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The Future of Work Theatre



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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.

Boomers can’t or won’t quit because years of an uncertain economy are delaying their retirement from the active workforce. That said, many boomers remain active by becoming coaches, strategists or consultants. Generation X are a relatively small cohort born from 1965 to 1978 who are starting to take charge and job-share at senior levels, whilst having to make big changes for Millennials: the techno-raised bunch who grew up with technology at hand and expect to work as they want, when they want, using the technologies of their choice.

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.





future of work paper

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 ‘Breaking Barriers’ and ‘How CIOs are shaping the
future of work’ it’s available for download here:
  
https://www.fuze.com/future-of-work#breaking-barriers-2020 



The Future of Work Theatre Seminars

  • Workforce of the Future: bringing four generations together with UC Wed 17th May 11:00 - 11:30 | Future of Work Theatre Fuze  

    Workforce of the Future: bringing four generations together with UC

    The workforce has never been so varied. Over the last 50 years, wave upon wave of new workers has entered employment, each one bringing its own set of expectations and attitudes towards technology.

    Today, businesses are on the cusp of welcoming another disruptive force into the workplace – the app generation.

    During this session, discover how IT leaders hold the key to creating the collaborative workforce of tomorrow.

    Speaker

    Michael Affronti

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    Time / Place

    Wed 17th May 11:00 to 11:30

    Future of Work

  • Brought to you by Great Place to Work Wed 17th May 11:40 - 12:10 | Future of Work Theatre Independent  

    Speaker

    Charles Fair

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    Time / Place

    Wed 17th May 11:40 to 12:10

    Future of Work

  • Digital Ice Breakers: Chat Bots, AI and Beyond Wed 17th May 13:40 - 14:10 | Future of Work Theatre Independent  

    Digital Ice Breakers: Chat Bots, AI and Beyond

    We are currently going through another information revolution, and at the heart of this transformation are chat bots. Bots make it simpler and quicker to connect users with information and services using natural interactions. Personal assistants are bridging the gap between humans and services in way that seems like something out of science fiction.
     
    In this talk Simon will explain what Conversations as a Platform is all about, from personal assistants and chat bots to Machine Learning APIs. Simon will also go through existing, real world case studies and the challenges of developing chat bots using the Microsoft Bot Framework.

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    Simon Michael

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    Wed 17th May 13:40 to 14:10

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  • Driving business transformation and employee productivity by realising the Potential of Unified Communications Wed 17th May 14:20 - 14:50 | Future of Work Theatre Maintel  

    Driving business transformation and employee productivity by realising the Potential of Unified Communications

    Unified communications has the capability to transform the way organisations work, both internally with strategic partners and in the way they engage with their customers. But none of this potential can be realised without successful and widespread adoption of the tools provided.

    In this session, Rufus Grig will present key findings from Maintel’s recently commissioned Connecting your Potential research on employee attitudes to flexible working and the tools they use. The session will also cover how to ensure your implementation of unified communication and collaboration tools achieves its potential, driving productivity and better customer engagement.

    Speaker

    Rufus Grig

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    Time / Place

    Wed 17th May 14:20 to 14:50

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  • The New Competitive Advantage Wed 17th May 15:00 - 15:30 | Future of Work Theatre Independent  

    The New Competitive Advantage

    It’s nearly impossible to work on a team that isn’t distributed – be it from teams spread throughout different local offices to remote teams across the globe.
     
    A commonly held belief is that teams in the same location can work more efficiently. But what happens when this isn’t an option and you have a global distributed team?
     
    Prysm CMO Paige O’Neill will share insights from research done in conjunction with Forrester Research around blending disparate teams, as well as share a case study of how Prysm drives coordination and execution of plans by distributed teams as well as for its customers.

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    Paige O’Neill

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    Time / Place

    Wed 17th May 15:00 to 15:30

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  • Work needs a rethink Wed 17th May 15:40 - 16:10 | Future of Work Theatre Vodafone  

    Work needs a rethink

    Do you ever feel like work used to be easier? These days new technology has collided with old processes and traditional attitudes to make our lives more complicated. Join Vodafone to hear why work needs a rethink.

    Speaker

    Douglas Grierson

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    Time / Place

    Wed 17th May 15:40 to 16:10

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  • Workplace of the Future: redefining the office Thu 18th May 11:00 - 11:30 | Future of Work Theatre Fuze  

    Workplace of the Future: redefining the office

    Today’s open-concept workspaces are facing some backlash with studies reporting noisier environments, lack of privacy, and health issues. And with more employees viewing remote working as a necessity versus an option, the work environment has become more complex than ever.

    For the future of work, "the office" must be designed around employees, with workspaces both physical and virtual that bring together teams, spark conversation, and create the best ideas.

    During this session, discover how companies are redefining the work environment to create a more collaborative and engaged workforce.

    Speaker

    Michael Affronti

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    Time / Place

    Thu 18th May 11:00 to 11:30

    Future of Work

  • How we can maximize the success of collaboration technology by understanding the changing world of work Thu 18th May 11:40 - 12:10 | Future of Work Theatre Independent  

    How we can maximize the success of collaboration technology by understanding the changing world of work

    Whilst technology rightfully continues to grab our attention, only by understanding the context of the changing nature of our workplace and the associated people challenges modern businesses are trying to resolve, will we make those investments land successfully. Scanning the horizon to provide both an enjoyable scene-setting for the changing world of work and drawing down on some successful collaboration user case studies, this session will seek to practically give the audience tools and ideas to make that change successful.

    Speaker

    Barry Flack

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    Time / Place

    Thu 18th May 11:40 to 12:10

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  • Brought to you by The Chemistry Group Thu 18th May 12:20 - 12:50 | Future of Work Theatre Independent  

    Speaker

    Gareth Jones

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    Time / Place

    Thu 18th May 12:20 to 12:50

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  • 4 Reasons Why Enterprise Collaboration Fails & How to Avoid Them Thu 18th May 13:00 - 13:30 | Future of Work Theatre i3-Technologies  

    4 Reasons Why Enterprise Collaboration Fails & How to Avoid Them

    Despite the various UC&C platforms available, most businesses fail to see an increase in the levels of innovation and creativity from its employees, as anticipated, following their UC&C deployments.

    The result of this failure is that their businesses simply aren’t as productive and competitive as their industry peers who understand the importance of successfully implementing the second ‘C’—that being collaboration.

    Individuals responsible for the successful deployment and management of their UC&C technologies for their organisation will benefit from attending this session.

    Speaker

    Lisandro Nunez

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    Time / Place

    Thu 18th May 13:00 to 13:30

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  • Brought to you by Atos Thu 18th May 13:40 - 14:10 | Future of Work Theatre Independent  

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    Thu 18th May 13:40 to 14:10

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  • Brought to you by Logitech Thu 18th May 14:20 - 14:50 | Future of Work Theatre Logitech  

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    Thu 18th May 14:20 to 14:50

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  • Available Seminar Thu 18th May 15:00 - 15:30 | Future of Work Theatre

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    Thu 18th May 15:00 to 15:30

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