The Productivity Summit | Kisaco Research
Helping business leaders get the most out of their employees, platforms and processes.
London, UK
31 January, 2019
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Britain is in the midst of a productivity crisis. Analysis shows that output levels have barely risen since the last recession, and there is a long standing and now growing productivity gap between the UK and the likes of France and Germany. The Productivity Summit presents cross-industry case studies from UK businesses implementing productivity models and strategies, covering three main areas – systems and modelling, employee engagement and health and wellbeing. Living up to its name, The Productivity Summit offers an interactive and energetic programme intent on getting the most out of one day.

Case studies from the UK’s leading brands include: 

  • How to measure productivity
  • How to actually implement flexible working and mental health programmes to drive productivity
  • What a good productivity model looks like
  • How to manage change internally
  • Practical steps to improve diversity and resulting impace on business productivity
  • How to improve non-financial compensation and benefits to compete for talent
  • How to prepare for Brexit and the impact it's going to have on productivity
  • Using internal champions to build productivity into company culture
"I am currently exploring a number of ways to introduce further flexibility within our workplace...The Productivity Summit agenda is perfect for my areas of interest!" Andy Stoker, Director - Organisational Culture & Transformation, Cisco
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Speakers
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Who Will Be There

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The Speakers

 

Bruce Daisley

Vice President EMEA
Twitter

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I'm the EMEA Vice President of Twitter. I joined the company in 2012 just as we opened a London office having previously run YouTube UK at Google. I've also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.

Bruce Daisley

Vice President EMEA
Twitter

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I'm the EMEA Vice President of Twitter. I joined the company in 2012 just as we opened a London office having previously run YouTube UK at Google. I've also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.

I've also been a digital advisor to Comic Relief. For the last couple of years I've hosted and run the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat (on work culture). I was fascinated that the way most of us work is against all of the advice of scientists and psychologists. There was lots of interest in my work and in January 2019 Penguin Books published Bruce's first book, The Joy of Work.

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I've got obsessive interest in current pop music. Nothing makes me happier than a new Max Martin or Julia Michaels penned anthem.

 

Fran Millar

Director of Business Operations & Head of Winning Behaviours
Team Sky

Fran Millar holds a dual role as both Director of Business Operations
and Head of Winning Behaviours at Team Sky. Returning to head up
all the team’s “off bike” functions in 2015, her responsibilities include
overseeing the team’s marketing and communications strategy,
stakeholder management, and all the commercial and legal aspects
that come with running the world’s number one cycling team.

Fran Millar

Director of Business Operations & Head of Winning Behaviours
Team Sky

Fran Millar holds a dual role as both Director of Business Operations
and Head of Winning Behaviours at Team Sky. Returning to head up
all the team’s “off bike” functions in 2015, her responsibilities include
overseeing the team’s marketing and communications strategy,
stakeholder management, and all the commercial and legal aspects
that come with running the world’s number one cycling team.

 

Tim Munden

Chief Learning Officer
Unilever

Tim Munden

Chief Learning Officer
Unilever
 

Penny James

Vice President IMED Operations
Astra Zeneca

Penny James is currently Vice President Operations, Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED) AZ and has more than 20 years' experience working in Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries.  In her current role she leads a function of 180 people delivering:  Project and Portfolio management for the IMED drug project pipeline, Facility Management of four global R&D locations and multiple cross IMED strategic initiatives.

Penny James

Vice President IMED Operations
Astra Zeneca

Penny James is currently Vice President Operations, Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED) AZ and has more than 20 years' experience working in Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries.  In her current role she leads a function of 180 people delivering:  Project and Portfolio management for the IMED drug project pipeline, Facility Management of four global R&D locations and multiple cross IMED strategic initiatives.

Penny has worked closely with both manufacturing and R&D teams at all organisation levels during her career to drive process efficiency and effectiveness and enable them to achieve their goals.  She has led Lean Sigma programmes at Eastman Chemical company - working at sites and with management teams all over Europe and the US.  Penny has delivered more than $30M in cost savings over her career through a variety of change projects - including organizational transformation from internal to global external CRO resourcing models.  Penny also spent 10 years working as an industrial statistician - consulting in manufacturing and product development - and is a Chartered Statistician, Lean Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an MSc in Medical Statistics.

