Cyber Scenario Planning with Alan Iny, Sanjay Khanna, and Michael Coden
The Decision Corner
In this episode of the podcast, Brooke chairs a roundtable discussion at the intersection of risk, scenario planning and cybersecurity. His guests are Sanjay Khanna, Strategic Advisor and Foresight Expert, and Advisor to The Decision Lab; Alan Iny, Global Lead for Creativity and Scenarios at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Michael Coden, Global Lead for BCG Platinion’s Cybersecurity Practice. Together they discuss the human and systemic vulnerabilities that expose us to cybersecurity risks, and how scenario planning and creative problem solving can help mitigate such threats. Drawing from countless real-world examples of major global crises, they argue that although our best thought-out plans may never materialize, the process of planning itself is invaluable. Some topics discussed include: The guests’ recent thought leadership on cybersecurity, including two potential future cybersecurity scenarios - one reflecting greater multi-stakeholder cooperation, the other reflecting a more fragmented, individualistic response. Balancing a need for individual awareness and responsibility around cybersecurity with a wider systematic approach to the challenge. If human error is the root cause of cybersecurity breaches, how can we help people avoid such errors? The case for scenario planning, not as a prediction tool, but as a mechanism to prepare for a range of plausible scenarios. Real-world examples of how scenario planning has enabled international organisations to prepare for risks that bear similarities to events such as Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.
298. Alan Iny shares practical tips to unleash creativity in your business
Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional
Alan Iny is the Global Lead for Creativity and Scenarios at Boston Consulting Group, and the co-author of Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity. In this episode, Alan shares practical tips to unleash creativity in your business. Follow Alan on Twitter: @Alan_Iny Alan's bio at BCG: https://www.bcg.com/en-us/about/people/experts/alan-iny.aspx Check out Alan's book: https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-New-Boxes-Paradigm-Creativity/dp/0812992954/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TUCBZAF10VEY&dchild=1&keywords=thinking+in+new+boxes&qid=1592407024&sprefix=thinking+in+new+boxes%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1
This week we speak with author and innovation expert Alan Iny about his book, 'Thinking In New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity'. Thinking in new boxes is a way to provide that structure and analysis that the brain craves, while also fostering massive amounts of creativity and new thinking. It is a process that comes directly from the experts at the most respected consulting group in the world (where Alan is the global innovation expert).
It's human nature to simplify the complex and put everything in a box. What if it’s not possible to NOT think in a box? Then you need to think in NEW boxes. Alan Iny's insights provide a fresh perspective at a time when creativity is more important than ever in a world where the life span of an idea is short-lived. Alan has spent his working life researching, writing, training and speaking on creativity in the business world. As the senior specialist for creativity at the Boston Consulting Group, he trains on how to think creatively and runs a wide range of training and workshops, around the world. Co-authored with Luc de Brabandere, Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity is "a must-read for leaders who dare to look at the world in new ways."