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    Workplace 2020 and beyond

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    12 Mar 2020
    09:30 - 16:00

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  • Creating balanced teams

    Workplace 2020 and beyond

    Event Details
    12 Mar 2020
    09:30 - 16:00

    Members login to register for the event

    Not a member? Contact us.

Doyou want to improve the workplace for your colleagues and teams?

Three challenges are colliding leaders at once, that if tackled correctly can lead to your organisation as an attractive place to work for.

Firstly, a multi-generational workforce that has, in general, a vast mixture of expectations about what it wants from their employers. 

Secondly, the ever-widening skills gap within certain IT and Technology disciplines. Whether that talent comes externally or internally, developing practices that support continuous learning will be vital in closing that gap for your organisation.

Finally, many now want more freedom to work wherever and however they want. The technology is largely there to support this. Instead, barriers are put up by cyber security and culture that need to be replaced by a prudent but pragmatic approach.

Join this workshop to gain valuable advice around tackling all of these challenges. You'll hear presentations from a range of fellow leaders, and get the opportunity to engage in group discussions and network with peers.

This workshop will be run under the Chatham House Rule. Catering will be provided throughout the day

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • How to reduce churn and grow engagement across your team
  • How to unify diverse teams
  • How to keep your team continously learning
  • How to cater to the growing desire for flexible working, while maintaining prudent but pragmatic cybersecurity practices

09:20 Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:05 Warm up session
10:35 Creating compelling employee experiences
Presented by: Ian Tyler-Clarke | Group IT Director | ISG
11:25 Coffee and cake
11:45 Smarter Ways of Working in the Defra group
Presented by: Mel Andrews | Deputy Director - Business Change | Defra
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Building continuous learning practices into your organisation
Presented by: Andrew Horton | Director Digital, Partnerships & Innovation - GIS | British Council
14:15 Networking session
14:45 Working wherever and however, while maintaining prudent cybersecurity
Presented by: Neil Jarvis | Former Director of Information Technology, Aston Martin
15:30 Actions to get your workplace ready for 2020 and beyond
15:50 Summary and reflection
16:00 Close

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Presentation descriptions:

Ian Tyler-Clarke | Group IT Director | ISG

At ISG, Ian has developed a compelling employee experience for those within their IT & Technology team. By implementing a few key ideas (no rocket science!) Ian has drastically reduced churn and massively grown engagement across his team. In this session, you’ll hear from Ian exactly how he did it.
Mel Andrews | Deputy Director - Business Change | DEFRA
In this session Mel will share her experiences of delivering 'the smarter ways of working' programme in the Defra group, the challenges that have been encountered and what the next phase of the programme is considering. 
Specifically Mel will share their experiences of creating a network of change managers and champions, how new tools have been introduced and the challenges of working across six organisations all with different starting points in terms of technology and culture.
Andrew Horton | Director Digital, Partnerships & Innovation - GIS | British Council
Andrew will be presenting on how to develop and install a learning culture within the workplace, and how to effectively retain and give employees the time for self-development. He will be sharing the partnerships he builds in British Council with other organisations to do so.
Neil Jarvis | Former Director of Information Technology | Aston Martin
Cyber Security in Workplace 2020
Does Workplace 2020 present a mitigation or a risk to company information, Neil Jarvis former CISO of Aston Martin and DHL Supply Chain, will explore how Workplace 2020 could improve your security posture and allow employees to work they way they want to.


Ian Tyler-Clarke

Group IT Director, ISG


A self-motivated, forward thinking SC cleared ITIL v3/Prince 2 Operations Director with 17 years leadership experience, Ian has a strong service delivery, commercial and financial background. He is experienced in managing contracts from desktop services through to mainframe support for clients within the Government and Private sector. Experienced in major Government IT transition and transformation, Ian has developed and delivered supplier transition within HMRC, IT transformation for the MOJ and service transformation within Balfour Beatty.

Mel Andrews

Deputy Director - Business Change, DEFRA


Mel is leading a programme of cultural and behavioural change across the DEFRA group enabled by technology.

Andrew Horton

Director Digital, Partnerships & Innovation - GIS, British Council


Andrew is a senior C-suite leader with 18 years Board level experience delivering growth and exceeding targets in global markets. He has extensive digital, transformation and change management experience. Andrew has a career history of launching new products and developing new business models across different sectors using innovative approaches and multi-disciplinary solutions. He is focused on strategy, technology, design, data and people to systemise growth and change the dimensions of competition.

Neil Jarvis

Former Director of Information Technology, Aston Martin


Recognised as a Thought Leader, Board Advisor and Influencer; a highly experienced IT and Information Security Specialist with expertise in building & managing relationships across organisational boundaries at all levels.  With a proven track record in defining and implementing IT & Information Security policies & procedures, defining and implementing IT & Digital strategies, achieving IT security best practice, building and developing teams, influencing change in a challenging environment, communicating risk, developing and delivering secure by design IT solutions to meet demanding business requirements within cost efficient frameworks. Uniquely positioned having held positions as Director of IT, CISO, Penetration Tester and Technology Consultant.

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