Building the Modern Workplace...Dare to be digital?

Thursday 21 July 2016

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Park Plaza Hotel, Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS


Modern workers have grown up immersed in digital technology. As they join the workforce, they bring digital expectations. They demand the ability to work with smartphones, cloud computing, big data analytics and social media - in effect, a consumerised experience with enterprise information.

By integrating the technologies that modern workers use (from e-mail, instant messaging and enterprise social media tools to HR applications and virtual meeting tools), we can build a modern, digital workplace, one in which workers can easily get the information they need to perform their jobs with speed, efficiency and effectiveness, regardless of the information’s location, format or underlying technology.

Richard Edwards from Ovum will explore these issues in detail and will compare today’s end-user computing environments (and how we got here), with the end-user computing environment of the future.

We are then pleased to welcome a case study presentation from Ian Holloway who is Senior Digital Architect Manager at EE. Ian will explain how EEs digital department have adopted online technologies to bring together teams from around the world. With particular focus on:

  • Fewer meetings, more online collaboration = happy workforce & reduced travelling
  • Reduction of complexity and duplication in our delivery process= Quicker TTM, Improved quality 
  • A discussion on what the future holds for EE in this space

Matt Fellows, who is a Project Manager at Sky, will close the presentations by talking about how Sky have set out to create a World Class centre of excellence for digital technology products, which enables collaboration, increased productivity and employee engagement.

  • 1.30pm Doors open - Refreshments & Networking
  • 2.00pm Richard Edwards from Ovum - Coming to a device near you: The enterprise digital workplace
  • 3.00pm Refreshments & Networking
  • 3.30pm Ian Holloway - EE Case study. Building the Modern Workplace: Virtually
  • 4.15pm Matt Fellows - Sky Case study. Creating a Centre of Excellence in Leeds
  • 5:00pm Close 

About the speakers:

Richard Edwards is the principal research analyst at Ovum focusing on enterprise productivity, employee engagement, and the future of work. My mission is to make worklife better by helping people get things done more efficiently and effectively through the use of information and communication technologies.

Ian Holloway is Senior Digital Architect Manager at EE with over 20 years’ experience working in telecoms and IT. Originally trained as an accountant, Ian moved into IT where he has worked on new products ranging from mobility solutions for early WAP phones to the launch of the iPhone in the UK. He has set up and managed architecture and design teams across several large multi-national brands. Ian is currently in the process of building a world-class digital architecture team in EE finding cutting-edge digital solutions for both internal and external customers.

Matt Fellows is an experienced IT professional with a broad experience of team leadership, project management and business analysis and a track record of delivering technology led projects. Since joining Sky in 2015 Matt has been working with the construction, architecture, technology and recruitment teams to ensure the success of the recently completed offices for Sky in Leeds.

To reserve your place, please email or call 0113 205 4033