Thursday, September 10
12 - 1 PM
Ramsey Library Special Collections
Mary Lynn Manns, Management & Accountancy
In this presentation, Mary Lynn will discuss some of the intriguing things she has learned during her 20 years of studying what leaders of change do. Her first book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas (2005), co-authored with Linda Rising, captures effective strategies for leading change. This book sold almost 10,000 copies and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. Mary Lynn has done numerous presentations throughout the world in organizations that include Microsoft and amazon.com. Her most recent book, More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, contains updates as well as a new collection of strategies you can use to make changes in yourself or in the world!
There has been a long debate over whether technological innovation is a push or pull phenomena. This debate looms large in the age of social media, mobility, analytics and the cloud. It is estimated that global mobile data traffic will increase 18 fold between 2011 and 2016, running across 10 billion mobile devices. What impact will this have on society? Will we ride this wave of technology or be overcome by it? How much agency do individuals have with technological advancement? What are the security and privacy issues? This talk will explore these questions.