Remote Working: The Office of the Future

8 months later and remote working is the new-norm; video calls have replaced meetings, morning workouts have replaced early trains, and the office set-up is just a distant memory. How has your organisation coped with the continuation of the new technologies and challenges that Covid-19 has created? Has your infrastructure held up better than expected? Have you experienced an increase in phishing attacks? Does your team still feel like a team?

With many organisations now starting to open offices under new social distancing guidance, what will the impact be on business continuity? Is your organisation ready for a shift to the remote virtual desktop? Is this the office of the future?

In this episode of Deskflix: Remote Working II our industry leaders will discuss the biggest challenges they’ve faced so far, the tools and tactics that allowed them to succeed, and their strategy for the imminent future.

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Delta Research: Lockdown II: The Reckoning

  • What's changed since DeskFlix: Remote Working in April?
  • How confident are IT leaders that their strategies are working?
  • How are teams coping with the increased workload?
John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Keynote: Remote working excellence

Remote working has changed the way organisations function over the past 6 months, and the ability to quickly develop an effective remote working strategy has been key to their success. In this session a tech leader will share their experiences of remote working, the challenges they have overcome in recent months, and the developments they’re expecting to see over the next year.

Nick Hodder, Assistant Director of Digital Transformation, Imperial War Museums

Intel vPro: Details tbc

Stuart Dommett, UK Client Compute Group Director, Intel
Jeff Kilford, Enterprise Client, Technical Solutions Specialist, Intel Client Computing Sales Group

Okta: Details tbc

Ben King, Regional Chief Security Officer, EMEA, Okta

Panel: Keeping it cultural

With more than 6 months of remote working under their belts, how are organisations keeping their staff connected and culture alive?
  • How can you support staff as the novelty of remote working wears thin?
  • Does your team still feel like a team?
  • How can you ensure staff still feel part of company culture?
  • Has the culture of your organisation changed over recent months?

Nick Rosser, Head of Information Technology, Saunderson House

Shilpa Danwe, Principal Software Engineer, BBC

Omar Karamat, Head of Quality & Tech Operations, Tide

Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Regional Chief Security Officer, EMEA

Ben King is the Regional Chief Security Officer at Okta for EMEA. As Regional CSO, he leads internal security for the region and provides the operational interface to the global security function. In addition, Ben leads the global Security Assurance function at Okta, responsible for both Customer and Supplier Security Assurance activities. Prior to joining Okta, Ben operated in a regional cybersecurity leadership role for Symantec and spent 11 years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in a variety technology and cybersecurity strategy and governance roles. Ben has built a reputation for creating and leading high performing teams, having lived and worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney

UK Client Compute Group Director

Jeff Kilford worked in Intel IT for 25 years in a variety of leadership roles spanning client, server and applications development. In 2018 he moved from Director of EMEA IT to lead Intel’s Client Compute Group in the UK. Jeff is a senior subject matter expert on IT strategy, specialising in client fleet management and cloud strategy.

Research Director
Incisive Media

John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.

Head of Information Technology
Saunderson House

Nick is Head of Information Technology for Saunderson House, an award-winning independent firm of wealth managers focused on private clients. Nick plays a leading role in defining and supporting the business lead technology strategies across the organisation. He has 25 years of experience working within financial services in roles within technology, operations and client advice at firms including Jupiter Asset Management and BDO LLP.

Assistant Director of Digital Transformation
Imperial War Museums

Nick Hodder is the Assistant Director of Digital Transformation from Imperial War Museums and has racked up more than twenty years’ experience in the technology sector. Nick previously worked for Google and Sun Microsystems working on agile product development, usability and service design. Nick has helped to create products for brands such as Panasonic, Alcatel, KLM, Hilton, BA, Microsoft and Google. In 2015 Nick moved into the third sector focusing on digital disruption and culture change with an emphasis on social impact.

Head of Quality & Tech Operations, Tide

Omar is the Head of Quality & Tech Operations at Tide, passionate about building & scaling technical teams to deliver fast, reliable and secure banking platforms and apps. Before joining the Tide team as a QA Lead in 2017, Omar built up his extensive experience with roles at Semafone, ServiceNow and NICE Actimize.

Principal Software Engineer

Shilpa is a Principal Software Engineer at BBC. Currently working on critical web platform services, developing and mentoring software engineers, and providing technical and architectural leadership across platforms. As a Security champion, she is helping to create a culture of awareness to build secure applications. Previously she has successfully led product teams with agile working practices. She has helped team build continuous delivery capabilities through automation and infrastructure as code. She believes in building autonomous teams that have both a product focus and build high-quality production systems through automation for functional and cross-functional requirements. She strongly believes in enabling people and teams through technical leadership. Shilpa is an advocate and supporter of Women in STEM fields.

Editorial Director
Computing and Delta

Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.

Enterprise Client, Technical Solutions Specialist
Intel Client Computing Sales Group

Stuart is a Technical Solutions Specialist within Intel’s Client Computing Group, covering the business client portfolio providing deep knowledge of the Intel vPro Platform, remote management and security technologies. A highly experienced IT professional working with many organisations regarding the latest industry trends, the changing role of IT and modern requirements for devices and management. He has worked in IT for almost 40 years across a number of large organisations in various senior roles. During his 19 years with Intel he has held roles in Intel’s IT organisation, in product marketing, B2B marketing and business development. Stuart is a regular speaker at events and on-line.

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