AbbVie is a global pharmaceutical company delivering medical products to people around the world. Innovation is the cornerstone of their business as they focus on developing new medicines, particularly in areas where there is significant need, such as hepatitis C, cancer treatment and women’s health.
For the Leadership Conference 2017 in Chicago, they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to talk about inclusive leadership, team engagement and corporate alignment using the metaphor of music. The event featured a live band from Chicago’s vibrant jazz scene.
Accenture is a global business strategy and professional services company offering specialized skills across more than 40 industries. For their Accenture UK Partners Conference 2023 they chose The Roundhouse in London’s Camden Town - the venue where Jimmy Hendrix, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd gave some of their greatest performances.
Shaheen Sayed, CEO of Accenture UK was keen to include an artistic perspective on listening, trust and collaboration. She invited Dominic Alldis to talk about orchestras and demonstrate the role of the conductor. This was followed by an invitation to the audience to participate in a spontaneous piece of music-making with three jazz soloists.
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AON PLC is the largest insurance broker in the world based on revenue. It provides risk, retirement and health consulting and has over 500 offices worldwide serving 120 countries with 69,000 employees.
For their 2018 annual conference in Lisbon entitled “Navigating Risk in a Volatile World” they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to explain the principles of jazz and improvisation to provide a different lens for thinking about agility, transparency and trust. The engagement was arranged by Speakers Corner.
ArjoHuntleigh is a global medical technology company serving the needs of acute and long-term care.
In 2015 they invited Music & Management to present The Orchestra Experience for their top 100 senior executives at their annual conference in Vienna. Dominic Alldis conducted the Reconsil Sinfonietta in a performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony. This was followed by a discussion about leadership, teamwork and innovation within music and business.
ARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants.
The senior management team for ARUP Europe asked Music & Management to provide a dinner presentation that interspersed dinner courses with three ‘musical interludes’. Each interlude provided a musical metaphor for a different business issue including leadership, teamwork and creativity. The evening also featured a live jazz band.
Barclays Bank is the world's seventh largest bank and headquartered in London.
As part of their 2014 leadership development program they invited a select group of senior executives to attend a lunchtime jazz concert by the Dominic Alldis Trio. This was followed by an interactive discussion and workshop about jazz and innovation, embracing change, accommodating risk, building trust and shared responsibility.
Barry Callebaut is among the world's largest cocoa producers and grinders, with an average annual production of 1.7 million tonnes of cocoa.
For their 2019 Manager’s Conference in Berlin they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a keynote speech about musical leadership, collaboration and autonomy. He was joined by three musicians from Berlin’s vibrant jazz scene. The engagement was arranged by Speaker Ideas.
Bayer AG is a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
For their 2020 Strategy Meeting in Berlin they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a keynote speech about musical leadership, collaboration and autonomy. The engagement was arranged by Speakers Associates.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the world's oldest national broadcasting organization and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff of whom 16,000 are in public sector broadcasting.
In 2003, Music & Management was asked to provide a creativity workshop with percussion instruments for a senior leadership team at Broadcasting House. The session explored the importance of listening and building trust, as well as risk-taking as part of creative teamwork.
BDO is a global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms. The firms have representation in 164 territories, with 95,400 people working out of 1,710 offices. Being a member of the BDO global network allows members to meet the needs of clients who are growing and trading internationally.
For their 2023 conference in Vienna, they invited Dominic Alldis as keynote speaker to talk about a jazz approach to leadership and collaboration. He was joined by musicians from Vienna’s jazz scene. The visit was arranged by Speakers Ideas.
Groupe Bel is a multinational cheese marketer. Their headquarters are in France.
During 2011-14 they invited Music & Management to provide a series of afternoon drumming workshops at the Chateau Ronqueux near Paris. The session was delivered in French to the board and senior management Groupe Bel. It featured musicians from the Paris jazz scene.
In 1981, Meredith Belbin published a seminal book "Management Teams - Why They Succeed or Fail".
Belbin now promotes and develops team role theory, enabling individuals and teams to work with greater self-knowledge and understanding. In 2008, they invited Dominic Alldis as keynote speaker for their bi-annual conference in Cambridge.
Bigbank operates in the Baltic States, Bulgaria, Finland and Sweden and to some extent in Germany, Austria and Netherlands.
For their 2023 Conference in Tallinn, they invited Dominic Alldis to deliver the Orchestra Experience to reinforce messages around connection, creativity, listening, diversity and leadership. The event was arranged by Confent.
