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Participation in the annual meeting is by-invitation only and restricted to Council Members. As a member of the Council, you’ll be part of a select group of leaders and visionaries accelerating transformational growth and in person and virtual discussions throughout the year.

5:00 PM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Registration & Mixer

6:00 PM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Meeting

Speaker: Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

8:00 PM

Growth Innovation and Leadership Cocktail Reception


This must attend event is your opportunity to innovate, grow and thrive amidst today’s digital disruption. Designed to provide clarity on big picture issues, Growth, Innovation and Leadership: A Frost & Sullivan Executive Summit will provide the insight to fuel sustainable top-line revenue growth, create customer value and develop long-term competitive advantage.

8:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibition & Networking

8:45 AM

Steering an Organizational Transformation for Growth


9:15 AM

Navigating the 4th Annual GIL Mexico 2019 Summit

Speaker: Brian Fitzpatrick, Partner, SVP & General Manager of Events, Frost & Sullivan

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Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Global Initiative and GIL MX 2019 and its theme “The Future of Business” prepares the organization- accelerating Innovation to Revolutionize Customer Engagement, Workforce and Business Strategies.

9:30 AM

Mega Trend Compass: Top 12 Transformational Trends to Drive Decision-Making Through 2030

Speaker: Richard Sear, Partner & SVP of Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

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Companies often overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will happen in the next 10 years. Consolidation is inevitable across most industries that leverage digital technologies in multiple market segments. If companies are to thrive amid rapid transformation, they must reorient the relationships between society, government, and the way we do business. The ability to understand these global Mega Trends and key transformative themes and their impact on human lives over the next decade allows companies to better prepare for a future of growth.

In this session, Frost & Sullivan Futurists will discuss the 12 transformational themes emerging from our universe of Mega Trends along with real-world scenarios. We will also cover the implications and outcomes of these transformations across industries and business types.

Key Take-Aways:

  • How to effectively approach these points of disruption and outline a mechanism to act.
  • The core trends that will drive opportunities over the next decade.
  • The tools that translate trends into optimal growth potential.
  • How companies can embrace trends as innovation fuel to drive new ideation and support existing initiatives.

10:00 AM

A Leadership Roadmap for Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

Speaker: TBD (case Studt)

Moderator: Endeavor México

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This case study focuses on successful digital transformation while revealing the main challenges faced by the organization’s leadership in various key strategic areas from strategic planning, customer understanding, business model redesign to the collaborative relationship between the CEO and the CIO.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Highlight the main success factors as well as the biggest challenges to digital transformation.
  • Identify the organizational pathway to align the organization for change.
  • Discuss the strategic, leadership and talent decision-making process.

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

The Future of Work in the Era of Automation

Speaker: TBD

Interviewer: TBD

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The Government of Mexico seeks to increase Mexico’s competitiveness through talent development that can enable the country’s manufacturing workforce faces in an era of automation and artificial intelligence.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand the strategic decisions to attract and retain new talent.
  • Identify the mechanisms to re-train current workforce.
  • Learn how public policy can enable the skills required for the future of work.

11:30 AM

The Economy of Experience and Privacy

Moderator: Juan González, Director of Research Latin America ICT, Frost & Sullivan

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Under the new disruption, we are not only experiencing a change of the business cycle. We are deeply immersed in an economic, political and social restructure. This series seeks to highlight three main elements of a successful transformation into high-quality Customer Experience, delivered by experts in each field. The moderator will recap and make integral conclusion of the session to help the audience summarize the main takeaway.

Key Take-Aways:

  • The discussion will provide important recommendations on how the new economy is an economy of customer experience to gain a competitive advantage as well as the increasing importance of privacy and cybersecurity.
  • Understand the importance of business model redesign in order successfully deliver strong value propositions.
  • Explore how digital technologies are enabling personalization and customer-centric strategies.

12:15 PM

Doing Well by Doing Good: A New Corporate Governance Benchmark

Moderator: AMCHAM

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This debate focuses on the need for organizations of all sizes to consider corporate governance and social responsibility for positive social impact as important pillars for economic development.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Identify the new social challenges faced by corporations in an increasingly regulated economy.
  • Discuss the benefits of implementing socially responsible programs.
  • Highlight the main pillars to improve a company’s community affairs strategy.

