CEO Series: Disruption in Technology

19 Aug 2021

CEO Series: Disruption in Technology

CEOs at Home: An interview series with CEOs and business leaders from across the technology sector

Through a series of video interviews, Mike Drew, Partner and Head of the Global Technology & IT Services Practice at Odgers Berndtson speaks to CEOs and business leaders from across the technology sector to understand how they have led through disruption and their perspectives on what the future holds.

Over the last 15 months, business leaders have been tested more than ever before. Whether caused by the pandemic or major social change, the rise of agile and empathetic leaders has been critical to businesses successfully navigating change and disruption.

The technology sector is not immune to these shifting market factors, and while many tech companies have grown as a result of greater digital adoption, they have faced the same challenges as every other business.

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See the series below:


 

Mike speaks to Thomas Hansen, Chief Revenue Officer of UiPath on his leadership since joining in 2020 and the power of automation and how companies are recognising its vast transformational impact.

 

Mike speaks to Gavin Patterson, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce and the former CEO of BT Group PLC, on economic bounce back, company culture and the future of work. 

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In this interview, Mike speaks with Erin Platts, Head of EMEA & UK President, Silicon Valley Bank, on the key differences between the mindset of US tech businesses and their European equivalents. 


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Mike sits down with Mike Ettling, CEO, Unit 4 'in business for people', and discusses some of the successful traits of leaders that have coped with disruption well.


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In this second part of his interview with Workday Co-President Chano Fernandez, Odgers Berndtson's Mike Drew asks: What is keeping you, the Co-President of a 12,500+ employee business up at night?


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Mike meets with Pam Maynard, CEO, Avanade, and asks: How a newly-appointed global tech CEO led through the upheavals of 2020.


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Mike speaks with Bob Bailkoski, CEO, Logicalis Group, and asks: What are the challenges of leading through uncertainty from home for a $1.7bn company?


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Graeme Watt, CEO, Softcat speaks on the importance of values in a remote workforce in this next part of the series.


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To find out more about this series or if you would like to discuss your own leadership needs in the light of digital transformation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.