Episode #4: The Post-Pandemic Enterprise

10:30 am - 12:30 pm,

Naomi Eide, Sr. Editor (@NaomiEide)

Naomi Eide will lead panel #1 on the increased importance of business continuity and resilience planning.

Panel #1: The Increased Importance of Business Continuity and Resilience Planning

Competitive pressures pushed companies to focus on efficiency, just-in-time inventories, and low-cost suppliers. Experts warned global enterprises that they should pay more attention to resilience, especially for their highly complex supply chains. COVID-19 demonstrated the need to plan for an unpredictable future so as to withstand turbulent events. The panel will discuss the measures being adopted by different companies as they consider how to rebalance the trade-offs between resilience and efficiency in their global operations.

Panel #2: Building the Post-Pandemic Enterprise

Digital infrastructures have kept nations and economies going during the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has now made the case for accelerating their journey toward an even faster changing digital future. Enterprises need to find the proper balance between what worked before and what now needs to happen to succeed in the post-pandemic new normal. They should leverage the crisis to increase the rate and pace of their digital transformation. As Rahm Emanuel famously said in 2008: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” The panel will take a comprehensive view of the key changes we can expect to see in the next generation, post-pandemic enterprise.