Competitiveness Dialogue Series: Competitiveness and Business Transformation

On October 21, Riga Business School and AmCham jointly presented another seminar in the Competitiveness Dialogue series: Competitiveness and Business Transformation.
The seminar explored how businesses have undergone change and the key challenges tackled along the way. Experts particularly focused on change management.


The seminar was addressed by:

  • Greg Mathers, Lecturer of Riga Business School and Management Consultant
  • Ilga Bērzkalna, Head of Development, Latvijas Valsts Meži
  • Kārlis Danēvičs, CFO, Member of the Management Board, SEB Latvia


Greg Mathers outlined the success formula of well-managed organizations: they are both effective and efficient, and they love change. Change creates new challenges and opportunities. It never stops and it is constantly speeding up. Change management or business transformation is what management is all about. Dealing with challenges and opportunities caused by change is never easy, but that’s exactly how competitive advantage manifests itself.


Download Greg Mathers presentation on Competitiveness and Business Transformation.

Ilga Bērzkalna and Kārlis Danēvičs shared key takeaways from the large-scale transformation projects of Latvijas Valsts Meži and SEB Latvia.

The Competitiveness Dialogue Series includes lectures, seminars and workshops and provides participants with global insights, ideas and approaches to advance organizational and individual competitiveness. The next seminar in the series Competencies for Effective NGO Leadership will be held on December 9, 2014.


Articles for the Competitive Dialogue Series are published on the AmCham website.