Legal Work Surgery 2016

29th Nov 2016, Travers Smith London

The Agenda 

08:30 Registration and refreshments 

09:00 Chair: Martin Hale CEO The Work Surgery 

09:10 Welcome from Tom Purton Partner Travers Smith 

09:25 Changing Minds Panel Discussion 

So, you’ve done the move, the refurb, the new IT, but how do you empower people to embrace the potential of smart working? Each of our panelists has recently been involved with one of these catalysts of change, but here’s your opportunity to discover how they’ve nudged the change management along before, during and after the event. 

Damien Behan IT Director Brodies 

Nigel Blackwood BIS Director Gowling WLG 

Abby Ewen IT Director BLM 

10:20 Data, Mine, Field? Panel Discussion 

From slaves of technology to masters of big data, across multiple industries one thing is certain those who can harvest the value from their data collection have a distinct advantage. Panelists share how this new level of knowledge is shaping traditional business models. 

Mike Nolan IT Director Berwin Leighton Paisner 

Matt Ballantine Former Head of Digital Eversheds 

11:00 Morning refreshments 

11:30 That’s Not My Desk! Panel Discussion 

With a growing plethora of alternative workspaces available how can firms empower colleagues to make the best choices where to work? Our panelists share their experiences on making so called 'third spaces' work for their organization. 

Trent Baker Head of Communications Knoll Office Europe 

Nick Brook Head of Facilities Mills & Reeve 

12:10 Future of Work and the City Panel Discussion 

It’s not about the office, it’s about the way people work. With the demise of command and control enabling us to use existing office space differently what will this mean for the future of the office, the HQ building and our towns and cities? Our panelists discuss the changing dynamics of the way we work and how this will impact the wider built environment. 

Alan Bainbridge Portfolio Director BBC Workplace 

Richard Francis Principal Monomoy Company 

Steve Pette Founder Hearts & Minds 

13:00 Closing comments and discussion 

13:10 Working Lunch 

14:00 Surgery closes