Vanishing Point

Tyler Sweatt

Tyler helps build Future Proof® teams. 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

The Future of Disruptive Technology

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

September 13, 2017 at 10:00 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 at 8:30 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

January 25, 2017 at 11:21 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

November 9, 2016 at 9:38 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

October 26, 2016 at 9:10 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

July 27, 2016 at 9:32 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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The Deep Fundamentals of War

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

May 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

 “Knowledge, in short, is now the central resource of destructivity, just as it is the central resource for productivity.”

– Alvin & Heidi Toffler (War and Anti-War)

 

Technology is both our greatest strength and most terrifying vulnerability. Everyone, across the world, is always on, connected, communicating, creating, consuming and sharing information. We have the perceived capacity to be everywhere. Drones, space, bio-digital convergence, autonomous and artificial intelligence (AI) driven platforms and other pieces of rapidly advancing technology are transforming the world. We have the ability to access more data than the human mind can process which makes cutting through the ‘noise’ to identify and understand the veracity and security of our knowledge a top priority.

 

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The Great Compromise: Balancing Security and Innovation

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

March 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM

The recent news that the 2013 compromise of the Bowman Avenue Dam is being blamed on the Iranian government has prompted new discussions about our current global security climate. This particular attack was relatively unsophisticated. It took place in a small community outside of New York City and impacted back office systems, not the operational systems of the dam. It was promulgated by a group of lower level hackers who used off-the-shelf malicious software tools that could be downloaded off the Internet. 

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4 Key Assessments to Strengthen Your Organizational Security

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

February 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The ever-increasing interdependence between technology, people, and rapid globalization means that security breaches have become an expected part of doing business. For organizations to develop resilient and successful organizational security, they must take an integrated and collaborative approach. Their approach must involve every key stakeholder working together to monitor, understand and proactively address risks and threats.

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A Framework for the Future Proof® Enterprise

Posted by Tyler Sweatt

January 7, 2016 at 4:29 PM

At the nexus between an old and a new year, it makes sense to take stock of which approaches to business, markets and the workforce still work, and which have become stale. We are in an era marked by disruption. New leadership models and organizational structures are absolutely vital for businesses striving to take advantage of new opportunities and challenges.

 

The speed with which knowledge is created, processed and shared across the globe is defining the strength of organizations and economies. Innovation is no longer limited to the ‘visionaries.’ It’s an imperative for any business seeking to keep pace with changes.

 

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