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Enterprise Digital Workplace

25 November 2020

Virtual Summit




Mark de Rijk

Founder, Cyber Security Expert on Tap

Mark is a cybersecurity advisor with well over twenty years of experience consulting for some of the largest commercial and government organisations in the world. In that time he has helped over 100 customers successfully execute their digital transformation programmes securely enabling new ways of working for both his clients and their customers.

Toby Weston

Science Fiction Author & Digital Transformation Architect, Swiss Re

Toby works as a Solution Architect at Swiss Re where he focuses on the Digital Workplace, Blockchain, and other disruptive technologies. He has worked in FinTech and digital transformation since leading the development of the first Credit Suisse Mobile Banking App in 2011.  He also explores the long-term implications of technology in his acclaimed science fiction writing (www.tobyweston.net)

Muhammad Salman Anjum

Managing Director, Bin Zayed Group

Top 100 Global Blockchain Leader 2019, Salman is the operational head of “Avantas Technology Accelerator Programme” as a way to expand Blockchain Technology Solutions for government entities, international bodies & large-scale enterprises.

Managing the ‘daily pulse’ of the cutting edge initiatives he is leading the team focused on defining, launching, and scaling the programme globally and thus imparting his passion for societal impact through digital transformation initiatives.

A key influencer in the space of Enterprise Blockchain adaption, he has moderated events & presented keynotes at stages around the world including a talk at the esteemed TED Talks.

Somi Arian

LinkedIn Top Voice | Founder and Managing Director, Smart Cookie Media

Somi Arian is a multi-award-Winning Filmmaker, Tech Philosopher & Entrepreneur. With an academic background in political science and philosophy of science and a decade of experience in film and TV, Somi applies her interdisciplinary approach to understanding the impact of technology on the future of work and its implications for recruitment and retention of talent. She is a LinkedIn Top Voice and has recently been commissioned to write a book on the future of work. Her documentary, “The Millennial Disruption”, has won three international awards, and was featured on BBC5Live. Somi speaks internationally, on the Future of Work, Digital Marketing, Millennials, Artificial Intelligence, Diversity, and Emotional Intelligence.

Komal Tekchandani

Head of IT Business Change, Heathrow Airport

Komal has an extensive track record in delivering change engagingly and inclusively. Her work has inspired many, including the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, who named Komal as one of his ‘top global change-makers’. She was also named ‘Women of the Year’ at the everywoman in travel awards in November. Komal has most recently led a Digital Workplace transformation which has encouraged innovation and built digital capability across Heathrow – from front line colleagues to the CEO. Komal promotes equality and diversity of thought and has built her team across gender, age and background – with no idea off-limits.


Nicholas Wardle

Co-founder of the Employee Experience Opportunity and Head of Employee Engagement & Communications, One Housing

Nicholas is an award-winning communicator with over a dozen years’ experience in the comms/engagement/employee experience space, both in the UK and in the Middle East. Nicholas is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC), and a committee member of both Engage for Success, and IoIC London. His mantra is to ‘keep the complex, simple’ and he believes that the employee experience should have parity with the customer experience.

Clare Schaeffer

Enterprise Service Manager – Digital Workspace and Mobility, Arriva

Clare recently moved from being SDM of Digital Workplace and Mobility in IT Services to Enterprise Service Manager. She joined Arriva in November 2017 into a role that was created as part of a big IT restructure. As this was a new role, Clare had many scopes to own how it grew and develop it. Having this level of freedom and support from management was fantastic and allowed her to delve deep into how improvements could be made. She started with relationship building and popping up in the work lives of people to introduce herself. Clare learned so much about the industry, the technology and change and engagement culture of not only Arriva, but other companies to whom she was introduced to at events and in the course of her daily work. How to challenge and improve became rather a big goal for me

George Muir

Former Process Developer and Futurist, IKEA; Founder & CEO, Udal Cuain AB

George is a renowned Futurist, responsible for igniting ideas, discussion on the practical applications of the digital revolution of business and how artificial intelligence will impact our professional lives in the future.

George spent over 25 years in various roles at IKEA, with a long career in technology development across IKEA, which included the digitisation of IKEA in Sweden and the establishment of Enterprise Architecture.

He also worked in the business development areas around Digital Workplace, Human Resources and Business Processes. George helped establish both the Digital Workplace Group and Make IKEA a Great Workplace as process developer of the ‘Visualize the Future Workplace’ process.

Jane Piper

Organisational Psychologist, Pipsy

Jane Piper is an Organisational Psychologist and bestselling author of Focus in the Age of Distraction – a book looking at the impact of digital technology on our wellbeing and ways of working. She is interested in the intersection of humans and technology. She challenges us to look at the impact that technology is having our work and non-work lives, well-being and happiness.

After a twenty-year corporate career, she now helps organisations to be more human in a digital age.