In July 1939, Queen Elizabeth of Belgium inaugurated an extraordinary venue, the Music Chapel - a spectacular institution near Brussels dedicated to musical training and excellence. It was also the perfect venue for leaders from BMW Financial Services to hold their annual conference and discuss communication, trust, listening and leadership through the metaphor of music.
In partnership with Vertigo Events and Orchestrate!, participants learned the rudiments of conducting an orchestra and reflected on how non-verbal communication can transform an ordinary performance into an extraordinary performance.
Booz Allen Hamilton is at the forefront of international consulting, providing a broad range of services in strategy, operations, information technology and program management.
In 2009, Dominic Alldis delivered a keynote speech to 300 partners and Vice Presidents at their Annual Partners Conference in Washington DC. The theme was “Jazz as a Metaphor for Change, Collaboration and Innovation” and provided delegates with a paradigm for discussing a range of strategic concerns. The engagement was arranged by the London Speaker Bureau.
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is an American management consulting firms founded in 1963 and is one of the world's three largest strategy consulting firms. In 2019, it was ranked #10 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”.
In December 2020, BCG Transport and Logistics Division invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a keynote speech to a global audience about musical collaboration and creativity combined with a jazz piano performance. The engagement was arranged by the London Speaker Bureau.
Bristol Myers Squibb is an American pharmaceutical company, headquartered in New York City. It manufactures prescription pharmaceuticals and biologics in several therapeutic areas, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders.
In 2020 four departments from BMS Immunology - rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology - came together for an online conference called “IMMunology”. The “IMM” referred to “improvisation” and the flexibility and agility needed to foster collaboration, trust and innovation. They engaged Music & Management to deliver the Virtual Jazz Experience to demonstrate these principals.
CA Technologies is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest independent software corporations in the world.
In 2013, Dominic Alldis was invited to address the CA Annual Conference in Berlin. He spoke about leadership, collaboration and improvisation within the world of music and performed with a live jazz band. The event was organised by JLA Speaker Bureau.
Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France. The company designs, manufactures and sells luxury jewellery and watches.
In 2004, Cartier invited Dominic Alldis to meet senior managers and discuss the parallels between leading a musical ensemble and managing a boutique. The participants heard a live piano performance and engaged in an interactive discussion. The event was organised by AC3 Formation (Paris).
The Central Bank of Malaysia was established in 1959 to issue currency and regulate Malaysia's financial institutions.
In 2015 Dominic Alldis was invited to Kuala Lumpur to address their 200 top managers. The event was attended by Dr Tan Sri Aziz, Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia and Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance. The visit was arranged by the London Speaker Bureau.
The CJD is the oldest employers' movement in France. It was formed in 1938 and comprises over 5000 members. Its purpose is to promote ‘responsible liberalism’ and provide a forum for discussing how an ethical work environment can best service the needs of mankind.
For their 2018 conference in Paris, they invited Dominic Alldis from Music & Management to provide three 10-minute musical interludes: Orchestra, Jazz and Soloist. Each interlude explored the unique challenges of working within a large organisation, a small team or working as an independent entrepreneur. Each interlude was delivered in French.
Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd is one of the oldest firms on the London Stock Exchange. Established in 1830, it provides wealth management services to private clients, charities and smaller institutions.
For their 2018 Annual Conference they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a keynote speech about working together, making connections and collaboration in music and business.
The Coca-Cola Company is a global leader in the beverage industry. It offers hundreds of brands, including soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks and other beverages.
For the Coca-Cola EMEA Conference 2015 in Warsaw, they invited Dominic Alldis as their keynote speaker to relate the world of music to Coke’s enduring legacy and it’s ability to reinvent itself for new generations.
Music & Management has collaborated with Columbia Business School since 2007, providing the Orchestra Experience for the Advanced Management Program (AMP).
Participants are drawn from a wide range of companies including Deutsche Bank, Boeing Corporation and Namura Bank. A classical piece is played by the Chelsea Symphony of New York followed by in an interactive discussion about leadership, teamwork and integrity in business today.
Credit Suisse engaged Music & Management in 2006 to present the Orchestra Experience to 100 senior managers from Mergers & Acquisitions at their headquarters in London.
The participants listened to an orchestra play excerpts from Mozart's 29th Symphony and then observed the impact of contrasting leadership styles, non-verbal communication and collaboration producing exceptional musical results.
