Day 1

From London
November 2, 2021

Hour

1

12:00 pm London - 8:00 am New York - 5:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Karlee Scott-Murphy, Global Black Belt – Employee Experience, Microsoft

Using Viva insights to regenerate your organization

Bringing calm to a chaotic time starts with having the right insights. The nature of work has changed. How, when and where work is done is different now and balancing productivity and well-being while navigating a new world of work is a challenge for employees and managers. Microsoft Viva Insights takes a data-driven approach to improving employee wellbeing and productivity in an increasingly complex, hyperconnected, and sometimes isolating environment. Learn how Microsoft Viva Insights can help you identify and build better habits, prioritize wellbeing and create a culture where people and business can thrive in a healthy environment.

Hot Topics

Building digital capacity through human capacity: Whatever your digital strategy, you need your customers and staff to have the digital skills to embrace it. Acquiring digital skills can sometimes be a steep, scary and isolating learning for most. The best way to help them is by creating a team of people to help them. We call these Champions. Digital Champions are people with skill, enthusiasm and empathy who can not only support in building digital capacity through genuine relationships but also promote digital inclusion. Digital Unite share how you can create and embed champion models that work within your organisation. Because real change starts when you empower your people.

Emma Weston

Chief Executive

Lessons from Nature

Regenerate your business: The power of the Adaptive Cycle: Humans are terrified of change. Yet change is one of the most fundamental principles of the natural world. Join us to explore the way in which ecosystems and organisms harness the power of change to survive and thrive after a natural disaster and begin to apply this thinking to your own life and work in a post-covid world.

Lucy Colclough

Founder and Creator

Look Inside

In this session we look at how to build structures that enable strong relationships. We will explore how to make the shift from corporation to community where these relationships are the driver for success.

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

2

1:00 pm London - 9:00 am New York - 6:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Poppy Jamie

The power of rest with Poppy Jamie

Through the glamorising of overwork culture, it seems we have forgotten how to stop, rest and be – and that in this state we actually make our best decisions. In this engaging interview, Poppy Jamie, podcast host and speaker in the mental wellbeing and mindfulness space, looks at tools and solutions such as flexible thinking and growth mindset to help individuals move away from the robotic way of life and move to the compassionate, and how we can learn from nature to permit ourselves to rest. 

Hot Topics

What is your company objective, and how do you articulate it to serve all of your stakeholders? If the answer is not there yet, join this practical Hot Topics breakout with Isabel Kelley, founder of Profit with Purpose, to work out how to get started, align your purpose to your resources, your people, society and the planet, apply a different lens to your product or service, and discover what commercial objectives this achieves?

Lessons from Nature

The health of your organization starts with the employees inside it. In this interactive breakout, we'll talk through the 'Thriving at Work Report'. Understand how it can be implemented and come away with practical ways to achieve a healthy workplace.

Claire Russell

CEO & Co-founder

Look Inside

LEGO is constantly looking at how to bring more sustainable practices to their product innovation. As head of environmental product innovation, Jesper talks to us about the life cycle of the bricks themselves; the materials they use to create them and how they can become truly circular.

Jesper Ambrosius

Head of LEGO Workplace Experience

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

3

2:00 pm London - 10:00 am New York - 7:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Sarah Burbedge, Head of Change, BBC and Lauren Griffiths, HR Consultant

Get real at work with the BBC

Get real and see what happens. The old story of work would have told us to turn up to our cubicle suit and tied, work faces on, real sealves squared away and to never break the fourth wall. Sarah Burbedge from the BBC brings in Lauren Griffiths who last year made the headlines when she 'tossed' her Linkedin headshot, for a frank and real conversation around bringing our truly authentic selves to work.

Hot Topics

How the culture of Malmö is alive in the culture of organisations in the public sector. With the pandemic accelerating new ways of work, innovations have expand further into the local business, where employees have more equal access to digital tools and services and collaborative support. Hear how the culture of the city is alive in local business and how access to digital tools and technology continues to strengthen the relationship between the city, the people and the digital workplace.

Elisabet Lundholm

Intranet and Digital Workplace Manager

Lessons from Nature

Travel, Work, Learning: Guest details coming soon!

