The Future of Work Theatre



The Future of Work Theatre 2018. 16-17 May 2018. ExCeL London. Sponsored by Fuze




The world of work is undergoing major changes. This process is being shaped by a number of factors including economies, preferences, technological advancements and even upbringing.  Diversity within work styles is now increasing as the attitudes of three generations mix; the Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.

It’s increasingly difficult to work for a team whose offices aren’t located locally and regionally, or who do not operate as a remote team across the globe. Everything from the cubicle life, 9-5 hours and restrictive devices are disappearing and giving way to distributed, remote and mobile work forces. These work forces have the flexibility and freedom to work where they want, when they want or when they need to; ultimately increasing productivity and reducing cost.

Technological advancements in automation, digital platforms and other innovations add their own nuances to the changing workplace as they promise higher productivity, increased efficiencies and convenience. However, these advancements also raise questions regarding the impact on jobs, skills, wages and the nature of work itself: chat bots and artificial intelligence act to simplify work processes and customer contact, but also threaten white collar jobs.

These factors, and many more, are leading to a fundamental shift in the way we work. Discover more and future proof your business with The Future of Work Theatre at UC EXPO.





As part of this two day content programme, sponsor Fuze will reveal their latest research paper on how people, technology and processes are changing and defining the workplace of the future, today! If you would like to read Fuze’s research paper on ‘Workforce Futures’ it will be available for download here soon.

Workforce Futures: Unlocking the Human Potential

At a time where large enterprises like IBM and Yahoo are calling people back to the office, remote and flexible work are growing in popularity. Based on new global research surveying 6,600 employees across 10 countries, Fuze will share new findings on worker preferences on how, when, and where people like to work; what makes work effective; the role of automation/AI; and to what extent are we unlocking our human potential.

Join Michael Affronti the VP of Product at Fuze as he presents Workforce Futures: Unlocking the Human Potential

Productivity in the Digital Workplace

With fewer people commuting to a traditional office every day of the week, how should you reevaluate productivity? As we bear witness to a multi-generational workforce consisting of employees that defines productivity differently, the digital workplace must continue to move from being an idea to becoming a reality. Fuze will take the stage to highlight its latest research on 6,600 workers around the globe, discuss the opportunities and challenges businesses face when adopting new tools to support an increasingly digital and mobile workforce in addition to sharing a deeper look at the Fuze platform

Join Bradlee Allen the Product Strategist for EMEA at Fuze as he presents Productivity in the Digital Workplace which is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday



The Future of Work Theatre Seminars

  • Workforce Futures: Unlocking the Human Potential Wed 16th May 12:20 - 13:20 | Keynote Theatre Fuze  

    Workforce Futures: Unlocking the Human Potential

    At a time where large enterprises like IBM and Yahoo are calling people back to the office, remote and flexible work are growing in popularity. Based on new global research surveying 6,600 employees across 10 countries, Fuze will share new findings on worker preferences on how, when, and where people like to work; what makes work effective; the role of automation/AI; and to what extent are we unlocking our human potential. During this session, Michael will be joined on stage by our guest speaker, Sophie Wade, Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network.

    Speaker

    Michael Affronti

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    Sophie Wade

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 12:20 to 13:20

    Keynote

  • PANEL: Future of Work - The Impact of AI Wed 16th May 11:00 - 11:50 | The Future Of Work Theatre Independent   Mitel  

    PANEL: Future of Work - The Impact of AI

    It’s become accepted wisdom the Artificial Intelligence is going to disrupt the current vision of the workplace however once AI is common place what are we left with? This panel explores what  AI can do for us and what the workplace might look like once AI is widely adopted.
     

    Speaker

    Colin Mann

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    Sara Uzel

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    Snorre Kjesbu

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    Thomas Soulez

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 11:00 to 11:50

    The Future Of Work

  • Productivity in the Digital Workplace Wed 16th May 13:40 - 14:10 | The Future Of Work Theatre Fuze  

    Productivity in the Digital Workplace

    With fewer people commuting to a traditional office every day of the week, how should you reevaluate productivity? As we bear witness to a multi-generational workforce consisting of employees that defines productivity differently, the digital workplace must continue to move from being an idea to becoming a reality. In this session, Fuze’s Product Strategist, Bradlee Allen will discuss programs for keeping employees engaged while maximizing the productivity of a multi-generational workforce. Allen will also discuss how technology can support efforts to facilitate communication with distributed workers.

    Speaker

    Bradlee Allen

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 13:40 to 14:10

    The Future Of Work

  • Team Collaboration - Next Generation Wed 16th May 14:20 - 14:50 | The Future Of Work Theatre AT&T  

    Team Collaboration - Next Generation

    Working as a team today demands a shift to mobile & Cloud based collaborative solutions, which are rapidly evolving to provide even better ways for employees and customers to communicate with each other and their world. Implementing a solution that is matched to your individual needs may seem overwhelming. Learn how to take advantage of team collaboration solutions and how technologies like APIs, IoT, AI and Bots are making collaboration easier while improving the overall experience.

    Speaker

    Doug Jones

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 14:20 to 14:50

    The Future Of Work

  • Driving the Digital Workplace Transformation Wed 16th May 15:00 - 15:30 | The Future Of Work Theatre Vodafone  

    Driving the Digital Workplace Transformation

    Delivering the Digital Workplace at scale: how key partnerships and journey design drive the journey from strategy to implementation and make use of the latest technology opportunities

    Speaker

    Philip Fumey

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 15:00 to 15:30

    The Future Of Work

  • Schedule the Digital Workplace Wed 16th May 15:40 - 16:10 | The Future Of Work Theatre Scedule  

    Schedule the Digital Workplace

    In this session you will learn how Scedule adapts the organization of business meetings to today's working word.

