In this episode of the Insights in Action podcast we speak with David Bernard, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy, about managing digital transformation in the face of unprecedented challenges such as those originated by the global Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
While the internet has long been a lifeline, technology companies now appear to be the backbone of a global virtual working and collaboration scheme on a scale never experienced before. David shares his perspective on:
- How business leaders can help accommodate system stressors caused by evolving needs
- What actions and technologies can help accelerate or scale digitalization efforts
- Shifting to the cloud without rushing key strategic decisions
- Managing virtual teams
“There’s a lot of comfort as a leader in seeing a solution that works — even if it’s not completely very sophisticated, and building in a Covid time — rather than doing a big ‘what’s it for’ project to design something from scratch and having a long project before implementing something that has all the bells and whistles. So, it leads to a demand for what I would call more software-as-a-service (SaaS) packages and more pre-configured solutions than the highly configurable world that we have seen in the past.”
– David Bernard