Content streams: 

Future of Work and HR – covering the impact of the digital revolution of work, the rise of technology, the shifting socio-political landscape, and our moral imperative to champion inclusion, fairness and good work.
Business Effectiveness and Transformation
– covering organisational change, new ways of working, the implications of using people data, analytics and the importance of strategic and evidence-based decision.
Talent, Skills and Capabilities – covering leadership, line management skills, the importance of coaching and continuous learning, effective talent attraction and unbiased recruitment practices.
Wellbeing, Engagement and Behaviours
– covering holistic wellbeing strategies, flexible-working, people engagement and behaviour, workspace design and the impact of multiple generations in the workplace
HR and People Management Essentials – covering new trends in performance management, reward, the latest developments in employment law, apprenticeships and the role of business partnering.

Sessions formats:

Keynotes – opening and closing sessions to provoke and inspire
ACE talks
– mini keynotes from high-profile authors and thought leaders
Case studies – real examples from organisations leading the way
Panel discussions
– expert panels discussing the latest insights
Debates
– professionally facilitated debates on hot and controversial topics
Workshops
– practical and interactive learning to apply in your own organisation

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Wednesday 08 November 2017

10:00-11:30

[KN1] A Fair and Inclusive Digital World that Works for Everyone

Speaker: Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Founder & Executive Chair, Doteveryone.org.uk
Format: Keynote

12:00-13:00

[A1] Migration and the Socio-Political Shifts Affecting the Future of Work

Speaker: Professor Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs & Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Subject: Future of Work and HR Future of Work and HR
Format: ACE Talks

[A2] From Annual Appraisals to Continuous Performance Management

Speaker: Nebel Crowhurst, Head of Talent and Development, River Island
Speaker: Paula Leach, Chief People Officer, Home Office
Subject: HR and People Management Essentials HR and People Management Essentials
Format: Case study

[A3] Delivering Successful Business Transformation

Speaker: Lorraine Metcalf, Chief People Officer, ZPG Ltd - Zoopla
Speaker: Sinead Lynch, Shell UK Country Chair, Royal Dutch Shell
Speaker: Tim Harte, EVP Talent & Development, Royal Dutch Shell
Subject: Business Effectiveness and Transformation Business Effectiveness and Transformation
Format: Case study

[A4] Does Engagement Actually Increase Productivity in the Workplace?

Speaker: Duncan Brown, Head of Consulting, Institute for Employment Studies
Speaker: Ilke Inceoglu, Reader in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, University of Surrey
Subject: Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours
Format: Debate

14:30-15:30

[B1] Artificial Intelligence and Human Wisdom in the Workplace

Speaker: Timandra Harkness, BBC Radio presenter of ‘FutureProofing’ and author of ‘Big Data: does size matter?'
Subject: Business Effectiveness and Transformation Business Effectiveness and Transformation
Format: ACE Talks

[B2] Aligning Your Approach to Employee Feedback with Your Engagement Strategy

Speaker: Alex Snelling, FMCG & Retail HR Director, Cath Kidston
Speaker: Catherine Allen, Head of Keeping People Happy, Ella’s kitchen
Subject: Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours
Format: Case study

[B3] Equipping Line Managers with Coaching and Mediation Skills

Speaker: Dr Mark Cole, Leadership Development Programme Manager, NHS London Leadership Academy
Speaker: Andrea Vogel, Head of People and Achievement, WarChild
Subject: Talent, Skills and Capabilities Talent, Skills and Capabilities
Format: Case study

[B4] Adopting an Ethical Approach to HR and People Management

Speaker: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD
Speaker: Siobhan Sheridan, Director of People and Organisational Development, NSPCC
Speaker: Ben Yeger, UK Representative, Combatants for Peace
Speaker: Professor Roger Steare, Corporate Philosopher in Residence, Cass Business School
Subject: Future of Work and HR Future of Work and HR
Format: Panel discussion

14:30-17:00

[W1] Employment Law Debrief: Understanding the New Landscape

Speaker: Alan Price, Chief Executive Officer, BrightHR
Speaker: Paul Holcroft, Employment Lawyer, Croner Group Limited
Subject: HR and People Management Essentials HR and People Management Essentials
Format: Workshop

[W2] Ensuring Effective and Unbiased Recruitment Practices

Speaker: Alasdair Scott, Head of Well Being & Inclusion, The Chemistry Group
Speaker: Melissa Paris, Head of Science, The Chemistry Group
Subject: Talent, Skills and Capabilities Talent, Skills and Capabilities
Format: Workshop

[W3] Redesign Your Physical Environment to Encourage Engagement and Well-being

Speaker: Cathy Brown, Executive Director, Engage for Success
Subject: Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours
Format: Workshop

16:00-17:00

[C1] Intent-Based Leadership – Creating Leaders and Engagement at Every Level

Speaker: David Marquet, former US Nuclear Submarine Captain and best-selling author of ‘Turn the Ship Around!’
Subject: Talent, Skills and Capabilities Talent, Skills and Capabilities
Format: ACE Talks

[C2] Moving from Transactional to Strategic HR to Add Value to Your Business

Speaker: Helen Gowler, Global HR Operations & Global HR Portal Lead: HR Operational Excellence, Avon
Speaker: Richard Doherty, Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA, Workday
Subject: Business Effectiveness and Transformation Business Effectiveness and Transformation
Format: Case study

[C3] Creating an Organisational Culture that Supports Flexible Working

Speaker: Gareth Ian Davies, Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Nokia
Speaker: Gillian Daines, Innovation Director, Forster Communications
Speaker: Kate Parker, HR Leader, Forster Communications
Subject: Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours
Format: Case study

[C4] Do Diverse Teams Always Mean More Effective Workplaces?