Crowe Horwath is one of the world's leading global professional services organizations with 140 independent member and correspondent firms with offices in 87 countries.
In 2008 Dominic Alldis was invited as after-dinner speaker at their annual conference at Grosvenor House in London. His speech was entitled "Innovation: Encouraging & Controlling It" and featured live musicians from London's vibrant jazz scene.
Danone is a leading multi-local food and beverage company specialising in essential dairy & plant-based products, waters and specialized nutrition. It considers the health of people and the planet as intimately interconnected and aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices.
For their 2023 General Manager’s Conference in Évians-les-Bains they invited Dominic Alldis to deliver a keynote speech about musical leadership, empowerment and accountability. He was joined by three leading jazz musicians from Geneva. The engagement was arranged by Speaker Ideas.
Dentsply Sirona is an American dental equipment maker that markets its products in over 120 countries. It has factories in 21 countries and specializes in anaesthetics, plaque and gum disease prevention and tooth polishers.
For their first Global Lab Experts Meeting in Frankfurt, they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a Dinner Presentation about how individual musicians play together within and orchestra, and how jazz musicians harness the energy of improvisation to create new musical forms. He was joined by two leading jazz musicians from Cologne’s vibrant jazz scene.
Deutsche Bank employs more than 70,000 people worldwide and is one of the largest investment banks in the world.
Since 2007, Columbia Business School have engaged Music & Management to provide the orchestra experiences for Deutsche Bank’s newly appointed managers. Participants listen to excerpts of a classical symphony played by the Chelsea Symphony of New York and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, teamwork and integrity in the workplace.
Diageo is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine.
In 2001 Diageo engaged Music & Management to create a series of interactive percussion workshops for senior managers culminating in a summit in South Africa. At each event participants were asked to form "bands" and given 30 minutes to produce a one-minute piece of music. This teambuilding exercise highlighted the need for rapid skill acquisition, risk-taking, creativity, synergy, time management, preparation and performance.
Parfums Christian Dior produces some of the world's most successful brands including Miss Dior, J'adore and Sauvage. Creators of perfume use musical terminology when composing new fragrances (top note, mid note, bass note, chords).
For their 2015 Conference entitled The Sound of Fragrance they engaged Music & Management to produce an event that explored the links between creating music and perfume.
DSM is a Dutch multinational active in the fields of health, nutrition and materials. Headquartered in Holland it employs over 20,00 people in 50 countries.
For the 2016 DSM Finance Conference they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to deliver a presentation about team dynamics, innovation and leadership in music. It featured three major jazz artists: John Goldsby (bass), Hans Dekker (drums) and Karolina Strassmayer (saxophone). The engagement was arranged by Speakers Associates.
EADS is Europe's largest aeronautic company and maker of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world.
In 2006, Music & Management provided two afternoon percussion workshops at the EADS Academy near Bordeaux. This was followed an evening presentation about playing in orchestras and jazz bands. It was attended by senior executives from across France, Germany, Holland and the UK.
Ebay is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. It is multibillion-dollar business with operations in over 30 countries.
Leadership eBay was set up in 2005 to provide leadership, teambuilding and creativity programs for senior management at eBay, Paypal and Skype. Music & Management was a key element of their overall leadership development strategy and engaged to provide the Orchestra Experience from 2005 and 2013.
EDAG Engineering Group is one of the world's largest independent development partners to the automotive industry and aviation industry. It employs over 8000 people operating from 60 sites in 19 countries.
For their 2022 Management Workshop they engaged Music & Management to provide The Jazz Experience. A quintet of professional players from Frankfurt and Cologne's jazz scene played and shared their thoughts about collaboration, improvisation and trust.
Egon Zehnder is one of the world's top five top global executive search firms, offering services and expertise in the fields of Executive Search, Board Consulting and Leadership Strategy Services.
For their 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Partners Meetings they engaged Music & Management to provide the Fusion Experience at the Museé Jacquemart André in Paris. Each session comprised a performance and subsequent improvisation on the music of a famous composer (Ravel, Satie and Chopin...). This was followed by a group discussion about storytelling, legacy and creativity in both music and business.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare and open science for the benefit of humanity. Their products and services includes software and data-management, instruction and assessment tools.
For their 2018 Leadership Conference in Berlin, they invited Music & Management to present the Orchestra Experience to 200 of their senior leaders. They heard Berlin's finest orchestral musicians perform Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, interspersed with an interactive discussion about leadership, agility and trust within music and business.
