WORKTECH16 Sydney - Explore the Future of Work and the Workplace




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Conference: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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:

Work in the Age of Stagnation

Satyajit Das, Consultant, Author and Academic

The world has entered the ‘New Mediocre’ – a period of low growth, stagnant living standards and unprecedented uncertainty. How will lower levels of economic activity, the changing forces of globalisation, new disruptive technologies and the accompanying social volatility affect the nature of work?

The Rise of Generation Slashie:
Why portfolio careers will dominate the future of work

Sarah Liu, Head of Relationships, Gemini3 Pty Ltd

Generation Slashie is a rising phenomenon and workforce trend where individuals juggle multiple careers at the same time out of choice, not necessity. Sarah Liu will explore in this session how Corporate Australia can and should embrace this new way of work so they can attract, retain and maximize this generation of top talent with multiple skillsets, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and the determination to succeed.

BrainWise Leadership: Minding a 21st Century Workforce

Dr Connie Henson, Managing Director, Learning Quest

Inspiring and sustaining high performance in the complex, ambiguous and unpredictable environment that characterise today’s marketplace requires a different mind-set and leadership approach. Neuroscience illuminates methods for leaders to fully use and magnify their own capacity and better leverage the strengths and experience of an agile and diverse 21st century workforce.

Interactions by Design

Agustin Chevez, PhD Senior Researcher, Adjunct Research Fellow Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University
Cai Kjaer, Partner & Co-Founder, Optimice

Collaboration is critical for organisational performance but it is often addressed mainly through technology enablement at the expense of space considerations. Our research highlights the importance of the physical space and identify design considerations to enhance collaboration.

Future Ways of Working at Telstra

Nicole Birbas, GM, Future Ways of Working, Telstra

This presentation is an overview of Telstra’s approach to Activity Based Working as part of the FWOW program; providing insights into how Telstra applied an evidence-based approach in considering worker needs and creating a new approach to workplace. It will outline the foundational guiding principles, change framework and approach to technology.

“Which Two Heads Are Better Than One?” How diverse teams can create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions.

Juliette Bourke, Partner, Human Capital, Deloitte Australia

In a world of greater automation (e.g. though Artificial Intelligence) and information overload, there will be a stronger emphasis on the creation of meaning and insight. In a world of greater complexity and uncertainty, value will be generated by spotting and navigating indeterminate risks. But how is that to be done? People have appropriately latched onto “Diversity of thinking” as the answer, but it is still a catchphrase. We don’t know how to make it real. Juliet Bourke will discuss insights from her new book.

The Symbiosis of Smart Buildings and Smart Workplaces

Bruce Duyshart, Building Technology Strategist, Meld Strategies

Increasingly the workplace of the future is being influenced by the evolution of Smart Building Design. This presentation briefly explores how smarter tenants are using technology to not only create spatially and environmentally efficient workplaces, but also how they can improve their understanding and relationship with the building they occupy.

Future of the TMT Workplace

James Maddock, Head of Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield

The technology and creative sector are leading the way in creating some of the most innovative and creative workplaces. What does the TMT workplace of the future look like? New research identifies how operations are being adapted to accommodate greater convergence within the sector; and how property strategies are adjusting to a world in which entire industries can be disrupted at an increasing pace.


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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