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El Cavanagh-Lomas

El Cavanagh-Lomas
Human Resources Director, Emerging Theatre at Cisco Systems

El graduated with a BSC in Law and German from the University of Surrey, and a Diploma in Human Resource Management, she is MCIPD qualified and also a Fellow of ITOL (Coaching).

Prior to Cisco, El was with Aspect Software for nine years, latterly as Head of HR for the International division, moving onto Starenet Networks for a year prior to being acquired by Cisco.

Dave Coplin

Dave Coplin
Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft UK

Since joining Microsoft in 2005, Dave Coplin has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society both at work and in play. As an established thought leader in the UK and having spent a considerable amount of time in both the public and private sectors providing leadership and guidance around key technology issues like Cloud Computing, Privacy, Big and Open Data, Social Media, Open Government, Advertising and the “consumerisation” of IT. Dave is currently working as the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK, helping organisations and individuals envision the full potential that technology offers a modern, digital society.

He has recently written and published a book on the future of work entitled: "Business Reimagined: Why work isn't working and what you can do about it."

Dave can be found on Twitter - @dcoplin and at his on-line home,

Michael Davis

Michael Davis
TMT sector specialist and Partner in the Central London Occupier Representation team

Michael has over 10 years' experience in acting for TMT companies in London and is seen as an industry expert in the sector and the East London market in particular. Some of his clients include; Omnicom, Everything Everywhere, AKQA and Tech Hub. He is advising Delancey on the design and implementation phases of iCity - the 1m sq ft technology campus that is being built on the Olympic Park.

He recently won the Norwood Agent of the Year Award 2013.

Frank Duffy

Frank Duffy

Independent Consultant at Frank Duffy, Founder at DEGW, President at Royal Institute of British Architects, Editor at AA Journal, Architectural Assistant National Building Agency.

Claudia Hamm-Bastow

Claudia Hamm-Bastow
Head of Workplace Strategy in EMEA, Jones Lang LaSalle

Claudia is the Head of Workplace Strategy in EMEA; responsible for developing and enhancing our regional workplace innovation offering and integrating expertise across the region. She is also actively supporting our teams in growth markets such as Russia and Scandinavia, resulting in a seamless, leading-edge and sustainable service being delivered across culturally-diverse geographies. Other recent initiatives include the co-creation of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Centre of Excellence; a robust central platform for the workplace team to support future growth, accelerate learning and innovation development at Jones Lang LaSalle. The centre connects the Americas, APAC and EMEA and provides thought leadership and ensures best-in-class practices from around the world are continuously integrated into the work delivered to our global and local clients.

Overall, Claudia has over 15 years of experience with a diverse background in business, economics and marketing along with extensive international experiences, from long-term posts in the US, UK and Germany.

Charles Handy

Charles Handy
Author, Philosopher and Guru in Organisational behaviour and management

Charles Handy social philosopher, writer and broadcaster and widely acknowledged as a world leader in management thinking. His prolific authorship includes books which are standard works on bookshelves worldwide, most recently his memoir, Myself and other More Important Matters, a personal memoir, as well as The elephant and the Flea, and The Age of Paradox, The Age of unreason, The Hungry Spirit.

His concern for society and individuals as the world faces the changes that technology, demography and economics bring, has been awarded with a dozen doctorates, numerous prizes, and a CBE.

Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay is a contributing writer for Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, and McKinsey Quarterly, among others. He was previously a contributing writer for Fortune and an editor-at-large for Advertising Age.

He is a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management studying mobility and connectivity. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012. He’s currently working with UCLA’s cityLAB to re-imagine the economy of the Ecuadorean Amazon, and has advised André Balazs Properties, Intel, FedEx, and Boeing.

