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Day 1


Jeremy Myerson, Royal College of Art

Jeremy is a leading academic, author and activist in workplace design. He holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art and is developing The WORKTECH Academy with Unwired.

09:05hrs Co-Work and the Tech industry.
Where Next?

Juliette Morgan, Head of Property – Tech City UK

Juliette explores where tech firms want to locate? Clustering effects. What they need from offices?

09:05hrs - 10:15hrs

A closed forum for senior workplace professionals with a move / change initiative to debate and discuss pertinent issues relevant to their project

09:25hrs Cognicity

Eric Van der Kleij, CEO Level39

Eric will share the latest development of Level39’s Cognicity, an incredible smart city initiative and the role it will play in shaping the future development to the world.

09:45hrs Co-Work: Panel debate

Chaired by Pier Mucelli, CEO, eOffice
Eric Van der Kleij, CEO, Level39
Devin Vermeulen, Creative Director, WeWork
Juliette Morgan, Head of Property – Tech City UK
Martijn Roordink, Founderof Spaces

Pier will lead a debate exploring the new wave for Co-working.



10:15hrs Innovative Spaces

Kursty Groves,
Oliver Marlow

What are links between the physical design of working environments and creativity? How does the experience of space impact innovation? A sneak peak at new research commissioned by NESTA and to be published by FRAME sheds light on where next for work.

10:30 COFFEE

11:00hrs The ‘Playbox’: ANZ Bank

Ken Lynch, Headof Workplace, ANZ Bank and
Tessa Roulston, Workplace Change Manager, ANZ Bank

Through implementing flexible working ANZ has liberated people to move around the work environment. To meet the latest business challenges ANZ now needs its work environments to move around its people. This insight led ANZ Workplace to a new innovative approach to providing workplace environments called ‘Playbox’.

11:30hrs Aon in Leadenhall – A new way of working

Todd Budgen, Director UK Real Estate, Aon and
Lewis Love, Global Head of Corporate Real Estate, Aon

Aon wanted a dynamic, flexible and attractive environment for both clients and colleagues. The new space empowers agile working, drives collaboration and innovation, whilst maximising occupational efficiency and preserving future flexibility for change.

12:00hrs London’s Creative Media and Technology Future: New Research and Panel Debate

Chaired by Chris Kane
James Maddox, Head of Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Danny Meaney, Founder, New Media Partners
Mara Cummings, VP Global Real Estate, Discovery Networks

London’s technology and creative sector, one of the fastest-growing sectors within the economy are leading the way in creating some of the most innovative and creative workplaces. What does the TMT workplace of the future look like? New research identifies how operations are being adapted to accommodate greater convergence within the sector; and how property strategies are adjusting to a world in which entire industries can be disrupted at an increasing pace.


12:35hrs Walking Urbanism and the Workplace

Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, LendLease

City Life and everything you could need is within a 15 min walk of home. Work, gym, high street, theatre, park, favourite bar are all accessible. Stress levels reduced, cars redundant and lifestyles healthier. Kevin explores the likelihood of talent moving to more attractive urban environments such as Manchester, Berlin and Barcelona and how this affects new neighborhoods like Kings Cross and Stratford?

13:00hrs LUNCH

14:00hrs Reshaping Cities & Buildings

Sarah Campbell, Founder & Creative Director, SenseLab London

Award winning products enhance interaction between people, things and the environment. At SenseLab they believe the building itself is the interface to facilitate change, but only if designed to be engaging and rewarding for people.

14:00hrs - 14:55hrs

Wellness at Work

Despina Katsikakis, Chair
Dame Carol Black, OBE, Government Policy Adviser on Work & Health
Simon Carter, National Grid
Patrick McCrae, Artiq
Duncan Young, LendLease
El Cavanagh-Lomas, Human Resources Senior Director
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia

14:15hrs Circadian workplaces: Can curated working experiences help improve work wellness & productivity?

Rebecca Goldberg, Consulting, Arup
Francesco Anselmo, Senior Lighting Designer, Arup

14:35hrs Net.Work: Panel Debate

Tracy Wymer, Vice President Marketing, Knoll
Andrew O’Donnell, Real Estate Leader, Ernst & Young
and Chris Kane, BBC


14:55hrs Healthy Visions

Dame Carol Black OBE, Government Policy Adviser on Work & Health

Dame Carol who has led two independent reviews for government about health in the workplace will address how employers can support employees’ health. She argues that it is vitally important to promote health and well being at work and how if both employers and employees do their part, everyone will benefit.

15:15hrs Fundamental Human Needs

Mark Catchlove, Director Insight Group - EMEA, Herman Miller

We explore our fundamental human needs – purpose, belonging, achievement, autonomy, status, and security. We look at how these are defined? What is their priority? What are their implications for management methods, technology and tools, and places?

15:35hrs COFFEE

16:00hrs Research: How Productive is your Workplace?

Ian Adams, Head of Marketing Strategy Development, Facilities Management, MITIE

Organisational best practice is to build business strategies based upon market conditions, new innovations and customer needs, rarely around the needs of the workforce. With the increasing empowerment of people as individuals, this is set to change.

16:20hrs Case Study: National Grid

Simon Carter, Head of Property, National Grid
Nicola Gillen, Director, AECOM

Simon examines National Grid’s powerful story of change management and how the physical environment can have a substantial impact on the productivity of staff; achieving the Holy Grail of a measurable connection between workplace and productivity

16:40hrs Designing With Our Ears

Julian Treasure, Chairman, Sound Agency

Noise is now the number one problem in modern offices, blighting productivity, wellbeing and morale. International sound expert and five time TED.com speaker Julian Treasure argues that we need to start designing with our ears as well as our eyes in order to create work environments that are fit for purpose.

17:10hrs The Slow Revolution

Carl Honoré, Author of internationally best-selling book, In Praise of Slowness

How can we thrive in a fast world? By slowing down. Putting on the brakes can help us lead richer, more productive lives


18:00hrs VIP DINNER


There are a variety of different sponsorship and participation packages available to meet your communication objectives. Please contact Caroline Bell for more information by emailing caroline.bell@unwired.eu.com or calling +44 (0) 20 8977 8920
See more at: www.unwired.eu.com/WORKTECH15/london/event-sponsors

We will bring together some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss and divulge the latest thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace. Over 200 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, technology, and executive management, architecture, design and other professional advisors will attend to hear the very best from thought leaders and share best practice and expertise. We believe that work is shaped by the intersection between HR/people, technology and space/property. Only by colliding ideas between these three groups will innovation emerge – this is the vision behind WORKTECH – a forum that brings together these key areas. It is for this reason that we place our event in innovative and contemporary settings; like Level39, One Canada Square.


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