Watch: Does it take a pandemic for us to accelerate innovation?

20 May 2021

Did you miss the discussions at the fourth event of the SCC's "Emerging stronger" series? Now you can watch the webinar in whole as Katarina Berg, Chief Human Resources Officer at Spotify, Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Group, and Rachel Samrén, SVP, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer at Telia, discuss the effects of the pandemic, the ensuing acceleration of innovation, how to keep up the acceleration rate and much more.

Many thanks to all speakers and Nik Gowing, Director and Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable and former BBC news anchor, who moderated the discussions. Also, a special thanks to Handelsbanken plc for sponsoring, and our partners Swedish Chambers International, the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Thinking the Unthinkable.

"Innovation is happening all the time but the question is, what are we innovating for? What the pandemic has done is accelerating innovation for specific problem solving." Rachel Samren, SVP, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer, Telia

"When you are either in quarantine or lockdown and working from home, you need purpose. And one of the things that bring purpose is doing a good job. Most companies have seen that productivity and efficiency has gone up." 
Katarina Berg, Chief Human Resources Officer, Spotify

"Many companies argue that they will have a split policy - you work a couple of days in the office for the more creative group sessions and work by yourself when you are at home."
Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Group


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