Disruptive innovation, the fourth industrial revolution, digital transformation, Industry 4.0, the rise of the digital enterprise… no matter which buzzphrase you prefer (if any), it’s clear that the competitive landscape in most industries is changing rapidly. And in many cases those changes are driven by technology and by new, innovative players.
This event — a collaboration among WiTT, CMS, and BT — brought together a panel of experts to examine the impact of these trends, and their opportunities and risks. It took place during London Technology Week, a festival of live events that celebrates and cultivates London as a global powerhouse of tech innovation by connecting the entire ecosystem both within London and beyond.
Our panel was chaired by Susan Barty, iTech Law President and Partner, CMS. She was joined by:
- Hazel Moore, Co-founder of FirstCapital (M&A for growth tech companies in Europe) and a member of the Governing Board of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency;
- Kelly Barlow, Director of Voice and Mobile, BT;
- Sinead Lynch, Senior Associate, Commercial Technology and Telecommunications Group, CMS; and
- Louise Brett, Senior Partner and Head of FSI Analytics, Deloitte.
CMS very kindly hosted the event, at their CMS Academy.