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.
Richard has over 20 years experience within HR and business transformation in the energy and financial services industries.
Tom leads Lego’s global facilities management strategy across the UK, Paris, Munich, USA, Singapore & Shanghai.
Mark has worked in senior roles since 1988 with a strong focus on development of commercial, residential & facilities management services.
Dr Nicola Millard heads up Customer Insight & Futures in BT’s Global Services Innovation Team.
Gareth leads the delivery of the Nokia health and safety strategy to meet the needs and demands of its customers and employees.
Claire has held many senior roles within Standard Chartered Bank, directing and leading on all aspects of facilities management function.
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.
08:15 – 09:00 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
09.40 – 10:10: Leadership Panel
‘Agile’ Perspectives from the Boardroom
3 leading executives from some of the UK’s leading companies will take to the stage to discuss tactics and strategies for creating more agile work environments to foster innovation and growth in an era of rapid change!
10:10 – 10:40: The Secret Sauce of Successful Flexible Working – creating the physical environment, providing the tools, adapting your employment policies
Gareth Davies, Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Nokia
10:40 – 11:10: Networking Break
11.10 – 11.40: Case Study Session
Delivered by EG Solutions
11:40 – 12:10 Harnessing AI to Improve Workplace Efficiency
Speaker to be announced shortly
12.10-12.40: Pinpointing Cultural Commonalities to Promote Increased Workplace Collaboration
As much as we all need to respect the differences between cultures if companies focus on commonalities and what unites groups of employees this will allow for increased collaboration and lead to heightened business performance!
Oliver Baxter, Insight. Programme Manager, HermannMiller
12.40-13.45: Networking lunch
13.45-14.15: From the Horse’s Mouth: Creating an Award-Winning Agile Workplace
Mark Q Swales, Director of Estates and Facilities – Facilities Directorate, Sheffield Hallam University
14.15-14.45: Case Study Session
14.45-15.15: Connecting the Dots Between Workspace Design and Talent in the Millennial Today
Providing a variety of scenarios for a variegated range of work-related activities is an ambition of most progressive employers; however, are they effective? Is workplace design actually generating greater mobility and making employees more creative and productive? Do you even know what your employees want? What does a successful “agile” workspace look like in practise? Drawing on his experience working with BSkyB, Neil will draw upon a number of case study examples to demonstrate how a variety of different workplaces drive employee satisfaction and foster talent acquisition and retention.
Neil Usher, Former Workspace Director, BSkyB
15.15-15.45: Creating a Collaborative Workspace
Claire Odgers, Regional Head of Facilities Management, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
15.45-16.15: Networking Break
Agile Workplace Challenge!
16.15 – 16.50: 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, panelists will have 5 minutes 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?
The audience will then have the opportunity to vote on the most compelling pitch! The winner will get a prize!
Cost and Efficiency – Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight & Futures, BT
Changing Demographics and Workforce – Tom Westall, Heads of Hubs and Offices, Lego
Technology and Creating Agile Teams – Richard Burton, Head of Innovation, EDF Energy
16.50-17.00: Closing remarks from the chair
Please join us for canapés and drinks to close the conference.