Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

Guest Speakers

Cathy O'Dowd
 
Mountaineer, Everest Climber
Motivational Speaker
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Professor Eddie Obeng

Founder of Pentacle Business School,
World Authority on Project Management
Session

Guest Keynote: How Will Humans And Machines Shape Future Work?

Human-only workplaces are history. Top-down command and control of a uniform workforce a distant memory. Machines are on the ascendancy. Digitally, they network technologies together creating an enormous and growing range of possibilities. They promise to reshape, replace or enhance what people do. Meanwhile the workforce is diverse, multi-generational, globally dispersed. People pull in many directions with different aims and goals. How will it all play out for successful organizations? What should you do to make sure yours is one?

 

In his interactive and dynamic keynote, Professor Obeng will highlight the characteristics of “digital dead ends”.  He will answer how to approach the future of work holistically so that there is an integration of technology and humans rather than a takeover, or missed opportunities. Leave his session with a deeper understanding and some concrete methods to share with colleagues. 

Cathy O'Dowd

Mountaineer, Everest Climber
Motivational Speaker
Session

Guest Keynote: Think Like An Explorer

With Everest, the world’s highest mountain, reduced to a shuffling queue of commercial clients clipped into a fixed handrail, how do real climbers stay at the forefront of innovation?

The Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat was one of the last great problems in the high Himalaya. International climbing teams had tried many times over three decades - and all failed. How could Cathy’s team be different? And how would they adapt when their plan came up against the complicated, unexpected reality?

This extraordinary experience is an innovative case-study of the challenges of doing what has never been done before.

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