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Ian Adams

Ian Adams
Mitie

 

Francesco Anselmo

Francesco Anselmo,
Senior Lighting Designer, Arup

 

Jose-Carlos-Arnal

Jose Carlos Arnal
 

 

Rob Bullough

Roger Binks
Intu

 

Todd Budgen

Todd Budgen
Head of Thinking Buildings, Cordless Consultants

 

Rob Bullough

Rob Bullough
Head of Group Real Estate, UBS

 

Professor Dame Carol Black

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci
Government Policy Adviser on Work & Health

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health England and to Public Health England, and Chairman of the Nuffield Trust for health policy. She is also a member of the Welsh Government’s Bevan Commission on health in Wales, Chair of the RSSB’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Group, and a member of PwC’s Health Industries Oversight Board.

In November 2011 when National Director for Health and Work she completed as Co-Chair an independent review for the UK Government of sickness absence in Britain. The recommendations of this report are now being put in place, with for example a national Fit for Work Service.

Professor Black is a past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma. She is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, of the Work Foundation and of Uppingham School.

In November 2013 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK in the BBC Woman’s Hour list.

Mark Catchlove

Sarah Campbell
Creative Director, SenseLab

 

Mark Catchlove

Mark Catchlove
Director Insight Group, EMEA

Mark is responsible for sharing Herman Miller’s Insights into the latest thinking in workplace design and related issues. The subjects covered include, The Psychology of Collaboration, Social Capital, The Science of Happiness, Creativity in the Workplace and Agile Working. Mark is often invited to speak at leading workplace conferences. He has delivered more than 400 seminars around the EMEA region, including France, Holland, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, as well as all across the UK.

Mark has also delivered in-house seminars for a variety of organisations - these include: AON, Quintiles, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Shell, Goldman Sachs, Aon, W L Gore, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, BBC, AIG, Shell, and the Ministry of Defence, MacMillan Cancer Support, Roslin Institute and Bank Muscat.

Mark has been employed in the office interiors industry for over 30 years, working with many leading public and private organisations.

El Cavanagh-Lomas

El Cavanagh-Lomas
Human Resources Senior Director
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia

El Cavanagh-Lomas is Snr Director of HR for Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia. El is responsible for both the operational aspects of the Human Resources function for the region and driving the development of the organization, ensuring the attraction and development of the best talent in industry.

El joined Cisco in April 2010 as part of an acquisition of Starent Networks and early in 2011 El became the EMEAR lead for Employee Relations. El directed the ER strategy for EMEAR to enable the delivery of ER services to 12000+ employees across 60+countries.

In Oct 2012, El took over as HR lead for the Emerging Markets region. El directed the HR strategy for the Sales organization within the Emerging Theatre to lead relevant HR interventions to enable achievement of the business objectives across 84 countries clustered in 3 super regions (Russia/CIS, Middle East & Africa). El’s driving force in this role enabled the implementation of an HR strategy that encouraged all leaders, managers & local employees within Emerging to build and nurture community, regardless of function.

In 2014 El took on the additional responsibility of HR for the Sales organization, leading EMEAR Sales through indirect relationships to drive common goals and experience for pan-EMEAR Sales Employees.

Prior to joining Cisco and Starent, El spent 8 years with Aspect Software, a US$ 600+ million global software communications company with 2,000+ employees which focused on enterprise software for the Contact Centre industry.

FCIPD qualified, and with a BSc. Honors in Law & German, El is an Employment law expert for the EMEAR Region and has a passion for the development of HR professionals. El is also a qualified Business and Performance Coach and an NLP Practitioner.

El lives with her husband in Rugby in the Midlands and is a seasoned shopper with a passion for handbags… 300+ at the last count!

Dave Coplin

Dave Coplin
Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft UK

Twitter @dcoplin

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, www.theenvisioners.com.

Mara Cummings

Mara Cummings
Discovery Communications

 

Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis
Managing Director, UBS

Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Intelligent Building Design & Operation, is a Chartered Engineer & Fellow member of the IET. Ashley has held senior IT management roles at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Paribas Capital Markets & Morgan Stanley & led a boutique consultancy focusing on mission critical environments. Ashley joined UBS in 2012 and has responsibility for the IT infrastructure and strategy spanning UBS’ Data Centre's, and was responsible for the Technology design for the new London HQ at 5 Broadgate. Ashley has been intimately involved in Mission Critical Design programs spanning Data Centers and Corporate HQ buildings, and has operated in the US, Asia, & Europe.