12:45 PM

Global Competitiveness Based on Innovation

Moderator: Lorena Isla, Managing Director, Mexico, Frost & Sullivan

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This panel seeks to hold a conversation on how global factors impact regional and local economies and identify innovation as a critical factor to grow in increasing competitive markets.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Identify the new social challenges faced by corporations in an increasingly regulated economy.
  • Discuss the benefits of implementing socially responsible programs.
  • Highlight the main pillars to improve a company’s community affairs strategy.

1:30 PM

Food for Thought Networking Luncheon
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Participants and Frost & Sullivan thought leaders host discussions on relevant industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on site.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Excellent moment to personalize the discussion with current colleagues.
  • Perfect opportunity to meet new and valuable contacts.
  • Consider hosting a full table with key contacts under the Capitan’s Table.

3:00 PM


Interaction Zones are roundtable sessions designed to capture all participant’s voices, insights, ideas and experiences through a guided group discussion to explore specific topics. Each zone is divided in three subtopics. A Frost analyst will guide each zone as well as each of the three tables discussing each subtopic in the overall theme of GIL Mexico 2019, The Future of Business. Attendees will have the opportunity to select the zone of interest upon registration.

Zone 1. The Future of Business

Richard Sear, Partner & SVP of Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

Organizational transformation demands companies to align their strategic vision to digital technology trends, such as AI, analytics, cybersecurity, IoT and ubiquitous high-speed mobile connectivity, among others. Companies will need to adapt to the evolution of leadership and the growing importance of digital disruption in all markets and all segments. Today, companies are facing new challenges in product and service innovation where business models and strategies most be redesigned within a digital context.

  • Driving Business Model Innovation at Scale: People Process and System
  • Data Monetization & Product Innovation: Aligning Business Strategies to Innovation
  • he Digital Pillars of Business of Transformation: From 5G to Cloud to IA and Cybersecurity
Zone 2. The Future of Personalization

Juan González, Director of Research Latin America ICT, Frost & Sullivan

Consumers are becoming more diverse, more informed and are comparing brands based on expectations created by their experience in multiple categories. This zone focuses on some key areas to revolutionize customer engagement and customer experience through Personalization with data-centric strategies. Marketing will need to dive into data analytics to communicate business goals with technological stakeholders. Personalization is a strategy to be always on, in real time and one-on-one communication throughout the consumer journey.

  • Driving growth by putting personalization at the center of your marketing.
  • Artificial Intelligence Enabled Product Discovery and Innovation.
  • Corporate Innovation 2.0: Customer Centricity for Sustainable Growth
Zone 3. The Future of the Workforce

TBD, Frost & Sullivan

Today is clearly important to rewire business strategies in order for leaders to be able to spot disruptive competitors, gain insight and identify important changes in the competitive landscape and become increasingly innovative. Customer experiences are defining new business models, while digital technologies enable operational efficiency and the workforce deliver on strategies. The future of work means leaders must promote career-long training to maintain the company’s capability to adapt to fast-paced change. Beyond adapting technology, today’s leader must identify, cultivate and retain the necessary talent to thrive in an era of disruption.

  • Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining a Workforce for the Future.
  • Increasing Operational Efficiency and Excellence in Innovation.
  • Preparing the Workforce of the Future: What are the hot skills companies will soon need to build into their teams.

3:45 PM


4:00 PM


4:45 PM

Cases Roll-Out

5:15 PM

Mexico in the Global Stage

Speaker: TBD

6:00 PM

Think Creatively to Innovate and Facilitate Transformation

Speaker: TBD, Frost & Sullivan

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Digital Transformation is not only a temporary shift of the economy. Today, we are facing a complete restructuring of our economic, social, business and political landscape. Strategy is the main driver of transformation, not technologies.

Today, we are not only experimenting a change in the business cycle, but rather we are living a profound transformation of our political, social and economic cycle. Incumbents are being threaten in different areas by different types or companies not typically seen as direct competitors. Bold movers are utilizing digital technologies to redefine business models and leadership perspective, but most importantly the agile, fast and adaptable companies are redefining how to deliver more value to customers.


6:15 PM


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