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TechTuesday – The New Normal: Navigating Culture, Preferences and the Office

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Over the last couple of years, unpredictability and instability have provided the conditions for business to grapple with unprecedented challenges. Remote workforces were adopted, new business models were tested. As we settle into a new year, our attention turns towards the “new normal” – a phrase that pervades boardroom discussions, media headlines, and office conversations.

For companies of all sizes, the new normal entails re-thinking how, where, and when work is done. While we learned much from the vast work-from-home experiment, we are now well into a phase where companies are re-imagining their remote work policies and implementing a return to the office. They are, at the same time, grappling with the reality of navigating how their culture and employee preferences align, how to attract talent with critical skills they need to drive better business results and what the “office” looks like.

The first TechTuesday of 2024 explores the topic of “back to the office” with a presentation from a subject matter expert that sets the stage for a distinguished panel of HR leaders from local companies.

Stephen Harrington, Deloitte’s National Lead on Workforce Strategy leads transformations in workforce strategy that enable his client’s people to feel personal purpose and impact, as the business drives improved results. Stephen also co-authored the Intelligence Revolution, a recent paper covering implication of the future of work in Canada.

Lean in to hear some key lessons learned and the panel’s perspectives on important topics including the rise in hybrid work, the skills emergency, the large shifts in employee preferences as well as the impact of generative AI on this context:

  • Stephen Harrington, Partner, Deloitte and National Lead – Workforce Strategy
  • Amber Pate, Chief Human Resources Officer, Kinaxis
  • Heather Tyrie, Chief Talent Officer, Fullscript
  • Mary Clement, Vice President, Human Resources, Ross Video


Pre-presentation networking, 5:00 – 5:30

Main presentation, 5:30 – 6:30

Post-presentation discussion, 6:30 – 7:00


February 6
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Dr
Kanata, Ontario K2K 2W2 Canada
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