Welcome to the future
An introduction from World Futures Forum
A short introduction video from Matthew Griffin – CEO | 311 Institute.
Matthew is one of the founders of the World Futures Forum (WFF) and will be one of our highly anticipated speakers at WFF on 24th September 2019.
The inaugural 2019 World Futures Forum Summit, being held in London this September is your opportunity to discover and discuss the exponential technologies and megatrends that are shaping our world, and driving the new global economy.
It’s where business, culture, and technology converge, to give you access to some of the most innovative companies and people in the world.
– Education and Training in the Exponential Era
Technology is transforming every corner of society, and as we enter into the Forth Industrial Revolution the rise of increasingly powerful and capable automation, cognitive and robotics technologies will have a significant impact on jobs within every industry sector. We’ll be discussing how today’s industrial age education and training strategies, as well as some of the more forward thinking education strategies need to be re-invented for the modern age.
– Work and the Workplace in the Exponential Era
Transformative technologies are re-shaping the world of work and the workplace as we know it, creating both opportunity and uncertainty for companies and individuals alike. We examine the technologies driving the transformation, and how companies can harness them for the benefit of all.
– Emerging Technology and the new social contract
Increasingly powerful technologies are helping to decentralise and democratise industries, and along with it the balance of power and wealth. We examine technology’s role in helping alleviate an increasingly polarised society.
– Emerging Technology and the Dystopian State
Emerging technologies can be harnessed for great good, but in the wrong hands they can also help build dystopian states that curtail and suppress individual freedoms, we shine a spotlight on the dark side of technology.
We’re gathering the experts who’ll give you the inside track on the technologies and businesses that are disrupting industries, creating entirely new markets, and changing society.
HEAR FROM TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS LEADERS BUILDING THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY
CEO | 311 Institute
The RT Hon Lord Knight
Chief Education and External Officer | TES Global Ltd
Chief Executive | RSA
Head of Global Social Responsibility | Micro Focus
Chair Diversity & Skills Council | techUK
Founder & CEO | Enabling Enterprise and Skills Builder Partnership
Hult Ashridge Executive Education | The Management Shift Consulting Ltd
Future Talent Manager – Apprenticeships | RICS
Chief Transformation Officer | Cherwell Software
Deputy Director – Future Sectors | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Head of Academic Technology and Digital Transformation | University of Warwick
Head of Large Employer Engagement Strategy | Education and Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service
Speaker | Writer | Facilitator | Researcher
Winner | London Borough Apprentice 2018
National Network Manager | STEM Learning UK
Director | TMRW Institute
Head of Future Careers | Virgin Media
Dr Fadi Chehimi
Extended Reality Delivery & Capability Senior Manger | Accenture UK
Founder | Mbryonic
Director of Strategic Initiatives | Institute of Imagination
Founder & CEO | Futureproof
Chief Executive | Institute of Student Employers
Who Should Attend
This event is a must attend for:
– C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES – ALL SECTORS
– BUSINESS LEADERS – ALL SECTORS
– EDUCATION POLICY LEADERS
– HEADS OF EDUCATION DESIGN
– HEADS OF DIGITAL HR INNOVATION
– EDTECH PROVIDERS
– HEADS OF HR & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
– TALENT MANAGEMENT
– SENIOR LEVEL PRACTITIONERS
– PEOPLE ANALYSTS
– HEADS OF ORGANISATION & PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT
Companies love to categorise and pigeon hole people, but we believe everyone has the right to be informed about the future so we welcome everyone
24th September 2019 | London, UK
08.00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
08.30 WORLD FUTURES FORUM OPENING COMMENTS
The future of work is the future of education – presenting the challenges in optimising education curriculums & engineering a bright future for the class of 2030
08.35 OPENING KEYNOTE: OUR EXPONENTIAL FUTURE AND ENVISONING EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2030 AND BEYOND
MATTHEW GRIFFIN, CEO | 311 INSTITUTE & CO-FOUNDER | WORLD FUTURES FORUM
We are facing a global learning crisis, and macro forces such as advancements in technology and significant inequalities are shaping what learning will have to look like in the future. To meet the needs of businesses and the economy we need to prepare learners for the world of work to come. Matthew will look at the pace of change today, how technology is currently disrupting our working world and how it will continue
09.15 AI WILL NEVER REPLACE THE ROLE OF TEACHERS! HOW CAN ED TECH HELP ENCOURAGE INNOVATION TO MEET SPECIFIC CHALLENGES FACING THE EDUCATION SECTOR?
