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Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

An ECLF Event Series in Four Parts  |  June – October 2024

Earlier this year a group of companies met to jointly re-launch and re-shape the ECLF community, and to decide what theme to choose for our activities in 2024. Not surprisingly, we agreed to focus on Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, from the big picture to tangible implications for Business and L&D. Based on this decision, we have developed a monthly online executive dialogue series which will start in June and culminate with our annual meeting in November.

Each session of the series features a world-class thought or practice leader, who will share their perspective for about 20-30 minutes and then engage in an intimate dialogue with all of you who attend. Other than in typical webinars or conferences, this executive round table format allows for a high degree of contextualization and exchange.

  • Session 1: Pascal Kaufmann, Mindfire – The AI Revolution | June 13, 2024
  • Session 2: Rimma Boshernitsan, Dialogue – The Future Runs on Intuition | July 16, 2024
  • Session 3: Eve Psalti, Microsoft – AI-Driven Business Transformation | September 13, 2024
  • Session 4: Detlef Hold, Roche – Unleashing AI for Capability Development | October 14, 2024

Past Events


The Future Runs on Intuition

July 16, 2024  |  17:00 – 18:30 CET

The second session of our 4-part series on “Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence” dives into the dynamic interplay between artificial intelligence and human intuition.

Our guest is Rimma Boshernitsan who will share with us her perspective on this topic which lies at the very core of the current debate about the impact of AI on the future of humanity.

If we want to utilize our evolving relationship with technology well, the development of our innate human abilities is key. How do we do that best when we are programmed to produce bigger, faster, better? How do we balance the need for efficiency and the delicate preservation of our human sensibilities? And even more fundamentally: How does the essence of the human condition contribute to our abilities for a hybrid relationship with AI? How can intuition, when paired with data-driven insights, create a more complete approach to solving problems?

Big questions, indeed!  Look forward to a session that will challenge us to think about the future possibilities of AI and explore imaginative, forward-thinking approaches.



The AI Revolution

June 13, 2024  |  17:00 – 18:30 CET

The first session of our 4-part series on “Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence” looks at the big picture of The AI Revolution.

Our guest is Pascal Kaufmann, who will discuss with us some fundamental questions that are at the heart of the current AI hype:

  • What does AI really mean?
  • How does it relate to human intelligence?
  • What is the trajectory of its development?
  • How will it impact humanity?   

Our format of an Executive Roundtable will allow for an in-depth conversationwith our guest and an application of his insights to the specific contexts of those who attend.



A New Era of Cross-Boundary Collaboration

February 21-22, 2024 | Garching near Munich/Germany

It was truly heartwarming to see the enthusiastic responses we received from so many companies after sharing the news that ECLF is returning to its roots. We very much look forward to rejuvenating this unique community with an even stronger focus on how to best shape 21st century leadership, organization, and learning in ever faster changing environments – and collaboratively work on the capabilities needed in this context.

To kick off our re-launch, we cordially invite current and former members as well as interested guests to join us for an in-person meeting which will allow us to reconnect, identify key topics we want to address in 2024, and explore opportunities for joint initiatives along these lines


ECLF Over the Years

We documented the history of ECLF with two unique books that feature 15 years of in-depth dialogues among senior L&D leaders of some of the world’s largest organizations.

“A rare collection of insights from thought and practice leaders which will appeal to everybody interested in the development dynamics of large organizations; it is especially valuable for executives, managers, and consultants whose practices focus on strategy, organization, leadership, change management, and strategic innovation.”

How do you design business processes as learning opportunities? How do you enable a ubiquitous learning culture? How do you support strategic and organizational change and act as an engine for transformation and innovation?  What capabilities, mindset, processes, and roles are required for this, and what is the appropriate operating model? What does this mean for the positioning of L&D in the overall stakeholder universe? What does it mean for the identity of the function?

Shaping the Future of Transformational Learning celebrates ECLF’s 15-year anniversary by sharing detailed summaries from seven events of ECLF. The book also includes eleven mini-case studies from members, featuring practices and strategic initiatives from companies such as Airbus, The Bank of Russia, Bertelsmann, Cisco Systems, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, ENI, Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis), Siemens, and more

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Transformers features the essence of ECLF conversations over ten years. It combines contributions from renowned thought leaders with perspectives and experiences from dozens of global corporations, among them GE, L’Oreal, Ericsson, Fiat-Chrysler, Cisco, Allianz, Airbus, Siemens, Santander, UBS and many more – close to 100 summaries of speeches, discussions, case studies, and research results, including a synthesis of insights from a Silicon Valley visit that 20 members of the Forum undertook in 2011 – history!

Browsing through Transformers is an inspiring experience – not only because of its rich and diverse content, but also because of its unique creative design.

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