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Work: In Progress announces key speakers, panelists and agenda

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Key speakers, panelists and agenda announced for the Work: In Progress hybrid event that is being streamed live from The Mac, Belfast on 10th Nov.

Brown Minimalist Guest Speakers Instagram PostDetails of the key speakers, panelists and agenda for the Work: In Progress event that is being delivered by Startacus have just been announced! Streamed live from The Mac, Belfast on 10th November, Work: In Progress is an event with a NI heart and soul, but with a focus on themes of global relevance and significance. 

The 1 day hybrid event will explore how the world of work is changing, with discussions on everything from the future of workspaces and ways of working, through to future jobs and talent planning; from commitments to diversity, inclusion and social purpose through to meeting the hiring demands of the growing tech sector.

The Work: In Progress agenda encompasses a series of inspirational sessions on 4 core themes with work, the workforce and the workplace being the overarching theme throughout. 

Some of the key speakers and panelists confirmed so far include:

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, the home business website 

Vanessa Tierney, Director of Yonderdesk and co-founder of Abodoo, a learning engagement platform for people in the new world of work 

Toby Farren - Founder and CEO at Waypoint, a collaborative software platform which helps teams and organizations to systemically drive, manage, orchestrate innovation & change.

Louise Brogan, an international speaker who will be sharing insights on how businesses can use their LinkedIn profiles to attract and retain future talent

Diana Akanho, Senior Insight Manager at Tech Nation, who is particularly interested in the evolution of tech and how this has played a role in employer demand for digital skills

Virginia Méndez Mesón, author, public speaker and co-founder of The Feminist Shop

Brown Minimalist Guest Speakers Instagram Post Dave Graham, research technologist and the technology advocate lead for Dell Technologies' Office of Research

Bukola Adisa, the Founder and CEO of Career Masterclass, which is a leading online career development platform

Stephen Rice, founder and CEO of workforce development platform, TalentSensus

Sophie Smallwood, founder of Roleshare, a platform that matches part-time workers to share full-time jobs 

The event will also feature a startup pitch competition, powered by sponsors Clockwise Belfast and Raise Ventures, where up to 8 early-stage tech startups from the island of Ireland with relevance to future work and workplace solutions will have the opportunity to compete in a pitch competition for a cash prize of £1500.

In addition to major Work: In Progress sponsors, RealTime Recruitment and Version 1, Startacus are delighted to announce that Waypoint, Pulsar, Matrix NI  and Young Enterprise NI will be sponsoring individual sessions, with Incline Space also sponsoring an evening social to round off the event hosted at the Clockwise offices.

Alastair Cameron, Co-founder, Startacus said: “ We are delighted to announce details of the Work: In Progress key speakers and panelists and to have the support of these organisations who all reflect the ethos of the event so well. 

This event is aimed at anyone who wants to be ready for the future of work and who wants to embrace and drive transformational change. From CEOs & Company Directors through to HR managers & Recruiters, from tech innovators through to students making career choices - there will be something of interest for all.”

wip sponsorsToby Farren, Founder and CEO at Waypoint, sponsors of the Future of Workspaces and Ways of Working session said: "At Waypoint, we are building the future of collaborative change. Our platform is a fundamentally new way to lead, manage and adapt to real change across complex environments – all thanks to our collective sensemaking and co-ordination protocol, which offers a paradigm shift in the way people collaborate.

We see the Work: in Progress event as an excellent opportunity to bring together those in the UK and Ireland, and further abroad, who are pioneering the way forward as we enter an era where the way we work will never be the same again." 

Free tickets are now available to be booked for individual streamed sessions or for all! 

 Work in Progress.

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