Look Inside

Do you avoid having difficult conversations? Are you worried your colleagues will expose you as a fraud or impostor? Do you spin your wheels trying to manage difficult relationships and please people? Now is the time to conquer these limiting factors. Join Leadership Coach and trainee Psychotherapist Gabriella Miller for this workshop which will bring light to the impact of the inner critic on your work, life and leadership. 

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

4

3:00 pm London - 11:00 am New York - 8:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Abigail Wilmore, Chief People Officer, Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney: A conscious company

Pioneering fashion brand, Stella McCartney has always found ways to celebrate nature, lead with purpose, and stay conscious as an organization. Hear from Chief People Officer, Abigail Wilmore on how they enact change each day through the creation of an engagement tool, a culture board and fighting off complacency whenever there is progress. From biodiversity, to purpose to life-cycles, we hear about not only the ethos of Stella McCartney but tangible ways they have embedded this into their culture and structures.

Hot Topics

Lessons from Nature

Join us for a sneak peak into DWG membership with this DWG Taster session

Nancy Goebel

Managing Director, Member Services

Edward Taylor

Executive Director, DWG

Look Inside

What can honeybees teach us about collaboration? Cisco has undertaken research to understand what we can learn from biomimecry and the Networked Intelligence of Superoganisms to cultivate thriving teams. Take a Look Inside Cisco and their research by joining Gianpaolo Barozzi as he shares simple rules for Designing Intelligent Human Networks.

Gianpaolo Barozzi

Global Head of People Experience Innovation

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Day 2

From New York
November 3, 2021

Hour

1

4:00 pm London - 12:00 pm New York - 9:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Annie Parker, Code Club Australia & Techfugees Australia, and Aubrey Blanche, Culture Amp

Why equitable workplaces will win today and in the future

When it comes to diversity, inclusion and belonging there is so much unlearning that needs to happen. How do we create startups with new building blocks, shifting the foundations on which they're built so that the biodiversity of the systems are diverse and healthy from the get go. Break down before you start up.

Hot Topics

The global pandemic accelarated digital transformation at an unprecendented rate and has greatly influenced even the most basic of human needs in the workplace, including how we get work done. It's time to revist Maslow's Theory of Human Motivation in the modern workplace and with the rise of hybrid an remote working, what are the heirachy of needs to build a healthy and engaged workforce? Join Richard Marshall to explore the new hierachy of needs as we embrace the new story of work.

Lessons from Nature

We take a look at the NOW Index and share insights from a recently submitted survey

Giovanni Piazza

Head of Knowledge Management Services

Edward Taylor

Executive Director, DWG

Look Inside

Inside Mass Mutual - Shifting to a culture first organization through a social intranet

Betsy Codding

Head of Digital Communications and Multi-Media

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

2

5:00 pm London - 1:00 pm New York - 10:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Toni Vanwinkle, Adobe

Has the pandemic been the ultimate equalizer?

Has remote working levelled the playing field? In some ways yes, as you have an insight into each others' personal lives, but how can we maintain this and allow it to evolve into embracing individuality and authenticity in the workplace? Hear from Toni Vanwinkle as she shares her thoughts in this interview.

Hot Topics

CEO & Founder of Spaces to Places with over 20 years experience in the commercial property industry, Zoe Ellis-Moore chats with progressive thought leader and ex professional poker player, David Cairns around the shifting work landscape, and asks the question will we ever "go" to work again?

Zoe Ellis-Moore

Founder & CEO

Dave Cairns

Senior Vice President, Office Leasing

Lessons from Nature

Are we in a time collaboration overload? Just as our fitbits monitor our heart-rate and breathing and signal a level of health, what if we can come up with a way to monitor the health of social networks and provide early warning signals for workplace overload in real time? Join Cai Kjaer as he takes a data-driven approach to understand how your social networks are performing and address the critical and growing issue of collaborative overload.

Cai Kjaer

Co-founder & CEO

Look Inside

How to build structures that enable strong relationships. What does a workplace community mean and what does it look like in practice? In this session we will explore how to make the shift from corporation to community where strong relationships are the driver for success.

