About The Event

WorkNation2017 brings industry leaders, experts and influencers together to discuss how transformative technologies can be harnessed to unlock the potential in our mobile workforces.

The event will focus on transforming the future of work. Together we will explore in detail the current mobile technologies that field service staff are using everyday, with practical, real world examples from those who have already implemented change. Through interactive panels and discussions, discover the innovative tools that will empower and enable the future of mobile working.


Landing 42, Leadenhall Building, London


Thursday 19th October 2017

What You Will Learn

  • Hear from 4 industry practitioners who will provide practical business insights into how they have transformed their mobile workforce strategies to drive improvement to top and bottom line performance as well as improve service at the point of delivery.
  • Two panel discussions with market leading experts who will explore how mobile technology is working to transform businesses across all sectors .
  • Live Demonstrations of the latest technologies highlighting real world use cases that are proven to transform real world mobile working business practices.
  • Gain practical insight on how to build the business case for change and taking the initial steps to transforming your mobile workforce strategy
  • Keynote presentation from Simon Devonshire OBE, Entrepreneur in Residence for the UK Government.

Hear from Industry Practitioners including


Chris Little
Director of Engineering,


Adam Crevald
ICT Group Manager,

Nottinghamshire County Council

Marie Cummings CMS Programme Manager,

Virgin Care

Tony Kavanagh
Regional HSSE Manager Europe,


Find out about our speakers

View Speaker Bio’s



Registration From 8am – 9am

WelcomeSteve Muddiman (Host)

9.10 – 9.50
Keynote PresentationSimon Devonshire OBE

9.50 – 10.10

“Unlocking the Benefits and Building a Business Case for the Next Generation of Mobile Working”Jim Darragh, CEO Totalmobile

10.10 – 10.30

Case StudyChris Little, Director of Engineering, Allianz

10.30 – 11.00
Refreshments and Networking

11.00 – 11.30

Panel Discussion 1:Technology is transforming how we all work, but are some running the risk of being left behind?”

  • Host – Steve Muddiman


    • Paul Ryder, CIO Central Government, BT Business & Public Sector
    • ATOS
    • Adam Crevald, ICT Group Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council

11.30 – 12.10

Live Demo Gareth Tolerton, CTO, Totalmobile

A mobile first workforce enablement platform that demonstrates the next generation solutions that will release the potential in your mobile workforce.

12.10 – 12.30

Case StudyMarie Cummings, CMS Programme Manager, Virgin Care


12.30 – 13.30
Lunch & Networking

13.30 – 14.00

Panel Discussion 2: “What does the future of work look like? What technologies can we expect to soon make their way into the workplace?”

  • Host – Simon Devonshire OBE


    • Samsung
    • James Morley-Smith, EMEA CTO & Director of User Experience, Zebra Technologies

14.00 – 14.40

Live DemoGareth Tolerton, CTO, Totalmobile

IoT and Machine Learning – a practical demonstration exploring what is possible today and the next wave of innovation that will be in the hands of field service staff tomorrow.

14.40 – 15.00

Case StudyTony Kavanagh, Regional HSSE Manager Europe, DAMCO

15.00 – 15.10
Event Wrap upSteve Muddiman, (Host)

15.10 – 16.00
Networking & Close

Who Should Attend?

This event is about the future of mobile working and the technology and process that drives that change.

WorkNation2017 will bring together industry leaders, futurists, digital transformation officers, CIOs, COOs and CTOs.

Some will be in the midst of implementing and developing radical new work processes, policies and solutions for their mobile teams. Others will be at the beginning of this process, or will newly discover the first steps of mobile working and the benefits it will bring to organisations.

This is the opportunity to experience exactly what mobile working looks like when field service staff have the tools and processes that support and develop them. Discover how that translates into tangible business benefits, cost savings and increases in productivity.

Keynote Speaker

Simon Devonshire OBE

Entrepreneur. Investor. Non-Executive Director.
Simon is a serial entrepreneur, highly active in the digital innovation eco-system. His current portfolio includes:
Entrepreneur in Residence for the UK Government, reporting to the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is also EiR for the National Physical Laboratory.
Simon is a Non-Executive Director for InnovateUK, the Student Loans Company, and a VCT.


  • “Most employees want to be productive, but the organization too often gets in their way. Our research indicates that the average company loses more than 20% of its productive capacity – more than a day each week – to what we call “organizational drag”, the structures and processes that consume valuable time and prevent people from getting things done.”
    Harvard Business Review
  • “Employees do not consider themselves to be empowered with the right digital tools to do their job efficiently.”
    The Economist
  • "Two thirds of organisations (63%) describe AI or automation technologies as being ‘very beneficial’ to their organisations."

WorkNation2017 Location

122 Leadenhall St,