Festival of Work 2019 conference programme – day 2

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 – 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
David Jackson, Futurist and Future of Work Writer

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:

Prof Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Prof of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Becky Thoseby, Global Head of Well-being, Department for Transport
Matthew Webster, Head of Well-being and Future-proofing, British Land

HR Technology and Digital Working

E3 | Explore: case study

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

Speakers:

Benjamin Gledhill, Head of Resourcing, Yodel
Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill, Global Head Resourcing and Talent, StepStone

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

E4 | Insight: expert masterclass

The new AI coach – explore how AI will help humans deliver better coaching

Speaker:

Professor David Clutterbuck, Award-Winning Author, Special Ambassador of European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Visiting Professor at Henley Business School

Chaired by:

Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

E5 | Ignite: lightning talks

The future of skills – building skills in the age of automation to set your people apart

Speakers:

Claire Fox, Chief People Officer, UNICEF
Tiffany Poeppelman, Organisational Psychologist
Maurice Collis, Director – Leadership Development, Agility
Dr Richard A. MacKinnon, Managing Director, WorkLifePsych Ltd

Learning Strategy for Business Success

E6 | Practice: Fast-track skills

Learner-centred Design – putting your audience at the heart of what you do

Speaker:

Matt Ash, Head of Learning, Media Zoo

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:

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Employers
Alan Norbury, Central Technology Officer, 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, Change Director, British Council

HR Technology and Digital Working

F3 | Practice: fast-track skills

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

Speakers:

Kieren Nicolas, Cyber Security Specialist, Tallinn University of Technology
Rona Beattie, Professor of Human Resource Development, Glasgow Caledonian University

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

F4 | Discuss: interactive panel

Making learning accessible – has the learning management system had its day?

Speakers:

Hannah Law, Director of L&D, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Craige Heaney, Global Learning Director, Diageo
Francisco Dias, Head of L&D, Honest Burgers
Chris Lincoln, Head of L&D, Be At One

Chaired by:

Ben Betts, CEO, HT2labs

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

F5 | Insight: expert masterclass

Bridging the gap – tackling skill shortages in the fourth industrial revolution

Speaker:

Sir Anthony Seldon, contemporary historian, commentator and political author & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham

Learning Strategy for Business Success

F6 | Ignite: lightning talks

The L&D Influencer – building influencing and performance consulting skills to better support the business

Speakers:

Denise Sanderson-Estcourt, Learning and OD Lead and HRBP, Royal College of Physicians
Paul Matthews, Founder and Managing Director, People Alchemy
Mark Hendy, HR Manager, Doncasters
Natalie Richer, Learning and Performance Manager, Lindt & Sprungli

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:

Franck Kermarrec, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Millennium Hotels and Resorts
Maria Lanvin, Chief HR Officer, Godiva

People Management and Organisation Development

G2 | Practice: fast-track skills

Shifting mindsets – encouraging people to positively embrace technology and innovation

Speakers:

Sharron Pamplin, HR Director UK and Europe, Atkins
Graham Candy, HR Business Partner, Atkins

HR Technology and Digital Working

G3 | Insight: expert masterclass

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

Speaker:

Luk Smeyers, People Analytics Leader, Deloitte

Chaired by:

Richard Doherty, Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA, Workday

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

G4 | Explore: case study

Immersive learning – exploring the possibilities of simulations in learning

Speakers:

Peter Sheppard, Global Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson
Mark Gibson, Head of eLearning and Innovation, Ericsson
Lloyd Dean, Head of Digital and Innovative Learning, EDF Energy

Chaired by:

Marco Faccini, CEO, Silkroad EdTech Ltd

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

G5 | Ignite: lightning talks

Successful onboarding – supporting and engaging new talent to increase retention

Speakers:

Anju Sethi, Director for Leadership, Talent, Learning, Culture, Engagement and Inclusion, BT
Njabulo Mashigo, HR Director, Heineken
Robert Ashcroft, Head of Learning, Strategy and Development, Santander

Learning Strategy for Business Success

G6 | Insight: expert masterclass

The neuroscience of learning – designing effective learning for knowledge retention and transfer

Speaker:

Professor Patricia Riddell, Professor of Applied Neuroscience, Head of Department of Psychology, Henley Business School, University of Reading

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

Chaired by:

Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energy Officer, PTHR Ltd

HR Technology and Digital Working

H3 | Discuss: interactive panel

Minimising automation bias – ensuring unbiased recruitment and selection practices

Speakers:

Matthew Dunn, Head of Recruitment Global, GSMA
Oliver Cavaliero, Head of Recruitment, Honest Burgers
Vicky Sleight, Senior Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion, Perfect Ltd
Dr Brett Heasman, Manager of Discover Autism Research and Employment, University College London
Dr Nancy Doyle, CEO, Genius Within

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

H4 | Ignite: lightning talks

From creation to curation – leveraging tech and existing resources to develop a future-focused learning hub

Speakers:

Anthony Williams, Global Learning Design Manager, Costa Coffee
James Barton, Online Learning Manager, Royal Mail

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

H5 | Explore: case study

Standing out in the future job market – enhancing your employer brand in the age of social reviews

Speakers:

Jamie Cunningham, Head of Employer Brand, Tesco
Kelly Marek Bartkiewicz, Global Employer Reputation and Recruitment Marketing Director, Mars
Alex Horner, Global Recruiter Marketing Manager, Mars

Learning Strategy for Business Success

H6 | Discuss: interactive panel

Future L&D teams – developing successful learning teams in a technology-integrated world

Speakers:

Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD
Sarah Porcelli, Head of L&D, UK Power Networks
Emma Vargas Brock, Senior Manager Learning and Development, PepsiCo
Barbara Thompson, Principal Consultant, PA Consulting

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

17:30          Exhibition closes