Sharon  O'Dea 

Sharon O’Dea is an award-winning digital strategist with a track record advising complex organisations on communication, collaboration and digital workplace technologies.

Organisations Sharon has collaborated with include Credit Suisse, Allen & Overy, Standard Chartered Bank, Shell, Barnardo’s, the Houses of Parliament, UK Research and Innovation and the Department for International Trade.

A prolific tweeter and occasional blogger, speaker and podcaster, Sharon speaks and writes on the role of digital in a changing world of work. She is co-author of two books, an advisor to the UK government and was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices.

Irked by the lack of diversity at tech and digital events, Sharon co-founded event series 300 Seconds to give women and other underrepresented groups in digital a way to gain confidence and experience, and to find their voice.

A human-centred future of work

Sharon will deliver this talk in partnership with Hanna Karppi.

The world of work is becoming more complex. We’re working remotely and flexibly. We’re becoming older, more diverse and more distributed.

The companies we work for are changing too, with the growth of platform and gig working and waves of on- and off-shoring. And that’s before robots take our jobs.

In this talk we’ll look at how digital workplace tools, platforms and practices can help - or hinder - in this new world of work.

How can we embrace technology to make work simple, more productive… and more human?

This talk is for anyone who uses digital tools to work, collaborate or manage teams. So pretty much everyone, really.