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:
This panel will consist of 3 co-founders from technology organisations which have a true purpose at the heart of it:
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?
The 4 panelists will be:
Sir Ed Davey
Keith Pritchard will present Cyient’s journey of how they have transformed and adapted to the 4th industrial revolution, how they have build a strategy to manage change and finally, how they are working to build culture change
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
This panel session will look at the some of the key challenges that organisations face when going through a digital transformation and how you bring your people along with you on the journey.
The panel will consist of 4 experts:
Some of the topics of discussion will be around:
Thomas Davies has a passion for helping organisations use technology to drive cultural change and develop a sustainable strategy for future success.
In his 10 years at Google, Thomas led the UK&I Cloud business as Country Manager, then became Director of Northern, Eastern & Central Europe, before leading the Global Partnerships team.
He set up Temporall as a result of being intrigued by the culture of Google and began to investigate and subsequently define what high-performance culture really meant, and how to measure it.
Will Cook is CEO at The Cure Parkinson's Trust, the EiL's charity partner.
Will will talk about the radical change their organisation has gone through over the past year and some of the challenges. He will also talk about a very unique purpose to their organisation, in which the business model is to make their business and roles redundant, through curing Parkinson's disease.
Barbara is the employee engagement lead for HCA Healthcare UK, a division of HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), the world’s largest private hospital group, with over 28 million patient encounters each year. In her role Barbara is a member of the Executive Council for Employee Engagement for HCA Healthcare globally, designing the survey strategy and implementation for 270,000 colleagues in the UK and America. In addition to employee engagement, Barbara is also responsible for colleague communication, leadership capability development and talent management at HCA UK. This remit brings together her passions for building the confidence, capability and engagement of colleagues and leaders, and linking colleague performance and engagement to the delivery of exceptional care to the patients that HCA serve. Prior to HCA UK Barbara held a number of operational and HR roles in national retail organisations.
Welcome from our Kelvin Lecture Theatre host, Jeff Wellstead (Head of People at ONI)
Nick will look at how HR can help solve the productivity crisis which is hurting the UK economy.
Nick challenges the role of leadership during times of change and how providing a sense of purpose alongside the change will help people buy-in to your end goal.
A recent study on employee engagement (from ADP Research Institute: Hayes, Chumney, Wright & Buckingham, 2019) found that an unbelievable 84% of workers globally are merely "coming to work", and are predominantly 'coasting' through their working lives
This expert panel session will look at the task of employee engagement and what role technology plays in this. Discussion will be from:
Topics discussed will be around the following:
This expert led panel session will follow some of the journeys that people have taken within their organisations when it comes to RPA, AI, Automation and the transparency challenges that all of them bring.
The session will involve:
Key topics that will be discussed will be around:
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.
Yetunde will reach from her successful career as an HR Leader in FTSE 100 global companies including Imperial Brands, Unilever, Allied Domecq and Northern Foods.
She 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 was named one of the top 100 women in the UK to watch by the Cranfield University Female FTSE Board Report.
As organisations look to implement new software or processes into their organisation, the first challenge is normally the adoption piece of their employees.
This panel session will be led by expert transformation professionals who will discuss the importance of change management as a organisation is looking to succeed in their user adoption challenges:
Topics that will be touched on include:
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:
The session will cover some of the key challenges that organisations are facing when looking to build a diverse & inclusive organisation, which has a strong purpose and engages their employees to be aware of their own mental health.
Topics that will be covered, include:
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’