Deloitte Best Managed Companies Symposium

Speaker line-up 2018

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Symposium 2018, run by the programme's academic partner, the Irish Management Institute, is exclusively hosted for CEOs and management teams from the Deloitte Best Managed network. This year’s Symposium takes place on the same day as the Gala Awards, Thursday 15th March in the Convention Centre Dublin.

The day features business educators, thought leaders and guest speakers leading a variety of interactive sessions, providing exclusive insights and practical, targeted advice. It also allows winning companies to spend a day sharing best practices and new ideas, while learning practical tools that Deloitte Best Managed leaders can apply immediately to drive their business.

Symposium Speakers 2018

*Updated schedule for Thursday 15th March*

Stéphane Garelli - Professor of World Competitiveness, IMD

Session: Time to look at the world differently: a competitiveness outlook for 2018, and beyond.

A world authority on competitiveness, Stéphane has pioneered research in this field for 25 years. He is Professor at the Institute of Management Development, Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Centre, and is also professor at the University of Lausanne. He is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business.

Stéphane Garelli, BMC

Caspar Berry - Specialist in Risk and Decision Making

Session: Great Call! Risk Taking and Decision Making in this New Age of Uncertainty

Caspar gives the corporate world a greater understanding of their decision-making process. He shows people that all decisions are investment decisions. Investments of time, money, status, energy, comfort and security made with the intention of getting some kind of long term return. He tries to give people a better understanding of what “risk” is and how it is calculated in its essential form.

Caspar Berry, BMC

Andrew Kerr, Director, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte 

Session: The Future of Work

Andrew is one of Deloitte Ireland’s most experienced international organisation transformation specialists, having worked on major business change programmes across Europe, Australia and the USA. His expertise, also in organisation design and workforce planning, focuses on the Future of Work in the consumer business and telecoms sectors. Andrew’s typical projects bring together leadership, organisation design, technology, new ways of working and capability development to deliver on business strategy in the most operationally effective manner. He is passionate about coaching business leaders to lead transformation by putting people considerations at the forefront of their planning. Prior to moving to Ireland, Andrew spent 9 years with Deloitte in Melbourne and London. He has also worked in sales, supply chain and IT at Ford Motor Company, been strategy director in a software start-up and led the Change Management Consulting Team at Dell Consulting UK. Andrew holds an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid.

Vincent Wall – Moderator

Broadcaster, communications consultant and business editor at Newstalk. Vincent also presents the station’s ‘Breakfast Business’, a dynamic and insightful half-hour analysis programme of the latest Irish and international business and economic developments.


Vincent Wall, BMC

Symposium 2018 Agenda

Moderator: Vincent Wall



10:00- 11:00

Registration / Light Breakfast

11.00 - 11:30

Welcome Address - Dr. Simon Boucher

11:30 - 12:15

The Future of Work – Andrew Kerr, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte

12:15 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Risk-Taking and Decision-Making in this New Age of Uncertainty - Caspar Berry

14:30 - 15:30

Time to Look at the World Differently: A Competitiveness Outlook for 2018, and Beyond - Stéphane Garelli


New Winners Category Prize-Giving - Strategy, Commitment, Capability, IMI commended & Best Overall Submission.

Concluding Remarks


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