RT. HON. LORD JIM KNIGHT, CHIEF EDUCATION & EXTERNAL OFFICER | TES GLOBAL
Technology is the future to empowering our teachers not replace them. However, we do need to adapt to education, not try to force education to adapt to technology. This session will focus on the finding the sweet spot of technology and AI in education – aiding teachers in their teaching methods with the right tools to engage and prepare students for the future. Furthermore, with a growing shortage of teachers, the only way of continuing to provide effective schooling is by extending the reach and capacity of the workforce, and the only way of doing that is through well-led technology implementation. Providing good leadership of the implementation of technology is key and will help our businesses by ensuring the workforce of the future have the right skills
09.40 PANEL BATTLE – NEXT GENERATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING: REIMAGINING FUTURE EDUCATION NOW
AMBER THOMAS, HEAD OF ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION | UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
KIERAN COOKE, NATIONAL NETWORK MANAGER | STEM LEARNING UK
MIKE COX, FUTURE TALENT MANAGER – APPRENTICESHIPS | RICS
CARLA AERTS, FUTURES OF LEARNING & EDUCATION INFLUENCER & DIRECTOR | TMRW INSTITUTE
Our education and corporate training systems must prepare individuals for the world that is, not the one that was. How can the government, educational institutions, businesses and individuals ensure we have a fit-for-education plan? It is about creating what New Zealand call the future-focused principle and the need for educators to be future-oriented and adaptable?
10.30 MORNING COFFEE
10.50 MAKING APPRENTICESHIPS WORK FOR ALL: DELIVERING BETTER OUTCOMES FOR EMPLOYERS, LEARNERS AND THE ECONOMY
GREG DEAN, HEAD OF LARGER EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY – NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SERVICE | SKILLS FUNDING AGENCY
The UK needs to find a way to grow our own talent to ensure we keep pace with the technology being developed and the profound skills shortages in key industries that we are facing. Apprenticeships are one key way in which we can open up opportunities to increase skills levels across the country. We are in a time of significant change and disruption where a highly skilled and adaptable workforce with technical capacity will play a pivotal role in increasing UK businesses competitiveness. This session will discuss the vision for the growth of apprenticeships and will feature an apprentice winner talking about his experience.
11.10 CASE STUDY: MY APPRENTICESHIP JOURNEY
THADDAEUS BROWN | WINNER OF THE LONDON BOROUGH APPRENTICE OF YEAR 2018
11.20 IMMERSIVE LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE WORKFORCE: FROM THEORY TO DELIVERY
FADI CHEHIMI, UKI EXTENDED REALITY SENIOR MANAGER | ACCENTURE XR (VR&AR)
Learning is an Experience. We as a species succeed at acquiring new skills and retaining knowledge when we are involved and engaged. It is human nature. This session will look at how people learn through the different neurological learning systems that are embedded in us. Fadi will explain the link between those systems and XR and why Immersive Learning is poised to be the most impactful training experience to upskill the future workforce and ensure high performance even months after training was completed. This session will showcase examples of the work Accenture has done in the Immersive Learning space, and give you some insights of our collaborative delivery approach to create exceptional XR experiences.
