WORKTECH15 Toronto - Explore the Future of Work and the Workplace
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McCarthy Tetrault






Brookfield - Global Integrated Solutions









Work Design Magazine







Conference: Tuesday 8th December 2015
McCarthy Tétrault , Toronto, Canada

The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people and technology perspective. It will allow an understanding of the key drivers of change and enablers of innovation that will shape how, where and when work takes place. Our global speakers will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.

Sessions include:

The Future of Productivity

David Jones, Executive Producer, Microsoft

What will we do? Where will we do it? How will we do it? Come learn about how Microsoft sees the world of work changing, and explore our vision for how emerging technologies will enable us to work together in new and better ways 5-10 years in the future.

Is Your Newly Configured Space Really More Collaborative?

Peter Smit, Founder, Collabogence Inc.

In the face of more remote work, distributed teams and pressure to improve real estate utilization, we are challenged to improve collaboration and boost productivity. This presentation will show how analytics can be applied to activity log data from the tools we use everyday, to measure collaborative performance... to the point of being able to measure whether or not your people are more collaborative in the new space.

Jelly Bean Working

Philip Ross, Author, 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.

The Value of Implementing an Occupancy Tool at BMO

Ian Morley, Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist, Serraview
Nada Farah, Sr. Manager, Workplace Strategy, Bank of Montreal

Nada Farah and Ian Morley discuss the strategic workplace challenges BMO was facing and demonstrate how technology helped to both overcome them and transformed the way they supported their business.

Transformative Analytics: Leveraging real time data to transform the way you lead and manage real estate

Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions at Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (GIS)

Leverage real time data to transform the way you lead and manage your real estate business. Reinforce and evolve the way you approach key real estate leadership topics such as: Productivity: KPIs, Measurements and Performance of Space, Change Leadership and Relationship Management to optimize your overall real estate performance and take your real estate leadership to the next level.

Workplace transformation required to foster growth and opportunity

Sheila Botting, Partner & Canadian Real Estate Leader, Deloitte

Digital disruption is changing how and where people work, in term wreaking havoc within the workplace and corporate real estate departments. Sheila Botting, Canadian Real Estate Leader and Global Real Estate Financial Services Leader, will discuss the interconnection between real estate, talent and technology in optimizing workplace transformation to deliver outstanding results including productivity gains and cost reduction. Deloitte is transforming over 1 million sf in Canada, and more around the world, and hence she can speak to “real world” experiences.


Bill Dowzer, Principal, BVN

Bill will present an international perspective of tenant led workplace transformations. This includes recent projects in Canada and Australia that centre around new corporate communities. He will focus on the emerging user requirements in corporate realestate and the growth of on demand space that tailors to requirements challenging existing leasing models.

Goodbye Tradition
McCarthy Tetrault leads legal industry innovation

Tracie Crook, Chief Operating Officer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

There is a drive for innovation at McCarthy Tétrault that never stops. Today, economic realities, client demands and the need for a more democratic environment are driving evolving workplace strategies for law firm space requirements. Learn from McCarthy’s transformative leader how the firm developed a workplace strategy in support of its business objectives which shifted the firm away from a traditional hierarchical office space approach and profoundly altered the way the firm thought about using commercial real estate in creating a workplace environment that drives collaboration, innovation, client service and market leadership. COO Tracie Crook will address how the firm’s ability to adapt, innovate and change is leading in the legal sector as well as effective management of the relative cultural evolution and impact on employee engagement to complement the way legal teams operate in the revolutionary and innovative workplace environment ultimately benefiting the firm’s clients.

WORKTECH15 West Coast venue - Gerard Taylor

Gerard Taylor addresses the audience at last years West Coast event in San Fransisco


Our market-leading WORKTECH conferences are “unmissable” events for senior corporate workplace professionals.

  • Over 3000 people attend WORKTECH each year and primary consists of Heads of CRE, Heads of FM and Chief Executives
  • The events cater to the educational needs of the top Global 1000 companies, relating to their global corporate real estate portfolios
  • The attendees want to learn about how they can help drive efficiencies in their workplaces and drive the productivity of their workforces
  • WORKTECH provides a vehicle to build your business relationships with these decision makers, develop senior contacts and enhance your credibility with key prospects by alignment with the event

Please contact Isabel Dewhurst-Marks for more information on commercial partnerships by emailing

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