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.
Gerard Taylor, Creative Director, Orangebox
As we rush into an age of driverless cars run by algorithms and made by robots, an age where fast companies eat the slow, we see how change comes slowly, slowly, then all at once. (Think Uber, Airbnb, politics, the environment, and now… the office.) So, before these algorithms finally eat us, we find ourselves super-busy creating non-threatening, wellness-centered, biophillic, comfortable, agile, generational and homey workspaces... slowly, slowly, all at once. Gerard Taylor, Orangebox Creative Director, explores the ‘perfect storm’ driving the rapid changes at the center of new workplace design.
Clive Wilkinson, Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects
The contemporary workplace has become dependants on good design to support a critical level of knowledge sharing, to attract and retain employees and to communicate brand values. The Theatre of Work examines the factors that influence the design of the new workplace and how it performs for its users.
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 behaviours that drive productivity and engagement. Hear how Microsoft transforms behavioural data into insights that unleash the full potential of your people.
Diana Rhoten, Managing Director, IDEO
The rise of new social behaviors spurred by the gig economy and the emergence of advanced technologies like AI are changing work. Conversations around shifts in work have captured everyone’s attention, but they have yet to generate a vision. We as organization designers can help business leaders forge that vision.
Ryan Anderson, Director of Commercialization & Business Development, Connected (IoT) Solutions, Herman Miller
How are smart, connected solutions impacting the future workplace? Join Ryan Anderson from Herman Miller for a conversation about how key technology trends – mobility, consumerization, and the internet-of-things, are intersecting to create new challenges and opportunities for those designing and managing spaces. The objective of this presentation is to help make sense of complex technological trends and provide practical next steps for facility, real estate, and design professionals to work with their IT counterparts to explore the future of the connected workplace.
Chris Kelly, Co-founder, President and Chief Development Officer, Convene
The changing nature of the way we work has changed the way asset value is created, which in turn changes the way space is built, serviced and operated. The workplace of the future requires integrated technology and service, and will operate much like a full-service hotel, with the sleeping rooms swapped out for desks and workspace.
Every industry that is experiencing digital disruption is facing a talent shortage. Many traditional companies have suddenly found themselves competing for talent with companies that they never considered to be their peers in the talent market. New digital challenges and new dynamics in the global workforce require a fresh approach. Global manufacturing and electronics firm Siemens is addressing this challenge by rethinking its employee experience and employer brand.
Measuring utilization can elevate your real estate strategy. Finding the right solution depends on your workplace program maturity, internal partnerships, and what you need to make actionable decisions. We will demystify the process of defining requirements, giving you confidence to evaluate options and, ultimately, develop a sustainable workplace utilization strategy.
Ross Love, Senior Partner and Managing Director, and Managing Partner for New York, The Boston Consulting Group
A very different type of workspace has been created for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at their new home in New York at 10 Hudson Yards on Manhattan's far West Side. Based around the idea of ‘neighbourhoods’ for practice or industry clusters, it provides shared spaces for both their consultancy and non-consultancy people in an environment that promotes community and interaction, with a focus on energy and activity-based spaces.
Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer, Managing Partner, McChrystal Group
Technology and human behaviors 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. In order 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.
Chairman: Peter Miscovich, Managing Director, Strategy + Innovation, JLL
Tremendous forces are converging to radically transform the “future of work” and the enterprise workplace as every company becomes a digital company and every worker becomes a digital knowledge worker.
Every worker and every workplace will be impacted by emerging human to machine “cognitive” technologies and accelerating digital transformation. Our panel session will explore how every very aspect of work—from our daily work experience to how global businesses organize their work processes—will be transformed by the digital revolution which continue to accelerate and intensify in the years to come.
Ben Munn, Managing Director, Solution Development & Consulting, The Instant Group
With the growth of coworking 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.
Amit Vaidya, Head - Markets & Strategic Customer Programs, EdgeVerve Systems Limited
The way we work is changing. Technology progress, shifting workforce demographics and today’s business environment have disrupted the work dynamics. Today we need a proactive mechanism to empower and engage employees to effectively use spaces. At the same time, help property managers understand current state of usage and align it with the organization and portfolio goals. In this session, we will learn how technology is helping shape the new ways of working.
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