28 August 2020, 11:00 to 12:00

Tech20 Virtual: Operational resilience - how digital innovation will protect profit



28 August 2020, 11:00 to 12:00


Online via Zoom. 

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John Glen, Chief Financial OfficerSpartan Solutions Ltd 

Operational resilience is an organisation’s ability to keep generating economic profit through cyclical and structural changes in supply and demand. 

The financial crash of 2008 destroyed companies with fragile supply chains. General Motors went bankrupt because it couldn’t cut costs and improve efficiencies when cheap credit dried up overnight. The US government now owns it. 

COVID impact dwarves 2008 and has brutally exposed inefficient operations. Hertz went bankrupted through a combination of debt burdens, overstocking and constrained cash-flow. Briggs & Stratton, a US engine and equipment manufacturer, was bankrupted in part because it didn’t (or couldn’t) shift production to more profitable units in time.  

Companies that can rapidly develop and deploy resilient operations will outstrip competitors and thrive in 'the new normal'. 85% of supply chain executives in a recent McKinsey survey struggled with inefficient digital operations in their supply chains during the early stages of COVID.  

This Tech20 Talk will highlight the resilience challenges that many asset-centric energy companies face and explore how digital innovation can help solve these problems. 

John’s Bio:  

John Glen is co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at Spartan Solutions. A technologist since his early teens, his passion is to build great teams that build great software.  

His latest project is the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution that will democratize the use of predictive analytics and mobile operations, and revolutionize the performance of industrial assets, equipment and technicians. 

What is Tech20 Virtual:

Tech20 features world-leading experts, exploring the latest tech trends, asking big questions and sharing big ideas. Tech20 is a social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics. A unique format. 20-minute presentation, 20-minute Q&A. Tech20s aim to inspire & innovate, discover new or surprising technologies, challenge technologies and release the spark within! Our weekly Tech20 events are open to everyone of all ages, from all industries and professions and are free to attend.

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