The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event will feature leading industry experts, discussing where next for the future of work and the broad-reaching complexities of the current crisis. What the post-Covid-19 workplace will look like and how can organisations begin to cope with a new normal. In normal WORKTECH style, we will continue to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the future of work from a people, place and technology perspective.
CONFIRMED SESSIONS INCLUDE
DAY 1 | Tuesday, October 13th
LEADING PEOPLE THROUGH AN ERA OF CRISIS AND COMPLEXITY
An Interview with Professor Lynda Gratton, London Business School
The dynamic of change in the post-COVID-19 era will combine new technologies, revised business priorities and shifting demographics leading to the 100 year life. But advances in technology and longevity have not been matched by supporting innovations to our social structures. Lynda Gratton looks at new leadership strategies as a path out of crisis.
Panel Discussion: Wellbeing in the New World of Work
Work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our expert panel will address the importance of health and wellbeing in the workforce, examining the unique challenges posed by COVID-19 and sharing practical tools to help prioritize mental health and enhance the employee experience while working remote.
IS THIS THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT?
Adopting a Hybrid Workforce
As companies look to the post COVID-19 future, what role will the modern office play in our daily lives? For many, the vision is a model that combines remote work and office time.
RETURN TO OFFICE TECH ENABLERS
NASA: Innovation and Transformation
Dr. Douglas Terrier will discuss how America’s Space Program has created new business practices and operations during the pandemic. He also will share insights on NASA’s Artemis Program to return astronauts to the Moon and explore how NASA spinoff technologies have resulted in viable commercial products and services used in our everyday lives. In addition, Terrier will discuss how NASA is embracing digital transformation, a critical operational and culture change necessary for continued American space leadership in the 21st century.
DAY 2 | Wednesday, October 14th
THE FORCES SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK
The Death of Distance: Has COVID-19 triggered long term change for economic and civic life?
Twenty years since the original prediction and release of the ground-breaking book Death of Distance, Dame Frances will share her thoughts…. Is Distance finally Dead? Will COVID-19 lead to long term change for people and cities? What will be the future for economic and civic life? What are the most significant changes in the way we live and work? Dame Frances will explore all this and its impact across the globe.
Expert End User Panel: The Post COVID-19 Workplace
Over the coming months and years, individuals and organisations will make their own assessments about the role and value of a dedicated workplace, and they may reach very different conclusions. Returning to the workplace is set to become a conscious decision rather than the default position for most office workers. Our experts will discuss what new strategies will be required to lure people back and offer their predictions for the future of the workplace.