The English College in Valladolid was founded in 1589 for the training of Catholic priests for the English and Welsh Mission.
In 2006 the college organized a conference of bishops and cardinals entitled "Leadership in the Catholic Church". They asked Music & Management and the Pavao Quartet to provide an evening of music and discussion about leadership and communication within both classical music and jazz. The event was introduced by the Head of the Catholic Church in England & Wales, Cardinal Murphy O’Connor.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union's nonprofit long-term lending institution. As the world's largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, it provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives.
In September 2016 the Finance Directorate invited Dominic Alldis to be the keynote speaker at La Philharmonie in Luxembourg. The session focused on the need for collaboration and transparency to faciltate open communication and trust. The visit was arranged by Speakers Associates.
EY is the third largest financial services firm in the world and one of the big four audit firms.
In 2014 they invited Dominic Alldis to be the closing keynote speaker for their Global New Partners Meeting in Istanbul. An audience of 1400 people (700 new partners & spouses) heard Dominic speak about leadership, collaboration and innovation in music and business.
Ferring is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments for reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics.
In 2011, they invited Dominic Alldis as keynote speaker for their Leaders Conference in Istanbul. This was followed by subsequent engagements for senior management in Malta and Paris. It was arranged by Speakers Associates.
GE is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Boston. The company operates in aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital, manufacturing, venture capital and finance, lighting, transportation, oil and gas.
In 2008, they invited Dominic Alldis to give a keynote speech to their Global Financial Services meeting in Brussels. Key themes included leadership, the pursuit of excellence and entrepreneurship in music and business.
Gemalto SA (formerly Gemplus) is the world's leading provider of secured platforms for smart cards.
In 2005-7 they engaged Music & Management to provide a series of drumming workshops and presentation about leadership, teamwork and creativity in music. It was arranged by the Paris-based management training company AC3 Formation.
Golub Capital is a credit asset manager based in the United States with over $40 billion of capital under management. The firm has primary business lines in middle market lending, late stage lending, and broadly syndicated loans.
In April 2022 they engaged Dominic Alldis to deliver the Virtual Orchestra Experience to 120 of their senior management based in New York. They were particularly interested to hear about active listening, the role of the conductor and the process that leads from preparation to performance.
Google is the second most valuable brand in the world with a mission statement "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful".
In 2011, Google invited Music & Management to provide the Orchestra Experience for 250 creators as part of their Annual Learning & Development Summit.
GlaxoSmithKline is the world's third largest pharmaceutical company.
In 2011, GSK asked Dominic Alldis to be the guest speaker for a meeting of 200 business development professionals at their headquarters in London. Key themes were collaboration, open communication, trust and team support within a business environment.
Hahn Loeser is a Cleveland-based law firm. In 2013, they engaged Music & Management to create an event for a client appreciation evening.
The Fusion Experience brought together the Cavani String quartet and the Rich Shanklin Jazz Quartet of Cleveland to explore the metaphor of cultural difference, shared responsibility, technical precision, creativity and collaboration in music and business.
Hammerson PLC is a leading European real estate company developing and managing prime shopping centres, retail parks and offices.
For their 2011 Annual Conference in London, they invited Dominic Alldis as their keynote speaker to talk about music and leadership, creativity and collaboration.
IMD is one of the world’s highest-ranking business schools. It provides executive education and leadership training at its campuses in Lausanne, Switzerland and Singapore. The theme for their signature program Orchestrating Winning Performance 2023 was “Meeting Uncertainty with Resilience”.
They invited Dominic Alldis as a guest speaker and to deliver the Fusion Experience with the Lausanne Sinfonietta String Quartet and soloists from Geneva’s vibrant jazz scene. Together they played and discussed how organisations need to balance strategic alignment and corporate hierarchy (classical), with autonomy and individual responsibility (jazz). The engagement was arranged by Speaker Ideas.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) works to foster global growth and economic stability by providing policy, advice and financing to members, by working with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.
For their Autumn 2018 Leadership Speaker Series they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a presentation about musical leadership values, teamwork and creativity.
Jardine Matheson is a Fortune Global 500 company. The majority of its business interests are in Asia, and its subsidiaries include Jardine Pacific, Jardine Motors and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
For the Jardines LearnFest’22 Conference they invited Dominic Alldis to present the Orchestra Experience virtually to over 1700 participants across Asia. Key themes included leading with inclusivity, shared culture and values.
