Agenda

Agenda

We’re still finalising our agenda and amazing line up of speakers but expect to see 100’s of sessions across our super-premium virtual event portal, without ever leaving your own home or office. We’ll cover everything businesses and individuals need to successfully fast-track their remote workplace. Covering IT, regulations, connectivity, security and legal as well as workforce transition, flexible working best practice, wellbeing and much more.

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DAY 1

10:00 - 10:45
5 key elements for successful homeworking

Working from home has suddenly become the norm for millions of people. It's no longer just freelancers and the self-employed but many remote employees are now doing it every day of the week. In order to sustain motivation, focus and productivity there are five key components which need to be created and nourished in order to work from home successfully. Hear from Louise Goss about these key areas including Mindset, Habits, Communication, Wellbeing and Workspace.

Louise Goss

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

11:30 - 12:15
How to spot talent and recruit the right candidates remotely

Are you ready to hire now? What does the market look like and what skills are in demand. This talk will cover: Remote interviews - how to set up, best practice; How to spot a good candidate during a remote interview; Offering remotely, and how to keep talent engaged; What will a candidate’s first week look like remotely?; Going forward – transitioning remote hires going into the office, and what does the future look like?

Gaelle Blake

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders

13:00 - 13:45
The beginner's guide to setting up IT for home working, including VPNs, broadband connectivity, security and instant messaging

What are the IT risks when your staff are working from home? And, what is the impact to your business if something were to go wrong? These are the questions every Business Owner or IT Manager should be asking when creating a robust IT Plan for employees working remotely or from their homes. Russ McKenzie, Managing Director of nTrust, will review the problems to be aware of and evaluate the solutions to mitigate the issues, so that you have peace of mind in the security of your data, consistency of service to your customers and productivity and wellbeing of your employees.

Russ McKenzie

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders

14:30 - 15:15
How to have more impactful conversations and meetings

Join us for a highly interactive on-line experience, where you will discover how you can have more impactful conversations and meetings to increase innovation and inclusion. We will discuss how you can get the most out of your cognitive resources to deliver what matter. You’ll discover important science that explains the best way to prioritise ruthlessly and focus on essential habits that have the biggest impact in your personal and professional life.

Elodie Levasseur

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders

16:00 - 16:45
Making remote work: How to master the new normal

Transitioning to remote work requires intentionality, and a well-executed strategy positions a company to be more efficient, inclusive, and cohesive. Join Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab, to learn how his team has implemented remote-first practices in a rapidly growing startup. Come prepared to have your prior notions of management turned upside-down, leaving with a tactical guide to scaling culture, process, iteration, and collaboration in a post-office world.

Darren Murph

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers



DAY 2

10:00 - 10:45
The future is remote…why the 2020s are the era of home working

Companies who adopted technology 20 years ago replaced every company that didn’t. Companies who adopt remote working will replace every company who doesn’t over the next ten years. The reason is incredibly simple: talent and efficiency. There are 255m desk jobs globally and by 2030 a majority of them will be done remotely a majority of the time. Companies who refuse to adapt will lose their best people to their fiercest competitors and be unable to attract the most talented people. In this session, hear Chris Herd talk about ways which companies can embrace the future of work and become a more resilient business.

Chris Herd

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

11:30 - 12:15
How do I maintain a corporate culture with no physical contact? Ensuring corporate communications success with remote working

It is easy to reinforce you companies culture and values to your employees when you see them every day. But how do you do this when your team are working remotely? Caryl Thomas will provide business owners with the information and tools to effectively lead your business remotely using good communication, structure and an organised environment. Learn how to empower your remote team to make proactive decisions that maintain your business culture.

Caryl Thomas, Director of HR Dept

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders

13:00 - 13:45
Effective leadership for remote workers; How do I ensure that people are productive when they're working from home?

As many of us continue to work remotely, how can leaders support their people to work effectively and safely? In this session, Mel Green, Research Adviser at the CIPD, will share research insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employees’ wellbeing and productivity, and how leaders can create a supportive environment to facilitate remote working.

