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Dynamic Business Models for Integrated Reporting of Environmental and Social impacts

June 18 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of nine webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 6

Dynamic Business Models for Integrated Reporting of Environmental and Social Impacts

Companies are under ever-increasing pressure to both manage and report on their wider environmental and social impact, through ‘Integrated Reporting’, but the tools for this need are limited.  This webinar will demonstrate how dynamic business models (DBMs) can provide a more comprehensive view of a company’s impact, aligning sustainability efforts with business strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the essential requirements of Integrated Reporting of organizations’ environmental and social impact reporting.
  2. Understand how a dynamic business model can be extended to capture, rigorously, those wider impacts.
  3. See how such models help develop strategies for managing environmental and social impacts in business operations.

Target Audience:

  • Corporate leaders and sustainability officers.
  • Professionals in environmental and social governance (ESG) and CSR.
  • Business analysts, consultants and strategists interested in sustainable practices.
  • Academics and students in environmental studies and business management.

This session is aimed at those looking to improve their approach to sustainability and impact reporting through the application of dynamic business modeling techniques.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

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Harnessing Intangible Business Factors with Dynamic Business Models

May 22 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of nine webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. The sessions will explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and environmental impact. This series will reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 4

Harnessing Intangible Business Factors with Dynamic Business Models

This webinar explores how intangible  or ‘soft’ assets like reputation, skills, data and quality affect – and are affected by – the development of a business system and its performance. Participants will learn how dynamic business models (DBMs) can reliably specify, quantify and incorporate these often-overlooked elements into business-system models of any scope.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the common types of intangible factors, and their role in business systems.
  2. Learn how intangibles can be specified, quantified and simulated as part of a DBM.
  3. See how strategies to leverage intangible assets for business growth and sustainability can be developed.

Target Audience:

  • Business analysts, consultants, strategists and decision-makers.
  • Professionals in marketing, HR, customer service, and product development.
  • Organizational development specialists.
  • Academics and students in business and management studies.

This webinar is designed for those seeking to deepen their understanding and practical application of DBMs in managing and leveraging intangible business factors.

Certificate of Attendance

Attendees who participate in at least 6 out of the 9 webinars in the series will be eligible to receive a certificate titled “Introduction to Dynamic Business Models.” This is an opportunity to gain recognition of your learning in this innovative field. For those who cannot attend live sessions, recordings will be available, allowing you to review the material and complete the series at your convenience

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

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Leveraging Dynamic Business Models for Enterprise Architecture

April 18 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of nine webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. The sessions will explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and environmental impact. This series will reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 4

Leveraging Dynamic Business Models for Enterprise Architecture

Creating “Enterprise Architectures” (EAs) has long been a solid basis for developing organizations’ IT strategies and plans. But qualitative EAs can be more reliable and powerful if supported by quantitative dynamic business models (DBMs). We will explore how DBMs can enhance the alignment of IT systems with business goals, improve resource allocation, and facilitate effective change management in the technological landscape of an organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • For newcomers to Enterprise Architectures, understand the essentials of how their process models support orgnizations’ IT strategies and plans.
  • Understand the differences – and strong connections – between EAs’ process models and quantified DBMs.
  • See how DBMs’ inherent validation can make building EAs faster and more reliable, and enhance implementation of IT systems plans.

Target Audience

  • IT professionals and systems architects.
  • Business analysts and consultants concerned with IT’s support for strategy and performance.
  • Managers overseeing IT infrastructure and development.
  • Students and academics in business fields.

This webinar is ideal for those looking to bridge the gap between business strategy and IT system architecture, leveraging dynamic modeling for alignment and efficiency.

Certificate of Attendance

Attendees who participate in at least 6 out of the 9 webinars in the series will be eligible to receive a certificate titled “Introduction to Dynamic Business Models.” This is an opportunity to gain recognition of your learning in this innovative field. For those who cannot attend live sessions, recordings will be available, allowing you to review the material and complete the series at your convenience

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

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How to Sell System Dynamics: Sales as a Process vs. Sales as a Personality

11 am NY | 4 pm London | 12 am Beijing | Time Converter

How to Sell System Dynamics: Sales as a Process vs. Sales as a Personality

In this seminar, Timothy clarifies how selling System Dynamics is less about having a sales personality than it is about following a process known as a sales pipeline. This seminar is designed for startups, early-career contractors, or other practitioners slogging through the business development cycle of landing System Dynamics contracts. Additionally, the concept and application of a sales pipeline are transferable to other applications of System Dynamics: grad school or grant applications, employment pursuits, and even publication.

About the Speaker

Timothy Clancy (Tim) is the founder of Dialectic Simulations Consulting, LLC a firm focused on delivering systems thinking and simulation capabilities to public, private, and non-profit 500 clients. Tim’s career in consulting spans over 25 years, including 10 years at IBM, where he was deeply involved in both business development and delivery. Tim has a Ph.D. in System Dynamics from WPI.

 

Q&A Session: From Problem Selection to Modeling and Career Development

9 am NY | 2 pm London | 3 pm Central Europe | 10 pm Beijing | Time Converter

Bridging Two Worlds: Academia and Practitioners

Joint Seminar Series – System Dynamics Society & UiB MINDS 

The Society and UiB Minds invite you to a series of four webinars with the goal of sharing experiences and perspectives from renowned professionals in the field of System Dynamics. MINDS (Mentoring in New Dimensions) is the student-led peer mentoring initiative within the System Dynamics Group at the University of Bergen. The initiative seeks to contribute towards knowledge-sharing and expanding horizons, as well as providing a platform for networking between past and current System Dynamicists.

From Problem Selection to Modeling and Career Development 

A Q&A session with Mohammad Jalali. An interactive event where the audience is the main driver of the talk. Questions from all directions, from how to choose a good dynamic problem to career development. 

Mohammad S. Jalali (MJ) is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and works on data science and simulation-based approaches to help policymakers develop effective policies. He works with decision-makers, does fieldwork, and collects data to inform his models and analyses. Since 2019, he has received over $5 million in grant funding and his work has been featured in several publications. He has also held several editorial positions and has received multiple awards for his work. Before joining Harvard, he was a research faculty at MIT Sloan and a consultant at the World Bank.