Kearney has consistently earned top places among global management consulting firm rankings. It has offices in 40 countries and has more than 3,600 employees. For its clients involved with procurement services the procurement process has shifted from ‘predictable’ to ‘unpredictable’, or from ‘classical’ to ‘jazz’.
For a client appreciation event in Copenhagen, Kearney engaged Dominic Alldis and jazz trumpet virtuoso Gerard Presencer to deliver a pre-dinner performance and speech about the skills needed to be an exceptional jazz performer. They discussed building on each other’s ideas, making mistakes, listening, knowing when to play and when not to play, and establishing momentum. The engagement was organised by VBQ Speakers.
Kering SA is a French-based multinational corporation specializing in luxury goods. It owns the luxury brands Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.
In June 2022 they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to deliver The Orchestra Experience to their global HR Directors. The venue was the Salle Lieberman in the L’Opéra Bastille. The participants heard an orchestra comprising members of the opera orchestra play Mozart’s Symphony No. 29. This was followed by a discussion about listening, collaboration and leadership in music and business.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is an American personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. Brand names include Kleenex, Cottonelle, Scott and Andrex, KimWipes scientific cleaning wipes, and Huggies disposable diapers.
In May 2016 they invited Dominic Alldis and Music & Management to provide the Orchestra Experience to 650 of their senior executives in Dallas, Texas. The delegates heard The Plano Symphony Orchestra perform excerpts of Beethoven’s First symphony and a presentation about cooperation, preparation and execution in music and business.
Kingfisher PLC is a UK-based international retailer. Its brands include B&Q in the UK, as well as Costorama and Brico Depot in Europe.
In 2010, CEO SIr Ian Cheshire invited Dominic Alldis to conduct the Barcelona Sinfonietta in Mozart's Haffner Symphony in the Chateau Codorniu at the Kingfisher Leadership Conference in Barcelona. This was followed by a Q&A about leadership, collaboration and the pursuit of excellence in music and business.
Kyndryl is an American multinational IT infrastructure services provider that designs, builds, manages and develops large-scale information systems. It was created from the spin-off of IBM's infrastructure services business in 2021 and employs over 90,000 people.
The Kyndryl Conference 2023 was in Orlando Florida. 700 senior executives met to discuss current and future trends within IT. The conference concluded with a performance of Beethoven’s 1st Symphony by a 45-piece orchestra. It was combined with a discussion about communication, trust, AI, business culture and the role of leadership.
L'Occitane is an international retailer of fragrances and home products based in Manosque, France. The company was founded in 1976 with the purpose of creating a company that celebrates and preserves the traditions of Provence.
Since 2019 the company’s global leadership development program has included The Orchestra Experience. These have taken place in Tokyo, Montreux and most recently London as a Virtual Orchestra Experience. The participants from France and Switzerland heard the Canzona Chamber Orchestra perform Mozart’s 29th Symphony from The Menuhin Hall in the UK. The music was interspersed with a zoom discussion about listening, trust and clarifying roles and responsibilities.
The Leading Edge Partnership was established to encourage secondary schools in England to work in partnership to solve some of the most intractable problems in education.
Their 2015 Annual Conference provided an opportunity for head teachers and senior leaders to share interesting work that is going on within the network. They invited Dominic Alldis to be their keynote speaker. Key topics included leadership, collaboration and listening in music and education.
Leica Microsystems GmbH is a manufacturer of optical microscopes, equipment for the preparation of microscopic specimens and related products. There are ten plants in eight countries with distribution partners in over 100 countries.
For their 2019 Management Conference in Frankfurt they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a keynote speech entitled “Orchestrating Success” in which he talked about listening, connecting, teamwork and the pursuit of excellence.
Life Technologies is an American biotechnology company providing products and services in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences.
The purpose of their 2013 Conference in Rome was to encourage senior management to think differently and embrace with The Art of Leadership. Dominic Alldis spoke about leadership and the symphony orchestra, as well as jazz and improvisation. The engagement was arranged by The London Speaker Bureau.
London Business School was founded in 1964 and is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world.
In 2010 LBS asked Music & Management to provide a series of jazz events for their Senior Executive Development Program, focusing on the special skills required to be a successful jazz musician - flexibility, speed of response, improvising within minimal structures, alternating between 'soloing' and 'supporting' roles, accommodating of errors and rotating leadership.
