Digital Blizzard is a new community for Digital Workplace, Change Management and IT professionals with a professional interest in hybrid working best practices, meeting in person on a quarterly basis at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park and hosted by panagenda.

The community’s name, Digital Blizzard, refers to the ever-quickening pace of technological changes that we are experiencing both in our personal and professional lives as flexible and hybrid working practices have taken hold recently.

Ever improving cloud technologies for collaboration, communication and secure access have enabled employees to work remotely throughout the pandemic and they now have greater flexible working choices available with many employers now offering employment with hybrid working as standard.

At this event you will hear from three experts in their fields of Digital Health, Digital Security and NHS Healthcare on how keep employees collaborating with employee health, security and productivity being cornerstones of a successful hybrid work strategy.

Digital Blizzard also gives professionals the unique networking opportunity to share and learn from others experience and given the location of Bletchley Park in the new city of Milton Keynes, the meetings are free and easy to reach by either rail to Bletchley Station or car with secure free car parking onsite.

You can register for the inaugural Digital Blizzard meeting on Tuesday 16th August 2022

More details on who to expect on stage coming soon! Stay tuned.

The Digital Blizzard sessions include:

  • 10.00 am to 10.30 am – Arrivals, registration, and refreshments
  • 10.30 am to 10.45 am – Welcome to Digital Blizzard the Hybrid @ Work community (James Clifford)
  • 10.45 am to 11.30 am – Lessons learned from remote working and hybrid work (Ollie Chandler)
  • 11.30 am to 11.45 am – First comfort break
  • 11.45 am to 12.30 pm – Maintaining digital wellbeing in hybrid work (Elizabeth Marsh)
  • 12.30 pm to 12.45 pm – Second comfort break and refreshments
  • 12.45 pm to 1.15 pm – Zero trust in hybrid work scenarios with the Microsoft Cloud (Thom McKiernan)
  • 1.15 pm to 1.30 pm – Closing thoughts and the next community meeting
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm – Museum prize raffle, networking, and free flow museum tour

Speaker’s Portraits

Ollie Chandler

Head of IT Technical Services

(Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust )

“I’m a former IT guy, now lucky to be an IT team leader at Milton Keynes with over 20 years of experience in the National Health Service.

Head of IT Technical Services at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – speaking on deploying the technologies of today to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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Elizabeth Marsh

Author and Director

(Digital Work Research )

“With nearly 20 years of experience in the intranet and digital workplace industry, I am a creative, diverse and experienced researcher, consultant and writer.”

Author and Director of Digital Work Research – speaking on digital wellbeing in the workplace.

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Thom McKiernan at Digital Blizzard 2022
Thom McKiernan

Cloud Infrastructure Security Architect

(Avanade)

“I aim to help make people’s lives easier and safer through technology.”

Thom is a Cloud Infrastructure Security Architect at Avanade and he is speaking on zero trust in hybrid work scenarios with the Microsoft 365 Cloud.

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About the event’s location:

Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, the country house and estate in Bletchley is now a museum. That was where Alan Turing and other agents of the Ultra intelligence project decoded the enemy’s secret messages. Some experts might even have suggested that the Bletchley Park code breakers may have shortened the war by as much as two years.

Counting vibrant heritage attractions and open daily. The location includes The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), home to the world’s largest collection of working historic computers. Opened in 2007, the building — Block H — was the first purpose-built computer center in the world. Now it displays many famous early computing era machines.

To inspire the the next generation of computer scientists and engineers, the museum runs a Learning Program for schools and colleges promoting computer coding amongst young people, especially females.

TNMOC is located at Bletchley Park, Bletchley, MK3 6DS, United Kingdom.