Agenda Speaker
8.30am Registration Opens  
9.30am Navigating the New World of Work Jon Addison, Monica Lewis, Jim Bell, Namrata Murlidhar: LinkedIn
10.45am Talent Voices
Talent at Tesco: Getting ready for the next 100 years
Emma Taylor, Tesco
11.15am Break  
11.45am Actionable steps towards truly inclusive hiring Liz Johnson, The Ability People
12.05pm Talent Voices
HR Unusual: Revolutions, Community and Mavericks
Evelyn Doyle, Patagonia 
12.30pm Lunch  
2.00pm How storytelling will save you from robots
Matthew Luhn
3.00pm Talent Voices
Soft Skills are the superpowers of the future
Simon Brown, Novartis
3.15pm Talent Voices
The energy within: Your people are key to brand transformation
Debbie Foley, Shell
3.30pm Coffee Break  
4.00pm Be the change
Deborah Frances-White
4.30pm Letting it go: The road to happiness Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
5.00pm Drinks & Networking  


Deborah Francis White
Deborah Frances-White
Comedian, Screenwriter and Director at The Spontaneity Shop


Deborah Frances-White is a comedian and speaker best known for her hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, which has over 60 million downloads. She has recorded the show live at The London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall it. As a speaker in 2019 she hosted Stylist’s inaugural Remarkable Women awards and also works as an official Amnesty International UK Ambassador.

Liz Johnson
Liz Johnson
Athlete Mentor, Sports Commentator & Pundit, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Ability People


Paralympic gold-medallist Liz Johnson spent the last 20 years winning accolades in the world of elite sport. Her exceptional swimming career saw her win medals across three consecutive Paralympics, named World and European Champion multiple times and chosen as the Paralympic Oath Taker for London 2012.

Outside the Paralympics, Liz launched The Ability People (TAP), a unique consultancy created to end disability discrimination in the workplace and close the disability employment gap. 

Matthew Luhn
Matthew Luhn
Top Creativity Keynote Speaker, Former Pixar Animator - Story Artist, and Author


Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
Philanthropist, Author,


Dame Stephanie (86) is a successful IT entrepreneur turned philanthropist. In 1962, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion and made millionaires of 70 of her male and female team. Since retiring in 1993, her focus has been increasingly on philanthropy, focused on IT and her late son’s condition of autism.

Talent Voices

Simon Brown
Simon Brown
Chief Learning Officer, Novartis


Simon Brown is Chief Learning Officer for Novartis, a leading global medicine company based in Switzerland that is reimaging medicine.
He is leading the strategy for Novartis to ‘Go Big on Learning’ in support of the company-wide culture transformation to become ‘Curious, Inspired and Unbossed’.
Before Novartis, Simon led the enterprise-wide learning transformation at Lloyds Banking Group.

Evelyn Doyle
Evelyn Doyle
HR Director, EMEA, Patagonia


Evelyn Doyle is HR Director, EMEA, for Patagonia, based at the brand’s European HQ in Amsterdam. Originally from Ireland, Evelyn has lived and worked in Russia, Africa and Switzerland, holding leadership roles in the fields of human resource management, talent management and culture and organisation development initiatives for global organisations in with-profit, non-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors.

Debbie Foley
Debbie Foley
Global Head of Employer Brand and Talent Attraction, Shell

Debbie’s rich and varied career at Shell is built on a passion for customers and an obsession for developing high-performing teams. Her 21-year international career spans a variety of country, regional and global roles in Sales, Operations, HR, Business Development, and Marketing. Today, Debbie is charged with leading the global strategies to deliver Shell’s diverse talent attraction needs in a dynamic, challenging and changing climate for the energy industry.

Emma Taylor
Emma Taylor
People Director, UK & ROI, Tesco
Stores Ltd


Emma joined Tesco in 2001 as part of the Graduate scheme. As part of her development, she completed a number of roles across the business including People Plan Manager, Great Place to Work Programme manager, Personnel Manager and People Director for UK Business Partnering. In 2018, Emma was appointed to her current role as People Director for UK & ROI.

LinkedIn Speakers

Jon Addison
Jon Addison
Head of LTS Enterprise, EMEA

As Head of LinkedIn’s UK Talent Solutions business, Jon is responsible for leading its strategic direction, empowering companies with the data and tools they need to identify and engage the right talent, and fuelling business growth for customers. Together with his team, Jon helps Search and Staffing, B2B and Corporate clients attract, recruit and empower the best talent for their businesses.

Jim Bell
Jim Bell
Chief Marketing Officer

Jim Bell is Glint’s chief marketing officer, responsible for all aspects of Glint’s marketing and business development. Before Glint, Jim led global marketing and alliances as CMO at Jaspersoft, leading up to its acquisition by TIBCO Software. Under Jim’s leadership, the Jaspersoft team won the prestigious SiriusDecisions ROI award in 2014 for excellence in sales and marketing integration. Prior to Jaspersoft, Jim led marketing for SmartTurn and Electric Cloud. 

Monica Lewis
Monica Lewis
Director of Product Management

Monica Lewis is a Director of Product Management at LinkedIn, where she is the global head of product for LinkedIn Jobs. In her role, Monica sets the product strategy and oversees product development for Jobs. She also invests her time with LinkedIn for Good, LinkedIn’s social impact initiative, where she helped launch LinkedIn’s volunteer marketplace and helped displaced refugees find employment.

Namrata Murlidhar
Namrata Murlidhar
Director of Marketing, EMEA & APAC
LinkedIn Learning

Namrata leads international marketing for LinkedIn Learning, responsible for brand, demand generation, product and field marketing. Prior to LI, Namrata held regional marketing roles for a number of startups in the UK and across Europe. Namrata is passionate about learning and the impact it can have in connecting people to economic opportunity, and dedicates a minimum of an hour a week to it.