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Five Strategic Imperatives for Surviving Disruption in the Post-COVID Economy

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In a new article published this week in MIT Sloan Management Review, Larry and his co-authors assess the impact of the global pandemic on continuing digital disruption. COVID-19, they conclude, has accelerated disruptive trends already well underway, in particular with regard to consumer demand for digital devices, networks, and services.

Businesses and other institutions hoping to survive, let alone thrive, in a post-COVID economy will need to accelerate efforts to embrace innovative virtual business practices, internally and externally.

The article offers five disruption imperatives, pragmatic strategies that leading enterprises have already adopted.

Learning from the COVID-19 Crisis

Larry and National Broadband Plan author Blair Levin published a white paper this week with the Aspen Institute on the Internet’s many contributions to managing the COVID-19 crisis. The authors propose an initiative to review remaining gaps in the digital transformation of business, a cross between the NBP and the 9/11 Commission. Read their recommendations here:

https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/the-internet-after-covid-19-will-we-mind-the-gaps/

What’s Holding Consumers Back from the Internet of Things?

In the current issue of Marketing Intelligence Review, Larry describes five common mistakes marketers and product developers are making in the nascent Internet of Things and how to solve them.

Given the multi-billion dollar potential for this new technology, overcoming these errors will be crucial for attracting wary consumers, who are already reacting poorly to security breaches, gimmicky products, and unbranded solutions.

The article can be read or downloaded from MIR.

Larry to speak on Internet regulation May 27th in D.C.

Larry will be moderating a panel discussion on Internet interconnection and the appropriate role for the Federal Communications Commission in regulating agreements between private networks.

The event, sponsored by the Progressive Policy Institute, is titled “Should the FCC Serve as the Internet’s Traffic Cop?” and takes place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. on May 27th, 2014 from noon until 2 PM.

Ruth Milkman, Chief of Staff for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, will give opening remarks.

Registration is free.