The COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted the global economy – and as a result, traditional operations have been transformed. New Zealand’s lockdown saw local businesses rushing to adapt to a constantly evolving ‘new normal’ and finding ways to maintain operations in the face of unprecedented restrictions.
The basis of this has been technology. Many businesses have leapt forward significantly in just two months in their use of digital resources. We’ve shared, sold, automated, streamlined and connected in ways that, as we began 2020, would have been out of the reach of many organisations.
This rapid adoption of technology was seen across numerous business sectors, and users are not planning on slowing down now. Online shopping is on the rise – couriers are getting 200 parcels per minute – work from home is finally the new norm, and technology may even hold the key to halting the spread of the virus. As Paul Conway, from BNZ said, “Courtesy of the lockdown, we are also having a crash course in going digital, giving us a glimpse of its potential to make life a little easier.”
MYOB Techweek 2020
Like so many things this year, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we’re looking at Techweek. So MYOB is changing up this year’s presentation to deliver – digitally, of course – a look at how our working lives have been transformed by COVID-19 and what the future holds now we’ve adapted so much, so quickly.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Grant is a established product development leader with a Bachelor of Engineering & a Master of Business Administration. Previously a senior software engineer, he has held leadership roles at Paymark & Orion Health. At MYOB he delivers ERP and Payroll solutions as Head of Delivery for Enterprise.
Priti is an engineer, entrepreneur, educator & thought leader on networked business models, business sustainability & the future of work. She has led initiatives and startup ventures that leverage the dynamics of digital collaboration & emerging disruptive technologies to create thriving societies.
Dr John Flackett is a noted AI speaker with 20+ years of AI experience & a PhD, he regularly presents on key insights on emerging technology’s future impact on society. John's received various awards, featured in the UK's 2019 Million Plus campaign & has co-founded two businesses; koolth & AiLab.