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10:00 Registration and networking with refreshments
10:30 Welcome from CW and a word from our headline sponsor
10:40 How Inclusive Innovation can drive new Products and Services
How innovation has no boundaries

The technological frontier is advancing at a fast pace and innovations are driving cross industry economic growth. We need to understand to what extent inclusive innovation can be scaled up both as individuals and organisations.
10:50 Technical Innovation
Heather Richards, CEO, Transversal

An example of what kind of technical innovations will open new markets to drive growth through the development of new products and services.
11:00 Panel Session: Unconscious Bias
Implicit or unconscious bias happens when we make judgments and assessments of people and situations without us realising. They are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. This debate will focus on how this can hold us back and how diversity of thought and perspectives can lead to success.
Poppy Gustafsson, Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, Darktrace will be joined by other panellists (tbc)
11:20 Q&A and audience responses
11:45 Refreshments and networking
12:15 A Formula for Success
Case Study:

An industry case study demonstrating how creating an innovative, integrated business through inclusion has shown increased talent acquisition, retention and an improved business case.
12:55 Q&A
13:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 Empowerment in the new world of work – parallel sessions
The Multiplier Effect Workshop
Changing the diversity equation and how to demonstrate the multiplier effect. While mentors listen, sponsors act by telling you what you need to know, clearing obstacles from your path and making your success their business. Find out how you as an individual can use the power of sponsorship to accelerate the pipeline of diverse talent.
  Masterclass 1 - Diversity – a financial business case for corporate strategy
Masterclass 2 - Brain-savvy business. Using an understanding of the brain to create better businesses
Jan Hills, Founder, Head Heart + Brain

We are learning that successful leaders use more than their head. The heart and brain play an important part too. Neuroscience, the brain part, is all about understanding how our brains function best. And its findings are challenging a lot of the ways people have traditionally been taught to lead businesses. Since 2009 we have worked with business leaders to show how the latest science can maximise their business performance, creating an environment that is innovative, inclusive, and utilises more diverse skills than thinking. A business that can get the best from their employees can better understand the minds of their customers or clients. Using insights from neuroscience, leaders can create working environments that get the very best out of their employees – unlocking the problem-solving skills and initiative that all modern businesses need.
Neuroscience is giving us a new understanding of how people make decisions, change, create new ways of working and have new ideas. Our brain-savvy approach helps leaders apply the science to their everyday working practices. We will share with you some of these insights and how you can use them in your business. Attendees will be provided with a copy of Jan’s book Brain-savvy Business.
15:15 Inclusive: Embracing the New World of Work and New Market Opportunities
Artificial Intelligence - Why we need humanities in technology

The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future. As it effects society at large, the public also needs to be represented in the discussions and decisions that are being made. It’s not a case of can we build it, more a case of how can we build it to provide most benefit.
15:25 The Future of Work - Managing the changes ahead
Automations, innovations, digital platforms and others are changing the fundamental nature of Work. This is causing considerable anxiety, as is a concern that 40% of jobs will disappear. What does business need to do to ensure they are ready for the changes ahead.
15:35 The Era of Multigenerational Workforces
Understanding the barriers and opportunities in the era of 5 generations in the workplace will be critical for business success. How do we attract young people in innovation, how can Gen X upwards be retrained and how, more generally do we attract top talent? Why are young women not choosing to work in tech roles and why do only young men apply for the tech apprenticeships on offer? What needs to be incorporated into these roles to attract a diverse mix of people and how do environments need to change?
15:45 Open Q&A and audience responses
16:15 Closing keynote
16:45 Closing remarks:
Call to arms individually and organisationally to foster greater Inclusive Innovation
17:00 Networking Drinks
19:00 Event close
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