Mel Green, Research Adviser at CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders

14:30 - 15:15
Home Office, Sweet Home Office

As the world unexpectedly embraced WFH this spring, home offices and video call backgrounds have become a hot topic. Social media, business articles, and even reputable brands are all buzzing about what our new residential workspaces look like; but no one is talking about how they should perform. In this presentation, we'll review the critical elements in a workspace that is as safe as it is stylish.

Laurel Farrer

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

16:00 - 16:45
The recipe for remote working success

8 Critical Soft-Skills of Effective Self-Managers. Autonomy is not for dependent personalities. So, if you rely on other people or things to motivate, critique, or remind you, workplace flexibility could be a bad match. Upskill for the future of work with these 8 habits.

Laurel Farrer

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers



DAY 1

10:45 - 11
Product demonstration: RingCentral

This video gives an introduction to what the RingCentral product offers for business and how it works. RingCentral's UCaaS product, accessible across multiple devices, keeps employees connected through a single interface, consolidating multiple channels into one easily manageable view.
You'll see how to use the rich functionality of the RingCentral app to manage communications with your colleagues. The video walks through flipping calls between devices, accessing voicemails and transcripts, scheduling and conducting meetings via the app, recording meetings, screen-sharing, instant messaging and much more.
It also introduces how RingCentral's enterprise-grade voice capability integrates with Microsoft Teams to provide reliable voice calls without having to leave the app.

12:00 - 12:45
The pros and cons of popular virtual meeting tech options

Everybody has heard of Zoom and Google Hangouts but are these the best option for your virtual meetings? Our experts explain the main players in the virtual meeting world and discuss the pros and cons of each to help you decide.

Host: Gareth Beavis

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

Speaker: Russ McKenzie

Managing Director at nTrust

Speaker: Gareth Johns

Senior Director Vertical Solutions at RingCentral

Speaker: Mike Moore

News & Features Editor across TechRadar Pro and ITProPortal

13:30 - 14:15
How do you spot and nurture potential outside the office environment?

How has the recruitment process changed with the rise of remote working? And what steps do you take to integrate new starters into a business without a physical office? How should we be monitoring staff to make sure we spot potential? These are just some of the questions Gareth will be posing to speakers Russ McKenzie and Mike Moore.

Host: Gareth Beavis

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

Speaker: Gaelle Blake

Director of Permanent Appointments, Hays

Speaker: Claire Fennell

Head of talent acquisition at Future

15:15 - 16:00
What impact will 5G have on remote working?

5G is steadily being incorporated into our lives but what impact will it have for business owners and leaders? How will it aid remote working and how can we best take advantage of it? Hear from Tech Radar and ITProPortal experts discuss the future of 5G in this interactive session.

Host: Dan Oliver

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

Speaker: Russ McKenzie

Managing Director nTrust

Speaker: Mike Moore

News & Features Editor across TechRadar Pro and ITProPortal

16:00 - 16:15
Product demonstration: Gamma/ Onecom

Gamma/Onecom – Get your work done, regardless of location. Everything you need to connect with others wherever they are. Learn more about how Horizon and Horizon Collaborate can help you achieve your comms goals giving you the flexibility to work from anywhere with this multi-device comms tool for landlines and mobiles.



DAY 2

10:45 - 11
Product demonstration: RingCentral

This video gives an introduction to what the RingCentral product offers for business and how it works. RingCentral's UCaaS product, accessible across multiple devices, keeps employees connected through a single interface, consolidating multiple channels into one easily manageable view.
You'll see how to use the rich functionality of the RingCentral app to manage communications with your colleagues. The video walks through flipping calls between devices, accessing voicemails and transcripts, scheduling and conducting meetings via the app, recording meetings, screen-sharing, instant messaging and much more.
It also introduces how RingCentral's enterprise-grade voice capability integrates with Microsoft Teams to provide reliable voice calls without having to leave the app.

