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IoD South Online: Return to Work – Challenges for Organisations and Directors

15 Apr 2021
Online webinar, Online
What has happened over the last year and will everyone be back full time or still WFH? 

In 3 breakout sessions we will explore “Who’s job is who’s now? Whos’ still on board, who’s left etc. Then look at the new office environment, recovering from the ‘disconnection’ and the on-boarding of the ‘surviving’ staff after any redundancies etc. What is the plan, what are the targets now? Is there any training required, health and wellbeing of staff through the transition?

Breakout sessions:-
1. RTW – in what form, 100%, 50/50? Are there benefits of supporting RTW and WFH
2. Organisations – eg contact centres, customer support, retail – how will they adapt?
3. What Tools are available – Zoom, Asana, Basecamp, virtual water cooler, Slack – how they can assist culture?

Co-ordinated by:

Peter Curnow Ford - IoD Hamsphire & IoW Infrastracture & Large Business Ambassador

Peter has 30+ years experience across Telecoms Infrastructure including Spectrum, 4G, 5G, Fibre, Mobile devices, IoT, Security advising on investment, markets, regulatory, working with Boards of Fibre/5G companies on strategy, business plans, due diligence and oversight and go to market implementation and finally as Exec Chairman has mentored over 165+ CEOs of Startups, SMEs and a few AIM Co's on fast growth plans, funding, management team build and board structure, governance and dynamics.

Richard Beesley - IoD Hampshire & IoW Education and Skills Ambassador

Richard has over twenty years’ experience as an Interim Management provider,  and also works as an executive coach. He was a Partner at Odgers and has subsequently set up two successful Interim businesses from scratch.

He graduated from Southampton University with an honours degree in Social Sciences, majoring in Economics and went on to qualify as a Chartered Management Accountant. He worked as an accountant with Johnson Controls, Skandia Life and Southern Electric, where he changed path to take on senior performance management and customer service roles, including the set up of new customer service centres.

Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Directors. He has been a coach and facilitator at the Leadership Trust for over twenty-five years and a career mentor of final year and postgraduate students at Southampton University for more than a decade.

Sarbani Bose - IoD Hampshire & IoW Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador

Sarbani is the Managing Director of Ei Square Ltd, a niche and boutique consultancy firm assisting clients to be mature in their data journey. She has over 20 years’ experience in digital transformation, especially around data and analytics across different sectors but predominantly around  telecommunications. She assisted Virgin Media around different data transformations with the recent one being their multi-million pound Mobile Transformation Programme. Her passion is around data and data strategy. Bringing organisations disparate data, centric to their decision-making process and aligning data strategy to be in line with their business strategy. Advising clients to start considering data as more of an asset rather than a by-product of the technology used. Sarbani is a board advisor of D.RiskIT, a data product company, advising them on their data strategy. She is also a huge advocate of mental health and wellbeing of individuals.

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Date & time: 15 Apr 2021 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Event manager:
Ms Polly Laughton
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