Future of Work | 2 conference streams 

Discover how to lead, to harness technology for the benefit of all, and how to equip your workforce with the skills to succeed in the future of work

Day one

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time

09:30

Welcome address

Arrive early, take a seat and enjoy the welcome address and opening plenary sessions.

Speaker: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD
 

Welcome address

Speaker: Kelly Tolhurst MP,Parliamentary Under Secretary, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility
 

09:50-10:20

Opening keynote: The future of work is human – where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins

Join Garry’s opening keynote as he talks about how he’s evolved to embrace artificial intelligence – the role of human creativity in the future of work, and how we must work together with technology to turn our grandest dreams into reality. 
 
Speaker:
 
Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation, Best-Selling Author

10:20-11:00

Panel discussion: Good work and the future of jobs in a changing economic landscape

Join this panel of prominent experts to find out how to make the future of work human and successful for all.
 
Panellists: 
 
Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI
Matthew Taylor, 
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Arts
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, British Trade Union Congress
Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research
Garry Kasparov, Chair, Human Rights Foundation
 
Chaired by: 

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD

11:00–11:40     Break and exhibition time

11:40–12:30          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

A1 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Leading the transformation – develop and inspire confidence in the face of uncertainty

Speakers:

René Carayol MBE, Author, Specialist and Advisor on Leadership, Business Transformation and Culture
Andy Young, Managing Director, Accenture

Chaired by:

Kate Bassett, Head of Content, Management Today

People Management and Organisation Development

A2 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Unlocking creativity and adaptability – how inclusion will drive your business through disruption

Speakers:

Loraine Martins, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail
Asif Sadiq, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph
Vilma Nikolaidou, Associate Director People Strategy, University of the Arts London

Chaired by:

Toby Mildon, D&I Consultant, Mildon

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch and exhibition time

13:30–14:20          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

B1 | Discuss: interactive panel 

The ethics of automation – driving meaningful working lives in a more automated future workplace

Speakers:

Suzanne Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Jack Wills
Kate Davies, Chief Executive, Notting Hill Genesis 
Andrew McStay, Professor of Digital Life, Bangor University
Alejandro Saucedo, Chief Scientist, Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning

Chaired by:

Warren Howlett, Head of HR Content, CIPD

People Management and Organisation Development

B2 | Explore: case study 

The implications of flexible and remote working – finding a balance to enhance performance

Speakers:

Helen Honeyman, Head of Policy, Product and Governance, Royal Bank of Scotland
Lynda Thomson, Head of People and Organisational Development, Scottish Natural Heritage

Chaired by:

Katerina Rudiger, Head of Social Impact and Innovation, CIPD

14:20 – 14:50     Break and exhibition time

14:50 – 15:40          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

C1 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The Future of the economy – creating value for long-term and sustainable growth

Speakers:

Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research
Pippa Malmgren, Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy, Non-Executive Board Member of the UK Department for International Trade

People Management and Organisation Development

C2 | Ignite: lightning talks 

The art of engagement – motivating a multi-generational workforce to enhance productivity

Speakers:

Andrea Haug, Director, Employee Proposition and Experience, John Lewis Partnership
Marco Reick, People Director, Black Sheep Coffee
Michelle Clark, Head of Employee Engagement, Govia Thameslink Railway
Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energy Officer, PTHR Ltd

Chaired by:

Faran Johnson, Managing Director, Engage for Success

15:40 – 16:10     Break and exhibition time

16:10 – 17:00          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

D1 | Explore: case study 

Exploring the future workplace – the application of AI and how it changes the way we work

Speakers:

Andrew Grant, Chief Executive, Aylesbury Vale District Council
Priyank Patwa,
Head of AI and Machine Learning, M&G Prudential

Chaired by:

Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD

People Management and Organisation Development

D2 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The science of change – learning from behavioural science to drive people through transformation

Speaker:

Dr Lynda Shaw, Business Neuroscientist and Author of “Your Brain is Boss”

Chaired by:

Kim Travers, Head of HR Services, Transport for London

17:30      Exhibition closes

Day two

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time

09:30 – 10:20          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

E1 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Beyond the hype – understanding what artificial intelligence actually means for organisations

Speakers:

Dr Sally Eaves, Author of ‘The Edge of Disruption’ and Official Member, Forbes Technology Council
Rob McCargow, Director of AI, Technology & Investments, PwC

Chaired by:

David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD

People Management and Organisation Development

E2 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Well-being and mental health in a digital workplace – reducing digital stress to increase productivity

Speakers:

Jason Fowler, Vice President, HR Director, UK & Ireland, Fujitsu
Prof Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Prof of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
Matthew Webster, Head of Well-being and Future-proofing, British Land

Chaired by:

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations, CIPD

10:20 – 10:50          Break and exhibition time

10:50 – 11:40          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

F1 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Solving the productivity conundrum – can the new era of technology solve the UK’s output puzzle?

Speakers:

Claire Fox, Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas  
Tina Barnard, Chief Executive, Watford Community Housing Trust
Danny Mortimer,
 Chief Executive Officer, NHS Employers
Alan Norbury, Chief Technologist – Digital Industries, Siemens plc
Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times

Chaired by:

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD

People Management and Organisation Development

F2 | Explore: case study 

More than money – rewarding and retaining people in a more digital future of work

Speakers:

Zara Loughrey, Director of Reward, BUPA
Jaimini Lakhani, Director, Lumiere

Chaired by:

Charles Cotton, Senior Performance and Reward Adviser, CIPD

11:40 – 12:10          Break and exhibition time

12:10 – 13:00          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

G1 | Explore: case study 

Customer loyalty in the digital overload – boosting brand and reputation for competitive advantage

Speakers:

Paul Spiers, Head of Marketing Communications, OrangeDoor and Founder, Amplifier Academy
Eissa Khoury, Executive Director, Culture & Engagement EMEA, Landor

Chaired by:

Shakil Butt, Honorary Treasurer, CIPD

People Management and Organisation Development

G2 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Shifting mindsets – encouraging people to positively embrace technology and innovation

Speakers:

Jo Rigby, Head of Learning and Talent Development UK&E, Atkins
Graham Candy, HR Business Partner, Atkins

13:00 – 14:00          Lunch and exhibition time

14:00 – 14:50          Conference session

Leadership and Business Management

H1 | Practice: fast-track skills 

The interconnected leader – driving innovation and collaboration in more digitally-connected organisations

Speaker:

Alex Snelling, Senior Director Talent, International Lead Markets and High Growth Markets, McDonalds

People Management and Organisation Development

H2 | Explore: case study 

From hierarchy to holocracy – moving beyond processes and structures to increase performance and innovation

Speakers:

Daniel Tenner, CEO, GrantTree
Paul Gilliam, HR Director, L’Oreal
Helen Sanderson, Founder and CEO, Well Being Teams

14:50 – 15:40          Break and exhibition time

Join Neil’s closing keynote as he focuses on how we are becoming technology, and how taking an active part in our own biological evolution is no longer a theory. The talk will focus on how we can merge with machines to increase our own potential, our creativity and how this will forever transform work.
 
Speaker: Neil Harbisson, World’s first Cyborg Artist and Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation
 
Chair: Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD

17:00          Exhibition closes