PROGRAM & TOPICS – 6TH GHANA CEO SUMMIT

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE THEME

“DIGITAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: Leading Digital Business and Government Transformation. A Public-Private Sector CEO Dialogue & Learning”

What you need for surviving digital transformation is not digitally savvy leaders.

Digital leadership is about empowering others to lead and creating self-organized teams that optimise their day-to-day operations. Leadership is no longer hierarchical – it needs participation, involvement and contribution from everyone.

74% of 1,254 global business executives surveyed state that they have a digital strategy, but only 15% believe they have the necessary capabilities and skills to execute that strategy according to Forrester research.

The data suggests that globally, leaders are not ready for digital leadership.

To build Your Digital DNA, organisations should move from ‘doing’ digital to ‘being’ digital.

Today, leaders need to deal with unprecedented changes and an unpredictable and challenging future due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This revolution is driven by the advent of new technologies. In such a world, leadership will play a bigger role than ever. Leaders will have to create and show the way forward amid transitions, disruptions, chaos and ambiguity.
Management at all levels is already facing monumental, non-digital change and disruption from a variety of other sources including demographic shifts, environmental issues, regulatory controls, reputational risks and global economic turmoil. The leader leading in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world is already the overwhelmed leader, and it’s not worthy to make it more so.

Digital alone is no more or less transformational or threatening than any of these other forces. Therefore, what a leader needs to bring to the table to deliver this digital transformation is also what leaders need to leverage to drive change in all contexts.

Being myopic about ‘digital’ risks building organisations that are pointing the wrong way to take advantage of winds of change from other directions.

Digital transformation requires top to bottom organisational transformation, which requires leaders who are willing and able to leverage digital to innovate, fail fast and drive value. The argument is that the question is not really about digital at all; but the issue strikes at the core of leadership itself.

The digital explosion reforms the business landscape across all sectors. It challenges the core of the business, its strategies, processes, operating models, margins, routes to market and customer relationships.

A defensive, rear guard action to fend off the threat will not secure long-term strategic advantage in this new world; businesses that do not foster and develop their digital capability will find market share and profitability rapidly undermined.

The question is, are your leaders equipped to drive digital transformation? With increasing volatility, uncertainty, change and ambiguity caused by this revolution, do you ask how you can even begin to answer that question?
With the pace of disruption driven by the digital revolution, how can you even begin to know how to address that question?

GAIN FRESH PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIC INSIGHTS ON THE LATEST BUSINESS TRENDS GLOBALLY

The GHANA CEO SUMMIT has consistently provided the ideas, perspectives and inspiration to help Ghanaian business leader take their organization to the next level.

Be inspired by an exceptional line-up of 100 + renowned speakers.

Engage with industry leaders and experts on the issues most relevant to today’s global investors.

Learn from world-class consultants and experts on how to navigate your company’s greatest challenges.

INSIGHTS – PLENARY, CASES, TOPICS & EXPERT PRESENTATIONS

Explore the Latest Strategies, Trends, Research and Analysis.

PRESIDENTIAL DIALOGUE SESSION

Dialogue with H. E. The President of the Republic of Ghana on important issues ranging from resetting of the economic development agenda, public sector leadership, Business Regulatory Reforms, Social inclusion to digital economy agenda of government.
A conversation on Digital Economy Agenda of the Government.

DIGITAL ECONOMY PLENARY SESSION

“DIGITAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: Leading Digital Business and Government Transformation. A Public-Private Sector CEO Dialogue & Learning”

What you need for surviving digital transformation is not digitally savvy leaders.

Digital leadership is about empowering others to lead and creating self-organized teams that optimise their day-to-day operations. Leadership is no longer hierarchical – it needs participation, involvement and contribution from everyone.

74% of 1,254 global business executives surveyed state that they have a digital strategy, but only 15% believe they have the necessary capabilities and skills to execute that strategy according to Forrester research.

The data suggests that globally, leaders are not ready for digital leadership.

To build Your Digital DNA, organisations should move from ‘doing’ digital to ‘being’ digital

In 2021 and beyond, the Ghana CEO Summit seeks through its Accelerating Digital Transformation themed programs to support the conversations and collaborations among the CEOs and Business Leaders who are redefining digital business transformation as an engine of future value for their organisations and society. To make this happen, coordinating public and private initiatives is key. But what should the governments and companies focus on exactly? And what can we expect from the various stakeholders’ in the digital ecosystem? How will digital transformation revitalize Ghana’s business & economic growth? What are the economic policies needed in line with the new global dynamics? What are these game-changing technologies? How are these technologies changing the face of business, government and society? Are we prepared for these changes? How does the Government plan to accelerate the digital transformation of the public sector? What are the new ways for government and business leaders to understand, measure and manage digital transformation strategies to drive growth & competitiveness?

CEO BUSINESS CASE PLENARY SESSION.

CEO Business Case: Radically Transforming your Business/ CEO Business Case: Becoming an African Multinational Company.

