Introducing Paradigm Shift: Tradeshift’s brand new virtual experience

While our lives are on hold, our future is racing toward us. How will we work? How will we trade? How will we connect? 

These are the questions we’re all seeking to answer as we adjust to a new paradigm. And while we don’t have all the answers, we want to talk about these challenges and find a new path forward together. Because even when shift is not a choice, it’s always an opportunity.

Introducing Paradigm Shift, our new virtual event experience where over the course of five weeks, May 13 through June 10, we will gather for an hour each Wednesday to ask “what’s next” but also to explore the opportunities this shift has created. 

We’d love for you to join us. Register today.

5 weeks, 5 sessions, and a few surprises

Each week we’ll discuss, debate, learn, and connect in a series of sessions designed for virtual interaction. 

We’ll deliver insightful and actionable information in a variety of formats—from high-profile speakers to panel discussions to breakout sessions—designed for interaction.

Week 1 — May 13 — “The Keynote”

8 am PT | 11 am ET | 4 pm GMT | 5pm CET

Hear Kelly Leonard, EVP of The Second City, and Christian Lanng, Tradeshift’s CEO and co-founder, speak about how we’re rewriting our futures, and how we can adapt.

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Week 2 — May 20 — “The Debate”

8 am PT | 11 am ET | 4 pm GMT | 5pm CET

Join three panel-style sessions about what’s being invented—and un-invented—during the crisis. We’ll cover:

Digitizing the 99%: are we prepared for the work-from-home economy?

Business is getting done wherever it can these days–the guest room, the living room, or even the kitchen. Around the world, entire workforces are adjusting to remote work. It’s a great social experiment and it’s putting businesses’ digital preparedness to the test. Some are thriving but many are feeling the strain as legacy tools and processes built for ‘office life’ are coming apart at the seams. And it’s exposing that they’re only 1% into their digital journey. So what’s next? Does office life return to normal, or do businesses use this moment as a catalyst to go all in on digital transformation? And, if they do, are the digital tools available up to standard?  Join us as we debate the future of work and ask what’s now considered the digital standard. 

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One step back, two steps forward: is true sustainability suddenly within reach?

As offices, cities, and entire countries shut down, we’re getting a unique view into humanity’s impact on the environment. Suddenly, Los Angeles has the cleanest air in the U.S., India is seeing blue skies clearer than they have in years, and emissions in China have fallen by as much as 25 percent. It’s evidence that our environment is adaptable and that we may be able reverse the damage we’ve done to the planet. But can we sustain these changes once governments lift the lockdown? Is it possible to rebuild the economy without destroying the environment?  Only if enterprises lead the charge by rethinking business models and investing in their supply chains.  Join us as we ask if it’s possible. 

Moderator: Gerard Baker, Editor-at-Large, Wall Street Journal

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Single point of failure: why the supply chain is your company’s biggest weakness

Supply chains are showing their fragility as they buckle under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals are struggling to get the PPE supplies while key household staples like toilet paper are in demand. Should we be surprised? For years, enterprises have applied business school methodologies like just-in-time production to squeeze every last drop of efficiency—and cent—out of their supply chain. The result is that they’re painfully under-prepared to deal with disruption. So what’s the answer? How can businesses juggle the competing pressures of keeping costs down while also having the flexibility to deal with disruption? Join us as we explore how to rebuild the supply chain. 

Moderator: Gerard Baker, Editor-at-Large, Wall Street Journal

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Week 3 — May 27 — “The Lab”

8 am PT | 11 am ET | 4 pm GMT | 5pm CET

Break out for interactive sessions to learn how to apply these new lessons to your role and to hear from our customers, partners, and colleagues about how they’re navigating this shift.

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Breakout session #1 — Accounts Payable resilience: adapting processes in the remote era

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Breakout session #2 — Managing disruption: when the emergency plan becomes the playbook

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Breakout session #3 — Looking ahead at the Tradeshift product

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Week 4 — June 3 — “The Surprise”

8 am PT | 11 am ET | 4 pm GMT | 5pm CET

As the title suggests, this is one that will just have to wait. But we think you’ll find it useful, insightful, and, just maybe, a little off-kilter. 

Week 5 — June 10 — “The Happy Hour”

8 am PT | 11 am ET | 4 pm GMT | 5pm CET

We’ll wrap things up with a special closing speaker and a virtual happy hour. Because it’s not a business event without a few drinks—even virtually. Grow your network, be prepared for a few surprises, and expect something a bit different.

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Come and Join us

We hope that you’ll join us for the full event, or select sessions as your schedule allows. And in true Tradeshift fashion, we have a few tricks up our sleeves to make this a truly interactive, and surprising, virtual experience.

Register today to join Paradigm Shift

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