 

Rob Atkinson

Head of Productivity & Technical Support
Rio Tinto

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As head of Productivity and Technical support, I am responsible for leading a $5billion productivity improvement strategy for the group and partnering with our Product Groups to reduce material risk. Also in this role, I am accountable for providing global mining, processing, asset management and infrastructure technical support along with the development of global automation and innovation strategies for Rio Tinto.

Rob Atkinson

Head of Productivity & Technical Support
Rio Tinto

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As head of Productivity and Technical support, I am responsible for leading a $5billion productivity improvement strategy for the group and partnering with our Product Groups to reduce material risk. Also in this role, I am accountable for providing global mining, processing, asset management and infrastructure technical support along with the development of global automation and innovation strategies for Rio Tinto.

During my near 25 year career with Rio Tinto, I have held various senior roles including Chief Operating Officer – Copper and Chief Executive - Energy Resources of Australia and several senior operational leadership roles across Iron Ore, Energy and Aluminium.

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When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my family, walking the dog, running or playing golf.

 

Tim Perkins

Head of Profit Protection
Waitrose

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Tim Perkins

Head of Profit Protection
Waitrose

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The John Lewis Partnership was founded as a vision of an industrial democracy where employees (Partners) share profit, knowledge and power. Given the economic, technological and societal pressures on the retail sector, to be able to sustain this vision into the future will require a deeper and broader focus on productivity, harnessing the ability of Partners to achieve better outcomes in terms of sales and profits per Partner than we have ever achieved before. As a senior leader in the Partnership, with responsibility for the profitability of Waitrose operations, this is a challenge I consider every day.

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I am at my happiest when outdoors and preferably up a mountain. I put it down to being born in the Lake District! I enjoy running, swimming and cycling through the year and usually manage to go snowboarding a couple of times a year in the winter.

 

Christine Brotherton

Head of People and Capability
Perpetual Guardian

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Christine Brotherton

Head of People and Capability
Perpetual Guardian

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I head up the People & Capability team at Perpetual Guardian and my role is to develop innovative and inclusive people strategies in all aspects that relate to our recruitment programme, organisational culture, employee relations and talent management.  Innovation, fiduciary expertise and a rich history go hand in hand at Perpetual Guardian.  For over 135 years we’ve been providing New Zealanders with estate plans and providing certainty for their legacies – with Wills, Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Investment Advisory or Philanthropic ventures.  Our 4 Day Working Week is an example of our wish to push the boundaries, and is challenging how we work.  We believe that shifting the focus away from “hours of work” to a focus on increasing productivity and employee engagement has real merit in adapting to a changing world.       

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I am married to Liverpool-supporting Simon and have three adult step-children.  We love our NZ lifestyle of beaches, bush walks and close to ski mountains, but also enjoy travelling overseas as much as we can – as you may imagine, any travel from New Zealand requires many hours in a plane and extreme jetlag!    

 

Faye McGuinness

Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes
Mind

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Faye McGuinness

Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes
Mind

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I joined Mind in 2015 to lead on the development and implementation of a Cabinet funded programme to address the mental health of emergency services employees. The Blue Light Programme now in its 3rd year, has delivered a range of interventions to staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services across England and Wales. Now, as Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, I not only lead on the strategy and development of Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing programmes but lead on one of our biggest employee mental health programmes to date. I head up the Heads Together Workplace Wellbeing programme at Mind, with funding from The Royal Foundation, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. This iconic programme looks to provide employers with easy access to best practice employee mental health resources and to empower employees with the tools they need to support themselves in the workplace. I am also leading on Mind’s response to the Stevenson-Farmer review of mental health and employers ‘Thriving at Work’, and am supporting a number of employers on how best to implement the core and enhanced standards, including the NHS.

