Bls Webinar April 16 V3

BLS: How to Benefit from Disruptive Innovation

  • April 16, 2019
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
  • GoToWebinar


  • Rita Gunther McGrath, Faculty of Executive Education, Columbia Business School

Rita Gunther McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review. She is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world and was ranked #1 for strategy by Thinkers50. Her best-selling books include The End of Competitive Advantage(Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019). Follow Rita on Twitter @rgmcgrath. For more information, visit

  • Ryan McManus, CEO & Founder,

Ryan McManus guides organizations through digital transformation to become digital and data leaders and generate business results. Ryan has over 20 years’ of leadership and effective execution experience across digital transformation, corporate strategy, global operations, startups and corporate boards. Most recently as the President and SVP of Partnerships and Corporate Development for EVRYTHNG, the world’s leading IoT Smart Products platform company, Ryan built the world’s leading smart product ecosystem, enabling the digitization of trillions of physical products. Prior to EVRYTHNG, he founded Accenture’s Digital Transformation practice and served as the Accenture Strategy COO and leader of the firm’s Corporate Strategy and International Expansion practices.

He is the author of numerous articles on digital transformation and corporate strategy and has served as an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, technology startups and non-profits. Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors of Nortech Systems, the advisory board of CarLabs AI, and previously served on two advisory boards with the Aspen Institute. He is a sought after speaker and teacher on digital transformation and growth strategy writ large, including leading executive education on the topic for the National Association of Corporate Directors and G100. Ryan earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has worked in over 40 countries and is fluent in English and French.


  • Po Chi Wu, Innovation Provocateur & Evangelist and an Investor in Human Capital

Dr. Po Chi Wu is an Innovation Provocateur & Evangelist and an Investor in Human Capital. Most recently, he has been teaching entrepreneurship as a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley and an Adjunct Professor at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Dr. Wu is an active mentor in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, a passion that has grown from his decades of experience as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Greater China and the US. He is a co-founder and senior partner at Futurelab Consulting, and is a co-author of “Agile Innovation: The Revolutionary Approach to Accelerate Success, Inspire Engagement, and Ignite Creativity” (Wiley & Sons, 2014) and “Quantum Computing Design Sprints” (2019).


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