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Lucy Adams

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

Lucy Adams created Disruptive HR after having held senior level HR roles in a variety of sectors, most recently at the BBC. She grew frustrated with the lack of innovation and fresh thinking in the profession and wanted to find new ways of tackling old problems. Lucy now runs the agency to help HR Directors and business leaders to do things differently.

Lucy is the author of the bestseller “HR Disrupted”, a book packed with practical ways to innovate your approach to leading people in a disrupted world.

Combining strategic and operational HR expertise with a fresh but practical approach, Lucy aims to put the “human” back into Human Resources.

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.

Sally Augustin

Sally Augustin
Principal, Design with Science

Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental/design psychologist and a principal at Design With Science. She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support desired cognitive, emotional, and physical experiences. Her clients include manufacturers, service providers, and design firms in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sally’s work has been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Forbes, and Psychology Today. Sally is an invited contributor to the online version of the Harvard Business Review. As the editor of Research Design Connections, Sally has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world.

Dr. Augustin, who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the Environmental Design Research Association.

Dr. Augustin is the author of Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture (Wiley, 2009) and, with Cindy Coleman, The Designer’s Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design (Wiley, 2012).

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.

Jennifer Bryan

Jennifer Bryan
Director in Change and Leadership, ABChange Consultancy

 

Claire Cockerton

Claire Cockerton
CEO, Plexal

Claire Cockerton is the founder and CEO of Plexal, the 68,000-square foot innovation ecosystem for startups, scaleups and enterprises that’s based at Here East within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

 

Designed as a mini-city for companies both big and small to accelerate innovation, Plexal comes complete with a high street, Makers’ Yard (for workshops and prototyping), events stage and indoor park. It also provides a suite of business services, such as accelerator programmes, in-house professional services and intra and entrepreneurship training.

 

Cockerton is a specialist in tech clusters, innovation services and startup ecosystems. She founded innovation agency ENTIQ, oversaw the design and delivery of Cognicity; a smart city technology pilot programme in Canary Wharf, and developed the Level39 technology accelerator. She was also the founding director and CEO of Innovate Finance; a City of London and Canary Wharf Group-backed movement for a more diverse, resilient, accessible and consumer-centric financial services sector. Cockerton is credited with building Britain’s fintech brand both in Canary Wharf and throughout the UK.

 

Cockerton is an active member of the Guild of Entrepreneurs, The Mayor of London’s Tech Ambassador Group, Tech London Advocates, Women in Tech and is a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Dereck Dziva

Dereck Dziva
Workplace Performance Manager, CIMA

 

Ryan Fuller

Ryan Fuller
General Manager, Workplace Analytics, Microsoft

Twitter @RyanTFuller

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.

Lee Funnell

Lee Funnell
Technical Manager, Europe Russia & Africa, Siemon

Lee has over 25 years of in-depth international experience working in the telecommunications industry and has been in his current role been with The Siemon Company for the past 11 years. At Siemon, Lee heads up one of the industry’s largest technical teams supporting Europe, Russia and Africa (ERA) providing strategic and technical leadership to peers and customers. Lee has held several senior positions in various trade organisations such as the Fibre Optics Industry Association, the Data Centre Alliance and also as an industry expert within the British Standards Institute for telecommunications cabling. Lee has been a guest presenter, columnist for many global events and publications covering all aspects of the enterprise, data centre, IoT and intelligent building sectors. Lee is currently a Intelligent Building (ConvergeIT) champion for Siemon and a member of the CIBSE Intelligent Building Council.

Mark Gilbreath

Mark Gilbreath
Founder / CEO / Skipper, Liquid Space

Mark Gilbreath is the Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the dominant realtime workspace and meeting space network. LiquidSpace supports corporations of all sizes, seeking to improve the productivity of their mobile workforce, increase the efficiency of their real estate portfolio, and bring measurability to their sustainability initiatives. Mark is an experienced serial entrepreneur and one of the leading voices in the sharing economy technology landscape, supporting his vision of sustainable, mobile business practices. In his past, Mark has worked as a software industry veteran with 20+ years of experience at previous companies including Wyle, Altera, Toolwire and Venga Ventures.

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.

Matt Harvey

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.

Magnus Lewre’n

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

 

Jacqui Hill

Jacqui Hill
Project Lead, Cancer Research UK

Jacqui Hill is Project Lead for Cancer Research UK, specifically working on the upcoming move of their London office from the Angel Building to International Quarter London in Stratford in 2019. Jacqui has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 5 years, running both large-scale operational projects and fundraising campaigns. Through this experience, and her earlier career based in the emerging marketplace of digital marketing, Jacqui is passionate about solutions-based thinking, with a focus on effective and efficient delivery, and believes the workplace directly contributes to success in these areas through inspiring and supporting teams in their work.

