• Accelerating digital initiatives to support a hybrid workforce

  • Thursday, 8th July
  • Registration: 12:55 - Close 2pm (BST)
  • Location: Midland's Region - Virtual
  • Registration Closed

“Through 2024, around 30% of all employees working remotely will permanently work at home.”

This is just one example of the impact the last 12 months have had and will continue to have on our working lives. How should organisations respond to this shift in remote working and what impact has this had on the services CIOs and IT leaders offer employees?

Our Keynote Speakers

Paul Dove, Services Business Development, SCC UK

In this session, leading SCC evangelist, Paul Dove, will discuss how SCC partners with its customers to accelerate digital initiatives to support hybrid workforces. He shares what they’re doing to improve operational excellence and drive higher levels of cost optimisation. Join this session to learn more about:

  • workforce and systems security
  • the applications SCC will use
  • the devices they plan to embed
  • connecting to these applications
  • the location from which services are provided
  • the support services required to adopt this new working culture

Michael Clifford, Joint CTO, Co-operative Group

Mike is a business focused IT leader with a strong track record in change delivery, creating strategic sourcing/partnerships and leading enterprise IT operations. Mike joined the Co-operative Group in November 2015 to lead the Shared Services IT function, a team of some 600 FTE delivering enterprise services that underpin all of the Groups businesses. Since April 2020, Mike has been in a joint Chief Technology/Information Officer position, leading all of the Co-op’s IT and Digital Engineering functions. Prior to the Co-op, Mike spent over 20 years at Lloyds Banking Group in several leadership roles across Programme Management, Application Development and Service Delivery. Two of Mike’s most significant achievements during this period were leading the Lloyds IT Banking teams through Europe’s largest ever Financial Services integration programme and being part of the Senior IT team that created TSB Bank. Also during this period, Mike spent some time as the Lloyds internal Accountable Executive for the relationship with TCS.

Event Chair: Victoria Higgin, CIO, Highways England

Vicky is the CIO working at Highways England. ‘Connecting the Country’ is Highways England’s mission, the work we have done through COVID-19 has ensured this has remained true. Vicky has over 20 years’ experience in working in mission critical organisations, where Business Continuity Planning and Risk management is considered a priority.

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