CBI @10am

CBI @10am

CBI @10am

08 February 2021


10:00 - 10:45



The innovation imperative: how businesses can use tech to rebuild

With the coronavirus pandemic having heavily impacted the UK business landscape, and disrupting operations worldwide, many companies are still fighting to survive this crisis, whilst thinking about 'what next?'.

In an unconventional year, innovation has become business critical. Firms innovated in response to the immediate challenges presented by COVID-19, and even small changes to business processes, such as implementing video conferencing softwares or updating broadbands, can have sustainable impacts. Join Tony Danker (Director-General, CBI), Rebecca Falder (Quality Systems Manager, HMG Paints), and Lindsay Phillips (Executive Vice President of Product Engineering, Sage UK&I), for a discussion on the steps businesses of all sizes can take to become more efficient, including:

  • What we mean when we talk about ‘tech adoption’ and ‘innovation’, with practical examples of how firms have transformed
  • How to overcome the challenges firms continue to face during the pandemic, from access to the right skills, to full-scale overhauls of business systems
  • The support available to businesses looking to innovate, and how the CBI can help


  • Tony Danker, Director-General, CBI
  • Rebecca Falder, Quality Systems Manager, HMG Paints
  • Lindsay Phillips, Executive Vice President of Product Engineering, Sage UK&I
  • James Harding, Co-Founder and Editor, Tortoise Media (chair)

Replacing the Daily Coronavirus Webinars, our new bi-weekly broadcast, CBI @10am will help support you through the next phase, giving you expert insight and intelligence to continue adapting, and providing the guidance you need to restart and boost your business, and build resilience for the new normal.

Webinar recordings are made available on the same day of broadcast between 16:00 and 17:00. If you have signed up for the webinar, you will be sent a follow-up email with a link to the recording. You can also access all previous recordings on the CBI website.

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Karen Hoey

Karen Hoey

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Northern Ireland