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Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams
Author of best-seller, HR Disrupted, CEO of Disrupted HR and ex-HR Director, BBC

 

Anton Andrews

Anton Andrews
Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft

Anton currently runs the Office Envisioning team in Microsoft, responsible for inspiring and engaging the division around a long term vision. He recently redesigned the Microsoft Envisioning Center in Redmond, and previously founded and led the Design Strategy team in Microsoft’s Entertainment Division, with a focus on next generation experiences for Xbox, Zune and Windows Phone. Before coming to Microsoft, Anton worked at Philips Design in the Netherlands. During this time he led several award winning design research projects, collaborating with external partners such as Domus Academy and Nokia to build pioneering experience-prototypes that tangibly demonstrated novel product interactions in a digitally connected world.

Whether facilitating hundreds of in-house engineers to rally around a common vision, or working with executives to define it, Anton has maintained a focus on using collaborative design techniques to infect the organizations he is in and bring holistic, human-centered experience thinking to the corporate strategy table.

Anton has a mixed design/science background, with a PhD in Biophysics from King’s College London and a degree in Product Design from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design.

Jeremy Bates

Jeremy Bates
Head of Transactional Services at Savills

 

Harald Becker

Harald Becker
Design Strategist, Microsoft Envisioning

Twitter @HaraldBecker

Harald Becker leads business strategy, research & marketing for the team and is responsible for creating and executing programs to scale the future vision offerings broadly across the company and partner ecosystem. Harald manages the envisioning research program focused on emerging business and technology trends and he helps envision scenarios for how leading-edge technologies might be used in real-world settings over the next five to ten years. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Center on the topics of innovation and the future vision of productivity. Harald consults with Fortune 100 customers on future productivity scenarios and hosts Microsoft’s Global accounts in the Envisioning Center for in-depth discussions on macro trends impacting the way we live and work over the next 5 years.

Prior to his role on the Envisioning team, Harald was a Marketing Manager at Microsoft’s New York office, responsible for marketing strategy, planning and campaign execution. Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Harald was a Principal Consultant at a Silicon Valley start-up. He also worked seven years at Sun Microsystems in various marketing and sales operation roles.

Claire Cockerton

Claire Cockerton
Deputy Head, Level39; CEO, Innovate Finance; Chair of Pivotal Innovations

Claire is Deputy Head and co-leads the implementation of Level39, Europe’s largest technology accelerator for fintech and smart cities companies in Canary Wharf. Claire is founding CEO of Innovate Finance and an industry leader in financial services innovation and entrepreneurship. She also founded and is now chair of Pivotal Innovations, a consultancy firm that designs bespoke accelerator programmes for large corporates, investors and governments.
 
An Imperial College MBA alumna, Claire specialised in innovation, entrepreneurship and design, and helped to establish the business incubator for Virgin Unite, the ‘Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship’. She advised the Guardian Media Group on their 'Digital First' transformation strategy and helped implement their company-wide change programme. Claire founded, grew and sold (2009) ‘Aesthetic Earthworks’, a multi-million dollar sustainable architecture firm based in Toronto, Canada before moving to the UK.
 
Claire is a ‘London Technology Ambassador’, part of Boris Johnson's new group of advisors within London & Partners and an active champion for Women in Tech and Tech London Advocates"

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley
 

 

Christophe Dumas

Christophe Dumas
Directeur Technique et Innovation, Sogeprom

Christophe DUMAS has been the technical and innovation director of Sogeprom, the real estate development company of the bank group Societe Generale, since November 2011. He graduated from the engineering school HEI in Lille in 1989, he entered the Bouygues Construction Company, first in the technical department of the industrial building subsidiary, then as a site manager.

In 1999, he joined the Spie Batignolles Group as the sales manager of the Mediterranean Area subsidiary. In 2003, he entered the engineering company Ingerop and created the business unit of Montpellier. He is now in charge of the management of projects developed by Sogeprom, and the Innovation Department.

Ryan Fuller

Ryan Fuller
General Manager, Workplace Analytics, Microsoft

Ryan Fuller was the CEO and co-founder of VoloMetrix, a leading people analytics company acquired by Microsoft in 2015. Within Microsoft, Ryan leads Workplace Analytics, a business unit focused on leveraging the power of collaboration data to inform strategic business decisions at the individual and organizational level. Ryan is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and speaker at industry events. Ryan was previously a management consultant at Bain & Company and holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Chris Fussell

Chris Fussell
Partner, McChrystal Group

Chris Fussell is a Partner at McChrystal Group, where he heads up the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. Chris is an author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. Chris was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe. Chris was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served for a year together in Iraq. He witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network. IIn 2012, Chris left the Naval Special Warfare Development Group in order to join McChrystal Group. Chris earned a Master of Arts in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, receiving the Pat Tillman Award for highest peer-rated Special.

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Christofer Gradin Franzen,
Founder, Hoffice

 

Gerard Taylor

Gerard Taylor
Creative Director, Orangebox

Gerard Taylor studied product design at the Glasgow School of Art and industrial design at the Royal College of Art, London, where he received a Masters. Following graduation, Taylor was hired by the influential and pre-eminent Italian designer, Ettore Sottsass, and joined his design studio in Milan. Becoming a partner he worked with many renowned brands internationally, including Knoll, Artemide, Fiorucci, Espirit and Phillips.

Gerard designs premium residential projects, mostly in London for private clients, ranging from substantial properties in Notting Hill to Bankside penthouse apartments, to Mews houses in Belgravia. In addition to his retail and residential work, Gerard has also specialised in contemporary workspace design and over a twenty-five-year period has undertook major office furniture projects for Knoll, Steelcase, Bernhardt, Sony and the Skandinavisk group.