11.40 PANEL: A SKILLS REBOOT – THE FUTURE DEMAND FOR BUSINESS SKILLS, TRAINING & OCCUPATIONS
VLATKA HLUPIC, HULT ASHRIDGE EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
KAREN HANDLEY, GLOBAL HEAD OF FUTURE CAREERS | VIRGIN MEDIA
LOUIS BARSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR – FUTURE SECTORS | BUSINESS GROWTH DIRECTORATE | DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS ENERGY & INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
STEPHEN ISHERWOOD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE | INSTITUTE OF STUDENT EMPLOYERS
OLIVER BEACH, FOUNDER & CEO | FUTURE PROOF
Occupations may be ripe for job redesign and employee skills upgrading to emphasise further product variety. This could arguably redefine industries such as healthcare. Many jobs will also be strongly complemented by digital technological such as design and engineering occupations
12.20 GREAT TEAMS DON’T NEED SUPERSTARS: HOW A FORMER ATHLETE AND TEACHER IS TRANSFORMING BUSINESS AUTOMATION
JEAN PATRICK, CHIEF TRANSFORMATION OFFICER | CHERWELL SOFTWARE
Jean works with extraordinary leaders as part of the executive team to drive corporate strategy and ensure her teams are aligned with a vision. Her background as a teacher, athlete and high school basketball coach taught her that great teams don’t need superstars; the sum of the parts is greater than any single player. That’s part of the culture at Cherwell, and as the team continues to grow and change, they will all succeed together. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to automate processes and make changes that will drive results to your business. They will also learn about ways to find those ways to automate and drive return on investments across the business.
13.30 THE EVOLVING OFFICE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK
LAURA OVERTON, SPEAKER | AUTHOR | FACILITATOR | RESEARCHER
We are seeing global examples of ‘intentional people strategies’ which is a multi-faceted talent strategy with a vision to cultivate a growth mindset to drive workforce innovation and empowerment. What role do people professionals need to play to ensure the workforce is equipped for today and tomorrow?
13.55 BUILDING ‘HUMAN SKILLS’
TOM RAVENSCROFT, FOUNDER & CEO | SKILLS BUILDER PARTNERSHIP
Future jobs will require more human skills, but how to nurture and build them is the challenge
14.20 LEADERS PANEL: SELF-DISRUPTION – UPSKILLING FROM THE TOP
SARAH ATKINSON, DIRECTOR – GLOBAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | MICRO FOCUS & CHAIR – DIVERSITY & SKILLS COUNCIL | TECH UK
TOM SZIRTES, FOUNDER | MBRYONIC
JENNIFER COLEMAN-PEERS, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES | INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION
ISA MUTLIB, PROJECT DIRECTOR | BAME APPRENTICESHIP ALLIANCE
Technology forces are changing the skills an executive, needs to manage their business. In a world that’s become increasingly digital and adopting new innovative technology, large companies can sometimes find it hard to adapt. Whether it’s in a traditional corporation, not-for-profit or small business, organisations that will thrive will be led by executives who have an understanding of the technology forces shaping their environment and an awareness of the skills necessary to master those forces.
15.15 AFTERNOON COFFEE
15.15 AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: THE FOUR FUTURES OF WORK – From empathy economy to recruitment by algorithm
MATTHEW TAYLOR, CHIEF EXECUTIVE | RSA
This session will give an overview of the study from RSA Future Work Centre showcasing the four model scenarios for the future of work in 2035. How should policy-makers respond and what action needs to be taken now to prepare for a ‘new machine age’?
15.40 REAL WORLD POSSIBILITIES: UNLOCKING HUMAN POTENTIAL
MATTHEW GRIFFIN, CEO | 311 INSTITUTE & CO-FOUNDER | WORLD FUTURES FORUM
16.15 CLOSING COMMENTS
16.30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
In the heart of London
This event takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in the heart of London. Here you can’t help but feel the excitement and inspiration of being at the heart of one of the most creative places in the world, surrounded by the top technology minds anywhere.
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
Venue + Travel
QEII Conference Centre
QEII Conference Centre
The WFF Summit happens at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of London. Here you can’t help but feel the excitement and inspiration, surrounded by the top technology minds anywhere.
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Hyatt Regency Southbank
Closest Railway Stations
London Waterloo (15 min)
London Victoria (15 min)
Closest Underground Stations
St James’s Park (5 mins)
Westminster (5 mins)
* Approximate walking times