The business of disruption

The average lifespan of a large company has plummeted. Once, big firms stayed atop the Fortune 500 for over 60 years; today, they average 15. If companies were people, this would be an unprecedented epidemic.

The reason for this sudden collapse is simple: Everything is digital. After decades installing software, automating workflows, and deploying machines, digital is the new normal.

Many big firms were caught flat-footed by this change. Their leaders were taught to seek economies of scale, and to make the operation predictable and repeatable. They created processes, job descriptions, and organizational charts. But these strengths are now vulnerabilities. Sustainable Competitive Advantage is a fiction—and the only long-term strategy is adaptability.

Survive and thrive

 

The only way to survive this change is to embrace the chaos. To recognize that technology is no longer a cost of doing business—it is the business. To understand that the only lasting advantage is the ability to adapt.

That’s what Pandemonio is about. It’s a two-day event on how technology is disrupting business. It brings together senior executives from Latin America and beyond, as well as thought leaders in innovation and frontier technologies like robotics, automation, machine learning, data science, cloud computing, and the Industrial Internet.

Sense, Decide, Act

While technical disruption is changing every facet of business, we’re focusing on three massive shifts that every CEO and innovator needs to understand.

Sense

Wearables, IOT, Industrial Internet

Sensors everywhere give organizations perfect, real-time visibility into all aspects of their operations—with new advantages, but also new obligations for reporting and liability.

Decide

Cloud, Data & Machine Learning

New IT makes businesses agile, replacing capital outlay with on-demand infrastructure. Companies scale dynamically, unearth hidden patterns, and test new ideas faster.

Act

Robotics & Automation

The first machine age replaced muscles with steam and gas. But this new age is different: We’re replacing brains and entire workforces with algorithms and robots.

Who’s behind this?

Pandemonio is brought to you by a team of business and technology veterans.

Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

(@acroll) advises Global 2000 companies on business model innovation. A sought-after speaker and startup advisor, he has helped launch five leading business technology events. Alistair has written four books, including the best-selling Lean Analytics (translated into eight languages) and the founder of several startups including Coradiant and the Year One Labs accelerator.

Bryan Bogensberger

Bryan Bogensberger

(@bbogens) has founded firms such as Quiver Media, Inktank Storage, Reasonably Smart, and Marketing Island. He has twenty years’ experience growing game-changing technology companies, and is an expert in cloud computing, social media, and marketing logistics.

Our Advisory Council

A special thanks to an amazing group of intelligent, passionate and dedicate Advisors we were lucky enough to have part of the Pandemonio team.

Wendy Cue

Wendy Cue

Head of Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean at United Nations

Irvin Halman

Irvin Halman

Administrator General Autoridad Nacional para la Innovación Gubernamental

Victor Sanchez

Victor Sanchez

Director Nacional de Innovación at Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia Tecnología e Innovación

Eli Faskha

Eli Faskha

President Soluciones Seguras

Diego Saenz

Diego Saenz

Managing Director at Accenture Digital

Glen Champion

Glen Champion

Vice President at Bern Hotels & Resorts

Min Chen

Min Chen

CEO at REDOXIGEN

David Peguero

David Peguero

Teacher at UABC

Diversity and code of conduct

We want Pandemonio to be a safe, productive, respectful place for all attendees. We’ve set up a Code of Conduct by which we expect all participants to abide.