Time: 11:40 - 12:40
In Conversation: "Digital Inclusion"
Amanda Mackenzie is the Chief Executive of Business in the Community, taking up the post in October 2016.
Before starting at The Prince's Responsible Business Network, BITC, Amanda sat on Aviva's Group Executive for eight years as CMO. During her tenure, she spent 18 months on secondment to Film Director and Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis & team as Executive Advisor / Chair for 'Project Everyone', launching The UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Amanda is a graduate of London University and Insead. She has over 25 years of commercial experience, including Director roles at British Airways Airmiles, British Telecom, HP and British Gas. She was a non-executive director of Mothercare Plc. and sat on the audit committee.
She was on the board of the National Youth Orchestra for ten years and was a member of Lord Davies' steering group to increase the number of women on boards.
Amanda is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow and Past President of the Marketing Society. She received an OBE in 2014.
Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, at Business In The Community will chair a panel discussion, which will focus on how we can create an inclusive digital world.
Digital transformation is providing a significant opportunity to drive growth and prosperity for the betterment of both business and citizens. It also offers the chance to reduce poverty and inequalities, improve livelihoods and enable us to better manage growth on a finite planet.
However, this digital transformation also presents challenges to society. Some forecasts suggest that as many as ten million jobs (35 per cent of today’s UK workforce) could be lost due to automation by 2035 alone. And the negative impacts of reduced face-to-face interactions and hyper-connectivity are only just starting to be understood.
Amanda will be joined by senior business leaders to discuss the role of responsible businesses in this digital era. They will discuss how we can work together to benefit fully from the opportunities provided by digital transformation.