Upcoming Events


Private Equity in the Post-Industrial Transition

July 18, 2017

PE firms are facing disruption from exponential technologies, but there are also tremendous opportunities for value creation. Exponentially developing and overlapping technologies are rapidly transforming industries worldwide. This is a big challenge for PE firms and corporates alike. Corporations tend to evolve at a slower pace and can struggle to attract and retain innovation talent. At stake is loss of portfolio value due to extreme disruption.

In this workshop we will explore how PE firms should rethink basic assumptions about jobs, organizations and industries. While humanity is transitioning to a post-industrial civilization, mainstream management science and practices are still based on increasingly outdated industrial-era assumptions. We will introduce Post-Lean Thinking, a new management science for the post- industrial transition, and discuss how technology disruption will force PE firms to change how they source deals, do due diligence and form value creation theses.

Participants will learn about:

  • How and why exponential technologies are disrupting industries worldwide
  • Consequences and opportunities for PE firms
  • Discovering opportunities for industry disruption
  • Linking disruption and capital efficiency
  • Transitioning from today’s legacy assets, technologies, and business models
  • Attracting the next generation of innovators
  • A new consortium for disruptive innovation


Seating is strictly limited. For a detailed agenda and for
registration, please email Charlotte Crouch at Time Partners Ltd.

Recent events and speeches

June 12, 2017: Keynote at the Global PE Alliance Annual Summit, Las Vegas
May 24, 2017: Special Session on Post-Lean and disruptive innovation at Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, London
April 19, 2017: Keynote at Norwegian Institute for Directors Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
January 25, 2017: Special Panel at Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit, Sonoma, California
January 17, 2017: Keynote at FSN Capital Annual Portfolio Company Conference, Oslo, Norway
November 1, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Amesto, Oslo, Norway
October 5, 2016: Webinar: Post-Lean Thinking: New Horizons for Corporate Innovation
September 13, 2016: Keynote at YPO GNS conference in Miami, Florida
June 15, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Google Norway, Oslo, Norway
June 7, 2016:   Executive Workshop hosted by Nordic Innovation House, Palo Alto, California
April 27, 2016: Keynote at YPO Technology Network Summit, Santa Monica, California
April 1, 2016: Presentation at Global Technology Symposium, San Francisco, California
March 11, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Sopra Steria, Oslo, Norway