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27 Digital Speakers To Present At The Digital Transformation Stories Conference

Practical, Frontline Stories Of Digital Transformation Journeys: Technology, People, Processes

  • Implement AI & Hot New Technologies
  • Establish Agile Team Structures & Processes
  • Transform Your Legacy Systems
  • Win Buy-In & Cultural Change
  • Digitally Enable Your Workforce
  • Minimise Disruption, Maximise Data & Profits
  • Ensure Your Customer Is At The Heart Of Digital Transformation

"My Story, My Digital Transformation Journey." This is the UK's ONLY one-day, senior-level conference featuring real-world case studies and practical insights. Hear from 27 senior speakers as digital leaders unite in London on 15th May and overcome the challenges and disruption of putting digital transformation at the forefront of your organisational priorities.

27 Top Digital Speakers Share Real-Life Experiences Of Digital Transformation In Practice - From Technology To People To Processes

  1. Hot New Technologies In Practice – From AI To VR, Blockchain To Robotics: How viable are disruptive technologies in reality and how can they generate demonstrable business growth?
  2. Advanced Agile Team Structures & Internal Operations: Tried and tested methods to align your workforce and internal operations to better adapt to the changing digital climate
  3. Win Over Employees & Senior Stakeholders & Change Internal Culture: Upskill colleagues and influence your workforce and their behaviours and enable them to buy in to the journey
  4. Streamlining Legacy Systems: Working around outdated, non-compatible legacy systems to ease the transformative process and become faster and leaner
  5. Focused, Customer-Centric Approaches? How can you ensure your customer is really at the heart of your transformation process?
  6. Getting The Most Out Of Your Data: Generate tangible actions and influence decision-making with best-practice data management strategies
  7. Deliver A Winning Business Case For Your Digital Transformation Journey: Secure project funding and executive buy-in and deliver tangible benefits
  8. Navigating Large-Scale Digital Transformation: How can established brick-and-mortar companies successfully move towards fully transitioning at a faster rate?

AI & Automation In Practice • New Technologies & Disruptive Trends • Agile Team Structures & Internal Operations • Legacy Systems • Internal Cultures & Behaviours • Customer-Centric Transformation • Harnessing Data • Business Strategy & Results

‘An excellent opportunity to get all round advice and discussion points from industry leaders.’ Aegon

‘Ticked all the boxes!’ The Woodland Trust

‘Great content, all the speakers were generous sharers and it made a difference.’ Bank of America

‘A great thought-provoking day which has confirmed the direction that needs to be taken.’ TNT UK Ltd

‘A great way of getting up to speed with best practice and benchmarking our journey against that of our peers.’ Travis Perkins

Our Partners

Can you help organisations drive successful digital transformation? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email partner@digitalstoriesconference.com

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes before this Thursday 15th March for just £1,999 +VAT (Save £500). Click here to book a stand. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition stand space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.


08.30 Registration – Morning Coffee & Objective Setting

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting & Chair’s Opening Remarks
Zenon Hannick, Chief Technology Officer, Comic Relief


09.20 Building An Enterprise AI Program & Assessing The Practicalities & Realities Of AI, Automation & Other Opportunities To Generate Business Growth & Demonstrate Tangible Benefits

Gero Gunkel, Group AI Lead, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Francois Blanc, Head of Customer & Innovation, Santander UK


09.40 Hot New Technologies: From AI To VR, Machine Learning & Chatbots, Blockchain & Robotics, How Viable Are Disruptive Technologies & Business Models & What Benefits Can They Bring In Practice?

Vinay Parmar, Customer & Digital Experience Director, National Express


Keith Bohanna, Head of Digital CX, Bank of Ireland


Paul Morris, Global Digital Director, PZ Cussons


Andrew Ward, Global Head of Digital Transformation, University of Nottingham

Steven Zuanella, Chief Digital Officer, RSA Group


10.10 Advanced Strategies To Establish An Agile Team Structure & Align Your Internal Operations & Workforce To Better Adapt To The Changing Digital Climate

Perspective One:
Ian Randolph, Senior Product Owner, Trainline

Perspective Two:
Julie Kane, Head of Digital Public Services Strategy & Policy, The Scottish Government

10.50 Informal Networking Break & Morning Refreshments


11.20 Best-In-Class Approaches To Transforming Legacy Systems To Keep Up-To-Date & Streamline Your Business Processes

Petra Green, Marketing Director – Data, Digital & Systems, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

11.40 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner. Can you help organisations drive successful digital transformation? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email partner@digitalstoriesconference.com


12.10 Be A Lonely Digital Pioneer No Longer! Get Employees To Care About Digital Transformation & Bought Into Driving Change Throughout The Process

Perspective One:
Jatinder Seehra, Head of Global Markets IT E-commerce Transformation, BNP Paribas


Perspective Two:
Catherine Fraher, Digital Strategy, Age UK


12.50 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers


13.20 Facilitated Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Digital Skills

Dulcemari Carvalho, Director of Talent Management, AccorHotels UK & Ireland


B) Employee Engagement
Tania Tasheva, Change & Communications Lead, HEINEKEN Group


C) Digital Optimisation
Terry Rydzynski, Head of Optimisation, Camelot UK


D) Changes To Personalisation & Consumerisation
Andrew Ward, Global Head of Digital Transformation, University of Nottingham



E) Applying Corporate Strategies To Charities
Michael MacLennan, Head of Digital & Innovation, The Air Ambulance Service

13.50 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks
Colan Mehaffey, Head of Web Strategy & Technologies, University of Edinburgh


14.10 Adapt To Changing Customer Needs & Behaviours & Thrive As A Business With Focused, Customer-Centric Approaches To Digital Transformation

John Bevan, Head of Digital, British Heart Foundation

Liz Citron, Head of Digital Transformation, Ministry of Justice UK

Clive Gardiner, Head of Digital, NSPCC

Mandeep Sarikaya, Head Global Digital Partnerships, Group Digital Transformation, Allianz

Vinay Parmar, Customer & Digital Experience Director, National Express

Sarah Ilieva, Head of Digital Strategy, Education & Society, British Council

15.40 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner. Can you help organisations drive successful digital transformation? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email partner@digitalstoriesconference.com


15.20 Generating Tangible Actions From Your Data – Securely!

Charlie Ewen, Director of IT & CIO, Met Office



15.40 Informal Networking Break & Afternoon Refreshments


16.10 Win Over Senior Stakeholders, Secure Project Funding & Deliver Impactful, Tangible Benefits With Your Digital Transformation Journey Business Case

Simon Swan, Digital Strategy - Transformation, Met Office


16.30 Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks: A Best-In-Class Spotlight On Successful, Large-Scale Digital Transformation

Perspective One:
Faye Roth, Head of Delivery & Transformation, River Island



Perspective Two:
Rebecca Joslin, Senior Director - Global Digital Engagement Strategy Lead,  Shire

17.10 Chair’s Closing Remarks

17.20 Official Close Of Conference

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Digital Transformation Stories Conference, please email info@digitalstoriesconference.com or call us on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.

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