The Next Normal: Lessons from the C-Suite for Beyond the Pandemic
Innovation is the theme during Honeywell’s 2021 Tech Forum—Honeywell Beyond
Workers will return to offices.
Companies will reach sustainability targets faster than ever.
Innovation will drive our return to normal as vaccines are rolled out around the world and the pandemic eases.
Executives from across industries explore what the future holds during Honeywell Beyond—Tech Forum.
Register for the free event to hear the full discussions.
Here’s a preview of some of the conversations:
Returning to Offices in the Next Normal
How do leaders bring back thousands of employees to the workplace?
“Beyond just presenting a plan of health and safety measures, we have to understand the new normal,” said Valentin Neagu, head of property and facility management for Globalworth Romania. “We have to understand the psychological effects that has reshaped the mentality of the users during the last year.”
It starts with an assessment for clients on air quality, health and wellness monitoring. “It helps them understand what additional things they need to do related to air quality, health, and wellness monitoring, etc. So that as more and more people come back into the facility and the building that they're safe, they're well, they're welcomed and they feel comfortable being there.”
Innovating in Health Care
As vaccines became available, the logistical challenge of vaccinating thousands of people quickly and safely needed to be solved.
Through a partnership with Honeywell, Atrium Health successfully held those clinics at sites like the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bank of America stadium. “We were all so committed to a common cause, which is as many shots in arms as we could get,” Woods said.
Investing in Safety and Security
The recent hacking of a major pipeline drew attention to the risk of cyber threats to operational technology.
“We really have to think about one key word and that is mutations,” Lanza said. “Now we've heard that word a lot this year when it comes to COVID, but criminals mutate also just like viruses.”
Coleman added that the whole concept of defense in depth is critical. “When we're talking about protecting these systems, if nothing more than the fact that it provides additional speed bumps, that give us opportunities to detect that actor doing something bad. And I think that that's something that we always have to really consider across both of our IT and our OT environments.”
Sign up to explore the future of safety and security during the session, also featuring Honeywell Aerospace President and CEO Mike Madsen and Chase Carpenter, our Chief Information and Product Security Officer.
Creating Resilient Supply Chains
The pandemic showed that business continuity planning is critical, said Udo Lange, President and CEO of Federal Express Logistics. He discusses the future of Supply Chains with Nitin Chaudhary, senior vice president of technology from Fresh Direct, a leading online grocer.
Chadhary said the pandemic made it clear companies must invest in technology for digital collaboration and real-time network visibility. His takeaways include making supply chains more resilient and investing in advanced analytics and decision support system to improve supply forecast accuracy.
Achieving Sustainability Targets
Our General Counsel Anne Madden expands on our recent pledge to be carbon neutral in facilities and operations by 2035. She hosts an in-depth conversation on the future of sustainability P.J. Simmons, chairman of the Corporate Eco Forum, which he co-founded in 2007.
Simmons outlined the actions that decision makers should take in setting sustainability goals, including benchmarking against competitors and leveraging cross-functional leaders. Determine your company’s superpowers to unlock solutions the world needs that can drive innovation.