Crossing the river by feeling the stones

Track: Keynotes
When: Thu KN-2
Organizers Simon Wardley Simon Wardley
Participants Avi Douglen Avi Douglen , Chris Cooper Chris Cooper , Ian Taylor Ian Taylor , Jim Newman Jim Newman , Luis Saiz Luis Saiz , Pedro Laguna Pedro Laguna , Sara Davis Sara Davis , Tony Richards Tony Richards
Remote Participants Arushit Mudgal Arushit Mudgal , Vandana Verma Vandana Verma

Deng Xiaoping once described managing the economy as crossing the river by feeling the stones—in other words have a direction but be adaptive. But in a world of constant change, how do you determine the right thing to do? Which pebble to tread on? How do you understand where you’re going and where you need to go? How do you know if your strategy is right? Is there even such a thing?

Simon Wardley examines the issue of situational awareness and explains how it applies to technology. Using examples from government and the commercial world, he explores how you can map your environment, identify opportunities to exploit, and learn to play the game.

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