How To Shape The Future And Transform Business By Leveraging Scenario Planning

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Former Strategic Projects Manager at Shell

as recorded on 27 October 2021 as part of Innov8rs Connect on Foresight & Business Design

In the past several years there was a huge surge of interest to Scenario Planning in the corporate world.

Why did scenarios become so critical to embrace and navigate uncertainty?
What is the difference between exploratory and transformative scenarios?
How can companies leverage scenarios to transform their existing businesses and design new business models?

In his talk, Oleksiy explained how scenarios can be leveraged to lead corporate transformation and strategic business development efforts. Based on his experience of driving global energy transition journey of the big international energy company Oleksiy reflected on how scenarios can help to reshape business models and ecosystem that your company operates in.

Expect to gain an understanding of:
1. Transformative power of scenarios
2. How to convert scenarios into evergreen roadmaps and dynamic business strategies
3. How to leverage scenarios to open new fields of opportunities
4. How to use scenarios as a tool for co-creation and co-visioning to design new business models and build strategic alliances
5. How to shift mindsets of senior leaders, challenge beliefs and do strategic reframing

About the speaker

Oleksiy is a purpose-driven business leader with 17-year track record in strategizing, shaping markets and developing new business models in complex and dynamic environments. He helps organisations to thrive in energy transition by embracing uncertainty and delivering system transformations.

In 2017-2021 Oleksiy has been leading Shell’s Energy Transition Program spanning across ten countries and development of global sectoral decarbonisation strategies. He was also a member of Shell Scenarios leadership team.

Oleksiy graduated from Kyiv National Economic University in 2002 with the Master’s Degree in International Business Administration. He also holds Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute of Global Economy and International Relations of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

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