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Workforce Readiness for Digital Innovation Masterclass

With Hanne Shapiro

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For Hanne, successful digital innovation grows from the early involvement of employees in a process of enquiry, learning and experimentation, seeking the best possible synergies between technological potential and human potential. Things go wrong when managers allow change to be technology-led rather than led by the real needs – and potential – of the business as a whole.

But how to achieve successful digital innovation in practice? Drawing on case studies and experience from across the world, Hanne, formerly a senior expert at the Danish Technological Institute and now an international consultant, will identify the practical steps to help companies achieve real and sustainable gains from digital technologies – and avoid the pitfalls.

Guest speaker

Hanne Shapiro
International consultant / Formerly senior expert at the Danish Technological Institute

For over 30 years Hanne has worked in the interface between education, the labour market, and the business world, collaborating with Danish and international clients on how to form and utilise new technology in the interests of social cohesion, sustainability, and competitiveness.

Your Facilitators

Dr Peter Totterdill
Founding Director
Workplace Innovation Europe

Dr Peter Totterdill is a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, a not-for-profit organisation created to help public and private sector organisations achieve enhanced performance and better working lives. A leading European expert in workplace innovation, Peter’s career has focused on building bridges between research and practice. He has led many successful innovation and change initiatives in both private and public sector organisations. Peter was previously a Research Professor at Nottingham Trent University, and has held Visiting Professorships at Kingston University London and Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius.
Rosemary Exton

Rosemary Exton
Founding Director
Workplace Innovation Europe

Rosemary Exton is a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation Europe CLG. Her experience of workplace innovation dates back to 2002, and builds on many years’ experience as a clinician, manager and trade unionist in the UK’s National Health Service where she instigated, drove and delivered many complex change and improvement initiatives. Rosemary has played key roles in several international research and development projects, whilst simultaneously delivering leadership development programmes and facilitating organisational change in diverse companies and public sector organisations across Europe.
Natalie Wilkie

Natalie Wilkie
Organisational Development Specialist
Workplace Innovation Europe

Natalie Wilkie is an organisational development specialist with Workplace Innovation Europe CLG. She focuses on building the emotional intelligence of leaders and teams in ways that make an impact at a fundamental level to the performance and engagement of people throughout the business, and is also a qualified and accredited psychotherapist. Natalie also brings particular experience of transformation, change, organisational cultures and innovation. Natalie recently worked at the Met Office, leading the Innovation Culture Team and heading up organisational development for the Transformation and Efficiency project.

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