WORKTECH16 Singapore - Explore the Future of Work and the Workplace






Conference: Tuesday 20th September 2016, 9am – 5pm
Holiday Inn Singapore, Orchard City Centre

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.

Co-working’s Second Wave: Finding the Model That’s Right for Your Organisation

Ben Gattie, CEO, The Working Capitol
Susan Lim, Head of Client Engagement, HASSELL

When co-working first emerged, it represented a shift toward the rise of startups and less structured employment. As the practice has grown, employers of all sizes have caught on: It’s now an avenue to attracting talent and inspiring innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration. This session will cover the rise of co-working, the different approaches available, and emergent new models.

The WELL Building Standard

Victoria Gilbert, Director, Delos Solutions

The WELL Building Standard is the first protocol of its kind to focus exclusively on human health in the built environment. Victoria will an introduction to the WELL Building Standard and look at its growth in Asia Pacific.

We Are Office Designers: Back to Basics with Our Own Space

John Sellery, Group Managing Director & Audrey Zaimeche, Associate – Workplace Strategy, M Moser Associates

Every day, we design offices and plan strategies for clients. This time we designed our workspace and we took our time! This is a story of one-year reflection, where the focus was on the listening and thinking process, not the result: leading a social and design experiment in our office lab.

Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

Tarun Gulrajani, Head of Human Resources - Asia & Pacific, Rehau Pte Ltd

How to increase employee retention and productivity - What are the challenges that HR leaders face in constructing a robust Employee Benefits program?

Workplace Evolved: Trends from Silicon Valley

Primo Orpilla, Co-Founder and Principal, Studio O+A

Workplace design is an alphabet of concepts from which individual spaces may be crafted. These ABC’s of space planning are adaptable into endless variations and permutations. Each typology is a character with unlimited dimensions, unlimited fonts, a starting point from which the designer begins the work of telling the client’s story.

Experience-Driven Environments

Caitlin Robinson, Creative Director, Experience Design, R/GA

Seamless integration between humans and the digital world has snuck up on us. While we were waiting for a dis/utopian future to match movies like The Matrix and Minority Report, digital, in myriad forms, have become an extension of self—changing behaviors, changing interactions, changing expectations in and between people and their environments. That being said, architecture and digital design have traditionally separated their play space—ignoring the fact that they share the same user with an evolved set of needs. A focus on connected cities, spaces, and workplaces draws a spotlight to this physical/digital gap, and we believe there are important lessons from digital and service-based practices that will aid in the creation of immersive physical spaces that match the sophisticated user expectations we see today.

Old Wine in a New Bottle? Why Innovation Must Start From Within

Associate Professor, Christopher Vas, Director, SCRIPT – Murdoch Singapore

Value co-creation has become a major challenge for companies as they move from product and firm-centricity to consumer-centricity. But where does such value co-creation take birth? How does the process of innovation manifest itself in the end-product or service? For a company to deliver value to its consumer, the company itself must exhibit certain characteristics of innovation. This presentation will discuss data collected from Singapore based enterprises to reveal the state of company-specific absorptive attributes.

Workplace Transformation – Shaping needs, behaviours and culture

Low Cheaw Hwei, Head of Design, ASEAN Pacific & Head of Design Consulting, Asia, Philips

Philips recently moved into its new regional headquarters – a two-year project that was not just about constructing a new office facility but one that involved the complete transformation of the company, business and corporate culture. Beyond architecture, infrastructure and technology, it was experience design that inspired and drove the transformation.

Shifting Landscapes

Rhian Windridge, Director Project Management APAC, Google Account at CBRE

How evolving tenant demands, the sharing economy and big data are changing the physical workplace & shape of our cities. What are the opportunities (and the barriers) to creating a new model for living and working in our ever expanding urban areas?

Developing and Defining the Brief

Steven Louie, Senior Lecturer, School of Design - Temasek Polytechnic
Marie, Tan Pin Xuan, Senior Student, Temasek Polytechnic
Woo Shu Fang, Senior Student, Temasek Polytechnic

Our students just completed a course which introduced social consciousness and user experience in design, in an effort to develop not just creative but thoughtful designers who can generate solutions that improve the lifestyle of people. During the semester of three months, the students were tasked to develop a Brief that required them to conduct research and analysis. However, they were also asked to challenge their assumptions by performing social / field experiments.

The App – Centric Workplace

Philip Ross, DFuturologist & CEO, Cordless Group & Unwork
Meng Chew Ching, Workplace Services Director, Asia Pacific, Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

New technology that enables new ways of working and user experience. Philip will look at a rage of cutting edge technologies with a particular focus on new apps, smart buildings and Real Time Real Estate. Followed by a fireside chat on what occupiers want with Meng Chew Ching.


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

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