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32 HR Innovators Speaking In 1 Day | The Future Of HR & Evolving Workforce Conference

Next-Generation HR Strategies For New Technologies, Innovations & A Changing Workforce: High-Impact Strategies To Keep Pace With The Changing Workplace, Take Advantage Of The Latest Tech & Embed HR’s Influence.
The Most Recent Cast Studies & Real-World Insights To Cement HR’s Impact & Strategic Influence By Leveraging New Technologies, HR Data & Insights To Improve Engagement, Retention, Talent & Recruitment, Diversity & L&D Strategies.

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led, Conference & Networking Event, 23rd January 2020, Copthorne Tara, Central London

The Future of HR - LOGOS

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks
Steve Tickle
Head of HR - Support Divisions
Allianz Insurance


09.20 The Success Story! Deploy Technology To Transform Your People Strategy, Empower Employees & Align Them With Company Objectives

  • The workforce is evolving and in the future it is unlikely that colleagues will be sitting in an office together, match your tech to the modern workforce by identifying your workforces needs and explore how technology can play a vital part of this transition whilst maintaining a people-centric approach
  • You’ve identified the appropriate technology, now how can you ensure that it is adopted by your workforce? How will these changes impact the way we interact with our employees?

Sara Milne
Engineering Lead for Capability & Culture, Group Transformation
Lloyds Banking Group


09.40 Take Advantage Of Innovative Technologies To Advance The HR Function & Best Support Your Organisation

  • From recruitment to payroll: determine where HR can best exploit new technology to support the business
  • The balancing act! Successfully maintain a people-centric workforce whilst harnessing technology to encourage next-level thinking and collaboration in your workforce
  • Stay ahead! How can new technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning benefit the everyday operations of your business?

Kate Shaw
Vice President HR

Nicole Westcott
Head of HR Operations
Severn Trent

Allison Watson
People Partner, Legal, Policy & Trust & Safety


10.10 Next-Level Insights To Adapt Retention Strategies To Different Employee Needs & Demographics

  • Adapt to retain! Implement original and flexible rewards, recognition and retention strategies to reduce turnover in specific demographics
  • Lessons learnt: considering the major challenges of retaining specific demographics when building strategies to enhance the employee experience
  • From 16 to 70+ recognise different employee motivations and drivers to deliver retention strategies which appeal to your workforce, no matter their career stage

Chris Lincoln
Head of Learning & Development

10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


11.00 Anticipating The Future Of Work, Employee Needs & The Role Of HR In Supporting Future Employees & Strategic Workforce Planning

  • What does the future hold for our working lives? What will HR’s role be in supporting fast-paced, persistent and permanent change in the future workforce?
  • 9-5 is no longer the norm! With global, flexible and remote working, how can HR adjust to support the business in our modern world and build genuine trust and rapport from the other side of a computer?
  • Top tips on the psychology behind talent pipelining and strategic workforce planning

Dr Satnam Sagoo
Director of Learning
British Red Cross

Mat Davies
HR Director
Addison Lee Group

Daniel Gallo
Director of People & Culture
McLaren Racing Ltd

Alastair Gill
People Partner

Ben Phillips
Head of Talent & Inclusion

Andrea Callanan
Inspire Me

Stuart Evans
Head of Leadership & Learning
Rolls-Royce plc

Josh Hart


11.30 Getting To The Heart Of Which Leaders Are Driving Real Change In Culture & Performance

Ghassan Karian
Managing Partner
Karian and Box


12.00 In An Ever-Changing Workplace Boost Engagement Levels With High-Impact Take-Aways To Boost Productivity

  • Are perks enough? Practical and inventive techniques to drive engagement to increase productivity and retention
  • Go beyond the survey to deliver data-driven measurement insights into workforce engagement levels to increase satisfaction levels and retain your talent
  • Out of sight, out of mind? Win over remote workers and engage a dispersed workforce
  • Continuous transformation: how can you engage your workforce in the face of change?

