Festival of Work 2019 conference programme – day 1

We believe that it is time to stop agonising about AI and robots taking over people’s jobs. For every job that will be made redundant by machines, a new one will be created for humans to work more closely with technology. Human-machine integration now offers the opportunity to augment human potential and turn our grandest dreams into reality. Humans will still be central in the future of work!

This future, however, comes with a fresh set of challenges for people and organisations. We need to be able to reskill ourselves and our employees to be able to step up and work alongside technology. We need to rethink how we lead organisations, manage people and how we embrace technology and innovation to increase business success while also creating a better society for all.

Choose to follow a single stream or build your own conference by picking sessions from across the six streams.

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time

09:30-09:35

Welcome address

Arrive early, take a seat and enjoy the welcome address and opening plenary sessions.
 
Speaker: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD
 

09:35-10:15

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
 

10:15-11:00

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:
 
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Arts
Frances O’Grady, 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

Speaker:

René Carayol MBE, Author, Specialist and Advisor on Leadership, Business Transformation and Culture

People Management and Organisation Development

A2 | Discuss: interactive panel

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

Speakers:

Helen Moulinos, Chief Operating Officer, Stonewall
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, Group Technology Director, ISG
Devyani Vaishampayan, Managing Partner, HR Tech Partnership
Karen Myers, Group Human Resources Director, William Hill
Miles Stafford, Head of Delivery (Business Systems), Haymarket Media Group

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
Steve Tomlinson, Senior Manager Global Digital Learning, PwC

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

A5 | Insight: expert masterclass

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

Speakers:

Stephanie Fastre, Manager Development Programs Lead, EMEA, Google
Aimee O’Malley, Global Learning & Development Business Partner, Google

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:

Andrew McStay, Professor of Digital Life, Bangor University
Edward Twiddy, Chief Innovations Officer and Company Secretary, Atom Bank
Alejandro Saucedo, Chief Scientist, Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning

Chaired by:

Jonny Gifford, Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour, 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 Thompson, Head of People and Organisational Development, Scottish National Heritage

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’

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

B4 | Discuss: interactive panel

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

Speakers:

Rob Peacock, L&D Lead, Samsung
Robert Alcock, Head of Training, BBC Academy
Kate Ross, L&D Lead, IBM
Edward Gallier, Head of L&D, Jury’s Inn and Leonardo Hotels

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

B5 | Practice: fast-track skills

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:

Matt Pitt, Head of People Development, Veolia UK and Ireland
Kaine Davidson, OD Manager, Veolia UK and Ireland
Brian Ross, Head of L&D, Home Office
Andrew Jacobs, L&D Transformation Lead, HMRC

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 of Partner Proposition and Experience, John Lewis Partnership
Marco Reick, People Director, Black Sheep Coffee
Michelle Clark, Head of Employee Engagement, Govia Thameslink Railway
Kathrine Bassey, Head of Staff Engagement and Innovation, Unison
Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energy Officer, PTHR Ltd

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

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, Digital Learning Partner, Quantum Aviva Digital Garage

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, PTD Global

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, McDonald’s
Brian Murphy, Head of Learning and Leadership Development EMEA, Citi
Stephanie Wheat, HR Business Partner, Coventry Building Society

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

Speaker:

Priyank Patwa, Head of AI and Machine Learning, M&G Prudential

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”

HR Technology and Digital Working

D3 | Practice: fast-track skills

Bringing technology to life – implementing your new solutions seamlessly

Speaker:

Denis Barnard, Author of ‘Selecting and Implementing HR & Payroll Software: A Practical Guide’

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

D4 | Insight: expert masterclass

Artificial intelligence in learning – how AI will change everything

Speaker:

Prof Donald Clark, EdTech entrepreneur, CEO of WildFire and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby

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, Head of Learning, BAE Systems
Julian Stodd, Captain and Founder, Sea Salt Learning
Clare Richmond, Founder and Director, SpeakTo

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:

Laura Overton, CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity

17:30      Exhibition closes

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