After its successful inaugural event in London in 2017, The Agile Working Event returns for its second year.
Once again the event will bring together HR, Estates and Facilities business leaders from across both the public and private sector. Debating and providing insight on the future of work this event is aimed at those with responsibility for implementing smarter ways of working as more and more organisations consider an agile working approach.
A very comprehensive overview from different angles with some excellent speakers
Senior HR Partner, London School of Economics
This event explores the workplace of the future, whilst it continues to challenge and evolve workplace practise and new and existing policies when it comes to the way a business functions. Unlock critical results from case studies from across the UK and beyond from firms that have successfully implemented award winning smarter working strategies. People, Place, Culture and Technology are all key pillars for consideration and they’re covered in detail at The Agile Working Event
Inspirational speakers with evidence-based sessions from a wide array of industries.
HR Director, Rolls-Royce plc
New ways of working is now a boardroom discussion and The Agile Working Event includes a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that has the potential to change the world of work, forever.
Since April 2014 Ravi has been the HR Director at HM Revenue and Customs with responsibility for Workforce Management of its 69,000 staff.
A Business Transformation leader with hands-on experience on how to manage technology, people, data and products to lead real change.
Lead for developing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies within the Royal Air Force and responsible for 40,000 employees.
An experienced Human Resource professional with extensive experience across different facets of the HR business function.
Co-Founder of the Timewise Foundation. Built on the belief that everyone should be able to find the flexibility they need in their careers.
Karen is a highly experienced HR leader with over twenty years global experience at leading Fortune 500 financial services organizations.
Mark has worked in senior roles since 1988 with a strong focus on development of commercial, residential & facilities management services.
Claire has held many senior roles within Standard Chartered Bank, directing and leading on all aspects of facilities management function.
Tom leads Lego’s global facilities management strategy across the UK, Paris, Munich, USA, Singapore & Shanghai.
Richard has over 20 years experience within HR and business transformation in the energy and financial services industries.
Yvonne has a proven global track record in senior HR roles, including in-house corporate roles in two continents.
Internationally experienced senior workplace, facilities and change management leader, skilled in all areas of the property lifecycle.
Sarah is the Chief Executive of Working Families and has led work-life balance campaigning and culture change for over twenty years.
A professional ergonomist who enjoys working with clients to help solve problems and improve the well-being of their staff
Chris is an award winning Customer Contact Expert with over 20 years’ experience with roles in Operations, Training and Support Functions.
Vishal is an accomplished Senior IT Executive with 20 years of experience in global IT strategy, solution design and deployment.
Managing technology solutions for business, in areas of cctv and firewall security, voice and data analysis & machine learning.
08:15 – 08:50 Registration and Networking
09:00 – 09:10
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Yvonne Sonsino, Partner, Mercer
09:10 – 09:40: Opening Keynote Address
Getting Agile Right – Tales from a Trailblazer
Keynote Address delivered by Yuval Dvir, Global Online Partnerships Director, Google
09.40 – 10:20:
Leadership Panel- Strategies Driving the Evolution of Agile Working
‘Agile’ Perspectives from the Boardroom
Ravi Chand, HR Director, HM Revenue and Customs
Karen Dennehy, Head of Human Resources-Europe, Middle East and Africa, BlackRock
Emma Stewart MBE, Joint CEO, Timewise
Michael Ramlakhan, Managing Director, Timeless Tech:Friend
10:20 – 10:50:
An Insight into Barclays’ Dynamic Working Programme
Nikunj Upadhyay, Diversity & Inclusion, Group HR, Barclays
10:50 – 11:20: Networking Break
11.20 – 11.45:
Change Management within your Agile Workplace Journey
– Work is an activity, not a destination
– Technology is only one of four areas to be considered in agile workplace transformations – it should enhance but not dictate your changing work culture
– Change Management – how and why
Vishal Brown, SVP Consultancy, Yorktel
11:45 – 12:15
From the Horse’s Mouth: Creating an Award-Winning Agile Workplace
Mark Q Swales, Director of Estates and Facilities – Facilities Directorate, Sheffield Hallam University
Session presented by:
Chris Rainsforth, Head of Operational Management, eg solutions
Quiz – How Agile is your Workplace?
Join us on a straw poll survey of how agile your workplace is.
This will involve 20 questions that will take a few minutes to complete. The results will be collated anonymously, and you will be able to read the insights and analysis of the survey which will be posted after the event, this will include a copy of the questions.
Session introduced by Janine Lamont, Head of Comms. and Charles Fair, Head of Insight & Analytics, Quidnunc
12.50-13.50: Networking lunch
Creating a Collaborative Workspace
Claire Odgers, Regional Head of Facilities Management, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
The Impact of Workplace Design Solutions on Agile working
Lillian Antonio, Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller
The agile workplace – hype potential?
The trend towards the agile workplace at times feels like an inevitable progression, the only question being the speed at which organisations are arriving at its benefits. Yet supposing it is all just hype? This critical evaluation shows how easy it might be to unravel the idea and the assumptions on which it is built – and how to defend them.
Neil Usher, Executive Consultant, Unispace and Former Workspace Director, Sky
15.10-15.35: Networking Break
Session delivered by: Wing Commander Sarah Maskell MBE FCMI, Diversity & Inclusion, Royal Air Force
16.05 – 16.45:
The Biggest Drivers for Agile Working Under the Spotlight – 4 different perspectives, 4 different speakers, no slides!
In this highly entertaining and thought-provoking session, panellists will each have their say to champion what they feel is the biggest driver for agile working in the UK! Can you convince your CEO that greater agility is an absolute imperative.
Blaire Palmer, CEO & Founder, That People Thing
Tom Westall, Heads of Hubs and Offices, Lego
Richard Burton, Head of Innovation, EDF Energy
Sarah Jackson OBE, CEO, Working Families
16.45: Closing remarks from the chair
Please join us for canapés and drinks to close the conference.