12:15 - 13:00
How to create a home office with limited space or budget

1. I don't feel like I've got space in my house for an office, how can I think outside the box?
2. If I don't have space outside, how can my garden be used as an office?
3. What if I'm in a house share and only have one room to live/work/rest in?
4. What do I need to consider when choosing a desk and chair?
5. Where should I allocate my home office budget?"

Host: Jason Orme

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

Speaker: Beth Murton

Editor of Real Homes

Speaker: Laurel Farrer

Founder, Distribute Consulting

12:15 - 13:00
How to create a home office with limited space or budget

I don't feel like I've got space in my house for an office, how can I think outside the box? If I don't have space outside, how can my garden be used as an office? What if I'm in a house share and only have one room to live/work/rest in? These are just some of the challenges Jason Orme will cover with our expert panel.

Host: Jason Orme

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders & Remote Workers

Speaker: Beth Murton

Editor of Real Homes

Speaker: Laurel Farrer

Founder, Distribute Consulting

13:45 - 14:30
How can business owners ensure employees are safe when home working?

From advice for employees to maintain a safe remote work environment, to the essentials you might need to consider for your workforce, Host, Laura Crombie discusses all things health and safety with our guest panelists, including the biggest thing employers need to remember from a health and safety perspective when transitioning staff to home working.

Host: Laura Crombie

Essential viewing for: Business Leaders

Speaker: Kirstie Jones

Health and safety company Navitas group

Speaker: Nigel Heaton

Director at Human Applications

Speaker: Audrey Silver

Charted Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

15:15 - 16:00
Ensuring a positive work-life balance and promoting good mental health for remote workers

How can I promote positive mental health to my home working employees?

Host: Gareth Beavis

Global Editor in Chief, TechRadar

Speaker: Claire Fennell

Head of talent acquisition at Future

Speaker: Heather Beach

Owner of The Healthy Working Company

Speaker: Dane Krambergar

Head of Workplace Wellbeing Services at Mind

16:00 - 16:15
Product demonstration: Gamma/ Onecom

Gamma/Onecom – Get your work done, regardless of location. Everything you need to connect with others wherever they are. Learn more about how Horizon and Horizon Collaborate can help you achieve your comms goals giving you the flexibility to work from anywhere with this multi-device comms tool for landlines and mobiles.

DAY 1

10:00 - 10:30
The Future of the Digital Workplace

Although technology was a large part of the employee experience prior — with remote working becoming the new normal — it is now the entire employee experience. It is paramount that organisations offer the right technology and leverage the right tools to facilitate a streamlined work experience while ensuring that IT teams are prepared to enable their employees in the best possible way.
Join us for our webinar, The Future of the Digital Workplace, and hear about:

  • How the workplace is shifting and ways to prepare
  • Steps to improve your on-boarding experience
  • Tools for providing a good employee experience
  • Enabling users to maintain productivity with the right resources without sacrificing security
10:30 - 11:00
RingCentral - How to look forward to staying at home

As the country emerges from lockdown, businesses are under pressure. Tight budgets and shifting demands mean companies must be flexible and responsive to their conditions. But they don’t have the capital to invest in expensive solutions. We’ve seen that working from home works. It can save businesses money on things like property rental, but it requires a whole new culture shift. This is what employees want, but are businesses prepared to deliver? How can businesses remain competitive in a recession and manage a new remote working paradigm? Perhaps they’re two sides of the same coin. This discussion focusses on how to make working from home work for your business, which processes and tools are essential to remote communication and collaboration, and how it doesn’t make sense to go ‘back’ to work.

11:00 - 11:30
Internorm – glazing for the Future

If you're spending more time working from home then you want your office environment to be as secure and comfortable as possible. Upgrading your windows and doors will give you peace of mind that you're protecting your property and making your home more energy efficient. You'll even save money on your energy bills.

11:30-12:00
Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property and why it is important for business to consider it

Discover how to proect your intellectual property, including advice on patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names and design rights.

12:00 - 12:30
HR Dept - Onboarding your new recruit from home

Onboarding your new recruit from home. Martine Robins from The HR Dept will walk you through the process and actions needed during recruitment, induction and establishing a productive working relationship going forward ensuring that remote onboarding works for all parties involved. This short session will provide you with the knowledge of the considerations and skills that are required when onboarding from home to ensure the process works for the business and the employees involved.

