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Event Date Thu Mar 17 CDT (in about 2 months)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Mar 17 1:00am - Thu Mar 17 1:00am
Location Viirtual
Region All

As the old adage goes, no one knows what the future holds. But it seems fair to assert that the world will look very different in 10, 20 and 50 years’ time. For businesses, this poses both challenges and opportunities. Success often depends on spotting incoming headwinds and getting ahead of the curveㅡand of competitors. Or, as we have seen during the pandemic, being agile, innovative and quick to capitalise on new realities.

If covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that disruption is a certainty, and businesses would be wise to treat it as a matter of when and not if. And while CEOs may not have a crystal ball to predict the future with any certainty, there are clear trends shaping the corporate landscape of tomorrow. To start with, more businesses will make the transition from simply using data to being data-driven. From the effects of climate change to political disruption and unforeseen crises, supply chains will be further stretched and tested. The world of work will continue to evolve as patterns of living change along with employee expectations. Meanwhile, as businesses proceed on their digital journeys, security risks will change, placing operations, profits, reputations and performance in jeopardy.

Technology will continue to be a major contributor to change, as before. But it can also serve as an invisible hand to help businesses navigate an uncertain future. However, this won’t happen by accident. Business leaders need to make smart investments in technology and carefully integrate digital solutions into their strategies and decision-making. Above all, an innovative mindset is essential. Technology isn’t a silver bullet: it can support execution, but businesses must start with a clear vision of the future in mind.

Programmed by Economist Impact and sponsored by WIPRO, this webinar will examine how businesses can become future-ready and the extent to which digital technologies can help companies prepare for an uncertain tomorrow. What actions can businesses take today to enable them to thrive tomorrow? How can innovation help businesses to solve today’s problems with one eye on the future? What forces are driving change, and how can businesses spot the key trendlines?

Questions that will be addressed include:

• What does a future-ready business look like? What characteristics set these businesses apart from the rest of the pack?

• From the cloud to AI and the internet of things, how have digital technologies helped businesses to navigate disruption and sudden change, including the transition to remote working?

• What role could digital technologies play in preparing businesses for the future? How can digital technology support the vision set out by the C-suite, and what conditions are required to enable its success?

• What are the main pinch-points preventing businesses from becoming future-ready? How might these evolve, and how could they be overcome?

• How can businesses continue on their digital journeys while mitigating their exposure to the increasing cyber-threat?

• Is a future-ready business synonymous with a sustainable one? What tools and innovations can help businesses set, measure and meet their sustainability goals?

• How are the expectations placed on businesses by employees and stakeholders evolving? What can businesses do now to attract and retain talent in the future and ensure a positive working environment for all?

• What potential threats and risks keep the C-suite up at night? What might they be in five and ten years’ time?


2022 Speakers

René Mulder
Country head and managing director Switzerland, Wipro Limited


Walter Pasquarelli
Manager, tech and society, Economist Group

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsor

• Wipro