Perry Timms

Perry Timms

Founder and Chief Energy Officer - PTHR

I'm Founder + Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with 30+ yrs experience in people, learning, technology, organisation change & transformation. My mission is to connect people and bring about better business for a better world. In October 2017, my first book, Transformational HR - was published by Kogan Page and the Energized Workplace is published in August 2020. I was an extremely proud new entrant to the list of HR Most Influential Thinkers for 2017 and again in 2018 + 2019 in the top 10 both years. I am a Chartered Member of the CIPD, advised them on HR’s use of Digital & Social Media, and was a Guide for the 2013 CIPD HR Hackathon (with Professor Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange). I've always been at the heart of learning, change + connecting others. Evidenced by my inclusion in a range of technology-enabled change programmes; privatisation and mergers within Government environments at the Court Service and my change work (and early adoption of social technologies) when at the Big Lottery Fund. My client work now includes behavioural change, business transformation and creating innovative ways of working, delivered through close collaboration with HR and OD teams, Change Agents and Innovation teams. I am a Global and TEDx Speaker, Adviser and Conference Chair on the Future of Work and HR, and member of the Be The Ripple movement to promote kindess and eradicate bullying in workplaces. I am also a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield Management School and Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA, was a Guest Professor at GEA College in Slovenia, and am part of the Adjunct Faculty at Ashridge Executive Education and Guest Professor at Hult International Business School - as well as an Associate at the Work Foundation - helping create the principles of Good Work in an uncertain world. I'm determined to create better business, for a better world.

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
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Performing Smartly - HR Agility and AI Assistants

We are operating in the most accelerated pace of change and uncertainty about the future. Whereas we thought it was robots taking our jobs, it’s a microscopic viral protein casting a shadow on the future. Digital technology has been our lifeline. As many people are able to either live or work through connected digital means, this live social experiment has revealed 2 major factors in sustaining a safe and successful continuance: Agility of thought and approach; plus digitisation and automation of work and deeds. Join Rémi Malenfant of UKG and Perry Timms of PTHR as they share with us the emerging picture of how HR Agility and Advanced digitisation and AI in HR services and processes, are creating our accelerated ‘future of work’ right now.