June’s live Cloud Wars Expo event featured dozens of industry leaders allowing the Acceleration Economy team access to the inner workings of the greatest growth market the world has ever known.
If you missed the Expo or just want to catch up on sessions you were not able to attend, then you’re in luck. We recorded more than 40 hours of education sessions from the event, which are available for free to Acceleration Economy subscribers. We’re also previewing the content in this series of Moments, which feature highlights from each session.
In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, excerpted from the main stage fireside chat, Bob Evans and Cirque du Soleil VP of IT Philippe Lalumiere discuss the pandemic’s forced adaptation of live events and Cirque du Soleil’s rapid digital transformation.
00:01 —The Covid-19 pandemic impacted every industry, but carried particularly devastating effects on the world of live entertainment.
00:40 — In less than a week, Cirque du Soleil dipped from operating the largest circus in the world and sporting more than $1 billion in annual revenue to no live shows at all and zero revenue.
01:15 — Even in the cases of bankruptcy of small business startups, operations generally continue through difficulty. For operations to cease entirely was an unprecedented challenge.
02:00 — Digitizing a business built on live performances came from quick, reactive transformation, which will be covered in an upcoming moment extracted from the Cirque du Soleil fireside chat at Cloud Wars Expo.
Access more than 40 hours of cloud education content featuring 100-plus speakers at Cloud Wars Expo On-Demand. All content is free to Acceleration Economy subscribers with an on-demand pass.