Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

June 3-4, 2021
IMD NEXUS members only
Digital Ethics: Where Digital Transformation Meets Sustainability

One impact of COVID-19 has been the widespread acceleration of digital transformation. However, because of the need to quickly respond to the pandemic, important aspects of digital ethics and sustainability are being overlooked, such as ethical data and AI practices, digital diversity and inclusion, and the impact of digital practices on the physical environment.

In our aim to support the implementation of sustainability into the core of all elements of an organization, we are proud to present this Discovery Event on Digital Responsibility.

Part I: Corporate Digital Responsibility for Competitive Advantage with Prof. Öykü Işik

Data Privacy and Cyber Security
This event discusses how to be proactive about cybersecurity, privacy, and ethics to create digital resilience in an organization, and the advantages of seeing these as an opportunity rather than a burden. We will address these elements:

  • Understanding the cyber security threats that organizations are exposed to
  • Learning how to communicate them effectively to the rest of the leadership team or the board
  • Recognizing the new consumer trends in privacy and what the GDPR means for businesses
  • Learning how to incorporate privacy into the design of products and processes, and how privacy by design constitutes the core of GDPR.

Part II: Digital Responsibility for Competitive Advantage with Prof. Mike Wade

Digital Ethics and Sustainability
This event will seek to define the relevant aspects of digital ethics and sustainability for organizations, provide examples of how they are being managed, and suggest strategies to deal with them more effectively. We will address these elements:

  • The risks and opportunities associated with responsible digital practices
  • How digital tools, such as apps and AI, can be developed and managed ethically
  • How digital ethics and sustainability practices can be organized and managed within an organization
  • How digital ethics and sustainability can be used as competitive differentiators

Target audience:

For executives and leaders who have the responsibility of digital & data-driven initiatives; for marketing and business development professionals interested in using customer data for value creation.


Thursday, June 3rd
09:00 - 10:15 (CEST) 15:00 - 16:15 (HKT)
Session 1: Resilience in Response: Best Practices in Cyber Incident Response
Introducing today’s most prevalent cyber threats, threat actors behind them, and how to respond in case of an incident.

10:30 - 11:45 (CEST) 16:30 - 17:45 (HKT)
Session 2: Privacy and Security by Design
Using a hypothetical case regarding a mobile app design, assessing the privacy implications proactively and discussing best practices

11:45 - 12:00 (CEST) 17:45 - 18:00 (HKT)
Session 3: Session conclusion and key take-aways. Finishing the session with key learnings

Friday, June 4th
09:00 - 10:15 (CEST) 15:00 - 16:15 (HKT)
Session 1: The Intersection of 2 Megatrends: What Happens when Sustainability meets Digitization?

10:30 - 11:00 (CEST) 16:30 - 17:00 (HKT)
Session 2: Interactive session with Rob Price, former Head of Digital for Atos, Canopy, and Worldline and founder of

11:00 -12:00 (CEST) 17:00 - 18:00 (HKT) 
Session 3: How to build Corporate Digital Responsibility for Competitive advantage

Oyku Isik

Professor of Digital Strategy and Cyber Security
Michael Wade

Professor of Innovation and Strategy Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation



Thursday, June 3, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021




*This event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]