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

3

6:00 pm London - 2:00 pm New York - 11:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Dr Nicola J Millard, Principal Innovation Partner, BT

Taming the Zedonk: Avoiding horrible hybrids

When it comes to Hybrid Working there is no one-size-fits all model for how it’s designed, implemented and adopted – even its definition varies depending on who you talk to! This session will delve into what a hybrid work model looks like and what it has in common with zebras and donkeys. It will look at some ‘horrible hybrids’ and how to avoid them and also look at opportunities to create new ways of working which work for productivity, people and planet.

Hot Topics

My : Method Desk yoga & breathe work

Lessons from Nature

What does cybersecurity and bananas have in common? Cybersecurity can be an intimidating topic and it's often hard to know where to start. Drawing on lessons from the animal kingdom such as herd immunity and the end of the gros michel, Diana Kelly explores the risks in cyber monocultures to improve IT resilience, risk and security.

Diana Kelley

Co-Founder and CTO

Look Inside

Graham Kennedy gives an inside look at the digital workplace ecosystem at Fidelity Investments and discusses how the pandemic tested and enabled working relationships ranging from stakeholders and partners to associates. Learn about what’s next for the digital workplace at Fidelity and how they see the past 18+ months influencing the network and structures they’ve created so far.

Graham Kennedy

Head of Digital Workplace

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

4

7:00 pm London - 3:00 pm New York - 12:00 pm San Francisco

Headliner: Rebecca Howard, Leadership Psychotherapist and Founder, ShinyMind

The new story of mental health: Transforming the NHS

Mental health issues are estimated to cost UK employers around £35 billion every year, an average of over £1000 per employee. The pandemic has taken a significant toll on the mental health of people and now more than ever there is a greater emphasis on well-being, resilience and mindfulness in the workplace to reduce stress and anxiety of everyday life and leave people more productive than ever. Working with people in some of the most stressful jobs - ShinyMind has co-created an evidence-based app with NHS to understand what they need to feel and perform at their best. Through stories of resilience from the front-line, hear how ShinyMind is helping to write a new story of mental health.

Hot Topics

Retirement at 60 may be for some and that is A-OK. But to create a truly inclusive work landscape that nurtures our ageing population just as much as our future workforce we need to recognise the learning value of a cross generational eco-system. In this interview, hear from Founder of Citizen G, Justin Shee as he opens up the wider discussion around older people, what we can learn from them and whether retirement in the way we know it needs to...well retire.

Justin Shee

CEO & Co-Founder

Lessons from Nature

In the wake of the dislocation our world has experienced, it is time to tap back into our innate interconnectnedness. What does this mean for businesses? In order to create healthy, thriving organizations that stay conscious to the signals of the wider eco-system, we must understand them in context with our local communities, business governance, civil society and planetary health.

Donna Nelham

Inspiration Strategist, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Pollinator, Co-founder

Look Inside

In 2015 AstraZeneca came under threat, and if they had not harnessed collective intelligence with workers, manufacturers and employees rising to the challenge, they would not have become the UK's most valuable company today and been able to respond to the COVID crisis when they were called upon to act. Manisha takes us through this story and asks the questions how will this shape the culture for the future, where are we heading and is it sustainable?

Manisha Singh

Vice President, Employee Experience, People Analytics and Digital HR

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Day 3

From San Francisco
November 4, 2021

Hour

1

5:00 pm London - 1:00 pm New York - 10:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Geoffrey Okamoto, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Reinventing out of necessity: Lessons learned by the IMF

Change is the only constant and how organisations are responding and adapting to change has been put under a spotlight through the global pandemic. In periods rapid and far-reaching change on a global scale, The International Money Fund (IMF) is no stranger to the need to respond and re-invent itself to continue to fulfil their central purpose and serve the needs to the needs of member countries and the international economy. As moments of great change such as the pandemic crystalise, Geoffrey Okamoto, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund reflects on how the IMF has evolved and adapted and shares insights into the lessons learned and how that shapes the future.

Hot Topics

What is digital fatigue? Technology has transformed our personal and professional lives but are we now experincing life ultimately through a screen? This session will highlight causes and symptoms of digital fatigue and strategies to bring you back to full health and wellness.

