The Agenda

Confirmed Speakers Include:

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8:45 AM

CHAIRS WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

 

Benoit Hardy-Vallée, Associate Partner, Talent & Transformation, IBM

 

9:00 AM

KEYNOTE: THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL ON  THE FUTURE OF WORK

 

  • What are the key trends impacting the Future of Work?
  • How is Digital accelerating this?
  • What can you do to engage and understand digital innovation at the workplace?

9:30 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT & THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE

 

  • What a formal engagement strategy can do for your organization
  • Why the best-in-class organizations are measuring engagement at every phase of the employee journey
  • How to get employees more likely to commit to their jobs if they are challenged by their work, compared to having a competitive salary
  • Looking at the ROI of investing in employee engagement.

Mark Lang, Head of Human Resources, Big Viking Games
Nahal Yousefian, CHRO, MEC
Ozair Shaiq, Change Mgmt Consultant, Manulife

10:10 AM

KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HAPPENING NOW. HOW WILL YOU KEEP UP?

 

  • Explore the explosion of technology and the need to cater for the demands of a millennial workforce.
  • Understanding the evolution of the workplace and how to empower employees to build a culture of innovation, collaboration, and participation.

10:40AM Networking Break
11:10 AM Break Out Into Vault Tracks

Track: Engagement, Communication & HR


11:10AM Panel: Understanding how HR should operate in the Future Workplace

  • Kristina Holle, Human Resources Business Leader for Canada and UK, Gap Inc.
  • Jodi Marner, Human Resources and Employee Experience at Gore Mutual Insurance

 

 

 

Track:
Digital Workplace & Technology

 

11:10AM

Panel: Future Workforce: Defining the digital enterprise leader

Thomas Wardman,Vice President, Digital Transformation & Chief Information Officer, The Royal Conservatory of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track:
Future Office Space

 

 

11:10 AM Presentation: The Future Office of tomorrow

Mike Huaco, VP Global WorkPlace and Real Estate, UBER Technologies Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track: Engagement, Communication & HR

11:40 AM
Panel: Putting the human at the heart of the Digital Workplace

Diana Valler, VP Human Resources, Red Label Vacations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track:
Digital Workplace & Technology

 

11:40 AM
The 5 Essential ways to make your Digital Workplace a Success

 

 

Track:
Future Office Space

 

 

11:40AM

Panel: Collaboration: Design of your office space vs having the right people sharing the space with each other

Yasmien Fadl AVP, Head of Workplace Design & Experience, Enterprise Real Estate TD
Tracey DeLeeuw, Investor, FutureLand Now

 

12:10PM LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:10 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE A DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE

 

  • What apps and tools are available to help engage a distributed or mobile workforce?
  • How do employers encourage mobile employees to engage with tech initiatives? Challenges across demographics
  • Creating a sense of loyalty and purpose in dispersed employees Developing leaders who understand the Future of Work

Pankaj Arora, VP Transformation, CIBC
Denis Rousseau, Leader Digital Workplace Program at National Bank of Canada
Thea Preston, Digital Strategy & Intranet Manager, Walmart Canada

1:40 PM

KEYNOTE: MIND THE (SKILLS) GAP

 

  • What are the essential elements of digital literacy for a modern workforce?
  • Strategic workforce planning for the future without clarity on the expertise needed for roles of the future
  • Anticipating automation and AI
  • The importance of creating a talent pipeline for the organisation through reskilling
  • Who is responsible for the skills reboot? How much is up to the employer vs worker?
  • What is the role of policy and regulation in preparing workers and businesses?


2:10 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: FUSING THE DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL WORKPLACE

 

  • Understanding the importance of design, how shaping the way we design and use successful physical workplaces can impact your organisation.
  • Explore how organisational culture and structure support flexible and collaborative working and overall employee experience.
  • The rise of remote workers and the impact on organisations.
  • Looking at what technology is available to support flexible and collaborative working.

Mohammed Chahdi, Director, Global Human Resources at Dell Technologies
Richard Judge, Human Resources Director, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

2:50PM AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK
3:20 PM Return to VAULT TRACKS

Track: Engagement, Communication & HR

 

3:20 PM
What will the future of collaboration look like?

 

Track:
Digital Workplace & Technology

 

3:20 PM

Exploring new digital tools that are dramatically changing our screen time

Track:
Future Office Space

 

 

3:20 PM
Smart Building and the Future of Work

 

4:20 PM

KEYNOTE: ENABLING DIGITAL WORKPLACE TRANSFORMATION

 

  • Understanding employee expectations of today, connect and access content from anywhere, anytime quickly, and across any device. 
  • How can the workspace of the future need to meet these expectations by being hyper-resilient and agile; workload-centric; and device, platform, network, and provider agnostic.
  • Learn how the digital workplace with the combined force of social, mobile, Cloud and analytics can help meet the immediate and long-term requirements of the business and the end user and drive a change in the end user experience.

4:50 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: ARE REMOTE TEAMS THE FUTURE OF WORK?

 

  • Understanding the benefits to remote working and how this can  keep your talent pool wide open to employ the best in the industry.
  •  Does autonomy Increases Productivity and Employee Retention?
  • Remote working vs flexible working understanding the best option for your organization.

5:20 pm
vAULT: fUTURE wORK dRINKS rECEPTION

6:30 PM
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