The Open Web Reimagined

How Watershed Events Force Digital Transformation

Abe Brewster


Monty Mullig

President, IfThen

Josh Koenig

Head of Product & Co-Founder

JP Mangalindan

Writer & Journalist (Moderator)

About this webinar:

Social distancing and remote work are accelerating our understanding of what the internet can do, who it can serve, and the extent to which it can perform. Join Monty Mullig, President at digital agency IfThen, Abe Brewster, CTO at local news network, and Josh Koenig, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Pantheon,  as they reimagine what's possible during this period of digital transformation.

Monty, who led the team at during 9/11,  started the conversation about digital transformation with Pantheon a few months ago. His recent article shows how 9/11 taught the team at the true peak of site traffic — double what they'd previously estimated and 20x the daily average. This rapid wall of traffic forced his team to adopt new capabilities in record time, leading to permanent and sustainable change in their operations. He predicts COVID-19 will force similar adaptations across all industries, at unprecedented pace.

Digital transformation in 2020 looks different than it did in 2001, but the media is again affected — this is where Abe comes in. The team at has seen huge growth in site traffic since the beginning of COVID-19, as people turn to local sources to find information to keep them safe and informed during such a fast-moving situation. 

Stay tuned for how technology is changing permanently, and experiences are changing forever, in the face of COVID-19. 

Moderated by JP Mangalindan: JP Mangalindan is a technology journalist whose work has appeared in many print and online publications over the last 18 years, including Fortune Magazine, GQ Magazine, New York Magazine, Protocol, Mashable, Yahoo Finance, Entertainment Weekly, and Teen People.


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