June 18, 2020 | 10:00am BST

Sooner Than You Think: A Digital Reboot

The impetus for companies to digitally transform has been in the ether for several years. But the outbreak of Covid-19 has turbo-boosted the need for integrated digital technology. As many of us around the world have had to rethink the way we live, work, buy food and socialize, the need and demand for technology has changed overnight. Digital transformation itself has been transformed.

Change is coming. Sooner than you think.

While some businesses have had to make cuts, one area where investment is rising is in digital transformation. A strong technology infrastructure is now, more than ever, an essential backbone of any business. The companies that can accelerate their digital transformation programs are the ones that will come out stronger on the other side. How do senior leaders bolster their digital offerings and position themselves to get through this pandemic? Is digital transformation finally becoming a board level discussion?


June 18 - Thursday

10:00 am

Opening and Welcome Remarks



10:10 am

Innovate Your Way Out

With the global economy in a tailspin, few industries will avoid being restructured or relegated to history. The businesses that will come through are those that are digitally resilient, innovative and relevant for this new modus operandi. Now we are seeing less well known brands become global household names. In this interview, we discuss this new landscape and the importance of rapid, reactive innovation.



10:35 am

Reimagining the New Normal

Some of the greatest innovation we have seen has come from businesses which have pivoted, to address current needs. Auto manufacturers are producing ventilators and healthcare businesses are monitoring patients’ symptoms remotely. There’s been a huge reset to get to the new normal. We focus on how companies have managed to reinvent themselves to continue business as normally as possible.



11:00 am

First Mover Advantage in Digital Innovation

A case study by our Bloomberg Intelligence EMEA lead for technology, looking at the benefit of being at the forefront of digital innovation.



  • Matthew Bloxham

    Technology, Media and Telecom EMEA Lead, Bloomberg Intelligence

11:10 am

Closing Remarks



Matthew Bloxham

Technology, Media and Telecom EMEA Lead Bloomberg Intelligence

Johann Butting

VP of EMEA Slack

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Founder and Executive Chair Snoop

Bobby Healy

Founder and CEO Manna Drone Delivery

Nate Lanxon

European Technology Editor Bloomberg

Dr Ali Parsa

CEO Babylon Health

Paulo Rosado

Founder and CEO OutSystems

Miao Song

Global Chief Information Officer Mars

Sarah Syed

Technology Reporter Bloomberg News

Jeanie York

Chief Technology Information Officer Virgin Media


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