Join us for a unique learning experience at the Festival of Work

160+ stellar speakers from across the globe

Meet our 2019 keynotes and the lineup of over 160+ stellar speakers below.

Join speakers from Google, John Lewis Partnership, Workday, IBM, Samsung, UCL, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Bupa, Financial Times, Ericsson, BT, The Telegraph, Barclays, Domestic & General, Godiva, William Hill, Aviva, UK Home Office, HMRC, Veolia, Atkins, Honest Burgers, AOL, Lidl, Citi, GSMA, TUC, British Council, Atos, Mars, UAL, Department of Transport, British Land, Transport for London, River Island and many more as they discuss, debate and explore the world of work. 

Opening keynote: Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation & Best-Selling Author

Closing keynote: Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson, World’s first Cyborg Artist & Co-Founder of the Cyborg Foundation

Aimee O'Malley

Aimee O’Malley

Global Learning and Development Business Partner, Google
Alan Norbury

Alan Norbury

Central Technology Officer, Siemens plc
Alejandro Saucedo

Alejandro Saucedo

Chief Scientist, Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning

Alex Collinson

Policy and Campaigns Support Officer, TUC

Alex Horner

Global Recruitment Marketing Manager, Mars
Alex Snelling

Alex Snelling

Senior Director Talent, International Lead Markets and High Growth Markets, McDonald's
Alistair Cumming

Alistair Cumming

Head of L&D, Lidl
Ally Weeks

Ally Weeks

HR Content and Learning Consultant, CIPD
Andrea Haug

Andrea Haug

Director of Partner Proposition and Experience, John Lewis Partnership
Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant

Chief Executive, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Andrew Jacobs

L&D Transformation Lead, HMRC

Andrew McStay

Professor of Digital Life, Bangor University
Andy Lancaster

Andy Lancaster

Head of L&D Content, CIPD
Andy Young

Andy Young

Managing Director, Accenture
Angela Ignam

Angela Ignam

Head of People Analytics and Insight, Aviva
Angela Peacock

Angela Peacock

Chairperson and Founder, PDT Global
Anju Sethi

Anju Sethi

Vice President - Talent, Change and D&I, King

Anthony Williams

Global Learning Design Manager, Costa Coffee
Asif Sadiq

Asif Sadiq

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph
Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson

Senior Learning Experience Architect, GP Strategies Limited
Becky Thoseby

Becky Thoseby

Group Head of Well-being, Department for Transport
Bernard Marr

Bernard Marr

Best-selling Author of 'Big Data', 'Data Strategy' and 'Artificial Intelligence in Practice'
Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

Former Head of Learning and Development EMEA, Citi

Brian Ross

Head of L&D, Home Office
Carolyn Fairbairn

Carolyn Fairbairn

Director General, CBI
Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton

Senior Performance and Reward Adviser, CIPD
Cheryl Allen

Cheryl Allen

HR Director, Transformation, Atos
Chris Giles

Chris Giles

Economics Editor, The Financial Times

Chris Lincoln

Head of L&D, Be At One
Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas

Claire Fox

Chief People Officer, UNICEF UK
Claire McCartney

Claire McCartney

Research Advisor, CIPD
Clare Richmond

Clare Richmond

Founder and Director, SpeakTo
Craig Heaney

Craige Heaney

Global Learning Director, Diageo
Daniel Tenner

Daniel Tenner

CEO, GrantTree

Danny Mortimer

Chief Executive Officer, NHS Employers
David D'Souza

David D’Souza

Membership Director, CIPD
David Hayden

David Hayden

L&D Consultant, CIPD
Debra Corey

Debra Corey

Chief Pay it Forward Officer, DebCo HR LTD
Deirdre Bond

Deidre Bond

Senior HRBP, HMRC
Denise Sanderson-Estcourt

Denise Sanderson-Estcourt

Learning and OD lead and HRBP, Royal College of Physicians
Devyani Vaishampayan

Devyani Vaishampayan

Managing Partner, HR Tech Partnership & Non-Executive Director of the British Quality Foundation
Ben Betts

Dr Ben Betts

CEO, HT2 Labs
Brett Heasman

Dr Brett Heasman

Manager of Discover Autism Research and Employment, University College London
Didier Bonnet

Dr Didier Bonnet

Author of 'Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation'
Lynda Shaw

Dr Lynda Shaw

Business Neuroscientist and Author of 'Your Brain is Boss'
Nancy Doyle

Dr Nancy Doyle

CEO, Genius Within
Richard MacKinnon

Dr Richard A. MacKinnon

Managing Director, WorkLifePsych Ltd

Dr Sally Eaves

Author of ‘The Edge of Disruption’ and Official Member, Forbes Technology Council
Satnam Sagoo