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is one of the world's largest luxury conglomerates comprising brands such as Givenchy, Veuve Clicquot, Tag Heuer and DFS.
In 2011, Music & Management was asked to provide the orchestral experience for worldwide HR Directors of LVMH at The Pavillon Royale in Paris. Dominic Alldis conducted Paris Virtuosi in excerpts of Beethoven's 1st Symphony and discussed leadership, communication and creativity in music and business.
Maybank is the largest bank and financial group in Malaysia, with significant operations in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
In 2014, Dominic Alldis was invited to address their senior management about leadership, collaboration and creativity in music at their head offices in Kuala Lumpur. The visit was arranged by the London Speaker Bureau.
MindGym uses the latest behavioural science to equip companies with the culture, commitment and skills to deliver business results. In 2023 they sponsored a Chief Human Resources Officers Summit at the Royal Opera House in London. Guest speakers included Simon Sinek, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Dame Emma Walmsley, Sir Trevor Phillips and CEO of MindGym, Octavius Black.
Music & Management delivered the Orchestra Experience to provide a musical vocabulary for talking about excellence, listening, trust, inclusion and leadership. The orchestra played excerpts from Symphony No.5 by Franz Schubert and demonstrated ‘orchestral improvisation’.
Morgan Stanley is one of the world's leading investment banks.
In 2008, they asked Music & Management to deliver the Orchestra Experience to board members hosted by CEO John Mack. This was followed by an event in New York for 230 newly-appointed Managing Directors. They listened to a performance of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and an interactive discussion about effective teamwork, integrity and inspirational leadership.
The South-African restaurant group Nando’s was founded in 1987 and now operates over 1000 outlets in 35 countries. In 2010 it was named “best big company to work for” by the Sunday Times.
For their 2014 Partners Conference in London, they invited Dominic Alldis to speak about preparation and performance, orchestras and jazz bands, culture and authentic leadership. He was accompanied by professional musicians from the London jazz scene. The engagement was arranged by Speakers Corner.
The National College for Teaching & Leadership is a British government-funded body offering head teachers, school leaders and senior children's services leaders opportunities for professional leadership development.
For their 2011 Annual Conference in Birmingham, they invited Dominic Alldis to give a keynote speech to 1500 delegates about leading an orchestra, as well as the flexibility and teamwork found within jazz.
Nestlé is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics. Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is a joint venture which combines the expertise of two companies: Nestlé and General Mills. Established in 1990, CPW employs 4,600 people and makes many of the world’s most popular breakfast cereals.
For their 2017 Conference in Montreux entitled “Powering Possibilities with Purpose”, CPW invited Dominic Alldis as keynote speaker to speak about leading orchestras and playing jazz, relating it to business issues. The engagement was arranged by Speakers Ideas.
The National Health Service (NHS) employs 1.6 million people with a budget of £137 billion. This makes it possible for UK residents not to be charged for most medical treatment.
In October 2015 NHS Hillingdon Trust invited Dominic Alldis to address senior consultants, managers and head nurses in a lecture about leadership, teamwork and creativity within the world of music. The event was organised by Speakers Associates.
Nokia Siemens Network is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and services companies in the world, employing more than 60,000 people in over 150 countries.
For their 2010 Conference in Budapest, they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to give a keynote address about the music, listening and communication. He was accompanied by local musicians from Budapest's vibrant music scene.
NovoNordisk is a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Denmark. Key products include diabetes care medication and hormone replacement therapy. In 2017 they invited Music & Management to provide the Orchestra Experience for their leadership conference in Copenhagen.
Oracle is the world's leading supplier of information management software, found in nearly every industry around the world and in 98 of the Fortune 100 companies.
In 2007 they asked Dominic Alldis to speak about jazz and team dynamics at a dinner for 50 European Directors at their Annual Conference in Geneva.
Petronas is an oil and gas company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, and is the 12th most profitable company in the world.
In 2015, they engaged Music & Management to present “The Fusion Experience". This cultural event comprised a string quartet and a jazz quartet, and considered the competing needs of reliability and hierarchy, as well as the autonomy and innovation needed within a thriving business.
Pfizer is the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company.
In 2007 they invited Dominic Alldis to Athens to participate in a conference entitled “CV Health in Concert”, where senior cardiologists from around the world presented their latest research in the management of cardiovascular disease. The agenda included a series of "musical interludes", each addressing a key area of good medical practice, such as listening, analysis, communication, preparation and performance.