Jon Himoff

Jon Himoff
Technology Director, UnGroup and Cordless Group

Turning concepts into new tech-driven businesses and growing them rapidly is what I enjoy working on most. I have had started with blanksheets of paper and gone from idea to team creation to early stage funding to $ multi-million sale to a US public company. I have also worked with companies that have great assets, but needed a fresh, energetic approach to focus on next generation offerings and reach more prospective customers faster.

My favourite thing to do is solve complex business issue through improving process and implementing new tech solutions. A great solution always more than pays for itself and generates major business value. Plus it’s fun to do something innovative.

I have worked across several industries and have extensive domain knowledge in software product development, real-time 3D, software outsourcing services, supply chain operations and global logistics.

Peter Jones

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

Peter is the Partner for Change Management within the Cushman and Wakefield Strategic Consulting Team. He has been working in HR and change management as it relates to the workplace for nearly 30 years. First at BT as part of the Workstyle 2000 project, and from then with various consultancies supporting clients to make change, improve their employee proposition, and make the most out of the physical workplace to support the business strategy.

Despina Katsikakis

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

As Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Occupier Business Performance, I leverage my global expertise to provide input across the firm’s global business on the changing context of work and its impact on employee engagement, productivity and wellbeing. With these factors increasingly determining leasing decisions, my global insights benefit corporate clients and landlords seeking to attract them, through a holistic approach that links the real estate industry to occupier priorities to navigate today's complex business landscape and re position real estate to drive top line performance.

Carissa Kilgour

Carissa Kilgour
Workplace Director, Landsec

Carissa Kilgour is the Workplace Director in the London Portfolio team at Landsec. With a background in business consulting at Deloitte, Carissa has vast experience advising organisations on complex business issues involving real estate and workplace. She combines an understanding of changing UK and global business models with expertise in ways of working and using the workplace as an enabler of talent. Her experience includes working with clients to develop strategies to use real estate assets as a tool to meet strategic business aims, such as attracting and retaining talent and responding to the changing landscape of workplace technology.

Carissa is responsible for engaging Landsec’s customers on the issues facing their businesses and sharing how workplace can enable them to achieve their business objectives, sharing insights on changing working habits and the impact of technology on the work environment. Carissa uses this insight to inform and innovate in the next stage of development in the Landsec London Portfolio.

David Kosky

David Kosky
Co-founder of Work.life

 

Jon Knight

Jon Knight
Commercial Director, Ascentae

 

Marcel Lamers

Marcel Lamers
CEO and Co-Founder, Lone Rooftop

Twitter @LoneRooftop

With an educational background in Business, International Marketing and Technology Entrepreneurship Marcel Lamers has followed a varied career path. In 2008 he started at a B2B Marketing agency with clients exclusively in the technology sector, where his fascination for technology has emerged. Followed by a function with the former publisher of Real Estate Magazine and Facility Management Magazine, Marcel ultimately was hired by Hyves as a Product Manager. After this he returned to the facility world where he has studied the complexities surrounding the usage of buildings. This led to the founding of Lone Rooftop in 2014, which Marcel founded with two former colleagues of Hyves and where he’s currently in the role of CEO.

Anna Linden

Anna Linden
COO, Mobile Networks, Nokia

Anna has nearly twenty years of experience in diverse roles within the technology industry. Her passion is for efficient management, creating positive employee experiences and through this, excellent results for the company. Digitalization is a key tool for all of the above. Key responsibilities include developing the employee experience globally at Nokia key locations, and managing broad programs to scale organizational and employee efficiency. Anna also acts as the operational sponsor for Nokia employee digitalization. Over the course of her career, Anna has led business transformation, communications, technology centers, resourcing and restructuring, and Mode of Operation and Organizational development in large units globally, as well as Nokia-level governance and Mode of Operation, creating share- and stakeholder value through good results. She has managed change in both growing and declining businesses, and contributed in large acquisitions and mergers. She also has long experience of working as Chief of Staff for a Senior Executive.

Doug Lowrie

Doug Lowrie
Global Workplace Product Manager, Microsoft

Doug Lowrie, is a dynamic, results-oriented, strategic thinker who loves to disrupt conventional thinking about the workplace and its role in organizational performance.

Doug leads Microsoft’s workplace strategy in the Global Sales & Marketing Business Division. His keen analytical mind, demands sound logic in workplace programs, and is skilled at balancing new workplace concepts against cultural variety and bottom lines.

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.

