The FuturistIC Day (Futuristic Internal Comms) is designed for internal communications professionals and seniors. This is a unique event – brimming with information, the speaker’s panel will be made up of IC specialists who will share their expertise, channels and technologies.
According to the findings of the ‘Newsweaver Internal Communication Survey Report’, 2 out of 3 communicators are not satisfied with their ability to measure the effectiveness of their internal communications. The landscape of IC is changing, metric and measurement are one of the key elements in driving business performance. With the right strategy and channels, communicators can build a culture of open communications. This not only creates a stronger brand awareness, but also fuels employee engagement.
FuturistIC Day is the event of the year for internal communicators. This event will be brimming with internal communications professionals from global brands, an unmissable event with IC strategies, interactive discussions and sessions and a great opportunity to network!
FuturistIC Day is for progressive IC leaders, Communications and Employment Engagement seniors. This event will present delegates an opportunity to find tools to help them work more effectively. With the ever changing world of business, it is now more important than ever to have a very strong internal communications department. Don’t get left behind, join this event and find out how you can set new trends – not just follow them
In a long career both as a consultant and in house senior exec, Tom Crawford has gained diverse and rich experience, in HR and specifically Internal Comms and Engagement. He also has a strong passion for the subject of brand and its relationship with employees. He has spent many years helping employees believe in their organisation and do their best for its brand. He was worked all over the world with leading brands including Deloitte, British Airways, Eon, GSK, Nokia and others.
Tom set up The Brain Miner as he believes that everyone has fantastic ideas buried within them – they just need some help finding them, extracting them and then polishing them into shiny diamonds. He is working with a number of well known global brands, helping them drive employee engagement with their brand.
Paul was most recently Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&amp;amp;amp;amp;A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.
&amp;amp;amp;lt;em&amp;amp;amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;
Liz came late to the formal profession of communications, but she has been bringing communications strategy to her career since her very first role as a scientific editor, helping researchers prepare their papers for publication. Through business development and project roles, she wove strategic communication into every facet of her work and developed a passion for employee engagement. In her current role, Liz and her team help 7000 global employees connect, care and collaborate, through global news and video channels and a growing internal business partnership model that puts them in the thick of strategic planning. Liz is originally from St Louis, Missouri, USA, but after 22 years and endless cups of builders’ tea, she considers herself a Brit who just sounds American.
Emma Berry is a strategic Internal Communications professional with 12 years in-house corporate Internal Communications experience across three major corporations - Marks & Spencer Plc, The Body Shop Plc and Pfizer Plc.
She joined U.S. pharmaceutical Pfizer in 2009 as Head of UK Internal Communications and is now the Director of Internal Communications for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Emma is currently responsible for providing strategic counsel and guidance for Internal Communications across Europe, Africa and the Middle East working closely with Global and in-country communications colleagues as well as Regional Leaders. Her specialist skills include change management, channels management, presenter coaching, business writing and strategic communication planning.
Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.
Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Drew started his career in brand communications before moving increasingly into employee communications and then engagement. He has worked for medium, large and very large organisations in sectors as diverse as defence, energy, retail and government. Assignments based in the Middle and Far East, USA and Europe have given Drew insights to modes and norms of communication in different cultures. He is currently Head of Internal Communications &amp;amp;amp; Engagement for Virgin Trains, where he is responsible for leadership communication and communications-enabled organisational change.
Lucy Adams, MD of Communications and Engagement Agency Firehouse and the Founder of Disruptive HR, shares her experiences of having led HR and Internal Communications at the BBC and other major corporations – the good, the bad and the ugly! Since leaving the BBC Lucy has been working with major organisations to help them re-think their approach to leading change, employee engagement, HR and Internal Comms, and is a popular keynote speaker and blogger on these topics.
<em>She will be hosting the <strong>Best Practice Session: 'Managing Change & Innovative Practices' </em></strong>
Howard has worked in the world of employee communications for over 25 years.
His career has seen him work in both senior ‘in house’ and consulting / agency roles. Today Howard leads communications and engagement for the Clean Air sector of Johnson Matthey, a role he moved into over three years ago, having more recently worked in senior communication roles at global giants GSK and EY.
Over the past 18 months Howard has provided communications and engagement support to a major transformation of the Clean Air business. This support included creating and executing AirTime, a conversation-based activity that gave employees across the business the opportunity to build their understanding of what the changes meant to them. AirTIme was recognised externally at the Internal Communication Excellence Awards in June 2021 as it was won first prize in the category “Best communication of change or business transformation”.
Howard has long been passionate about the critical importance of listening for communicators, and by definition for the organisation. Together with colleagues Mike Pounsford and Kevin Ruck, Howard has published three reports on Listening in Communications, with the most recent in May 2021 reporting on the completion of a global survey of communicators.
Howard served as President of the UK Chapter of IABC for two years (2018-20). He declared his term as the ‘Year(s) of Listening’. Howard was also Chairman of Wealdstone FC, a semi-professional football club who play at the 5th level of English football for nine years until 2016, and (pandemic allowing) enjoys watching sport, going to the cinema and travel.
Ben is Head of Strategic Communications for eBay, leading campaigns and change communications for teams across Europe. His current focus is how businesses can better understand and shape their culture. Prior to eBay, he's worked for BT, Telefonica and he was responsible for global internal communications at Cable&Wireless. Ben is passionate about the use of data to help communications speak the language of the business and he is a member of UK Government's Cabinet Office Communications Evaluation Council.
Tony Cooke was appointed as HR Director, adidas UK in 2001. He has played a key role in the integration with Holland and Belgium, the acquisition of the Reebok business and more latterly the integration of the Nordics to create adidas North Europe.
Prior to adidas UK, Tony spent over 10 years in senior HR roles with William Baird Plc, the clothing manufacturer, including 6 years as Divisional HR Director providing a HR service to businesses in Holland, Ireland and Sweden.
Tony has an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Management Application and has attended a Director’s Development Programme at Insead.
Josep Alcover is founder and chief vitaminizer in Clementina, a communications agency specializing in internal communications based in Barcelona. From Clementina he has vitaminized teams and projects in Ricoh, CaixaBank, Andbank and Hewlett Packard, among others. Josep is the son of a teacher and a journalist and he has studied business administration and management at the ESADE MBA.
Liam FitzPatrick has 25 years of experience with change, PR and internal communications comes from working in-house and in consultancy.
Liam has worked in civil engineering, energy, manufacturing and transportation as well as telecoms. He was Global Head of Internal Communications at Marconi during its financial restructuring and has worked on change and transformation projects in a wide variety of situations. He is particularly interested in developing teams, research and planning.
He is a council member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Do you have an IC tool that changes the landscape of IC? Speaking opportunities are available for professionals to share their expertise on internal brand awareness, connecting the unconnected and building a culture of open communications.
Take your place as a speaker at the FuturistIC event and be the reason for change in IC!
BOC will be short-listing the strongest contenders amongst the internal communications service providers to ensure that no two direct competitors are selected. This is solely to avoid the repetition of information and provide delegates with the solutions for various issues; and where sponsors and exhibitors can focus on the delegates, rather than their competition.
○ Present your products directly to your targeted clients within a case study or a workshop style session
○ Non-competitive environment
○ Encourage delegates to trial your product
○ Meet internal communication professionals from leading global brands
○ Network with delegates who can lead to potential clients
○ Pre arranged meetings with pre-selected attendees
|Opening session 1: Visualizing with Video||Session 4: Measuring ‘Return on Communication'|
|Session 2: Going Mobile||Session 5: Becoming More Human|
|Session 3: Embracing Social Media||Closing Session: Workshop TBC|