Andrew Spence is a Workforce Futurist and professional speaker who specialises in building people-centric organisations.

Recent speaking topics relating to the future of work include:

Using Technology to Build Better Organisation (Shanghai, Beijing, Birmingham, London, Athens)

How Blockchain Will Change The Way We Work (Singapore, Paris, Amsterdam, London)

How to Succeed in the Future World of Work (Sarasota, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg)

Summary speaking details below, and content available on request.

Please get in touch if you would like a brochure or to explore speaking opportunities for your event -> Andy @ GlassBeadConsulting.com

Andrew Spence delivering keynote speech at Digi HR in Athens 2017

Andrew Spence delivering his keynote speech at Digi HR in Athens 2017

A YouTube video of my recent speech, “How Blockchain Will Change The Way We Work” delivered at Tech HR at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in March 2019.

In the last 3 years he has spoken to over 12,000 people in 12 countries. Audiences around the world value his clarity on organisational change and the future of work.

Andrew has given speeches in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels, Copenhagen, Beijing, Budapest, Singapore, Shanghai, Moscow, Melbourne, St Petersburg and Sydney.   Andrew has also Chaired and acted as moderator at many conferences and panels.  As well as public presentations, Andrew also speaks to organisations at internal events tailored to suit the context of the event.

My speech, “The Role of HR in Reinventing Organisations; Embracing People Analytics” delivered at the Workforce Analytics Summit in Sydney in 2016 has over 23,000 views on Slideshare.


“Andrew’s unique ability to understand HR trends and its relation to technology makes him an expert you want in your corner. Andrew recently delivered a great keynote address at the 2019 State of Talent Conference, in Sarasota, Florida, where our audience was captivated by his insight. He would make a strong addition to any event on HR.”  Chris Laney – Director of Education at CareerSource Suncoast

“Commitment. Knowledge. Passion – 3 words that would describe Andrew. Andrew spoke at Perkbox Live event on People Analytics – very engaging and insightful speech. Will strongly recommend Andrew as a speaker/host on employee engagement/employee experience/people analytics!”  Maddie Pozlevic – Perkbox

“Andrew carried out a 2 hr workshop in Denmark focusing on the future of HR and HR technology trends. The workshop was highly captivating, and I perceive him to be the open, knowledgeable and curious type of person who positively influences any kind of conference or knowledge sharing event – on and off the stage. I highly recommend Andrew as a contributor/speaker on these topics.”  Erik Blatt Lyon – VELUX

“Andrew’s keynote speech on “Opportunities of Automation in HR” was the perfect opening at the Digi HR Conference, in Athens. Andrew’s presentation was interesting, to the point, challenging for the traditional business mindset and also engaging. It was very well received from our audience as it set the tone for the future of HR and the prospects of digital technologies in people management. As a conference producer it was a pleasure working with Andrew too. He is a very positive person and an impecable professional.”  Aggeliki Korre – Conference Producer, Digi HR Athens

“Andy gave a keynote presentation at Tucana’s ‘HR Change & Transformation’ conference in London, on HR Organisation Design: HR Operating Models for the Next Generation’. It was universally well-received, and he continued to be a positive contributor throughout the event. I have no doubts about his expertise in this area, and I look forward to working with him again on future projects”  Barry Swales – Director, Head of Production at Tucana

If you would like to discuss Andrew speaking at your conference or internal event, then please get in contact Andy@GlassBeadConsulting.com

Andrew Spence speaking to ANZ in Melbourne, May 2016

Andrew Spence speaking to ANZ Bank in Melbourne, May 2016


Andrew Spence will be speaking on “Blockchain and the Decentralised Workforce” at People Analytics World. #PAWorld21 on 21st April 2021.


Speech at International HRD Square on “Blockchain and the new Infrastructure of Work” on 9th February 2021

Keynote speech on ‘How Human Resources Can Use Technology to Build Better Organisations’ in Shanghai and Beijing, China on 5th and 7th November.

HRD Summit, Birmingham, UK.  Feb 2020, “How HR Can Use Technology To Build Better Organisations” in association with Zoho

Moderating a RoundTable at Unleash in Paris on 23rd October on ‘Building a New Infrastructure of Work with Blockchain’

The Future of Work, AKT’s Annual HR Conference 24th June, Andrew Spence speaking as a panelist on Global Influencers’ Corner, Tel Aviv, Israel.

State of Talent Conference -Sarasota, Florida, USA, 2nd May 2019 “Career Success in The Roaring 2020s”UNLEASH 29th March 2019 ‘Demystifying Blockchain for HR: Get Ready for the New Infrastructure of Work’ and will also a chair a panel, ‘Demystifying Blockchain for HR’ with Laura Degiovanni TiiQu, Gaurang Torvekar Indorse, Luke Shipley Zinc, Sarah Louise Johnson Etch.

