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Cultural transformation in a digital world

A breakfast briefing hosted by FT | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance

There is increasing pressure on companies across all industries to adapt in the face of digital disruption and prosper from the new opportunities it creates. The challenges not only relate to internal operational processes but also to the culture of a company and how it interacts with customers in the new digital world.

How can heavily regulated industries achieve this? For example, the pharmaceutical and insurance industries have focused on innovating with new technologies but are held back by regulatory concerns and organisational legacies. The utilities and manufacturing industries have focused on operational efficiencies and worker enablement but have limited their attention to digital customer engagement.

Leading the way is the banking sector that has understood how digital disruption and transformation can create an entirely new relationship with their customers, based on a more customer centric approach from employees.

Companies wishing to gain and retain their competitive advantage need to keep building digital skills and technological capabilities. Senior executives need to engage the workforce and generate a cultural transformation that allows the company to execute a new digital strategy.

We will be gathering to discuss how to communicate, encourage and train the workforce to drive change throughout the organisation. Balvinder Powar, FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance educator and Robin Kwong, Head of Digital Delivery at Financial Times, will lead the conversation as companies are now having to ask:

  • How is the digital revolution changing working pattern and skills required by companies?
  • How will the HR role change as key tasks become automated?
  • Will HR Directors have to compete with CTOs for resources?
  • How can executive education help businesses succeed in the new digital economies?


Places at this exclusive event are strictly limited.

Professor Balvinder Singh Powar

Balvinder is English of Indian origin, resident in Madrid, Spain. He is a Business & Finance graduate who also studied a Masters in Mediation from the University of London. He has extensive experience leading business, social, cultural, media and technology projects in Spain and internationally. His main skills include communications (internal and external), creative & strategic input, business development & senior management, team leadership, relationship management & business mediation.

Currently, he is a Founding Partner, Board Member and Director at BOOSTER Space Industries and AERDRON, innovative international Aerospace projects/consultancies with important stakeholders globally. In 2015 he became a Business Mentor at “The Founder Institute”, one of the largest and most powerful start up networks in the world.



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