Leading innovation for the long now

About the event

Join Associate Professor Marc Ventresca for an Oxford Executive MBA sample lecture, which will focus on leading innovation for the long now.

In these challenging times, senior leaders are thinking through innovation for the long-term, what many in Silicon Valley call the 'Long Now'. During this interactive session, Associate Professor Marc Ventresca will explore the following themes:

• The Tyranny of success: Why so many organisations focus on ‘today’ instead of longer-term?
• How and why ‘strategy’ needs a time subscript.
• Challenges of long-term leading and thinking in context of the early 21st century.
• Four precepts of leading for the ‘long now’.

Marc Ventresca joined the University of Oxford in 2004, based at Saïd Business School and at Wolfson College, and with research affiliations at Oxford centres and institutes on technology and management for development, systems change and impact, governance, and the future of finance and technology. He teaches popular courses across strategy, innovation, and leadership and was a founding EMBA faculty member. He is academic lead for Ideas to Impact (I2I) and the Oxford Venture Collaboratory. His areas of expertise include market and network formation, entrepreneurship, governance, and innovation and technology strategy. His approach focuses at the intersection of innovation, infrastructure, and institutions. His work underscores the interplay of entrepreneurs, incumbent firms, state actors, and intermediaries in unsettled spaces.

Please note that this session is delivered in British Summer Time (BST).