See you next year!
And just like that... Forward is wrapped! Thanks to the 35 speakers who shared their thoughts on the world of work, and how to unlock a forward-thinking road ahead for business.
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Put it in the diary
Forward is coming to a screen near you on December 9th, 2021 at 10:00–18:00 CET (9-17 BST) – and then available on demand.
The forward-thinkers you'll be joined by
We're inviting the industry leaders and the big thinkers from all over the globe to shed light on challenging topics that affect every aspect of the world of work. And there's more to be announced...
Author of Radical Candor and CEO Coach
Chief Product Officer, Klarna
Chief People Officer, Hubspot
Quasar 'Q' Hamirani
Global Head of People Operations, Airbnb
Chief Operating Officer, N26
Founder of Zendesk
Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
VP of People, Hopin
Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion Lead, Spotify
CEO and Founder of Beam
Head of Sustainability, GoCardless
Futurist, Author and Global Leader of Transformation, Mercer
co-Founder of Minds@Work, BBC Contributor and Former Global VP of Unilever
CEO and co-Founder of Pleo
Ex-Chief People Officer at Nordea and Phillips, and Author of the Heart Revolution
Author of Inclusive Leadership
Arctic Explorer and Ocean Conservationist
Head of Talent and Culture, Audible
Chief Product Officer, Pleo
Global D+I, Expedia
Head of People, Vinted
Best-selling author and host of The Hive podcast
Head of Corporate Citizenship + Diversity, KPMG
VP People, Mentimeter
Chief Product Officer, N26
Chief Operating Officer, Whereby
Head of People, Pleo
Dr Naeema Pasha
Future of Work Director at Henley Business School
VP Product Growth, Pleo
Chief Product Officer, Bought by Many
Chief Product & Technology Officer, Tourlane
Co-Founder & CEO of Vaayu
Product Director, Delivery Hero
Founder of Chargebee
CEO of Greenhouse
CEO of Kinnevik
What's on the agenda?
Here's what to expect on the day (so far).
A foreword on Forward
Jeppe Rindom – CEO and co-Founder, Pleo 10:05 am - 10:15 am (CET)
What is Radical Candor?
Kim Scott 10:15 am - 10:45 am (CET)
How do we elevate wellbeing to a strategic priority in workplaces?
Geoff McDonald – co-Founder of Minds@Work 10:50 am - 11:20 am (CET)
How would you truly measure success? The highs and lows of founding a business
Reshma Sohoni, Daniel Chait, Morten Primdahl and Rajaraman Santhanam 11:40 am - 12:20 pm (CET)
The secret to doing well by doing good: Why social responsibility is a business imperative
Namrata Sandhu, Ben Knight, Karina Howley and Alex Stephany 11:40 am - 12:20 pm (CET)
Fireside chat: Investing in the future
Georgi Ganev — CEO of Kinnevik 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm (CET)
People before process: There is no business transformation without a human transformation
Karen Tobiason, Jessica Neal, Q Hamirani and Adrienne Gormley 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm (CET)
Leadership insights from the top of the world
Pen Hadow, Arctic Explorer and Ocean Conservationist 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm (CET)
Fireside chat: AI, equity and the race to business resilience
Nathalie Nahai and Dr Naeema Pasha 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm (CET)
Creating belonging in an organisation
Charlotte Sweeney OBE, Marc Mckenna Coles, Joi Thailon Ngo Torres and Ara Tucker 3:35 pm - 4:15 pm (CET)
It’s time to build for the future of work
Haresh Bajaj, Gilles BianRosa, Leah Farmer, Lidia Oshlyansky, David Fock and Robert Chokr 3:35 pm - 4:15pm (CET)
How do we create the future and adapt to it?
Olov Eriksson – Chief Product Officer, Pleo 4:15 pm - 4:25 pm (CET)
Staying connected: How to maintain culture internationally
Jessie Danyi, Sarah Manning, Daniel Illes and Anna Gullstrand 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm (CET)
Future of Work: The great reset...
Ravin Jeusathan – Senior Partner and Global Leader for Transformation Services, Mercer 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm (CET)
Jeppe Rindom – CEO and co-Founder, Pleo 6:00 pm - 6:15pm (CET)
Who is this event for?
For the leaders of today and tomorrow, with big ideas and the chance to transform how we all work, together.
You’ll be equipped with the strategies and frameworks needed to drive real change in the workplace.
What we'll be talking about
Diversity and inclusion
Mental health and resilience