Leadership of, and for, the future: LEEDS

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. 


Kate Cooper

Head of Research

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.

Jo Keeler

Managing Partner, Belbin

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.

Tina Howell

Everything cloud

Tina Howell has taken on a breadth of roles in her career in IT over the last 20 years. Her passion is building platforms in a consistent manner with automation, whether on a cloud platform or on-premise. Currently, as a consultant with AND Digital she helps companies with their digital transformation using DevOps tools and cloud platforms.

Steve Wells

Steve Wells is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and the COO of Fast Future

Steve Wells is a global futurist and COO of Fast Future Publishing. His focus is the future of life, business and society, highlighting the new thinking and business models being enabled by exponential technologies. He explores the leadership capabilities required to compete in the future, to help clients make informed choices on the potential impact of emerging technologies.  
Steve is co-editor and contributing author on a series of books exploring the emerging future and is currently working on two forthcoming books: 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years and Unleashing Human Potential and The Future of AI in Business. 
He is an international keynote speaker and a contributor to tv, radio and podcasts. 

Join us for a chance to win a FREE Belbin Individual Report

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a FREE Belbin Individual Report worth £42.

Your Belbin Individual Report will identify which combination of nine Team Roles you exhibit, and contains personalised guidance and advice to support your leadership development – enabling you to be a better leader.


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