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2020 MIT Sloan CIO Digital Learning Series: Leading The Post-Pandemic Enterprise
Episode #4: The Post-Pandemic Enterprise

Naomi Eide will lead panel #1 on the increased importance of business continuity and resilience planning. James Manyika and Rodney Zemmel will then team up to lead panel #2, one doing an introductory presentation and the other moderating the panel.

Panel #1: The Increased Importance of Business Continuity and Resilience Planning

Competitive pressures pushed companies to focus on efficiency, just-in-time inventories, and low-cost suppliers. Experts warned global enterprises that they should pay more attention to resilience, especially for their highly complex supply chains. COVID-19 demonstrated the need to plan for an unpredictable future so as to withstand turbulent events. The panel will discuss the measures being adopted by different companies as they consider how to rebalance the trade-offs between resilience and efficiency in their global operations.


  • Naomi Eide, Moderator, CIO Dive at Industry Dive, Senior Editor
  • Mark Anderson, Senior Director of Solution Architecture, Equinix
  • Barry Libenson, Global Chief Information Officer, Experian
  • Aarti Shah, Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

Presentation and Panel #2: Building the Post-Pandemic Enterprise

Digital infrastructures have kept nations and economies going during the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has now made the case for accelerating their journey toward an even faster changing digital future. Enterprises need to find the proper balance between what worked before and what now needs to happen to succeed in the post-pandemic new normal. They should leverage the crisis to increase the rate and pace of their digital transformation. As Rahm Emanuel famously said in 2008: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” The panel will take a comprehensive view of the key changes we can expect to see in the next generation, post-pandemic enterprise. 


  • James Manyika, Moderator, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Rodney Zemmel, Moderator, Global Leader, McKinsey Digital, McKinsey & Company
  • Sebastian Grady, President, Rimini Street
  • Sandy Pentland, PhD ‘82, Professor, MIT Media Lab
  • April Sandoval, Leader, Data and Analytics, Slack

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Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 at 10:30am - 12:00pm [ iCal ]

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