Host: Scott Buchholz, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CIOs are playing important roles in building organizational and IT resilience. What types of global scenarios are playing out, how are business models shifting, and how are these changes impacting technologists and their approach to business agility and investment priorities? We’ll discuss:
- How tech leaders are responding and positioning their organizations to thrive post–COVID-19.
- Key learnings and shifts in priorities to prepare for longer-term recovery and optimization.
- A strategic framework for tech leaders to guide scenario planning.
Meet the speakers
Scott Buchholz is a managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and serves as the Government and Public Services chief technology officer and the national Emerging Tech Research director. A leader and visionary with more than 25 years of experience, he advises clients on how to navigate the future using existing and emerging technologies. Buchholz also leads Deloitte’s efforts to explore quantum computing and quantum technologies.
Steven Goldbach is a principal at Deloitte and serves as the firm’s chief strategy officer. He is a globally recognized strategist and executive advisor. Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve was a partner at Monitor Group and co-head of its New York office. Additionally, Steve was previously the Director of Strategy at Forbes. Steve helps executives and their teams transform their organizations by making challenging and pragmatic strategy choices in the face of uncertainty. He is an architect, expert practitioner, and teacher of a wide array of strategy and innovation methods and tools. Over a 25+ year career, Steve has served clients across most industries, with an emphasis on industries in transition and consumer-driven sectors. Steve is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Provoke: How Leaders Shape the Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws, as well as the national bestseller, Detonate: Why–and How–Corporations need to Blow up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner’s Mind) to Survive. In 2019 Thinkers50 named Steve as a finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award in Strategy. Holding business degrees from both Queen's University at Kingston and Columbia Business School, Steve is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business at Queen's.
John R. Tweardy
As Deloitte Consulting LLP's Technology Strategy and Business Transformation market offering leader, John brings a big-picture understanding of the business dynamics that drive—and, increasingly, are driven by—disruptive technologies. A recognized leader in cloud strategy and a chief information officer (CIO) fellow for the Consumer Products sector, John helps clients reimagine business models, aligning cloud initiatives to drive exponential value through continuous reinvention. John’s deep background advising clients on IT transformation, shared services, and the strategic use of outsourcing gives him a strong understanding of how powerful results can be achieved through strategically orchestrated solutions. When he isn’t crafting ways to restructure business processes through the cloud, John helps build structures and support community programs as a volunteer and board member.