• Company-wide collaboration for the new hybrid workforce

  • Thursday, 25th November
  • Registration 12.55pm to 2pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Attendee Registration

82% of business leaders plan to deploy a hybrid, flexible or remote workforce after the pandemic, according to a recent study polling 500 UK business leaders. Remote working promises opportunities for savings, to widen the talent pool and improve employee wellbeing, if we can enable secure company-wide collaboration. How can we empower employees with access to integrated business tools like Microsoft Teams and Salesforce? How can we increase visibility of organisational performance through analytics? 

Join this Digital Boardroom session with Andrew Lilley, Senior Director Sales Engineering EMEA at 8×8, to explore the pitfalls and opportunities of hybrid working, how CIOs and IT leaders can enable organisations to:  

  • unify communications and collaboration 
  • create organic experiences across video, phone, messaging, chat, devices and teams 
  • seamlessly embed collaboration into every workflow, application and process 
  • deliver engaging, personalized experiences, extending to the contact centre. 

Our Keynote Speakers

Andrew Lilley, Senior Director, Sales Engineering EMEA, 8x8

Empowering the new hybrid workforce with cloud communications

Andrew has over 30 year experience in cloud computing, contact centre, telephony and security industries. His broad technical experience combined with strong commercial, sales, strategy and leadership skills have equipped him with the skills and passion to identify communication solutions that will prepare businesses for the challenges ahead.  

Event Chair: Anna Barsby, Former CIO at Halfords, Morrisons and Asda, Founder and Managing Partner at Tessiant

Anna has been one of the UK’s top CIO’s and is a people and transformation leader, used to delivering large scale change across different industries. Most recently the CIO at Halfords, Morrisons and Asda, she significantly improved the technology capabilities in many organisations. A people-centred leader with core strengths in strategy, delivery creativity and customer focus, Anna has worked with a number of FTSE100, FTSE250 and Regulatory organisations at a senior level. She has led business transformation programmes using technology as the key enabler. Anna was a finalist for the European CIO of the Year, ranked Number 1 in the CIO 100, winner of the 'CIO of the Year' at the Women in IT awards and ranked in the Top 15 Innovative Influencers in Retail today. Anna has been a Judge at the Women in IT awards, Retail week Discovery Live 2020 and the 2020 and 2021 CIO 100 panel.

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