The Anticipant Organization

New rules for leading in digital society from the boardroom and the battlefield

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There is always another headwind coming. Get ready

analog to digital transformation

Technology is driving civilization’s transformation from analog to digital. This is now every leader’s most pressing challenge.

Information is relayed not in minutes or seconds, but nanoseconds. The development of new products and services has never been faster, easier or cheaper. And key decisions and analyses once made by humans, are now the domain of intelligent machines.

The Anticipant Organization is a survival guide for those who are leading their organizations into the digital future. It’s about how to anticipate crises before they hit, and how to thrive in a world of constant disruption.

To learn more, read the eBook by Mark J. Barrenechea, Major-General (Ret.) David Fraser and Tom Jenkins, with a special preface by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. Get the full book, and check out the interactive preview below.

Donations to support growth

To celebrate the publication of The Anticipant Organization, and to support the growth of new leaders for the digital future, OpenText is pleased to donate $10,000 each to the Canadian Forces College Foundation and Ontario Global 100.

The Canadian Forces College Foundation

Prepares the rising generation of Canadian military and government service for senior leadership roles within a complex and uncertain global security environment.

Ontario Global 100

Connects business leaders of enterprising mid-sized Ontario companies with some of Canada’s most successful CEOs to help accelerate global growth.


Mark J. Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea

Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Mark joined OpenText as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, and also serves as a member of the Board. In January 2016, Mark took on the role of Chief Technology Officer. In September 2017, he was appointed Vice Chair, in addition to remaining the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. As CEO of Canada’s largest software company, Mark oversees the strategic direction of the organization and upholds the company’s position at the forefront of the industry. Under his direction, the Company has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions into a $3.5 billion technology company.

David Fraser

David Fraser

Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee Member

Major General (ret’d) David Fraser, OMM was the commander of the Multinational Brigade for Regional Command South in Afghanistan's southern provinces in 2006. One of the most decorated generals in Canadian Armed Forces history, Fraser was the commander of Operation Medusa in Afghanistan, the largest combat engagement of Canadian Armed Forces in more than fifty years. General Fraser was the Commandant of the Canadian Forces Staff College. After retirement, he has served as an executive with three different corporations, among them Blue Goose Pure Foods, and has experience leading in both the battlefield and the boardroom. David is the recipient of the Order of Military Merit.

Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins

Chair of the Board

One of Canada’s leading experts on innovation and digital technologies, Tom Jenkins is the Chair of Open Text Corporation, the largest software and cloud company in Canadian history and one of the most successful internet companies in the world. Tom has served or continues to serve on the boards of OpenText, Manulife Financial, Thomson Reuters, TransAlta Corporation, BMC Corporation, and Slater Steel. He also served as the Chair of the National Research Council of Canada. He received his commission as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and as the Honorary Colonel of an infantry regiment and a fighter squadron in the Canadian Armed Forces. He was the 10th Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and he was inducted as a Companion into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Jenkins is a recipient of the Federal Republic of German Order of Merit (Knight's Cross), and he is an Officer of the Order of Canada.


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