Creating the Hybrid Mature Workplace: Our Panel of Experts Share Their Solutions

In this special episode, we speak to four industry-leading innovation and security executives to discuss Hybrid Maturity. Between them, we unpack the impact of the pandemic disruption, how hybrid has grown, and what businesses need to do to reach a mature hybrid state.

On the wake of the biggest business disruption in recent memory, innovation and security leaders have been at the forefront of enterprise responses, achieving functional hybridisation of their workforces under immense pressure in no time at all. Those same leaders are now looking to the future of hybrid work to build their best possible version of it at their enterprises. In this special panel episode of the Show, we picked their brains on all of the above and more.  

Joining us to dive into these hot button topics were Kurt Frary (Norfolk Council), Chris Voce (Citrix), Seshu Venkata (Wipro), and Michal Niezurawski (DB Schenker). Between them, they offer an immense variety of experience and expertise that brings a multitude of perspectives to our conversation. 

Listen in for their wide array of insights and opinions, including:

[02:42]: Learning and impacts from the pandemic disruption
[06:41]: What’s next for the hybrid workforce and what role will culture play?
[15:10]: What does hybrid maturity mean to our panellists?
[20:42]: The biggest hurdles on the journey to hybrid maturity
[27:36]: The role of hybrid maturity in attracting and retaining talent
[31:29]: Tips for leaders on their journey to hybrid maturity

The full podcast is available now on all major streaming services, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Hybrid working is a win-win strategy for both employers and employees. We need to enable it and set it up for success with the right technology and processes.

Seshu Venkata,
General Manager and Global Head, Wipro Virtuadesk


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Chris Voce
Customer Engagement Strategist, Citrix

Chris supports engagement with C-Suite and Directors to help them understand and embrace Employee Experience as part of their business strategy. He came from Forrester Research, where as a Vice President & Research Director, he led Forrester’s employee experience research strategy for business and technology leaders.

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Kurt Frary
Deputy Director of IT at Norfolk County Council and VP, Socitm

As an IT professional of over 32 years, Kurt has an extensive knowledge of ICT in both the public and private sectors. His experience ranges from ICT strategy and infrastructure delivery to operational management and change leadership and implementation. Kurt also leads the ground-breaking Norfolk & Suffolk Innovation network; the largest free-to-use public sector IoT network in the UK.

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Seshu Venkata
General Manager and Global Head, Wipro Virtuadesk

Seshu is an experienced technology and business leader with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. As Wipro’s General Manager and Global Head of Virtuadesk, he oversees service delivery, project governance, requirements analysis, agile methodologies, and business process improvement.

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Michal Niezurawski
Head of Global IT Security Competence Center, DB Schenker

Michal Niezurawski is an experienced IT Governance professional with an IT security and IT audit background. As DB Schenker’s Head of Global Security Competence Center, he was charged with creating the security competence centre he now oversees. Functions within his remit include application risk assessment, pen-testing, red-teaming, controls verification of service providers, IT Security Benchmarking, IT Security Awareness, and more.

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