The Impact of Technology on Talent, at Futurescape 2017 - Prelude

The Impact of Technology on Talent, at Futurescape 2017

B1 - Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA

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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
Katz Kiely, Founder & CEO, Kiely & Co.: The role of technology in cultural transformation


David Wood, Chair of London Futurists, Principle of Delta Wisdom and Author will set the scene with perspectives on the workforce of the future and how to prepare for it.


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.


Event agenda:
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: David Wood


David Wood is Chair of London Futurists, Principle of Delta Wisdom and Author.


David was a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system.


Software written by his teams was included in half a billion smartphones over the following years, from companies such as Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Fujitsu, and Panasonic.


As principal of the independent consultancy and publisher Delta Wisdom, he is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, and writer on the future of Artificial Intelligence, healthcare, human enhancement, work, and politics.


David is the Author/Lead Editor of six books, including ‘Anticipating 2025’, ‘Smartphones and beyond’, and, most recently, ‘The abolition of aging’.


He also heads up London Futurists – a non-profit networking meetup with over 6,200 members – and has chaired over 150 public events on technoprogressive and futurist topics.


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.


Katz Kiely, Founder & CEO, Kiely & Co.


Katz is Founder and CEO of Kiely & Co and an award winning digital pioneer.


Katz has driven organisational change for companies like BBC, HP and GSK for over 15 years and her “people-powered” approach combines open-innovation, co-creation, multi-disciplinary design and networked events.


She has led culture change projects for some of the world’s most complex and risk-averse organisations including a transformation initiative for a UN agency embedding digital ways of working whilst extending reach by over 10 million and connecting 6,500 world leaders with 10,000 school children.


She judges for digital awards (including SXSW), writes for b2b publications, has keynoted at conferences across the world (Radio 4, TEDx and CSO Summit) and is an invited member of Vint Cerf’s I4J Global Leadership Forum.


Katz is now productising her approach in BEEP ( Behavioural Enterprise Engagement Platform) a mobile first platform that finds and fixes problems while engaging and connecting people.


Katz will share insights on the role of technology in leading and managing cultural transformation and open innovation.


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