Harald Becker, Sr. Design Strategist, Microsoft Envisioning
Harald joins us from Seattle to outline Microsoft’s latest thinking on the new ways of working together that will foster creative collaboration and advance innovation. As organisations and teams become more diverse, distributed and global, and projects faster paced and more fluid, people need better ways of working together across distances and time. The Office Envisioning Team is currently prototyping a number of new, collaborative workstyles that bring people together in ways that enhance innovation and creativity.
Philip Ross, Futurist & CEO, UNGROUP
Philip will explore the new concept of Jelly Bean working where emerging technology will change the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and manage distributed work and workers. The Jelly Bean will begin to appear on the software we use and allow a paradigm shift in how we connect with colleagues and clients. With a focus on future collaboration technologies, Philip will also look at the spaces we need to create for teams in the future from Agile Scrum to pitches and war rooms.
Tony Armstrong, Associate Director, CBRE
The ideas, trends, and behaviours that will shape work and workplace in 2030 are already perceptible today. Some are clearly evident whilst others are emerging quietly around us. CBRE has conducted a global study involving workplace experts, business leaders and young professionals to gauge how these factors will impact business, evolve work practices and continue to revolutionise how, when, and where work happens.
Kelly Robinson, Expert in Future of Workplace Design
Tech companies are engaging in fierce competition for top engineering talent, which makes the office environment a key player in building and maintaining a world class organization. Kelly sheds light on the vital components for creating, sustaining, and managing a remarkable office vibe that will attract and retain the world's most remarkable people.
Kylie Bishop, Executive General Manager – People & Culture, Medibank
Medibank’s Melbourne employees recently relocated into purpose-built premises at 720 Bourke Street – Medibank Place. The new environment is designed with health at its core and supports Medibank’s move to an activity based working model. It is expected to deliver greater collaboration, productivity and health and wellbeing for its employees.
Professor David Dunstan, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Sitting has been engineered into our lives across many settings, particularly the workplace. There is new evidence that too much sitting is adversely associated with health outcomes, including type 2 diabetes, some cancers and early death. This presentation will provide an overview of recent evidence from observational and laboratory research.
Jeremy Doyle, Vice President of Product and Partnership, Sociometric Solutions
Communication among teams is among the most crucial aspects of business. Until now there hasn't been an objective, scalable way to capture that information. Using social and sensing technology we are quantifying interactions in the real and virtual world and how these patterns impact happiness, individual performance, and organizational success.
Dermot Egan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, TILT
Co-Creation – the new paradigm for aligning workplace with business objectives in an industry that aspires to create places and spaces that encourage innovation and creative thinking, why do we continually find ourselves bound by a linear process akin to a production line? What would it take to break-free from this process, and if we could what would the result be? This presentation points to the value of true ‘Co-creation’ in creating places for people to do their best work. We compare the downfalls of the traditional ‘linear’ process and highlight benefits in bringing together all key stakeholders and service providers at the outset of a project to optimise the outcome and achieve employee engagement objectives.
Frank Rexach, Vice President and General Manager, Haworth Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa
Connecting Vertical Communities – the power of the 'club lounge’ With technology enabling our cities as places of 'distributed working', we move with ease from building to building, café to airport. How do we create and retain ‘community’ within these rising concrete jungles? The idea of the vertical community is not a new one, but it is one that now increasingly we must seed and grow between developers, designers, and end users alike. When the formula is right, vertical communities can help organisations variabilise cost, encourage collaboration within and between member organisations, better activate the urban ground plane, and provide a curated and catered space that can be organically adapted to any ‘member’ needs.
Caroline McLaren, Co-Founder and Principal, Coactiv8
Liberated Work is enabling happier and productive teams by providing a distributed, flexible and collaborative work environment. Caroline will share some insights about how people are embracing Liberated Work from the Hub Australia Impact study and Smart Work Week.
David Firth, Author, Organisational Development & Change Management Expert
Many organizations still struggle to engage their people around change. David’s focus is in how – or, more precisely, where – corporate cultures change. In this session he will demonstrate that by shifting ‘the nature and quality of the conversation’ amongst your stakeholders, you can deploy a more effective change management process. David will also share insights from his latest work in releasing whole new levels of engagement at work.