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How Can CEOs Build Business Resiliency?

Explore IDC's video series featuring Crawford del Prete, Meredith Whalen, and senior analysts to see how technology supports business resiliency and recovery.
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Digital transformation has been a critical differentiator for enterprise crisis recovery. The need to shift entire workforces and operations in response to a global pandemic was a wake-up call to digital resistors, as they lacked the flexibility and innovation to better adapt to changing conditions. Now, ten months after the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEOs are considering how to flatten their recessionary curves, work towards enterprise recovery, and build more resilient organizations.

This approach is somewhat novel, as economic recessions generally trigger conservatism and cost reductions. However, this pandemic highlights the difference that digital transformation and the right technology partners can make to an organization’s survival.

That’s why we’ve created our new video series, “Candid Conversations on Moving from Crisis to Recovery”. IDC President Crawford del Prete and Chief Research Officer Meredith Whalen dive into the different technologies, sectors, and industries that are adjusting to the new normal with IDC’s senior analysts.

Check out our existing episodes:

  1. Work Transformation in the COVID-19 Era: A Conversation on What Now & What Next
    Featuring Amy Loomis, Research Director for Future of Work

    See which technologies and new ways of working will prove essential for navigating through our current uncertain times and beyond.
  2. Is Cloud Flattening the COVID-19 Curve for the Future Enterprise?
    Featuring Rick Villars, Group Vice President Worldwide Research

    Explore how cloud’s benefits will help enterprise organizations move from crisis management to recuperation and onto remediation.
  3. Moving from Crisis to Recovery: How Tech Can Help Flatten the Curve to the Next Normal
    Featuring Philip Carter, Chief Analyst for IDC Europe

    Identify the five stages that enterprise organizations will experience as they move from crisis response to recovery and see where your organization stands.
  4. China as a Leading Indicator on the Road from Crisis to Recovery
    Featuring Kitty Fok, Managing Director for IDC China

    Delve into the ways that technology and digital transformation were deployed by Chinese businesses in response to the crisis, and the technology trends emerging in China that could support other enterprises globally in their recovery efforts.
  5. How to Address New Expectations for Virtual Events
    Featuring Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director for Social and Collaboration

    Explore the preferences, experiences, attitudes and behaviors of organizers and attendees of virtual events that have been held in the wake of COVID-19 and the priorities that organizers, sponsors, and vendors should address.
  6. Exploring Industry Recovery and COVID-19’s Impact on Digital Transformation
    Featuring Bob Parker, Senior VP for Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research

    Learn how the global pandemic and resulting economic slowdown affected specific industries and sub-industries and establish the changing technology buyer priorities that industries should take advantage of.
  7. SMBs and COVID-19: A Conversation About Survival and Digital Transformation
    Featuring Shari Lava, Research Director for Small and Medium Business (SMB)

    See the challenges SMBs are facing in this economic downturn and what these businesses need to survive, and how technology suppliers can support this effort.

Future episodes will explore how our evolving learning environments are driving a need for technology investment by educational institutions; what organizations will need to create a safe return-to-work environment, predictions on how the holiday retail period will be affected by COVID-19; and more.

Explore the entire “Candid Conversation on Moving from Crisis to Recovery” video series, and explore the myriad ways technology suppliers can support CEOs as they steer their organizations through the tumultuous market towards recovery and build resiliency:

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