CEOs are responsible for guiding the path forward for their companies—whether it’s through their observance of important trends, their keen insights into the future, and even their ability to see what’s positive in the midst of great difficulty.
During Conversations for a Changing World, our digital event on Oct. 20, we heard from three insightful leaders: Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins. In discussions with Fortune CEO Alan Murray, they talked about a year of both tragedy and resilience, why digital technologies are critical to the health of our economy, and why companies must accelerate efforts around social justice and opportunity for all.
Digital Transformation Meets Human Resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the power of human and business resilience—and how digital technologies are making that possible. The CEOs discussed how education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and other industries have leveraged digital technologies to better serve millions of people who, for the most part, are staying home.
“One of the most fascinating things for me is to see the level of productivity and economic activity in spite of what are real constraints,” said Nadella. “When I look forward, I think that digital technology is