Agenda

8:45 - 9:00AM

Welcome

9:00am
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Bruce Daisley

The Joy of Work

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?

9:45am
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James Thornett

Building a World-class Digital Team in your Company

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:

  • where to start if all of your tech expertise is currently outsourced or offshore
  • how to ensure your digital team are embraced by the existing business
  • ensuring the digital team are commercially focussed and provide a return on your investment
  • how to scale up and grow your in-house digital capability

9:45am

No Stopping the Start-Up: Using Technology for Good

Jamie Crummie

Lindsay Noakes

Alex Stephany

 

10:15am
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Chris Saunders

Shaping our future, together - The 170 year journey of Boots

10:15am

Is it Inevitable that Transformation Programmes Lose Momentum?

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?

 

Panelists:

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

10:45am

Break

11:00am
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Chuka Umunna

Uncertainty: The Impact on Businesses & Politics

11:45am
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Andrew Fox

Evil Walks: Conscious Capitalism

11:45am
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Keith Pritchard

Readying our People for the Future in a VUCA World

12:15pm
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Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth

Building a BBC Culture: What our Employees Wanted Through Cultural Transformation

12:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Nicole Reading

Chris Barrett

EIL Digest

6 'Ted-style' Digest sessions

  • Communicating with a diverse, deskless workforce - Bob Cotton OBE (Former Chief Executive of BHA)
  • Growing our tech teams for the future - Simon Prior (QA Programme Manager at Camelot)
  • Intelligent Disobedience: Transformation Leadership Lessons from how we train our Guide Dogs - Guy Butler (Transformation & Strategy Executive at Guide Dogs)
  • Leading through uncertainty – applying one rule and three questions - Rob Cross (Founder at Muru Leadership)
  • Roderic Yapp (Director at Leadership Forces)

 

2:30pm

Nicole Reading

Chris Barrett

Transformation: Bridging the gap between human and digital

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

2:30pm
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Thomas Davies

The Role of the People and Culture in Transforming Organisations

3:00pm

Break

3:15pm
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Will Cook

3:15pm
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Aaron Alburey

The Power of Digital Leadership - The Role of HR

3:45pm
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Kim Wylie

Thriving Through Uncertainty: The Neuroscience of Change & Leadership

8:45 - 9:00AM

Welcome

9:00am
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Tony Cooke

9:45am
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Nick Ulycz

Transforming HR

9:45am

Is Technology the New Employee Engagement?

Manjuri Sinha - Global Senior Team Lead (Technology TA) at Zalando

Helen Baxter - Global Head of Talent Management at IQEQ

10:15am
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Syreeta Brown

Driving a Talent Agenda - Leveraging Technology

10:15am

Transparency, Automation, AI & Aggregation

This panel session will feature 3 experts:

  • Rob McCargow - Director of AI at PWC
  • David Kavanagh - Founding CTO at Purplebricks
  • Maria Jacobssen - Head of Telecom Core & Cloud at Ericsson
  • Wei Li - RPA/AI/Finance Transformation at Generation CFO

11:00am

Break

11:15am
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Daniel Goldstein

11:45am
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Yetunde Hofmann

Still Standing: Being an Instrument of Change

11:45am

Nicole Reading

Chris Barrett

The Impact of Change Management on Successful User Adoption

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

12:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm
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Oliver Anderson

Professor Peter Saville

Psychology and data science to drive business gains

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.

 

2:00pm
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Nadine Thomson

Leading from the other side: Are you reading to become the next generation NED?

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:

  • Jo Binding
  • Tracy Westall
  • Yetunde Hofmann

 

2:30pm
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Nigel Guenole

What does good AI look like?

2:30pm
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Paul Lomas

Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times

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?

3:00pm

Break

3:15pm
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Amanda Cusdin

Becoming a People Company

3:15pm

Nicole Reading

Chris Barrett

Diversity, Inclusion, Mental Health & Ethics

This panel session will be led by the following experts:

  • Asif Sadiq - Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at The Telegraph
  • Martin Kirke - Coach, Non-Exec Director, Consultant on HR & Change
  • Angela Chan - Diversity & Innovation Consultant
  • Mirav Vyas - Founder at Vybelabs

3:45pm
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Jon Warwick

Owning Diversity...when being an inclusive employer isn’t enough

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’

 

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