The Agile Working Event London 2018

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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.

Yuval Dvir, Global Online Partnerships Director, Google
Yuval Dvir, Global Online Partnerships Director, Google

A Business Transformation leader with hands-on experience on how to manage technology, people, data and products to lead real change.

Ravi Chand, HR Director, HM Revenue and Customs
Ravi Chand, HR Director, HM Revenue and Customs

Since April 2014 Ravi has been the HR Director at HM Revenue and Customs with responsibility for Workforce Management of its 69,000 staff.

Nikunj Upadhyay Diversity & Inclusion, Group HR, Barclays
Nikunj Upadhyay Diversity & Inclusion, Group HR, Barclays

An experienced Human Resource professional with extensive experience across different facets of the HR business function.

Emma Stewart MBE, Joint CEO, Timewise
Emma Stewart MBE, Joint CEO, Timewise

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 Dennehy, Head of Human Resources-Europe, Middle East and Africa, ‎BlackRock
Karen Dennehy, Head of Human Resources-Europe, Middle East and Africa, ‎BlackRock

Karen is a highly experienced HR leader with over twenty years global experience at leading Fortune 500 financial services organizations.

Mark Swales, Director of Estates and Facilities, Sheffield Hallam University
Mark Swales, Director of Estates and Facilities, Sheffield Hallam University

Mark has worked in senior roles since 1988 with a strong focus on development of commercial, residential & facilities management services.

Nicola Millard, Customer Insights & Futures, BT
Nicola Millard, Customer Insights & Futures, BT

Dr Nicola Millard heads up Customer Insight & Futures in BT’s Global Services Innovation Team.

Claire Odgers, Regional Head of Property for Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank
Claire Odgers, Regional Head of Property for Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Claire has held many senior roles within Standard Chartered Bank, directing and leading on all aspects of facilities management function.

Tom Westall,  Head of Hubs and Offices, Lego
Tom Westall, Head of Hubs and Offices, Lego

Tom leads Lego’s global facilities management strategy across the UK, Paris, Munich, USA, Singapore & Shanghai.

Richard Burton, Head of Innovation, EDF Energy
Richard Burton, Head of Innovation, EDF Energy

Richard has over 20 years experience within HR and business transformation in the energy and financial services industries.

Gareth Davies, Global Head of Health and Safety, Nokia
Gareth Davies, Global Head of Health and Safety, Nokia

Gareth leads the delivery of the Nokia health and safety strategy to meet the needs and demands of its customers and employees.

Yvonne Sonsino, Partner, Innovation Leader Europac, Mercer
Yvonne Sonsino, Partner, Innovation Leader Europac, Mercer

Yvonne has a proven global track record in senior HR roles, including in-house corporate roles in two continents.

Neil Usher, Executive Consultant, Unispace and Former Workspace Director, Sky
Neil Usher, Executive Consultant, Unispace and Former Workspace Director, Sky

Internationally experienced senior workplace, facilities and change management leader, skilled in all areas of the property lifecycle.

Sarah Jackson OBE, CEO, Working Families
Sarah Jackson OBE, CEO, Working Families

Sarah is the Chief Executive of Working Families and has led work-life balance campaigning and culture change for over twenty years.

Lillian Antonio, Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller
Lillian Antonio, Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller

A professional ergonomist who enjoys working with clients to help solve problems and improve the well-being of their staff

Chris Rainsforth, Head of Operational Management, eg solutions
Chris Rainsforth, Head of Operational Management, eg solutions

Chris is an award winning Customer Contact Expert with over 20 years’ experience with roles in Operations, Training and Support Functions.

Vishal Brown, Senior Vice President, Yorktel
Vishal Brown, Senior Vice President, Yorktel

Vishal is an accomplished Senior IT Executive with 20 years of experience in global IT strategy, solution design and deployment.

Michael Ramlakhan, Managing Director, Timeless Tech:Friend
Michael Ramlakhan, Managing Director, Timeless Tech:Friend

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

  • What does a convincing argument for agile working look like from an HR perspective?
  • What role does the C-suite play in framing, shaping and implementing an agile business culture?
  • Overcoming internal barriers
  • Assessing the technologies that have the biggest impact on workspace
  • Changing today’s workplace culture for a better tomorrow
  • The bottom line – assessing the true commercial benefits of an agile environment

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:

Case Study Session

Chris Rainsforth, Head of Operational Management, eg solutions

 

11:45 – 12:15

From the Horse’s Mouth: Creating an Award-Winning Agile Workplace

  • Sheffield Hallam University – a glimpse inside one of the most flexibly-designed workspaces in the world.
  • Paperless objectives and agile workspaces – achieving success, overcoming hurdles
  • How agility has led to increased talent attraction and retention
  • Does one size fit all – top tips

Mark Q Swales,  Director of Estates and Facilities – Facilities Directorate, Sheffield Hallam University 

 

12.15-12.40:

Session presented by, Yorktel

 

12.40-12.50:  

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

 

13.50-14.20:

Creating a Collaborative Workspace

  • The top 3 benefits of collaborative working
  • Facilitating a culture of collaboration – what does a collaborative workspace look like?

Claire Odgers, Regional Head of Facilities Management, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

 

14.20-14.40:

The Impact of Workplace Design Solutions on Agile working

  • How is agile working being impact by innovation in new designs across the world of work?
  • Results from workplace related research and how ergonomics play a vital role
  • The role of technology in reducing stress

Lillian Antonio, Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller 

 

 

14.40-15.10:

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

 

15.35-16.05:

Partner Session

 

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

Reception

Please join us for canapés and drinks to close the conference. 

Agile Working Event Partners 2018


e.g solutions

e.g solutions

eg solutions is a provider of enterprise workforce optimisation software, specialising in the back office.





Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights provides global insight, intelligence and the latest trends around the future of the workplace





Herman Miller

Herman Miller





HR Tech Weekly

HR Tech Weekly

HR Tech Weekly publish and curate selective content about HR Tech, HR & Future of Work for the HR community globally.





Lifesize

Lifesize

Lifesize delivers award-winning conferencing technology that gives your organization the power to connect and collaborate effectively.





Mercer

Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments.





The Agile Organisation

The Agile Organisation

The Agile Organisation is a niche consultancy providing practical advice & support to clients focused on corporate agility & culture change





Videonations

Videonations

Videonations provide and install audio visual solutions and fully integrated high definition video conferencing systems.





Quidnunc

Quidnunc

Quidnunc is a specialist business development and communications consultancy





WorkLife HUB

WorkLife HUB

We help organisations nurture a happier, healthier and greener way of life.





Working Families

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation.





Jobsite

Jobsite

Based in the (sometimes) sunny coastal town of Havant, we are the leading British job board, with over 150,000 vacancies listed on our site.





UC Today

UC Today

UC Today is a leading online publisher of news, reviews and opinion for the Unified
Communications industry.





Yorktel

Yorktel

Yorktel is a leading provider of video-centric collaborative services and solutions that enhances workforce productivity.





Timeless Tech:Friend

Timeless Tech:Friend

We are an IT Support Company based in Ashford, Surrey and we can support everyone from a single home user to a large mutli-site corporation.





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15th March 2018
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Venue

America Square Conference Centre
No.1, America Square
London, EC3N 2LB United Kingdom