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Growth Through People: The Future of the Workplace Environment

Time: 07:30 - 09:30

Date: 14/03/2018

Venue: PKF Cooper Parry

Division: GBCC

General Price

Member Price: Free

Future Faces Members: Free

Non-Member Price: Free

All prices exclude VAT

Event Description:

Our  high profile panel of experts will explore various perspectives on the workplace environment: how to create a productive physical space and culture and what the workplace of the future will be like.

This event is aimed at leaders and individuals from across all sectors.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Neil Smart, Director of Employee Shared Services, Mitchells & Butlers
  • Tom Charman, Co-Founder and CEO, KOMPAS
  • Mark Brincat, Chief Technology Officer, The Economist

Tom Charman, Co-Founder and CEO, KOMPAS

Tom is disrupting the consumer space of travel with KOMPAS, by leveraging artificial intelligence and it's capabilities and applying it to the problem of personalization. He gave a TEDx talk on the 'Future of Technology' covering AI, Quantum Computing, and Biohacking, and has continued to give talks as a regularly hosted speaker by blue-chip companies to talk about the impact that emerging technologies can have on corporate companies. After being featured in international publications such as the TATA Consultancy Report of 2016, and Success Magazine, he's focused on creating a product aiming to disrupt the travel space, and create a seamless travel experience. Working in the world of technology has led him to advise the UK government, as well as reflect on proposed regulations within cutting-edge technology at the European Parliament. Most recently, he was named the Future Face of Innovation and Technology by the Greater Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce, and he has represented his country at 4 start-up world finals.

Mark Brincat, Chief Technology Officer, The Economist

Mark Brincat joined the Economist Group in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer for The Economist and has worked in the technology and media sectors for over 20 years. Mark is leading the technology and execution for the Economist Business iterating the digital product ecosystem and introducing new platforms to enable the Economist to respond to its customer needs. Economist Digital operates as a product centric cross functional organisation spanning all areas of technology that supports products including server side, native mobile applications, web software development and integration. In his role as Chief Technology Officer at the Economist, Mark is overseeing the introduction of a microservices architecture, the transformation of Economist.com and the introduction of a best of breed, cloud based marketing platform supporting the company in its digital transformation.

Previously Mark was Head of Architecture at The Telegraph Media Group and held lead enterprise architect roles within a number of organisations namely  GlaxoSmithKline, Home Office and BBC Worldwide. Mark is also a TOGAF certified professional and has delivered enterprise architecture services, introducing and implementing architecture practices, tools and methods.

The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The Group delivers information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties the Group together is the objectivity of opinion, the originality of insight, and the advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

This event is part of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Growth Through People campaign. This week focuses on Growth Through Workplace Environment Week.

Attend this event to:

- Network with a senior business audience

- Hear from a panel of high profile leaders and experts

- Join the discussion and debate

Address:
PKF Cooper Parry
Park View, One Central Boulevard
Blythe Valley Park
Solihull
B90 8BG


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