The Midlands Conference 2019

Management 4.0 will be the focal point of the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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Now in its 6th year, the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is organizing the Midlands Conference, an annual event that takes place in either West or East Midlands in the UK every year. As West and East Midlands are relatively close, the conference happens every year in either one of the two areas as a unanimous event. This year, the Midlands Conference will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. The focal point of the conference will be the discussion subject of the national campaign Management 4.0 as announced earlier this year.

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CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping a new business landscape, and businesses are called to demonstrate their compatibility to this change. Please use the button below to download the Management 4.0 discussion paper:

The event will explore Management 4.0 themes through high-profile keynote speakers, and engaging workshops

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ANN FRANCKE CMgr CCMI
CEO, CMI
DILSHAD SHEIKH CCMI
Chair, CMI West Midlands Regional Board
PAVITA COOPER CCMI
Founder,
More Difference
SIMON BLAKE OBE CCMI
Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England
DR. MARCELL VOLLMER
Chief Innovation Officer,
Celonis

WORKSHOP HOSTS:

Dorothy Francis MBE CCMI
Co-Director, CASE
Patrick Kniveton CCMI
Visiting Professor, University of Derby
Claire-Elaine Arthurs CMgr MCMI
CMI Women Champion,
CMI West Midlands Regional Board
Claire Whitehead-Wall
FCMI

Mentoring Champion, CMI West Midlands Regional Board

Management 4.0 themes to be explored


Technology Transformed
The meaning of innovations
(AI, automation, new ways
of communication) for managers.
Discussion paper


Patterns of Work Transformed
Working force flexibility
and remote work.
Discussion paper


Leadership Transformed
New leadership styles and
new leadership skills.
Discussion paper


Society Transformed
New challenges for
managers deriving from
diversity of population.
Discussion paper


Business Transformed
The meaning of technology
for existing business models.
Discussion paper


Lifelong Learning Transformed
The importance of Up-skilling
and re-skilling.
Discussion paper

Interested in the conference?
Please use the button below
to book your place:

CMI works with businesses and education providers to create skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. With more than 81,000 currently studying our practical qualifications and over 132,000 members dedicated to improving their management and leadership skills and performance, CMI provides the tools and resources for success. Backed by a unique Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation allowed to award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade.

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TechCrunch Startup Alley at Disrupt SF and Disrupt Berlin 2019

TechCrunch, the American technology online publisher, released valuable news for startups based on the notion that they “strive for investments and exposure.”

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TechCrunch is the organizer of Disrupt SF 2019 which may be the best place on earth for startup owners/entrepreneurs to be at. Undoubtedly, the notorious San Francisco Bay area and more specifically Silicon Valley is the Holy Land of technology. The “flagship tech conference” is from 2-4 October.

What TechCrunch claims about Disrupt SF 2019

Disrupt is where the startup world gathers to see the present and the future of tech in one place. Be inspired by the insights of today’s leaders and tomorrow’s best startups, learn from industry analysts sharing their business expertise, witness the latest innovations and up-and-coming founders, and make the right connections easily to propel your business forward.

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Why attend Disrupt SF 2019? ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

Moreover, TechCrunch, suggests the Startup Alley as the ideal networking environment. To participate, startups should Buy a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. This particular “package” enables startups to exhibit for “one full day” while it includes three additional “Founder passes.” What’s more, early-stage startups that exhibit in Startup Alley are eligible to win a Wild Card entry to the “Startup Battlefield pitch competition” where the prize is $100,000.

Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2019 ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

Similarly, TechCrunch encourages all startups to “Buy a demo table exhibit in Startup Alley and network their way to greatness.” As mentioned previously, Disrupt SF 2019  is between 2-4 October 2019. TechCrunch calls potential sponsors to Disrupt SF 2019 to contact their sponsorship sales team at this link.

However, there is an interesting alternative for entrepreneurs that reside in the European continent and find it difficult to attend Disrupt SF 2019. TechCrunch is also organizing Disrupt Berlin 2019 on the 11th and the 12th of December.

What TechCrunch claims about Disrupt Berlin 2019

If you’re serious about startups, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you’ll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… and we’re in Berlin, right where many startup dreams begin.

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Disrupt Berlin 2018 Highlights ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

According to TechCrunch it might be possible for startups to exhibit at Disrupt Berlin 2019 absolutely free of charge!

