What could life in the UK look like in 2030? How do we prepare for this?

How will the changes to work and home life that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic inform how we live and work in the future? From HR through to building design there’s a range of issues plus all the practicalities to consider.

At a time when there is much speculation on what the next 12 months may bring, we need to look ahead to prepare for the longer term. What changes are already locked-in and what is open to future variation? What are the practical things we need to tackle?

There’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’ve asked experts in technology, sustainable placemaking, consumer insights and employment law for their expert views about what life in the UK could look like in 10 years’ time. They’ll take us through the trends and developments they are seeing today to help us prepare.

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    Combining big picture thinking with practical guidance on some of the key changes happening now, sessions include:

    • The state of the nation – prospects for housing, local authorities and the outlook for the wider UK economy in the post-pandemic era
    • The future of placemaking – what will the towns and cities of 2030 look like?
    • A Google glimpse of the future – how technology will transform the way we live and work
    • City Plan 2030 – How Edinburgh is creating a city fit for the future.

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Ben Hockman, Public Practice
    • Sean McAndrew, Head of Customer Success, Ancoris and Google Scholar
    • David Gibson, Head of Employment and HR, Burnetts Solicitors.

    Who should attend?

    • Chief Executives and Directors
    • Customer insight teams
    • Housing strategy teams
    • Business transformation teams
    • IT teams
    • HR and OD professionals
    • Placemaking and planning professionals
    • Sustainability teams
    • Development teams.
  • Our speakers

    Sean McAndrew

    Sean’s background is in Civil Engineering, beginning his career at Severn Trent Water. Spending four years at BT’s research and development centre at Martlesham Heath, the focus for his doctorate was on collaborative technologies for virtual teams. Sean’s Google Enterprise journey started in 2006, at Taylor Woodrow, where he implemented the original – on-premises – Google Search Appliance. Following that, and early in 2008, he implemented the first large private-sector deployment of Google Apps for Business. Since then, Sean has worked with Google Premier Partners and spent significant time in-house at companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tarmac, and BMI Group, driving their Digital Transformation strategy into reality. In 2019, Sean joined Ancoris as Head of Customer Success.

    David Gibson

    David Gibson trained as a solicitor and worked in London advising a range of clients from major trade unions to leading media organisations. David relocated to the North East and joined Burnetts as Head of Department in 2021 leading the team in the North West and North East. David has a keen interest in the changing nature of the relationship between work providers and work deliverers and is of the view that the traditional employer-employee relationship is becoming redundant. Consequently he has extensive experience in how companies can organise workforces to ensure remote working and homeworking can work effectively.

    David has over the years developed a considerable expertise on other key inter-related areas such as social media and GDPR. This has included rolling out training and support to the sector issues and drafting relevant policies and procedures.

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    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

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