The world has been plunged into a new way of working, following the coronavirus pandemic. However, leaders around the globe are gathering, digitally, to discuss “Leading, Winning & Well-Being through Inclusion, in response to COVID-19.”
The DIAL Global Digital Summit, where Verizon Media is a strategic partner, brings together leaders from a range of the largest companies and organisations in the UK and US. They include:
The Commonwealth Games Federation
Ipsos Mori UK & Ireland
The United Nations Global Compact Network, and many more.
The event starts at 11am BST and continues until 7pm BST. All executives will be sharing “how to achieve organisational success by placing diversity, inclusion and belonging at the forefront of the business strategy, even during these unprecedented times.”
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Agenda (all times in BST):
11:00 – 11:15: Welcome
Leila McKenzie Delis, CEO, DIAL Global
Campbell Fitch, Advisory Board Member, DIAL Global
11:15 – 11.45: A view from the top: Examining how to lead and win through inclusion and how organisations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
Ben Page, Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos Mori UK Ireland
David Grevemberg CBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Commonwealth Games Federation
Christopher Kenna, Chief Executive and Founder, Brand Advance.
12:00 - 12:45: Embracing the power of diversity, inclusion, belonging and leadership in the pandemic era
Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion, Verizon Media
Valerie Todd CBE, Human Resources Director, Siemens PLC
Mira Magecha, Chief People Officer, Just Eat
13:00 – 13:45: Healthy body, healthy mind & healthy business
Experts from the Health and Wellness arena discuss the impact of physical and mental health on organisations and wider society give us their recommendations on how to navigate through this extraordinary challenging time, supporting ourselves and others.
Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, NHS Employer
Geoff McDonald, Mental Health Campaigner & Founder, Mind@Works
Alaana Linney, Commercial Director, Bupa
14:00 – 14:45: Winning hearts and minds through diversity, inclusion and belonging and ensuring this remains core to all levels of business and wider society
We talk to D&I leaders in global businesses about why now is not the time to put diversity, inclusion and belonging on hold and the potential consequences if we did.
Sarah Churchman, Chief Inclusion, Community & Well-Being Officer, PwC
Karina Govindji, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion EMEA, Google
Emily Heath, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Verizon Media & One Young World Ambassador
15:00 – 15:45: Future-proofing the workplace and shaping the new and better ‘normal’ with people at its core
Executive leaders explain how they’re preparing for the future, however uncertain that may be, and tell us about their perception and challenges ahead in our new world of work.
Ann Pickering, Former CHRO & Chief of Staff, O2 (Telefonica UK)
Suzie Welch, Group Chief People Officer, Odeon Cinemas Group
LaFawn Davis, Vice President Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Indeed.com
16:00 – 16:45: Strategic insights into the holistic business case for inclusion and integrating work and life in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.
Our panel of business leaders share valuable insights on the role of diversity, inclusion and belonging and how looking after our personal wellness, and that of others in our respective teams, aids both commercial strategy and long-term sustainable business success.
Fiona McDonnell, Managing Director, Amazon Advertising, Amazon
Mita Mallick, Head of Diversity and Cross Cultural Marketing, Unilever
Sam Dickson, Director, Trading & Merchandising Operations, Waitrose
17:00 – 17:45: Leveraging the power of data analytics and social engagement to drive diversity, inclusion and belonging behaviours across modern, 21st century organisations
We hear from industry leaders on how and why data analytics and social engagement is crucial to drive the future diversity, inclusion and belonging strategies in a globally interconnected world.
Gavin Lewis, Managing Director, BlackRock
Ian Workman, Managing Director Head SME UK, Barclays
Sanjay Bhandari, Chair, Kick it Out
18:00 - 18:45: From role models to real models - harnessing the power of intersectionality through Business and Employee Resource Groups.
The power of Employee Resource Groups. Learn how to foster workplace inclusion through Employee Resource Groups and how these communities are creating a huge impact within the wider workplace.
Chris Gray, Managing Director, Accenture
Tara MacLachlan, Vice President of IIoT Strategy, Inmarsat
Caroline Casey, Founder, The Valuable 500
Fiona Ibanez-Leach, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, International Markets, Walgreens Boots Alliance
18:45 - 19:00 Closing Remarks by Leila McKenzie Delis, CEO, DIAL Global & Campbell Fitch, Advisory Board Member, DIAL Global