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10th November 2020

8:30 am
Online Login and Registration

Throughout the morning you will be able to make use of:

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:30 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks 
Chris Moriarty
Chris Moriarty
Director of Insight
Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management
Confirmed
9:35 am
Enabling Civil Service Modernisation
  • Enabling the transformation of the Civil Service putting people and places at the heart of innovation
  • Outlining the risks, responses and opportunities of COVID-19
  • Setting out GPA’s direction and priorities and how this supports departments across government
  • Opportunities to support growth across the UK and investing in regions to aid the rebuilding of a post-COVID-19 economy – working closely with  local authorities
  • Contributing to the commitment to deliver net-zero by 2050
Steven Boyd
Steven Boyd
Chief Executive Officer
Government Property Agency
Confirmed
9:55 am
Smarter Working: How the Sector Adjusted in Light of COVID-19  
  • Assessing the experience of home working across government during the COVID-19 pandemic – how did the public sector respond to the accelerated move? 
  • Understanding the cultural impact of the crisis, the lessons learned, and new considerations to be made to enable a productive, diverse and well supported workforce 
  • Exploiting and improving current smarter working tools for future ways of working in a post-COVID-19 society – supporting an increased level of remote working and mobile tech use 
  • Evaluating the level of smarter working engagement and maturity across government departments and outlining the next steps in smarter working policy 
Kate Guthrie
Kate Guthrie
Deputy Director Workplace Experience and Smarter Working Programme Director
Government Property Agency
Confirmed
10:15 am
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function

10:25 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

We are delighted to confirm that during the first break (10.30am-10.50am) the Government Property Agency will be running a virtual roundtable conversation

Roundtable conversation – learning lessons from Covid to reimagine the workplace

20 minute discussion

This year has taught us many lessons, none more so in the way we work and live our lives. Join Jenny Baynes, Head of Smarter Working Business Change, Government Property Agency for a conversation to explore some of these changes and how we can use this insight to reimagine the workplace of the future.

 

 

10:55 am
Seminar: Herman Miller
Seminar: Emcor UK
Seminar Session - Strategies For The Post COVID-19 Workplace

To navigate the current COVID-19 crisis and plan for a more dynamic future of work, we need to use the lessons we’re learning now to develop both short-term return-to-workplace tactics and long-term workplace strategies.

In this talk Bertie will explain how a resilient, dynamic, workplace network:

  • Builds Community
  • Provides Equitable Experiences
  • Reinforces Organisational Purpose
  • Enables Effective Work

herman miller
Herman Miller

Bertie van Wyk
Bertie van Wyk
Workplace Specialist, EMEA
Herman Miller
Confirmed
Seminar Session: Emcor UK

Emcor

 

11:45 am
Panel | The Impact of COVID-19 on Estates and the Way We Work: Lessons Learned from Across the Public Sector 
  • Learning from North Lincolnshire’s Workwell Programme – how improving cross-organisational communication and staff engagement allowed for a smoother transition to working from home
  • Learn how the NHS Digital smart working strategy and technology for accessible working aided the COVID-19 response
  • Considering the security and cyber risks to consider following on from a huge uptake in mobile and remote tech, as well as the financial implications?
  • Understanding importance of keeping momentum on the green agenda whilst we think about different space and design strategies
Leigh Coy
Leigh Coy
Smarter Working Implementation Manager
NHS Digital
Confirmed
Mick Gibbs
Mick Gibbs
Lead for WorkWell and Director of Children & Community Resilience
North Lincolnshire Council
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Making the NHS work smarter: optimising the clinical and office NHS estate
  • Recommissioning and repurposing space to support the clinical needs of the NHS during COVID-19  
  • Looking at the longer-term impact of smarter working and remote working across the NHS – ensuring that the workforce are able to work safely and efficiently 
  • Continuing with existing commitments – encouraging better management, driving savings, and supporting the NHS Long Term Plan 
Kate Richardson
Kate Richardson
Head of National Office Programme
NHS Property Services
Confirmed
12:40 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

1:40 pm
Seminar: Poly
Seminar: MovePlan
An Interview with GCHQ: The journey of Hybrid Working

Almost overnight, COVID-19 forced millions of employees worldwide to work from home. But, there is an opportunity to respond to the pandemic crisis, redesign the business and reinvent the way people work. Join Poly in an interview GCHQ to find out about their Smarter Working journey and their future plans around Hybrid Working Cultures, Technologies, and Workspaces.
Poly

Claire Dutton
Claire Dutton
Head of UK&I Territory Accounts
Poly
Confirmed
Dave W
Dave W
Smarter Working Lead
GCHQ
Confirmed
Future of Work - where do we go from here?

The Future of Work is no longer an aspiration or ‘further down the road’. We all recognise that our workplace requires change today, having spent the last few months in response mode and with an immediate requirement to change how we work.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss ways to assess, strategise, plan and implement – enabling change and impacting the way your people, teams and organisation approaches work going forward
  • Using real life examples to illustrate both the successes and challenges of implementing change, we will explore ways to increase success in achieving new ways of working and how to sustain this for the long term.
  • Lastly, the future is a moving target. Discuss how we must be capable to adapt and modify how we work in order to manage all impacts to our workplace and work life.

Moveplan

Siobhan Byrnes
Siobhan Byrnes
EMEA Regional Director
MovePlan Group
Confirmed
2:15 pm
Local Government | Is Agile Working the New Normal?     
  • What do we mean by agile working
  • Did lockdown homeworking accelerate adapting agile working?
  • Lessons from covid – the good and bad of agile working
Naomi Cooke
Naomi Cooke
Head of Workforce
LGA
Confirmed
2:35 pm
Practical issues of returning into an office in the Covid-19 pandemic.

What practical measures has your team had to take to help make these changes since COVID and what is to come post COVID.

– The importance of the procurement process to make GPA’s changes happen.

– Challenges, issues and working with local FM partners

– Success so far, highlighting a few of the CCS frameworks that have been used during this time

Malcolm Watson
Malcolm Watson
Head of Assurance, Estates (ICF) & Security
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
2:55 pm
Fireside Chats & Roundtables

Our fireside chats and roundtable sessions are open to all attendees. The sessions will allow attendees to drive their own learning and share experiences with a number of the speakers and others on a number of different subject areas

3:15 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Our fireside chats and roundtable sessions are open to all attendees. The sessions will allow attendees to drive their own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas. 

3:35 pm
Panel Debate - Forecasting the Future of Work and Estates: Debating the Next Steps 

This session will be led by what the audience wants to hear. The top issues selected from the audience will be brought to the table for debate among the experts

Naomi Cooke
Naomi Cooke
Head of Workforce
LGA
Confirmed
Kate Guthrie
Kate Guthrie
Deputy Director Workplace Experience and Smarter Working Programme Director
Government Property Agency
Confirmed
Kate Richardson
Kate Richardson
Head of National Office Programme
NHS Property Services
Confirmed
Malcolm Watson
Malcolm Watson
Head of Assurance, Estates (ICF) & Security
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
4:05 pm
End of Conference