Technology enables high growth businesses to accelerate scale; increasing productivity while reducing cost with a more flexible workforce.
The Supper Club will bring together three founders and CEOs who have innovated with technology and talent to achieve more with less:
• Tamara Littleton, Founder, The Social Element: Collaboration tools for a flexible workforce
• David Wynne, Co-founder & COO, Red Badger: Technology to enable scale & enhance productivity
• Jo Geraghty, Co-founder, The Culture Consultancy: The role of technology in cultural transformation
Paul Armstrong, a leading strategist, author and speaker on the future of talent & disruptive technology, will set the scene with foresight on the workforce of the future and how businesses can adapt to the new trends.
This exclusive event will be part of Futurescape 2017, which will focus on how technology can benefit your business today and help you achieve even bigger things in the future. Futurescape explores ‘Today into Tomorrow’ across some exciting experiential zones, with guests able to try the latest Samsung tech and receive guided tours.
16:30 – Registration and networking
17:00 – Welcome & Plenary Sessions
18.15 – Samsung Tech Tours
18:45 – Networking and refreshments
19.30 – Close
Keynote speaker: Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong is a leading strategist, author and speaker on the future of technology, disruption, retail innovation, media industry, social technologies, consumer technology, mobile innovation, IoT, Martech/Adtech, start-ups and the start-up ecosystem.
Paul runs the technology advisory HERE/FORTH where he helps clients including PwC, Coca-Cola, O2, P&G, jkrGlobal and MEC understand trends and how to sensibly apply emerging technologies strategically.
He is regularly seen on the BBC and News at Ten, when industry comment is called for, and currently writes for a number of publications, including Forbes, Cool Hunting and Short List.
Paul’s first book, ‘Disruptive Technologies’, offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain (Bitcoin), artificial intelligence, graphene and nanotechnology and other external factors – such as the sharing economy, mobile penetration, millennial workforce, ageing populations – that impact on their business, client service and product model.
Paul will set the scene with a view on future talent trends, the role of technology in driving and managing change, and the opportunity for SMEs
The Supper Club Panel members;
Tamara Littleton, Founder & CEO of The Social Element
Tamara Littleton is founder and CEO of The Social Element (formerly Emoderation), a global social media agency that delivers social media strategy, content, engagement and insights to some of the world’s biggest brands, including Oreo, Toyota, Primark, HSBC and The LEGO Group.
The Social Element is now the largest independent agency in its space. It has a team of 350 people working across the world in more than 50 languages, and it has seen average business growth of 43% over five years. It has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.
Tamara set up the business differently, challenging the conventional agency model. She pioneered and built a fully flexible and distributed workforce model that is truly innovative in the digital agency market, and enables the company to deliver social media campaigns to global clients 24/7, across multiple time zones, cultures and languages.
The Social Element has been named as an International Growth Business of the Year at the National Business Awards, A Rising Star of the Year at the UK’s Private Business Awards, a City AM Leap 100 company, and listed on the Sunday Times Tech Track and Export Track 100.
Tamara has built a large online community of flexible remote workers and will share insights on how she has optimised technology and collaboration tools to manage culture, improve productivity and enable innovation.
David Wynne, Co-founder & COO, Red Badger
A dog walking foodie who loves a spreadsheet, Dave is COO and co-founder of Red Badger – a digital consultancy that helps large blue chip clients with digital transformation, to be more customer centric, to be bold with technology, to drive out waste through lean and agile processes, and to help to build lasting change by developing internal capability.
Dave spent the first 15 years of his career as a software engineer, with five of those at Microsoft in the UK, USA and around Europe. Embedding lean agile methodology throughout Red Badger and all client projects, Dave ensures the business increases speed to market and delivers great value.
Working with a UK retail giant, a five-year backlog of work was cleared within eight months and delivered significantly improved KPIs, contributing to their financial performance ahead of schedule.
Dave will share insights on how technology can enable scale, improve productivity, and help SMEs deliver big projects for corporate clients.
Jo Geraghty, Co-founder, The Culture Consultancy
Formerly head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland, with 16 years’ experience working in change management for various investment banks across the globe, Jo Geraghty is an expert in building high performance cultures.
Jo co-founded The Culture Consultancy in 2010 and has built a team of experts in organisational cultural alignment, culture change and people engagement.
She is a qualified Executive Coach and specializes in working with CEOs and leadership teams of global organisations operating in large, complex and regulated environments; helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organisational culture change.
Jo will share insights on the role of technology in cultural transformation, where it’s most and least successful, and what’s driving innovation.
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