Empowering the remote working revolution



Many companies have suddenly found themselves plunged into the world of remote working. From legacy organisations to start-ups the impact has been rapid and monumental. Employers and employees are having to adapt to new working patterns, new technologies, and a whole plethora of new challenges from functionality to mental health.

How are you and your organisation coping? Finding yourself vulnerable to increased phishing attacks? Perhaps your help-desk team are struggling to provide customer service remotely or just generally starting to lose their spirit?

In this launch season of Deskflix: Empowering the Remote Working Revolution we will address all of this and more.

Binge-watch our industry experts in this virtual event discussing the best tools for remote working, obstacles that are surfacing and the challenges of being an IT Leader with completely remote teams and customers.

Our superb line-up of speakers includes Matthew Gardiner from Mimecast, Michael Wheeler-Wyatt and Pritam Pabla from Google, Andjela Djukanovic from KPMGJeremy Cooper from Charles River Laboratories, and Tom Geraghty from MoreNiche.

Join live on the day for your chance to interact with our tech pioneers, your peers, and visit our exhibition hall or read Computing’s authoritative journalism on the subject during the breaks, all from the comfort of your own desk (and let’s face it, the coffee is better there).

Don’t panic if the CEO calls you by surprise, we’ll have all of the content available on demand so you can consume it anywhere, anytime. Deskflix: login, begin, take it in.

The event is CPD accredited and by attending you can earn up to 5 hours of CPD points.

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

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Director

Delta Research: State of the Nation
  • How are organisations coping with Covid-19 and the rapid pace of change this has created.
  • A quick dive into UC tools.
  • A quick dive into I&AM tools?

John Leonard, Research Director, Computing 

Keep business running, even when working from home

Chrome Enterprise is a modern, secure solution that empowers workers to be productive working from home while keeping devices secure and allowing IT to manage devices remotely. Join this session to learn more about the benefits of Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Browser, and how resources to get started.

Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA, Google

Passwordless authentication in an era of remote working

In today’s enterprise journey to digital transformation, remote work is on the rise. Advancements in technology make it possible for employees to work from anywhere, but also introduce a new set of challenges for IT departments.

Simultaneously, organisations have been on a quest to find a way to provide secure access to business systems and protect sensitive information without putting a burden on users with complex security practices. With the FIDO2 open authentication standard, organisations are now able to provide the highest level of security and ensure a seamless user experience through passwordless authentication.

Join this session to find out how organisations are implementing strong authentication to protect their remote workforce from cyber threats without compromising on usability.

Guido Appenzeller, Chief Product Officer, Yubico

The world has changed: Businesses @ Work (from home) 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseeable challenges for organisations around the world. With millions of people suddenly working from home, many for the first time, companies need ways to ensure productivity, connectivity, and security—quickly and at an unprecedented scale.

At Okta, we have recently updated our Businesses @ Work annual report with a Work from Home special edition, which looks at the data from the Okta Integration Network (OIN) to understand how our nearly 8,000 customers worldwide are using new applications and increasing adoption of existing technology to keep their remote workforce securely productive during this era-defining moment.

This presentation will:

  • Examine the latest findings from this survey on how the use of security, data, and app development tools has changed in just a few weeks.
  • Explore some of the best practices shared by our ecosystem of customers and partners.
  • Discuss the measures companies need to put in place to protect their people from the rising amount of security threats such as phishing, credential stuffing attacks and other sophisticated fraud schemes.

Max Faun, Head of European Value Consulting, Okta

Caffeine and Email Break!
How to securely enable remote working

The 2020 cyber threat landscape has changed drastically just over the last few months as more and more employees are mandated to work from home around the world. Working safely and securely from home has never been more important.

However, securely enabling remote working is a growing challenge as the network perimeter that VPNs were designed to protect has essentially dissolved.

For today’s anytime, anywhere mobile workforce, how do you enable them to work safely and securely while maintaining compliance and reducing business exposure?

Get practical tips on how to:

  • Deploy adaptive controls.
  • Adapt your security control stack.
  • Keeping malicious code execution away from corporate devices.

Ed Rowley, Senior Technical Manager, EMEA, Proofpoint
Mark Edge, Cloud Security Specialist, EMEA, Proofpoint 

Have you tried turning it off and on?
  • How are you ensuring a high level of customer service?
  • Can your helpdesk cope when neither you nor the end-user is on-site?
  • What are the biggest challenges your helpdesk are facing, how can you help?

Jeremy Cooper, Senior Director – IT Operations, Charles River Laboratories

What are we using?
  • What are the best communication and collaboration tools for your organisation? 
  • How to set a criteria of what you want from your tools. 
  • Is it possible to unify the whole organisation with the same tools? Do you need too?

Andjela Djukanovic, Assistant Manager, Information Risk Management, KPMG UK

Lunch and movement break!
Panel Discussion: Part of the A-Team
  • How can you maintain employee engagement and ensure you still have a ‘team’?
  • How to encourage your employees to look after their mental and physical health during a time of unprecedented change.
  • How to maintain organisation wide collaboration to avoid breakdown into silos.

Jeremy Cooper, Senior Director – IT Operations, Charles River Laboratories
Andjela Djukanovic, Technology Risk Assistant Manager, KPMG
Tom Geraghty, Head of Technology, MoreNiche
Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Improving security for remote working: 13 key recommendations

Many organisations are in the middle of a work from home (WFH) trial by fire. What are the security implications of this abrupt change? What are some key security best practices that have become clear during this time? Even after this current pandemic recedes it is fair to assume that WFH is now firmly part of the business continuity new normal. In rapid fire form, this session will provide 13 key recommendations that you can apply now and into the future to improve the security of your WFH program.

Matthew Gardiner, Principal Security Strategist, Mimecast
Thomas Wright, Executive Director, Incisive Works
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

How to get started deploying Chrome devices to remote workers quickly

Learn how to quickly start deploying Chromebooks and Chrome devices to your employees. This session will walk through the deployment steps including how to sign up, enroll devices, manage devices using the Google Admin console, and a few policy best practices for remote workers.

Pritam Pabla, Head of Chrome Customer Engineers EMEA, Google

Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta


Assistant Manager, Information Risk Management
Senior Technical Manager EMEA
Chief Product Officer
Senior Director, IT Operations
Charles River Labaratories
Cloud Security Specialist EMEA
Principal Security Strategist
Head of EMEA Consulting
Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA
Head of Chrome Customer Engineers EMEA
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta
Head of Technology
Executive Director
Incisive Works

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