After a year of global disruptive change, a critical response we’ve seen across people, businesses, and nations is adaptation. Beyond the ability to react rapidly and maintain continuity, all industries and communities are asking themselves what we’ve learned from this global pandemic and how to safeguard ourselves from further risks.

Many industries were agile and fortunate enough to operate remotely, creating the digital environments necessary to work from home. But how will how we work? Our businesses evolve sustainably? And how will the data underlying the technologies that support our businesses provide us the necessary insights for differentiation?

These ideas will be explored with research analysts and local executives at the upcoming SAP ANZ digital event, Perspectives 2021 on 24th March at 9:30 am AEDT / 11.30 am NZ.

This digital forum offers three panel discussions running sequentially: The Future of Work, Purpose-led Sustainability, and Creating a Data-driven Culture.

As the nature of work has changed dramatically since the pandemic, businesses everywhere are still trying to understand what workforce strategies can keep their employees safe, connected, and empowered.

Delve into The Future of Work with panellists Nicola Bourke, General Manager IT Program Delivery, The Star Entertainment Group, Gaston Carrion, Managing Director of Strategy and Consulting for Asia Pacific Talent and Organisation Lead, Growth Markets, and Global Employee Experience Lead at Accenture; and Abbie Lundberg, Business Technology Analyst, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

The panellists will discuss how with the rise of hybrid workforce, we’ve definitely seen a paradigm shift when it comes to how organisations maintain employee engagement and morale. How do you keep employees engaged and enthusiastic about what they do? Hybrid working arrangements means that it’s now possible for a lot of candidates to pick up positions in entirely different cities or even countries so although there is a wider pool of available and suitable talents it also means the environment is far more competitive.

How will organisations need to re-think their talent acquisition policies?

In the second session, understand how we can work together and create sustainable, scalable solutions for our shared global challenges with Purpose-led Sustainability. Join panellists: Darcy Small, Co-founder of Kua Coffee, Graham Winkelman, Head of Carbon Management, BHP and Todd Pruzan Senior Editor for Research and Special Projects at Harvard Business Review Group.

This panel discussion will look at how organisations can pivot profit towards purpose by supporting a purpose-led and sustainable agenda. It will look at how the panellists are fostering a culture of ‘win-win’ sustainability and embracing the circular economy. They’ll also delve into how can organisations of all sizes manage to scale and remain competitive with sustainable business practices at the centre of their strategy.

A vital tool in creating a better future for all of us is intelligent technology backed by data-driven insights. The power of data analytics can create lasting business change that enhances the experiences of customers, suppliers and employees.

To create ongoing success in this digital economy, tune into Creating a Data-driven Culture with: Julia Jack, CMO for Mercury; David Scullin, Chief Digital Officer for Zespri; Andrew Birmingham, Editor-in-chief and Associate Publisher at Which-50; and Alex Clemente, Founding Managing director of Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

SAP’s Perspectives 2021 will reflect on the future of work and how to sustainably grow your business, and the power of intelligence in delivering great customer experiences. Register for this free digital event and join us, 24th March at 9:30 am AEDT / 11.30 am NZ.