Pivot to the Future with Will.i.am and Omar Abbosh

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An inspiring podcast series co-hosted by Omar Abbosh and will.i.am Commonly held beliefs about how to drive business growth aren’t going to cut it in today’s era of unprecedented technological and cultural upheaval. Forget things like fast following, cash cow milking and innovating on the “edge.” In each episode, you’ll hear rare insights from courageous leaders who are bravely reinventing reinvention. Omar and will.i.am break some rules and break down how to harness the winds of change to grow your core business, invest in innovation and continuously reinvent - all at the same time - so you can thrive in the digital age.

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Reid Hoffman: Pivoting in Silicon Valley

In a wide-ranging interview with one of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs, Omar and Will.i.am talk to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock, bestselling author, and host of the massively popular podcast Masters of Scale…Reid tells us about his most important pivots, both personal and professional.


Sep 13, 2019
Wisely Pivoting to Corner the Retail Pharmacy Market

For Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), it’s about reinventing from the inside out to thrive amid a rapidly changing retail pharmacy market. Using data to reduce the manual workload and unlock trapped value the company is building worldwide neighborhood healthcare destinations. Listen in as WBA Co-COO Alex Gourlay discusses the company’s vision and strategy with Accenture’s Omar Abbosh.


Aug 20, 2019
5G: Verizon's Big Pivot

The CEO of Verizon Communications on leading the charge with the 5G network, and why it isn’t just a game-changer for U.S, but for the world. Find out how he pulled it off and why he plans to dominate the market in the years to come. And if you think smart phones have changed the way we live our lives, wait until you hear how 5G will upend everything.

Jul 26, 2019
From Pig Iron to The Internet of Things

From pig iron to the Internet of Things, Omar and Will.i.am find out how Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, has taken one of the oldest energy companies in the world and turned it into a powerhouse of cutting edge digital innovation. Jean-Pascal describes how he took a company known for standalone products to connecting everything to everything, while barely missing a beat. And why he believes the only real job a CEO has is building the very best teams.

Jun 25, 2019
When Omar Met Will

In this first episode of our new series, we look at how pivots have worked for both our hosts. Will.i.am started in music, an industry that demands constant reinvention. He opens up about transforming The Black Eyed Peas and its business model over the past two decades plus. He talks about his biggest pivot — becoming a tech entrepreneur, moving into hardware (Beats) and myriad investments in everything from imaging technology to artificial intelligence. Omar talks about how his research and work with top companies led him to the insights behind his bestselling new book, Pivot to the Future, Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World, and how those insights have been applied in his life and to Accenture itself. They also discuss the concept of the “wise pivot” — making calculated moves that really pay off.

May 30, 2019
Coming Soon: Pivot to the Future

Pivot to the Future with Omar Abbosh and Will.i.am: how to harness the winds of change to grow your core business.

May 23, 2019