Recently he has collaborated closely with the Irish Designer Orla Kiely to develop her brand, developing retail projects on a global scale with stores in London, New York, Hong Kong and throughout the Far East.

Aaron Taylor Harvey

Aaron Taylor Harvey
Environments Creative Director, Airbnb

Aaron Is Airbnb Environments Creative Director, working to link culture + facilities into an ongoing meaningful and effective workspace experience. Environments combines design research with the core values of the company to produce a unique physical platform for the production of a non-physical product.

Peter Jones

Peter Jones
Partner, Change Management Strategic Consulting EMEA Global Occupier Services Cushman & Wakefield

 

Carissa Kilgour

Carissa Kilgour
Workplace Director, Land Securities

 

David Kosky

David Kosky
Co-founder of Work.life

 

Barra Mac Ruairi

Barra Mac Ruairi
COO at YTL Developments

 

Gabrielle McMillan

Gabrielle McMillan
CEO, Equiem

Gabrielle is the founding CEO of Equiem and has led the Equiem business and team from inception in 2011. Recognised in Business Insider’s Coolest People in Australian Tech (2016), Gabrielle is an exceptional leader, with a commercial acumen honed across 15+ years of leading and growing businesses in executive level positions.

At Equiem, she has built the company from a team of two to over 200+, from one client, to a national portfolio of 100+ buildings, totalling 4.1M sqm of property, and 9 of the 11 biggest property REIT’s as clients, all in a space of 5 years, leading the company to being recognised in Deloitte's Fast 500 (APAC) in 2016.

Gabrielle studied at Monash University Melbourne, is a published writer and accomplished presenter.

James Layfield

James Layfield
Central Working

 

Nikos Liapis

Nikos Liapis
Regional Sales Director, Large Enterprise EMEA, Targus

 

Cal Lee

Cal Lee
Founder & head of Workthere

Cal was a graduate and then commercial development surveyor at Savills before he set up Workthere, which launched in February 2017. Cal originally pitched the idea to Savills innovation group and received funding from Savills back in 2016 to develop the business. Workthere is a hybrid platform that combines technology with human expertise to help businesses, both big and small, find flexible workspace.

Mattew Marson

Mattew Marson
Consultant, Connected Spaces Practice, Accenture

 

Alan McGinty

Alan McGinty
Senior Director, Global Workplace Solutions Group, Cisco Systems

Alan McGinty is currently the Senior Director of the Global Workplace Solutions Group for Cisco Systems and is working to design and deliver the “Next Generation Workplace” for Cisco - integrating the physical workspace with advanced technologies and thought leading policies to support a highly evolved global workforce. He is also responsible for global Environmental Safety and Health as well as Energy Management and Sustainability Alan has over 25 years of global real estate leadership experience.

Jeremy Myerson

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

Jeremy Myerson is an academic researcher, author and activist in people-centred design and innovation. He has joined Unwired to set up The WORKTECH Academy, a global knowledge network. He has published several influential books on workplace design and holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art, London. His most recent titles include Time & Motion (2013) and Life of Work (2014). A former journalist and editor on such titles as Design, Creative Review and World Architecture, he founded Design Week magazine in 1986 and later co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA in 1999, which he directed for 16 years until September 2015. He has advised businesses and governments around the world and sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Korea, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He was recently named by Wired magazine as one of Britain's 100 most influential people in digital technology.

Peter Otto

Peter Otto
Director of Product Strategy and Design, Condeco

 

Philip Ross

Philip Ross
Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

Twitter @Pjnross

Philip is an author, consultant and commentator specialising in the future of work. He predicts the way that new trends and forces such as emerging technology will shape how we work, live, learn and enjoy leisure.

He has written a number of books on the future of cities, work and workplace including The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office and Space to Work (all co-authored with Jeremy Myerson). He has also contributed to a number of other books including the Corporate Fool and the Responsible Workplace.

Nishul Saperia

Nishul Saperia
Entrepreneur in Residence, TechStars

 

Andre Spicer

Andre Spicer
Professor, Cass Business School

 

Sander Schutte

Sander Schutte
CEO at MAPIQ

 

Ben Waber

Ben Waber
CEO, Humanyze

 

Derek Wright

Derek Wright
Global Head of Office systems at Philips Lighting

Derek has over 15 years of experience in high technology Global organizations including 3, Sony & Samsung. Derek’s focus is in bringing technology to market where it truly adds value for the users and bringing large market share growth in the process.

Derek is now globally responsible for office systems in Philips Lighting. This ranges from the simplest system to connected lighting as demonstrated in the World’s most sustainable building “The Edge”.

Derek developed the connected lighting value proposition with Power over Ethernet technology as key enabler to drive Internet of Everything into the Lighting domain. The solution delivers a scalable and adaptable information platform for building owners and service providers. Through this approach Lighting becomes a pathway for information and services for global customers and partners of Philips.

Derek is an early adopter and sometimes can be heard talking to his “Smarthome” in the Netherlands, sometimes writing at www.SmartThingsEurope.com

Derek has a Masters in Engineering with Honors from University of Exeter

Derek White

Derek White
Barclays

 

Alison Webb

Alison Webb
Head of Workplace, Europe, Lendlease

Alison Webb is the Head of Workplace for Lendlease in Europe, and is passionate about creating great places for the people that live, work and play in them. Prior to joining Lendlease in Europe, Alison worked as a workplace design strategist with Lendlease in Australia, AECOM and DEGW, and has an educational background in both Architecture and Commerce. In her early career Alison worked client side in the development of Arts facilities in Australia, which included working with a circus. This taught her both the value of a good brief (particularly when collaborating with clowns), and the importance of bringing fun to work.

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