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I am a huge music fan and can usually be found dancing at live gigs across the country, usually with many family members who are all just as music obsessed as me!

 

Liz Johnson

Managing Director and Co-Founder
The Ability People

Liz Johnson

Managing Director and Co-Founder
The Ability People
 

Simon Masters

Head of High Value Manufacturing
InnovateUK

Simon Masters

Head of High Value Manufacturing
InnovateUK
 

Caroline Brown

Associate Director
Atkins SNC-Lavalin

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Caroline Brown

Associate Director
Atkins SNC-Lavalin

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I lead change and transformation within the Nuclear and Power, EMEA, business for Atkins (who have recently been acquired by SNC-Lavalin).  SNC-Lavalin’s global and diverse workforce includes technicians, professionals, engineers and project managers who use their knowledge, skills and talent to make a difference every day - locally and internationally.  I am a chartered mechanical engineer by background, with a career that has evolved over 20 years’, working as a project manager and business head before becoming responsible for delivering change and developing culture

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I joined Atkins as a graduate with the intention of staying for two years but twenty years on, I’m still finding opportunities to make a difference.  I’m also a business coach and Mental Health First Aider as well as an independent non-executive director for HorseHeard (a registered charity working with horses to promote positive emotional health and resilience outcomes for children, young people and adults in need).

 

Nadia Hutchinson

Global HR Operations Director
Kantar

Nadia Hutchinson

Global HR Operations Director
Kantar
 

Dr Hamid Mughal

Global Director of Manufacturing
Rolls-Royce Plc

Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing Leader with over 32 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors. During this period he has held senior positions in a number of disciplines including, Product Engineering, Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, Supply Chain Management and Product Development of large scale programmes.

Dr Hamid Mughal

Global Director of Manufacturing
Rolls-Royce Plc

Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing Leader with over 32 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors. During this period he has held senior positions in a number of disciplines including, Product Engineering, Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, Supply Chain Management and Product Development of large scale programmes.

 

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience and the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience and the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford
 

Dawn Chamberlain

London Productivity Director
NHS Improvement

Dawn Chamberlain

London Productivity Director
NHS Improvement
 

Emily Hutchinson

Occupational Psychologist
Atkins SNC-Lavalin

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Emily Hutchinson

Occupational Psychologist
Atkins SNC-Lavalin

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I’m a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. I have my own business and provide consultancy to a range of organisations, but I feel very fortunate to have had a long-term partnership working with Atkins.  I have always been interested in how organisations can create cultures which work with human nature rather than against it, whether that’s to improve safety, wellbeing, inclusivity or productivity.  I hold academic positions alongside my consultancy, as I believe that staying in touch with the rigor of my profession is important to the quality of what I bring to clients.

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I started my working life as a computer programmer for John Lewis – I failed the aptitude test, but they liked me in interview, so I got the role (but I think the aptitude test was right!).  Feeling in the ‘wrong job’, although I loved the organization, led me to leaving after three years to pursue my career in Psychology.

 

Jane Leadbetter

Head of Learning & Development
McArthurGlenn Group

Jane Leadbetter

Head of Learning & Development
McArthurGlenn Group
 

Sarah Cowen

Head of Productivity and Efficiency
Specsavers

Sarah Cowen

Head of Productivity and Efficiency
Specsavers
 

Sophie Medlin

Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics
King’s College London

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Sophie Medlin

Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics
King’s College London

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I am a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London and I also run a business giving private clients access to some of the UK’s best dietitians in our central London clinic. I worked for many years in the NHS before moving to a career in lecturing and research and private practice. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of medical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and helping with weight management problems. My research focus is on the nutritional consequences of gastrointestinal surgery. I work with companies and individuals to improve health and wellness in the work place which is something I am passionate about improving at a strategic level. I am an advocate for evidence based nutrition and am regularly in the national and international media offering scientific credibility nutritional information. 

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I am a keen boxer and I train three times per week with my club. 

 

Steve Peck

Head of UK Productivity
Tesco

Steve Peck

Head of UK Productivity
Tesco

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