The enterprise arm of Globe Telecom held its annual Leadership Innovation Forum (Lead-In) in virtual style, gathering over 850 business leaders and executives amid unconventional times.
“The pandemic isn’t going to stop us from reaching out to enterprise leaders and sharing valuable insights that can help them overcome today’s immense challenges,” explained Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business. “If anything, now is the time to build each other up, start a conversation about ‘what’s next?’, and collaborate together to take a brave leap towards change for a better future.”
In response to COVID-19’s unprecedented setbacks to businesses across the Philippines, Globe seized the opportunity to outline a relevant discourse during Lead-In, hinging on the topic Forward & Fearless: A Path Towards a Braver Tomorrow.
“Lead-In is our biggest annual enterprise event. It’s a platform that allows us to bring brilliant minds together,” shared Ernest Cu, President & CEO of Globe Telecom. “It’s important for us to maximize this forum and address the big questions our customers are currently facing. All leaders, at some point, have had sleepless nights figuring out how to future-proof their businesses. That’s why this year’s Lead-In revisits the core of being a brave leader. Our objective isn’t solely to encourage them to make a crucial decision to digitally transform now. We aim to raise the bar and urge them to exercise ambition, see progress as a future state, and find opportunities hidden in adversities.”
Unlike in previous years, wherein the forum was held in a physical venue, Lead-In 2020 took a different route in response to ongoing public health protocols. The event took place in a virtual platform where guests were treated to a futuristic experience via interactive virtual amenities such as a lobby, concierge, gallery, engagement activities, and more.
Guests were given the chance to sit in and listen to knowledgeable industry experts such as Edwin Bautista (President & CEO, Union Bank of the Philippines) and Christian Besler (Chief Digital Officer, AC Health). Globe Business also invited keynote speaker, Sunil Gupta (Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the executive program on Driving Digital Strategy at Harvard Business School), who talked about The Way to Brave: Fearlessly Looking Past the Crisis. During his speech, Gupta spoke on how digital transformation is possible with leaders who have the capability to think ahead and act immediately.
Globe Business continues to support enterprises with digital solutions that recreate resilience via Cloud Solutions secure business outcomes using cybersecurity; establish first-world connectivity, and inspire collaboration through a growing list of remarkable business applications. Globe believes that a path towards a braver tomorrow is one that need not be faced alone. With the help of its globally-recognized partners, adept teams, and the trust of its customers, Globe Business is ready to shape a braver and better future, today.