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Livestream: Rishad Tobaccowala on "Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data"

6:00pm sharp to 7:00pm EDT livestream of Rishad Tobaccowala's book talk

Event Details

Speaker Series

Date: Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Speaker(s): Rishad Tobaccowala, Senior Advisor, Publicis Groupe; Author
Topic: "Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data" (Harper Collins, Jan. 28, 2020)
Venue:

On September 8 Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream of the talk on September 15 from 6:00pm sharp to 7:00pm EDT.

Location: Online
Cost: $36.99 plus HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 unsigned hardcover copy of "Restoring the Soul of Business" which will be shipped to paid registrants starting on September 15).
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Book Mailings: Starting September 15 unsigned hardcover copies of Restoring the Soul of Business will be shipped to paid registrants.

Book Synopsis: The hidden key to successful transformation in any organization lies between human intuition and data-driven insights. Named by Time as a top five marketing innovator, Rishad Tobaccowala draws on research and interviews, as well as over three decades of experience as a business and thought leader, to describe how digilog companies—ones where digital tools and analog people are integrated expertly—develop a hybrid consciousness and learn to be proactive when they see warning signs that human traits are being subordinated to technology and data only decisions.

Restoring the Soul of Business provides practical tools and techniques that every organization can and should implement, and challenges readers to move forward with the kind of balance that catalyzes transformation and produces one great success after another.

  • Understand how to unleash the significant benefit that can by realized by combining emotion and data, human and machine, analog and digital.
  • Spot the warning signs of data-blinded companies: cold cultures with little human interaction, poor innovation stemming from stifled employees not encouraged to contribute ideas or insights, and poor customer service due to automated, robotic processes that cause frustration and hurt the brand.
  • Explore how organizations of various sizes and from different industries, from Walmart and IBM to Starbucks and Domino’s to Netflix and Google, have successfully reoriented their thinking on how to fuse technology and humanity.
  • Gain skills to become an expert in connections critical to growth and success, including the connection between being creative and using technology, between succeeding today and thriving tomorrow, and between leveraging networks and creating new ideas and approaches.
  • Everyone working in an organization will find penetrating observations and guidance about how and why establishing the proper balance between human intuition and creativity and data-driven insights can lead to increased revenue, profitability, retention—and even joy—in their careers and business.

About Our Speaker: Rishad Tobaccowala is a Senior Advisor to the Publicis Groupe where he has spent his entire 37-year career, most recently serving as the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Strategist of the Groupe. Tobaccowala was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators. He is in the Ad Age Interactive Hall of Fame and has received a lifetime achievement silver medal award from the Chicago Ad Federation

Rishad is also the author of “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in The Age of Data” which helps people think, feel and see differently about how to grow their companies, their teams and themselves to remain relevant in transformational times.   

Rishad is also the Chairman of The Tobaccowala Foundation which helps 10,000 people in India gain better healthcare and education.

Rishad has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bombay and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Megan Murphy, (416) 978-6122


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