Startups that belong to any of the following tech categories: AI, Machine Learning, Biotech, Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy, Security, Retail, E-commerce, Robotics, IoT, Hardware, CRM, Enterprise and Education, can fill out an application and expect to be evaluated by the TechCrunch team. TechCrunch experts will examine thoroughly all applications and select five winners from each category. These startups will get a free “Startup Alley Exhibitor Package.” The “package” enables winners to exhibit one day, use three additional “Founder passes”, with “access to the full conference and all programming at the event.”

Legacy wins the Startup Battlefield Finals at Disrupt Berlin ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

There is also a “Startup Battlefield” competition at Disrupt Berlin 2019 the prize of which is $50,000.

All things considered, Disrupt SF 2019 and Disrupt Berlin 2019 seem to be the most interesting and rewarding global startup conferences. These conferences may very well serve entrepreneurs as vehicles that lead to global exposure, recognition, funding and (why not?) as mediums of evaluation of their capabilities.

Dr Marcell Vollmer: keynote speaker at the Midlands Conference 2019 in Birmingham, UK

Dr Marcell Vollmer will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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Dr Marcell Vollmer will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

Dr Marcell Vollmer. Courtesy of Dr Marcell Vollmer.

Marcell Vollmer is Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis and is responsible defining and driving innovations and digital transformation for customers globally.

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A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell’s expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make “Run Simple” a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering transformation success and process productivity gains.

Dr Marcell Vollmer. Courtesy of Dr Marcell Vollmer.

Previously, he was Chief Digital Officer In SAP’s Cloud Business Group and Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba where he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go to market, sales operations, and enablement.

Dr Marcell Vollmer. Courtesy of Dr Marcell Vollmer.

And prior to that Marcell was Chief Procurement Officer of SAP and was responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for and end-to-end source-to-pay organization. Since joining SAP in 2005 he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources and post-merger integrations.

Dr Marcell Vollmer will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. The tittle of the event is Management 4.0. CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping a new business landscape; where businesses are called to demonstrate their compatibility to this change.

“Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace” by CMI CEO Ann Francke OBE

Ann will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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I would like to dedicate this article to an outstanding lady that is shaping modern history for women managers all over the world. Ann Francke, one of the most inspirational leaders of our times and currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Ann Francke, CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Winner of the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body 2016 and Author of: Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results.

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CMI describes Ann Francke as “a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable growth and build organisational capability.”

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Ann Francke is Strategic Advisor at Tongal and a Non-Exec at Grant Thornton International additionally she is a member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board, WACL, MGGB and an Advisory Board member of Lancaster Management, Nottingham Trent and the Open University Business Schools. 

At CMI, she uses her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond. Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield and is an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace.

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Ann Francke on Sky news – Men-only charity gala

Ann speaks constantly in the media and at conferences about management best practice, gender equality in the workplace. 

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, interview at UWE Bristol

Before CMI Ann Francke held roles such as ‘Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution’, member of the executive board at Boots and Yell and ‘European Vice President’ at Mars. Ann started her career at Procter & Gamble where Ann managed numerous international brands such as Pampers, Always and Olay.

Ann holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford, an MBA/MS from Columbia; Honorary Doctorates in Business Administration from UWE and Nottingham Trent Universities and a Doctor of the University from Oxford Brookes.

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Ann will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. Her book Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace will be available on the 26th of September. To get a copy of the book please visit this link.

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In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.

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If you are interested in scheduling an interview with Ann, please contact the press office.

CMI’s Management 4.0 national campaign to be discussed at the Midlands Conference 2019

Management 4.0 will be the focal point of the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will be held in Birmingham, on is Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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Earlier this year CMI launched Management 4.0 campaign aiming to begin a ‘national conversation’ about the skills that will be needed by the the next generation of managers and leaders in the new era shaped by technology. CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping the new business landscape.

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According to CMI:

Management 4.0 is exploring these changes in more detail and identify the essential skills and practices that the next generation of managers and leaders will need.

Source: CMI

Please use the button below to download the Management 4.0 discussion paper:

Moreover, Management 4.0 will be the focal point of the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. The event will explore the following Management 4.0 themes through high-profile keynote speakers, and engaging workshops.

THEMES

Management 4.0 themes focus around the key areas below. CMI claims these are the main areas managers will need to respond to in the future.


