LEADING DISRUPTION STRATEGIST
Allow us to catalyze your next company offsite or board retreat. We’re renowned for our ability to synthesize complexity and deliver engaging forums to facilitate new thinking and wide-ranging contribution.
Disruptive thinking should be data-driven and insight-powered. Our research team will bring fresh eyes and analysis to your challenges in order to leverege new opportunities.
“DISRUPTION PRESENTS A CHOICE BETWEEN OPPORTUNITY AND OBSOLESCENCE, WE CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO BE CHANGING.”
HOLLY RANSOM, CEO EMERGENT
Holly Ransom is the founder and CEO of strategic advisory firm Emergent, a company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals motivated to ensure technology is leveraged to create a better tomorrow. Holly is an accomplished director with proven success in generating innovative solutions to complex problems for corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. A Fulbright Scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of ’21 fellow undertaking a Masters of Public Policy, Holly’s area of focus is emerging technology ethics and governance.
A globally respected leader in disruption strategy and social technology architecture, Holly has professionally mentored leaders of all generations around the world. Emergent’s clients include P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and the AIS. With a clear focus on design-thinking, innovative outcomes and ethical systems hacking, Holly and the Emergent team offset the paralysis felt by leaders and organizations facing rapid change and remove ambiguity around decision-making. Emergent offers four distinct solutions:
1. IDEATION TO ACTION WORKSHOPS MASTERING THE DESIGN THINKING LENS
2. TEST YOUR SYSTEMS WITH RED TEAMING THROUGH ETHICAL SYSTEMS HACKING LAB SESSIONS
3. UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE UX/CX JOURNEY APPLYING INCLUSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLES TO A PRODUCT AND ENGAGEMENT REVIEW
4. PUT YOUR TEAM AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF INNOVATION WITH CUSTOMISED GLOBAL TECH TREKS OR OFFSITE RETREATS
ALIGN YOUR PEOPLE
Emergent theory refers to value creation above and beyond the sum total of the parts, when the friction and fusion of ideas, behaviors and systems become propelled by their own momentum. Emergent practice challenges leaders and organizations to rethink their core competitive advantage for the future, uniquely synchronizing existing material, cognitive and technology-based assets to activate the strategy, governance frameworks and team buy-in to lead impending disruption. Holly believes the moment to discuss and debate the ‘future of work’ is gone. Instead, Emergent works with organizations who understand the ‘future’ is now.
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Emergent theory is built on the idea that we can realize more than the sum total of the parts when we mix the right things in the right combination.
SOLVE FOR STRATEGY
SOLVE FOR STRATEGY: MOVING FROM IDEATION TO ACTION AT SPEED
APPLY DESIGN THINKING
In today’s world, we all know that standing still means falling behind. Are your teams empowered to ideate, develop and execute? A key competitive advantage enabling market leadership is the ability for teams to confront the unknown and move forward. Our customized workshop takes into account your strategic challenges and opportunities to help you build a process that can deliver results. At Emergent, we’re renowned for our ability to synthesize complexity and deliver engaging forums that facilitate new thinking and wide-ranging contribution.
Bring your best minds to the table as we utilize the human-centered principles of design thinking, such as empathy and experimentation, and work to help you arrive at innovative solutions.
APPLY INCLUSIVE DESIGN
As we shift to a customer-centred and highly personalized mindset, do you really know where you’re touching your customers, how you’re changing their lives and why they will continue to be your biggest advocates? We create and facilitate inclusive design workshops aimed at increasing product reach, sparking innovation, driving employee engagement and enabling your company to take a position on social responsibility. Applying a UX-CX lens, we unpack biases, identify situational challenges and points of exclusion and provide a framework for achieving inclusive solutions.
TEST YOUR SYSTEMS
TEST YOUR SYSTEMS: EXPLORE RED TEAMING
Are you sure your systems are hardwired for success?
Systems-thinking is a specialty of Emergent, and we are adept at ensuring your systems are not only secure, but enhancing productivity, enabling employee well-being and ready to facilitate the incoming wave of augmentation and AI adoption. We assist you to improve your effectiveness by serving as an independent ‘challenger’ to your people, processes and technologies.
Our goal is to identify your cognitive errors and oversights by ‘ethically hacking’ the way you work.
Our ethical hackers learn and perform hacking in a professional manner, working with you on vulnerabilities and removing blind spots. Based on the direction of your leadership team, we present a maturity scorecard highlighting the vulnerabilities, identifying risks and suggestions to improve.
LEAD THE FUTURE
LEAD THE FUTURE: TAKE YOUR TEAM ON A GLOBAL INNOVATION ‘TECH TREK’
How does an organization integrate strategic diversity with business objectives? How can we ensure that your future view is based on as many data points as possible? Look around your decision-making table, are your leaders on top of the latest technology trends, global best-practice and exciting innovations?
Allow Holly to take you on a highly customized journey, be it mental, physical or a composition of both. Holly has been embedded at the forefront of entrepreneurial advancements in technology, disruption strategy and augmented workforce solutions for the past decade.
Whether you engage Holly to design a technology trek through the United States of America, or perhaps an AI adventure through China, you will be putting your decision-makers in a position to remove ambiguity and engage with truly cutting-edge ways of thinking.
If your next team off-site or board retreat is happening closer to home, allow Holly to bring the world to you, exploring the latest ground-breaking ideas in technology, AI and machine learning and putting your team directly in touch with emerging global leaders working in your sphere.
Holly is an experienced company director who adds a new voice to decision-making. With deep experience in change-management and influencing diversity and inclusion agendas, Holly brings an ethical technology lens to bear, balancing commercial and innovation priorities with the greater public good.
Hudson is a global talent solutions company specialising in Recruitment, Talent Management and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) in the Asia Pacific region.
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Inspirational, thought provoking and unique – Holly is all of these things and more. Her storytelling captured our audience’s attention from the start to the finish and was deemed a highlight of the event. If you’re looking for an smart, authentic and passionate speaker to engage your employees, Holly is perfect.
Holly Ransom was both a speaker and an MC for Virgin Management in 2016. In both roles she shone and lit up the stage. Her ability to comfortably move across topics, share informed and insightful perspectives and engage and inspire her audience makes her an excellent addition to any events line-up.
Laura Stokes – Virgin Management
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