Emerging stronger, vol. 4: Does it really take a pandemic for us to accelerate innovation?

Emerging stronger, vol. 4: Does it really take a pandemic for us to accelerate innovation?

19 May, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Virtual, London

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Recessions and game changing events – such as pandemics - can change the trajectory of economies, governments and businesses, and essentially alter the course of history. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, societies and businesses have had to dramatically alter the way they operate, compromising work environments and posing challenges to the status quo. We have seen unprecedented adaption and development of new technological solutions, fundamentally changing the game. But does it really take a global crisis, such as the current pandemic, to accelerate innovation at this speed? Will it keep changing as we settle into a new reality, and the world slowly opens up again, or will we slow down? What is next in innovation, and how we do keep accelerating? Simply, how do we emerge stronger?

Welcome to our fourth event in the “Emerging stronger” series, featuring business leaders and opinion-makers from both sides of the North Sea.

The discussions are moderated by Nik Gowing, Director and Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable and former BBC news anchor.

Confirmed speakers:

Katarina Berg, Chief Human Resources Officer at Spotify
Rachel Samrén, Senior Vice President, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer at Telia
Johan Wibergh
, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Group

Booking information

SCC member price: Free
YP member price: Free
Non-member price: £15

Please register for the event by using the booking form. Upon registration, you will be sent information on how to connect to the event.

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Bookings are non-refundable, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person attending. For this, please contact events@scc.org.uk.

This event is hosted in partnership with the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce, East Sweden Chamber of Commerce, Jönköping Chamber of Commerce, and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.


Katarina Berg

Katarina Berg
Chief Human Resources Officer, Spotify

Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing
Director and Founder, Thinking the Unthinkable

Rachel Samrén

Rachel Samrén
Senior Vice President, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer, Telia

Johan Wibergh

Johan Wibergh
Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Group

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