Resilience [noun] rɪˈzɪliəns; the ability of people or things to recover quickly after something unpleasant, such as shock, injury, etc. 

Oxford Dictionary


In recent months, many organisations have declared their intention to build a more resilient business. As Global Systems Integrators we have become only too aware of the fragility of our clients’ businesses and that of our own. And yet, very few business leaders understand the road to resilience. What is the model? What are the measures? And what role does technology play in critical areas such as supply chain, security, systems and networks? 



Helping us explore these questions is John Volanthen. John was at the centre of one of the most inspiring stories of resilience in recent times – the rescue of the Thai football team from flooded caves in July 2018. John and his partner, Richard Stanton, orchestrated the rescue in a very dynamic arena. His story is one of adaptability, expertise and leadership in a continuously changing environment. We will ask “what can we learn from this example of resilience?”



Today more than ever, resilience equates to revenue, risk and reputation. Even survival. How can we help our clients thrive in 2021? 

Keynote Speaker: John Volanthen

John Volanthen is a World Record-Holding British caver who played a leading role in the 2018 Tham Luang Thailand Cave Rescue. He has been at the forefront of cave exploration since combining caving and diving over 20 years ago and has been involved in a number of incidents including the recovery of Paul Esser, the Gliesion Colliary flooding and the search for Eric Estable in the Ardeche. John has been awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze medal and was one of TIME magazine’s “Heroes of the Year” in 2018.

Who Should Attend?

Senior executives within the largest Global Systems Integrators who are directly involved in client problem solving via the creation, sales or delivery of technology solutions.


Attendance is capped to ensure every participant is able to contribute. The meeting is only open to invited participants or those who has been referred by a colleague or our partner, Verizon.



Verizon is a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way enterprise organisations and our partners deliver the promise of the digital world.

What is the experience?

All of our virtual roundtables are focused, collaborative and informative. As a participant you join via video and – thanks to a keynote speaker and moderated discussion – take away actionable ideas to implement within your business and with your clients.


Prior to the virtual meeting taking place, each attendee is interviewed to understand their interests and perspective. Those who register early will also contribute towards the insight report, which will be published prior to the virtual meeting and will be the focus of the discussion.

Webinar experience

The Team

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James Harris

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Philippa Brown

Club Director

Henry Owen

Research Director

Will Russell

Research Director

Ted Sami

Research Director
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Elle Brasier

Operations Manager

If you have a question about attendance, please contact me:


Philippa Brown

Club Director, Digital Edge Club


Tel: +44 (0) 20 3322 6788


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