Elizabeth Marsh

Director of Research

Lessons from Nature

AskDWG special on Nature of Work

Shimrit Janes

Director of Knowledge

Look Inside

Look Inside Estée Lauder with Kerry O'Donnell

Kerry O'Donnell

Technology Lead

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

2

6:00 pm London - 2:00 pm New York - 11:00 am San Francisco

Headliner: Pattie Gonia

Lessons from a Drag Queen

Pattie is a drag queen, environmentalist and believes that social justice and environmental justice are inextricably linked. Through the biodiversity of landscapes, both Pattie and Wyn, the human behind Pattie’s drag persona, were able to find their identity and purpose outdoors. In this talk, Pattie talks to us about the power of nature and how people and organizations have an ability to tap into this natural resource to create healthy selves, organizations and, in turn, a healthy planet.

Hot Topics

Workshops provide a powerful tool to truly leverage the diversity and collective intelligence in your organisation, but they are often ineffective, lacking a structured approach. In this practical session, you will learn a new methodology that ensures workshops are truly collaborative and effective, along with hints and tips for effective online workshops.

Lessons from Nature

With the shift to remote work, we are seeing a migration of species to new ecosystems, a rise in homelessness and transformation of densely inhabited environments like Silicon Valley. As we begin to share digital habitats, Nellie Hayat and Bryan Emanuel, both future of work and workplace experts, wonder if the time has come to bid Silicon Valley goodbye as a land and rather embrace the Silicon Valley state of mind.

Nellie Hayat

Workplace Innovation Leader

Bryan Emanuel

Tenent Rep Advisor

Look Inside

Inside Fidelity Investments

Graham Kennedy

Head of Digital Workplace

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

3

7:00 pm London - 3:00 pm New York - 12:00 pm San Francisco

Headliner: Casey Herman, US ESG Leader and Marie Hache, Director, ESG Services Group, PwC

Goodbye theory, hello action: step into your ESG journey

Addressing Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) issues isn’t just a responsibility or a tick-box activity. It’s a mindset and an opportunity for growth. But knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Businesses today require a plan of action that reflects their purpose. It takes real world experience to hardcode ESG principles into growth strategy and operations. It also takes the commitment of leadership to bring people and technology together to drive meaningful action and sustained outcomes for their stakeholders. Casey Herman and Marie Hache share insights into how to move from theory to action with a paratactical, purpose-led plan to help you take your next (or first) step into your ESG journey.

Hot Topics

My Method

Lessons from Nature

In his work as a workplace expert and writer, Stowe looks at the ways that we can challenge the "status quo" and more importantly why this is so crucial for organizational and individual health. 'A thing is right when it tends to sustain the beauty of the biotic community', Stowe quotes, but in the days of overwork culture and hussle culture the PH balance is off - our work habits are no longer sustainable and company culture is all to do with it.....

Look Inside

Herman Miller has been talking about changes in work and reimagining work spaces since 1941 – there is a strong legacy story in the roots of the company. They have never shied away from reconceptualising the office: biophilic design, blurring the lines between residential and corporate spaces, and untethering work from specific locations. In this interview, Ryan Anderson, explores how the company has looked at the future of work and how post-pandemic workplaces can be better than the ones we left.

Ryan Anderson

VP of Global Research & Insights

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.

Hour

4

12:00 am London - 8:00 pm New York - 5:00 pm San Francisco

Headliner: Danielle O'Hare, Director of Talent Development, Lucasfilm

What happens when creativity and technology collide?

Lucasfilm's Director of Talent Development, Danielle O'Hare talks Star Wars, company legacy and tech innovation in the film world. Danielle O'Hare will share how Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) stay true to their legacy whilst evolving and progressing with the times, all with a backdrop of their incredible visuals showcasing what they do best; merging innovative tech with uniquely creative imagery.

Hot Topics

Connecting with your deskless workforce with SocialChorus - speaker details coming soon!

Lessons from Nature

When it comes to Hybrid Working there is no one-size-fits all model for how it’s designed, implemented and adopted – even its definition varies depending on who you talk to! This session will delve into what a hybrid work model looks like and what it has in common with zebras and donkeys. It will look at some ‘horrible hybrids’ and how to avoid them and also look at opportunities to create new ways of working which work for productivity, people and planet.

Look Inside

Coming soon!

Breakouts

Meet & Connect

Here's a chance to take a breather, digest the content, and meet fellow attendees in small breakout rooms to connect, chat and recharge.