The Collaboration Economy - with Eric Lowitt

July 11, 2014
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud

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To secure our future, we need a new economic model. No longer can capitalism ignore the environmental and social impacts of business activities. Nor can the public sector be allowed to prioritize the interests of the few at the expense of the many. Nor can we, as a society, ignore our responsibility to act in the interests of the common and future good. Leaders of the private, public, and civil sectors are building a new economic model. They’ve realized that inclusive and explosive growth can be achieved by creating solutions to our most vexing challenges. By working together on issues ranging from energy to water to healthcare, these organizations are discovering that they can future proof both themselves and the local communities they serve. Tune in a learn how The Collaboration Economy will help organizations within all three sectors work together to create real and pragmatic solutions to our global food, water, energy, materials recycling, ship breaking, and consumer industries.

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.

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Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.

Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).

Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.

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