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Future Disrupted: Digital Adoption is Here, is Your Company Ready?

October 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


Future Disrupted: Digital Adoption is Here, is Your Company Ready?

One of the things that came into sharper focus after summer’s midpoint was that the COVID-19 pandemic was not a sprint to last a few weeks or months, but rather a marathon whose duration could best be measured in years. This would follow the pattern of the Spanish Flu Pandemic (1918-20) and increasingly aligns with credible medical guidance.

Irrespective of whether achieving a new normal state arrives in 2021 or ‘22, it is clear that the pace of technology change has accelerated and we are seeing levels of digital and virtual adoption that, in other circumstances, likely would not have arrived until late in the decade. At the same time, we are also watching both the successes and the challenges of moving to a “Work from Home” model. Early jumps in productivity are great, but they could also be a harbinger of things to come. Could we be seeing a new Hawthorne Effect, for example, along the lines of what was seen in factory work during the 1920’s?

In collaboration with our partners at Novarica, we plan to review these and other critical issues with a series of experts from across the insurance, financial & technology/startup ecosystems.

William Gibson once famously said that “the future is already here; it just isn’t evenly distributed.” Let’s discuss!


  • Denyse Cardozo — Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum
  • Robert McIsaac, FLMI, LLIF — Executive Vice President, Research & Consulting, Novarica, Inc.


  • Joel Barbier — Director, Customer Transformation, Cisco
  • Dion Lisle — Managing Director, Facere25
  • Debra Brackeen — Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, CSAA Insurance
  • Jitendra Kavathekar — Vice President, Global Partnerships, Salesforce



October 21, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT