VISION STAGE – FRIDAY 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
What do we want to workplace of the future to look like? Do our advances in technology and productivity mean we deserve a 4-day week? Is the gig economy here to stay? Should we measure employees on time out outputs? Should society be designed around work or around family? Are open plan offices the best or worst thing ever invented? How do we accommodate a workforce with diverse preferences under one roof? We discuss what work environments will allow us and our society to thrive in the future.
MEET THE PANEL:
I am a Yorkshire woman that has lived and worked in the North for the majority of my career. I am proud of my sales professional credentials that have been earned over 26 years in the Telecommunications industry. I love working for Vodafone. It is no surprise to me that in 2018 Vodafone has been recognised as Top 25 Best Big Company to work for, Top 50 Employer for women and Stonewall Top 100 Employer. At Vodafone we bring our whole selves to smarter working. I am a passionate leader and people manager. I thrive on the recognition I receive and the successes of my high performing team. I support and coach those around me to be the best that they can be…….and have fun along the way.
Jayne DuerdenHead of National Government Sales, Vodafone
Qualified HR professional with over 17 years of experience across several different industry sectors. Have been working for the award winning agency, MediaCom North for over 6 years and I am really enjoying the focus we have on how we can help our people to be the best that they can be in all aspects of their lives – both in and out of work!
Laura McGowanGroup Head of People, Mediacom North
Sally leads on change and organisational development. She claims credit for the agile working culture change programme, establishing an in-house executive coaching team and introducing career & family coaching to support parents to transition in and out of the workplace. A global priority is to create an environment where all employees feel, and are, valued and always contribute their personal best.
Sally BucknellDirector of Diversity & Inclusiveness, EY
Ben is the marketing manager for Media Chain, the most engaged social-first publisher in the world. They have grown industry-leading communities across gaming, sports, food, fitness and other major consumer passion points.
Ben DaviesMarketing Manager, Media Chain
Andy has worked at OBI for the past 3 and a half years and has been integral in growing the team from two staff to currently eight design staff, including interior and graphic designers. Andy has a varied construction background having originally graduated in Civil Engineering back in 2001 and then switching careers to pursue design in 2003. Upon graduating with a second degree in Interior Architecture from Cardiff University, Andy returned North to the area where he grew up and worked for Aedas Architects (now AHR) where he gained invaluable architectural skills and knowledge that have given him an excellent grounding and appreciation of quality design throughout his career.
Following 8 years at Aedas, Andy moved to Overbury where he first met Darius, and then onto OBI. Andy’s main principle that he obtained early on in his career and has served him well so far, is that Design should be simple, functional and beautiful, something he tries to apply to every job. Andy’s greatest success came in early 2018 when his designs for an office were shortlisted for the prestigious BCO Awards.
Andy CromptonHead of Workplace Consultancy at OBI Property
After founding his own tech business, Adam worked for the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, helping companies outside of the capital raise over £30m.
Now working with a hyper-growth VC backed Australian tech scale-up SafetyCulture with their European HQ in Manchester, Adam also supports a number of social entrepreneurship projects and remains a supporter of Manchester business, mainly in the start up scene.
Adam GillettPartnerships Manager Europe
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VISION STAGE – FRIDAY
What do we want the workplace to look like, how do we work best? Gig economy, outputs VS FaceTime, flexible working, open plan VS offices.