In this session, selected accomplished CEOs will share and explain how they strategized and executed corporate strategies in many African countries. And how they tackled the cultural, human and logistical challenges that bedeviled such expansions and growth. The opportunities for growth in Africa are still very high, that makes this session important

MINISTERIAL & PUBLIC SECTOR CEOS DIALOGUE SESSION

Fostering A High-Level Public-Private Sector Dialogue The Ghana CEO Summit provides a unique platform for Governments, CEOs for State Owned Enterprises to deepen their strategic relationships with the business community (CEOs, investors) and to boost the dialogue with the private sector, development agencies and financial institutions.

A Public-Private Sector dialogue on Ministerial Policy Outlook, Impact on the ease of doing business, Business Regulatory Reforms, Corruption Crisis, Public Sector Leadership and Technology towards a solution-oriented policy framework. A voluntary collaboration between government & business.

THE ECONOMY & EASE OF DOING BUSINESS PLENARY SESSION.

Resetting Ghana’s Economy & Improving the Ease of Doing Business.

A Public-Private Sector dialogue on Ghana’s Economic Outlook, Ease of doing business, Business Regulatory Reforms, Corruption Crisis, Public Sector Leadership and Technology towards a solution-oriented policy framework. A voluntary collaboration between government & business.

WOMEN CEO PLENARY SESSION – Women, Leadership and the Post-Pandemic World.

Women in the New World of Work.

AI and task automation will significantly transform the services and administration sectors, two traditionally female-dominated industries. What approaches could be implemented to develop a winning strategy for women at the new frontier of work?

Building an ecosystem for women in Fourth Industrial Revolution jobs

Promoting lifelong learning in STEM and computing

Incentivizing risk-taking and competitive pay.

As part of the Women CEO Panel Discussion, The Women CEO Leadership Network will be launched at the Summit.

THE BOARDROOM – CORPORATE GOVERNANCE PLENARY SESSION
DIGITAL LEADERSHIP BOARDROOM.

GHANA HEALTHCARE PLENARY SESSION

TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE WITH SOFTWARE AND AI AS A MEDICAL DEVICE

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies have the potential to transform health care by deriving new and important insights from the vast amount of data generated during the delivery of healthcare every day. Medical device manufacturers are using these transformative technologies to innovate their products to better assist health care providers and improve patient care.

One of the greatest benefits of AI/ML in software resides in its ability to learn from real-world use and experience, and its capability to improve its performance. This fast-developing field of software and AI as a medical device has an important and high-impact role to play in the transformation of healthcare. Applications of AI as medical devices can range from screening to diagnosis, to treatment, and to the management of chronic conditions. Regulatory measures will have to be updated to protect patient safety and to take full account of these fast-moving technological advances.

Join this session to:

Explore the latest challenges and opportunities posed by software and AI as a medical device

Hear fresh expert insights into the legislation of software and AI medical devices and their applications in healthcare

Learn about the relevant issues of transparency and accountability, including data considerations that are especially relevant to AI medical devices.

MAKING THE DIGITAL SHIFT TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACROSS AFRICA/ GHANA

Making the digital shift to sustainable growth across Africa/ Ghana
Innovative digital technologies can help businesses tackle climate change and promote sustainable development. But what should Africa digital leaders focus on first?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues represent critical challenges for today’s leaders. They have become even more important given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent COP 26 meeting. As a result, digital leaders must more closely scrutinize their role in society and their responsibilities to a broader range of stakeholders so they can respond effectively to a significant shift in attitudes. Today, employees want the company they work for to take a position on social issues, customers are increasingly making choices in the marketplace based on sustainability, and Regulators are also becoming interested in ESG. Then there is the critical investor space, with shareholders in the vanguard of the movement for ESG adoption.

Join this session to learn more from industry experts:
Why ESG issues can be material to the performance of the business
Why clear metrics, communications and reporting are key to different stakeholders
How CEOs can align the business to drive purposeful activity.

THE DIGITAL LEADERSHIP AGENDA FOR 2022

The world’s centre of gravity is shifting to Africa, but how will it shape the future of digital innovation and how will it lead?

What’s next for Ghana’s/ Africa digital journey post Covid-19?

How technology is transforming society across Africa and the way in which people work

What current digital and social trends teach us about how the market may develop

How hybrid working is the way forward for the future of work

CEO SURVEY: Doing business in Ghana a survey of CEOs.

Ghana CEO Summit presents the findings of a survey of CEOs from various sectors of the economy. It examines their views of the economy, prospects for revenue growth and the key opportunities and challenges facing businesses today.

CEO Perspectives: How are leaders responding to the disruptions and opportunities wrought by the Pandemic? Hear from the CEO audience.

CEO Talk: Regional integration, global economic tensions, geographic expansion: some of Ghana’s top CEOs share their insights and make recommendations on how best to address such challenges and keep their businesses growing.