Dr Satnam Sagoo

Director of Learning, British Red Cross
Edward Gallier

Edward Gallier

Head of L&D, Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels
Ed Houghton

Edward Houghton

Head of Research, CIPD

Edward Twiddy

Chief Innovations Officer and Company Secretary, Atom Bank
Elle Edwards

Elle Edwards

Global Head of Culture and Communications, Kodak Alaris

Emily Howell

Learning Curator, EDF Energy
Emma Mamo

Emma Mamo

Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
Emma Smythe

Emma Smythe

Former Head of Learning, BAE Systems
Emma Vargas Brock

Emma Vargas Brock

Senior Manager Learning and Development, PepsiCo
Faran Johnson

Faran Johnson

Managing Director, Engage for Success
Frances OGrady

Frances O’Grady

General Secretary of the British Trade Union Congress
Francisco Dias

Francisco Dias

Head of L&D, Honest Burgers
Franck Kermarrec

Franck Kermarrec

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Millennium Hotels and Resorts
Gill Hardy

Gill Hardy

Head of Executive Talent EMEA, WPP
Gill White

Gill White

Business and Markets Development Director, CIPD
Giorgia Gamba Quilliam

Giorgia Gamba Quilliam

Content Manager, Learning & Development, CIPD

Graham Candy

HR Business Partner, Atkins
Hannah Law

Hannah Law

Director of L&D, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Helen Honeyman

Helen Honeyman

Head of Policy, Product and Governance, Royal Bank of Scotland
Helen Sanderson

Helen Sanderson

Founder & CEO, Well Being Teams

Jackie Barefield

Head of Learning, Barclays
Jaimini Lakhani

Jaimini Lakhani

Director, Lumiere
James Barton

James Barton

Online Learning Manager, Royal Mail
Jane Duncan

Jane Duncan

Vice President, Capgemini Invent
John Bromilow

John Bromilow

Chief Information Officer, Rendall & Rittner
Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall

Head of Learning, Diplomatic Academy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Jonny Gifford

Jonny Gifford

Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour, CIPD
Julian Stodd

Julian Stodd

Captain and Founder, Sea Salt Learning
Julie Drybrough

Julie Drybrough

Director, Fuchsia Blue
Kaine Davidson

Kaine Davidson

OD Manager, Veolia UK and Ireland
Karen Lloyd

Karen Lloyd

Head of Training, Learning and Development, Office for National Statistics
Karen McKenzie-Irvine

Karen McKenzie-Irvine

Head of Learning and Development, Transport for London
Karen Myers

Karen Myers

Group Human Resources Director, William Hill
Karen Ver

Karen Ver

Digital Projects Manager, Customer Experience, CIPD
Kate Allan

Kate Allan

Director Leadership, Learning, Capability and Talent, Home Office
Kate Bassett

Kate Bassett

Head of Content, Management Today
Kate Davies

Kate Davies

Chief Executive, Notting Hill Genesis

Kate Ross

Early Professionals Manager, L&D Lead, IBM UK Ltd
Katherine Bassey

Katherine Bassey

Head of Staff Engagement and Innovation, Unison
Katie Jacobs

Katie Jacobs

Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD
Katrina Hutchinson O'Neill

Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill

Talent Acquisition and Retention Expert, Yardstick Associates
Kelly Marek Bartkiewicz

Kelly Marek Bartkiewicz

Global Employer Reputation and Recruitment Marketing Director, Mars
Kieran Nicolas

Kieren Nicolas Lovell

Cyber Security Specialist, Tallinn University of Technology
Kim Travers

Kim Travers

Head of HR Services, Transport for London

Laura Overton

CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity
Laurell Hector

Laurell Hector

Managing Director, McManus HRD
Lizzie Crowley

Lizzie Crowley

Skills Advisor, CIPD
Lloyd Dean

Lloyd Dean

Head of Digital and Innovative Learning, EDF Energy
Loraine Martins

Loraine Martins

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail

Lucy Davies

Head of Learning Delivery, Sky
Luk Smeyers

Luk Smeyers

People Analytics Leader, Deloitte

Lynda Thomson

Head of People and Organisational Development, Scottish Natural Heritage

Marco Faccini

CEO, Silkroad EdTech Ltd
Marco Reick

Marco Reick

People Director, Black Sheep Coffee
Maria Lanvin

Maria Lavin

Chief People Officer, Godiva Chocolatier
Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson

