Industry Talks

Welcome to our series of cross-industry panel discussions exploring the impact of future trends


Upcoming event...

The impact of 5G

Date: Monday 27 January 2020
Location:  PwC, More London, London

With its superfast speeds, very low latency and increased capacity, 5G will revolutionise our lives - but what difference will it make for your business? 

Join us at the latest in our series of cross-industry discussions as we explore the opportunities and challenges of operating in a 5G world. We will look at how disruptive 5G is likely to be to existing business models across industries and how to best leverage its impact. We will also discuss whether it is better to be a leader or a follower in the 5G revolution.

  • Chair:
    Jass Sarai - PwC's Leader of Industry for Technology, Media and Telecommunications

  • Panel:
    Gerry McQuade - CEO, BT Enterprise
    Baroness McGregor-Smith CBE - Member of the House of Lords & Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee and former CEO of Mitie
    Robert Franks - MD, West Midlands 5G
    Adrianna Mangion - Senior Sector Director, Telco & Media, Microsoft
    Rolf Meakin - Telecommunications Consulting Leader, PwC

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Our Industry Talks events bring together a range of subject matter experts alongside industry insights and external client perspectives around market issues and opportunities that businesses are facing.

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The future of consumer experience

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Available to watch: On demand

As consumers become increasingly empowered and demanding of the businesses that serve them, how should businesses connect with them and adapt to meet their ever-changing needs, expectations and behaviours?

Tune in to our discussion where we explore the ingredients that could give business the ‘X factor’ when it comes to being in tune with what consumers want. We debate consumer expectations and explore the approaches and tools you should consider to not only survive, but thrive.

  • Chair:
    Lisa Hooker – PwC’s Leader of Industry for Consumer Markets
  • Panel:
    Judith Batchelar – Head of Sainsbury's Brand
    Volker Beckers  Chair of PwC's Advisory Council and former Group CEO and CFO of RWE npower
    Paul Chong – Head of International at ASAPP (an AI company specialising in customer interaction) and former EMEA Head of IBM Watson
    Megan Higgins – PwC’s Customer and Retail Analytics Lead and former Global Director of Business Intelligence at Burberry
    Colin Light – Digital Consulting Leader, Strategy& (part of the PwC network)
    Nikki Rimmington - Vice President and Chief Planning Officer at Aston Martin Lagonda

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“What you get from these discussions is a much richer understanding … not only from some of the industry experts, who are at the forefront of seeing what’s happening with trends and technology, but also getting a feel for what’s happening in other industries, and thinking about how you can apply those perspectives to what you do in your own industry and what you can take back.”

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Coming up in our series...

  • Industry Talks: The future of government

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Dan Schwarzmann

Head of Market Initiatives and Industries, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 7778 211 066

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