Radius Health is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs in the area of bone health. They work to advance therapies with the goal of improving the lives of patients, their families, and their caregivers.
For the 2022 conference in Boston, 300 employees of Radius Health listened to Mozart’s 38th Symphony played by a 45-piece orchestra led by conductor and found of Music & Management Dominic Alldis. The session focused on the need for listening, open communication and trust. Video cameras were introduced to create a truly immersive experience. The conference was organised by Dejana Events.
Renault is an automotive group present in 118 countries. It has 130,000 employees who design, manufacture and market a wide range of vehicles.
In 2008, Dominic Alldis of Music & Management was invited to address a senior management group at the Centre Europeen d’Education Permanente at Fontainebleau (CEDEP). He spoke about the role of the conductor, the artistry of a musician and the importance of preparation in both music and business. The presentation was delivered in French.
RESEO is an organisation representing education departments of opera houses and orchestras throughout Europe.
The 2010 Reseo Conference was hosted by the Komische Opera in Berlin. Dominic Alldis was invited to speak about his work with leadership and team development using the metaphor of music.
In 2005, Rolls Royce engaged Music & Management to provide a "Dinner Presentation" for their Sales Conference in Derby.
The starter course was followed by a musical interlude describing the skills need to conduct an orchestra. The main course was followed by some live jazz and a discussion about creativity and teamwork within the workplace. The evening concluded with a spontaneous percussion workshop.
S&P Global is a world leader in financial information and analytics. In February 2022, it merged with IHS to offer differentiated data analytics, research, and benchmarks important to the work flows of many of the world’s leading companies.
To celebrate the merger, S&P Global invited Dominic Alldis and Music & Management to deliver the Orchestra Experience to their top 200 leaders with CEO Doug Peterson in Boca Raton, Miami.
Sandoz develops, produces and markets medicines that are no longer protected by patents, along with pharmaceutical and biotechnological active substances.
During 2010-14 Music & Management were engaged to provide a series of interactive percussion workshops for their senior management teams at Rottach-Egern in Germany.
SAP is the world's third-largest publicly traded software company. It sells database software technology and cloud engineered systems. In 2023 they inaugurated the SAP Innovation Forum at Chateau des Fontaines in Chantilly near Paris. The invitation only event brought together 200 of their top clients to discuss latest trends in cloud and software technology.
Music & Management were invited to deliver the Classical Experience. Of particular interest were the values of awareness, listening, creativity and preparation needed to deliver an excellent performance. The event was led by Dominic Alldis and featured the Paris Virtuosi String Quartet.
Siemens AG is Europe's largest engineering firm.
Conductor and jazz musician Dominic Alldis was the keynote speaker at the Mining Division Annual Conference in Berlin 2014, the Siemens Industry Software in Madrid 2014 and the Siemens Resellers Conference in Barcelona in 2015. In each event he talked about leadership, collaboration and building trust within an orchestra, as well as improvisation and change within the world of jazz.
Teradata is a division of NCR Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications and data warehousing services.
In 2007, they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to Barcelona to address 350 sales, marketing and professional services managers from Europe, Middle East and Africa. He talked about collaboration, listening and communication in music. The engagement was arranged by the London Speaker Bureau.
UFI is the international association of the exhibition industry.
In 2007, they invitied the jazz musician Dominic Alldis to address their 74th UFI Congress in Versailles, Paris. The speech entitled “All that Jazz – a musician’s perspective on leadership, teamwork and creativity” was given to 350 delegates. The engagement was arranged by London Speaker Bureau.
Unilever is the world’s third-largest consumer goods company.
In 2003 they engaged Dominic Alldis and the Pavao String Quartet to give an after-dinner presentation for their Senior Worldwide Buyers Forum. They wanted to talk about shared responsibility, passion, preparation and the pursuit of excellence. "The Classical Experience" combined an interactive discussion with a performance of Ravel's String Quartet in F.
United Learning is an educational charity with 36 academies. They are free of charge to attend, non-selective and are open to students of all abilities and backgrounds and all faiths and none.
For their 2016 Annual Conference in Manchester, they invited the orchestral conductor and jazz musician Dominic Alldis to speak about leadership, communication and innovation in music. The engagement was arranged by Speakers Corner.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is a United Nations (UN) body formed in 1991 to strengthen the UN's response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. For their 2017 leaders conference in Montreux, Switzerland they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to bring a musical perspective on leading diverse teams, influence rather than formal authority, improvisation in emergency situations and rotational leadership.
