Every generation has their crisis and in these uncertain times, it looks like we are dealing with ours. We will get through this. In the meantime, we are also faced with one of the most creative times of our generation; there is creativity happening all around us. For as long as it takes to deal with these challenges Tennis will be interviewing professionals from different industries and positions to chat about what they're experiencing, what opportunities they see, and what's the new normal. Through this, we hope to inspire strategic thought and creativity through this uncertain time.
Episode 1: Greg Dixon
What happens when the industry that your 15-year-old company operates in disappears overnight? Greg Dixon is leading Sentient HR through an unprecedented time brought on by COVID-19. For more about who Tennis is and transcripts of individual talks please visit designtennis.com.
Episode 2: Paul Lockhard
Paul Lockhard, President and CEO of Colour a creative digital agency, talks to us about how the effects of COVID-19 are pushing organizations to get more creative and innovative. We also discuss an interesting framework he developed for organizations to view some of their challenges and strategies.
Episode 3: Steve Pons & Jen Roney
This week we interviewed Steve Pons, Managing Director and Jen Roney, Senior Manager Brand and Creative Strategy at Staples Promotional Products. We touched on consumer behaviour, demand vacuums, and the shifting demand of skills required to manage remote teams.
Episode 4: Mark Garner
This week we interviewed Mark Garner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DYBIA).
Great conversation about how social distancing is reshaping the way we think about conventional retail and how organizations like BIA's are going to need to evolve and support businesses of the future.
Episode 5: Martin Williams
This week we interviewed Martin Williams, Co-founder of a food innovation company called Recipe For Tmrw.
We explore how at times like these, simply having a great product is not enough if your operational strategies are weak, and customers can’t access or engage. We also talk about the future of supply chains, and the pitfalls of Just in Time (JIT) manufacturing during a global pandemic.
Episode 6: Robert Bolton
Last week I spoke with Robert Bolton a foresight strategist at From Later.
If "new normal" is short term, what are the potential long term changes we might see. We spent a lot of time exploring what the potential future of events may look like.
Episode 7: Tatiana Soldatova
In our most recent episode we speak with Tatiana Soldatova, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Syllable, an architecture and interior design company.
We talked about how the interior design industry has been affected and how physical distancing may change how we think about designing workspaces.