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The AXA Growth Leaders Series: Leading the Future Workforce

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The working world is changing. Automation, AI and portfolio careers are only some of the shifts we've seen in recent years. As technology advances and generation Z joins the team; is your business ready to adapt? 

On July 10th, join The Supper Club and AXA PPP healthcare for the third instalment of The AXA Growth Leaders Series as they bring together entrepreneurs and prominent thinkers to discuss leading the future workforce; with keynote speaker Bruce Daisley, Twitter's European VP and host of the UK's number one business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat.

Daisley and our brilliant panel will discuss: 

  •  What technology can future-proof your business
  •  How to prepare for the future workforce
  •  Will Generations X, Y and Z require different management styles?  
  •  Managing and motivating the talent of tomorrow
  •  Managing challenges around culture and isolation for remote workers and flexible working

Event panelists:

  • Steve Phillips, Founder, Zappi
  • Tamara Littleton, Founder, The Social Element
  • Derek Moore, Co-founder, Coffee & TV 
  • Jo Geraghty, Co-founder, Culture Consultancy
  • Simon Devonshire OBE,
  • Ally Maughan, Founderr, People Puzzles
  • Eugene Farrell, Mental Health Lead, AXA PPP healthcare

Bruce Daisley, European VP, Twitter

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Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK. He is currently EMEA Vice President for Twitter. His 2019 book “The Joy of Work” (Penguin Random House) – on improving work culture – was a best seller before being released. 

Daisley is a champion for using data and evidence to improve work culture. His book, which was commissioned as a follow-up to his number one business podcast, “Eat Sleep, Work Repeat” (also peaking at number 4 in the US) is a compelling manifesto for an era overwhelmed with work pressures. Previously Bruce has been awarded ‘Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media’ by New Media Age. Campaign Magazine rated him as the top leader in digital media, placing him 7th in the overall media market. In a survey of CEOs and MDs, Bruce was named the “Fantasy Hire” that most leaders would like to make. Bruce Daisley often speakers about the importance of laughter in the workplace, extolling the virtues of reducing the number of interruptions from emails, the importance of striking the right work-life balance and the contribution which digital social media is making to our lives.

Tamara Littleton, Founder, Social Element

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Tamara Littleton is founder and CEO of The Social Element, a consultancy-led social media agency advising some of the world’s biggest brands on how to use social to solve business challenges.

She founded the company in 2002 before the explosion of social media with the ambition of challenging the conventional agency model; pioneering and building her global business (now 300+ strong) predominantly through a remote working model, that to this day is truly innovative in the agency market. In 2013, Tamara also co-founded Polpeo, a crisis simulation platform for brands and their agencies so they could prepare for how a crisis would affect them online.Tamara is a tech pioneer, a champion of the diversity, LGBTQ and female entrepreneurial agenda and passionate about keeping children safe online.

Derek Moore, Co-founder, Coffee &TV

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Derek set up Coffee & TV with three co-founders in May 2012. This Soho-based visual media company – which specialises in design, CG animation and visual effects for TV, films, and commercials – has worked on TV shows including Doctor Who and Planet Earth for the BBC. It’s motto is: ‘if you can’t shoot it, we can make it, and if you can shoot it, we can make it better’. We caught up with Derek to find out more about his day-to-day life as a successful entrepreneur. He also shared his insights on getting the best out of his team. 

Ally Maughan, Founder, People Puzzles

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Ally Maughan founded People Puzzles in 2010 because early in her career she recognised that people problems were often the biggest, single factor holding a company back from growth. Alongside this, Ally is passionate about businesses being profitable, effective and good places to work: often a trio that work in harmony.

Leading People Puzzles, a rapidly changing and scaling business, is Ally’s biggest challenge yet. She loves taking the opportunity to speak about her journey, and share insights from both working with and leading a scale-up business. Her time-management skills are legendary, leading others to want to tap into ‘the Ally effect’.

Ally gained a BSc in Human Sciences at UCL, University of London in 2001 and qualified with a Masters in HR Management at the LSE’s School of Leadership in 2007. When not figuring out those ‘people puzzles’, Ally walks the tightrope of trying to have it all with business, family, and a lifelong passion of playing fairly average hockey and lusting after petrol-powered vehicles she is currently not allowed to own

Jo Geraghty, Co-founder, Culture Consultancy

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A member of The Supper Club since 2014, Jo is a globally renowned expert in building high performance cultures. Formerly head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland, with 16 years’ experience working in change management for various investment banks across the globe, Jo co-founded Culture Consultancy in 2010 to bring her wealth of practitioner experience to change projects. Jo now works with CEOs and leadership teams of global organisations operating in large, complex and regulated environments. She is a speaker on high-performance leadership and organizational culture and a regular guest lecturer at several of the UKs leading business schools. Jo was recognised in the 2017 Smith & Williamson Power 100 index for her work to boost productivity through positive company culture.

Steve Phillips, Founder, Zappi

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Steve founded Zappi in 2014 with the goal of changing the world of survey research and it has since become the world’s most powerful automated consumer insights platform. After using his personal savings and partnering with a small tech firm to create Zappi, Steve has since scaled the business to almost £20m in 2017 and now has over 160 employees. Zappi has successfully raised £14m in equity investment in three rounds to support an ambitious global expansion into over 20 new markets and exports make up 65% of its sales. Steve attributes much of his growth to a new approach to decision-making, which was inspired by a fellow member of The Supper Club who recommended the book Re-inventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux.

Eugene Farrell, Mental Health lead, AXA PPP healthcare

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Eugene is qualified in health economics and psychology and he has more than twenty five years of experience in the UK healthcare arena. He has worked in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors and, for the past fifteen years, has specialised in the development and provision of psychological support services, including trauma and critical incident. He is Head of Trauma Support for AXA PPP healthcare, managing a specialist trauma support service for organisations of many sizes. As well as delivering training on stress, resilience, mental health and managing critical incidents, he has worked with mental health providers, charities and government, advising on the management of mental health in the workplace and the management and delivery of organisational crisis support.

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Wednesday 10 July, 2019 1.30pm

The Brewery 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD