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Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley
Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

Website | @swardley

based in the UK, works for CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, a global research and advisory programme. Simon’s focus is on the intersection of strategy, economics and new technologies.

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and was voted as one of the UK’s top 50 most influential people in IT in ComputerWeekly’s poll in 2011 and 2012.


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Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Most organisations have strategy documents full of implementation, purchasing, tactical and operational choices. Remove this and you're often left with a vague 'why' which normally boils down to copying everyone else. In this tutorial I'll demonstrate how a large number of companies are playing a game of chess in which they can't see the board and how you can exploit this. Read more.

Portland Ballroom
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum)
Average rating: ****.
(4.65, 23 ratings)
In this keynote, Simon will present the general principles of industry change and describe what can and cannot be predicted. He will then examine how companies can better understand the environment around them and by anticipating the nature of change then manipulate the market in their favor through open techniques. Read more.