CEOs Talk About 2020 Leadership And The Future
Probably the most frequently mentioned quote I’ve heard during this pandemic is by Lenin, "There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen". Clearly, 2020 has dramatically escalated business transformation – both in terms of challenges and opportunities.
To gain insight, on August 27, 2020, I moderated a panel of leaders in: financial services, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, technology and telecommunications to talk about leadership during the pandemic and their view of the future. Many ideas emerged including: 5G, ESG, BlueJeans video-conferencing, and the virtual customer experience. The panel was:
- Fred Crawford, President, Aflac Incorporated
- Gina Drosos, CEO, Signet Jewelers (Kay’s Jared, Zales etc.)
- Dave Hopping, CEO, Siemens Smart infrastructure
- Sampath Sowmyanarayan, President, Global Enterprise Verizon Business