Julia Hobsbawm addresses the problems and solutions of humans in the machine age, specifically how to achieve simplicity in complex times and the ‘Nowhere Office’ of the post-pandemic workplace. She is the Chair of the Demos Workshift Commission and the author of the forthcoming book The Nowhere Office which has been acclaimed as "a tour de force" which "brilliantly captures the zeitgeist issue of our times" and co-presenter with Stefan Stern of the popular podcast The Nowhere Office. She is also the author of the award-winning The Simplicity Principle which won two awards for Best Business Book and Best General Self-Help book 2020 in the USA. Julia is a regular speaker and commentator all over the world, having addressed audiences ranging from Zurich Financial Services to MS Amlin, the OECD, The European Commission, to Ogilvy, the BBC, Ditchley Foundation and The Cabinet Office. As an entrepreneur she was awarded an OBE for Services to Business in 2015 and founded and runs the networks and content business Editorial Intelligence, including its Social Capital Network and client/employee experience retreat Names Not Numbers.