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Outthinker Strategy Network

Outthinker Strategy Network​

The Outthinker Strategy Network is a global network of strategy executives from leading ($1B+) organizations committed to staying ahead of the pace of disruption. Members gain access to actionable tools, encounter fresh ideas, and network with professional connections that have the potential to transform their careers, organizations, and marketplace.

Outthinker Strategy Network member companies have realized immense value from the actionable tools, exclusive insights, fresh ideas, and connections created through the Outthinker Strategy Network. The individuals representing their organizations have described the Outthinker Network as invaluable for bringing new ideas and transformative thinking into their organizations – enhancing the efficacy and success of their strategy teams and furthering the trajectory of their individual careers.

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If you are a senior level strategist at a large company interested in joining the Outthinker Strategy Network, fill out the form below and we will get back to you to schedule an interview.

Through virtual and in-person network events, you will engage in curated learning and conversations with a global cross-industry peer group of strategy executives and world-class thought leaders. Ultimately, you will walk away with the support and insights to create true value for your company.

Outthinker Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable Highlights

True Peer Network

Expand your network of strategy experts. Membership is limited to heads of strategy for large ($1billion+) companies.

Conversations

Virtual and in-person sessions are limited to 15 strategists to allow for individual participation and peer-to-peer dialogue.

World Class Thought Leader

Speakers from top universities and institutions feed cutting-edge information and ideas into the conversation.

Peer Chosen Topics

Topics explored are selected by members to ensure relevance.

Exclusive Content

Benefit from access to archived material including presentation videos, summaries, and key takeaways. 

Actionable Insights

Leave with practical initiatives you can implement to drive immediate value.

How Network Members Engage:

Virtual roundtables: Discussions with a top thought leader and your peers that you can attend from your office on topics of critical relevance to strategists.

In-person roundtables: In-person roundtables with peers and thought-leaders on topics chosen by the membership body.

Challenge Forums: When you face a specific challenge, we will organize a small, virtual forum of peers to share their experiences, ideas, and help you problem-solve.

Member portal and content library: We maintain videos, notes, anonymized summary transcripts, and presentations from our in-person roundtables (while we do not record member discussions, we do record thought-leader presentations), arming you with a library of cutting-edge content. The portal also enables you to interact with strategy peers.

Ad-hoc one-on-ones: When you face a challenge, we will help connect you directly with members who have dealt with similar challenges. We also find members spontaneously connect socially.

By Strategy Executives. For Strategy Executives.

Companies Stepping Into the Future

Leverage
Point
“8Ps” of StrategyOpportunity
for Disruption
Recommended Leverage Points
Position- The farmers, individual and corporate, that you are targeting.

- The need of the agricultural industry that you seek to fill.
3- What technologies do you control that can help you tap into market
segments that you previously thought unreachable?

- What are the potential business alliances you could think about with key players in the segment to serve your customers with integrated solutions? (Serving customers with more integrated solutions example: serving farmers with fertilizers, crop protection and other).
Product- The products you offer, and the characteristics that affect their value to customers.

- The technology you develop for producing those products.
8- What moves are your organization taking to implement Big Data and analytics to your operations? What IoT and blockchain applications can you use?

- What tools and technology could you utilize or develop to improve food quality, traceability, and
production?

- How can you develop a more sustainable production model to accommodate constraints on arable
land?

- What is the future business model needed to serve new differentiated products to your customers?
Promotion- How you connect with farmers and consumers across a variety of locations and industries.
- How to make consumers, producers, and other stakeholders aware of your products and services.
8- How are you connecting your product with individual and corporate farms who could utilize it?
- How could you anticipate market and customer needs to make customers interested in accessing your differentiated products?
PriceHow consumers and other members of the agricultural supply chain pay for access to agricultural products.7- What elements of value comprise your pricing? How do each of those elements satisfy the varying needs of your customers?
Placement- How food products reach consumers. How the technologies, data, and services reach stakeholders in the supply chain.9- What new paths might exist for helping consumers access the food they desire?
- How are you adapting your operations and supply chain to accommodate consumers’ desire for proximity to the food they eat?
- How could you anticipate customer expectation to make products more
accessible to customers/agile supply chain?
- Have you considered urbanization as a part of your growth strategy?
Physical
Experience
- How your food satisfies the needs and desires of your customer.
- How the services you provide to agribusiness fulfill their needs.
9- Where does your food rate on a taste, appearance, and freshness
scale?
- Could the services you provide to companies and farms in the agriculture industry be expanded to meet more needs?
- What senses does your food affect besides hunger? How does your
customer extract value from your food in addition to consumption?
Processes- Guiding your food production operations in a manner cognizant of social pressure.8- How can you manage the supply chain differently to improve traceability and reduce waste?
- How can you innovate systems in production, processing, storing, shipping, retailing, etc.?
- What are new capabilities to increase sustainability (impact on the environment, or ESG) components?
People- The choices you make regarding hiring, organizing, and incentivizing your people and your culture.- How are you leveraging the agricultural experience of your staff bottom-up to achieve your vision?
- How do you anticipate new organizational capabilities needed to perform your future strategy (innovation, exponential technologies needed, agile customer relationship, innovative supply chain)?
- How do you manage your talents to assure suitable development with exposure in the agrifood main challenges/allowing a more sustainable view of the opportunities/cross-sectors?
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