IDC Virtual Forum - Coronavirus Impact: The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery

United States, June 25, 2020


IDC's vision of the Future Enterprise is an organization that is completely digitally transformed. Such an organization underpins business processes with technology, is fueled by innovation, is platform-enabled and ecosystem-centric. The Coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of digital transformation in the eyes of CEOs across all industries. But, with a recession on the horizon, CEOs are at a decision point – to follow the same course of cost cutting as all previous recessions have dictated or to flatten their own organization's recessionary curve by leveraging technology.

During this LIVE Virtual Forum, IDC will take you through The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery offering guidance and emerging best practices for getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the Next Normal.

Join us for two general sessions and 9 industry specific sessions.

Note: Between June 23 and June 24, all registrants will receive a personalized link for accessing this virtual, LIVE event through the Hopin event platform. Please be advised, registration for this program will close on June 25, 2020 at 11:00 am EDT.

All event agenda times are US EDT.  


Time Event & Speakers
12:00 PM

Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introduction

12:03 PM

The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery: Charting Your Course to the Next Normal

Bob Parker

Sr. VP, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson famously said that "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."  The current pandemic has certainly been an unexpected blow for companies and forced a complete reshaping of digital strategies.  In this session, Bob Parker will take the audience through IDC’s five stages of recovery and offer insight and guidance on best practices for getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the long term reality – the Next Normal.

12:20 PM

The Post-Pandemic Boardroom: Strategy, Risk and the Opportunity Behind Systemic Failure

Bob Zukis

Founder and CEO of the Digital Directors Network, USC Marshall Professor and Author of THE GREAT REBOOT

Covid-19 brought the world to a stop. As we move to recovery, how will the systemic failure from the pandemic lead to systemic change and new paradigms. During this session Bob teaches leaders to understand risk, failure and the game-changing opportunity that can come from it. 

12:45 PM

Parallel Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

Track 1 - Industrial

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

COVID-19 and the Future of Operations

Kevin Prouty

Group Vice President, Energy and Manufacturing Insights
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Utilities in Recovery

John Villali

Research Director, IDC Energy Insights
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

COVID-19 and the Oil & Gas Industry

Andrew Meyers

Research Director, Oil & Gas, IDC Energy Insights

Track 2 - Public Sector

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Safe, Smart Cities: Finding the Technological Sweet-Spot to Expedite Re-Opening

Alison Brooks

Research Vice President, Smart Cities & Communities
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Technology Considerations for Re-Opening Higher-Education

Ruthbea Yesner

Vice President, Government Insights, Education and Smart Cities
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Facing Off Against COVID-19: The Digital Front Door in Healthcare

Lynne Dunbrack

Group VP, Public Sector - IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights

Track 3 - Retail

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Paving a Path to the Future: Retail and Financial Institutions Post-COVID-19

Leslie Hand

Vice President, IDC Retail Insights

Jerry Silva

Vice President, IDC Financial Insights
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

How Hospitality Will Need to Reshape to Revive in the COVID-19 Reality

Dorothy Creamer

Senior Research Analyst, Hospitality and Travel Digital Transformation Strategies

Contact Us

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VP of Marketing, Worldwide IT Executive,Industry Research & CEC, IDC

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