Katy Cooper

Katy Cooper

Position: Founder and Managing Director
Company: DisruptiveCo


‘Knowing what you don’t know and being ready for what you can’t see are the greatest capabilities you can have to lead the future.’

Katy helps organisations build strategic plans for a future they can’t see yet. She develops leaders who can lead through ambiguity and change. She helps organisations understand the future, driven through transformation and the application of exponential technologies, and equips organisations to see what leading that future looks like. She is an energetic, highly skilled collaborator, speaker and facilitator who is also a proud Tasmanian. Katy has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, retail, customer experience and strategic management, human resources, tourism and hospitality and technology industries. She is obsessively curious about ideas and the potential that collaboration has for exponential growth in businesses, communities and civilisations. She is passionate about the future of value exchange and believes data has value beyond what we can imagine and that ‘impact’ is a future currency.

Presentation: Futures Leader: A BA Superpower.

How do BA’s embrace the future they can’t see yet? What are the emerging skills every BA can build as their superpowers to ensure they are ready and able to lead in that future. Looking at the converging VUCA world around us we cover a key set of skills and competencies to lead in the future.
They include:
– Leading from the FutureBack
– Practicing Fear
– Leading when you are not there
– Leading shapeshifting organisations
– Create and sustain positive energy
Including practical tools to implement these skills.

BABOK V3 Alignment: Chapter 6: Strategy Analysis, Chapter 7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition, Chapter 8: Solution Evaluation, Chapter 9: Underlying Competencies, Chapter 10: Techniques, Chapter 11: Perspectives