Innovation, data protection & workforce challenges

The Westminster eForum are holding a Keynote Seminar on Mobile and remote working: innovation, data protection and workforce challenges on Thursday, 10th October 2013, Central London.

As increasing numbers of businesses adopt flexible working policies, this seminar will examine the practical, legal and regulatory challenges of a mobile workforce – and ways that integrating the latest IT solutions are being translated into competitive and commercial advantage. Delegates will consider how companies can harness consumer devices, cloud services and improvements to the UK’s communications infrastructure to enable remote workers against a backdrop of the significant push by providers of web-based productivity suites, as well as the emerging data protection issues of enabling off-site access to employees.

Topics for discussion include:

  • How are businesses delivering the greater agility and mobility required for IT solutions used by today’s workforce – what are the key implications for productivity, efficiency and training?;
  • What are the information security challenges of having a remote workforce?;
  • How do corporate IT and HR policies need to adapt to take into account trends including hot-desking, BYOD and flexible working? How effectively are businesses able to oversee and supervise workers off-site?; and
  • How far are efficiency and cost savings, and environmental benefits, promised by remote working being delivered?
  • With significant staff reductions in recent years due to economic turbulence, how far are mobile working IT solutions enabling organisations to deliver more with less?

Speakers include Stephen McGibbon, Chief Technology Officer EMEA, Microsoft and Simon Rice, Group Manager, Technology, Information Commissioner’s Office. Further confirmed speakers include: John Delaney, Research Director, European Consumer Mobile, International Data Corporation (IDC); Martin Jordan, Head of UK Cyber Response, KPMG; Kurt Mroncz, Corporate Development Director, Regus; Charles Park, Partner, Pinsent Masons; Stewart Room, Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Philip Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Unwork. The agenda for the day is available from the Westminster Forum Projects web site.

Places at Mobile and remote working: innovation, data protection and workforce challenges (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT; Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. You can book a place online.