Nikos Liapis

Nikos Liapis
Regional Sales Director, Large Enterprise EMEA, Targus

Nikos is in charge of global customer relationships at Targus. For the last 20 years, he has gained a deep understanding of workplace strategy, cultural transformation and corporate real estate challenges. At Targus, Nikos is working with global organisations on solutions that address the increasing convergence of technology and workplace and improve the user experience in agile working programmes. He has worked extensively across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA. Prior to joining Targus Nikos was global account director at Steelcase. He has lived in Greece, France and the UK where he is currently based. Nikos is a founding member of CoreNet Global’s France Chapter and an accomplished photographer.

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.

Tim Mabbutt

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

Tim Mabbutt is a strategic solutions specialist for the evolving workspace in the UK&I CTO Office for Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Tim has been in the ICT industry for over 20 years and has worked with an extensive list of private and public sector organisations throughout the UK & Ireland.

Tim has been with Cisco since March 2000, and has performed a number of sales and management roles within Cisco’s business from working with our large Service Providers, to end customers in enterprise and public sector to working with our system integrators, resellers and outsourcers. The latter part of his career has been focussed on the Unified Communication and Collaboration space working with a range of partners and customers to help drive productivity and improve innovation. Tim studied hardware/software engineering at Northampton University. He is married with two children and enjoys swimming, skiing and cycling.

Mattew Marson

Matthew Marson
Consultant, Connected Spaces Practice, Accenture

Matthew is a Consultant in Accenture’s Connected Spaces practice in London. He is an architectural designer and incorporated engineer, named as the Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s Young Member Visionary 2016/2017. Matthew lead the design and implementation at Accenture’s The Dock to create a world leading Connected Building. He advises Fortune 500 clients on a range of issues linked to real estate.

Graham Mackay

Graham Mackay
Managing Partner, Generation Digital

Twitter @GenDHQ

Graham believes that it is people not technology that change organisations. Digital technology is having a profound effect on the 21st-century organisation. It is fundamentally changing the way we work, the way we manage, where we work, how we organise, the products we use, and how we communicate. With all this change, some things remain constant. Organisations, filled with people, still exist to unite around a common purpose, common values, strategic objectives, and to get things done. People remain the most critical asset of most organisations—but are increasingly in the shadow of machines and in a maze of technologies. Individuals are still bound by hours in the day and their mental ability to process information. Work (done by computers and people) must be coordinated to create maximum value.

Organisations still need great leaders, managers, and employees at all levels to get things done in an efficient and effective way. We believe there is a tremendous unrealised value from this new era yet to be claimed in how we communicate and collaborate in the future work environment.

Graham is Managing Partner at Generation Digital, a digital transformation consultancy that believes that people with the right tools can achieve great things. His mission is to transform how business is done by helping organisations adopt digital technology. Prior to joining Generation Digital, he led global teams for companies like Amazon, Hewlett Packard and Verizon. He has lived and worked in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.

Nigel-Miller

Nigel Miller
Managing Director, Cordless Consultants

I am Managing Director of Cordless Consultants, an IT Consultancy specialising in emerging technology and its impact on the built environment and business processes, and providing the ability to design, specify and coordinate/PM the delivery of IT and Audio Visual systems and infrastructure as part of a refresh or fit-out project.

Cordless are engaged in a wide range of UK fit-out projects helping enterprises understand what new technologies can bring to their business, the impact on the workplace and designing/coordinating new IT & AV system and infrastructure installations.

My experience in the technology sector goes back over 25 years starting in mainframe engineering before moving into specialist computer environmental and network design during the 80’s and early 90’s. More recently l have been involved in web software alliances at Hewlett Packard before becoming a Director at HPF, a UK engineering consultancy, where I established the IT Consultancy Division. In 2005 I joined Cordless as MD to build the seamless 'strategy to project design/delivery' capabilities we have today.

I am a regular commentator, writer and presenter on technology developments, with articles published across a range of trade and national journals.

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

Peter Otto is Product Strategy and Design Director at Condeco, where he leads a multi-disciplinary team working on the next generation of software and digital devices to help people work, meet and collaborate. Between 2006 and 2012 he worked at Flow Interactive, a pioneering London design agency, and Morgan Stanley, where he worked on next-generation financial software tools. Peter also teaches User-Centred-Design at Birkbeck, University of London.

Gavin Poole

Gavin Poole
CEO, Here East

Gavin is the CEO of Here East, the unique campus for the creative and digital industries being developed on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Gavin previously spent 4 years at the Centre for Social Justice, a political think tank for social regeneration, first as the Strategy Director and then as the Executive Director.

Prior to this Gavin served in the Royal Air Force for 23 years as an aeronautical engineer before leaving in 2008. His last appointment as a Wing Commander was as an advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Defence/Minister for Veterans under the last government. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, organisational reform, change management and implementation of policy.

