Adrienne Gormley, Dropbox
Adrienne Gormley, global head of Customer Experience at Dropbox. Photo: Connor McKenna

Workplaces are changing, says Dropbox’s Adrienne Gormley

15 Jun 20162.56k Views

As the battle for talent intensifies, the winning companies will be those that create the best human-centric workplaces, says Dropbox Ireland’s Adrienne Gormley.

In an age of digital transformation, from greater automation to robotics, from flexible working to freelancing, how will the leading companies in the world provide great workplaces? This – the future of work – will be a major theme tackled at Inspirefest 2016 by three superb speakers.

In her keynote, Adrienne Gormley, global head of Customer Experience at Dropbox, will look at how the best digital companies will provide outstanding workplaces.

“The current debate on digital transformation is naturally very technology-centric,” says Gormley. “It is characterised by terms such as platform, automation, scalability and disruption. The human factor is often underestimated or even ignored. However, leading digital companies provide outstanding workplaces, which are enablers for productivity, creativity and innovation.”

We spoke to her on the subject ahead of Inspirefest.

While Gormley will share her perspectives on this new future of work, other keynotes will include Monica Parker, Founder of Hatch Analytics, who will look at return on engagement in the workplace, and Katherine Von Jan, managing director of Strategic Innovation at Salesforce, who will talk ‘hacking HR’.

Inspirefest is Silicon Republic’s international event connecting sci-tech professionals passionate about the future of STEM. Book your tickets now to join us from 30 June to 2 July 2016 for fresh perspectives on leadership, innovation and diversity.

Ann O’Dea
By Ann O’Dea

Ann O’Dea is CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic, Europe’s leading technology and innovation news service, reporting online since 2001. Ann was the driving force behind Silicon Republic’s Women Invent campaign, launched on International Women’s Day 2013, to champion remarkable women role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to help tackle the gender gap in the knowledge industries. She was the founder and curator of Inspirefest, a unique new international sci-tech event, which grabbed headlines for disrupting the traditionally homogenous tech conference calendar. Today, that event has evolved into Future Human an event that aims to showcase the leaders building the products and services for a new tomorrow. Ann is a fellow of the Irish Computer Society and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology. She received a Net Visionary award from the Irish Internet Association in 2015 for her work on ensuring the visibility of remarkable women role models in her industry, and was named ‘Media Woman of the Year’ at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2014. In 2015, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Irish Internet Association’s Hall of Fame. Ann sits on the advisory board of TeenTurn, which secures internships for under-represented youths in tech and scientific organisations. She is a sought-after speaker and moderator at tech and STEM events.

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