Last year, we reimagined Microsoft Envision as a digital series for senior business leaders from around the world and across industries to come together and discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities during these extraordinary times. Co-produced by Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft, the series builds on our long-standing strategic alliance to help clients overcome disruption and lead transformation in their industries.

In Season 1, we explored topics like digital resilience, unlocking employee potential, the importance of zero trust and the power of a growth mindset. Featured speakers included Avanade CEO Pamela Maynard; Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; barrister and human rights advocate Amal Clooney; comedian and host of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah; LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky; and NBA legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

What to expect in Season 2

Our upcoming season kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 5, and promises to be even better. Award-winning journalist Mariana Atencio will again join us as host, and we’ll focus on many of the big questions facing business leaders today, including:

  • How can we thrive during ongoing disruption?
  • How can we be a responsible organization and drive growth?
  • How will agility help our organization compete to win?
  • How can we accelerate innovation?
  • How can we future-proof our organization?

During Episode 1, we’ll share learnings that have enabled Accenture, Microsoft, and our customers to persevere over the past year and offer insights to apply to your own business. We’ll also hear from LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky on the “Great Reshuffle” now underway and how employees, leaders and organizations can navigate an unprecedented migration of talent.

Avanade Chief Marketing Officer Stella Goulet will speak with Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President of Industry, Apps and Data Marketing at Microsoft, about how the cloud can be used to help tackle climate change. Microsoft’s Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President of Business Applications and Platform, will be joined by Corey Sanders, Corporate Vice President of Commercial Solution Areas, to discuss the collaborative applications helping organizations and employees innovate in an era of flexible work.

In addition, Mala Anand, Corporate Vice President of Customer Experience and Success at Microsoft, will interview a special guest about how their organization is transforming the customer experience to increase competitive advantage.

Finally, Indra Nooyi — former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, an immigrant to the U.S. who was the first woman of color to run a Fortune 50 company — will talk with Accenture Intelligent Platform Services leader Emma McGuigan about Indra’s new book, “My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future” and what businesses and governments can do to support families and unleash economic potential.

Register for Microsoft Envision today

Microsoft Envision is free to attend. To register and explore on-demand content from prior episodes, visit We hope to see you there!

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