CIPD’s HR Software & Recruitment Show | now part of the Festival of Work  

New for 2019 | HR Tech conference stream 

Platinum sponsor: 

Day one

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time


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


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. 
Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation, Best-Selling Author


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.
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


HR Technology and Digital Working

A3 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Finding the right technology fit – how to effectively navigate the HR technology landscape


John Bromilow, Chief Information Officer, Rendall & Rittner
Devyani Vaishampayan, Managing Partner, HR Tech Partnership
Karen Myers, Group Human Resources Director, William Hill

Chaired by:

Warren Howlett, Head of HR Content, CIPD

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch and exhibition time


HR Technology and Digital Working

B3 | Insight: expert masterclass 

AI and the Internet of Things in the future workplace – exploring the interconnected benefits for organisations


Bernard Marr, Best Selling Author of ‘Big Data’, ‘Data Strategy’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence in Practice’

Chaired by:

Sarah Corney, Head of Customer Experience, CIPD

14:20 – 14:50     Break and exhibition time

14:50 – 15:40

HR Technology and Digital Working

C3 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Wearables in the workplace – the implications of collecting and using employee health data


Angela Ignam, Head of People Analytics and Insight, People Function, Aviva
Cheryl Allen, HR Director, Transformation, Atos
Alex Collinson, Policy and Campaigns Support Officer, TUC

Chaired by:

Edward Houghton, Head of Research, CIPD

15:40 – 16:10     Break and exhibition time

16:10 – 17:00

HR Technology and Digital Working

D3 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Bringing technology to life – implementing your new solutions seamlessly


Dr Didier Bonnet, Senior VP and Author, Capgemini Invent
Jane Duncan, Vice President, Capgemini Invent

17:30      Exhibition closes

Day two

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time

09:30 – 10:20

HR Technology and Digital Working

E3 | Explore: case study 

Automation and gamification in recruitment – how technology can help source the best talent


Karina Govinji, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Vodafone Group
Margarita Echeverria, Global Assessments Capability Resource Manager, Vodafone Group
Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill, Talent Acquisition and Retention Expert, JOINTalent

Chaired by:

Ally Weeks, HR Content and Learning Consultant, CIPD

10:50 – 11:40

HR Technology and Digital Working

F3 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Beating the breach – preventing and fighting cyber violations in a data-driven future


Kieren Nicolas Lovell, Cyber Security Specialist, Tallinn University of Technology

10:20 – 10:50          Break and exhibition time

12:10 – 13:00

HR Technology and Digital Working

G3 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The power of people data – how predictive HR analytics can re-shape your future workforce


Luk Smeyers, People Analytics Leader, Deloitte

Chaired by:

Richard Doherty, Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA, Workday

13:00 – 14:00          Lunch and exhibition time

14:00 – 14:50

HR Technology and Digital Working

H3 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Minimising automation bias – ensuring unbiased recruitment and selection practices


Megan Marie Butler, AI Analyst for HR, CognitionX
Matthew Dunn,
 Former Head of Recruitment Global, GSMA
Dr Brett Heasman, Manager of Discover Autism Research and Employment, University College London
Gill Hardy, 
Head of Executive Talent EMEA, WPP

Chaired by:

Vicky Sleight, Chief Perfect Officer, Perfect Ltd

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