No one can dispute that 2020 has brought disruption on a global scale. That disruption has accelerated investments in business transformation and required agility and resilience on the part of organizations everywhere. How do businesses or governmental organisations cope with and prepare themselves for the "New Normal"? Leaders need to prepare for ongoing uncertainty, disruption, and never-ending change to emerge smarter. They need to prepare their businesses built for change and rooted in humanity.
In this panel, Hanne and her team of experts will share and discuss their visions on how business and governmental leaders can cope to Emerge Stronger, while keeping humanity at the core, and force for good in society. The panel will elaborate on essential visions on adaptation, sustainability and innovation in an ever changing landscape.
The energy ecosystem is expanding to include new, more diverse and highly distributed participants. It is clear that parties will have to come together in new ways to drive the transition to net-zero carbon emissions. This session covers how IBM has worked with different organizations, across different countries and markets, to demonstrate various ways in which blockchain, together with other exponential technologies, are being applied to enable the energy transition.
Hear how and why SNCB created the innovation program in 2019, and how this program helped them to move fast in its creation of the MoveSafe functionality in the new SNCB app, in close collaboration with IBM. The new app brings value to their travellers in uncertain times.
Hanne Decoutere and Rob Wilting will discuss how to enable companies who are confronted with an evolving regulatory landscape, with a faster, more secure and more efficient way to handle the document approval workflows needed to move goods across country borders within complex supply chains.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 95 percent of agriculture depends on rainfall, which makes accurate weather forecasts absolutely crucial. However, because rainfall in this area is often localized — sometimes almost at the level of one farm — it is difficult to forecast accurately with satellite data, which show larger weather patterns. Nick van de Giesen, Professor at Delft University of Technology will explain The Africa Rainfall Project, that uses the computing power of World Community Grid, data from The Weather Company, and other data to improve rainfall modelling, which can help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa successfully raise their crops. He will show how you can support and help with your Computing Power via the World Community Grid.
Big data and emerging tech shape our lives and the world. What is the impact on humanity in thisincreasingly data and tech driven future? And how do you empower your workforce to bring their best self towork and bring value to the world. Join Marjolein van Eck and Natasja Mol reflecting, brainstorming andsharing their vision on Humanity at the Core.
Some organizations are directly impacted by the pandemic, others perhaps less and even some have to accelerate. Are their business processes and applications ready for rapid changes and able to scale according to market demand? Is the workforce resilient and agile enough to cope with the 'New Normal' and where do you automate and modernize towards the cloud and the future, while maintaining trust and keeping humanity at the core. In this panel Hanne will lead a discussion with Gerard Klein, Manager Products and Programs at Jumbo Supermarkten and Henk Coenen, leading the Cloud Centre of Excellence at NXP Semiconductors among other customers on how transformation is applied inside their businesses to create meaningful change. Learn how they co-create, build and innovate in a broader ecosystem.
The pandemic forced businesses and governments to rethink processes for their organisation.To view the disruptions of 2020 as a short-term shakeup misses the long-term lessons that can be learned. Closing thoughts on how organisations can put transformation into practice to Emerge Smarter. With change as a constant, humanity at the core, and for a sustainable future.