Social Media and Digital transformation: Conversation in Crisis

This event is completed.

Registration is now closed.
Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time 18:30 - 22:00
Speaker(s) Elizabeth Linder, Founder of Conversational Century and Senior Consulting Fellow, Chatham House. Public spokeswoman in the fields of digital diplomacy, soft power, and changing patterns of leadership and decision making in the 21st century

Against the backdrop of sweeping political changes, from the rise of Emmanuel Macron to the fall of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth will give us a global tour-de-force on how the technology revolution is changing our expectations of leaders today - and where we go from here. Elizabeth will draw from her unique perspective in the heart of the spaces where social media and societies coalesce and collide.  

Her experience comes from today’s most successful tech companies – Google, YouTube, and Facebook. As Facebook’s first Politics & Government Specialist – often referred to in the far corners of the globe as “The Facebook Lady,” Elizabeth trained more than forty parliaments, scores of elected officials, hundreds of diplomats, and dozens of civil society leaders. Her experience ranges from the U.S. State Department TechCamp program in Iraq, Palestine, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan; to heads of state offices in Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates and the Democratic Republic of Congo; to the European Parliament, Commission, and Council, NATO, and the Royal Households of Europe and the Middle East.  

Elizabeth’s Media appearances include the BBC, CNN, CNBC Arabia, Haaretz, and Wired. She is a Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House, where she is designing and building Chatham House’s Connectivity Initiative from the ground up.



Member: CHF 0.00
IMD Alumni: CHF 60.00
Guest: CHF 60.00

Venue IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 34
Auditorium M100
1001 Lausanne
Dress Code Business Casual
Registration Deadline Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Contact Laetitia - Club Secretary
Phone 079 446 92 67

Contact Us


Mr. Edward Maertens
Club President

IMD Alumni Club Switzerland - Lausanne
Mrs. Laetitia Jobin
Club Secretary
c/o SAGEsolution
Ch. du Tabousset 40
CH-1040 Echallens



Re-energize your business and yourself

Get the full breadth of business topics and trends you need to stay successfully ahead. 30+ hot topics, fully customizable schedule and networking opportunities with 350+ top executives.

Learn more
IMD Alumni Club of Switzerland - Lausanne