New World of Work Conference 
Monday 2nd March 2015, Macquarie, 50 Martin Place, Sydney
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Microsoft: Envisioning the Future

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 number of new, collaborative workstyles that bring people together in ways that enhance innovation and creativity.

Microsoft envisioning

People Analytics: Quantifying Collaboration and Engagement in Modern Workspaces

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.

The Sweet Spot of Change

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.

David Firth books

It's All About the Vibe

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.


Jelly Bean Working

Philip Ross, 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.


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