Rebecca Goldberg

Rebecca Goldberg
ARUP

 

Stacey Goldsmith

Stacey Goldsmith
Snr Manager, Enterprise Solutions Office – Workforce Experience, Cisco

Stacey leads Workforce Experience as part of Cisco’s Enterprise Solutions Office. For over 20 years, Stacey has consulted in areas such as collaboration, datacenter and infrastructure solutions and has helped organizations unlock business value from end user workspace technologies. His background also includes working for pre-IPO cloud startup companies.

Jose-Carlos-Arnal

Kursty Groves
 

 

Josef Hargrave

Josef Hargrave
ARUP

 

Andy Hayden

Andy Hayden
Senior Consultant, Smart and iBuilding Technology, Cordless Group

 

Michael A Hook

Michael A Hook
Executive Director, Line Management Group Holdings Ltd

Mike graduated with an honours degree in Geology in 1987 and subsequently attained a postgraduate diploma in Business Management at Kingston Business School. Mike has over 25 year’s experience in enterprise infrastructure solutions gained in Europe, Asia and the US.

A board director of LMG, Mike is focused on the development of intelligent building solutions for the Corporate Real Estate and ICT markets which allow organisations to maximise the efficient utilisation of their workspace, assets and resources by using data harvested from intelligent building sub-systems and sensor networks. This intelligence enables organisations to realise significant, reductions in Total Cost of Occupancy and provide best in class working environments that ultimately improve business productivity.

Carl Honore

Carl Honoré
Writer and broadcaster

Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker.

The Wall Street Journal hailed him as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness.” CBC Sunday Edition called him “inarguably, the world’s leading evangelist for the Slow Movement.” The Huffington Post described him as “the unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.”

After working with street children in Brazil, Carl covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time, National Post and other publications.

His first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.”

His second book, Under Pressure, explores the good, the bad and the ugly of modern childrearing - and offers a blueprint for change. It was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.”

Carl’s latest book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.

Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries, including Britain. In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina’s version of Big Brother and a TV commercial for the Motorola tablet. Under Pressure was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Award, the top prize for non-fiction in Canada.

Carl made a series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped frazzled, over-scheduled Britons slow down. In 2015, the ABC broadcast Frantic Family Rescue, a TV show in which Carl does the same for over-busy Australians. His TED talk on slowness has been viewed 1.5 million times.

On top of writing, broadcasting and researching the benefits of deceleration, Carl rushes (slowly, of course) around the world to deliver speeches and workshops.

He lives in London with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he plays slow sports like squash and ball hockey.

Andrew-Hudson-Smith

Andrew Hudson-Smith
UCL

Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith is Director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at The Bartlett, University College London. Andy is a Professor of Digital Urban Systems and Editor-in-Chief of Future Internet Journal, he is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Greater London Authority Smart London Board and Course Founder of the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at University College London, MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics and the MRes in Smart Cities. He is also a member of the advisory board to the the Parliamentary Working Party on Smart Cities.

Chris Kane

Chris Kane
 

 

Despina Katsikakis

Despina Katsikakis
 

Despina Katsikakis is a globally renowned expert on the impact of the built environment on business performance. A former Chairman of international consultancy DEGW and recently with Barclays Corporate Real Estate, Despina has 30 years’ experience working with international organisations at board level, guiding them on how to use their workplace to affect behaviour and culture and how to align policies and processes to support innovation and organisational transformation.

With former clients including Accenture, BBC, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, BP, GlaxoSmithKline and Google, among others, she has developed ground-breaking initiatives from global real estate strategies and policies, buildings and workplace transformation, through to processes and tools for real estate management.

Despina is passionate that our built environment should be developed with clear purpose and focus on both the end user experience and the business , social and environmental impact.

Eric Van der Kleij

Eric Van der Kleij
Level39

Eric Van der Kleij is a technology entrepreneur, Managing Director of ENTIQ and the Head of Level39, Europe’s largest accelerator space for Fintech and Retail-Tech companies. Level39 occupies the entire 39th floor of 1 Canada Square, in London’s Canary Wharf.

Eric was formerly the Chief Executive of the UK’s Tech City Investment Organisation - www.techcityuk.com.. Eric was appointed to the role in February 2011 to boost investment, entrepreneurship and skills in the "Silicon Roundabout" area of East London. He continues to take a strong interest in Tech City and serves on the TCIO Advisory Board.

