THE FUTURE OF WORK CONFERENCE: DIGITAL

We’re living in a rapidly changing world; your business needs to keep up. At Management Today’s Future of Work conference, 300 business leaders and entrepreneurs will be discussing how companies can become more agile, recruit the best talent, embrace innovation and learn from the millennials. Time to future-proof your career.

08.45 Registration

09.20 MT’s welcome address

Matthew Gwyther, editor, Management Today 

09.30 Keynote address

The pound has plummeted. Shopping habits are changing. Brexit is looming. The chairman of the John Lewis Partnership gives a unique insight into how one of Britain's best-loved retailers is bracing itself for the challenges ahead.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman, John Lewis Partnership 

10.00 The future is... innovation

What does innovation look like? How can you steal a march on your competitors? Four digital mavericks share tips on how to unlock innovation in your business.

Haiyan Zhang, innovation director, Microsoft Research Cambridge, and inventor of the 'Emma' watch (see her on The Big Life Fix here)

Frazer Bennett, chief innovation officer, PA Consulting 

Dr David Landsman, executive director, Tata Limited 

Steve Rowe, senior partner & deputy MD, Kantar Vermeer UK 

10.35 The world of tech in 2020

Technology moves fast. So where will it have taken us by 2020? The author of Megatech identifies the big ideas, fantastic inventions and potentially sinister trends that will shape our future.

Daniel Franklin executive editor, The Economist and editor, Megatech: Technology in 2050

11.00 Morning refreshments

11.25 What can we learn from the millennials?

Millennials will make up half of the global workforce by 2020. Here's what they think, what they expect, and how they're changing the world of work. 

Bruce Walkerfounder, WeAreTheFuture 

Nicole Tallantbuying manager, ASDA 

11.45 Start up; Build up

SMEs are the backbone of our economy. We bring together a budding entrepreneur, a veteran entrepreneur and a business expert to share tips on how to scale up your start up. 

Shazia Saleemfounder, ieat Foods 

Karen Penney, vice president and general manager, commercial payments and small business services, American Express 

Nishul Saperia, co-founder, IHS Markit

12.15 A great day at the office

The three ways to get the best out of yourself and your day.

Dr John Briffadirector, Dr Briffa Wellness 

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Keynote speech and Q&A

Eat. Sleep. Work. Repeat. Isn't there more to life than that? Twitter's vice-president for Europe gives his take on work culture and happiness.

Bruce DaisleyEMEA vice president, Twitter 

14.30 The future is... talent

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology, University College London and author, The Talent Delusion 

Jean Martintalent solutions architect, CEB 

15.00 The Future is ... job-sharing 

Two heads are better than one, so why aren't more top jobs shared? Some of the UK's most senior job-sharers reveal how they make it work.

Alix AinsleyHR director, group operations, Lloyds Banking Group 

Ian Shepherddeputy director (Americas), trade policy group, Department for International Trade  

Karen Mattison MBE, co-founder and CEO, Timewise 

15.25 Afternoon refreshments

15.40 The future company

From wellbeing and work space to diversity and digital skills, here's how to make sure your company is 'future fit'.

Peter CheeseCEO, CIPD 

Kirstin Furber, people director, BBC Worldwide 

Bev MessingerCEO, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 

Alison Webbhead of workplace, Lendlease 

16.20 The MT interview 

Sacha RomanovitchCEO, Grant Thornton 

16.50 Conference ends                                       

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