Collaboration & Communications Strategy | Thursday 30th January 2020 | Hyatt Recency, Birmingham
  • Overcoming obstacles & realising the opportunities
  • Thursday 30th January 2020
  • 12:30pm - 17:30pm
  • Location: Hyatt Recency, Birmingham
  • Registration Closed

Deciding to transform the way employees work is exciting for the business – as it brings with it, the potential to boost morale and subsequently improve productivity. For employees, it could mean a happier work life balance and for IT, a chance to leverage tech for the good of the business and its people. Ensuring all the stakeholders are on board and contributing to the strategy is important, as new collaboration tools will impact every aspect of the business, from partners to customers and employees. Simplification of complex environments is essential to ensure the investment was worthwhile, which means unification of platforms, while ensuring everyone is bought in. New communication channels could mean new risk, which must be mitigated.

Tech can only go as fast as the business, but what if the business is behind the curve? What if employees want to choose their own tools?

In this half-day event, we’ll explore collaboration strategies as well as real-life obstacles, with the objective of unearthing new opportunities to leverage enterprise cloud communications for positive business outcomes.

Our Keynote Sessions

Heena Prajapat, Interim CIO

Session: Achieving transformation through diversity of thought

Organisations are transforming faster than before, leveraging new paradigms and team structures. While it’s accepted that culture determines any level of success, it’s essential to ensure diversity is a part of the process. Equality and inclusion remain critically important, however in addition, diversity of thought and perspectives present a promising prospect for bringing about the progress needed to make the monumental shift required to produce a truly diverse spectrum of qualities characteristic of a modern workforce.

Tim Hodge, CIO, PDSA

Session: Enrolling the Organisation in a New Era of Workforce Communications

Transforming how a traditional legacy business communicates internally and externally, how people work and redefining the operating model comes with an array of challenges. For a diverse organisation, it means understanding the landscape and the specific needs and nuances. In this session Tim shares the journey of he veterinary charity PDSA, with a focus on overcoming the relatable challenges.

Daniel Yin, Head of Product & Innovation EMEA, Ring Central

Session: Future of Work—How to transform your communications for the digital age

How we work has fundamentally changed in the digital age -from the myriad of digital tools like CRMs, productivity suites, and workforce optimization, to fundamentally different ways of working, with flexibility, remote working, and e-commuting being the top of many businesses minds today. Businesses need communications solutions that not only keep up with a modern workforce but allow them to thrive -RingCentral will outline what we see as the key challenges in allowing modern businesses to communicate and show you how to solve these problems.

Event Chair: Peter Adams, Group CIO, Avant Homes