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The giants of tomorrow will be those who use innovation, strategy, transformation and commercial engagement in a whole new way. Businesses of all sizes need to know how to get the most from change.

Today’s world of work is completely different to anything that’s gone before. How will Artificial Intelligence affect your career? Are MBAs still worth the investment of time & money? This one day event looking into the Future of Work, will give you insight into a rapidly changing jobs market.
— Tony Fish, Disruptor & Angel Investor

Decision made, now what happens to the European workforce?  

The sales and marketing landscape has forever been changed by Digital. With Buyers turning online for reviews of products and services, using social media to add weight to their buying decisions, does the EU even matter? With the disappearance of geographical borders in many areas of commerce, what does the world of business and work look like post exit? 

IS Information a commodity like any other

The use of data and technology will be key factors in the new economy but people management will also be important. Whether actual or remote, keeping teams motivated & engaged will be the big challenge for businesses of all sizes. Be good to hear from those who are doing it already. 

Wherever the desks areN'T

London Debates; The Future of Work will share business information from the world’s leading Experts across a range of sectors from technology to manufacturing, education to banking, their Leaders will talk about what they see as “the world of work in the future”. 

 Junior brains, mature thoughts  

Kids of tomorrow will want different choices about how they work with lower tolerances for what employers want. Where will the connection between the two ends be? And how are other continents making the most from emerging trends in education, innovation & worker engagement?

A bright tomorrow

Following on from the hugely successful junior program where some of the brightest young minds met to thrash out ideas across a range of industries, this event will focus on the 'how to' of going forward as seen by established Leaders, among an audience of 400.

A riot in the making. 

Disruptive Technology is more than just a buzz phrase. It will dramatically change the rules by which we trade, alter brand dominance and use emerging technology to change workers expectations. 15 years ago, no one had heard of Facebook.  What brand will emerge in the next 15 years, how will it change consumer behaviour?

Big brains, small world

More than a dozen Futurists, Bankers, Creatives., Economists, Educators, Politicians and Business Leaders will challenge the way you think about the future. You get a chance to hear from and network with world business leaders and equally curious peers. What you make of it is up to you.

Date: September 28th

Where: Honourable Artillery Company

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World class Speakers


World class Speakers


Who is this conference for?

  • Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders

Sharing their vision of how they see the future of work both globally and nationally across a range of industries the impressive line up of Speakers includes;

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Hot Topics


Hot Topics


With bite size chunks of wisdom designed to be retained as key take-aways, no speaker will have more than 20 minutes to talk about their view of the Future. The audience will be key in challenge panelists in various Big Debates taking place throughout the day. Areas covered will include;

Advertising  The consumer is hard to impress and the next 10 years of advertising relies completely on them buying into our largely tech-driven, Utopian vision of making every single advertising message relevant to the receiver. If you consider yourself able to predict the future within any reasonable degree of accuracy, you’ll know that a solid human understanding is absolutely essential as demonstrated so violently by Starbucks campaign to personalise buying coffee.

Technology  The digital juggernaut in all our lives shows no sign of slowing down, steering firmly towards greater levels of disruption in all industries. Open platforms and ecosystems will enable people and technologies to rapidly build on previous waves of innovation. Exponential innovation in digital technologies knows no boundaries, combining completely new categories of technology such as molecular and material science, causing disruptions across a range of industries, functions, and disciplines. 

Hotel & Hospitality  Success in the fast-moving hotel sector takes more than great facilities. It takes in-depth understanding of the business environment, the ability to attract and develop a first-class operational team, robust processes and systems, and the capacity to deliver consistent profitability in an increasingly competitive market. In short the experience and skills in hotel management at the highest level.

Retail  Personalisation was seen as key to bonding with customers but it can also go seriously wrong for brands. In 2012, Starbucks changed its strategy to become more personalised, asking staff to take the names of their customers and write them on the cup when they ordered. What should have been a fool proof campaign went horribly wrong as Twitter went into overdrive and Starbucks’ approach to personalisation became the butt of many a joke. Live by the tweet, die by the tweet. 

Manufacturing  Industry is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution as digitalisation now follows after the automation of production. The goals are to increase productivity and efficiency, speed, and quality. In this way, companies can remain competitive on the path to the future of industry. Manufacturing is considered a driver for innovation, growth, and social stability. Only those who can make do with less energy and fewer resources will be able to cope with growing cost pressures.

Banking  The banking sector is facing formidable and unprecedented opportunity. As sweeping regulation is slowly steering the banks back on course with the days of excessive leverage behind us. It is now the time to focus on what the financial services industry can do best: stimulate innovation, investment and productivity. Whilst the days of 15 per cent return on equity still feel like a pipedream, better times lie ahead for the more adaptable players, who can meet customers in the new digital environment. 

Education  In an era when all of human knowledge is freely available online, and the nature of work is fundamentally changing, we have to ask ourselves how the education system needs to evolve to reflect our new realities. This is particularly important when we look at the tech skills required for the digital economy and how other countries in Asia are ensuring their next generation is ahead of worldwide competition.

Health  Some think virtual and augmented reality have the potential to transform how we interact with almost every industry today, but can it be equally transformative both from a consumer and an enterprise perspective in Health? Can the NHS up it's game by engaging with emerging technology whilst retaining it humanity? Should staffing be determined by borders, technology or budget? What is the alternative?

