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

130+ stellar speakers from across the globe

Meet our 2019 keynotes and the 18 stellar speakers announced below. The full conference programme and speaker line-up will be announced in January 2019.

Look out for speakers from Google, John Lewis Partnership, Workday, SD Worx, Samsung, IBM, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Tesco, Financial Times, Ericsson, BT, The Telegraph, Barclays, Stonewall, Godiva, William Hill, Aviva, UK Home Office, HMRC, Veolia, Atkins, Honest Burgers, AOL, Lidl, Citi, Uber, TUC, British Council, Atos, Mars, UAL, Department of Transport, British Land, Yodel, River Island, Bupa, GSMA, UCL and many more to discuss, debate and explore the human future of work.

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

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

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts

Anju Sethi, Director Leadership, Talent, Learning, Culture, Engagement and Inclusion, BT

Angela Ignam, Head of People Analytics & Insight, Aviva

Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Well-Being, Department for Transport

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

Stephanie Fastre, Manager Development Programs EMEA Lead, Google

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

Peter Sheppard, Global Head of Learning Ecosystem, Ericsson                                                                                                                                                                     

Jamie Cunningham, Head of Employer Brand, Tesco

Sarah Porcelli, Head of L&D, UK Power Networks

Helen Moulinos, Chief Operating Officer, Stonewall

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

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

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

Sandra Arnold, Head of Learning & Development, GroupM UK

Jaimini Lakhani, Change Director, British Council