Online Executive Seminar
The Pandemic as a Lever of Transformation:
Getting Ready for a New Post-Covid Business Reality
Wednesday 29th September 2021
18:30 – 21:00 on Zoom
Organized exclusively for the MBA International students and alumni and focusing on the new business reality shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, this seminar provides a strategic outlook and hands-on practical advice from top managers in four different industries, FMCG / Retail, Technology, Consulting and Banking & Finance.
18:30 – 18:40, Welcome Address
Prof. Eric Soderquist, Director, MBA International.
18:40 – 19:40, Key Transformations Driven by the Pandemic and their Enduring Impact
Presentations about major transformations, their impacts and consequences in four different industries.
18:40 – 18:55, Transformations in the FMCG and Retail Industry.
Konstantinos Macheras, President, Institute of Retail Consumer Goods.
18:55 – 19:10, Transformations in the Technology Industry.
Alexandra Kokkini, CEE Consulting Director, Microsoft.
19:10 – 19:25, Transformations in the Consulting Industry.
Eftichia Kasselaki, Partner, Consulting & People Advisory Services, EY.
19:25 – 19:40, Transformations in the Banking & Finance Industry.
Emilios Kyriacou, Managing Director, Citi Country Officer Greece, Cyprus & Malta.
19:40 – 20:10, Risk Awareness and the New Health Imperative in the Economy
All of a sudden, due to the pandemic, the health of employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders became a core concern in all aspects of operations and strategic planning. Moreover, national healthcare systems and their management have become make-or-break factors for how societies have coped with the crisis. How have these previously uncounted risk factors influenced businesses and how is risk management changing to better prepare for unexpected challenges in the future?
Brief topic discussion by Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis, followed by a related point of view of each industry speaker.
20:10 – 20:40, Digitalization Fast-Forward – Technology as a Driver for Competitive Advantage
Lockdowns, working from home and social distancing resulted in a fast and important leap in digitalization of virtually all aspects of business and public services alike. What has been gained and what is to be gained form this, and how do we avoid a digital backlash in the aftermaths of the pandemic?
Brief topic discussion by Prof. Eric Soderquist, followed by a related point of view of each industry speaker.
20:40 – 21:00, Q&A Session and Closing Remarks