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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson
Director of Future Technology, Herman Miller

Ryan Anderson serves as Director of Future Technology at Herman Miller where his work focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies and the workplace. While there has always been a relationship between the physical work environment and the technological tools of the era, the exponential rate of technological change is creating new challenges for the workplace to remain productive and relevant. These challenges invoke new questions that can help understand the relationships between technology and place, and how together they can provide a better technological experience for people at work. Ryan's career has focused on solutions that advance work and the workplace. He joined Herman Miller with seventeen years of industry experience and an unparalleled passion to address the emerging digital dimensions.

John Arenas

John Arenas
Founder & CEO, Serendipity Labs

John Arenas is the founder and CEO of Serendipity Labs, a rapidly expanding network of members-only walk-in workplaces that transcend the constraints of headquarters office space and solitary work from home.

Prior to launching Serendipity Labs, Arenas founded Worktopia, the first online marketplace for buying work mobility solutions, featuring an innovative online reservation system for outsourcing “on demand” workspaces as well as hotel meeting space with distribution partnerships including such companies as American Express and Travelocity as well as global hotel chains. Arenas ranked among The Top 25 Most Influential Executives in the Business Travel Industry for 2008 by Business Travel News.

Harald Becker

Harald Becker
Sr. Design Strategist on the Envisioning team at Microsoft’s Office division

Harald Becker leads business strategy, research & marketing for the team and is responsible for creating and executing programs to scale the future vision offerings broadly across the company and partner ecosystem. Harald manages the envisioning research program focused on emerging business and technology trends and he helps envision scenarios for how leading-edge technologies might be used in real-world settings over the next five to ten years. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Center on the topics of innovation and the future vision of productivity. Harald consults with Fortune 100 customers on future productivity scenarios and hosts Microsoft’s Global accounts in the Envisioning Lab for in-depth discussions on macro trends impacting the way we live and work over the next 5 years.

Prior to his role on the Envisioning team, Harald was a Marketing Manager at Microsoft’s New York office, responsible for marketing strategy, planning and campaign execution. Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Harald was a Principal Consultant at a Silicon Valley start-up. He also worked seven years at Sun Microsystems in various marketing and sales operation roles.

Steven H. Bernstein

Steven H. Bernstein
Technical Director, Faithful+Gould

Steven Bernstein specializes in the provision of strategic advice for the set up, operation and delivery of large capital programs and construction projects. His projects include program management services for strategic planning and workplace design and fit-out consultancy services within the private sectors. His areas of expertise include project development, project due diligence, and program monitoring for agile workplace environments. Most recently Steven has served as Faithful+Gould’s account manager responsible for strategic planning and workplace solutions at GlaxoSmithKline locations throughout the Americas, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Benice Boucher

Benice Boucher
Managing Director, Head of Workplace Strategy – Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle

Bernice Boucher has more than 18 years of experience in workplace strategy and change management. She is expert in advising clients on their journey from pilot to project to program, in the Americas and around the globe. Prior to JLL, she served as Director of the New York office of DEGW and as the global practice leader for the financial services sector. Boucher has also served as the workplace strategist for Deutsche Bank in the Americas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Design from The George Washington University, has attended the Executive Education Programs at Harvard Graduate School of Design and is certified in change management by Prosci. She is an active member of CoreNet Global where she heads the Chapter Integration for the Workplace Community and is a member of the New York Chapter Programming Committee.

Ralph Bulle

Ralph Bulle

Ralph J Bulle is Vice President and Head of Corporate Global Initiatives for Cognizant Technology Solutions, responsible for supporting the company’s expanding global footprint in North and South America and Europe. He leads Cognizant’s initiative to transform the work environment in its centers to facilitate the future of work. He has over 25 years’ experience in international human resources and operations management within the information technology, outsourced global services and retail industries. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University.

