Skip to main content

Public Events

Covid-19 and business technology adoption

Various Speakers, joint with the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID)


Tuesday 24 November 2020 14:00 - 15:15

ONLINE

About this event

At this event we will be discussing what we know about the barriers to technology adoption and how policy can address these, in the context of Covid-19.

Download programme: Covid-19 and business technology adoption

Download slides: presentations

 

This is an invitation-only event bringing together stakeholders from policy, industry and academia with shared interests in these topics.

John Van Reenen will set out the importance of the adoption of new technology and management practices for improving the productivity and resilience of UK firms; Anna Valero will present key findings from the new CEP-CBI survey on business technology adoption in response to Covid-19; and Tera Allas will present the results from the recent Be the Business & McKinsey report: The UK's Technology Moment.

These short presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion chaired by Rain Newton-Smith which will be focused on what we know about the barriers to technology adoption, and how policy can address these - noting also the impact on workers - and the extent to which Covid-19 has changed things. Henry Overman will provide some closing remarks.