Personal Development  Personal development does not necessarily imply upward movement; rather, it is about enabling individuals to reach their full potential at each stage of their career whilst still delivering on the performance required by their employers. Personal development is a continuous lifelong process of nurturing, shaping and improving skills and knowledge to ensure maximum effectiveness and ongoing employability. 

Employment  Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft was quoted by Business Insider as saying: "Software substitution, whether for drivers, waiters or nurses....is progressing.... Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill sets... Twenty years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don't think people have that in their mental model." So how do we change that model and secure employment?

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Agenda


Agenda


This is a one day event from 8.30 to 5.00 followed by a VIP Drinks Reception

8.30 - 9.15  Registration, coffee & bacon rolls

Welcome from Lord Digby Jones and Who's after your lunch

Ashok Vaswani CEO Barclays We will leave no-one behind

Tony Fish CEO Ideas Lab, Courageous investing

Panel debate; To Infinity & Beyond....without Buzz Lightyear

10.45 - 11.15Coffee

Catherine Brentnall CEO Ready Unlimited, Teaching the teachers to be fit for purpose

Paul Papadimitriou, Scouting for Start-ups, Eating your own dogfood

Dr Kevin Curran Ulster University What your phone is whispering to your fridge

Amelia Kallman & her Robot friend Flux Innovation, Future proof solutions

12.30 - 2.00 Lunch

Charlotte Hollins  Fordhall Farm How to make Crowfunding work  

Colin Sloman, Accenture, How Digital is transforming HR into H&R (Humans & Robots)

Garry Wilson, Endless VC, The good, the bad & the ugly of pitching for money

Phil Smith, CEO Cisco, The next wave of competition is here

Speed dating for Start ups - Panel session

3.15 - 3.45  Coffee

Peter Desmond, Tomorrow’s Company, Revolution not Evolution

Aaron Shields, Fitch; Predicting the future

Simon Harrop, CEO Brand Sense the smell of success

11 Everyday Things That Won’t Exist In 10 Years’ Time

5.00 - Closing remarks Lord Digby Jones

6.00 – 8.00 pm Creative & Cocktails (must pre-register during booking)

 

This agenda is for guidance purposes only, speakers may change.

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When & where?


28th Sept

Honourable Artillery Company

When & where?


28th Sept

Honourable Artillery Company

The Honourable Artillery Company is the oldest regiment in the British Army and the second most senior unit of the Territorial Army.  The Company traditionally dates its origins to 1537 when Henry VIII granted a charter to the Fraternity or Guild of Artillery of Longbows, Crossbows and Handguns for ‘the better increase of the defence of this our realm’ and ‘the maintenance of the science of artillery’.  This fraternity practised in the Artillery Ground in Bishopsgate (Spitalfields) until around the 1560s.  During the years of the Armada threat in 1586-1588, this practice ground was again used by the officers who trained the City of London’s Trained Bands and who were also known as the ‘Captains of the Artillery Garden’.   The word ‘artillery’ was used at this time to describe archery and other missile weapons, while bigger guns were known as ‘great artillery’. 

Located in the Heart of London, with more than 3 tube options within a 10 minute walk, reaching us is easy, just click here to get full details. For some fascinating insight into the history of the HAC click here or for more about why the area is one of the coolest places for culture, art, fashion and food, click here.

 
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Networking Opportunities


Networking Opportunities


Many people believe the best kind of networking is done on an informal basis so the exclusive drinks reception after the event will give invited guests a chance to meet and greet key people over champagne and canapes in a relaxed environment. You'll need to register your interest in attending this evening event as places are strictly limited..

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A Helping Hand


A Helping Hand


There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.
— Ray Goforth

It may be lonely at the top but it's just as tough on the way up there, especially without support from people who've walked a mile in your shoes, faced your kind of challenges and lived to tell the tale. During this one day event, you will be able to get expert advice from a wide selection of experts in one-to-one consultations lasting 30 minutes. It may not be long enough to cover all your problems, but it will be a good first step.

Leading figures across funding, strategy, business & marketing will answer your specific questions and concerns during 30 min 'chew-the-fat' sessions. (Please register for yours as soon as possible). Up close & personal, it will look into your business, your goals and your strategy for achieving them.

Asking questions will get you the performance you are after far more than dictating demands.
— Dan James
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Sponsorship opportunities


Sponsorship opportunities


We'd like to thank those Sponsors who have already signed up to be associated with Leadership of the future and a limited range of Sponsor packages are still available on demand. No two businesses in the same sector will be accepted and places will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Complete this enquiry form to gain 30 day exclusivity in your sector; 

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Tickets


Tickets


 

Please note - this event has been postponed

 
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Thank you to...


Thank you to...


Outstanding events like this don't happen by accident but with the collaboration and support of many key people whom we'd like to thank......

Tony Fish....for the creative thought that kick-started this event and his support throughout....

To the great Speakers who shared their vision of the future....

....most especially Lord Digby Jones who has championed British enterprise and ingenuity around the world for years

Katy Carlisle and her team for creating this website with enthusiasm and flexibility

George Chiesa for his wisdom at an early stage

Evolution Production.....for their creativity, integrity, tenacity and skill which never failed us

To all our delegates whose inquiring minds and passionate belief in the possibilities of the future made this event worthwhile