Previously in 2009, Eric was made Chief Adviser to the UK Trade & Investment’s Directorate for Investment, which is the UK's principal Inward Investment and Trade organisation. The UKTI’s Directorate for Investment is a truly international organisation, with over 150 offices and embassies in over 92 countries. Before taking on this role, Eric helped establish the UK Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme - www.entrepreneurs.gov.uk

Before his work with the UK government, Eric was a pioneering technology entrepreneur. Eric founded his own Fintech company, Adeptra, in 1996. Adeptra developed the automation of credit card fraud alerting and collections. Not only did Eric create Adeptra, but he also raised seed, angel and venture capital of $40M, and expanded the business to the US. Adeptra was sold in August 2012 to NYSE listed FICO.

Despina Katsikakis

Lewis E. Love, Jr.
Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Corporate Real Estate
CEO of Aon Specialist Services, Pvt. Ltd., Aon Corporation

Lewis Love joined Aon in September 2008 as Global Chief Procurement Officer of Aon Corporation and runs the Global Spend Management Team (GSM).

Also Lewis is responsible for Aon’s Global Corporate Real Estate portfolio.

Lewis reports to Christa Davies, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and supports each business and the Aon Corporate Center to optimize their third party spend and in turn the services our clients and colleagues use are more cost-effective.

Lewis and the GSM team have been instrumental in reducing Aon’s expenses and renegotiating large vendor contracts to more favorable terms, as well as supporting a number of revenue generating initiatives.

In addition to his duties as Global Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Corporate Real Estate, Lewis is the CEO of Aon’s back office operations in Bangalore which support the Aon Benfield, Aon Hewitt and ARS business units.

Lewis joined Aon from the Bank of Ireland, where he was the Group Treasurer and Head of Asset and Liability Management. Prior to joining the Bank of Ireland, Lewis was the Senior Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Offshoring and Productivity Leadership for Washington Mutual Bank, and before that held a number of business and General Counsel roles at Westpac Banking Corporation including Head of Ventures & Alliances, General Counsel Americas & Europe and General Counsel Group Treasury and Portfolio Management.

Lewis holds a BA degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a JD degree from New York Law School.

Despina Katsikakis

Ken Lynch
Head of Workplace, ANZ Bank

Ken has 20 years international experience across the Technology, Energy and Banking sectors. Based in Melbourne Australia Ken is Head of Workplace for ANZ Bank responsible for the working environment of ~55,000 employees in commercial buildings across 32 countries.

Nikil Saval

Oliver Marlow
 

 

James Maddock

Patrick McCrae
Artiq

Patrick McCrae is the son of an artist and his subsequent insights into and interest in the art world led both to a passion for educating the world on the beneficial effects of art and to a strong commitment to ensuring artists get a fair deal.

Patrick regularly speaks on and writes about the benefits of art in the built environment, with articles published to date in, amongst others, Occupiers Journal and FM Journal and speeches given at the IoD, Foster & Partners, TTSP & Gensler and Cambridge University.

Determined to prove the nature of the benefits of art in the working environment, Patrick has undertaken serious research into an area many still think is simply a matter of subjective pleasure, in order to show how art can help with an organisation’s key values and messaging; with HR issues of inclusivity and representation and with the mission of business owners to employ happier and more productive staff.

Chris Kane

Danny Meaney
 

 

Juliette Morgan

Juliette Morgan
Partner, Global Tech Group / Head of Futures Group Cushman & Wakefield

Juliette Morgan is a property technology specialist with 15 years’ experience advising investors, developers, governments, occupiers and owners around real estate strategy for developing tech companies and clusters.

She has worked internationally and deployed co-working spaces, pop-up investment suites, sensored social spaces, was a founder member of London’s tech city team for the UK government and co-developed Europe’s first prop-tech accelerator – PiLabs.

She sits on advisory boards for early stage prop-tech companies, and smart cities initiatives for developers and government.

Juliette lives in London’s vibrant East End with her husband, five year old son and delinquent dog.

Martijn Roordink

Pier Mucelli
E Office

 

Joe O’Connor

Joe O’Connor,
Vice President of Advisory Services, Rifiniti

 

Peter Reigo

Peter Reigo
CEO and Flowmaker at Flowscape

Peter has a PhD in mechatronics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He had different management positions at Ericsson when he decided to launch Flowscape in 2011. The aim was to help companies reduce office friction and time wasting and thereby enhance collaboration and utilisation of the office space.