12.00 Perspective One
Tim McPhillips
Head of People Manager Capability
Direct Line Group

12.20 Perspective Two
Rob Carder
Global Director, Talent Development

12.40 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners


13.10 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions Will Take Place During The Lunch Break

A) Wellbeing

Keith Gibbs
Head of Human Resources
Network Rail

B) Culture

Louise Peace
Strategic HRBP

C) Flexible Working

Simona Cilenti
Director UK Market HR
American Express

D) Employee Experience

Laura Sharrott
Director of HR - Supply Chain

E) Rewards & Recognition

F) Change

Ghassan Karian
Managing Partner
Karian and Box

13.40 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Simon Eade
Head of People Experience UK & Ireland
Volvo Cars UK Ltd


13.50 Go Beyond Ticking A Checkbox! Embedding The Values of Diversity & Inclusion Into Your Company Culture

  • Adapt leadership approaches to champion industry inclusivity from the top to allow every employee to reach their potential and increase productivity
  • Navigate the world of AI and tech opportunities to overcome unconscious bias when recruiting
  • Celebrate the success of D&I initiatives within your company to bolster your employee brand

Helen Webb
Chief People Officer


14.10 Fit-For-Future Talent & Recruitment Tech & Tactics To Better Attract Top Talent To Your Workforce & Be Seen As The Employer Of Choice

  • Exploring emerging tools, tech and platforms to access and expand talent pools to secure a diverse and skilled workforce
  • Approaches to identify internal talent and develop strategic succession planning and workforce strategies to pipeline the talent you have
  • Build your brand! Creating an enticing employer brand to attract the very best talent

Emily Lofting-Kisakye
HR Director
Urban Outfitters Inc Europe.

David James Smith
HR & Talent Director

14.40 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email


15.10 Drive The Organisation Forwards In The Digital Age With Meaningful, Actionable People Data & Insight Strategies

  • Tools, tips and tricks to gather and interpret people data to find meaningful insights
  • Steps to derive action plans from your data which inform ongoing strategies and support the workforce
  • Be data savvy: broker analytics experience from elsewhere in the business to improve your skills to handle and analyse data to make informed decisions

Paul Boyle, Director, HR Planning & People Analytics, Sky

15.30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


16.00 Investing In People: Nurture Internal Talent & Optimise Your Workforce Capabilities To Drive Engagement & Productivity

  • Why is L&D often first to go when it is so vital to retaining top talent? Build your L&D case to attract, engage and retain top talent - even when time and budgets are tight!
  • From apprentices to senior leadership: cost-effective methods to foster leadership skills and develop your existing internal talent to increase capability and future-proof your workforce
  • Same old, same old: new, exciting, interactive (and budget-friendly) tools, tech and apps to nurture the very best from your employees and support employee experience from day one
  • Stand out from the crowd! In an employee-led market, promoting strong L&D opportunities to appeal to development-driven applicants and recruit the best of the best

Ian Turner
Talent Director

16.20 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email


16.35 Position HR For The Future Of Work: Look To The Future To Develop The HR Skillset & Strategically Align HR With Long-Term Company Objectives

  • Boosting HR's internal reputation to firmly embed HR as an essential business function which can inform and shape key business decisions
  • HR is no longer just hiring and firing! Exploring the skillset current and future HR practitioners will need to tackle the evolving workplace
  • Lead the way! Think ahead and position HR to support through future transformation, whilst maintaining a human approach

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth
Formerly Chief HR Officer


Nicole Zube
Senior Director, HR - European Supply Chain
Kellogg Company

Suzanne Roddie
Head of Talent & Performance
Virgin Atlantic

Chris Norbury
UKHR Director

Karl Gheewalla
HR Director – UK & Ireland

Trudie Adcock
Enterprise Learning Director

17.05 Chair’s Closing Remarks

17.15 Official Close Of Conference