November 29, 2018 – Sunnyvale, CA


Business Unchained: Can corporates survive the Post-Industrial Transition?

Breaking out of the incrementalist mindset

Most corporate innovation efforts today remain cautious, slow, and incremental. Corporates continue to struggle with talent retention and resistance to change.

Join us to learn about the origins and effects of the post-industrial transition and how it represents both a threat and an opportunity for corporates. We will also introduce Post-Lean Thinking, the beginning of post-industrial management science, with new tools and practices for decoding the disruption and building the future.

Key takeaways:

  • The deeper causes of today’s industry and societal disruption
  • How to map and predict industry transformation
  • How the nature of firms will change dramatically
  • How corporates can retain critical innovation talent
  • What millennials and post-millennials want from work
  • Reorganizing for disruptive innovation
  • How leaders can overcome an incrementalist culture
  • What boards must do to hold management accountable


4:00 pm: Networking, wine tasting

5:00 pm: Welcome by Michael Schreibmann, CEO, Cogniance

5:10 pm: Frode Odegard – How corporates can become disruptors

5:45 pm: Panel discussion with Eric Ly, Anne Boysen, and Michael Schreibmann

6:30 pm: Networking

7:30pm: Adjourn


Michael Shraybman is co-founder and CEO of Cogniance. He brings decades of experience delivering high-tech solutions for high-growth start-ups and large enterprises around the world. Michael has contributed to disruption in Wireless, Financial Services, Entertainment, and other verticals.


Frode Odegard, the founder of the Post-Lean Institute, will introduce new management thinking for the post-industrial transition, and discuss what this transition means for corporations, investors, careers and society as a whole. Frode is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first software company in high school.


Eric Ly, CEO and co-founder of Hub – the Human Trust Protocol, will discuss how distributed ledger technology can be used digitize, manage and scale human trust, decoupling work from firms. Eric was the co-founding CTO of LinkedIn and has a deep understanding of how technology impacts trust and collaboration. Hub earlier this year completed a $20M SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens) round.

Anne Boysen, Founder of After the Millennials, is a well-known expert on post-millennials (Generation Z) . She will help us better understand how they think about consumption, careers, education and navigating the uncertainty of the world that is now emerging.



This event is restricted to board directors, investors and senior management in mature firms. Seating is limited.

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For questions about this event, please contact Jasmine St. John (

Past events and speeches

June 28, 2018: Keynote: Post-Lean Thinking: 
How Corporates can become Disruptors, Centre for the Digital Revolution, London, United Kingdom
June 27, 2018: Keynote: Private Equity in the Post-Industrial Transition, Allocate 2018, London, United Kingdom
April 19, 2018: Keynote: Post-Lean and Disruption in the Automotive Industry, Hyundai, Silicon Valley
September 26, 2017: Keynote: Disruptive Corporate Innovation in a Post-Lean Era, The SF Vault, San Francisco
July 18, 2017: Workshop: Private Equity in the Post-Industrial Transition, London, United Kingdom
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