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UPDATED 18.03.2020 -- in light of the recent developments around covid-19, we have taken the decision to cancel the summit on april 1st, in line with uk government guidance. our priority is the safety of our delegates, speakers, partners, and staff and we are committed to do our part to stop the spread of infection.

we want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your interest in the conference thus far. we hope to rearrange in the future, and we will stay in touch with you with updates on the work we are doing and the research that we have been generating as time progresses. 

more than ever, we can now recognise the power and necessity of diversifying talent networks and incorporating flexible work structures so that companies can continue to be productive and proactive in this challenging time. if we can support you with remote working strategies, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly at thank you again, our apologies for this, and wishing you all good health.

about this event

Do you believe we are entering a new way of working? Join us if you believe the future of work is flexible, remote & technically enabled!

This summit will explore the growing trends for organisations and self-employed individuals to shape innovation in the modern workplace through technology and the project economy.

How will current organisational structures change and adapt?

How can workers and organisations leverage these changes to thrive in the new workplace?

Our aim is to provide a forum for both organisations and individuals to connect, learn and discuss how changes in how we work can be utilised to modernise the workplace, increase employability and expand organisational business models.


IR35 and the Constrictions on Creative Growth in Organisations


Andrew Chamberlain, Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, IPSE

Andrew Watson, Director and Tableau Alteryx Consultant, TAR Solutions

Paul Mason, Head of Tax Partnerships, Markel Tax

Sam McGregor, Chief Operating Officer, Equal Experts

Julian Sansum, Partner and IR35 Lead, PwC

We will be exploring the incoming legislation changes, how these changes are affecting businesses & individuals and how to continue to work flexibly and engage contractors post implementation.


Fostering Work-Life Balance, Family, Happiness and Mental Health in the Workplace


Christine Armstrong, Author, The Mother of All Jobs: how to have children and a career and stay sane(ish)

Paul Adams, Founder, True Reflection Coaching

Sonya Barlow, Founder & CEO, Like Minded Females

Simona Barbieri, Founder, Hubdot

Shazia Mustafa, Founder, Third Door

We will be exploring how to balance an ageing workforce, whether flexible working is becoming the norm and how corporates are approaching this shift, how we find a balance with family and the classic ‘can we have it all’ question, and mental health and wellness especially in remote working and flexible communities.


Diversity and Inclusion in the New Working World


Simon Minty, Presenter and co-host at BBC for Ouch podcast

Julia Muir, Founder, Automotive 30% Club & CEO, Gaia Innovation

Emma Francis, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing (interim) at Zurich Insurance plc

Kach Obijiaku, Management Consulting at EY

We will be discussing how to ensure diversity and inclusion within the flexible / remote workforce, explore how neurodiversity can be recognised more widely as part of the conversation, how social mobility can be ensured in the future of work and discover what businesses are doing to drive change.


Digital Futures in the Workplace: The Impact of AI, Tech and Automation on Business and Employment


Timandra Harkness, Presenter, FutureProofing and Divided Nation; Author, Big Data: Does Size Matter?

Matt Ballantine, Head of Technology and Transformation, RHP Group

Bruce Daisley, Author and ex VP Twitter

Matt Milligan, Co-Founder, Uhubs

Tania Duarte, Co-Founder, We and AI

We will be examining how new tech is enabling businesses to run faster and more sustainably, what gaps are filled by AI and how the IPO implosion of companies like WeWork and Uber has affected flexible workers and communities.

Individual Sessions

Ben Towers - Award Winning Young Tech Entrepreneur

Anthony Beilin - Founder & CEO, Collective Benefits

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