The Future of Work in Scotland: The Curious Advantage - The greatest source of value in the digital age

The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with the author's of the newly published 'The Curious Advantage'.

In this session, Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis and Paul Ashcroft, founder of Ludic will be sharing insights from this Amazon hot new release ‘The Curious Advantage’.

Learning Objectives:

What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

● Why is curiosity so important today more than ever
● How can you develop your curiosity using the 7C’s model
● What are the business benefits from having a curious workforce
● How has global medicines company Novartis, embraced curiosity as part of its culture

Here's some background on our amazing guest speakers for this session:

Simon is Chief Learning Officer at Novartis, a focused medicines company, and one of the leading companies in the world. He is a commercially-minded learning leader with experience across a range of the World’s top organisations. In 2000, Simon co-founded Brightwave, one of the UK’s leading e-Learning companies, which was eventually acquired by Capita Plc. Simon spent 7 years working for Accenture, advising companies including BT, BP, Microsoft, Canon, Barclays and HSBC. In 2010, Simon moved to Lloyds Banking Group where he led the award-winning Bank-wide learning transformation.

In 2013 Simon moved to Novartis global HQ in Switzerland, where he led various global learning teams. These including being responsible for enhancing effectiveness of learning for the global pharma SalesForce, creating the cross-divisional ‘Global Development University’, running the Novartis-wide Learning Centre of Expertise and Corporate Universities, and also defining the strategy for how Novartis would develop Digital Capability across the company.

After leading the development of a new award-winning learning strategy, he became Novartis‘s first-ever Chief Learning Officer in February 2019. Since then Novartis has gained several global awards for learning including the award for ‘Learning Strategy Innovation’. Simon shares his experiences speaking at conferences around the world and with an active digital presence on the Linkedin platform.

Simon lives in Switzerland with his family..

Paul Ashcroft:

Co-Founder and Partner at Ludic Group, Author of the Book ‘ALIVE: Digital Humans and Their Organizations’, Keynote Speaker and Facilitator. With a background in mathematics and strategic consulting, Paul is an expert in applying principles of Innovation, Design Thinking and Digital tools to accelerate large scale, sustainable change.

During his 20-year career, Paul has been working with the world’s leading organizations to design strategy, align leaders and implement, engage and motivate people. As an investor, Paul is successfully establishing and growing innovative and technology-based businesses that deliver global solutions. Paul has worked with many of the Fortune 500 and works extensively with SMEs. The ground-breaking programmes he designs and delivers, enable organisations to transform and make a successful shift to digital using platforms, powerful tools and methods.

Paul is also a family man, black-belt in karate and published author.

Garrick Jones:

Co-Founder and Partner at Ludic Group, Author of the Book ‘ALIVE: Digital Humans and Their Organizations’, Keynote Speaker and Facilitator.

Garrick Jones is an entrepreneur, academic and musician based in London. Co-Founder and Partner of The Ludic Group (founded in 2004), a pioneering consultancy, transforming the way people live, work and learn across time and distance. He is a renowned expert in Digital Transformation, Digital Learning and Engagement.

Ludic is revolutionising global Consulting by delivering services digitally and redefining how transformation is successfully delivered in the hyper-networked reality of today’s organisations.

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