The event is in the Lloyd suite, Hornton Grange building, just outside the hotel reception doors.

This event is fully booked.

How will 5G, AI, The Cloud or the Internet of Things impact your business?

This conference gives you the chance to deepen your understanding of these disruptive technologies, explore how to meet the challenges they present and take advantage of their unprecedented potential.

Technology is fundamentally transforming the way we live, work and connect with each other. The day focuses on how our relationships in the workplace are being reshaped; how these technological advances offer new ways of connecting but also increase the necessity for leaders to nurture human relationships. Leaders must evolve to thrive in this constantly changing, fast-paced environment.

Come along to understand how you can exploit these technologies to improve your relationships with your teams, customers and all your stakeholders.

Event Programme

13.20 WELCOME:

Phil James, CEO of The Institute of Leadership & Management


Speaker: Jamie Shields, AND Digital - Cloud Squad

A highly motivated Platform Engineer with several years’ experience as a system admin and Cloud practitioner. Jamie’s’ focus is on using his experience to help clients evolve and adapt to adopting cloud infrastructure. Mentoring and sharing knowledge whilst delivering highly available cloud infrastructures.


Speaker: Jo Keeler, Managing Partner, Belbin

Jo Keeler, Managing Partner of Belbin, believes that simply putting together a number of people and expecting them to work as a team is not enough. More global and virtually connected working means more dispersed and diverse teams and greater challenges. Jo will offer ways to overcome tse challenges and build high performing teams delivering business outcomes.


Speaker: Kate Cooper, Head of Research Policy & Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

However rapidly technology changes and however sophisticated those changes are, there will be, for the foreseeable future at least, the need for leaders and managers to continue to work in organisations. Kate will share highlights of the Institute’s research activity and consider, with the delegates, what leaders and managers can do to attract and retain the sort of talent needed for 4IR



Speaker: Steve Wells, Global Futurist, Keynote Speaker and COO, Fast Future

This fast-paced session will explore major forces of change - and specific developments - that will impact businesses of all sizes in the future. Steve will offer practical approaches to help you identify and evaluate these critical developments, and assess their implications for how we lead and manage. However, in this constantly changing environment, Steve argues that the future remains very human, as it is talent and imagination that will be the true differentiators of success




Steve Wells

Steve Wells is a keynote speaker, futurist and writer.

Steve has a particular interest in how emerging technology has the capability to change life, society and business, and how mindset and leadership will be the critical enablers of a more human future.

Steve is co-editor and a contributing author of a number of books including ‘The Future of Business’, ‘The Future Reinvented – Reimagining Life, Society and Business’ and ‘A Very Human Future – Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World’.

Jamie Shields

AND Digital - Cloud Squad

A highly motivated Platform Engineer with several years experience as a system admin and Cloud practitioner. Jamie’s’ focus is on using his experience to help clients evolve and adapt to adopting cloud infrastructure.  Mentoring and sharing knowledge whilst delivering highly available cloud infrastructures. 

Phil James


Phil’s our CEO and works closely with our Board and all members of our team to keep us on track with our mission.

He’s qualified to Master’s degree level and has ambitions to complete a Doctorate in the area of leadership, management and personal development. Previously, Phil has worked as CEO at various professional and awarding bodies in sectors as diverse as construction and social work.

Jo Keeler

Jo Keeler leads strategic and operational activities building the Belbin brand, worldwide. Belbin is a tool that helps individuals and teams reach their potential in the workplace. The Belbin theory proposes that simply putting people together and expecting them to work as an effective team is not enough. Jo helps organisations to form high-performing teams to achieve their business outcomes. 

Jo speaks internationally on the Belbin model and is also a Visiting Fellow at The Cranfield School of Management where she contributes to the Sales Directors Programme.

Kate Cooper

Head of Research, Policy and Standards

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.