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People First - All Else Follows

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You might be a leader in a large corporation, fresh into the workforce or with 30 years under your belt. Or maybe you are a small business owner or entrepreneur. Whichever it is … you are good at what you do. You feel safe, but keep wondering how long you have before what you do is automated, outsourced, off-shored, replaced or just made obsolete. It will happen. Nothing stands still! Your options are to stay the course, leave for another opportunity or do your own thing. All of them require transformation. I worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years. You only succeed in that environment by continual transformation. Through conversation and interviews, I will share lessons, stories and case studies that will help you understand how real people at work and play balance priorities every day to make a living and provide the best life possible for themselves and those around them all there while with an eye on the future. At the very least I am going to make you think.

John Philpin

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John Philpin is a Board Level Executive with extensive international experience in the global software and technology industry. John specializes in the parts of business that engages with customers and has a passion for taking companies and product solutions to the global market. He is equally effective in mature established companies and fast growth ‘start up’ environments. John has worked in companies such as; GEC, Raytheon, Oracle and CitiCorp, working with customers like; BT, Rolls Royce, Nestle, Chiron, HP, Johnson and Johnson, American General and large Government clients. John has lead multi-disciplinary teams, built – and taken to market – software solutions that have lead to contracts that have added $100s of millions of dollars to revenue. John states his secret to success has always been to put people first which is his favorite focus when presenting on topics as diverse as ‘The Future of Work’, ‘Identity is not just ID’, ‘Technology Adoption’, Value and ‘Corporate Language’. John runs his own consulting firm and advises companies, institutions and boards.