Tech HR – Singapore 28th February 2019 “How Blockchain will Change the Way We Work”

Natural HR Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 29th November 2018 Andrew delivered his keynote speech on “How HR can lead the design of better workplaces”

Hays Leadership Forum, Ipswich, UK, 22nd November 2018, Andrew spoke about ”The Future Of Work With Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology”

Hartmanns Academy, Copenhagen/Vejle, Denmark, 13th & 15th November 2018

“From Evolution to the Work Revolution”, Andrew delivered the keynote speech with Professor Eske Willerslev, Evolutionary Geneticist.

CIPD Annual Conference, Manchester, 8th November 2018

Andrew Spence was on the panel discussion, “Will automation and artificial intelligence help or hinder good people management?” 

Hacking HR Forum, London, 4th October 2018

“How Blockchain will change the way we work” at Hacking HR Forum London

Blockchain Live, London, 26th September 2018

“Transforming The World Of Work With Blockchain” at Blockchain Live

The Whitehall & Industry Group, London, 26th June 2018 - Andrew facilitated a breakfast roundable on “Blockchain’s impact on HR” in London

CIPD Panel  “Demystifying AI – Future of Work”, London, 24th May 2018 Andrew was on a panel with Frances CoppolaStephen Clarke from the Resolution Foundation and moderated by Steven Toft (aka @FlipChartRick)

EG People – The Workplace of Tomorrow, London, 22nd May 2018 - Andrew’s keynote speech was on “How to Transform Your Organisation”

Blockchain and the Distributed Workforce, Rocketspace, Angel, London, 18th April 2018 - Andrew hosted an evening event with speakers, start-ups and a panel dicussion – read the write-up here -> “Blockchain in HR: Challenges, Applications and the Future of Work”

Unlocking High Potential in Major Projects, London, 19th April 2018

Andrew did a speech on ”How Will Blockchain Impact Human Resources on Major Projects?” in an event organised by Major Projects Association in London

Work 2.0 Conference, London, 24 & 25th April 2018 

Andrew Spence chaired the People stream, two of the panels and hosted a roundtable discussion on blockchain in HR/people management.

UNLEASH (formerly HR Tech World) in London 20/21 March 2018

Andrew Spence chaired the Go Digital and HRSS streams

St. Petersburg International Labour Forum, St Petersburg, Russia, 1st & 2nd March 2018

Andrew Spence delivered his speech “The Impact of Technology on People Management“ at the plenary session to over 1000 delegates.

HR Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 29th November 2017

Andrew’s speech was called “The Future of Work is Here…Or Is it?”

VPP Konference 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2nd November 2017

“Automation in HR – Opportunities, Risks and other Fairy Tales…”

Digi HR Conference, Athens, Greece, 18th October 2017

Andrew delivered the keynote speech on “The Opportunities of Automation in HR”

People Analytics:Big Benefit or Big Brother? Shakespeare’s Globe London, 14th September 2017

How People Analytics can help reinvent organisations in an event hosted by Perkbox.

From Startup to Scale Up to Enterprise Tech, London, 18th July 2017

Andrew spoke about the future of work and impact on HR at an event organised by #Disrupting HR and hosted at the offices of Moo.com

The HR Congress, Budapest, 6/7th June 2017

Andrew spoke about “Key Questions for the Future of Work and HR” and also “People Analytics – The Heart of Your HR Transformation”

Lawrence Harvey HRIS Networking Event, London 24th May 2017

Andrew facilitated a discussion about the opportunities of emerging technology on the workforce.

HR Tech World, Paris, 25/26th October 2016  

Andrew was moderator in the HR Tech stream over both days.

The HR Congress, Amsterdam, 29/30th November 2016 

Andrew Spence on “The Role of HR in Reinventing Organisations”

And also, “7 Challenges People Analytics Need to Overcome to Reinvent Organisations”

Workforce Analytics Summit, Sydney,  10th May 2016

Andrew delivered a speech on “The Role of HR in Reinventing Organisations: Embracing People Analytics”

He also, contributed to the panel discussion “The Past, Present and Future of Workforce Analytics”

HR Tech World, Paris, 27th October 2015

Andrew was moderator at disruptHR, a showcase exhibition for startups in the HR space.

IBM Smarter Workforce Summit, London, 18thJune 2015

Andrew Spence was on the panel discussion on “Workforce Analytics: Latest fad or HR’s ”seat at the Table’‘?“

HR Change & Transformation, London, 15/16th October 2014

Andrew Spence was Co-Chair of the Conference over 2 days.

Also moderated the Panel “What’s next for HR? Key Trends and Challenges to Prepare for in 2015” with Linda Holbeche, Gary Kildare, Stacia Sherman Garr, Bernard Marr and Gareth Williams.

People Innovation Summit, Moscow, 19-21st May 2014  

Andrew was Conference Chair for the 2 Day Conference.

He also delivered a speech, “HR Operating Models for the Next Generation”

HR Change & Transformation, London, 26th September 2013

Andrew delivered the Keynote speech on “HR Operating Models for the Next Generation”

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