Andy Swann

Author & Founder / My Amazing Team & Simple Better Human


Creating Human Workplaces in an AI World

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How AI is helping people to be more human at work.
  •  The ways tech is enabling better work.
  • That the rise of AI could be the biggest opportunity for workers
  • Some of the things major organizations are doing to harness tech to enable their people.
  • Why people-first in the innovation age is the biggest competitive advantage any organisation can have.


Andy works around the world on unique, innovative and impactful projects for some of the planet’s largest organizations and biggest brands. Known as an expert on the relationship between people, organizations and work, Andy’s book The Human Workplace has been described as essential reading for all leaders. Its core message of people-first organizational success has gained attention across the media.

An experiment on understanding the human side of work, The Work Project, set Andy’s research on a path to unlocking some of the most complex global organizations and contributing to the future of major brands through a unique, creative approach to organizational development, consultancy and projects. Whether working on insight projects, in-depth explorations or transformational approaches, Andy’s approach is based on an understanding of the dynamics of human interaction.

A regular media contributor, Andy is often interviewed on television, radio and podcasts, sharing his views with an outspoken, energetic and relaxed style. Through columns, comment and articles, Andy has contributed to major industry and mainstream publications and is always open to discussing commissions. He is also noted for his excellent choice of shirts!

Beyond his personal work, Andy’s company My Amazing Team helps the world’s largest organizations and brands create the right products and services through creatively connecting with their audiences. ALT+SPACE is an alternative corporate immersion space, while Simple Better Human is a top-secret renegade business transformation agency helping the most complex and famous organizations shift for the future, without shouting about it.

My relationship with work began age 13 with a newspaper delivery round and it’s been an interesting ride ever since. Cooking in a roadside café, quality controlling Scotch Egg production, launching independent music magazine The Void, senior management in the UK’s National Health Service, inheriting a recruitment company, various failed startups, event organization, consulting major corporations and product design are just part of the picture.

Somewhere, via a degree in Population Studies from The London School of Economics (LSE), I came to do what I do now. The best way I can describe it is that I turn up and see what happens.