Peter Reigo

Peter Reigo
CEO and Founder, Flowscape

Peter has a PhD in mechatronics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He had different management positions at Ericsson when he decided to launch Flowscape in 2011. The aim was to help companies reduce office friction and time wasting and thereby enhance collaboration and utilisation of the office space.

Shaun Ritchie

Shaun Ritchie
CEO, Teem

Twitter @shaunritchie  Twitter @teemforwork

Shaun Ritchie is co-founder and CEO of Teem Technologies Inc., the creator of tools that dramatically improve the productivity, efficiency and happiness of organizations by providing the platform to optimize how people, places, and technology work together. Teems initial product, EventBoard has been adopted by 2000 companies worldwide and has become the standard for meeting room management.

Shaun previously ran, a two-time Inc. 500 company, which was twice named one of Utah's Best Companies to Work For. In 2014, Shaun was named one of Utah's "40 Under 40" by Utah Business Magazine and was a 2012 finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.

Kelly Robinson

Kelly Robinson
Designer, Headspace

Twitter @KellyaRobinson

With a deep understanding of the importance of space and its impact on how we work, live, feel and relate, Kelly creates environments centered on improving health and wellness, inspiring meaningful interaction, and deepening our connection to the planet. With a successful track record of building functional homes for pioneering companies, she marries business sense with a passion for nurturing the spirit.

Inspired by the beauty of the natural world and drawing on the ancient practices of Feng Shui and yoga, Kelly creates an ideal balance of elements within any space. She is driven by a deep desire to positively change the world and the way we treat it, and thus brings a loving heart, a meticulous eye, and fiery ambition to every project.

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.

Charles Sanders

Charles Sanders
Director, TWO a Bisley company

Charlie Sanders has 30 years’ experience delivering high impact fast paced innovation and change for corporates and start-ups alike, both in the UK and across the globe. For 10 years from 1990 he was part of the outstandingly successful Druid Group which grew from start-up to 750 staff over 10 years selling for £763m in the dotcom bubble. He is now co-founder of Exo Projects, an innovation company with a difference: no consulting; just action, focussed on building innovation and ‘new stuff’ within and alongside modern-day corporates. Working with the established and long-term respected office equipment company Bisley they have established a new means to bring technological innovation into the workplace with TWO. TWO has a vision to be the home of great workplace technology, bringing more than data to fill the information void around workplace effectiveness – with intelligence, experience and a depth of understanding to drive and enable change.

Andre Spicer

Andre Spicer
Professor, Cass Business School

Twitter @andre_spicer

André Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Cass Business School, City University of London. He has also held visiting professorships in over a dozen institutions around the world. He is an award-winning teacher and runs one of the most popular courses at Cass. His research on management and organisations has won a number of highly prestigious awards. He is author of eight books including The Wellness Syndrome, The Stupidity Paradox and Business Bullshit. He has worked with organisations including Barclays, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, IBM, BBC, Transport for London, the City of London and the UK Houses of Parliament. He has led a number of high profile investigations into the culture of financial institutions which have informed government policy in the area. He has delivered speeches around the world to audience including TEDx, the House of Lords and Occupy encampment. He frequently appears in the global media to talk about business issues. He also frequently writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and CNN. This year, he will release a book entitled Desperately Seeking Self Improvement. It describes a year on intense and often dangerous experiments with self-improvement.

Ben Waber

Ben Waber
CEO, Humanyze

 

Anne Wernand

Anne Wernand
Behavioural specialist, Mapiq

With a background in social and health psychology, Anne Wernand has a unique perspective on the world of smart buildings. In addition to performing marketing activities at Mapiq, Anne researches the needs and preferences of people working in office buildings. Because behavior is the Achilles heel of the smart office, Anne contributes to human-centric design efforts that are essential to realizing the promise of connected office technology in the years to come.

Derek Wright

Derek Wright
Global Head of Office Systems, 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

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.

David Willett

David Willett
Product Manager, Trimble

 

Steffan Wiliams

Steffan Wiliams
Director, Scott Brownrigg

Twitter @ScottBrownrigg

Steffan is a Director at Scott Brownrigg Interior Design and leads the Practice’s Design Strategy Unit. With 20 years industry experience within the commercial interiors sector, Steffan is passionate about design that places people at its core and draws out human emotion. As well as being a skilled interior designer, he has worked extensively with Change Managers and Brand Strategists. This broad experience has crystallised his belief that design outcomes are significantly improved when client stakeholders are truly engaged. He recognises the importance of the customer journey and how significant it is in delivering successful designs after all, transformative projects rely on voluntary behavioural change. Steffan will share some of his ideas on how to deliver ever more successful projects by ensuring stakeholders are advocates of change.

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