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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our dependence on technology across every aspect of business. As we look to the future, companies will need to develop new management practices to support and reflect the evolving relationship between humans and machines. This session will explore this new dynamic and how it can serve both productivity and purpose.

For questions about the Aspen Digital Roundtable on Institutional Innovation, please contact Dominique Harrison.


Vivian Schiller joined the Aspen Institute in January 2020 as Executive Director of Aspen Digital, which empowers policymakers, civic organizations, companies, and the public to be responsible stewards of technology and media in the service of an informed, just, and equitable world. A longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology, Schiller has held executive roles at some of the most respected media organizations in the world. Those include: President and CEO of NPR; Global Chair of News at Twitter; General Manager of; Chief Digital Officer of NBC News; Chief of the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture of The New York Times and Discovery Communications; and Head of CNN documentary and long form divisions. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors, including three Peabody Awards, four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, and dozens of Emmys. Schiller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a Director of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardian.

Marya Alavi
Dean, Scheller College of Business, Professor of IT Management
Georgia Institute of Technology
Julian Alssid
Founding Collaborator and Chief Marketplace Engagement Officer
Beena Ammanath
Executive Director
Deloitte AI Institute
John Seely Brown
Independent Co-Chairman
Deloitte Center for the Edge
Christina Colclough
The Why Not Lab
Katrinell Davis
Associate Professor of Sociology
Florida State University
Marina Gorbis
Executive Director
Institute for the Future
John Hagel
Deloitte Center for the Edge
Nitin Kumar
Former Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Mainak Mazumdar
Chief Research Officer
David Morse
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Corning Incorporated
Simon Mulcahy
Chief Innovation Officer
Lindsey Parker
Chief Technology Officer
DC Government
Chris Perry
Chief Innovation Officer
Weber Shandwick
Frida Polli
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Toby Redshaw
Senior Vice President Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions
Alexi Robichaux
Chief Executive Officer
Juan Saldívar
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Heather Wishart-Smith
Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation
  • Where we are today: Leading via Screens in the age of COVID
    • What have we learned in the last 7 months that should inform new processes and decisions?
    • How do we address, or think about addressing, long-standing mindsets and other barriers to enhancing meaning at work, and using tech to do it?
  • Where do we need to be? Reimagining the role of tech in a Purpose-Driven Organization
    • How can technology complement human advantage and counterbalance human limitations?
    • What does this look like in a world that lives out the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion?
  • How do we get there: Flourishing in the Future of Work
    • How should we be using technology to promote purpose?
    • How can leaders create a human-centric organization in collaboration with technology?

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