The Hybrid Working Model

How to Stay Connected and Motivated in the New Normal

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COVID-19 threw us for a loop in 2020, shaking the office working model to the core. As many in the marketing and digital industries were forced to work from home full-time, the rulebook for connecting, motivating and leading teams has well and truly been thrown out. Or has it?

23rd Feb 2021

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Loft West End

100 Boundary Street
West End QLD 4101

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As we venture into the new normal where lockdown might strike at any time, what does teamwork look like for marketers, digital professionals, and businesses more generally?

Join our expert panel as we discuss:

  • Then versus now: what changed, and what will stick?
  • All office, all remote, hybrid: what's the best approach?
  • Managing the psychological impact of working from home
  • Working with individual preferences 
  • How to find remote work
  • How to lead and manage distributed teams effectively
  • Remote collaboration best practices
  • Business continuity, and how to keep it together when lockdowns strike
  • Transport and directions

    Loft West End is located at 100 Boundary St, West End 4101
    Networx will be on the 1st Level, above Archive Beer Boutique. There are lifts located on the ground floor of Archive Beer Boutique, or take the external stairs.

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    Car Parking:

    Parking on surrounding streets.

    Public Transport: Please refer to TransLink for bus schedules and routes.

    Taxis/Uber/Ride Sharing: Pick up and drop off points are near the front of the entrance.

  • Giveaways

    [VENUE PRIZE] $500 towards your next function, courtesy of Loft West End.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] Boom Ecommerce Training Course valued at $495, courtesy of Boom Ecommerce.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] Complimentary Session for 4 people which is valued at $180, courtesy of Lumber Punks Axe-Throwing.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] Double Pass to Interactive Minds next event!

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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Digital Director, PPQ

James is an agile leader and delivery specialist with a keen interest in technology and creativity. Over his 10-year career he has led cross-functional teams to deliver award-winning projects for the likes of Spotify, MTV, Northwestern Mutual, Brisbane Festival and many others. James is also an experienced general manager, having overseen operations and digital transformation initiatives in for-profit and for-purpose contexts, yielding improvements in profitability, productivity, culture, and customer satisfaction.

James is Digital Director at Personalised Plates Queensland, Non-Executive Director at Metro Arts, and sits on the national management committee of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). He holds an MBA from Deakin University.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci 

Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell

Partner, Deloitte Digital

Laura is a Partner at Deloitte, leading the Marketing, Commerce and Digital Experiences team. She has been living corporate life for over 20 years across various industries. She has shared her desk space with snakes (alive), rare birds (dead), and every spectrum of personality you can imagine.  She is passionate about delivering high quality results for her clients, but doing it in a way that stays true to her personality and passions (which involves a lot of crystals, memes and coloured kaftans).

During COVID, Laura switched her fancy pants, river view desk, for a 15-year-old IKEA desk in the spare room and this sparked her journey of discovery (read: trial and error) into understanding what were the critical factors for creating a successful workspace.


LinkedIn | Twitter: @lauraslenslife   | Insta

Iain Calvert

Iain Calvert

Ecommerce Consultant & Trainer, Boom - Aussie Ecommerce Training

Iain runs two businesses, a private eCommerce consultancy working directly with a handful of brands and Boom Ecommerce. Boom trains Aussies to sell online successfully. After working for brands like Quiksilver, Roxy, Vogue, running one the largest independent digital marketing agencies in Australia and a stint as Chief Marketing Officer for a European based Tech firm, he set up on his own. Based in Melbourne (but a Queenslander at heart), in none pandemic years he works overseas for 3-6 months a year.



Brett Wiskar

Brett Wiskar

Chief Future Officer, Wiley and Co. Pty Ltd

Brett Wiskar is The Chief Future Officer and leader of the business advisory unit at consultancy, Wiley. Wiley is based in Australia and with offices across the region stretching into South East Asia where they consult on capital works projects to multi-nationals and local companies alike.

With more than 20 years of consulting experience in digital, IT, strategy and innovation working with the likes of Dominos, Adobe, The Reserve Bank of Australia, Nestle, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft, JBS and Mars, Brett is adept in the world of international innovation and strategy.

In this time – Brett has provided consulting and business advisory to some of the most influential projects in Australian corporations across dozens of sectors. From the world’s largest cannabis production facility and projects exceeding one billion dollars to the country’s first augmented reality innovation coalition for food to the largest ecommerce solutions in the country, Brett’s innovative achievements have been widely recognised.

Brett is a prolific writer, having produced content for Australia’s major industry magazines, and the national press and business focused editorial television. Brett’s grasp of the challenges and opportunities of innovation and disruption is only superseded by his ability to eloquently articulate both experiences of innovation and opportunity to be gained from changing the status quo in a business.

Brett has spoken at countless events focussing on; corporate strategy, industry leadership, innovation and growth throughout Australia and southeast Asia. Business audiences will be entertained, enthralled and will, no doubt, learn something along the way.

LinkedIn | Twitter:  @brettow

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