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey, Director, The Resource Groups Company
Speaker: Huma Qazi, Director, HR and Culture Change, Huma Qazi Ltd
Subject: Future of Work and HR Future of Work and HR
Format: Debate

Thursday 09 November 2017

09:30-10:30

[D1] The Role of Social Purpose and Responsibility in Business Success

Speaker: Professor Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School
Subject: Business Effectiveness and Transformation Business Effectiveness and Transformation
Format: ACE Talks

[D2] Enhancing Your Brand and Value Proposition to Attract the Right Talent

Speaker: Jane Graham, Resourcing Manager, Wiltshire Council
Speaker: Jon Dawson, HR Director, The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel & Residences London
Subject: Talent, Skills and Capabilities Talent, Skills and Capabilities
Format: Case study

[D3] Moving from Absence Management to a Holistic Well-being Strategy

Speaker: Theresa McHenry, Senior Human Resources Director, Microsoft
Speaker: Nick Davison, Head of Health Services, John Lewis Partnership
Subject: Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours
Format: Case study

[D4] Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence and Automation?

Speaker: Clare Dillon, Developer Experience Group Lead, Microsoft
Speaker: David D'Souza, Head of Engagement, CIPD
Subject: Future of Work and HR Future of Work and HR
Format: Debate

09:30-12:15

[W4] Creating High-Value Apprenticeship Programmes

Speaker: Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development Content, CIPD
Speaker: Stephen Stewart, Global Talent Programmes Lead - Apprenticeships, GlaxoSmithKline
Speaker: Karen Bailey, Head of Competence Development, Volvo UK and Eire
Speaker: Adam Plastow, Head of Apprenticeships, Volvo UK and Eire
Subject: HR and People Management Essentials HR and People Management Essentials
Format: Workshop

[W5] Developing More Effective Line Managers

Speaker: Laurell A Hector, Managing Director, McManus HRD
Subject: Talent, Skills and Capabilities Talent, Skills and Capabilities
Format: Workshop

[W6] Developing HR Business Partners as Change Activists

Speaker: Giles O’Halloran, Lead Tutor – HRBP Development Programme, CIPD
Subject: HR and People Management Essentials HR and People Management Essentials
Format: Workshop

11:15-12:15

[E1] Advancing Diversity and Making it Work

Speaker: Simon Fanshawe OBE, Partner, Diversity by Design and Co-founder, Stonewall
Subject: Future of Work and HR Future of Work and HR
Format: ACE Talks

[E2] People Analytics – From Data to Future Business Insights

Speaker: Ben Hawley, HR Director - Analytics and Employee Insights, Unilever
Speaker: Ian Bailie, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and People Planning Operations, Cisco
Subject: Business Effectiveness and Transformation Business Effectiveness and Transformation
Format: Case study

[E3] Connecting HR, Finance, Operations and Business Leaders to Achieve Success

Speaker: Graham Smith, Director of People & Leadership, Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police
Speaker: Gillian Quinton, Executive Director (Resources), Buckinghamshire County Council
Speaker: Andy Boulting, Assistant Chief Constable, Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police
Subject: HR and People Management Essentials HR and People Management Essentials
Format: Case study

[E4] The New World of Work – What Constitutes Good Work?

Speaker: Mathew Davies, HR Director, Addison Lee
Speaker: Kate Bell, Head of Social and Economic Affairs, TUC
Speaker: Stefan Baskerville, Principal Director Unions & Business, New Economics Foundation
Speaker: Sarah O’Connor, Employment Correspondent, FT
Subject: Future of Work and HR Future of Work and HR
Format: Panel discussion

13:45-14:45

[F1] Designing More Agile Organisational Structures and Ways of Working

Speaker: Linda Holbeche, Author of ‘The Agile Organisation’
Subject: Business Effectiveness and Transformation Business Effectiveness and Transformation
Format: ACE Talks

[F2] Developing a Flexible Reward Strategy Tailored to Your People’s Needs

Speaker: Sharron Pamplin, HR Director, UK and Europe, Atkins
Speaker: Matthew Patterson, Group Reward Director, Atkins
Speaker: Georgina Corbett, former Group HR Director, Dandara
Subject: HR and People Management Essentials HR and People Management Essentials
Format: Case study

[F3] Enabling Social and Collaborative Learning through Technology

Speaker: Pash Reddy, Vice President - Digital Learning, Allianz Global Investors
Speaker: Simon Tindall, Head of New Business, The Open University
Subject: Talent, Skills and Capabilities Talent, Skills and Capabilities
Format: Case study

[F4] Are Millennials Actually Different From Previous Generations?

Speaker: Elle Edwards, Global Head of Internal Communications, Corporate Values & Culture, Kodak Alaris
Speaker: Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience and Enhancement, University of Liverpool
Subject: Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours Well-being, Engagement and Behaviours
Format: Debate

15:15-16:45

[KN2] Leading Great Performance – The Classical Orchestra Experience

Speaker: Professor Gernot Schulz, Orchestra Conductor, former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Honorary Professor, University of Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg
Format: Keynote