The Future of Work – Management Strategies for the Virtual Workforce

20 March 2019

Join us on Thursday 4th April at TU Dublin College of Business as we bring together leading industry experts and academics to explore the virtual worker, virtual teams, effective flexible work practices and management approaches.

The future of work is one of the hottest topics in 2019 and our expert panel of speakers will explore, through real-life examples and research, how new technologies like automation, immersive technologies, robotics, and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills we need to work. 

Make sure to book your place and register here for the event. 

Any queries? Please contact organisers, Rowena Hennigan and Alex Gibson.


08.45-9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.10 TU Dublin - Welcome and  Introduction 

9.10 - 9.30 Ireland’s Virtual Working Landscape and Initiatives - Ken Whitelaw, Regional Manager, IDA 

9.30 - 10.00 Becoming a Virtual Worker - an individual's perspective: best practice; routine, attitude, support & considerations. This session also explores innovation in European co-working spaces - Rowena Hennigan, Lecturer and blended learning specialist, working virtually since 2007 

10.00 - 10.20 The Shopify Story in Ireland; how this 100% remote company works virtually - John Riordan, Director of Support, Shopify Ireland

10.20 - 10.50 HR Policy and Legal Implications for the Virtual Workplace, current considerations and future developments - Marian Jennings, Lecturer in Employment Law and Employee Relations, TU Dublin- City Campus

10.50 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.20 - lessons learnt in the management of a virtual technology and development team - Enda Hennigan, Product Lead, Fieldaware

11.20 -  11.00 Virtuality, an integrated model for the implementation and management of virtual teams - Maébh Coleman, TU Dublin- City Campus

11.50 - 12.15 Sales Wars: The Dawn of the Virtual SellerJeff Moran, Learning Consultant, IBM

12.15 - 13.00 Panel discussion “Challenges and future trends” - chaired by Alex Gibson with panel members- Jonny Cosgrove CEO, Jeff Moran, IBM / Ken Whitelaw, IDA /  Wolfgang Oberauer, Google

13.00 Lunch and Tech Breakout Area 

14.00 Event Close

Any queries? Please contact organisers, Rowena Hennigan and Alex Gibson.

Disclaimer: In the unlikely occurence that this event has to be cancelled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of TU Dublin, we cannot to be held responsible for any costs incurred by the event attendee.

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