No going back? Creating the business case for resilience

10th August 2020 | 3:00pm BST | 1 hour
The sense of urgency created by recent events has been a catalyst for faster executive decision-making and action, driven by the need to protect people and maintain continuity.

When it mattered most, we all mobilised millions of people to work differently, cutting through traditional bureaucracy out of sheer necessity.

Now, as we turn our minds to recovery, one thing is certain: there is no going back.

No one can predict what the future holds. Previous long-term planning strategies are academic at best – useless at worst.

As we begin a challenging process of recovery, all organisations will need to build their resilience for the future based on extreme scenario planning – including a repeat performance of what we didn’t think could happen…but then did.

Now, it’s all about creating the business case that will underpin survival for some and resilience for all – whatever the future may hold – and at speed. Technology can undoubtedly play a key part in addressing immediate needs around cost reduction, unlocking potential efficiencies, leveraging remote working to create business benefit and accelerating pace.

The period ahead will challenge leaders further to make yet more rapid (and often difficult) decisions. Leadership teams will need to come together to take a holistic view of their operations and make decisions based on data and insight that will drive their own recovery and contribute to that of the economy as a whole. Organisations in the public and private sectors need to work alongside trusted partners who understand them and will afford them the flexibility, pace and agility needed at this critical time.

Join Fujitsu and a panel of experts to find out how you can create a business case for resilience for your people and organisation as we all move into the recovery phase. Understand how technology can help provide the flexibility, pace and agility you need at this critical time and find out why leadership teams will need to come together to take a holistic view of their operations and make decisions based on data and insight to drive both their own recovery and that of the economy as a whole.

Discussion Topics

Business strategy and focus: How will you refocus your priorities to ensure your strategy is adaptable to changing circumstances and drives business continuity, survival and resilience?
Workforce transformation: How can you balance employee wellbeing, productivity and safety in new operating models?
People and talent: How are your people and talent management strategies aligned to a vision of the future where the workforce culture is radically different to the one we know today?
Unlocking potential through technology: What tools will you need to recover and how do you ensure technology investments are focused where they support immediate cost reduction priorities but remain valid after recovery?
Reimagine the future: Driving recovery and resilience will create opportunities to reimagine your future. What factors will be most important to you in the longer-term?


Cathy Mulligan VP and CTO North and West Europe, Fujitsu
Dr Cathy Mulligan is a CTO, Researcher and Commentator on Digital Transformation. Cathy is VP and… Find out more
Paul Atkinson Partner, PwC
Paul is an Advisory partner specialising in large-scale transformation and systems integration projects. A vastly experienced… Find out more
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Ben Lancaster Director, Citrix
Ben Lancaster is the Director of Citrix UK Enterprise team covering several core markets supporting customers… Find out more

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