John B. Campbell

John B. Campbell, AIA, RIBA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal, Francis Cauffman

John Campbell, a principal at the architecture firm Francis Cauffman, is an expert in planning, strategizing, and designing cutting-edge workplaces like GlaxoSmithKline's new home at Five Crescent Drive in Philadelphia. He has enjoyed a strong and collaborative relationship with many corporate and institutional clients for over 30 years. By incorporating the technologies and spaces needed for contemporary business, John creates innovative offices for global corporations that help clients become more efficient, healthy and inspired. John travels widely throughout the United States to lecture about the changing workplace and to optimize his clients? office environments for a constantly changing world.

Cindy Froggatt

Cindy Froggatt
Workplace Strategist, Perkins Eastman Strategies

My job is to give people a voice in shaping their workstyles and workplaces, to broaden the definition of a problem that takes the complexity of those voices into account, and to help clients co-create innovative solutions to those problems. I believe in the value of being different (which is why this bio is written in first person).

In 2012, I joined Perkins Eastman Strategies where I have the privilege of serving innovative clients as part of a diverse team of planners, researchers, and consultants (www.perkinseastman.com). We are helping clients change the way people work: to bring out the best in them, collaborate to achieve the company’s vision, and be fiscally responsible while being environmentally friendly.

I studied environmental psychology and organizational behavior at Cornell University and Penn State, wrote a book called “Work Naked: Eight Essential Principles for Peak Performance in the Virtual Workplace” that describes how nearly 50 organizations used mobile technologies to their best advantage, and enjoy blogging about workplace issues at 13workplacetrends.blogspot.com

I am grateful to be the adoptive mom of an active, curious six year old boy who teaches me every day about the importance of doing challenging, useful work.

Guy Holden

Guy Holden
Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

Guy Holden has more than 16 years senior management experience in the outsourcing sector, as part of a 29-year career in the real estate and facilities management industry. His experience includes undertaking single country outsourcing projects, to leading a multi-billion dollar global outsourcing business. He graduated in 1983 from The University of Reading, England with a Bachelors of Science degree in Land Management and spent thirteen years working in the commercial property development and investment markets in the UK. In 1996, he joined the management board of Johnson Controls Ltd. as Director of Marketing and Business Development for the company’s UK Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) outsourcing business, which had around £175million sales and 1,500 staff. During this period, Johnson Controls renewed/expanded its outsourcing relationships with many organisations and developed major first-, second- and third-generation outsourcing contracts with other corporations, such as the BBC, GlaxoSmithKline and Shell.

In 2005, Holden was appointed to lead the global IFM outsourcing business for Johnson Controls. At that time, this business had sales of around US$1.8 billion. Over the last seven years he has led the transformation and development of this business into one of the world’s leading corporate real estate and facilities management outsourcing businesses, with annual sales in excess of $4.7 billion and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. Guy is recognised as an industry voice - his views have appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and City AM national newspapers in the UK, relating to outsourcing of facilities management and corporate real estate. In 2011, Guy Holden was recognised in Globalization Today magazine’s 'Powerhouse 25', which listed the most influential professionals in outsourcing.

Professor Jeff Jones

Professor Jeff Jones
Queensland University of Technology

If creativity sits at the heart of innovation, then Professor Jeff Jones undoubtedly sits as the brain.

As one of the worlds preeminent experts in interaction design Jeff currently leads a team of talent Australian and international students at Queensland University of Technology; establishing global benchmarks in design, engineering disciplines, R&D and collaboration strategies to support science and technology, which has seen him complete an Australian Endeavour Executive Award.

He was the founding CEO of the R&D Company, ACID, where he established world-class, award winning R&D and commercialisation initiatives across many international universities and has managed innovation resulting in spin-off companies from industry-university collaboration.

Jeff’s reputation for excellence in innovation and his extensive expertise in managing enterprise launched him into the corporate world where he is currently the Principal Advisor for the Mining Industry Consortium Tec-Mine Pty. Ltd, responsible for developing broad-based, enterprise knowledge management frameworks for performance improvement, R&D, new technologies and innovation.

Jeff has extensive technology management, CEO/Board experience, strong operations and finance skills, including fund raising. His has held senior positions in a diverse range of public and private sector organisations, including start-up companies, universities and cultural institutions in the U.S.A, Asia and Australia.

