South West and East of England Member Discussion

South West and East of England Member Discussion South West and East of England Member Discussion

07 December 2021


16:00 - 17:00



From Automation to Zedonks: trends shaping the future of work

Your monthly opportunity to join other senior executives to discuss and shape the CBI narrative on the issues that most matter to you. Exchange thoughts and ideas in a Chatham House setting chaired by Ben Rhodes, Regional Director – South West, CBI.  

We will discuss the forces that are shaping the emerging digital workplace, based on research from MIT, London Business School, Cambridge University and Lancaster University, as well as practical lessons from BT and firms in many sectors across the world.

The session will also explore the hype around ‘hybrid’ work, the implications of divorcing work from both space and time, and whether we’ll all be working in the metaverse instead of the office.

The session, led by Dr Nicola J. Millard, Principal Innovation Partner, BT, will explore:

  • Lessons from the global remote working “experiment” – and how workplaces may evolve into the future
  • What function do offices play if many of us can work from home?
  • If the future of work is hybrid, how do we prevent “horrible hybrids” forming?
  • How do we use technology to make digital collaboration more like face-to-face?
  • How do we re-establish boundaries between work and the rest of our lives?
  • Is AI / automation still going to transform the workplace?

 This Webex meeting is for CBI members only.  

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if

  • You are Board or Executive Level and have an overview of the company’s thinking in this space.

Book your place today: 
Webex dial-in details will be sent in your confirmation email.

Get in touch

Janie Harper

Janie Harper

Events & Sponsorship Manager - South West