Conference: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Eaton House, Champion Tower, Central, Hong Kong

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:

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Undergoing Our Digital Employee Experience Transformation

Tony Reynolds, General Manager Employee Experience, Cathay Pacific
Robb Simpson, CEO & Founder, Kindred

For the past three years, Tony Reynolds has spearheaded a transformation of Cathay Pacific’s HR strategy, charged with creating and embedding a signature employee experience for all of Cathay’s employees.

The process has been a stunning success. Within 18 months Tony’s team had moved the conversation from employee experience being ‘nebulous and vague’ to being one of adding real organisational value, cementing its role at the heart of the HR agenda.

However, the journey has not been without its challenges. Join Tony and Kindred CEO Robb Simpson as they draw upon their experience to uncover the key lessons they have learnt and what they would do differently

The Digital Workplace – Leveraging Design to Support Business Transformation

Caroline Burns, Founder & Managing Director, Workplace Revolution
Phil Bray, Regional Citi Works Lead APAC & EMEA, Citi

What is the digital workplace, and what role will the physical environment have in an increasingly virtual world? What workplace behaviours and activities will be critical to organisational survival and success? We will explore the intersection of physical space, systems, social norms, and strategies within organisations, going beyond superficial design “bling” to the ways in which space meaningfully impacts digital transformation initiatives.

Growth of flexible workspace: the impact on the market

Sean Lynch, Managing Director APAC, The Instant Group

With the growth of co-working and flexible office space, occupiers are questioning the conventional Real Estate model. Instant, the global flexible workspace specialist, examines the seismic market forces shifting the way workplace is being planned, delivered, consumed and managed. The disruption that has been forecast finally seems to be happening, and fast. Instant uses its exclusive, proprietary data to show what is driving this demand.

A New Era of Design Work

James Law, Chairman, CEO, James Law Cybertecture

James Law, creator of the Cybertecture philosophy will share his view and experience on how traditional roles for designers are changing. Architects and Interior Designers now hybrid multimedia and technology experts to become a new generation of designers making new forms of Cybertecture. A trend we are seeing impact multiple industries and roles with the evolving world of work.

Workplace Strategy for the public sector; The “Administrative Campus” Project in Barcelona, Spain

Guzmán de Yarza Blache, Head of Workplace Strategy & Design, Spain, JLL
Academic Director and Professor, Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, IE University, Madrid-London

Despite the recent and progressive changes that have taken place in many of the private sector´s workplaces across the world, the public sector is still lacking, in many cases, of such vision and approach. The talk will explain the workplace analysis that was undertook across the Catalan Government offices in Barcelona, Spain, and the later strategy that has been developed for a new office building that will host 2.800+ of its employees in Barcelona.

Flexible Innovation for Enterprise Value

Jonathan Wright, Head of Flexible Workspace Services, Asia Pacific, Colliers International

Whilst the pure growth of flexible workspace is well documented, it’s impact as both a cause and effect in enterprise transformation and occupancy needs is just emerging. Jonathan will present on non-traditional leasing models including Colliers’ developed Flex & Core approach which leverages flexible workspace to deliver cost savings and innovative workplaces, with anecdotal examples of how this all fits together.

Intermix: A New Concept for the Smart Precinct of the Future

Jeremy Myerson, Director, The WORKTECH Academy & Research Professor, Royal College of Art

How can the Smart Precinct of the future combine new technologies with physical experiences to create intelligent, integrated places to work and live? A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac, co-produced with WORKTECH Academy, presents some models and principles for the next generation of 'digital districts'

The Joy of Work

Stephen Pill, Digital Strategy Director, FITCH Design

Today’s workers are more productive than at any other point in modern history. However, while the world outside the office continues to evolve to accommodate the connected individual, workspaces have been slow to adapt. In this session, FITCH applies retail experience design principles to imagine a future of work that places people at the core.

Interactive Session - The Building Principle of Well Being

Faye Hugo, Wellness Leader, inBeing
Victoria Gilbert, Director, inbeing

Many of us encounter wellness in many aspects – building, workplace, fitness, health, retreats, food, etc. Where should we start and where do we go from there? This fun, interactive session will take participants to the very founding principle of wellness before it spiralled to everything it is today.

Transforming South China Morning Post

Alex Ho, General Manager, Recruitment, Circulation and Syndication Business, South China Morning Post
Audrey Zaimeche, Associate – Workplace Strategy, MMoser

Steered by their mission “to Lead the Global Conversation about China”, learn how this 114-year-old Hong Kong institution is fast transforming into a digital-first technology media company, using their working environment to influence a new culture. At the junction of brand, people, and technology, their new Times Square headquarters are an ambitious project that both promote an innovative work experience and nurture a collaborative and tightly-knit social atmosphere.

The Workforce of The Future – Panel Discussion

Jeremy Myerson, Director, The WORKTECH Academy & Research Professor, Royal College of Art
Victoria Gilbert, Wellness Expert & Director
Andrew Haskins, Executive Director, Research, Asia, Colliers International
Edge Zarrella, Clients and Innovation Partner, KPMG China
Abhishek Bajpai, Executive Director, Corporate Solutions, Asia Pacific, Colliers International

Over the past decade we’ve seen the workplace go through a number of changes and this is set to continue into the next decade. What will the future of the office look like? Our expert panellists will share key trends impacting the workplace, exploring the impact on people, space and culture.


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