12:30 - 13:00
Cabin Master – Your guide to garden buildings

Gareth Parkinson, our owner and MD, will walk you through our show site in the Midlands where we have many different buildings on display ideal for working from home. With different sizes, cladding options and doors & window configurations, you can create the ideal room for your garden to maximise the space you have and suit your needs. Our FREE inhouse design team will be by your side every step of the way and our trained installation teams will build your perfect space ready to make working from home much easier.

13:00 - 13:30
Trams - How to evolve your IT infrastructure to create an agile working environment

How to evolve your IT infrastructure to create an agile working environment. The 9-5 office based employee is no longer the “norm” and companies are seeing the benefits of an agile working environment. But with the landscape of a workforce changing, what does it mean to the technology behind them? Trams will look at the cloud-based solutions and data security to consider when updating your IT network to react to a remote lifestyle.

13:30 - 14:00
Aparo - Building an agile work strategy

A look at how you can take the learnings and changes from COVID and build a more agile work management strategy. Looking at options for flexible and blended approaches to work, along with the tools to support you succeed.

14:00 - 14:30
Opportunity Marketing & Visual Dialogue - Your marketing game plan in the Working From Home world. Five steps to achieving business success

With many people making the transition to Working from Home, what impact will this change have on your customers and prospects? And more importantly, how will you market to them to secure success for your business?
Fiona Ellingham from Opportunity Marketing and Doug Benson from Visual Dialogue, will explore 5 steps to include in your marketing game plan. This session will enable you to embark on a game plan that results in creating winners on all sides.

14:30 - 15:00
Rockitfish - Engaging your people in a virtual world

"How best can we maintain/develop our company culture when working remotely?" This was a question posed to author, broadcaster – and ex GB ping pong player - Matthew Syed during a talk he gave recently. The theme of Matthew’s presentation was high performance, ‘growth mindset’ and the culture of organisations.
His suggestion was to host:
1. engaging social events online, and
2. effective virtual meetings
Join us to hear about ideas for creating social events online and effective virtual meetings that will help engage your remote workers and drive your organisation’s culture.

15:00 - 15:30
Bull Guard - Cybersecurity DOs and DON'Ts for Employers and Remote Workers

Cybersecurity DOs and DON'Ts for Employers and Remote Workers. It’s not a secret. The unexpected increase in people working remotely due to the Covid pandemic has posed great challenges to both employers and workers at the same time. These difficulties have occurred as a result of inadequate remote working equipment, infrastructure and processes in place and additionally due to the demands of working from a crowded home, where employees must juggle answering emails and calls whilst home learning with the kids. You might not have even considered whether your businesses is suitably protected from cyberthreats. However, when disaster strikes and all of your files are encrypted by ransomware, or when company sensitive data gets stolen by cybercrooks, you might have to put a hard-stop to all business operations for an unlimited period. This could be disastrous for your business! In this masterclass you’ll learn more about the cybersecurity DOs and DON'Ts while working from home. We’ll also provide the knowledge to help you understand what you and your employees should do in order to keep your business safe online.

DAY 2

10:00 - 10:30
Dell Technologies and the full VDI stack

Enabling a remote workforce is one way to help keep employees, communities, and customers safe. Currently, over 100,000 Dell Technologies team members work remotely, so we want to offer you our know-how to implement your own digital yet connected workplace.

10:30 - 11:00
Veeam - Why Office 365 Backup is ESSENTIAL for remote workers

Why Office 365 Backup is ESSENTIAL for remote workers. Microsoft Office 365 enables your enterprise to efficiently work from home. With a massive influx of remote workers, businesses more than ever before are storing, sharing and accessing data within Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business, Exchange and SharePoint Online, and that data needs to be protected.

