Upcoming Event

REGIONAL BRIEFING

Map Camp

Join us for a workshop and lightening talks with Simon Wardley and friends at the inaugural Map Camp. Map Camp started as a tweet from Simon Wardley asking if anyone would like to have "a small meet-up in London on mapping". It had so much interest that it quickly turned into a full day event. Map Camp is a one-day London based conference including workshops and talks about mapping techniques used in organizations.

Map Camp is for anyone that is interested in using the concepts of situational awareness to organize and run a company or department. If you're a complete novice to mapping, there's a tutorial to begin with followed by talks with practitioners.  Mapping is used for all manner of initiatives; to aid corporate strategy development, to aid organizational development, to writing Sci-Fi books to developing huge engineering projects.

Attending this event will help you:

  • Understand why situational awareness matters.
  • Develop the basic concepts of how to map.
  • Provide a pathway to developing or reviewing a strategy by learning how to anticipate change and understand your landscape.
  • Hear from leading practitioners on how they have used mapping in their organizations.

 

WHO IS BEHIND MAP CAMP?

Map Camp is run by volunteers, a community-led effort with sponsorship and support from organizations such as Leading Edge Forum.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Attending this event will cost you nothing but your time and energy. Map Camp is free. In fact, the concepts behind Wardley Mapping are creative commons. Even the book on the subject is free. 

Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Jane Kingston by telephone on +44 (0)7768 643936, or by email at jane.kingston@leadingedgeforum.com


SPEAKERS
Simon Wardley

Researcher
Leading Edge Forum

Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for Leading Edge Forum and the lead practitioner for Wardley Maps advisory service helping clients anticipate market and ecosystem developments.

Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and he is the author of multiple reports including Clash of the Titans – Will China Dethrone Silicon Valley?  where he assesses the hi-tech challenge from China and what this means to the future of global technology industry competition. His previous research covers topics including Of Wonders and Disruption,  The Future is More Predictable Than You Think - A Workbook for Value Chain MappingBeware of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Strategies for an Increasingly Open EconomyLearning from Web 2.0 and A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing.

Simon is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries.  From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005 to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the #1 Cloud operating system.

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies.  He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and has been voted as one of the UK's top 50 most influential people in IT in Computer Weekly's 2012 and 2011 polls.

 

 

AGENDA
05 Oct 2017

A chance to network.

Simon Wardley, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

We live in a competitive world. That competition forces change. It has always forced change. Change is normal. The question is not whether our organizations will change, that’s a given, but can we see this change before it hits us, do we know where we’re heading or are we simply floating aimlessly being carried by a river? It certainly feels that way sometimes. To answer the question, we need to understand our landscape, the economic forces at play, the context we operate within and our situational awareness of this. Can we navigate the waters, can we see a storm coming or are we being battered by rocks because we refuse to look?

A chance to network.

Liam Maxwell, Digital Czar, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Hadley Beeman, Architect for #opendata and #openstandards, W3C

Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Data & Digital, Food Standards Agency

To be confirmed

A chance to network.

Chris Adams, Founder, Product Science

To be confirmed.

Janet Hughes, Digital Director, NHS Digital/GDS

James Findlay, Former CIO, HS2

Yodit Stanton, CEO, Open Sensors

To be confirmed.

A chance to network.

A chance to network.

Thank you for attending.

EVENT DETAILS
Start: 05 Oct 2017 09:00
Finish: 05 Oct 2017 17:00
Location:

St Johns Church
Hoxton
London N1 6NP


RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Clash of the Titans: Can China Dethrone Silicon Valley?

13 JAN 2016 / SIMON WARDLEY / SINGLE TOPIC REPORT


Of Wonders and Disruption – presentation 2

20 MAY 2015 / SIMON WARDLEY / PRESENTATION


The Age of Wonder, Mapping and Strategic Plays

01 DEC 2014 / SIMON WARDLEY, EDD WILDER-JAMES / VIDEO