Podcast

The New Everyday with Eileen Burbidge

 
 

Tech champion and investor Eileen Burbidge and guests explore how
Covid-driven digital change is transforming the way we work and live for the better.

Episode 1: Transforming local communities

 
 

Giving more disabled people the chance to go to work. Putting those who live alone in touch with their loved ones. Helping the elderly find a new purpose. How has technological change helped people cope - or even do more than they could before - in the wake of the pandemic? Eileen Burbidge and her guests share some emotional stories of human innovation at its best.

Guests

  • Helen Milner, award-winning digital inclusion expert and Group Chief Executive at social change charity Good Things Foundation
  • Professor Mark Gillan, Digital Innovation Commissioner at Belfast City Council
  • Phil Swan, Digital Director of the Combined Authority, responsible for implementing Greater Manchester’s Digital Blueprint and Digital Inclusion Agenda
 
 
 
 
 
 

Episode 2: Increasing access to work

 
 

How have new ways of working in the wake of Covid created more opportunities for people previously ‘locked out’ of employment, like parents, carers or those with disabilities? And what positive impact is this having on individuals, organisations and wider society? Our host Eileen Burbidge explores these questions and more.

Guests

  • Shani Dhanda, award-winning disability specialist, listed as one of the UK's most influential disabled people
  • Ruth Rainbow, chair of Virgin Media Business’s neurodiversity network Our Indigo Minds
  • Dr Grace Lordan, founding director of The Inclusion Initiative and Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Matt Murdoch, Co-Chair of Virgin Media Business’s carers’ network We Care
 
 
 
 
 
 

Episode 3: Jumpstarting digital change

 
 

How have new digital tools and ways of working helped employee productivity? Is engagement a better measure in a hybrid working world? In this episode, our host Eileen Burbidge explores digital change jumpstarted by Covid, including how the digital delivery of services in healthcare is leading to better patient outcomes and recovery rates.

Guests

  • Janine Chamberlin, UK Country Manager and VP Global Clients Programme at LinkedIn
  • Natalie Nelson, Natalie Nelson, Technical Advice Lead, NatWest Mentor at NatWest Group
  • Dr Ben Wright, Chief Clinical Digital Officer at East London NHS Foundation Trust
 
 
 
 
 
 

Episode 4: Empowering your employees

 
 

What is the business case for hybrid working and how can it help you attract and retain talent? How have attitudes and policies changed in the wake of Covid-19? What have the benefits been for organisations and their employees? And how can we empower people to do their best work and feel connected to each other when they’re no longer in the same building? Our host Eileen Burbidge explores these questions and more.

Guests

  • Holly Branson, Chief Purpose and Vision Officer at Virgin
  • Anna Whitehouse (Mother Pukka), journalist, author, broadcaster and founder of Flex Appeal, a campaign fighting for flexible working for everyone
  • Bruce Daisley, Ex-Twitter European Vice-President, workplace culture enthusiast and author of The Joy of Work
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Technology was always going to be a central part of our lives. But the pandemic created rapid digital change on a global scale. And it has supported us through times of social isolation, offered us new opportunities in the world of work and laid the foundations for a smarter public sector.”
Eileen Burbidge, 2021

 
 

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Learn how to connect, protect and empower your workforce

Cloud and unified communications is only one aspect of hybrid working, of course.

And whether most of your employees are working from home, most are in the office or something in between,
you need to make three things happen to achieve an effective hybrid workforce:

Connect

your organisation so it’s always on and always ready for change

 
 

Protect

your sensitive data wherever your employees happen to be

 
 

Empower

your people to do their job in a way that works for everyone

 
 

What else do you need to consider?

Learn how to connect, protect and empower your workforce

Cloud and unified communications is only one aspect of hybrid working, of course.

And whether most of your employees are working from home, most are in the office or something in between,
you need to make three things happen to achieve an effective hybrid workforce:

Connect

your organisation so it’s always on and always ready for change

 
 

Protect

your sensitive data wherever your employees happen to be

 
 

Empower

your people to do their job in a way that works for everyone

 
 

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