Louis Gerstner, Jr.
- Business Growth and Trends
- Change Management
Audience & Industry
- Senior Management Groups
- The Finance Industry
- The Professional Services Industry
A relentless transformational leader who navigated shifting economic and marketplace realities to reinvent IBM, Lou Gerstner personifies today's global corporate leader: visionary, strategic, determined and intensely focused.
As the architect of IBM's dynamic transformation, Lou Gerstner explains the imperative for a strong corporate culture, speedy execution, the challenges of growing business in less than ideal economic climate and the complex realities of doing business globally. Under his leadership, IBM moved from product manufacturer to service provider, opening up entirely new opportunities for the company. Gerstner's principal belief is that these tumultuous economic times present great opportunities for companies to gain a competitive advantage and his prescription for pursuing growth and maintaining profitability are straightforward: set strategy, align resources, execute and deal swiftly with the increasingly complex global marketplace. Gerstner shares with his audiences the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s global business environment and offers advice based on his extraordinary career. His New York Times best-selling book, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?, chronicles IBM’s resurgence and provides a thoughtful look at leadership and transformation in action.
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Lou's outstanding general session certainly struck a chord with the audience, as did his candid views at the reception. It was one of the true conference highlights.Bank Administration Institute (BAI)
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