The Vaillant Group is a global market and technology leader in the fields of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. It employs over 12,000 people worldwide.
For their 2018 Leadership Conference in Berlin, they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to present The Orchestra Experience to their top 200 leaders. A performance of Schubert’s 5th Symphony played by some of Berlin's finest orchestral musicians was combined with an interactive discussion about reliability and resilience within music and business. The engagement was arranged by Vorn Consulting (Hamburg).
Veeam Software is a privately held US-based information technology company owned by Insight Partners that develops backup, disaster recovery and modern data protection software. The company headquarters is in Columbus, Ohio, United States.
In 2023 they engaged Music & Management to provide The Virtual Jazz Experience for their global managers. Five professional musicians from London’s jazz scene played and talked about collaboration, risk-taking, agility, listening and trust.
What If is an innovation consultancy, inventing new products, brands, and business models to help companies build their own innovation capabilities and cultures.
In 2010 they engaged Music & Management to present "The Orchestra Experience" for their client Pfizer. Dominic Alldis conducted the Chelsea Symphony of New York in Beethoven’s 1st Symphony and led an interactive discussion about collaboration and trust within orchestras.
White & Case is an international law firm based in New York City with 44 offices in 30 countries around the world. In 2010 it created a Global Pro Bono Practice to focus on three areas – providing access to justice, promoting the rule of law and serving the world’s leading non-governmental organizations.
In May 2021 they engaged Music & Management to provide The Orchestra Experience as a virtual event for newly appointed US leaders. They observed a performance of Schubert’s 5th Symphony and engaged in an interactive discussion with the conductor Dominic Alldis about inclusivity and the mindset of a leader.
Wolters Kluwer is a global company providing information software and services. Their customers are legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals.
For their 2018 Leaders Conference in Berlin, they engaged Music & Management to present The Orchestra Experience to their 200 most senior leaders. Dominic Alldis conducted an orchestra comprising some of Berlin’s finest professional musicians in a performance of Beethoven’s 1st Symphony. This was interspersed with interactive discussion about leadership, trust, agility and creativity within music and business.
WPP is the world's largest advertising group, employing over 150,000 people across 2000 offices in 107 countries, including Ogilvy & Mather, Hill & Knowlton, Group M, Kantar, Young & Rubicam, Landor Associates and J Walter Thompson.
Since 2007, the Orchestra Experience has been part of WPP’s worldwide leadership development program. The orchestral event has been delivered over 100 times in more than 40 worldwide locations including Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Bogota, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Istanbul, Jakata, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Lucerne, Malmo, Milan, Mexico, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shangai, Toronto and Warsaw. The event combines a live orchestral performance with discussion about trust, listening and agility within music and business.
In 2018, WPP also introduced the Fusion Experience into it's leadership development program to explore the contrasting need for strategic alignment and creativity autonomy.
Wyeth Nutrition is part of Nestlé S.A. It develops premium-quality nutritional products scientifically-designed to meet the needs of infants and young children, as well as pregnant mothers.
In 2015, for the Wyeth Nutrition Annual Conference in Paris, they asked Dominic Alldis to give a presentation about shared responsibility, reliability and trust in music and business. Music & Management also engaged the string quartet Paris Virtuosi to perform and talk about their working methods.
Yamaha Pianos have earned a reputation for their excellent design, build quality and long-lasting performance. They've also become a leader in digital pianos, stage pianos, home keyboards and synthesizers.
In 2003, Yamaha Piano UK invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to talk to their senior management about teamwork, collaboration and reliabiity at their headquarters in Milton Keynes.
Yorkshire Water is a water supply and treatment utility company servicing West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire and part of North Lincolnshire.
In 2008, Dominic Alldis of Music & Management was invited to address senior managers and clients at their Conference entitled "Orchestrating Change”. The event included discussion about leadership and the orchestra, improvisation within constraints, as well as an interactive drumming workshop.
The Young Presidents’ Organisation is an American-based worldwide leadership community of chief executives with approximately 29,000 members in more than 130 countries. To qualify for membership, a person must have become, before age 45, the president or chairman and chief executive officer of a corporation of significance with a minimum revenue and minimum number of employees.
For their 2021 London Chapter Conference, the YPO invited Music & Management to present The Jazz Experience at the world-famous jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. The participants listened to musicians from London’s vibrant jazz scene play and talk about creativity, agility, disruption and change.