Open Innovation: Digital Futures at Work


12th November 2020

12:00 – 13:00 GMT



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About This Event


Webinar series designed for small and medium businesses to gain ground-breaking knowledge from leading academics.

This webinar series is designed for small and medium businesses to gain ground-breaking knowledge from leading academics in areas that are beneficial to help them grow by accessing research and innovation expertise. These webinars will help SMEs exchange information, understand how to integrate new technology to develop products and services and/or how to turn ideas into new products and services.

“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months." - Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Technology has transformed the world of work over the past 25 years but this digital transformation was accelerated earlier this year when the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of office workers to work from home. All of a sudden, companies were forced to adapt and adopt new digital tools in order to effectively work from home. This rapid change to working practices will undoubtedly have an effect on the future of work.

The fourth webinar in this series will focus on how digital technologies are reshaping work and will be led by Jacqueline O'Reilly, Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management at the University of Sussex.

Jacqueline's expertise lies in Politics, Political Science, Policy Analysis, Sociology, and Data Analysis. She has been Co-Director of the ESRC Digital Futures at Work Research Centre since 2019, a research centre which examines the impact and interaction of digital technologies for employers, employees, job seekers and governments.

Please register here if you would like to attend, links to join will then be sent prior to the event.


This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the ERDF.

Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation and businesses, create jobs and regenerate local communities. Read further information here.