Philip Ross

Philip Ross
Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

Twitter @Pjnross

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.

Martijn Roordink

Martijn Roordink
Co Founder and Managing Director, SPACES

Martijn founded Spaces in 2006, together with Rattan Chadha (former CEO Mexx, now CEO CitizenM hotels) and Frederique Keuning (Creative Director). Spaces was built upon the idea that the work environment should be more personal, creative and stimulating. They wanted to built a community of likeminded others; a community of entrepreneurs, SME’s, intrapreneurs and global workers.

In his previous endeavours, Martijn worked as Commercial and Franchise Director at Regus and as an International Tax Advisor at EY. His still owns his other venture, Effic, an intermediate for consolidated real estate services which he founded in 2004.

With Martijn’s experience and expertise in the field of Real Estate and Services, his main focus is on the further growth of Spaces. With 5 locations in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam) and the international expansion to London, New York City, Sydney, Melbourne; Spaces is expanding rapidly. The community is growing and will soon welcome its 5000th member. Spaces was acquired by the Regus Group in 2014.

In 2016 Spaces will open more locations internationally with the focus on European and the US market.

Nikil Saval

Nikil Saval
Author Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

 

Richard Smith

Richard Smith
Workplace Manager, Central Europe & Israel, Cisco

Richard is Workplace Manager for Central Europe and Israel with Cisco. Cisco’s current portfolio is located in 94 countries across almost 500 locations with a total size of over 22 million sqft. Richard has responsibility for Client Engagements at a strategic level, Portfolio Planning and Capital Investment with a current focus on Cisco Innovation Centres in EMEAR. Prior to joining Cisco in 2012, Richard has worked for Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel and CBRE. Richard has been a member of CoreNet since 2012 and gained his MCR accreditation in 2015.

Chris Southern

Chris Southern,
Enterprise Sales Consultant, Steljes Limited

Chris joined Steljes over 4 years ago as Business Development Manager for the corporate sector. He then moved to become a Product Pioneer for SMART and currently holds the position of Enterprise Sales Consultant. Chris’s works with enterprise organisations to understand their drivers for meeting and workspace productivity and is an expert in the technology solutions that can improve the way we work.

Prior to joining Steljes, Chris worked within the AV/IT channel amongst Blue chip companies such as Scottish Power, before moving into manufacturer AWIA/Sony dealing at board level with some of the most successful company’s in the UK.

James Thackrah

James Thackrah,
Workplace Efficiency Lead

James Thackrah is the Solution Lead for Workplace Efficiency at Schneider Electric. James's role is concerned with identifying efficiencies in the design and operation of workplaces in both the private and public sectors. Client's benefit from these technology-led interactions of critical engineering services; corporate real-estate; and talent productivity. Previously James was the director of green buildings and was key in the delivery of Schneider Electric’s global green buildings strategy to their UK clients. His background includes more than fifteen years experience with Operational Technologies in the built environment.

Julian Treasure

Julian Treasure
Chairman, The Sound Agency

Julian Treasure is founder and chairman of The Sound Agency, a UK-based audio branding consultancy that asks and answers the question: “How does your brand sound?”. For over 10 years The Sound Agency has been proving that good sound is good business for clients such as Harrods, Nokia, BP and many major shopping malls across Europe. His book Sound Business is the seminal work on creating intentional, effective business sound. He has been widely featured as a sound and communication expert in the world’s radio, print and web media, including TIME Magazine, The Economist and The Times.

Julian is also a sought-after and top-rated international speaker. Collectively his five TED.com talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed an estimated eighteen million times. His latest talk, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the rare group that has achieved over five million views on TED.com alone, putting it in the top 50 TED talks of all time.

Chris Kane

Devin Vermeulen
Creative Director, WeWork

 

Xavier Walkerh

Xavier Walker
 

 

Duncan Young

Duncan Young
Head Of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, Lendlease

Duncan has a strong background in workplace design and delivery developed over his 20 year career working with Lend Lease in Australia, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Duncan is passionate about health and wellbeing and is a knowledge expert in this emerging sector. He understands the complexity of multi interventional health and wellbeing programs and how ‘places’ can anchor successful programs. He has worked with a range of clients, both locally and internationally to unlock the opportunities of wellbeing as a driver of high performance. Duncan believes that people are the key to the success of any company and that healthy and engaged workforce create healthy and successful businesses. His current roles is the Head of Health & Wellbeing for Lend Lease Workplaces.

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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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