    Are you grappling with the Future of Work and Digital Workplaces? And do you want to know how to make tomorrow's agile working world as efficient as possible?

    We think that Collaboration is still the key! Therefore we have to reduce the administrative effort for employees. At the same time as it is no longer appropriate for the user to act as an interface between the various individual systems and tools. These problems cause a loss in productivity and motivation.

    So in order to meet the challenges of our mobile and flexible working world, we concentrated on digitizing and automating the organization of business meetings. Because today's state of calendar sharing does not reflect the preferences, working hours or private plans of any employee.

    Speaker

    Sebastian Groß

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 15:40 to 16:10

    The Future Of Work

  • Work place technology and UC strategy, what is it, how do you define it, test it, deliver and support it? Wed 16th May 13:00 - 13:30 | Networks, Analytics & Security Theatre Independent  

    Work place technology and UC strategy, what is it, how do you define it, test it, deliver and support it?

    How does a modern business determine what technology it needs to ensure it is as productive as possible? How can it provide the right technology for its staff in today’s workplace? A defined strategy is key to the success of UC and collaboration deployments. People talk about collaboration but are they actually delivering? You will hear statements like “we have a fully agile working environment” is this really true? Once you have a direction how do you find the right tools in an increasingly crowded market? Then how do you integrate them, test them and deliver across your estate?

    Speaker

    Christian Bozeat

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    Time / Place

    Wed 16th May 13:00 to 13:30

    Networks, Analytics & Security

  • Taking collaboration to the next level: introducing the SMART BOARD Reinvented Thu 17th May 11:00 - 11:30 | The Future Of Work Theatre Midwich Ltd   Smart  

    Taking collaboration to the next level: introducing the SMART BOARD Reinvented

    Join this event to hear from Frazer Couzens from SMART Technologies as he discusses new collaboration trends and technologies. Learn how organizations are outfitting knowledge workers with tools within the meeting room to unlock faster and more informed decision making, and easier ways to sharing content, digital whiteboard, and conference over distance.

    Speaker

    Frazer Couzens

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    Time / Place

    Thu 17th May 11:00 to 11:30

    The Future Of Work

  • Productivity in the Digital Workplace Thu 17th May 11:40 - 12:10 | The Future Of Work Theatre Fuze  

    Productivity in the Digital Workplace

    With fewer people commuting to a traditional office every day of the week, how should you reevaluate productivity? As we bear witness to a multi-generational workforce consisting of employees that defines productivity differently, the digital workplace must continue to move from being an idea to becoming a reality. In this session, Fuze’s Product Strategist, Bradlee Allen will discuss programs for keeping employees engaged while maximizing the productivity of a multi-generational workforce. Allen will also discuss how technology can support efforts to facilitate communication with distributed workers.

    Speaker

    Bradlee Allen

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    Time / Place

    Thu 17th May 11:40 to 12:10

    The Future Of Work

  • When Less Is More: How BTG Consolidated Its Collaboration Stack and Increased Productivity Thu 17th May 12:20 - 12:50 | The Future Of Work Theatre Blue Jeans  

    When Less Is More: How BTG Consolidated Its Collaboration Stack and Increased Productivity

    In most business environments today, technology is used to enhance workforce collaboration and productivity. For a global organisation like BTG, this often meant having to purchase multiple solutions that supported various meeting experiences across video, audio and web conferencing. Over time, these de-centralised solutions became difficult to monitor, costly to maintain and time consuming to manage.
    Join Dan Woodhouse, Head of IT Services at BTG, and Mark Strassman, Chief Product Officer at BlueJeans Network, to hear ways in which BTG consolidated their collaboration technology stack to provide a simple, modern and trusted meeting experience resulting in a more productive workforce.

    Speaker

    Dan Woodhouse

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    Mark Strassman

    Mark StrassmanMore

    Time / Place

    Thu 17th May 12:20 to 12:50

    The Future Of Work

  • Transitioning to the future of workplace - collaboration, communication, and connectivity. Embracing digital culture, tools, and approaches Thu 17th May 13:40 - 14:10 | The Future Of Work Theatre Independent  

    Transitioning to the future of workplace - collaboration, communication, and connectivity. Embracing digital culture, tools, and approaches

    Digital technology is having a profound effect on the 21st-century organisation. It is fundamentally changing the way we work, the way we manage, where we work, how we organise, the products we use, and how we communicate. With all this change, some things remain constant. Organisations, filled with people, still exist to unite around a common purpose, common values, strategic objectives, and to get things done.

    Speaker

    Graham Mackay

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    Time / Place

    Thu 17th May 13:40 to 14:10

    The Future Of Work

  • PANEL: Future of Work - Adoption of Tech for the Evolving Workforce Thu 17th May 15:00 - 15:50 | The Future Of Work Theatre Fuze   Independent  

    PANEL: Future of Work - Adoption of Tech for the Evolving Workforce

    Due to the pace of technological change and the vast changes in the way people choose to communicate, setting a one size fits all policy for your communications strategy is as hard as it is impractical.  In this insightful session learn about the challenges of working with a changing workforce and the steps you can put in place now to make adoption of new technology easier for all.
     

    Speaker

    Graham Mackay

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    Julian Wiggins

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    Mark Needham

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    Sara Uzel

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    Steve Dietz

    Steve DietzMore

    Time / Place

    Thu 17th May 15:00 to 15:50

    The Future Of Work

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