CIO WaterCooler Focus – Collaboration & Communications Strategy

CIO WaterCooler Focus event in partnership with RingCentral and the Midlands Digital Leaders group:
Collaboration & Communications Strategy: Overcoming Obstacles & Realising the Opportunities

Deciding to transform the way employees work is exciting for the business - productivity is on the horizon. For employees, it could mean a happier work-life and for IT, a chance to leverage tech for the good of the business and its people. Ensuring all the stakeholders are on board and contributing to the strategy is important, as new collaboration tools will impact every aspect of the business, from partners to customers and employees. Simplification of complex environments is essential to ensure the investment was worthwhile, which means the unification of platforms while ensuring everyone is bought in. New communication channels could mean new risks, which must be mitigated.

Tech can only go as fast as the business and what if the business is behind the curve? What if employees want to choose their own tools?

In this half-day event, we’ll explore collaboration strategy as well as real-life obstacles, with the objective of unearthing new opportunities to leverage enterprise cloud communications for positive business outcomes.

Venue: Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JZ

Date: 30 January 2020

Time: 12:30 - 17:00


12:30 Registration

12:45 Lunch

13:25 Welcome from the chair - Peter Adams, CIO, Avant Homes

13:30 Talk 1: Culture hack: Achieving transformation through diversity of thought - Heena Prajapat, VP of IT

14:00 Talk 2: Enrolling the organisation in the New Era of Workforce Communications - Tim Hodge, CIO, PDSA

14:30 Networking Break

14:50 Talk 3: Future of Work - How to transform your communications for the digital age - Daniel Yin, RingCentral

15:20 Business Challenge Roundtables

16:00 Closing Remarks

16:10 Networking Drinks