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    Culture in Action 2019: evolving yourself, evolving the organisation

    Event Details
    10 Jul 2019
    09:30 - 16:30

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  • Creating balanced teams

    Culture in Action 2019: evolving yourself, evolving the organisation

    Event Details
    10 Jul 2019
    09:30 - 16:30

    Members login to register for the event

    Not a member? Contact us.

Culture in Action is back for 2019! Bringing together IT leaders from across the country, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘evolving yourself, evolving the organisation’. Attendees will be treated to an exciting and engaging day, split between these two streams.

The ‘evolving yourself’ stream will be a chance for self-reflection, covering the key leadership traits and skills that you need to be a culture champion within your organisation. Meanwhile, the 'evolving the organisation' stream will address your IT team at large, delving into the processes, skills, and attitudes your team need to build a culture that drives productivity, innovation and excellence.

The conference content will be split into these two sections. Attendees will be able to attend all presentations as they will be run both in the morning and afternoon, bookended by keynote speeches that bring together the key issues related to both streams.

What will you learn at Culture in Action 2019?
  1. How to lead a team that considers ethics in technology throughout their decision-making.
  2. Ways to leverage neuroscience to lead more effective change.
  3. To tell a compelling story about the business, and connect to hearts and minds.
  4. The means to communicate across cultures in an open and flexible manner.
  5. To identify the small behaviours that impact others in order to become a more inclusive leader.
  6. How to overcome ageism and create new opportunities for the business.

Provisional Agenda
09:15 Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:10 Keynote presentation
10:40 Morning presentations 1&2 - Evolving yourself/Evolving the organisation
12:00 Break
12:20 Morning presentation 3
12:55 Lunch
13:55 Afternoon presentations 1&2 - Evolving the organisation/Evolving yourself
15:05 Break
15:20 Afternoon presentation 3
16:00 Closing presentation
16:25 Final comments and summary
16:30 Close

Speaker presentations
Lisa Emery, Chief Information Officer at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust: Topic TBC 

Evolving yourself
Nadine Thomson, Digital Advisor: Ethics in tech: your new leadership challenge 
Vanessa Johnson Mildenberg, Senior Global Change Management and Communication Consultant: Utilising storytelling to sell to the board
Magda Voigt, Change Partner at Leverage The Power Of the Brain to Change: The Mindset of Change: leading change with the brain in mind

Evolving the organisation
Sue House, Learning and Skills Business Partner at HM Revenue and Customs: Microbehaviours - the small things that make a big difference
Kasia Lanucha, Intercultural Trainer and Coach at SpeakCulture: Intercultural competence in business
Adam Chmielowski and Annie Auerbach, Co-founders of Starling: From Burden to Powerhouse: Overcoming Ageism in Culture and the Workplace 

Cancellation Policy

Please note: While CITF events are free to attend under member corporate subscriptions, if notice of cancellation is provided late - received after 48 hours prior to the day preceding the event (cancellation via the website will be disabled at this time) - or if no cancellation notice is received, a fee of £100 + VAT may be applied.



Lisa Emery

Chief Information Officer, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


Annie Auerbach and Adam Chmielowski

Co-founders, Starling


Annie Auerbach and Adam Chmielowski are the Co Founders of Starling, a trends and cultural insight agency with clients including Nike, Google, Harper Collins and Unilever. They have explored the changing nature of what it means to be 50+ globally, working in partnership with ageism activists and thought leaders around the world.

Nadine Thomson

Digital Advisor


Nadine Thomson leads the transformation of businesses through technology change. She has worked internationally across a range of industries including media, retail, travel and financial services. Nadine has a computer science background and couples business knowledge with deep technical understanding to help businesses evolve. Nadine has recently worked as Digital Advisor for News UK, Group CTO Conde Nast International (Vogue, GQ) and Technology Director for Vue Cinema.

Vanessa Johnson Mildenberg

Senior Global Change Management and Communication Consultant


Vanessa is an experienced and highly-skilled change management and communications professional who has combined deep skills in communication, performance, arts, and cross-disciplinary pedagogy with work in global transformation projects. She relishes in taking a transformation vision from rhetoric to practice as much as she enjoys building trusted relationships with stakeholders and business partners on all levels of management.

Kasia Lanucha

Intercultural Trainer and Coach, Speak Culture


As the result of her first-hand experience of seeing interpersonal and business relationships flourish through greater cultural appreciation, Kasia helps organisations embrace the full potential of their international diversity through training and coaching. Kasia’s corporate portfolio has focused very much in the area of cross-cultural business development skills. She supports executives by developing agile cross-cultural skills which enable them to navigate through the slight differences in behavior that can make the big differences. Kasia also works as the Intercultural Trainer and Coach at the Engineering Department University of Cambridge.

Magda Voigt

Change Partner, Leverage The Power Of The Brain To Change


With years of creative & strategic experience in global media & digital industry, Magda understands the challenges that people, teams and organisations are facing, particularly in today’s ever-changing environment. As a Certified Solution-Focused, Results-Oriented™ and Neuroscience-Based Coach, Magda specialises in translating insights from the fields of neuroscience and emotional intelligence into actionable change strategies.

Sue House

Senior HR Business Partner for Leadership & Talent, HM Revenue and Customs


Sue will tell us about the impact of delivering sessions on micro behaviours to all people managers in CDIO and give us a flavour of the session itself.

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