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IHECC 2019: In-house Employment Counsel Conference

Who should attend

In-house counsel with an interest in employment.


The nature of employment is in a near constant state of flux, with rapid changes in technology, legislation and culture resulting in an ever developing and expanding role for in-house employment lawyers. Join us on Valentines Day at our London HQ for a programme of informative and practical sessions aimed at enhancing your skill-set and knowledge base to help you manage and perform in this dynamic environment.

We are pleased to be joined by the following guest speakers:

Devyani Vaishampayan The HR Tech Partnership
Former international and multi-sector Group HR Director, Devyani is a workplace digital disruption specialist, CHRO and Investment Fund Manager focusing on People Technology start-ups.

Jeremias Prassl University of Oxford
Jeremias is the author of numerous books and articles in employment law, including most recently "Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy” (OUP 2018). He is an expert in employment law and technology, and regularly advises governments and international organisations on innovation and the future of work.

Andy Wolfe Arcadia Consulting
Formerly pro-vice-chancellor at TVU London then CEO of Speakers International (Si Group), Andy and Arcadia Consulting specialise in Culture Change, Leadership and Inspiring High Performance with their clients that number Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and others across many sectors and professions in Europe, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and New York.

Outline programme

10:30 Coffee & registration
11:00 Introduction from Eversheds Sutherland
11:15 Keynote: Devyani Vaishampayan: 'Impact of Digital Disruption on the Future of Work'
11:45 Demonstration: a start-up in the Wellness space shows how AI is helping organisations address employee issues.
12:00 Legal de-brief: Sophie White & Simon Morrissey: New tech, data privacy and confidentiality.
12:30 Valentine's Day themed Lunch
13:00 Keynote: Jeremias Prassl: the gig economy, the rise of algorithmic management and ‘people analytics’
13:30 Legal de-brief: Marc Meryon: Challenges for the gig economy: recent case law; the Taylor Review; unionisation and wildcat walkouts
14:00 Keynote: Andy Wolfe: Professional Presence - Power and Influence as an In-House Employment Lawyer
14:30 Final remarks, networking and close

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