The world is changing; therefore, we must adapt to proactively continue to chart a course of finding ways to work together in the post-corona virus environment we face now and in the future.
Notable in this is the dividing into groups, away from globalization, driven by geo-political pressures. President Macron of France, in the March 2022 Versailles EU conference, called for "strategic autonomy" for Europe as a mechanism to become less reliant on others — when it comes to everything from its own security to the supply of semiconductors.
De facto, the world will gravitate into several finite trading blocks with linkages to each other but where “trust” will be earned and must be maintained.
Simultaneously the world of industrial partnerships has changed dramatically, all the way from technical alliances to go-to-market strategies.
The world now exceeds 2 million companies that could be defined as channel partnering entities. The next decade will be all about creating blended ecosystems encompassing alliance ecosystems, channel partnerships, and marketplace participation.
In a reality where the only constant changes devising a strategy for the future is not easy.
- The future of alliances & partnerships within Cybersecurity, AI, and the Cloud.
- Private Public Partnering that works.
- Ensuring Alliance Success.
- Effective Partner Marketing.
- Designing Strategies for the next five years.
- Automation & RPA in Channel & Alliance Management.
These are the type of issues that will be explored by the members of this Council. We expect to create member events and share information regularly.
Each council will also vote for four UN Sustainable Development Goals to discuss one at each quarterly session and brainstorm on how partnerships can help achieve the goals and what each member can do to influence this success.
“The macro-economics of the new geopolitical reality means that the private sector will have to rely on new partnerships and alliances within the industry and with the public sector in order to thrive. We are still, relatively speaking, at the dawn of structured human collaboration, and this Council on Partnerships & Alliances has its work cut out; we need to rethink it all in the light of symbiotic economic ecosystems.”