Learn how to recruit, organise and lead a high-performing digital team that will transform the ability of your organisation to deliver world-class products:
Hear real-world examples that you can utilise to better understand:
Jamie Crummie (CEO at Too Good to Go)
Lindsey Noakes (Co-Founder at Gather)
Alex Stephany (CEO & Co-Founder at Beam)
This panel-led discussion will look at the way of making transformation programmes stick and will follow 3 key talking points:
How do you ensure a new programme will deliver long term value to a business and its stakeholders?
How can we maintain a focus on value throughout the transformation journey?
How can we ensure continued value after the transformation is completed?
Ian Jones - Director of Business Transformation at The Royal Mail
Emer Wynne - Exec Managing Director at The Emergent Organisation
Ashley Braganza - Professor of Organisational Transformation at Brunel University
Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can they be fixed? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks, and why do people swear by them?
6 'Ted-style' Digest sessions
Suzie Lewis - Managing Director at Transform for Value
Sam Rope - Group HR Director at Wilson James Group
Harvey Neve - Head of Digital Products and Transformation at Public Health England
Tom Bryant - MD & Founder at TFB Consulting
Manjuri Sinha - Global Senior Team Lead (Technology TA) at Zalando
Helen Baxter - Global Head of Talent Management at IQEQ
Nicole Reading - Global Internal Communications Director
Kehinde Oluwo - EMEA Head of Talent and Global Performance Management Leader at FIS
This panel session will feature 3 experts:
Daniel Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Elements Talent Consultancy. He founded the business in 2009 and first piloted the concept of Embedded Talent Consultancy 6 years later.
He is a passionate advocate of the true value of excellent talent acquisition professionals and is on a mission to change perceptions of an industry which has traditionally been characterised by low standards and a consequent lack of trust.
Disruption today is constant, and organizations must adapt faster, better and stronger to survive. Change, however, can be cumbersome and the benefits often unrealized. Against this backdrop, OD has evolved. OD needs to enhance workforce productivity and effectiveness to deliver strategy. OD needs to leverage data to proactively identify opportunities, and guide design decisions. In this session we introduce Org Planning and Analysis (OP&A): a new model for OD that’s making waves. As a natural partner to FP&A in Finance, this is capability in forecasting and planning that connects the organization to ever-changing business needs.
This panel session will be led by expert transformation professionals:
Ketan Patel - UK Operations Director at Change Management Institute
Ben Hutchinson - Head of Business Change at Thales
Adam Hembury - Transformation Director at Gunbury Limited
Professor Peter Saville
Professor Peter Saville is the world’s leading authority on psychometric measurement and is widely acknowledged as the ‘Assessment Guru’. He is the founder of 10x Psychology, the third business that he has launched in this field. This informative session will provide a unique opportunity to hear Peter talk about the impact that his solutions have had on business performance over the last 50 years, across geography, industry, and role. He will share his insights into how his work has helped organisations to achieve strategic goals through identifying the characteristics of outstanding individual contribution.
Peter will be joined on stage by Oliver Anderson, Chief Product Officer from 10x Psychology. Peter and Oliver will also showcase recent work that the 10x Psychology team have delivered that demonstrates the business impact that can be achieved through marginal gains in employee performance.
The board room is changing. Women, technologists and people leaders are joining boards as Non-Executive Director bringing diverse perspectives whilst gaining experience to propel their exec careers forward. We will hear the stories of three impressive female leaders who have navigated the Non-Exec journey to the boardroom. It will provide you with insight into what the Non-Exec role is, how you can get your first Non-Exec role and the skill sets you already possess to be a success, as well as looking at how the NED can influence and support leadership in an organisation during periods of change and uncertainty.
The panel will be chaired by Nadine Thomson and will consist of 3 established NED's:
Introduced by Jean-Baptiste Coutant, Head of B2B at Nespresso Professional.
In this session, Nigel will discuss IBM's perspective for AI in the context of Human Resources; using examples from IBM's own digital transformation of HR, where AI is a centerpiece, he will highlight areas of rapid ROI from the use of AI in talent acquisition and learning with emphasis on technology that truly achieves business outcomes.
Nigel will also lead a discussion on the ethics of using AI in HR, and how AI strategies should be guided by the organisation's values, principles and purpose; referencing IBM's own journey on how it has used behavioral science principles and practices built into the design process to operationalise AI solutions in HR.
To close Nigel will lead the group in a discussion on how AI helps to minimise the effect of human biases in our HR decision making, and can ultimately lead to accurate, faster data driven outcomes, that augment HR teams' effectiveness and ultimately benefits the applicant and employee experience.
Uncertainty is our (business) friend as clients look for stability and support in the face of challenging market conditions. Our challenge is how do we deliver the certainty of stability and support when we ourselves are subject to the same disruptive elements; Digitisation & Technology, Funding, Regulation, Political/Economic/Societal/Employment
However, rather than focus on managing uncertainty, let’s flip 180 degrees and ask a different question, How do we negate the impact of uncertainty and focus on what we know, creating certainty for our colleagues, clients and contribution?
Just as personnel shifted to HR in the 1980’s, it is now evolving into a ‘People’ function. Sage's research uncovers insights from 500+ HR leaders on how they’re dealing with these changes – and how they’re using technology to get ahead.
This panel session will be led by the following experts:
Sainsbury’s Group Head of Recruitment, Jon Warwick, oversees over 70,000 hires a year across multiple brands in one of the UK’s best-known Retailers.
‘Inclusion is something that is truly baked-in to everything we do at Sainsbury’s, and having worked in a number of other organisations it was clear how authentic and appreciated by all colleagues the approach was. However it was soon obvious that doing the right thing was not always enough, and our recruitment processes and decisions were still having an adverse impact and blocking our progress. This talk looks at how we have started to unlock potential and make even more inclusive hiring decisions, including some of the trails, mistakes, learnings and changes we have made along the way’