Technology Transformed
The meaning of innovations (AI, automation, new ways of communication) for managers. Discussion paper


Patterns of Work Transformed
Working force flexibility and remote work.
Discussion paper


Leadership Transformed
New leadership styles and new leadership skills.
Discussion paper


Society Transformed
New challenges for managers deriving from diversity of population.
Discussion paper


Business Transformed
The meaning of technology for existing business models.
Discussion paper


Lifelong Learning Transformed
The importance of Up-skilling and re-skilling.
Discussion paper

Interested in the conference?
Please use the button below
to book your place:

Amal Clooney, Rana el Kaliouby, Michele Mees, and Dr Marcell Vollmer at SAP Ariba Live Summit Barcelona 2019

According to SAP ‘SAP Ariba Live is the largest procurement and supply chain event globally, bringing together a diverse community of buyers, suppliers, and partners.’

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Courtesy of SAP:
Amal Clooney
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Rana el Kaliouby
Courtesy of SAP:
Michèle Mees
Courtesy of SAP:
Dr Marcell Vollmer

Sap Ariba Live Summit is due in Barcelona between the 4-6 June 2019 with guest speakers such as human rights lawyer, professor, and international law expert Amal Clooney, technologist and leader Rana el Kaliouby, author of The Balanced Leader Michèle Mees, and CDO at SAP Ariba Dr Marcell Vollmer.

There are numerous top experts and influencers in procurement, digital transformation, and enterprise technology appearing in general and breakout sessions, and the Executive Forum. All of them are also doing interviews in the SAP Ariba Marketplace studio. The video below presents SAP Ariba Live Barcelona 2019.

Courtesy of SAP: About SAP Ariba Live Barcelona

According to SAP:

SAP Ariba Live is the largest procurement and supply chain event globally, bringing together a diverse community of buyers, suppliers, and partners to experience the value of Ariba Network and discuss technology, innovation, and market trends.

Source: SAP

What’s more at the Summit there will be more than 140 breakout sessions, many of which showcase SAP Ariba customers who share their experiences, and best practices in procurement, supply chain, and e-commerce. To find more information about the conference please click here.

CMI launches Management 4.0

CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping the business landscape in a way that is new.

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CMI launches Management 4.0, to start a national conversation about the skills the next generation of managers and leaders will need in a workplace and world transformed.

Source: CMI

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CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping the business landscape in a way that is new. Through this change businesses are called to demonstrate their compatibility to this change.

According to CMI:

‘It’s about management at a time when society is changing and becoming more diverse; when the workforce is ageing and where the demands and expectations of consumers and workers are very different to those of previous generations.’

Source: CMI

THEMES

Management 4.0 themes focus around the key areas below as these are the main areas managers will need to respond to in the future as CMI claims.


Technology Transformed
The meaning of innovations (AI, automation, new ways of communication) for managers. Discussion paper


Patterns of Work Transformed
Working force flexibility and remote work.
Discussion paper


Leadership Transformed
New leadership styles and new leadership skills.
Discussion paper


Society Transformed
New challenges for managers deriving from diversity of population.
Discussion paper


Business Transformed
The meaning of technology for existing business models.
Discussion paper


Lifelong Learning Transformed
The importance of Up-skilling and re-skilling.
Discussion paper

There are several ways to get involved, please click the button below to register and be part of Management 4.0 campaign today!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit London 2019

AWS Summit London is an annual event that presents Amazon’s infrastructure cloud services and a vast number of Amazon’s partners that use AWS to provide various services.

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One more Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in London is over leaving the best impressions behind. AWS Summit London is an annual event that presents Amazon’s infrastructure cloud services and a vast number of Amazon’s partners that use AWS to provide various services. For those who are not familiar with Amazon, according to Wikipedia:

Amazon is the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud
computing platform in the world as measured by revenue 
and market capitalization, the largest Internet company
by revenue in the world and the second largest employer
in the United States. Amazon is the world’s largest provider
of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS and PaaS) through
its AWS subsidiary.

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In the keynote session which you can watch in the video below, Matt Garman, Vice President, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) AWS, presents in detail the set of services AWS offers to businesses to build applications to serve various purposes.

