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Change Leaders Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace


Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00 (GMT)

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Scotland’s productivity has been stagnant for the last decade. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th out of 37 OECD countries. The position for the UK is no better with productivity remaining close to bottom of the G7 league table. 


There are two main ways of improving this. 


We could all work longer hours and harder OR we can leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinking ‘the way things are done around here’, breaking free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking. 


Embedding technology at the core of everything your organisation does can help to streamline internal systems and processes, improve efficiency and reduce costs; becoming an agile, fast-moving, collaborative, data driven, productive organisation, ‘fit-for-purpose’ in a digital age.


Using a live audience polling tool and open group discussion, this highly interactive Change Leaders Forum, organised by Bridgeall and hosted by Microsoft, will evaluate the issues and challenges facing public and private sector organisations in building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, the progress being made benchmarked against accepted best practice, barriers to be overcome, with highly practical advice for ‘getting there’ being presented.


Forum findings will be written up as a short White Paper - "Improving Productivity through Building Modern Intelligent Workplaces” - made available to all participants.


Four change leaders will share their experiences, hopes and aspirations followed by an interactive Q&A session.


The key issues covered during the Forum will be agile and responsive to the specific needs of participants but are likely to include the following:


  • The signals that something is wrong - the malaise of pre-digital workplaces.
  • Why Modern Intelligent Workplaces are critical for both the public and private sectors.
  • The key building blocks of a Modern Workplace – Technology, People, Culture and Leadership.
  • The key technologies underpinning the workplace of the future – streamline processes; improve productivity; derive actionable insights from data; build collaborative teams; innovate and share knowledge; emerging technologies (AI,IoT, Blockchain etc).
  • Implementation - ‘getting there’, practical advice and next steps in overcoming barriers to change.
  • Evaluate your organisation’s readiness to become a Modern Intelligent Workplace; identify the strategic gap between where you are and where you could be.

The Forum will conclude with a buffet lunch.


Forum Format


Facilitated by Dr. Jim Hamill, Business Fellow, University of Strathclyde Business School, the agenda for the Forum is as follows:


9.00 Registration, tea, and coffee


9.30 Welcome and Introductions


9.35 The Modern Intelligent Workplace - Dr. Jim Hamill will present a short summary of recent research and thinking in this area.


10.00 Interactive Panel Session - Four change leaders from the public and private sectors will share their experiences, hopes, and aspirations followed by a highly interactive Q&A session.


10.45 Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace - using an interactive audience polling tool, this session will review the progress being made by Scottish/UK organisations in building future digital workplaces; the main drivers of change; barriers to be overcome; assessing your own organisation’s readiness; with highly practical advice provided re next steps.


11.30 The Key Technologies Underpinning Modern Intelligent Workplaces.


12.00 Forum Close and Lunch


Who Should Attend


The Expert Forum is restricted to leaders of change in the public, private and third sectors including CEOs, CIOs, CDOs, CMOs, Finance, IT and HR Directors.


We look forward to an interesting and thought-provoking Forum.



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Microsoft Edinburgh
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
EH1 3EG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00 (GMT)

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As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Bridgeall work closely with a wide range of public and private sector organisations to accelerate digital transformation. We do this by delivering ‘exceptional software and exceptional services.’ Working together, we can help to transform the engine of your organisation leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for delivering real business improvement. Please do get in touch for an informal chat.

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