Vanishing Point

Tyler Sweatt

Tyler works at the intersection of emerging technology and organizational culture to help leaders transform their teams to thrive. He brings expertise in identifying meaningful data and human attributes that signal threats and opportunities, and in channeling innovation into performance and growth. Tyler has worked for Deloitte Consulting and served as an officer in the United States Army and Army Reserves. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Recent Posts

Here Are the Disruptive Technologies That Will Reshape Your Business

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Jan 16, 2019 1:03:00 PM

We hear a lot about “disruptive technology,” but what does that really mean? It is one thing to put together a trend piece or identify the next big thing. Understanding it and planning for the disruption is another challenge altogether.

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Disruption 2030: The Drivers Shaping the Future

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Jul 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The following recommendations were designed to provide DHS S&T with clear steps to increase reach, impact, innovation, and resilience. Our hope is that you will also be able to use the basis of our study as a starting point to understand the implications these changes mean to you and how to prepare and plan for the future.

 

Click on the infographic below to view the interactive version.

 

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The Measurable Lasting Value of a Simple Strategy

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Apr 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Strategy is overcomplicated. Government and commercial executives get so wrapped up in working to figure out all the details of a complex task or objective that they lose sight of the plan.

 

This simple four-step strategy approach helps to identify the path you need to take, which informs the strategy you need to build. Each step in the process below should have a clear answer that involves stakeholders from inside and outside the organization.

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Why Leaders are Failing to Embrace Disruptive Technology (and How to Fix the Problem)

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Nov 29, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Over the past couple of years, the focus of my work has been helping organizations wrestle with the promise and challenge of disruptive technologies. I’ve participated in, led, and observed countless presentations about viable emerging technologies and disruptive companies. As part of the discussions, we have examined potential threats and risks, and constructed scenarios and preparations. I’ve worked with clients to determine the investment and portfolio compositions necessary for robust, sustainable growth. I’ve helped to build and prepare teams to brief boards of directors, interviewed more than 300 leaders across industries, and done hundreds of hours of research. Through this work, I’ve come to a single, clear realization: we’re doing it wrong.

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Infographic: The Future of Disruptive Technology

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Sep 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Technology will transform how we connect, learn, share and innovate in the future, having broad implications for organizations, workforces, and customers. Whether from great expectations, fears of job security, or uncertainty due to myriad options, technology is challenging leaders to reconsider how they will create and protect value in the future.

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Is your organization prepared to adopt disruptive technology?

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

May 17, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Every day, powerful new technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, automation, and robotics are emerging and forcing leaders to rethink their organization and to consider a host of unknowns for their future. They’re coming into the marketplace faster than ever, are increasingly complex, and are disrupting how many institutions operate. It’s not surprising that many leaders struggle to understand how to engage new resources, how to introduce and explain them to their people – and even whether they should.

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The Most Important Resource for C-Level Leaders is Human

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Jan 25, 2017 11:21:34 AM

Leaders continue to experience conflict between preparing for future opportunities and meeting the urgency of immediate responsibilities. In our current state of sweeping exponential change, this balance is a growing cause for concern. Yet, the tension between today and tomorrow may not be the central challenge that many leaders think it is – in fact, it might signal a source of additional resilience for the organization.

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How Can Blockchain Help You Create and Protect Value?

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Nov 9, 2016 9:38:44 AM

“Blockchain Technology is a disruptive platform designed to facilitate the exchange of value.”

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How Can We Gain Clarity in the Geopolitical Chaos?

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Oct 26, 2016 9:10:37 AM

The global field continues to grow more fluid and overloaded with information. Despite having greater ability to access and harness information, our ability to consume and build relevance is diminishing. The global environment is so inundated with data, complexity, and instability; it’s impossible to understand every data point. To keep this state of overload from threatening vital decisions and progress, leaders absolutely must be clear about what they value, and how the organization can create value today and in the future.

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Balancing Privacy and Security in the Pokémon Go Era

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

Jul 27, 2016 9:32:50 AM

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

~ Ben Franklin

 

When Ben Franklin wrote those words almost 300 years ago, he was addressing a concern about exchanging physical and intellectual liberties for security – what the people would give to the king in exchange for protection.

 

Today, we willingly sacrifice liberties in exchange for security. Yet, in our hyperconnected world, we face a similar challenge as we consider trading privacy for security, simplicity, and customization. The digitalization of the world is in full swing, and debates about privacy and security dominate discussions. Just during these summer months, terrorist events, cyber crimes, and crazes like Pokémon Go have shown just how connected we are to one another and how vulnerable we are as a result.

 

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