21 October 2020
Tech Solutions for Global Challenges – this was the motto of this year’s all-digital edition of CES Unveiled in Paris and Amsterdam.
During a series of sessions titled “Leadership in disruptive times” Alexandra Jankovich talked to European leaders about the lessons learned in the current crisis, sustainability, and adaptability.
Missed the conference? Watch the sessions “Leadership in disruptive times” below.
André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Roche Holding Ltd
“We have decided some years ago that the only way to measure business is for financial flows, but we do not account at any stage of the impact our businesses have on social systems, on human systems, and our natural system. As a shareholder, I would like to know the impact that the companies I’m invested in are having on the planet.” André Hoffman speaks about how businesses can and should be a force for good, the possibilities of technology in medical contexts, and the need to embrace complexity.
Petri Hofsté, Member of the Supervisory Board at Rabobank, Achmea, Fugro, and Pon Holdings
Petri Hofsté talks about responsible leadership and advocates for a new way to approach education in the future, closing the gap between need and supply of knowledge and skills.
Benoît Coquart, Chief Executive Officer, Legrand and Vice President- Building, FIEEC
“You need to be humble enough to understand: if [your product] doesn’t fulfill the need of the customer, it will be good for the books, but not for the business.” Benoît Coquart explains how to stay relevant and serve the customer while being “technology-agnostic”.