9 Webinars from our Business Change and Transformation Conference Europe 2020
Speakers from our postponed conference in March have kindly agreed to present the following conference sessions as webinars.
The Business Change and Transformation Conference Europe 2020 will now be held on 26-29 October, London. The conference will be co-located with the Enterprise Architecture Conference and Business Process Management Conference Europe 2020, London. Delegates can now therefore select from a total of 5 conference tracks and over 60 sessions.
Please scroll down to find detailed descriptions of these sessions.
*Adrian Reed will be presenting the following courses via live streaming on :
**Hanna Qadir will be presenting the following course via live streaming on :
“You can’t change the culture of a company”, or so we were told when we embarked on a programme of ambitious culture change across Inmarsat. Hear how we addressed the skepticism, resistance and lack of time to focus on our culture and delivered a transformation programme that actually made a change. It’s still ongoing but we’ve seen some fantastic results and we’d like to share what we’ve learned along the way including how to:
- Build a business case for culture change
- Roll out something that makes sense to a global audience
- Set a culture change programme up for success
- Make change throughout the organisation as well as leveraging the leaders
- Reinforce the changes you’ve made
Plus we’ll share what we’d do differently if we started all over again. This will be a practical case study of a culture change, plus some war stories from changing culture in other organisations.
Panellists: Darryl Brissett-Dowe, Principal Business Consultant, Laura Todd, Global Inclusion & Wellbeing Director, Capita, Cynthia Davis, Chief Executive & Founder, BAME Recruitment & Saby Waraich, Sr. Technology Program Manager, City of Portland
Moderator: Adrian Reed, Principal Consultant, Blackmetric Business Solutions
Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace is an important aspect of people management nowadays. Research shows that Diversity + Inclusivity = Better Decision Making at work! However, to reap the business benefits of a diverse workforce it is vital to have an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe to be themselves, to belong and to achieve their potential. During this panel we will cover issues such as diversity, inclusion, social responsibility and more. Webinar hosted By Blackmetric Business Solutions
If data was Lego, Zurich have undertaken a journey from a jumble of bricks in a box to an ordered and sorted stack with clear instructions. This session will bring to life the practical change and transformation techniques utilised to create a Strategic Data Asset and drive data transformation one brick at a time. It will include an exploration of the key pitfalls and the important of incremental steps in order to achieve whole scale transformation. The story will be told with a little bit of Lego and a lot of experience including:
- How to introduce portfolio management to enable transformation across multiple areas of change
- Translating data and tech to gain board level buy in to integrate change
- The importance of aligning business change and data change to achieve the desired outcome whilst minimising risks
Digitalisation is transforming the highly conservative construction industry and the built environment. Against this background, BAM’s strategy for 2016-2020 has an objectives to become a leader in digital construction. BAM intends to be at the forefront of digitisation by using cutting edge digital tools and processes. How is BAM facilitating this digital transformation?
In this presentation the audience will learn that digital transformation includes:
- Investing in innovation to create an attractive environment for partnerships and rapid prototyping to shorten time to market.
- Sharpening capabilities and the operating model, with a focus on employee training and development.
- Enhancing local entrepreneurship to serve clients.
- Improving systems and processes that operating companies use, which includes investing in knowledge and expertise for data-driven project selection, tendering and execution.
- Leveraging group synergies in areas such as business controls, information management, strategic sourcing and partnerships.
Organisation governance is increasingly high profile , with the duties and expectations of the Board of Directors growing and regulation tightening up accountability. At the same time many organisations are investing significant amounts in Transformation often using Agile approaches and new technologies with which senior leaders and directors are unfamiliar.
In this environment how Boards discharge their duties in a Transformation effectively is not always clear. In turn the support of the Board is key to Transformation success but by no means always achieved.
In this session we will have a chance to look at the trouble with Boards and the trouble they have with Transformation, how you can help the Board and more importantly how the Board can help you. We will cover:
- What is important to a Board in transformation and how to address it
- What the Board can do to help you deliver Transformation and how it might hinder
- Some examples and approaches to make sure your Board is with you on the Transformation journey
Failing to attract, retain and get the most from the available resource pool is like doing business with one hand tied behind your back. Businesses are haemorrhaging female talent which is expensive, inefficient and highly disruptive to performance.
Every business will reap fast and long-term rewards by investing in this obvious, but often overlooked, business change of developing and maintaining the female talent pipeline. Not investing in this valuable change, risks your business being left behind.
This talk will show you how to maintain the female talent pipeline, and as a result:
- Keep your best talent
- Become a magnet for new and engaged talent
- Reap the benefits of a diverse and dynamic workforce
This informative talk will give you a fresh and innovative perspective on this largely untapped, and readily available resource. which will grow and enhance your business. You will learn from this thought-provoking session:
- The business case for investing in the female talent pipeline
- How you to develop and maintain the female talent pipeline
- The rewards you and your business will reap by investing this business change.
Using a focused lens on an area of transformation directly involving those who are at the heart of change – the employees themselves. The talk will explore how to establish a leading coalition of ambassadors from within your organisation to create a ‘Change Network,’ with a goal to both deliver and sustain change. The Change Network will operate as an interconnected system allowing exchange of information, development of professional contacts and relationships and will play a pivotal role in ensuring change is understood and most importantly sticks.
- Demonstrate how easy it is to launch a Change Network within your organisation
- Minimal set-up and running costs through leveraging existing employees
- By the end of the talk the audience will understand how their organisation can benefit from this low-cost high-touch vehicle for change
- Cover real life cases of launching both regional and global Change Networks and share lessons learned
Philip tells a story of pragmatic innovation in a 150-year-old company, now a global giant. It’s a story that brings together groups of research scientists, data scientists, and commercially-minded folks, all seeking the best and most valuable ideas for change.
It’s a story of globe-trotting, meeting the scientists on their home turf while creating a workshop environment that catalyses creativity and innovative research.
It’s a story of data science, extracting key heuristics from their decades of experience in order to uncover hidden insights in the organisation’s vast knowledge base.
All the while providing an economical path to accelerate their speed of discovery and commercialisation. This case study has as much to do with business design and transformation as it does with their culture of research and development.
You will learn:
- How we structured the workshops to generate the best ideas
- How we satisfied the commercial director’s need to show immediate value
- How we integrated these new-style experiments into ongoing change programmes
The initial hurdles of a Transformation or Innovation initiative can seem overwhelming. How do you get out of the headlight glare and get on with your idea?
- Coming up with an idea, levels of challenge, the shock of the new
- Evaluating your idea, common mistakes, what experience tells us
- Gaining support, the funding trap, getting started
- Building up steam, learning the lessons, delivering early and often
- When just enough is good enough, when to stop, transitioning to live
Building on experience delivering innovative and transformative projects from the 1980s to the present day, this session will break down the steps needed to be successful at challenging the status quo and delivering essential change and learnings. It will cover how everything is different in the post Digital age and yet how much we can learn from what came before.