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Disrupt Cambridge

  • Dates: 28 February 2024, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Cost: See event description
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Headshots of 15 different event speakers with the logos for Disrupt Cambridge, ARU, HR Gazette, and My Staff Shop

Passionate about people in the workplace? Looking to connect with peers and learn best practices to improve work? Join HR Gazette and ARU for Disrupt Cambridge - an evening of inspiring presentations and networking.

Tired of the same old approach to work? Ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? Disrupt is for you! This is unlike any other world of work event you'll find in Cambridge.

Join us at Disrupt Cambridge for a lively evening of spirited, focused presentations by local professionals each giving their disruptive ideas on how to move our collective thinking forward when it comes to talent.

We're taking the brilliance of TED Talks, adding a pinch of energy from Ignite events, finishing it with a dash of "talent" and giving each speaker 5 minutes to blow your mind on topics relevant to the human experience in the workplace!


14 local business experts will present for five minutes each. It's fast-paced, entertaining, and lots of fun!

Professionals will come together at ARU for an evening of inspiring speakers and networking:

  • Hear what HR leaders and workplace innovators are doing in 2024 to improve the workplace
  • Discover innovative approaches to how companies are disrupting current practices and adding value to the Cambridge HR community
  • Network with forward-thinking leaders, consultants and HR people - we want to ensure we network and build connections


5-6.30pm - Registration and networking
6:30-6:35pm - Event introduction
6:35-6:45pm - Partner talks
6:45-8:30pm - Five-minute presentations by local business experts and ARU faculty including:

  • James Hems, Head of HR, People and Culture, Bluewave Technology
  • Alex Hughes, Chair, Inspire 2 Ignite CIC
  • Andrew Bailey, Virtual Ward Operations Manager. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prof Christopher Land, Professor of Work and Organisation, ARU
  • Josie Maydon, Global Head of Leadership, Talent and Performance, Abcam
  • Dr Frank Nyame-Asiamah, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Lead, ARU School of Management
  • Kim Uzzell, Director, The Financial Wellbeing Academy
  • Verity Gough, Marketing Manager, My Staff Shop
  • Sarah Stones, Resilience Speaker, Plain Sailing Motivation
  • Alessia Mevoli, Lecturer in Management and Student Development, ARU
  • Trish Hewitt, Chief People Officer, Gray Dawes Travel
  • Lucy Westlake, Director, People and You
  • Elisha Rasif, Course Director and Lecturer in Management, ARU
  • Simone Robinson, Director, First Ascent
  • Dr Imranali Panjwani, Head, Diverse Legal Consulting and Senior Lecturer in Law, ARU

Tickets are free for HR professionals and leaders, and cost £19.96 (inclusive of booking fee and VAT) for consultants, vendors and non-HR professionals.

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Organising Partner: HR Gazette
Venue Partner: ARU
Sponsor: My Staff Shop
Community Partners: Inspire 2 Ignite CIC, CamCreatives, HReview

  • Dates: 28 February 2024, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Cost: See event description
  • Venue:
Find out more and book via Eventbrite