Chris Kane

Chris Kane
CEO BBC Commercial Projects – a division of BBC Commercial Holdings Ltd

Chris Kane joined the BBC in January 2004 as Head of Corporate Real Estate. In 2012 he transferred to BBC Commercial Projects.

Under his leadership the BBC has delivered a £2bn property transformation to support the move to digital production, modernising 40% of the entire estate and delivering two million square feet of highly flexible new office and production space. A key element being the BBC’s new home in Media City UK. In 2012 he masterminded the £200m sale of the BBC’s 1m sq. ft. Television Centre. His long-term commitment to and enthusiasm for place making and encouraging new ways of working have been key in ensuring that all the BBC’s new workplaces will provide effective support for an increasingly agile workforce. Prior to joining the BBC, he was Vice-President of International Corporate Real Estate for the Walt Disney Company Before moving to Disney, Chris Kane was a Partner in Corporate Real Estate Services at Jones Lang Wootton.

Julia L. Leahy

Julia L. Leahy, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Associate, Francis Cauffman

Julia Leahy, an associate at the architecture firm Francis Cauffman, has ten years of experience as a workplace strategist and designer. She has collaborated with numerous clients, such as GlaxoSmithKline, to create flexible workspaces that encompass each company's unique business drivers, culture and desired transformation. Julia, in collaboration with her clients, uses her insightful planning and design skills to translate these resultant strategies into inventive, award winning workspaces.

Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay
Author

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.

Adam Lutz

Adam Lutz
New York Facilities Manager, Google

Since 2007, Adam Lutz has been the New York Facilities manager for Google. He has nearly 15 years of experience in operations and facilities management in the industry, including 10 years at State Farm Insurance. During his time at State Farm, he held various positions, including Data Center Maintenance Supervisor where he was instrumental in developing the advanced systems for management of the most extensive data center in State Farm.

At Google, Adam is responsible for both operations and construction for the New York campus. Google’s New York office has grown from 310,000 sq/ft to more than 800,000 sq/ft during Adam’s five-year tenure. Nearly 200,000 sq/ft of that space being built out in 2011 during 7 different construction projects.

Adam earned a bachelor's degree in 1995 from Willamette University with a BS in Art. He also is a loving husband and father to a beautiful family and …he really loves bacon.

Brett Martin

Brett Martin
Co-Founder & CEO, Sonar

Brett Martin co-founded and ran @Sonar. Prior to Sonar, Brett helped found K2 Media Labs, a New York-based seed stage mobile incubator, and AppFund, K2’s investment arm. Before K2, he studied strategic resource allocation in early stage startups as a Fulbright Scholar in Milan. He also helped launch Vice Magazine's web presence, VBS.tv, and worked on Wall Street as an equity research associate. Some other things Brett is proud of include: teaching himself Ruby, going to Dartmouth, getting published by Harvard Business, founding a rock band, starting a non-profit, and sailing 6,000 miles in a 30ft ketch.  

Josh McLeod

Josh McLeod
Vice President, Global Corporate Accounts, Regus

Josh McLeod has been working extensively with the largest global users of the Regus portfolio as well as progressive workspace strategists over the past 5 years to deliver the most flexible and dynamic workspace solutions available today. As Vice President of Global Corporate Accounts, he manages a team that directly supports over 500 of the largest global companies based in North America. Josh began his career as a Marine Corps Intelligence Officer where he managed international intelligence support to operational units while deployed to Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Since joining the private sector, Josh has specialized in sales, operations and general management of business to business shared services. He has been with Regus Corporate Accounts for nearly 5 years and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of Regus’ “New Way of Working” solution set, comprised of advanced variable and fixed workspace products that are achieving significant yields with regards to flexibility, cost reduction and workforce productivity for Regus’ Corporate Accounts.

Alex Michel

Alex Michel
Director, The 5M Project

Alex Michel is the Director of The 5M Project and also works on Forest City’s emerging local and national projects. Prior, he was the Founding Director of The Hub, which created both Hub Berkeley and Hub SoMa. Before The Hub, Alex was the Director of Communications and Organizational Development at the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD). He has been on the founding team of several social ventures in the United States and abroad. He holds a business degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in psychology and philosophy from John F. Kennedy University. In his spare time, Alex has travelled, studied, and worked extensively in the developing world.

