Conference agenda

On Thursday 28th November 2019, at the swanky Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, we’ll get together to celebrate and debate all the best ideas and successes in legal HR (and beyond!).

Facilitated by award-winning writer and broadcaster Declan Curry, our overarching theme this year is disruption and the day will include presentations, panel discussions and keynote speakers exploring topics such as the future of work, the importance of the ‘connected company’, how diversity & inclusion is changing in the world of work and other issues of current interest. It’s set to be a truly thought-provoking day of insight not to be missed.

What's in store

Theme 1 Disruption in the world of work

The future's not what it used to be. In this opening segment, we'll be looking at where work is heading generally with Futurist Katherine Templar Lewis kicking things off. Then we’ll be exploring the importance of the ‘connected company’ with MHR.

Theme 2 Disruption to diversity & inclusion norms

In our second theme of the day, we’ll be examining aspects of positive disruption around diversity & inclusion and the impact on workforce planning. Following this we’re delighted to have Emma Cusdin from Aviva sharing her experiences of being transgender in the workplace.

Theme 3 Current Issues

Many contemporary issues just can't be avoided, and cry out for a robust response from HR. In this segment we'll be looking at a number of such issues including the reality of data as a disruptor and Reggie Nelson, the young man who went 'from East London to the City', will be sharing his inspiring story of social mobility.

Registration & Breakfast Reception -
Welcome & Introduction -

Rob Hind, Chairman of HR in Law

Introduction by Declan Curry -
Speaker
Morning Keynote with Katherine Templar Lewis – How to thrive in a time of disruption -

Theme 1: Disruption in the world of work 

We have entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Disruptive technologies and trends such as Automation, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are changing the way we live and work. 80% of chief strategy officers feel underprepared for this disruption (Accenture 2019). As such they are missing out on the wealth of opportunities that this technological evolution is uncovering. Opportunities to release human capital, leverage collective intelligence and boost productivity.

Futurist Katherine Templar Lewis asks: How can we help businesses on this journey adopt a more human first mindset towards technology in the workplace, unlocking human potential to not just survive but thrive?

The 'connected company' -

In this session MHR will explore the importance of the 'connected company'.

Speaker
CEO
MHR
Coffee & Networking -
Diversity & inclusion: Positive disruption -

Theme 2: Disruption to diversity & inclusion norms

This session will explore how diversity & inclusion is changing in the world of work, looking at positive disruption, the impact on workforce planning and how to measure progress.


Speaker
General Counsel
FBN Bank (UK) Limited
Interview: Being transgender in the workplace -

In this thought-provoking session, Emma Cusdin will share her personal experiences of being transgender in the workplace.

Speaker
People Director
Aviva
Lunch -
Data as a disruptor -

In this session Jason will explore People Analytics in Law and pose the question; what insights can data analytics uncover in HR?

Speaker
CEO
Aspirant Analytics

Social mobility -

In this session, the young man who went 'from East London to the City', will be sharing his inspiring story of social mobility.

Speaker
Graduate Analyst
Legal & General Investment Management

Guest of honour -

Closing Remarks & Thanks -
Drinks & Networking