Head of eLearning and Innovation for OSS and BSS, Ericsson
Mark Hendy

Mark Hendy

HR Manager, Doncasters
Matt Ash

Matt Ash

Head of Learning, Media Zoo
Matt Pitt

Matt Pitt

Head of People Development, Veolia UK and Ireland
Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn

Former Head of Recruitment Global, GSMA
Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

CEO, Royal Society of Arts
Matthew Webster

Matthew Webster

Head of Well-being and Future-proofing, British Land

Maurice Collis

Director - Leadership Development, Agility
Meg Peppin

Meg Peppin

Director, MP Partnership
Megan Marie Butler

Megan Marie Butler

AI Analyst for HR, CognitionX
Mel Green

Mel Green

Research Adviser, CIPD
Melanie Lepine

Melanie Lepine

Group Head of Learning, Development & Talent, Domestic & General
Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark

Head of Employee Engagement, Govia Thameslink Railway
Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle Parry-Slater

Learning and Development Director, Kairos Modern Learning
Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Senior Digital Learning | LX | UX Specialist, River Island

Natalie Richer

Learning and Performance Manager (Consultant)
Nick Henley

Nick Henley

Independent Consultant and Former Head of Talent Development, AOL
Nick Shackleton-Jones

Nick Shackleton-Jones

Director, Learning and Performance Innovation, PA Consulting Group
Njabulo Mashigo

Njabulo Mashigo

HR Director, Heineken
Oliver Cavaliero

Oliver Cavaliero

Head of Recruitment, Honest Burgers
Paul Gilliam

Paul Gilliam

HR Director, L’Oreal
Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews

Founder and CEO, People Alchemy
Perry Timms

Perry Timms

Founder and Chief Energy Officer, PTHR Ltd
Peter Cheese

Peter Cheese

Chief Executive Officer, CIPD
Peter Sheppard

Peter Sheppard

Global Head of Learning Ecosystem, Ericsson
Pippa Malgrem

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
Priyank Patwa

Priyank Patwa

Head of AI & Machine Learning, M&G Prudential
Prof Patricia Riddell

Prof Patricia Riddell

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

Prof Sir Cary Cooper

50th Anniversary Prof of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Prof David Clutterbuck

Professor David Clutterbuck

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

Professor Donald Clark

EdTech entrepreneur, CEO of WildFire and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby
Rachel Suff

Rachel Suff

Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations, CIPD
Rebecca Constable

Rebecca Constable

Head of Talent and Learning, Haymarket Media Group
Rene Carayol

René Carayol MBE

Specialist and Advisor on Leadership, Business Transformation & Culture to world leaders & FTSE 100 CEOs

Richard Doherty

Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA, Workday
Rob Alcock

Rob Alcock

Head of Training, BBC Academy
Rob McCargow

Rob McCargow

Director of Artificial Intelligence, PwC

Rob Peacock

L&D Lead, Samsung
Robert Ashcroft

Robert Ashcroft

Head of Learning Strategy and Development, Santander

Rona Beattie

Professor of Human Resource Development, Glasgow Caledonian University
Sandra Arnold

Sandra Arnold

Head of Learning and Development, GroupM UK
Sarah Corney

Sarah Corney

Head of Customer Experience, CIPD
Sarah Porcelli

Sarah Porcelli

Head of L&D, UK Power Networks
Shakil Butt

Shakil Butt

Honorary Treasurer, CIPD
Sharron Pamplin

Sharron Pamplin

HR Director UK and Europe, Atkins
Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon

Best-selling Author, Historian and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham
Stephanie Davies

Stephanie Davies

Chief Happiness Officer, Laughology

Stephanie Fastre

Manager Development Programs EMEA Lead, Google
Stephanie Wheat

Stephanie Wheat

Former HR Business Partner, Coventry Building Society

Steve Tomlinson

Senior Manager Global Digital Learning, PwC
Suzanne Harlow

Suzanne Harlow

Chief Executive Officer, Jack Wills
Thomas Bacon

Thomas Bacon

Head of L&D, McDonald’s
Tiffany Poeppleman

Tiffany Poeppelman

Organisational Psychologist

Tim Drewitt

Learning Partner - Quantum, Aviva
Tina Barnard

Tina Barnard

Chief Executive, Watford Community Housing
Toby Mildon

Toby Mildon

D&I Consultant, Mildon
Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce

Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research
Vicky Sleight

Vicky Sleight

Chief Perfect Officer, Perfect Ltd
Victoria Winkler

Victoria Winkler

Director of Professional Development, CIPD
Vilma Nikolaidou

Vilma Nikolaidou

Associate Director People Strategy, University of the Arts London
Warren Howlett

Warren Howlett

Head of HR Content and Product, CIPD

Zara Loughrey

Director of Reward, BUPA