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By abandoning nuclear power, Germany has failed to meet its CO2 emissions target. However, from a German point of view, the question of energy goes beyond the production of electricity. It is about heat, cooling, transport and electricity, all of which are derived from fossil fuels and will have to be replaced by renewable energy sources. The Germans have called this holistic effort for change "Sektorkopplung" (more or less translated as sector shift).
Copper Oak has accompanied several start-ups in the venture up to the first major contract. In each case, the first exercise was that of the business plan. From this experience, we learned that there are many ways to write a business plan, but there are only 10 ways to screw it up!
How can artificial intelligence be integrated into your current information systems? And even more important: are today's managers aware of the skills needed to tame the machines of tomorrow?
While siloed work is tending to disappear, or at least organisations are working to make it disappear, hotbeds of resistance, often led by members of Generation X, are still alive and kicking.
So we can ask ourselves, is the operation of the silo really dead or does it have a real advantage? If there is no benefit, then how do we blow up the silos?
In large and medium-sized companies, the CFO can today rely on digital transformation and data processing and analysis technologies that are gaining momentum within the executive committee, or even position himself as a true business partner thanks to quality data and relevant information in real time. This "connected" CFO and instantaneous translator of the organization's economic performance is seen by many as the new prince charming of shareholders and some start dreaming of this Chief Performance Officer (CPO) who is praised by many “troubadours”.
Gregoire Dusausoy, Managing Partner at Copper Oak UK Ltd. attended the Transition - Monaco Forum where entrepreneurs, cities, communities, NGOs and countries reinvent business models and aim to a Cleantech revolution through an energy transition.