Employee satisfaction and engagement has a tangible impact on the bottom line. Organisations that enjoy a high level of employee engagement have on average 22% higher productivity compared to those that don’t. That’s why the next AI & Robotics (AIR) Directors’ Forum investigated AI’s impact on the way organisations engage with employees and measure their performance and satisfaction. A fascinating deep-dive with insiders from IBM, CIPD, Gallup and more hosted at The Shard, London.

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Uncovering the impact of AI in Employee Engagement: we put the spotlight on the latest trends and show how new technology can help build caring and robust connections, be the driver for an engaged workforce and increase profitability. See some of the highlights here @roboticsandai and in this blog post


Senior decision makers, strategists and business leaders across core business functions, including innovation, transformation, finance, supply chain HR and IT filled every seat in the house. Our events have limited capacity; we are sorry that we couldn’t accept more registrations.


James Bryce

CEO & Founder, gweek

Dave Millner

HR Futurist and Executive Consulting Partner, IBM Talent Management Solutions

Dr Kiki Leutner

Business Psychologist and Head of Science, MINDX

Alex Cresswell

MD EMEA, pymetrics

Catalina Butnaru

Ambassador, CityAI

Jeremy Hindle

CTO & co-Founder, Headstart AI

Matt Grimshaw

Partner, The Pioneers

Alistair Shepherd

Founder & President, Saberr

Andrew Joint

Managing Partner, Kemp Little LLP

David D’Souza

Head of London and of Engagement, CIPD

Gerard Frith

Chairman of Matter and Chief Strategy Officer, Chelsea Apps Factory

George Zarkadakis

Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

Maria Semykoz

Workplace Analytics Architect, Gallup

Anton Fishman

Managing Director, Fishman & Partners Ltd

Hot topics

Employee Experience Design – integrating people and technology Jeff Wellstead, Consulting Partner, The Pioneers

Of course you can, but do you think you should? The human ethics and business risks of automation  | David D’Souza, Head of London and of Engagement, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

In search of the perfect employee.  Technology meets psychology in employee selection, engagement and management  Dr Kiki Leutner, Business Psychologist and Head of Science, Mindx

Case study: How employees embraced AI at leading technology law firm Kemp Little  Andrew Joint, Commercial Technology Partner, Kemp Little

HR and the Internet of Engagement  Dave Millner, HR Futurist and Executive Consulting Partner, IBM Talent Management Solutions

The AI-augmented workforce – creating value and boosting productivity  |  Catalina Butnaru, London Ambassador, City.ai

Panel Debate:  Powered by AI – cutting edge technology, the new driver of employee engagement

How to use AI to earn employee initiative, loyalty, and devotion  George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

Presenteeism is dead! Long live employee contribution. How AI is changing attitudes at work  |  Gerard Frith, Chairman, Matter AI and Chief Strategy Officer, Chelsea Apps Factory

Harnessing data to engage the workplace of the future  |  Maria Semykoz, Workplace Analytics Architect, Gallup

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Agenda Summary

09:30 Welcome from our hosts | James Rapinac, Director, Gallup
09:35 Chairman’s introduction | Anton Fishman, Managing Director, Fishman & Partners
09:45 Talks & presentations
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Talks & presentations
13:00 Lunch & Networking
14:00 Panel debate
14:45 Talks & presentations
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Talks & presentations
16:45 Chairman’s summary followed by drinks & more networking
18:00 Event closes

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The Employee Engagement Directors’ Forum is for business leaders, strategists and senior decision makers in HR management and across other core business functions. Please note that AI & Robotics Directors’ Forums have limited capacity (The Shard venue restrictions) and we regret that we were not able to accommodate all requests. THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

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