Adapt or Die Podcast
Exploring the Science of Business Transformation
The rules for creating and maintaining a successful business are being rapidly rewritten by innovative market disruptors and the non-stop consumer demand for more – faster, cheaper, and on their terms. In 1965, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company was 33 years. In 1990, it was 20. At the current churn rate, it is forecast to shrink to 14 years by 2026 and nearly half of the S&P 500 will be replaced over the next 10 years. This is largely thanks to the pace of innovation, the number of new entrants, and an equal opportunity to harness technology to innovate at a global scale. Those that thrive are businesses that are able to harness data available to rapidly sense market opportunity and make faster, more intentional decisions and move their organizations to action, or risk joining the growing list of companies we only remember.
Adapt or Die is a podcast that explores the science of transformation and lessons to be learned by the trail blazers already on the path to develop an ability to continually adapt at the urgent pace of innovation.
February 14, 2020
Digital Transformation is More than Arcane Wizardry
Advances in computing power, analytics and AI have given modelers a new set of tools to increase the speed, frequency and opportunity unlocked through their work, elevating the art from the realm of arcane wizardry to an essential foundation for enterprise transformation. Ben YoKell, Managing Director of Operations Transformation at Grant Thornton joins Matt Gunn to discuss this topic.
December 17, 2019
Filling Gaps where Existing Planning Systems Fall Short
Never normal is the new normal.
Those who thrive in today’s changing business environment are businesses that can harness the available data to rapidly sense opportunities and make faster, more intentional decisions.
Join our host Matt Gunn, as he explores this topic with John Sharkey, SVP Consulting at Spinnaker and Madhav Durbha, Group Vice President, Industry Strategies at LLamasoft.
December 10, 2019
Inside One Grocery CEO’s Quest to Transform Delivery
As more consumers demand delivery, will traditional grocery stores get left behind? Farmstead CEO Pradeep Elankumaran joins Matt Gunn in this episode to discuss the digital disruption of grocery shopping, and why the future of food is fast, fresh and subscription-based.
December 3, 2019
It’s a New Day to Deliver – Are you Ready?
In this podcast, Vikram Srinivasan, Senior Director of Product Management at LLamasoft joins Matt Gunn to describe what it means to model demand in today’s complex business environment to drive your desired business outcomes.
October 16, 2019
Where Industries Fall Short in Demand Forecasting
Industry Principal, Matt Tichon, talks with me about when it comes to new product launches, seasonal offerings and balancing inventory to meet customer demand, businesses still depend heavily on spreadsheets to chart the course ahead. But these manual processes often fall short, leading to stock outs, lost sales or excess waste throughout the supply chain.
October 2, 2019
How to Embrace Risk and Make Intentional Business Decisions
In this podcast, Caspar Berry joins Matt Gunn to talk about what it means to make critical decisions under tremendous pressure. A Cambridge-trained economist and former competitive poker player, Berry will be delivering a keynote at LLamaCon EMEA in Prague this November.
September 16, 2019
Evolve Your Demand Forecasting Process
In LLamasoft’s first podcast, Senior Director of Product Management, Vikram Srinivasan, talks with me about the importance of taking an “outside-in” approach to demand modeling to help companies improve their forecasts and understand key factors that influence demand.