Peter Miscovich

Peter Miscovich
Strategy + Innovation , Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Peter develops innovative Business Strategies and Workplace Transformation solutions for the firm’s Global 100 clients within JLL’s $4 Billion Global Real Estate Advisory and Investment business.  He is considered by many, an industry expert in the field of Emerging Technologies and Workplace Innovation.

 In addition, Peter has been recognized as a global thought leader by Accenture, Brookings Institute, CERES, The Conference Board, CORENET Global, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Urban Age Institute, The Urban Land Institute and The Woodrow Wilson Center, to name but a few.   As well as serving on the Boards for the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the CERES Presidents Council , and serving as Chair and Trustee for The Garrison Institute – all leading organizations focused upon systemic transformation and social change.

Previously, a former Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Advisory practice – Peter earned his Executive Credentials from the MIT Sloan Business School and his Civil Engineering Degrees from the University of Arizona.

Board Member and Advisory Relationships include:
ACCENTURE: Global Technology Vision Board Member ~ BROOKINGS Institute: Metropolitan Policy ProgramAdvisor ~ CERES: President’s Advisory Board Member and Advisor ~ CISCO: Globalization Network Alliance Relationship Leader ~ CORENETGlobal: Workplace Innovation Thought Leader ~ IBM: Smarter Planet + Smarter Cities Alliance Advisor ~ Meeting of the Minds:  Urbanization + Sustainability Advisor ~ Regional Plan Association: Board Member and Strategy Advisor ~ The Garrison Institute: Board Chair and Board Member Trustee ~ The Woodrow Wilson Center: “Safe + Smart Cities” Program Advisor ~ The World Bank: Innovative Cities Program Advisor ~ Urban Age Institute: Thought Leader and Board Advisor ~ Urban Land Institute:  Infrastructure + Technology Committee Member ~ World Economic Forum: Transformational Energy Efficiency Advisor ~ WORKTECH: Workplace + Technology Board and Advisor to CEO

Ian Morely

Ian Morley
Co-founder, Serraview

Ian is one of the co-founders of Serraview and is one of Australia's leading experts in Workplace Management solutions. He has over ten years experience developing SaaS solutions, and has spent the last seven building Serraview. Ian is passionate about building intuitive workplace management solutions that bring people together, facilitate deep conversations which has enabled many of Australia's biggest workplaces to optimise the value of their property portfolio's.

Primo Orpilla

Primo Orpilla
Principle, Studio O+A

Primo Orpilla is the award-winning co-founder, with Verda Alexander, of Studio O+A, the San Francisco design firm responsible for ground-breaking workplace designs at Facebook, AOL, Microsoft, Yelp, Levi Strauss, and many other companies.  A leader in the field of “democratic design,” Orpilla’s expansive, open-plan environments—which  stress sustainability, accessibility and careful coordination of function and form—have become a signature look for some of the West Coast’s most forward-thinking tech innovators. Orpilla and Alexander established their firm in 1991 with an eye to bringing the agility, creativity and speed of execution then prevalent in the Bay Area’s entrepreneurial economy to the offices in which that economy was being hatched.  Studio O+A’s design for the new Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, received the International Interior Design Association’s 2010 Northern California Honor Award and was a finalist in Frame Magazine’s 2009 Great Indoors Awards in the “Concentrate and Collaborate” category.  The firm’s AOL West Coast Headquarters won the 2011 FX Design Award in London for Best Workspace Environment.  Early in 2011 Contract Magazine named Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander Designers of the Year, culminating months of recognition in the international design press.

Lee Penson

Lee Penson
CEO, Penson

Lee founded and continues to ring fence globally renowned Architecture, Interior Design & Structural Design studio "PENSON". In 2012 PENSON delivered Google’s Super HQ & Google’s Engineering HQ in London, whilst scooping-up Mixology Design Practice of the Year & Mixology Commercial Project of the Year awards. PENSON secured these awards again in 2013; an industry first! Lee is one of the world’s most respected visionaries in all things related to design, commerciality, health & life in the workplace, with an enviable worldwide clientele ranging from Rap stars through to global plc’s.

