UC EXPO 2019 - Vodafone Roundtable

Vodafone Roundtable



Title: Unlocking the UK's productivity crisis in 2018

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Time: 8AM

This is an exclusive VIP session hosted by Douglas Grierson, Head of London Regional Business (Public Sector and Key Accounts), Vodafone. As one of 15 senior IT decision makers, or business owners, you will be surrounded by like-minded peers in a focused Roundtable discussion.

As a total communications provider, Vodafone Global Enterprise ensures that multinational organisations are confidently connected across all parts of their business: across their places, things and business assets, but most importantly across their people.

To increase productivity and stay competitive, employees need access to the right communication and collaboration options, in and away from the office. It also means you can drive closer team working across business divisions and borders and, for instance, enjoy shorter product and project development cycles.


Douglas Grierson

Head of London Regional Business (Public Sector and Key Accounts)

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Douglas is the Head of Regional Business for Public Sector and Key Accounts in London, for Vodafone.  Over a 20 year career in telecommunications he has held a number of senior roles including Head of Unified Communications and Head of Business Development for Vodafone.  Before working at Vodafone Douglas was Head of Sales and Marketing at tech start up Monnet, as well as holding senior sales and marketing positions in Sprint International and BT.  He is passionate about productivity and the potential of emerging communication & collaboration technology to change how we work and live in the UK and has presented Vodafone’s perspective on how to improve Productivity at a number of large events this year. He is also a keen endurance athlete and has completed a number of Ironman events and last year completed the London Marathon.

Title: Unlocking the UKs Productivity Crisis in 2018

In 2016 we commissioned the The Power of Productivity report, a new study written by, Dr. Alexander Grous, London School of Economics and Political Science, that identified three key levers which, when combined, have the power to unlock business productivity by as much as 20%.

Building on this, our newest report explores the trends that are working at the grassroots level. We surveyed the people who understand the productivity struggle on a day-to-day basis: the workers operating on the ground. In doing so we sought to reveal some specific areas in which businesses can empower employees to be more productive.

The Agenda


08:00 Arrival/Registration
08:15 Breakfast 
08:40 Roundtable starts (introductions, overview, discussion, Q&A session, reflections)
09:45 Session finishes
10:00 Reserved seating in our Keynote Theatre 
10:40 Keynote finishes
10:50 Networking recommences in the Roundtable room