Accelerating Resilience

Building Back Stronger
with Digital Resilience


Infosys Europe Leadership Forum is our quarterly meet that brings together thought leaders, client speakers and inspiring personalities to address industry challenges and put forth actionable insights on how organisations can navigate their digital transformation journeys in the ever-evolving times of today.

Acceleration, inclusion and transformation: these are the three digital mandates that lie ahead for every enterprise emerging from the pandemic. Staying relevant and resilient necessitates a focus on digital infrastructure, skills and innovation to enable a strong foundation for the future. Now is the time to renew our vision and rebuild to empower people, communities and businesses, so that the next normal is always better than the one that was.

Join us in-person at our Shoreditch office in London for inspiring & thought provoking sessions, experience the latest innovations and solutions at our Living Labs and network with your peers with cocktails and Canapés.

However, if you are unable to join us in-person and would prefer to attend remotely, it is also being extended as a virtual event.

Building Back Stronger with Digital Resilience

Date: October 20, 2021

Time: 14:00 - 17:00 PM BST

Location: Infosys Design Studio, The Bower, 207 old street, London EC1V 9NR

Event Format: Hybrid



* Times mentioned herein are in BST

14:00 – 14:05

Welcome and Introduction

14:05 – 14:30

Opening Keynote: The Next Normal

How companies and leaders can reset for growth post pandemic

Speaker: Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder & Chairman of the Board, Infosys

14:30 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: Future of Jobs, Work

Closing UK’s digital skills gap

The COVID-19 pandemic created a seismic shift to remote working. This also meant the companies had to focus more on the need for digital transformation and the employees have to reskill and upskill for this evolving workplace. Employees are expected to keep up with the rapidly changing digital sphere and companies have to arm their employees with the digital skills to manage the changing face of work.

Speaker: Salil Parekh, CEO & Managing Director, Infosys
Peter Flavel, Chief Executive Officer, Coutts

15:00 – 15:30

Panel Discussion: The Great Digital Acceleration

Powering consumer, business and community behaviour

Digital adoption has taken a quantum leap at both the organizational and industry levels during the Covid crisis. Along with the multiyear acceleration of digital, the crisis has also brought about a sea change in executive mindsets on the role of technology in business. While earlier, cost savings was cited as one of the most important priorities for their digital strategies. Now, most executives say they are investing in technology for competitive advantage or refocusing their entire business around digital technologies. COVID-19 crisis has been a tipping point for technology adoption of historic proportions—and more changes will be required as the economic and human situation evolves.

Speaker: Dr. Leda Glyptis, Chief Client Officer, 10x Future Technologies
Moderated by Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys

15:30 – 16:00

Panel Discussion: Cloud Transformation

Business pivots through a cloud powered digital operating model

The impact of the pandemic has built a sense of urgency to accelerate digital strategy – be it the digitization of core operating models, customer experiences or enhance workplace transformation. And, cloud has been right at the center, powering every digital transformation effort. Transitioning to a cloud-first operating model requires a mindset and cultural change, and more importantly digital empowerment across the organization.

Speaker: Chris Youles, Chief Information Officer, The Open University
Diana Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer, Bupa
Moderated by Samad Masood, Head of Europe, Infosys Knowledge Institute

16:00 – 16:30

Panel Discussion: The ESG Vision

Driving Profit with Purpose

The pandemic is a gigantic stress test on our world. The immense financial and operational pressures on companies are starting to tell. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) based initiatives are topping businesses ‘to-implement’ list this decade. Businesses with ESG principles built into their long-term growth strategy, can mitigate risk and drive profitable growth by investing in sustainable innovations that positively impact the world. Through improved corporate governance, they can attract the best talent.

Speaker: Chris Lovatt - Chief Operating Officer – Energy Infrastructure Services, E.ON UK Ltd
Marcelo Behar - Vice President, Sustainability & Group Affairs, Natura &Co
Tina Smith - Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Ricoh Europe
Moderated by Karmesh Vaswani, EVP and Global Head Retail, Consumer Goods & Logistics, Infosys

16:30 – 16:55

Closing Keynote: A Champion’s Gold Quest

World champion Tom Daley shares the story of his two-decade long journey of winning an elusive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, what it took to achieve this resilient triumph and how he nearly missed it.

Speaker: British double world champion diver, Four-time Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist

16:55 – 17:00

Valedictory Address

17:00 – 18:00

Technology Showcase, Networking, Cocktails and Canapés