Day 1: 14th November 2017
Here East, London

9:00 Welcome from Moderator

Despina Katsikakis, International Partner, Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield

9:15 Poetry

Matt Harvey, WORKTECH Poet in Residence

Poet, columnist, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting. Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the All England Tennis Club via Radio 4’s Saturday Live, The Edinburgh Festival and the work section of the Guardian.


9:20 Welcome from Host

Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East

9:35 Building a Team of Teams

Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer, Managing Partner, McChrystal Group & New York Times Bestselling Author

Technology and human behaviours have transformed dramatically in the past few decades, but organizations have not kept up. The pace of disruption has become overwhelming and unpredictable. Complexity will only continue to increase, and organizations must fundamentally transform the way they operate to keep up. To tackle these challenges, efficiency-based operating systems need to give way to a networked, flexible, and resilient team of teams that can adapt to an ever-changing problem set.

10:05 How Workplace Analytics Will Enable the Future of Work

Ryan Fuller, General Manager, Workplace Analytics, Microsoft

We are sitting on a gold mine of collaboration data generated by the systems that millions of people use every day. Ryan Fuller describes how you can harness the power of this digital exhaust to understand the behaviors that drive productivity and engagement. Hear how Microsoft transforms behavioral data into insights that unleash the full potential of your people.

10:25 Fluid Organisations and Networks Q&A

Chair: Philip Ross, Founder and CEO, UnGroup
Chris Fussell, Partner, McChrystal Group
Ryan Fuller, General Manager, Workplace Analytics, Microsoft

10:40 Coffee

11:10 People Analytics

Ben Waber, CEO, Humanyze

New ways of working to understand how communications impacts delivery, engagement and productivity. Are diversity programs working? Do employee workloads reflect desired work culture? Can we ensure collaboration patterns minimize delivery risk?

11:55 Q&A

Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft
Harald Becker, Industry Engagement & Research, Microsoft

12:10 Catalysts driving business transformation

Magnus Lewre’n, Strategist & Program Manager – Digital Workplace, Sony Mobile Communication

To achieve business excellence in your organization with regards to "the future of work", you must handle two extremes: the exploitative and the explorative. This calls for holistic management, with a split focus on organization and people as well as supporting technology such as digital tools, which will act as catalysts in creating the future of work.

12:30 Innovation Showcase

David Willett, Product Manager, Trimble

Operationalising the ongoing measurement of space utilisation data is today's biggest challenge, but it will also provide the biggest reward. Trimble will demonstrate its current effort to operationalise the capture, interpretation and archiving of real-time utilisation data leveraging the growing number of sensor providers in the market.

12:35 In pursuit of the true agile workplace

Anne Wernand, Behavioural specialist, Mapiq

To reinstate the office at the centre of working life, we need to review our understanding of the office spaces and the role that technology plays in providing an optimal workplace.

12:40 Lunch

13:40 WORKTECH Poet, Matt Harvey

13:45 Platforms transforming the Way we Work

Chaired by Jon Himoff, Technology Director, UnGroup
Mark Gilbreath, Skipper, Liquid Space
Gabrielle McMillan, CEO, Equiem

Examining key trends including ‘workplace as a service’, the sharing economy, we take 3 groundbreaking new ideas and market places for workspace

14:15 Intelligent Tools & Workplace Analytics

Shaun Ritchie, CEO, Teem

Shaun shares new thinking and platforms designed to manage, measure and analyse organizational meeting and collaboration behavior to help optimize your most valuable resources: people, places and technology.

14:25 Changing the way we work

Peter Reigo, CEO and Founder, Flowscape

Changing the way we work is a significant organisational challenge. Peter explores how technology can help lead change, realise cost savings and increase employee satisfaction.

14:50 Panel Debate: Challenges of Technological Change

Nikos Liapis, Regional Sales Director, Large Enterprise EMEA, Targus
Doug Lowrie, Global Workplace Product Manager, Microsoft
Jon Knight, Commercial Director, Ascentae
Chaired by Nigel Miller, Managing Director, Cordless Consultants

This session explores the challenges of change and addresses issues such as how to enable flexible / agile working, contextualizing data and putting User Experience first in the workplace.

15:15 Coffee


15:45 Connected Spaces

Tim Mabbutt, Solution Specialist – CTO Office Cisco UK and Ireland

Every company is trying to transform itself to gain competitive advantage and provide new customer experiences. The buildings and their occupants are central to this digital transformation. However, the need for an ever-increasing array of components such as sensor, and collaboration equipment, is making buildings more complex. The network is the 4th utility and critical to this transformation enabling new experiences, improving productivity and driving operational efficiency - laying the foundation for next wave of technology

16:15 The Future of Workspace: Experience, Technologies and Opportunities

Peter Otto, Director of Product Strategy and Design, Condeco

With the next generation of smart buildings being conceived and new technologies entering the workplace, how will people’s relationship with our work environment change and what experiences could this trigger?

16:35 See, save, scale with retrofit lighting

Derek Wright, Director of Office Systems, Philips Lighting

Not everyone can afford to build the world’s most sustainable building with thousands of sensors, we will examine the possibilities for understanding your building utilisation in your existing office portfolio.

16:55 The Intelligent Building is occupant oriented

Marcel Lamers, CEO, Lone Rooftop

Buildings are designed for people. So what if the building would "know" where people are? Every process that is related to the usage of a building can be optimised by occupancy data - allowing a more efficient, sustainable and hospitable future.


17:05 New Spaces to Work

Claire Cockerton, CEO, Plexal


17:10 Conference Closes

17:20 Day 1 After Party and Tours at Plexal


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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