Neil McLocklin

Neil McLocklin
Head of Global Business Consulting EMEA and workplace expert, Cushman & Wakefield

Neil has a 20 year Career in business consultancy focused around new ways of working and workplace strategies. His innovative strategies have shaped workplaces in the EMEA for many clients including BT, Thales, Microsoft, NHS Direct, Thales UK, Northgate Arinso, EMAP and RSA. Continually striving to design environments that work perfectly for the people who are using them, Neil has won the Management Consultancy Association Change Management of Year Award and the Offices Strategy of the Decade Award from the British Council amongst a number of other accolades. He is qualified in Business Change, Telecommunications and Real Estate.

Juliette Morgan

Juliette Morgan
Head of Property, Tech City UK

Juliette is Head of Property at Tech City and has been part of the tech city initiative since its inception in 2010. She has a background in asset management and property development in the US and the UK and has specialized in property for tech companies. In her role at Tech City she is a point of contact for investors, developers and occupiers working to promote the healthy development of technology clusters. She is increasingly focused on digitization of space, smart cities and proptech, as the property and technology industries come closer together.


Jeremy Myerson
Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Jeremy Myerson is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London, where he holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design. A leading academic, author and activist in workplace design, he has co-authored a trilogy of books with Philip Ross of Unwired. His latest book, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, was published in 2013 by Liverpool University Press.

Kenneth Raisbeck

Kenneth Raisbeck
Lead, Global Workplace Strategy, Johnson Controls

Ken leads the Global Workplace Strategy business for Johnson Controls. His primary role is advising businesses on how to align their workplace asset strategies and operational practices to meet their business and performance improvement objectives.

Having an in-depth understanding of the links between property and business with key skills in providing decision-making support linked to business change programmes, Ken has successfully implemented a range of transformation assignments for a variety of major blue chip and public sector organisations as well as working with developers, landlords and architects.

Ken holds a MBA in Business Administration from Henley Business School and is a LEED Green Associate. He also holds the Corenet MCR qualification and is active within Corenet and other industry related communities.

Outside of Johnson Controls and together with 6 other leading Workplace professionals, Ken co-founded the Workplace Consulting Organisation (WCO). The WCO is a professional body of workplace consultants spanning the globe aimed at "raising the profile of workplace consulting and improving the understanding of the value of workplace consulting within the property and design industry, client organisations, and the research community". In addition, the WCO provides a network for knowledge sharing between peers and a body for lobbying and influencing debate within the wider industry.

Philip Vanhoutte

Philip Vanhoutte
Sr VP & MD Europe & Africa, Plantronics

Philip has applied new technology in his 35+ year career with several leading global ITC players, including Accenture, Wang Labs, Nokia Data, Fujitsu-ICL, Dell, MCI WorldCom, Sony-Ericsson and is a personal and team technology lover / evangelizer. Since the new millennium he has been a sponge for all things flexible and smarter working and has successfully implemented this at Plantronics with award winning accolades. He embraces the new working landscape and makes the most of working on the go, no matter the location. The Plantronics offices worldwide have now been remodeled so that nobody has a desk phone or even a regular desk; sound proofing and layouts mean there can be different zones for working in different ways, and nobody has fixed working hours. Thanks to this innovation the company gets frequent visits from businesses wanting to implement the same thing equally successfully.

Erik Veldhoen

Erik Veldhoen
Speaker, Author and Founder, Erik Veldhoen For Change

Erik Veldhoen is the founding father of New Way of Working, a strategic consultant, speaker and publicist. He has also written various books including The Art of Working (2004, Academic Service). He was the Founder of Veldhoen + Company and the CEO between 1989 – 2009. At the start of the Nineties he was already specialising in developing and introducing new working styles based on an integral relationship between the physical, virtual and mental working environments.

Ben Waber

Ben Waber
President & CEO, Sociometric Solutions

Ben Waber President & CEO, Sociometric Solutions Ben Waber is the President/CEO of Sociometric Solutions, a management services firm that uses social-sensing technology to drive innovative transformation services. He is also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where he received his PhD, and was previously Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School. His work has been featured in Wired, NPR, and The Economist, and he has given invited talks at Google, EMC, and Samsung. His book, People Analytics, was released by the Financial Times Press in 2013.

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