Adam Robarts

Adam Robarts
Director, Robarts Interiors & Architecture

Adam Robarts is the co-founder/ director of Robarts Interiors & Architecture, with over 90 staff and offices in Beijing and Shanghai. After receiving a distinction in Architecture at Cambridge, and his RIBA membership in 1989, Robarts worked and taught in Manchester before arriving in China in 1993, where he has lived and worked for the past 20 years. In 1995 he received the state level 'Friendship Award' - the highest honour that China gives to foreign experts, whilst teaching at Qinghua University. In 1997, he and his wife, Karyn, opened their studio “Robarts Interiors & Architecture” in Beijing. In 2007 he was inducted as an honorary member of the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame. Robarts’ built projects in China focus on workplace, healthcare and education. Over the past 16 years, Robarts has been actively involved in the design of over 400 completed workplace projects across greater China.

Philip Ross

Philip Ross
Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

Philip is an author, consultant and commentator specialising in the future of work. He predicts the way that new trends and forces such as emerging technology will shape how we work, live, learn and enjoy leisure.

He has written a number of books on the future of cities, work and workplace including The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office and Space to Work (all co-authored with Jeremy Myerson). He has also contributed to a number of other books including the Corporate Fool and the Responsible Workplace.

Julie Seitz

Julie Seitz
Director, Workplace 2020, Coca-Cola

In her 16 years at The Coca-Cola Company, Julie Seitz has honed an exceptional talent for successfully managing complex, large-scale businesses and projects. In her newest role as Director, Workplace 2020, Julie is leading a team to re-imagine and renovate the Coca-Cola Atlanta headquarters campus into a state-of-the-art workplace that reflects the vibrancy and integrity of the world’s best-loved brands. Julie has served the Company in leadership roles in foodservice, national sales, business planning, channel marketing, marketing operations, Olympics general management, customer service and supply chain. In her last position as Director, Supply Chain Management in Venturing and Emerging Brands, Julie led a group responsible for the commercialization of leading-edge, innovative products and packages. Her team sourced manufacturing and developed new supply chain capability for the Company’s acquired businesses. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Julie worked for IBM in systems engineering, sales and sales management in the Southeast, managing relationships with customers such as Delta Air Lines and across multiple industries.

Andrea L. Shook

Andrea L. Shook
Senior Consultant, Faithful+Gould

Andrea Shook, a Senior Consultant with Faithful+Gould, works with clients with global real estate portfolios, such as GlaxoSmithKline, to provide strategic planning guidance, project management, master planning advice and workplace solutions at locations in North, Central and South America and Africa. One of her specialties includes working with clients to define and manage a detailed change management program which focuses on preparing stakeholders for the physical, technological, and cultural transformation of their new workspace.

Diane Stegmeier

Diane Stegmeier
Founder & CEO of Stegmeier Consulting Group

Diane Stegmeier is Founder and CEO of Stegmeier Consulting Group, a globally-recognized leader in workplace change management.

Diane is best known for her extensive research on resistance to workplace change and her discovery of the 15 Critical InfluencesTM impacting behavior in the workplace. She is the author of Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments, which was ranked the #1 Workplace Strategy Book by Amazon readers. Stegmeier is the recipient International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Award of Excellence, Distinguished Author for a Book.

She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Telework Coalition, and the Industry Advisory Board for The Journal of eWorking, published by Merlien Institute in The Netherlands.

John Stepper

John Stepper
Deutsche Bank

John is changing how people work at Deutsche Bank using collaboration platforms, communities of practice, and public social media channels.

Prior to this, he worked on trading and risk technology at Deutsche, Morgan Stanley and NatWest Markets. He started his career at AT&T Bell Labs where he reengineered network control centers and co-authored "Successful Reengineering". He's been at Deutsche Bank since 1998.

John graduated from Columbia University with a BA and MS in Computer Science.

He writes about making work more effective and fulfilling at johnstepper.com and on Twitter as @johnstepper.

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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