Digital Workplace: Supporting the new way of working

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives with most organisations making a sudden switch to mass remote working. As restrictions are progressively eased, the impact continues, with organisations having to decide when to allow staff back into offices, what proportion of remote working should be expected, and how all of this should be supported.

Whilst in the early days of lockdown teething troubles with overloaded networks, malfunctioning video calls and patchy remote access to certain systems was tolerated, both staff and customers now expect far higher levels of service. This means tackling both the cultural challenges of understanding how and where employees want to work, and the technical challenges of offering a seamless IT experience whatever the new world looks like.

Take part in this virtual event to put your questions to the experts, and see what your peers have learnt from the pandemic, and how they plan to apply this understanding to 2021 and beyond.

Why attend?

>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

>> Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free

>> Ask industry experts your burning questions, in real time

>> Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition

>> Enter our competitions to win great prizes!


Opening Remarks

Tom Allen, Site Editor, Delta

Delta Presentation: IT budgets and priorities
  • IT budgets have risen to cope with Covid, but will this last? 
  • What IT leaders are prioritising in terms of spend. 
  • Which sectors are being showered with cash and which are being squeezed?

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Keynote: Fostering meaningful inclusion and creating better ways of working in the digital workplace

Millie Gillon, Global Head of CX, Senior Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank

Google Chrome Enterprise: Beyond 'Workplace': Thriving in a boundless world with the cloud workplace

In this talk, Google's Matt Stevens takes a look at the evolution of the workplace toward a distributed model, and introduces the technology that can empower the modern cloud workforce.

Matt Stevens, Chrome Enterprise Lead, Google

Pluralsight: Empowering the digital workforce of 2021 and beyond

2020 was the year that changed everything. The way we live, work and succeed got turned on its head. The challenges faced gave way to opportunities and innovations that we can now capitalize on to make the future better.

Join us to learn about these challenges and how you can begin applying them to your team.

  • Improving their workforce’s ability to adapt
  • Increasing agility and flexibility while decreasing risk
  • Delivering digital customer experiences to accelerate revenue

Evanna Kearins, SVP Marketing EMEA, Pluralsight

Okta: Cyber Security in the ages of remote working

During this session you will hear from Ben King, Chief Security Officer - EMEA for Okta. Ben will share his observations and the latest research to summarise the impact of the pandemic on the Cybersecurity industry, as well as recent impacts affecting 2021 so far. Ben will also share his thoughts on Cloud and how as security leaders we can effectively navigate what’s important going forward.

Ben King, Chief Security Officer EMEA, Okta

Nexthink: Mind the (experience) Gap

The need for accelerated digital transformation continues even as lockdowns are eased. The demands on the digital workplace have permanently changed and the company’s future depends on IT more than ever, although misaligned priorities and lack of visibility and insight can create a fissure between IT and end users. This may be the perfect time to take advantage of disruption and build a system that is no longer in the grip of traditional IT provision, but puts employees first. Employees who, against a background of constant change, high expectations and limited visibility (after all, they only have a view of what they see on the screen), need proactive, meaningful innovation and exceptional experiences. Join Jon for this high paced 10 minute discussion on how IT teams can deliver an excellent digital user experience regardless of role, geography or workstyle, reducing the Expectation Gap.

Jon Cairns, Senior VP of Technical Services, Nexthink

Panel Discussion: Preparing for the next new normal to support expectations and responsibilities of a future hybrid workforce
  • How have habits and behaviours of workers changed whilst working from home and what new needs and expectations will evolve in 2021 and beyond?
  • What data and insights are required to inform new technology investment? Which technologies will best enable the digital workplace?
  • How are employers viewing the traditional 5 day a week office and re-organising the workspace and work environment to foster creation of positive cultures? How does the tech team support this?

James Grove, Head of IT, Southampton Football Club
Pauliina Jamsa, Global Senior Online Marketing Manager, Siemens
Evanna Kearins, SVP Marketing EMEA, Pluralsight
Hugo Russell, Digital Projects Manager, Cyber Quarter: The Midlands Centre for Cyber & Security

Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing Remarks

Tom Allen, Site Editor, Delta


Regional Chief Security Officer, EMEA
SVP Marketing EMEA
Digital Projects Manager
Cyber Quarter: The Midlands Centre for Cyber & Security
Head of IT
Southampton Football Club
Senior VP of Technical Services
Chrome Enterprise Lead
Global Head of CX
Standard Chartered Bank
Global Senior Online Marketing Manager

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