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Register for our free London Tech Week fringe event, 13th June 8.15am-12noon

InspireShift: Empowering Leaders, Elevating Talent
  • Institute of Directors
  • 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED
  • 13th June 2023

We are hosting what promises to be an enriching morning, with an opportunity to be inspired by a variety of prominent public sector leaders through two key panel sessions led by GatenbySanderson’s Digital, Data & Technology practice, and chaired by Partner Sarah Luxford, aimed at shining a light on learning experiences from the pandemic whilst also delving into the hot topic of AI.

Panel 1: The Promise & Peril of Artificial Intelligence

Panel 2: From Crisis to Opportunity: The Pandemic 3 years on

  • Stephen Watson QPM | Commissioner | Greater Manchester Police
  • Shika Hornsey | Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) | Crown Commercial Service
  • Professor Mary Stiasny | Pro Vice-Chancellor International Learning & Teaching | University of London
  • More panellists to be confirmed soon

Alongside these panel sessions will be an insight session led by Mark Powell, Head of our Leadership & Talent Consultancy,  as we delve deep into the characteristics that define exceptional digital, data and technology leaders (there may be a few surprises!) Mark’s session will offer valuable insights into the key traits, skills, and mindsets that empower individuals to excel in leadership roles within the digital age comparing public to private sector leaders.

Finally, the Leadership & Talent Consultancy team will lead an interactive session to encourage meaningful engagement, where participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, brainstorm and share their own experiences – a catalyst for learning, networking and fostering new connections.


  • 08:15   Registration/Coffee/Pastries
  • 08:50   Welcome
  • 09:00   Panel 1: The Promise & Peril of Artificial Intelligence
  • 09:30   Attitude of Altitude: Insights into Leadership
  • 09:50   Break/Coffee/Pastries
  • 10:10   Panel 2: From Crisis to Opportunity: The Pandemic 3 years on
  • 10:40   Interactive Session: Disruption and Ideation
  • 11:20   Networking and Early Lunch
  • 12:00   Ends

Attendees will have the chance to connect with a range of executive professionals across the public and private sector, gain fresh perspectives and ignite new ideas to drive your organisation forward in the digital era. It is a valuable opportunity to expand your network, exchange knowledge, and be inspired by industry thought leaders.

We welcome senior leaders and decision-makers.  To confirm your attendance and reserve your seat, please sign up here.

If you have a colleague who you think will benefit from attending too, please feel free to pass this invitation on to them. For further information, please feel free to contact .

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