  • 6 reasons why you need an MO365 backup
  • The Office 365 shared responsibility model
  • Veeam Backup for MO365
  • What’s new in v4
11:00 - 11:30
RingCentral - How to look forward to staying at home

As the country emerges from lockdown, businesses are under pressure. Tight budgets and shifting demands mean companies must be flexible and responsive to their conditions. But they don’t have the capital to invest in expensive solutions. We’ve seen that working from home works. It can save businesses money on things like property rental, but it requires a whole new culture shift. This is what employees want, but are businesses prepared to deliver? How can businesses remain competitive in a recession and manage a new remote working paradigm? Perhaps they’re two sides of the same coin. This discussion focusses on how to make working from home work for your business, which processes and tools are essential to remote communication and collaboration, and how it doesn’t make sense to go ‘back’ to work.

11:30-12:00
Samsung

Showcasing the latest innovations to enhance your working from home experience with Samsung and Onecom.
Featuring the game changers DeX and Knox, to bring you the flexibility to work from anywhere, coupled with the most secure devices ever!

12:00-12:30
Contour Design - Building an ergonomics programme for your business

Kirsty Angerer, The Traveling Ergonomist, explains how to build an ergonomics programme for your business and why it's so important for your employees' wellbeing.

12:30 - 13:00
Cabin Master – Your guide to garden buildings

Gareth Parkinson, our owner and MD, will walk you through our show site in the Midlands where we have many different buildings on display ideal for working from home. With different sizes, cladding options and doors & window configurations, you can create the ideal room for your garden to maximise the space you have and suit your needs. Our FREE inhouse design team will be by your side every step of the way and our trained installation teams will build your perfect space ready to make working from home much easier.

13:00 - 13:30
iManage - Possibly the most important lesson ever about remote working!

In this session we will look at one of the biggest lessons of the past decade concerning remote working. The fact is, team trust is in real danger, especially when working prolonged periods remotely. There are three very clear reasons why this is the case, three things that can be significantly impacted when I become a digital nomad. We will explore those three ideas, look at why remote working can damage them, and consider what we must do as a remote worker or remote manager to counter them. The session will help listeners to engender and maintain great levels of trust, even when geographically dispersed.

13:30 - 14:00
Bull Guard - Cybersecurity DOs and DON'Ts for Employers and Remote Workers

Cybersecurity DOs and DON'Ts for Employers and Remote Workers. It’s not a secret. The unexpected increase in people working remotely due to the Covid pandemic has posed great challenges to both employers and workers at the same time. These difficulties have occurred as a result of inadequate remote working equipment, infrastructure and processes in place and additionally due to the demands of working from a crowded home, where employees must juggle answering emails and calls whilst home learning with the kids. You might not have even considered whether your businesses is suitably protected from cyberthreats. However, when disaster strikes and all of your files are encrypted by ransomware, or when company sensitive data gets stolen by cybercrooks, you might have to put a hard-stop to all business operations for an unlimited period. This could be disastrous for your business! In this masterclass you’ll learn more about the cybersecurity DOs and DON'Ts while working from home. We’ll also provide the knowledge to help you understand what you and your employees should do in order to keep your business safe online.

14:00 - 14:30
Opportunity Marketing - Your marketing game plan in the Working From Home world. Five steps to achieving business success

"With many people making the transition to Working from Home, what impact will this change have on your customers and prospects? And more importantly, how will you market to them to secure success for your business?
Fiona Ellingham from Opportunity Marketing and Doug Benson from Visual Dialogue, will explore 5 steps to include in your marketing game plan. This session will enable you to embark on a game plan that results in creating winners on all sides."

14:30 - 15:00
HR Dept - Onboarding your new recruit from home

Onboarding your new recruit from home. Martine Robins from The HR Dept will walk you through the process and actions needed during recruitment, induction and establishing a productive working relationship going forward ensuring that remote onboarding works for all parties involved. This short session will provide you with the knowledge of the considerations and skills that are required when onboarding from home to ensure the process works for the business and the employees involved.

15:00-15:30
Aparo - Building an agile work strategy

A look at how you can take the learnings and changes from COVID and build a more agile work management strategy. Looking at options for flexible and blended approaches to work, along with the tools to support you succeed.