The Agenda

The Future of Collaboration

08:30 - Registration & networking

09:30 - Welcome

Collaborating with the future of technology.

09:45 - Event host: Naga Munchetty

We are delighted to be joined for the day by our host Naga Munchetty, news journalist with a specialist interest in financial and economic matters. Naga is set to captivate guests with insightful commentary on the ever-evolving digital and international business landscape.

11:00 - Refreshments & networking

11:30 - Keynote: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, will share with you her uncompromisingly powerful and inspiring journey into her sporting career. 

Baroness Grey-Thompson has a wealth of knowledge in business and politics, enabling her to draw parallels between these worlds, understating the importance of collaboration, perseverance and adaptability with a touch of English wit.

12:05 - Lunch & networking

12.30 - Lunch with Simon Parsons (Wellington Room)

Join Simon Parsons, our expert in Payments, Benefits and Compliance Strategies, over this lunchtime session where he will discuss the technical challenges faced by employers with Minimum Pay and Gender Pay Gap Reporting. You will also gain some practical insight on how SD Worx can assist you with meeting GDPR compliance obligations.

13:15 - Sessions

Internationally Compliant in a Digital World

International legislation has undergone dramatic change and we will continue to witness the expansion of international data regulations; influenced by economic change, evolving technology and cross-border operations. These elements make for a global payroll compliance environment that is infinitely complex and ever-evolving.

Hear from top industry experts as they provide a comprehensive taste of the sheer diversity of global payroll legislation and what the regulatory landscape entails, considering the future implications on organisations and their workforce.

The impact of Brexit. GDPR. Are you ready?

Back to the Future: UK Payroll Legislation Update

Simon will present to you the upcoming changes in UK payroll legislation and the potential impact on employers and payroll managers.

Simon will look back at the impacts of OpRA on P11D, and talk us through the journey of what we can expect in the future.

In this session, Simon will explore the obligations on keeping personal information and how that reconciles with GDPR obligations.

This educational session will provide you with the latest UK legislative changes for 2018 and beyond.

Practical Collaboration: Achieving Success

In an ever-changing working landscape with diverse workforces, the implications for HR to develop effective collaboration requires constant revaluation and change.

Building on the insights of our partner, Corporate Research Forum’s (CRF) recent International Conference in Amsterdam, our panel of senior HR practitioners will explore the importance of collaboration, from the challenges of teaming, to the importance of innovation.

Our panel will share examples of good practice, the benefits, hurdles and successes.

14:15 - Refreshments & networking

14:55 - Sessions

Taking Control of your Global Payroll

Imagine a world where your HR and Payroll Software anticipated the future and remained compliant. It is possible…

If your organisation has employees in multiple countries, you are undoubtedly familiar with the complexities of local laws and regulations, whilst attempting to pay people accurately and on time.

With decades of global expertise and product specialisation, our SD Worx team will provide you with an exclusive look at our new product roadmap; enriched with in-country knowledge, compliance and the latest technology to support you and your workforce.

Leadership through Product Innovation: UK Product Update

Technology is moving at a rapid pace with Robotics and Artificial Intelligence both gathering real momentum.

Join us to find out how Robotics and AI are influencing the SD Worx product strategy.

In this session you will get a sneak preview of our product roadmap, including how we are re-imagining payroll, delivering self-guided implementations, analytical tools that predict future trends and a Payroll & HR system that you can talk to.

The Future of Multigeneration Collaboration

The way we work and how we collaborate with our network is drastically changing. Work-life expectancy is expanding and we can now expect to see five generations within the workplace. This varied workforce is surrounded by rapid changes in technology, gig economy and in multi-geographical working. 

Our host, Naga Munchetty will be joined by a customer panel representing the five generations in the workplace (from 16 to 80 years old), who will reflect on their experience and needs in our ever-changing digital world. Our customer and partner panel will include:

  • CRF - Traditionalist, aged 72+
  • First Actuarial - Boomer, aged 52-71
  • Costain - Millennials, aged 20-40
  • Odeon - Generation 2020, aged 17-20
  • School Student, iGen, aged 10-17

16:00 - Excellence Awards

  • International Partner of the Year
  • International Innovative Project of the Year
  • International Customer of the Year
  • UK & Ireland Innovative Project of the Year
  • UK & Ireland Customer of the Year
  • INSPIRE – Leading the way
Submit an award today!

16:25 - Closing remarks

16:40 - After-party

Reflect on an inspiring day and continue your enjoyment at the after-party, the perfect setting to unwind and network over drinks, canapés and live entertainment! 

The Future of Collaboration


Join SD Worx for this one-of-a-kind event to collaborate with the industry's most influential experts, practitioners and leading organisations. Our European Conference attracts top HR and Payroll Professionals from across the globe. Understand how you can help your business in 2018 to adapt to contemporary trends such as; GDPR Compliance, engaging a multi-generational workforce, Automation & AI collaboration, cross-border operations and the challenges of UK and global payroll legislation.


We will discuss why HR and Payroll functions should be leading the way in our continually changing workplace. Register today to secure your place for an enlightening day of education, networking and thought-provoking dialogue.

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