prerequisites

This event is aimed both for Avega and Tieto employees as well as external participants. It is mostly aimed for those who actively lead and work with digital transformation, business development, strategy setting, innovation etc.


This is workshop mixed with theory and practice.


Simon Wardley is a Researcher for Leading Edge Forum, a global research and thought leadership program dedicated to helping large organizations reimagine their organizations and leadership for a technology-driven future. Simon is also lead practitioner for LEFs Wardley Maps Advisory service which helps client anticipate market and ecosystem developments so they know where to go and why.


Breakfast will be served.


This is a free event. Cancellations later than 24 hour before the event will be charged 500 SEK (excl. VAT).

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