“I have been attending the NY WORKTECH conferences regularly for four years and I find them to be an excellent array of presentations and discussions about design, technology, real estate, futurism and sociology relating to the workplace. The presenters are always well prepared and thought provoking and the audience is rich with expertise and insights. I always make new and valuable contacts at WORKTECH and come away feeling enthused and excited about developing and implementing new ways to improve the work environment. I highly recommend this conference to everyone interested in the evolution of how we work.”

Paul Tackowiak, Architect, Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb


Didhiti Bhoumiks

Didhiti Bhoumik
Senior Director, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Didhiti Bhoumik is a seasoned business operations change agent experienced at leading diverse organizational transformation initiatives that achieve cost reductions, operational efficiencies and productivity improvements within large complex corporate multi-office organizations.

Currently a Senior Director at McCarthy Tetrault, Ms. Bhoumik adeptly wears several hats. She holds integrated leadership responsibility for multiple functions including the Vendor Management Office, Project Management Office, and Facilities Management Office which includes Office Services.

Ms. Bhoumik leads all aspects of the firm’s real estate holdings and office management services from strategy through to budgetary and as the firm’s chief purchasing officer she steers vendor management, purchasing and outsourcing. She is responsible for overall project governance and operational delivery for all of the firm’s high profile strategic projects.

Mark Gilbreath

Mark Gilbreath
CEO/Founder/Skipper, LiquidSpace

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.

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny
Partner, SITU Studio

Aleksey leads the creative process and design phases for all SITU Studio projects. Recent projects include designing a 35,000 square foot modular, reconfigurable workspace for the New York offices of Google Creative Lab, as well as designing an elevated park and amenity space for a premier, new workplace development in New York City. Previous work includes the Brooklyn Museum Visitor Experience project, as well as Design Lab and Maker Space for the New York Hall of Science. For the past two years Aleksey has served as a juror for the Flatiron Public Plaza design competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute. He has served as a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the New York Institute of Technology, focusing on his commitment to material research and building technologies. Aleksey also sits on the career pathways and culture committees for the AIA of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union.

David Martin

David Martin
Co-Founder, Chairman and CTO, Nureva Inc

David Martin is the co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer of Nureva Inc. In 1987 he co-founded SMART Technologies Inc., a company that changed the use of technology in classrooms around the world. He is a recognized technology pioneer and the named inventor on many patents. Martin has received many awards and levels of recognition because of his efforts, including an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2013 for “contributions to education.” Martin has received numerous awards recognizing his work in collaboration technologies. He holds a BSc in applied mathematics from Concordia University in Montreal and received an honorary doctorate in 2017 from Concordia’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Martin is married to Nancy Knowlton, his business partner and co-founder of their companies.

Chris McGoff

Chris McGoff
Founder, The Clearing, Inc.

Twitter @TheClearingInc

Chris McGoff is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and advisor. Chris has spent the last 30 years assisting businesses and governments engender new and transformative possibilities. Chris has spent the last 30 years assisting businesses and governments engender new, transformative possibilities for a better world. Chris is the author of The PRIMES: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem and Match in the Root Cellar: How You Can Spark a Peak Performance Culture.

Chris founded The Clearing, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm, specializing in strategy, culture transformation, organizational change management, post M&A advisory, process improvement, and strategic communication services. The Clearing helps private and public sector organizations anticipate, respond to, and adapt to dynamic changes in the marketplace.

Chris’ clients include most of the U.S. Federal Government agencies as well as a wide range of organizations including IBM, AARP, Consol Energy, Benesch, Coffman Engineers, Harris, Lazard, the American Petroleum Institute, SalientCRGT, DuPont, the United Nations, and Boeing.

Chris obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Public Policy. Chris speaks frequently on matters of culture, strategy, and human capital.

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.

Marty Pincombe

Marty Pincombe
Chief Technology Officer, McCarthy Tétrault

Marty is a technology and operations executive with experience in telecommunications, financial services, retail and professional services. He specializes in transforming technology strategy, structure and service delivery to enable and drive business objectives. He is an active member of the CIO Association of Canada.

Lorri Rowlandson

Lorri Rowlandson
Senior Vice President Strategy and Innovation, BGIS

Twitter @lrowlandson

Lorri Rowlandson is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at BGIS. In this role, she works globally with BGIS account and product line teams to assist in identifying real estate solutions that create value for customers. She also acts as an advisor to senior real estate executives and client organizations by providing real estate consulting support, which defines and drives value across businesses.

Lorri has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a business degree in Real Estate from Harvard University, a Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) from CoreNet, is an Accredited Outsourcing Practitioner (AOP) and is a Certified Deal Architect (CDA) with Vested Outsourcing from University of Tennessee.

Prior to joining BGIS, Lorri was a senior consultant at one of Canada’s most respected public private partnership and real estate consulting firms, and has previously worked at both a prominent financial institution and multinational technology company.

Lorri is a highly sought-after industry expert and has participated in over 50 speaking engagements on emerging trends, innovation and thought leadership in real estate and outsourcing. Lorri’s influence across the real estate sector and beyond is further demonstrated through her presence across social media channels with over 25,000 followers across Twitter and LinkedIn.

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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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