Bouncing forward: Leading digital transformation

Nonprofits and member associations have had to reconcile a rapid digital pivot with their event strategy due to the pandemic. Jay Brodsky, the CDO for The American Geophysical Union, was faced with the challenge of moving AGU2020, their signature event, from an in-person celebration of science and research to a virtual event, all without losing …


Bouncing forward: Change management and customer experience

Anyone who sits down with Sjaloom Verhagen, as I had the privilege to do on the most recent installment of Celerity’s Bouncing forward series on LinkedIn Live, will be immediately struck by her attentiveness to customer experience. A veteran of Marriott and the hospitality industry, Sjaloom has made a natural transition to healthcare, and now …


Bouncing forward

Last week, I got to sit down with Dan Murray, advisor at Quantum Metric and former CDO of Bed Bath & Beyond. Dan is whip smart and has worked on several massive ecommerce re-platformings for companies like Target and Sprint to name a few. As a true movie buff, Dan won our game of “who …


Bouncing forward

Recently, Anoop Warrier, former Head of Digital for SunTrust Bank, spent some time with me discussing digital transformation and leadership in the Age of the Customer—in banking and beyond. Our #LinkedInLIVE dialogue was wide-ranging and an insightful peek into the complex world of customer centricity in the financial services sector. Anoop shared insights into how …


Bouncing forward

The business world won’t be bouncing back from COVID-19. Instead, some businesses will “bounce forward” with the help of three key enablers. That’s the premise we cover in this LinkedIn LIVE discussion on how to achieve business resilience in an Age of Uncertainty. In this wide-ranging conversation, Celerity CEO Ken Quaglio and I explore the …


Engaged employees

In this era of rapid and unprecedented forced change, keeping employees engaged and connected is more difficult than ever. Celerity CEO Ken Quaglio and CFO Anne-Marie Evans share how Celerity is navigating these uncertain times on a recent episode of “WICT Wednesdays,” produced by the Baltimore/DC chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Ken and Anne-Marie …


Bouncing Forward

Celerity CEO Ken Quaglio joined the Pittsburgh Tech Council’s TechVibe podcast recently to discuss today’s three key business drivers and why “bouncing back” from challenges is no longer enough. Celerity believes you have to bounce forward with agility and responsiveness to succeed in this era of uncertainty. Ken also gives his take on which industry …


Effective leadership

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. —John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president There I was, excited about starting a new contract, being out in the field, learning how my client’s company works, traveling to partner sites, meeting new people, and envisioning …


The impact of coronavirus on the real estate ecosystem

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new definition for unprecedented times. This has been a forced change for all of us. If you are part of the real estate ecosystem—renter, buyer, seller or service provider— you are probably wondering, “What does this mean for me?” Like the 2008 financial crisis, this pandemic is creating issues …


Let your company values drive your WFH approach

These are certainly trying times for all of us. In the last few weeks you’ve heard from everyone from Dr. Phil to Dr. Dre on how to improve your mindset in these times and how to accomplish feng shui in your home office. Everyone approached Week 1 of a work-from-home labor force with great optimism …