Former chief pyschologist at British Airways and consultant at PA Consulting Group, Professor Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs the program 'Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies' - considered the world's leading program on human resources. She has also written extensively on the future of work, the role of corporations and the interface between people and organisations. Lynda has written eight books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world's authorities on people in organisations. She is also the founder of the Hot Spots Movement, a research consultancy. In 2011 she was ranked by The Times as one of the top 15 Business Thinkers in the world today and in 2008 The Financial Times selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade. She was also in the top two of the Human Resources Magazine's HR Top 100: Most Influential poll, and Lynda was number one of Human Resources Magazine's Top 25 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2011 poll. Lynda has received a number of awards for her research and writing. For example, in 2002, her article “Integrating the Enterprise,” which examined co-operative strategies, was awarded the MIT Sloan Management Review best article of the year. Her 2005 case study of BP's peer assist integration practices won the ECCH Best Strategy Case of the year award and went on to win the best case of the year. In 2012 The Shift received the business book of the year award in Japan and has been translated into more than 15 languages. In 2015 The Key won the CMI Management Book of the Year. This book looks at the impact of the changing world on corporate practices and processes and on leadership. In 2016, Lynda Gratton and co-author Professor Andrew Scott, published The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, which, translated into many languages, continues to generate significant interest across the world, also in Japan, where it quickly became a bestseller. It was shortlisted for the FT Business Book of the Year award. Lynda’s work has been acknowledged globally – she has won the Tata prize in India; in the US she has been named as the annual Fellow of NAHR and won the CCL prize; whilst in Australia she has won the HR prize. Lynda is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council of Leadership. She has served as a judge on the FT Business Book of the Year panel, chairs the Drucker Prize panel and is on the governing body of London Business School. In 2017, Lynda became an Advisor for @GoogleOrg’s initiative to help people prepare for the changing nature of work and was also, as the only foreigner, invited by Prime Minister Abe of Japan to join a new advisory council “Council for designing the 100-year-life society”.