Beyond Resiliency: A Case for Adaptability

What is adaptive government? How can it help government agencies bounce back from continuous disruption? How can government executives embed adaptability into their agency’s operations? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nick Evans author of the IBM Center report, A Guide to Adaptive Government: Preparing for Disruption next week on The Business of Government Hour.
Broadcast Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 23:14

Nicholas D. Evans

Nicholas D.

A Guide to Adaptive Government: Preparing for Disruption

Government executives and managers should plan for continuous disruption and for how their agencies and departments will operate under continuous turbulence and change. In 2022 alone, the world witnessed war in Ukraine, the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Ian—not to mention energy scarcity, supply chain shortages, the start of a global recession, record highs for inflation, and rising interest rates.

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Nicholas D. Evans is the award-winning author of Mastering Digital Businessand Business Innovation & Disruptive Technology, a writer for, aglobally recognized keynote speaker, and a consultant focused on managinginnovation and disruptive technology.

Nick was formerly Research Vice President at Gartner advising global CIOs oninnovation management as well as strategy, sustainability, and digitaltransformation. Prior to this he was global head of Innovation and a vice presidentand general manager within the Office of the CTO at Unisys. One of ConsultingMagazine’s “Top 25 Consultants,” and one of ComputerWorld’s “Premier 100 ITLeaders,” he led the Applied Innovation program, an internal and client-facingworldwide initiative. He is the author of over ten books on business andtechnology strategy including titles from the British Computer Society, FinancialTimes Prentice Hall, Tech TV, Microsoft Press, and Powersoft Press.

With over 25 years of consulting experience, Nick previously ran the globalemerging technology consulting practice at BearingPoint (formerly KPMGConsulting). He also served as the national technical director for ebusiness atPwC. He cofounded the National Internet Consulting Practice for Coopers &Lybrand in 1997.

A veteran technology entrepreneur, Mr Evans invented the Buy Now process forelectronic auctions prior to eBay and holds some of the first social mediapatents now cited by hundreds of major corporations. He is the founder ofThinkers360, the world’s premier B2B thought leader and influencer communityfocused on global business, technology and sustainability topics.

Nick holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees fromSouthampton University in England. He serves as a frequent advisor to theventure capital and startup community and has served on numerous boards.

His extracurricular interests include traveling and triathlons, having been a long-time member of Team USA and U S National Champion in his age group divisionin 2019.

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