22: Roland Emmans on the uncertainty of disruptive change

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Roland Emmans is the UK Tech Sector Head for HSBC. Roland talks about the uncertainty of disruptive change. He explains that humans are evolving and developing new skills to lead in a digital age, without being technologists themselves. Roland shares his three key skills for the future of leadership and explains the importance of being able to collaborate in a more distributed way of working where people are no longer in the office or at home but can work from anywhere.

I’m sometimes guilty of believing we need to slow down because the pace of change is not sustainable. I love Roland’s idea that we can adapt to a fast pace of change as the norm, and that it will require us to operate at the higher level of our capabilities. For me, that sounds exciting. I’d be happy to do away with the distractions that I don’t want to get caught up in.

What excites you about the future and how do you and your team need to evolve to lead the change?

Topics covered:

  • Birmingham Tech
  • Skills for the future
  • Leading disruptive change in a world of technology
  • Pace of change
  • The evolution of leadership

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