Globinar: Digital Transformation in Industry 4.0

Date: May 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber


Globinar on Digital Transformation in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is redefining how companies compete in today’s digital economy. In this context, Digital Transformation (DT) risk remains business leaders' No.1 concern. 70% of DT initiatives fail and in 2018 alone, $900bn of the $1.3trn spent on DT was wasted.

However, whilst the majority of transformation expertise and advisory is focused on large corporations, how can SMEs learn to extract greater value from technology, and use technology to transform their companies and remain competitive in this era of advanced technologies? Learn more on how Industry 4.0 can work for your business, including reducing risk.

Physical locations:

  • Metro Phoenix: Skysong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, Room 335D, Building 1, 7:45am-9:00am PST


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Rebecca Bachmann - Spire Strategy

  • Matthew Hoffer - Spire Strategy

00:30 – Demo & Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke, CEO/Founder of Global Chamber


Speaker Biographies

Rebecca Bachmann - Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Spire Strategy. Rebecca carries extensive experience in strategy and technology, having used her expertise in crisis management, strategic advisory, and negotiations for government agencies, think tanks, and Fortune 500 companies. 

Rebecca has previously worked at Strategy& and the U.S. Department of State before co-founding two strategy and investment firms. She has studied at Stanford University and Harvard Law School and holds degrees in Psychology and Law.

She currently serves as the Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Spire Strategy, a Swiss strategic advisory, technology and boutique investment firm that she co-founded.


Matthew Hoffer - Managing Partner at Spire Strategy. Matthew specialises in simplifying complexity. He collaborates with and advises leadership teams from the public and private sectors on strategy and digital transformation, particularly how technology can add value across organisational structures. Matthew currently serves as Managing Partner at Spire Strategy, which he co-founded. 

Matthew has lived, worked and travelled in every continent and has almost 20 years of leadership experience in corporate strategy, finance, tech advisory and government affairs, including at JPMorgan Investment Bank in London where he worked in the cross-asset structured derivatives desk and most recently at the World Economic Forum, where he was a Global Leadership Fellow and oversaw government affairs for the Middle East.

Matthew holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®Doug is founder/CEO of Global Chamber®, the only chamber of commerce that helps members grow anywhere and everywhere from hundreds of locations around the world. Our mission is to make doing business across metros and borders as simple as selling across the street, through warm connections, events, information, technology and more. Doug was born in Mt. Kisco, New York and is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore. He has worked in nearly every market segment and has traveled to over 60 countries. Doug is a member of the Arizona District Export Council and is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

About Global Chamber®: Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world... connecting members businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC.