UC Leaders Summit: Defining Future Digital Workplace Strategies

The UC Leaders Summit is an invite-only event for selected senior decision-makers responsible for the digital workplace, unified communications, collaboration and employee engagement. Offering a peer-to-peer environment, this boutique event connects enterprise executives; technologists and industry experts. Don’t miss the opportunity to share ideas, get inspired and prepare for a new era of hybrid working and enhanced employee engagement.

What's in it for you?

Discuss the hottest trends with fellow innovators, hear best practice examples and understand the latest technology available
ensuring your organisation is ahead of the curve with how to connect and engage teams and customers.

Confirmed Speakers

Who's it for?

CIO/CTO, Head of Digital Workplace, Head of Collaboration, Head of Unified Communications, Heads of HR and Employee Wellbeing,
Head of AV, Senior UC Managers and Engineers Head of Architecture, Heads of Security, IT Managers, Enterprise Architect, Solutions Architect,
Head of IT, Head of Transformation, Head of Innovation

Roundtable topics

Join our peer-to-peer roundtables specially curated by the UCX team to encourage collaboration with other leaders.

Check out the full range of Think Tank roundtable sessions.


Registration & Arrival Refreshments
Welcome Address

Gill Rowbotham, Director, Managing Consultant, 4C Strategies

Keynote Panel

ReDefining Strategy, Structure & Culture for Hybrid Working Success, Operational Excellence & Agility

• What exactly does hybrid work look like in 2022-23?
• How to put your employees first whilst also ensuring organisational excellence and agility in the next phase of workplace transformation?
• People, Process and Technology: What are the key considerations for the next phase of workplace transformation? What technology tools would underpin successful hybrid working?

Gill Rowbotham, Director, Managing Consultant, 4C Strategies
Ben Mitchell, Senior Unified Communications Specialist, NHS Surrey
Konstantin Denishev, Global Head Digital Workplace, LGC
Sarjo Touray, VP, Unified Communications Architect, SMBC Bank
Steve Prescott-Jones, Head of Infrastructure & Shared Services, Imperial College London


Invent the digital future with modern communications

Sponsored by 8x8

• Support an adaptive work model that empowers staff to connect, collaborate and innovate from anywhere
• Unlock digital ingenuity through company-wide collaboration
• Deploy intelligent automation using practical AI-powered capabilities

Mayur Pitamber, Senior Director, Head of International PMM, 8x8

Think Tank Roundtable Sessions

Hybrid Working Strategy & Culture: Building your hybrid working strategy and organisational culture with productivity and wellbeing at the forefront
Roundtable Leader: Prachi Nema, Principal Analyst Enterprise Communications, Omdia

 Security: How to build resilience and keep remote teams protected from cyber attacks?
Roundtable Leader: John Rouffas, CISO, Intelliflo

 Reimagining Physical Workspaces: Redefining the office function and thinking outside the box to meet changing employee demands
Roundtable Leader: Konstantin Denishev, Global Head Digital Workplace, LGC

1-2-1 Meetings, Networking & Refreshments



Putting the Employee First: Keeping Employees Engaged and Motivated in a More Remote World

• How can you keep employees motivated long term and maintain company culture when they’re working remotely and moving to / from different environments?
• How should you design your organisation's collaboration strategy to drive productivity?
• Cross-functional collaboration; how IT can work with HR to boost both productivity and employee wellbeing

Gori Yahaya, CEO & Founder, UpSkill Digital
Dr Anthony 'Skip' Basiel, Lecturer, Solent University
Taher Khaliq, CTO, Trinny London

Fireside Chat

How to do Microsoft Teams properly in the Enterprise from real world experience

• What technology is available to secure your communications systems?
• BYOD Security challenges and solutions
• Security from your endpoints to your people: Getting security culture right. How should you manage an attack if the worst happens?

Tom Arbuthnot, Founder & Principal, Empowering.Cloud
Simon LeyLand, Digital Workplace, Pearson Publishing

1-2-1 Meetings, Networking & Refreshments
Think Tank Roundtable Sessions

• AV/Video: Making your AV and Video strategy fit for the future
Roundtable Leader: Prachi Nema, Principal Analyst Enterprise Communications, Omdia

Empowering Employees: How can IT & HR work together to ensure employee wellbeing and equal development opportunities

Modern Application Development for the Agile Enterprise: Understanding low-code/no-code and citizen development
Roundtable Leader: Louise Brown, VP Digital Workplace, Heathrow Airport

• Future Tech: Automation, the Metaverse and AI: What does the future hold and how can we make work easier?
Roundtable Leader: Dr Anthony 'Skip' Basiel, Lecturer, Solent University

Closing Remarks
Evening Reception & Networking Party

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