Festival of Work 2019 conference programme – day one

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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

HR Technology and Digital Working

A3 | Discuss: interactive panel 

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

Speakers:

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

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

A4 | Explore: case study 

Data-driven learning – using data insights to design learning and measure its effectiveness

Speakers:

Mike Collins, Senior Digital Learning, LX, UX Specialist, River Island
Catherine Pinchen, Head of Global Learning Analytics, PwC

Chaired by:

Victoria Winkler, Director of Professional Development, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

A5 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The future of leadership development – empowering leaders and managers to succeed in an AI world

Speaker:

Aimee O’Malley, Global Learning & Development Business Partner, Google

Chaired by:

David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

A6 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Gamify your learning – practical strategies to increase learner engagement and knowledge retention

Speaker:

Nick Shackleton-Jones, Director, Learning and Performance Innovation, PA Consulting Group

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

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

Speaker:

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

Chaired by:

Sarah Corney, Head of Customer Experience, CIPD

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

B4 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Tech-enabled learning cultures – using technology to enable collaborative and self-directed learning

Speakers:

Karen Lloyd, Head of Training, Learning and Development, Office for National Statistics
Rob Peacock, L&D Lead, Samsung
Robert Alcock, Head of Training, BBC Academy
Kate Ross, Early Professionals Manager, L&D Lead, IBM UK Ltd

Chaired by:

Giorgia Gamba Quilliam, Content Manager, Learning & Development, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

B5 | Practice: fast-track skills 

FULLY BOOKED

Upskilling and retaining talent – responding to the talent needs of fast-changing and dynamic organisations

Speaker:

Nick Henley, Independent Consultant and Former Head of Talent Development, AOL International

Learning Strategy for Business Success

B6 | Explore: case study 

Strategic L&D – increasing value by linking learning to your people and business objectives

Speakers:

Tess Ewington, Head of Learning Delivery, Home Office
Deirdre Bond, Senior HRBP, HMRC
Brian Ross, Head of L&D, Home Office
Andrew Jacobs, L&D Transformation Lead, HMRC

Chaired by:

Julie Drybrough, Director, Fuchsia Blue

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

Chaired by:

Debra Corey, Chief Pay it Forward Officer, DebCo HR LTD

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

HR Technology and Digital Working

C3 | Discuss: interactive panel 

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

Speakers:

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

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

C4 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Enabling mobile learning – transitioning to smart devices to deliver learning at the point of need

Speaker:

Tim Drewitt, Learning Partner – Quantum, Aviva 

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

C5 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Inclusive leadership – creating a measured approach that reduces bias and drives inclusion

Speaker:

Angela Peacock, Chairperson and Founder, PDT Global

Chaired by:

Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

C6 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Defeating the overload – making learning fit to busy and fast-paced work environments

Speakers:

Alistair Cumming, Head of L&D, Lidl
Thomas Bacon, Head of L&D, McDonalds
Brian Murphy, Global Head of Learning Transformation, AstraZeneca Plc
Stephanie Wheat, HR Business Partner, Highways England

Chaired by: 

Rebecca Constable, Head of Talent and Learning, Haymarket Media Group

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

HR Technology and Digital Working

D3 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Bringing technology to life – implementing your new solutions seamlessly

Speakers:

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

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

D4 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Artificial intelligence in learning – how AI will change everything

Speakers:

Henrietta Palmer, Learning Solutions Manager, TUI
Prof Donald Clark, EdTech entrepreneur, CEO of WildFire and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby

Chaired by:

Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

D5 | Ingite: lightning talks 

The power of communities of practice – enabling learning and social collaboration beyond the organisation

Speakers:

Jonathan Marshall, Head of Learning, Diplomatic Academy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Emma Smythe, Talent & Development Director, The AA
Julian Stodd, Captain and Founder, Sea Salt Learning
Clare Richmond, Founder and Director, SpeakTo

Chaired by:

Michelle Parry-Slater, Learning and Development Director, Kairos Modern Learning

Learning Strategy for Business Success

D6 | Explore: case study 

The power of a strong L&D brand – enhance the profile of your work to increase learner engagement

Speakers:

Sandra Arnold, Head of L&D, GroupM UK
Satnam Sagoo, Director of Learning, British Red Cross

Chaired by:

David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD

17:30      Exhibition closes

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