The Excellence in Leadership (EiL) summit is brought to you by The Business Transformation Network.
This year’s conference focuses on business transformation with an emphasis on people & technology leadership.
The Excellence in Leadership: Delivering Through Uncertainty summit will be led by world-class industry leaders giving insight into their organisations as they delve deeper into ways of thinking and working that can help to deliver excellence in the business.
“A diverse group of top quality speakers across 2 days. Enormously engaging, very insightful and some great ideas to take back to the office.”
Group HR Director – Cyient
Savoy Place is the home of the IET London which is the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
This classic building has been re-invented as a cutting-edge event venue and will play host over 2 days to 2 talk tracks on Delivering Through Uncertainty in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre and Maxwell Library with fantastic views across the Thames during breakout sessions.
Vice President, EMEA at Twitter
Bruce Daisley is the EMEA Vice President of Twitter and best-selling author of The Joy of Work. He joined the company in 2012 having previously run YouTube UK at Google. He has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.
Bruce runs the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture. Bruce's book The Joy of Work has been a smash hit, it was the Sunday Times number 1 business bestseller in spring 2019, the Financial Times made it Book of the Month.
VP, Product Development at Ascential
James is an experienced digital leader who has spent over 15 years transforming businesses, defining vision and strategy for new products, platforms and services, and recruiting and forming teams to design, build and operate these services for millions of customers. He is currently VP, Product Development at Ascential, the specialist, global information company that enables smart decision-making for business.
He is also the Founder of The Digital Discovery Group, helping people and companies achieve their full potential by focusing on the needs of their customers, colleagues and suppliers and has previously led digital, design and strategy teams at CPA Global, Tesco PLC, Government Digital Service and the BBC. James has a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from The University of Birmingham and lives in Warwickshire with his wife and three children.
NED at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Yetunde Hofmann is a Non-Executive Director on the global board of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is a member of their Audit Committee and Nominations Committee.
In 2018 She became the CIPD champion for the Middle East. An internationally accredited Integral Development Coach she is Managing Director of Synchrony Development Consulting which partners with organisations in the development and execution of change strategy, diversity and inclusion and the alignment of their people and organisation behind the way forward. She had a successful career as an HR Leader in FTSE 100 global companies including Imperial Brands, Unilever, Allied Domecq and Northern Foods. Her tenets are Love, Leadership and Results. A TEDx Speaker, Conference Chair and Speaker, Yetunde sits on the boards of a number of organisations such as Treatt PLC, The Education Development Trust (EDT) where she also Chairs their Remuneration Committee and Tomorrow's Company. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading's Henley Business School and is Founder of The Enjoyable Life Series - a Community Organisation designed to help men and women in all walks of life live their lives more enjoyably. In 2018 she was named one of the top 100 women in the UK to watch by the Cranfield University Female FTSE Board Report.
Her twitter handles are: @Yetundeh and @ENJLifeseries
Member of Parliament for Streatham
A solicitor by profession, Chuka studied English Law and French Law at the University of Manchester and then practiced employment law for just under a decade in the City and central London.
Following his election to Parliament, in June 2010 he was elected to serve on the Treasury Select Committee and in October 2010 was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party. In May 2011, Chuka became Shadow Minister for Small Business in Labour’s Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) team, and in October 2011 was promoted to lead that team and join the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Chuka held this post until September 2015 when he left the Shadow Cabinet by mutual agreement with Jeremy Corbyn.
In February 2019, he resigned the Labour whip to sit as an Independent MP due to Labour’s failure to provide opposition to Brexit and the culture of antisemitism and bullying it had developed.
Chuka is one of leading people of the People’s Vote campaign, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on EU Relations and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration.
He is seen as a leading figure on the centre-left of British politics and writes a weekly column for the Independent.
Group HR Director at Domestic & General
I am Group HR Director at Domestic & General (D&G), a world-class service organisation which provides 16 million customers in 14 countries with peace of mind. HR has an integral part to play in driving fundamental change in people and culture and we have made incredible progress. Since joining D&G in 2016, we have refocused our strategic priorities, pledged to live our values and put the customer at the heart of everything we do.
I have transformed HR into a critically important business partner, leading a revolutionary change programme that drives and motivates our workforce, optimises performance and attracts and retains the best talent.
With almost two decades in HR, I pride myself on maximising resource potential to create modern, scalable HR solutions that achieve efficiencies, as well as organisational and cultural change. Prior to D&G, I spent eight years at HSBC where, as Head of HR UK, I led large multidisciplinary teams across a highly successful, progressive people agenda.
Head of Telecom Core & Cloud, Sweden at Ericsson
Maria has been a leader within the Swedish Telecom vendor Ericsson for the last fourteen years. For most of those years heading up the development of software products for telecom core systems. A year and a half ago she moved into sales and service delivery of the Ericsson core system portfolio as Head of Telcom Core & Cloud, Digital Services.
During her professional career, the Telecom industry and the company has been through major changes. The common denominator for change, planned or unplanned, is that it deflects focus from defined business targets. Maria has developed a special interest in how to lead people and organizations to deliver everyday results, even while bigger changes are ongoing.
Prior to her employment with Ericsson, Maria worked as a consultant for AU-System, Teleca and Capgemini.
Global Director of People Development at Farfetch
Kim joined Farfetch, the online luxury fashion platform, in 2018 as Global Director of People Development. She previously spent 11.5 years at Google multiple divisions including Learning & Development, and most recently the Cloud team, where she was Global Practice Head for Customer Change and Culture.
She is an expert in change management, the psychology and neuroscience of change, digital transformation, organisational culture, leadership, innovation and high performing teams.
She has had articles published in The Economist and Forbes and is a regular guest lecturer at London Business School and Imperial College London.