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Workforce transformation for the digital age

16th January 2019, Frankfurt

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Location: Villa Kennedy


Digital becoming the norm has meant that CDO´s, CIOs and CTOs must look differently at legacy IT practices and understand the business new needs to have service models that are critical to meet the business technology expectations as they change.

A major shift in expectations is demonstrated in the growth of so-called “Shadow IT” which has gained momentum in recent years as the business fights to keep pace with users. So how should IT leaders create a flexible mobile and secure user workspace? How can they deliver relevant data and applications to any device, any where, any time.?

People are used to ubiquitous access to connectivity, services and information. Today their personal technology outstrips the majority of the organisations for whom they work. Organisations have to address this gap in this expectation and placing the human at the centre of a digital strategy which means addressing workplace and workforce effectiveness as a priority.

Already businesses can see that creating a workforce who can be productive in the way they choose, has a direct correlation to the success of business transformation. Organisations must deliver on the true expectation of the digital workplace.

Join Dell EMC, VMware and industry peers from across the IT, digital and human functions for an evening of dinner and discussion around the topic of workplace transformation, What considerations need to be factored in to meet changing user expectations and how do we get it right?

The way people work has changed. How did you meet that need?

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6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from DellEMC and VMware

Discussion Topics

  • How do you build and sustain a workplace environment which puts the individual first, provides modern business tools, and continues to be relevant to the changing needs of a multi generation workforce?
  • (HR/COO Question) What is most important in driving productivity, improving employee engagement, and ensuring the organisation can attract and retain the right talent?
  • Who are the key stakeholders in effecting workforce transformation and are they best suited to determine the tools and systems your workforce need to be productive?
  • What’s most effective – small changes in ways of working to make use of standard tools, or longer timeframes and personalized solutions?
  • How do you measure the perceived effectiveness of the IT services which your workforce have, and then measure the improvement as you transform?

Keynote Speaker


Richard Bennett – Head of Advisory Services Business Solutions, EMEA, VMware

Richard is responsible for the teams who develop technology frameworks which guide C-level executives in the acceleration of business transformation and investment decisions. His group works closely with customers to create long-term strategies that reduce the risk associated with delivering business technologies as well as innovation into their organisations. Richard is a senior leader, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in technology and customer experience. Prior to joining VMware, he was the EMEA CTO at Avaya and has led global customer-facing teams with technology companies such as; Nortel, Cisco, Accenture & Cabletron. He currently delivers several “business angel” roles in technology start-ups, advising on business strategy and innovation success.

About DellEMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables your digital transformation, organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, data analytics and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services its customers – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s broadest, most innovative infrastructure portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

About VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

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