About HR Vision London


Whether you’re a mature organisation, already advanced in your tech and digital, data and systems evolution or, you’re at the onset of your journey into the adoption of these tools and modern practices, HR Vision London will explore the biggest challenges affecting HR and business, in the UK today. We’ll delve deeply into how digitisation, AI and a host of other technologies are profoundly changing people management practices and the way we work.


Conference Agenda & Themes

Tailor your own event and choose from 5 breakout sessions

Modern leadership and L&D strategies

Culture and employee experience

Future talent acquisition strategies

Vision: interactive

HR Leaders exchange

Day 1

08:45 KEYNOTE 1: View from the top: putting culture to work at Culture Trip

Dr. Kris Naudts, CEO and Founder, Culture Trip

09:15 KEYNOTE 2: Leadership for the digital age

Gerard Penning, Executive Vice President HR, Downstream, Shell

09: 45 KEYNOTE 3: Digital from the inside out: building a digital Employee Experience

David Wreford, Partner, Career, Mercer

10: 15 KEYNOTE 4: Leading and effecting organisational change

Adrian Moorhouse, Managing Director, Lane4 


Whether it’s directly related to your role, or an area of interest, there’s something for everyone in the tailored sessions that follow for the rest of the day. Gain valuable takeaways on specific topics and engage with those around you in the interactive discussions that follow

11:30 Leadership lessons from senior leaders

Lee Waller, Director of Research, Hult International Business School
Vicki Culpin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School

12:15 Ready… steady… go! Transformation at speed

Sally Riggs, Learning Transformation Director, EY
Harriet Evans, Manager, People Advisory Services, EY

14:30 Meet MABLE

Jan Smallbone, Director of Talent Development, Mitchell & Butlers


In smaller, cohesive groups, tackle your corporate challenges with the help of our specialist sponsors. Take away solutions, new contacts, and working tools you can use in your own organnisation. Sign up on the day, for one of four workshops

Workshop A
Developing adaptability to operate between certainty and chaos

Tom Smith, Consultant Director, Lane4

Workshop B
What's wrong with engagement

Jenny Merry, UK Engagement Practice Leader, Aon

Jake Outram, Senior Consultant, Aon

Workshop C
Retaining key talent and matching your employees to opportunities

Anne Fulton, CEO, Fuel50

Day 2


Roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, facilitated by the very people in your shoes who have been there, done it, and are willing to share practical tips and advice to help you on your way. Pitch up at the table that matches your field of interest, armed with your own questions and challenges and be prepared to get stuck into the discussion.

Table 1
Stick of twist, winning hand for the new talent deal

Hernan Gonzalez Merlani, Global Head of Talent Management, HSBC Global Private Banking

Table 2
Culture: the beating heart of a M&A

Nichole Viviani, HR Director, Worldpay

Table 3
Leading through change

Facilitated by: Richard Parker, Director of Client Solutions, Lane4

Table 4
Unicorns & Horses: how to build digital leadership

Lisa Lyons, Principal - Leadership & Assessment Market Lead, Mercer

Table 5
How to develop the most important skill you and your leaders will ever learn

Dorrie Dowling, Head of Product, Wondrous

Sharon Hutchinson, Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Lloyds Banking Group

09:45 KEYNOTE 1: Connecting (everyone and everything) to the moon and back

Sharon Doherty, Global Organisation & People Development Director, Vodafone

Claire Sherwin, Employee Experience Digital Programme Manager, Vodafone

10:15 KEYNOTE 2: Mixing work and play: lessons from entrepreneurs

Professor David Gann CBE CEng FICE FCGI, Vice-President, Innovation, Imperial College

Professor Mark Dodgson, Visiting Professor, Imperial College Business School

10:45 KEYNOTE 3: Accelerating performance through learning and talent development

Gabriella Driver, Head of Leadership & Talent Development, Pret A Manger 
LHH Penna


Whether it’s directly related to your role, or an area of interest, there’s something for everyone in the tailored sessions that follow for the rest of the day. Gain valuable takeaways on specific topics and engage with those around you in the interactive discussions that follow

12:00 Busting the myth about emotion in business

Dominque Kent, COO, The Good Care Group
Lou Banks, Founder and Director, Rising Vibe

12:45 Leading with trust

Julian Stodd, Author and Captain, Sea Salt Learning

14:30 Creating a learning culture at JUST EAT

Emma Arlow, Talent Development Manager,  JUST EAT

15:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE 1: Inspiration without borders: re-imagining your HR strategy of tomorrow

Daniel Riley, Partner, Talent Practice Leader, Aon

16:00 CLOSING KEYNOTE 2: Using technology to enrich employee engagement and inclusion in the workplace

Ben Sutherland, Chief Digital Officer, Diageo

End of conference


Gerard Penning, Executive Vice President HR, Downstream, Shell

René Bujard, Global Human Resources Director, ‎Oxfam International

Julian Persaud, Global Head of Operations, AirBnb Experiences

Celeste Warren, Vice President, Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, MSD (Merck, Sharp & Dohme)

Serena Palmer, Head of Talent and Workforce Planning, O2

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Sharing Insights & Speaking


To become a speaker, roundtable facilitator, chair a conference track, or you simply have some great content you’d like to share with our HR community, please contact:

Nathan Bolton
Senior Conference Producer
+44 (0)20 3486 4398

Delegate Attendance & Partnerships


If you wish to attend the event, please contact:

Karolis Petrauskas
HR Projects Owner - Global Fortune 500
+44 (0)7404 999 005

SponsorING & PARTNERSHIP Opportunities


To make the most of the commercial opportunities we have available, please contact:

Manpreet Singh
Sponsorship Sales Director manpreet@osneymedia.com
+44 (0) 203 786 4399

Marketing & MEDIA Partnerships


For all things marketing, or for any media partnerships and associations, please contact:

Olympia Nolan
Marketing Executive
+44 (0)203 786 4395