It’s showtime! We are excited to bring the P&G community together for the 12th annual Signal Summit.  We’ll learn from dozens of leaders, all focused on how we can reset the bar for superior performance and irresistible innovation. More than 5,000 people across the world are expected to join us. 

Why do we want to reset the bar? One of the biggest challenges for a successful business is avoiding complacency. Assuming a recipe for current success will guarantee future success can lead to failure. To continue to thrive, we need to adapt our approach and actions. This requires rethinking what success looks like for business performance and innovation. Change is not a constant, it is exponential.

The Signal 2023 program is filled with many remarkable speakers, including Arthur Sadoun (CEO, Publicis Groupe), Linda Boff (CMO, GE), Morgan Flatley (CMO, McDonald’s), Julie Sweet (Chair and CEO, Accenture), and Yael Cosset (CIO, Kroger). Their insights on digital acumen, supply chain, sustainability, and employee value equation will illustrate the changing business landscape and how we can adapt for success. 

Sometimes we bring back a speaker from a previous Signal event. Evan Spiegel (CEO, Snap) joined us eight years ago for Signal 2015. The world has changed a lot since then. This year Evan will share how he plans to keep Snap relevant.

Signal also includes many speakers who you may not have heard of before. Their stories are just as inspiring. In this issue, we put a spotlight on a few of them:

  • How Candice Matthews Brackeen wants to increase the odds for minority entrepreneurs through Black Tech Week
  • Javier Pita’s passion for making the world easier to navigate for the more than 330 million visually-impaired people.
  • Rumman Chowdhury, Harvard Fellow and founder and chief scientist of Parity Consulting, explains the risks and opportunities ahead of the increased use of artificial intelligence for business and society. 
  • Six remarkable P&G Signal Innovators who are changing how business is done, from supply chain optimization to improving employee retention.

One question we get asked often is “Why does P&G organize Signal?” The simple answer is that it is an investment in the future success of the company. By bringing together the P&G community to learn, we know many will use the inspiration from Signal in their work. The best compliments we get about Signal are the stories about connections people make and how it influences their actions. While Signal is an exciting and world-class event, it’s the outcomes that matter.

We look forward to welcoming you to Signal 2023! In case you are not able to join us on the day of the event, you can still register to access the video replays. We will also publish many program highlights in the Signal360 “In Case You Missed It” newsletter later this month.

Signal360 will be on a short summer break. We’ll be back in September. Enjoy a great summer season!

Stan Joosten & John Battelle
Editors-In-Chief, Signal360 / Co-founders, Signal P&G