Conversations About AI

Conference producers organize conversations for a living, and one of the joys of the job is watching an idea whose time has come explode into the public consciousness after years of quietly doing important work out of the limelight. OpenAI launched ChatGPT on November 30, 2022. Within two months it already had over 100 million […]

Ideas and Innovations on Mentoring, Sponsoring, and Reverse-Mentoring

As I write this, Executive Platforms organizes events for senior leaders relating to Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, supply chains in both North America and Europe, Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Food Safety and Quality, Sustainability, and Manufacturing. It is surprisingly easy to find common issues and challenges that people in positions of authority in these different […]

Customer-Centricity, Employee-Centricity

There are business leaders in every industry who have made their careers and built competitive advantage for their companies by devoting their time and attention to being great at customer-centricity. There are business leaders —especially with HR responsibilities— in every industry who have made their companies employers of choice by devoting their time and attention […]

Fixing the Peter Principle in Large Organizations

The Peter Principle states, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to the level of their incompetence.” This is one of those ideas that has been around so long, it has become a joke where the punchline is that everyone knows it is true. We all can think of someone who is bad at […]

The Looming Talent Crisis, Crunch, and Chaos Bottlenecking the Future of Medicine

In many ways, the next ten years promise to be the single brightest decade the pharmaceutical world has ever seen, and we are speaking about an industry that has gone from strength to strength for most of its history. Not only are Small Molecule products undergoing a renaissance powered in part by Digital Transformation while […]

Time Management and Professional Development in the Age of Distraction

Attention spans are shrinking. That is not one of those anecdotal facts that you think is probably true. Researchers have documented the average attention span for focus on a single piece of stimulus in the year 2000 was 12 seconds, and by 2015 that had fallen to 8.25 seconds, and there is every expectation that […]

The Top-of-Mind Issues Chief Information Security Officers are Thinking About Right Now

This June 16th and 17th in Denver, Colorado, Executive Platforms is organizing the North American Information Security Summit, a focused follow-up to last year’s broader North American Technology Executive Summit that will devote its entire agenda to the challenges and opportunities that are most important to Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Data […]

The Must-Dos of Institutional Knowledge Retention

2024 is going to be a year like any other for senior executives, only more so. The trends we have been talking about for years are only accelerating. What was once a trickle is becoming a flood. Where we used to talk about future trends, now we are seeing things really happening every day, and […]