IT leading the way: driving business efficiencies in the future workplace | Thursday, 20th January 2022 | Virtual
  • IT leading the way: driving business efficiencies in the future workplace

  • Thursday, 20th January 2022
  • Registration 12:55 to 2.15pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

The value of IT functions to organisations has been elevated during the past two years. But with that, came higher expectations from stakeholders. With remote and hybrid working shaking up many internal processes, CIOs and IT leaders have been under pressure to keep business critical functions supported and optimise business process efficiencies. In upcoming years, more than ever before, it will be critical for IT leaders to support the requirements of evolving hybrid workplace. From enabling teams to work effectively from any location to bridging the gap between physical and digital document processes and optimising document workflows, there are many areas where IT needs to take the lead in order to achieve the following:

  • enable and improve collaboration in Finance and HR, and exceed stakeholder expectations
  • create smarter and optimised hybrid workspaces, supported by cloud infrastructure
  • streamline workflows from physical and digital inputs
  • ultimately drive business efficiencies that make a positive impact on the bottom line

Our Keynote Speakers

Nikki Paine, Head of Marketing, Canon UK

CIOs – here’s what your Finance and HR stakeholders really want

How to improve your relationship with critical stakeholders in Finance and HR? Canon has conducted in-depth research with senior Finance and HR decision makers, exploring what challenges they have been facing over the past couple of years when dealing with IT departments. Drawing on the research findings, Nikki Paine, Head of Marketing at Canon UK, shares advice and recommendations on what CIOs and senior IT decision makers should be doing to achieve the following:

  • Fully understand the needs of critical internal stakeholders and meet their demands
  • Improve collaboration across IT, Finance and HR functions
  • Make IT the HERO function of the business, driving positive impact on the bottom line and overall business performance

Anthony Stables, CIO, Forsters LLP

Anthony directs the strategy and operations for Forsters IT environment. He has over 20 years of experience leading IT functions, in multiple sectors, globally. As well as achieving success in other law firms, Anthony has also worked in financial services and retail sectors.  Anthony has led several complete IT transformations and many projects internationally, making dramatic cost savings and delivering commercial advantages. Anthony has reinvented IT at Forsters with a "Cloud first" strategy, moving the firm's systems into Microsoft's online environment and leveraging other SaaS services.  Such has been the rapid change in IT at the firm, Forsters were finalists in the Legal IT Team of the Year awards in 2020. Well known in the IT community for his strategic vision and focus on value, Anthony works with both partners and internal staff, as well as clients, to achieve their strategic objectives.

Event Chair: Kelvin Cheema, Global ERP Transformation Director, Lebara

Kelvin is a technologist, a strategist, a visionary, and a digital evangelist. Globally renowned, highly respected individual, commercially astute and possesses unique cross-functional “change catalyst” gravitas. Technology agnostic, innovative leader with a blend of consultancy, advisory and delivery proficiencies; a seasoned CxO Business/IT Digital Transformation Delivery Director. Exquisite, fully referenceable proven track record of delivering and embedding robust digital ecosystems for many top FTSE100/250 companies and private equity firms. Driving growth and strategic renewal by transforming traditional analog businesses into digital ones; creating new value through smart use of digital tools, platforms, technologies, services, and processes. Assembling new digitally-enabled business target operating models, ERP/CRM implementations, complex mergers, technology infrastructure, shared services across Private, Public and Not-for-Profit organisations. Delivery orientated, trusted CxO authentic leader, passion for helping customer centricity organisations translate and deliver their vision successfully in today’s digitally driven markets. Improving digital operations for sustained revenue and growth in dynamic and changing markets, underpinned by robust risk, governance, business adoption and project management disciplines.