TALKS

 

About Tom

Tom Wujec is a technology pioneer, TED speaker, entrepreneur, writer and facilitator who helps people solve complex problems and create wickedly great outcomes. 

 

For over 25 years, Tom has created digital tools, like Academy award-winning software Maya and Sketchbook pro (used by +40 million designers globally) to help organizations design and engineer better cars, stronger buildings, more beautiful and sustainable consumer products. As an Autodesk Fellow and Singularity University Professor, Tom has consistently worked at the leading edge of exponentially growing technologies.

 

Tom is also the founder of The Wujec Group, a boutique consultancy that helps organizations create massive positive impact on business and society. His group consults with Fortune 200 leaders from a vast range of industries to create and deliver breakthrough digital strategies. It also trains and equips organizations to become better problem solvers and design thinkers. 

 

Tom is the author of six books on technology, design, business, and creative collaboration. Some have been translated into 16 languages. He has spoken at TED six times and delivered over 400 keynoters and workshops globally.

 

TOPICS

Business Transformation

Exponential
Technology

Creative
Collaboration

Unleash Your Superpowers | How to Manage the Emerging Technologies Transforming Your Industry, Organization, and Jobs

This immersive, high-energy, and visually rich workshop helps you map the future of your work by charting how digital tools change the nature of value and where your specific industry and skills fall into this largely uncharted new terrain. This workshop turns what can be complex and overwhelming about new tech into simple, clear, and manageable action.  

 

Through collaborative brainstorming and value/technology mapping, you can survey the technologies that matter now, clarify their impact on your business, and discover how to dramatically augment—not automate—the talents that matter to you. 

The Future of Making | Revolutionizing How We Imagine, Create, & Distribute Products
Business Disruption, Exponential Technology

Technology is moving at an extraordinary rate. But at the leading edge of innovation, designers are working in concert with it, as partners, to augment our intelligence and capabilities. As technology becomes cheaper, more powerful, and more widely available, we’re now witness to a democratizing force that’s letting us tackle the most challenging design problems on the planet. 
 

This unprecedented development will produce entirely new business models. It will demand new skills and team capabilities. It’s downright scary. But there’s incredible potential for those who can wield it properly, who can understand and frame the changes. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a designer, a producer, and a consumer, and Wujec serves as an invaluable guide to this burgeoning world. 

On Teamwork | Kindergarteners Outperforming MBAs: Explaining the Famous Marshmallow Challenge
Business Disruption, Creative Collaboration

Tom Wujec's Marshmallow Challenge is a design experiment that reveals deep lessons about teamwork, collaboration and project management. It sounds simple - teams try to build the tallest freestanding structure they can out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string and a marshmallow. What makes it difficult is the need for teams to organize, prototype and build the structure in the short time frame. The results are astounding: children tend to outperform MBA students, due to their ability to redesign on the fly rather than plan a rigid structure and execute, even if the structure is doomed for failure. In this interactive keynote and workshop, Wujec brings his audiences through the Marshmallow Challenge from start to finish, helping groups of all types discover the value of team work and the power of visualization. 

Born in the Cloud | How Cloud Computing Is Transforming Business
Business Disruption, Exponential Technology

In this talk, chief disruptor Tom Wujec will illustrate the dramatic transformation Autodesk has made to the cloud—from delivering software products to providing comprehensive team-based service solutions. Being “Born in the Cloud” means much more than just off-loading applications to remote servers. Cloud computation creates fundamentally new value propositions, business models, and infrastructure solutions. It equips customers with new ways to do their work. With fascinating examples, Wujec shows how manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical, finance, media, entertainment, and other industries are being upended in surprising and powerful ways by cloud computing—and what that means for sales.

Imagination Pays | Getting a Return on Imagination
Business Disruption, Creative Collaboration

Why is innovation so important to growth? And how can we innovate more effectively and efficiently? In this customizable talk, Wujec answers these questions through striking images and practical lessons learned from his award-winning work with Fortune 100 companies. Wujec's talk is a rare chance to see innovation at work—to see how the great companies come up with new ideas and bring them to market. Wujec shares proven approaches that encourage exploration, customer engagement, prototyping, and innovation testing. And importantly, he illustrates simple ways to measure the return of innovation success. he leaves audiences with principles that any company can use immediately: principles whose brilliance lies in their powerful simplicity. 

 

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WORKSHOPS

In addition to giving talks, Tom also creates custom workshops through The Wujec Group, a boutique consultancy that helps organizations create massive positive impact on business and society. His group consults with Fortune 200 leaders from a vast range of industries to create and deliver breakthrough digital strategies. It also trains and equips organizations to become better problem solvers and design thinkers. 

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