Join us to explore how a wave of emerging technologies are tackling stubborn D&I challenges in a fresh light, offering new capabilities and efficiencies to accelerate change and set new D&I performance standards.

During this half day workshop we’ll bring together individuals from across all business areas with a passion for D&I for an interactive action-focused session to discover new technologies, learn from expert speakers, and discuss ‘what’s next in D&I?’ 
 

 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand current and emerging trends that are affecting D&I 
  • Build your confidence in how technology can address key D&I issues and how you can evaluate this in light of your organisation
  • Explore & get inspired by some exemplary new solutions
  • Canvas 'what's next?' within your organisation
 
Agenda: 
2.00pm: Registration & Refreshments
2.15pm: Welcome from The EEA
2.30pm: FriendlyFires - Introduction
2.45pm: Interactive group workshop + demos
5.00pm - 6.00pm: Final thoughts, networking, drinks & nibbles

 

About FriendlyFires

Over the past 18 months we’ve completed a global research project into technology & innovation in the D&I space - the first of it’s kind. We’ve nurtured commercial relationships with top D&I startups and even launched our own product -inChorus - based on deep industry insight. 
 
Now, we’re focused on helping D&I teams to make sense of this fast shifting landscape though a series of cutting-edge workshops that meet D&I teams wherever they are on their journey. 
 
 
Facilitators/ Speakers
 
Raj Ramanandi 
 
The first decade of Raj’s career involved 4 startups, 1 IPO, 1 large exit (£100m+), 1 cash-cow (digital marketing agency) and awards for Owner of Fastest Growing Companies & Young Business Leader. Raj has since invested in 50+ early stage tech startups and was listed in The Maserati 100 for Britain's most successful entrepreneurs actively supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.
 
Raj subsequently consulted for corporations in their innovation efforts assisting large banks, insurance companies & airlines, amongst others, on how to onboard new culture, technology and startups.
 
Most recently, Raj founded FriendlyFires, a social impact innovation consultancy, where Diversity & Inclusion is a key area of focus. 
 
Rosie Turner
 
After graduating from Oxford University, Rosie consulted corporations, including international banks and retail companies, to help design their innovation strategy and facilitate corporate-startup collaborations.
 
Since then, Rosie worked at global HR technology company which supported 70% of Fortune 1000 and over 100,000 small business providing technology to improve workplace culture and employee engagement.
 
Rosie brought together this experience, working with organisations on social innovation programmes and as a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion, assisting directors in the space, and founding InChorus: a tool providing corporates with data-driven insight to inform their D&I strategy.
 
Rosie is now a Partner at FriendlyFires, a social impact innovation consultancy, where Diversity & Inclusion is a key area of focus.