The pandemic, changing international trade relations between the biggest markets, social protest over equality and race, and the shocking events on Capitol Hill have impacted society in ways we are just beginning to realize.
In this pivotal moment in history, now more than ever, companies and their executives are in a vital leadership role. In these times, how can business leaders make the best decisions?
How do we build for resilience and manage new risks? What should leaders be communicating to their employees and stakeholders?
This event – comprising three panels of thought leaders, with business and tech leaders alongside economists – will focus on the challenges of leadership, technology, communications and decision-making in the most unpredictable of times.
10:00 AM EST / 7:00 AM PST / 3:00 PM GMT
David Benigson, CEO Signal AI
10:10 AM EST / 7:10 AM PST / 3:10 PM GMT
Business decision making in turbulent times with Reuters Breakingviews' Rob Cox
The disruption of the global business landscape demands a new kind of agile and transparent leadership to both keep up with and drive the news agenda. In these turbulent and challenging times, how can business leaders make the best decisions?
Join Reuters’ Breakingviews Global Editor, Rob Cox, and hear from leaders in the communications, ESG, risk and resilience arena as they debate and discuss how they expect these fast changing leadership challenges (and unexpected opportunities) to influence leadership, decision making and global commerce in 2021.
Moderator: Rob Cox
11:00 AM EST/ 8:00 AM PST / 4:00 PM GMT
The Tech Disruption: When will it strike, and who are the pioneers and radicals driving the change?
With the world’s largest and most influential social media channels editing who gets to speak, what does the future hold? Alongside the burgeoning powers of big tech another quiet revolution is emerging. The dawn of augmented intelligence is upon us, with a new kind of partnership between humans and machines focused on the immense value of “trainable” artificial intelligence (AI). Gartner believes this will create up to $2.9 trillion of business value and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally by 2021. Across the world, businesses, governments and the public at large are already having to adapt to the rapid development of AI-powered technologies.
In this age of great global disruption and evolution, what role do technology companies have to play? Which organizations are getting it right? What new and old problems can AI solve? What business decisions can AI help to augment? Who are today’s AI pioneers and how are they creating tomorrow’s solutions? What should we expect from the next decade?
Moderator: Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Economist and Partner at Tortoise Intelligence and creator of The Global AI Index
11:50 AM EST / 8:50 AM PST / 4:50 PM GMT
Fireside: How Reputation and Leadership Can Drive Innovation
Jennifer Prosek, Founder, Prosek Partners, in conversation in conversation with Eileen Murray, Chair, FINRA.
12:40 PM EST / 9:40 AM PST / 5:40 PM GMT
Closing remarks by Matt Brown
If you missed the 2020 edition, you can watch the highlights here which includes some of the the world’s top business leaders and thinkers like Jason Furman, Chief Economist to President Obama, Dr Vivienne Ming, Founder and Executive Chair at Socos Labs, Eric Collins CEO X Capital, and Professor Stuart J. Russell, professor Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley.Catch up with the 2020 Leadership Summit in partnership with MBS Group and Tortoise Media.