AWS Summit London 2019

Mr Garman, presents how organizations in the UK such as Sainsbury’s and the Ministry of Justice used AWS to expand and upgrade their services. Moreover, Mr Garman emphasizes in the variety of tools that Amazon provides for Developers and Data Scientists to help them incorporate Machine Learning into their applications. To give an illustration of this, Mr Garman uses the paradigm of HSBC that built a chatbot using Amazon Translate, Amazon Lex and Amazon Comprehend in order to help the company regulatory compliance function better serve internal stakeholders reducing process time from days to seconds.

Furthermore, Mr Garman presents how Amazon helps companies like Faculty to use Machine Learning models to access large datasets to meet the needs of thousands of data scientists. Similarly, Mr Garman presents the services and infrastructure AWS is using to perform complicated AI and ML operations. Some of them are Amazon Elastic Inference, AWS Inferentia, Amazon EC2 G4 Instances and Amazon Sage Maker. Likewise, Mr Garman speaks about AI operations that AWS provides with such as recognition image and video and forecasting and recommendations.

Finally, Mr Garman introduces Deep Learning tools such as the Deep Racer the 1/18th-scale race car that uses reinforcement learning to perform actions such as to stay on track. You can see more about the Deep Racer in the video below.

AWS DeepRacer League

Except from the very interesting information during the keynote session, attendees had the chance to attend several breakout sessions bearing tittles such as: Become a machine learning developer, learning how to use a million cores, DevOps at Amazon, Innovation, building application on AWS, driving digital transformation using AI, Amazon Managed Blockchain, AWS Get IT, Java on AWS, Cloud Data Management, IOT and many more.

What’s more, at the Summit expo one could find several AWS services such as the AWS Training and Certification Startup help, Deep Racing the AWS escape room and others. Except from AWS there were several exhibitors whose subject is around cloud, AI, ML, Data processing and storage and cloud applications and cloud infrastructure management.

Are you a manager? Why not join CMI today!

CMI is offering a series of highest quality qualifications that come along with many benefits for its members such as better performance, marketability and higher earnings.

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There was never a better time to become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) as it is the only organization that acts as a chartered professional body for managers. CMI offers memberships to managers of all levels (aspiring and existing) and equips its members with cutting edge skills to help them perform best.

Formerly known as the British Institute of Management, it formed the UK’s first diploma in management studies 60 years ago. Since then, the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) has been constantly developing management (training and thinking). Today CMI is the ‘only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.’ CMI is counting more than 100,000 managers that use its ‘unique services on a daily basis.’

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CMI is offering a series of highest quality qualifications that come along with many benefits for its members such as better performance, marketability and higher earnings. Moreover, recent research reveals that:

Over 85% of managers agreed their management and leadership qualification improved their performance and by transferring their new skills to the work place, almost all have seen a vast improvement in their teams’ performance too. 78% of employers agreed that qualifications provide quality assurance for customers and that the benefits outweighed the time, money and effort invested in obtaining them. More than 80% of managers say that taking a management qualification has resulted in increased professional recognition, with most stating that employers prefer qualified managers when recruiting. This was confirmed by a further 53% advising that their qualification had helped them in gaining a promotion.

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You can watch a brief presentation of CMI resources, tools and development tools in the video.

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CMI Women: Gender Inequality in the Workplace

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According to BBC, since January 2018, Iceland is the first country in the world that enforces equal pay to women in the workplace.

‘Every firm with 25 or more staff must have a certificate showing they pay everyone in the same roles equally – no matter what their gender, sexuality, or ethnicity is.’

BBC: Iceland now the first country to enforce equal pay for women and men

Sadly, in many other countries, women are not treated as in Iceland. CMI Women postulates that in the UK there is still a chasm between theory and practice. According to CMI Women female managers are still subjected to ‘bias’ in the workplace. Thus, CMI Women calls for action alerting managers that now more than ever it is a necessity to support gender balance in the workplace and fix the ‘broken windows.’

‘Fixing these ‘broken windows’ is the most urgent challenge facing any manager trying to support gender balance in their organisation.’

CMI Women: Broken Windows

Video by CMI Women: ‘Achieving gender inequality in the workplace.’

To promote diversity in the workplace, CMI Women suggests the Blueprint for Balance, an innovative open source tool. By using the Blueprint for Balance, businesses have the opportunity to ‘download resources for best practice‘, ‘benchmark themselves‘, and ‘upload and share their resources to support the drive for diversity.

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