HFS Research presents


    International Women’s Day Roundtable | March 8, 2019 | London, United Kingdom

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Date: Friday 8 March
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA, UK
Room: The Penthouse and Pavilion Suite
Chair: Lucy Timms, HFS Research
Guest Analyst: Pooneh Fooladi, HFS Research
Co-host: Sharmila Paranjpe, Vice President and Country Head for UK & Ireland, Wipro Limited
Participants: 20 Leaders in Finance, Operations, Digital and Global Business Services
Event partner: Wipro

How to drive an inclusive culture in a hyper-connected economy

This roundtable will discuss how leaders can enable and grow a culture of inclusion, cooperation and diversity where individual identity can flourish.

We will look at the future of the workforce and how it can act both responsibly and flexibly while promoting diversity in both the mainstream and gig economies.

Finally, a conversation about AI its sustainability and fairness as we embrace this new technology to work towards our common goals in the hyper-connected economy.

The three discussion areas are as follows:

  • Inclusive leadership strategy: how are leaders driving and ensuring inclusivity within their strategies and workforce?
  • Inclusive innovation in the hyper-connected economy: how will enterprises implement diversity in the hyper-connected economy/globalisation 4.0?
  • Inclusive AI: how do we ensure AI is unbiased and fair and sustainable in the long term?

As the theme of this event is about inclusiveness, HFS welcomes both men and women to join the discussion.

HFS Chair

Lucy Timms

Client Services Director & Chair of the Women Leadership Roundtables, HFS Research

Lucy is the Client Services Director and Chair of the Women Leadership roundtables for HFS Research. Lucy has over thirty years’ experience working in both business and academia and has built up a large suite of skills. Lucy started her working life as an Economist working for H.M Treasury and UBS Phillips & Drew, advising…

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Sharmila Paranjpe

Vice President and Country Head for UK & Ireland, Wipro Limited

Sharmila Paranjpe is the Vice President and Country Head for UK & Ireland, Wipro Limited. As regional business head for UK and Ireland and head of Wipro’s manufacturing practice in Europe, Sharmila has advised many of Europe’s leading manufacturing companies on their strategic digital transformation agendas. With over 30 years of experience working across various…

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The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA, UK

The Dorchester Hotel is situated on the exclusive Park Lane in London. Parking is very limited however onsite. The nearest tube stations are Hyde Park Corner & Marble Arch and the nearest railway is London Victoria.


A rigorous selection process results in a level of peer interaction and knowledge exchange unrivaled in the services industry. All eligibility decisions are subject to HFS’ sole discretion, and each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

1) Applicants from non-service provider/advisor enterprises may be eligible for free entry, director-level or above and automation leads.

2) HFS Research Clients and Sponsors have priority for a seat at the event. Space is limited.

3) If you received a personal invite for a speaker slot, HFS will contact you and confirm your seat.

NOTE: Applying to this event does not mean you are automatically accepted to participate. HfS will be in touch to let you know whether your application has been approved.

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