The New Normal Summit: The Future of Work is Now

November 2nd, 2021 by Yvonne Harris

On December 7th and 8th 2021, Powell Software is gathering experts in digital transformation, the employee experience and future of work trends for a not-to-be-missed summit.  

Exploring the digital trends transforming the 2022 workplace 

The workplace is changing rapidly and keeping up to date with the latest trends can be overwhelming. However, if we have learned anything from the past two years it’s that knowledge is power. 

That’s why this year our annual summit is bigger and better than ever. After attending the New Normal Summit you’ll be up to speed on the latest trends and ready to tackle 2022. 

Join us for our first-ever two-day event, hear from guest speakers from Forrester and The Economist as well as the Powell Software digital workplace experts. 

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Day 1

Bringing together experts on digital transformation, the employee experience, and the hybrid workplace 

December 7th | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Paris // 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. New York 

The future of work is happening now, but what does that really mean? We’re bringing in the experts to find out.  

Day one of the New Normal Summit will be packed with roundtables, keynotes, and thought leadership-led sessions. Our host Tony Todd, an experienced journalist and Senior Consultant at Paris-based communications agency Rumeur Publique, will be steering the conversation and asking the questions you want to be answered. 

We’ll be announcing more top-class speakers in the lead-up to the event, but here is just a taste of what you can expect.  

David Johnson, Forrester 

David Johnson is a Principal Analyst at Forrester. He serves leaders responsible for employee experience (EX) and workforce productivity and is the lead author of Forrester’s EX Index research. His passion is helping companies create workplaces that engage people and enable them to do their best work. He is an expert in the way technology affects motivation and performance as well as how it shapes organizations’ employee experience. David also speaks publicly about how organizations can use psychological and organizational behavior research to guide their technology strategy and set better priorities 

Hélène Deckx van Ruys

Hélène Deckx van Ruys is an experienced Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) manager with a focus on gender equality and female empowerment. Co-leader of the Women in AI thinktank, Hélène is passionate about building a better and more inclusive world by empowering women. She believes that by working together men and women have the power to achieve great things.

Callum Williams, The Economist 

Callum Williams is a senior economics writer for the Economist. Scrutinizing the rationale behind economic and political developments from Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policy, he has seen the ghosts of the founders of economics being invoked in all sorts of doubtful ways. Callum is the author of “The Classical School: The Birth of Economics in 20 Enlightened Lives” (Profile/Public Affairs), a book on the history of economic thought, published in April 2020. 

Jean-Christophe Pitié, Microsoft France 

Jean-Christophe Pitié is Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft France. As head of Marketing & Operations, his mission is to Microsoft’s global strategy in France. Jean-Christophe is a graduate of the prestigious Ecole Supérieure des Travaux Publics and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He previously managed Microsoft’s Digital Stores entity at the Seattle, USA headquarters where he oversaw e-commerce operations worldwide. An expert in international marketing, Jean-Christophe has been with Microsoft for 18 years, where he was responsible for the cloud transformation of Microsoft Office and the launch of Office 365 for the public and Microsoft 365 for businesses.  

We’ll be adding more speakers as they are announced! So, stay tuned.  

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Day 2

Exploring the digital workplace and how Powell Intranet and Powell Teams support the future of work 

December 8th | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Paris // 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. New York 

On day 2 of the New Normal Summit, the Powell Software digital workplace experts will be showing you the technology that can concretely support you in 2022. We will be exploring how Powell Intranet and Powell Teams can help different departments achieve their objectives.  


Powell Intranet 

Tune into the first session and discover how a modern intranet, like Powell Intranet, helps Communications teams to inform, engage and include all employees. 

Our experts will be exploring: 

  • How to create a better employee experience with a single and central portal 
  • How to go beyond a traditional intranet to a more engaging platform  
  • How to include deskless workers in company culture 

We will also be making an exciting announcement for the digital workplace of the future that you won’t want to miss!  

Who should attend this session?  

Everyone! You will particularly enjoy this track if you are a Communications or HR manager, a business leader, or just interested in internal communications, employee engagement, and creating a better experience at work.  

Powell Teams Dashboard

Powell Teams  

Straight after the Powell Intranet session, our Microsoft Teams experts will be taking to the virtual stage to present Powell Teams. Our speakers will be showing you how to get the most from your Teams through governance, lifecycle management, and templates.      

You will learn:   

  • How to overcome the challenges of Microsoft Teams governance   
  • How Powell Teams reduces by 80% the time spent by admins and team creators on creating, managing, and closing Teams through lifecycle management automation 
  • How you can implement governance to ensure employees respect IT rules   
  • The features of Powell Teams end-users will love to simplify collaboration  

Who should attend this session? 

Everyone who tuned in for the first half of Day 2 will enjoy this session. However, IT admins and anyone managing a Microsoft Teams environment will particularly benefit from this session. 

Stay tuned for the Day 2 detailed agenda! 

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What is the future of work & why are we discussing it? 

The future of work isn’t some abstract idea, it’s here and happening now. Yet what that means is different to everyone. For many, the pandemic defined a new workplace, which is more flexible, and employee-focused. However, we want to hear from different voices on the subject and gather a variety of opinions. 

That’s why we’re gathering thought leaders in the area as well as professionals who have taken these ideas and put them into practice. 

Why are we discussing the future of work? Because knowledge is power, and the modern workplace relies on empowered current and future leaders.  

Who should attend? 

The New Normal Summit is open to everyone. If you are a current partner or customer, we would love to reconnect with you at the Summit. If you’re new to Powell Software we’d love to take the opportunity to meet and welcome, you into our community. 

You will enjoy the summit if you are interested in: 

  • Internal or corporate communications 
  • Employee engagement and the employee experience 
  • The future of work and digital transformation 
  • Digital workplace trends 
  • Microsoft Teams and better use of the collaboration tool 
  • Powell Software solutions, especially Powell Intranet and Powell Teams 

When is the event and how can I join? 

The New Normal Summit is a fully virtual event, and you can join from anywhere in the world. It will take place over two days, with each day lasting about two hours. You can join by registering on our event page, we’ll send you a link to join closer to the date. 

If you would love to join but can’t make it on the day, we have you covered. When you register for the New Normal Summit you will receive a recording after the event, so you can catch up in your own time. 

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