All business models are transient, ripe for disruption28th Apr 2016

The world of work as we know it is being fundamentally transformed. Are you ready?

The world of work as we know it is being fundamentally transformed both by technological change and by significant shifts in the desires, work-habits, and expectations of those entering the workforce.  We are increasingly seeing businesses impacted by this, their strategies are not changing quickly enough, and their organisations are not ready for the necessary transformation.  The ‘mobility revolution’ is just one example of a much broader phenomenon. Just as changes through robotics and the sharing economy are now dawning on car manufacturers and insurers, it is also becoming apparent that the impact will be felt across many more industries, including energy, logistics, retail, property, construction and transport.

This event was designed to enable senior leaders to work with us to explore how work is changing, how ready organisations are for the required transformation, the impact on investor confidence, and the path to coping with the changes.


The day will include:

  • Keynote by Lukas Neckermann, author of ‘The Mobility Revolution’
  • Exploring how companies can prepare and respond, guided by the Value Partnership team
  • An opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and insights with other business leaders in a relaxed and informal setting (the ‘Chatham House Rule’ applies)


Agenda & Speakers

Lukas Neckermann is a consultant with Value Partnership. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services in the UK, Germany and the US. He is passionate about transformative change and staff engagement and has written ‘The Mobility Revolution’.

After beginning his career at broadcasting company WVBR-FM, Lukas joined BMW’s central marketing area in 1996. After four years in Munich and an MBA in New York, he joined the Allianz Group in 2002, where he was responsible for numerous strategic transformations including at Allianz Automotive, the Allianz Management Institute, and at Euler Hermes UK. He has also co-founded Monoventure srl (a real-estate investment company in Romania), MN Innovative Communication Inc in New York, Neckermann Ltd in London and the Freckleray brand.

Lukas is a Senior Advisor to the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), and an Advisor to start-up companies on the subject of electric and self-driving automobiles. He has lectured and taught courses to executives from over 40 countries, and has spoken at countless conferences on marketing, business development, communication, leadership, and corporate education.


“The event provided a thought provoking introduction, a practical business example, case study in table groups and some networking including the excellent lunch.“

“The opportunity to discuss real issues with other professionals.“

“What I learnt from the participants is better than any leadership course that I have attended.“

“Hearing about the challenges faced by other companies helped me realise that my company is not alone in this area.”

“This event allowed me to think about the bigger picture and see the world not just through my own business’s perspective.”