Co-Founder and Digital Transformation Strategist
MaRi Eagar is a strategic transformation and performance improvement professional who partners with executives, senior leaders and entrepreneurs to accelerate personal, digital and cultural transformation. She helps leaders and companies rethink and build adaptive leadership and organizational capabilities needed for human-intelligent-machine interfaces and partnerships.
She is one of a few global experts applying design and futures thinking, adaptive leadership, neuroleadership and applied positive psychology to digital transformation, strategic behavioral change, and workplace innovation.
Since 2013 MaRi has been involved in consulting in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies including educating senior leaders and professionals about it’s potential. She studies the opportunities and challenges in the theories, design, governance, and ethics of distributed and decentralized organizations and leadership.
She was the co-adviser and author of the BC government and Advantage BC researching and producing the first Canadian report “Blockchain and Emerging Financial Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub”.
She lead the development of a distributed organizational strategy planning and execution and performance management software platform: openaxyz deployed by Barclays and a number of other enterprises internationally and which earned her a nomination as MaRs/RIC Innovator Idol in Ontario in 2012. openaxyz was developed on drupal using scrum, design thinking and distributed organizational design principles including networked teams/nodes.
The race for attracting and retaining talented digital experts, is on. One of the elements that stand in the way of change and retaining high demand skills, are that current traditional talent practices that are widely used, were build for a previous age, IT platforms and organizational dynamics.
Instead of looking towards models such as “classical” democracy which focuses on majority rule, decentralized communities are encouraged to study research and models from human dynamics that aim to include all voices, states of awareness, and frameworks of reality as important.
“Decentralized governance, refers to the restructuring or reorganization of authority so that there is a system of co-responsibility. It is timely to pay more attention to the evolution of the people elements as these impact the technology development, which in turns creates the people dynamics, culture and customer experience.