We have come through the deepest economic recession in nearly a century. As hope builds that the COVID19 pandemic is receding, we are focused well beyond the “new normal.” In fact, we are considering the “next normal,” built on a series of future disruptions that may be subtle or pronounced but will likely be unpredictable.
Consensus among business leaders around the globe indicates that building for recovery will require resilience, adaptation, and transformation. We are not looking to bounce back, but rather to “bounce forward.” This need for agility is critical in the digital economy, which has undergone rapid changes and innovation. It is essential for enabling increased remote working and learning, B2C interaction as medical consults, and extensive delivery services. It is logical that change will continue to impact regional and global supply chains and foster increasingly complex data flows and exchanges.
On a human level, the future of how we work has arrived quickly, highlighting many inequities such as the vulnerability of the gig worker, income disparity, and the need for new job training and modern curricula.
The GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward program will tackle all of these topics, plus more. Join us to dive in!
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