“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

Conference: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco

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.

Sessions include

Flash Teams and the Future of Work

Jay Patel, Research Assistant at Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Sanford University

How do you leverage the collective intelligence of the crowd to accomplish complex design and engineering challenges? This presentation will explore flash teams, a new framework for dynamically assembling and managing paid experts from the crowd, and Foundry, an interactive web platform that brings these teams to life.

Productive Novelty

Aaron Harvey, Environments Creative Director, Airbnb

Branding of a space is often approached quite literally, “where do we put the logo, how big?” A brand should be stronger than it’s graphic language; at best brands create a fundamental feeling that is singular and intuitively identifiable.

The Future of Fitness

Alex Spilger, Senior Vice President - Sustainability, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Antonia Cardone, Lead Workplace Strategist, West Coast, Cushman & Wakefield

Comparing the old with current health & wellness movement while introducing also introducing new, emerging trends such as Fitwel and our own Experience per Square Foot. In this session, we will showcase our diverse workplace strategy & sustainability/wellness practices.

Uniqlo City: Facilitating Cultural Change in the Creative Workplace

Brad Cloepfil, AIA Founding Principal / Lead Designer, Allied Works Architecture

Using Uniqlo City, Fast Retailing’s new global headquarters in Tokyo as a case study, Creative Directors from Fast Retailing and Allied Works’ founder Brad Cloepfil will discuss design strategies, core principles and tailored solutions that have helped the company transform the firm’s work culture, convey brand values, and prepare for rapid transformations in the apparel industry.

What Talent Wants, Is What Tenants Need, Is What Landlords Must Build

Chris Kelly, Co-founder, President, and Chief Development Officer, Convene

As the workplace transitions from being a utility to to a strategic human resources tool for companies to compete on innovation, the workplace has become the newest weapon in the war for today’s top talent. In this talk, we’ll explore the concept of de-commoditizing real estate, and how this ecosystem of change affects commercial landlords, commercial office tenants, and their employees.

Intermix: a new concept for the Smart Precinct of the future

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

How can the Smart Precinct of the future combine new technologies with physical experiences to create intelligent, integrated places to work and live? A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac, co-produced with WORKTECH Academy, presents some models and principles for the next generation of 'digital districts'.

Connected Space: Technology in the Workplace

Rachel Casanova, Managing Director, R/GA

For decades, the workplace has remained unchanged while the world has continued to evolve and innovate. But how can the workplace progress, disrupting modern convention, to sustainably increase productivity and employee satisfaction? R/GA has built a new work space model that inspires creativity, innovation and collaboration by connecting the physical and digital landscapes reimagining the relationship between architecture, design and technology.

The Theatre of Work

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.

How to make your existing building smart?

Ujjaini Dasgupta, Director of Marketing, Philips Lighting North America

Most smart building technologies are created with new construction in mind. But what are your options for existing buildings with limited budgets and resources. How can you make your buildings more efficient, more sustainable, and ultimately, smarter with usage data? This presentation will cover how that’s possible with lighting using existing infrastructure.

Workplace Tech in the Eyes of a CIO

Shaun Ritchie, CEO & Co Founder, Teem
Paul Chapman, CIO, Box

Teem CEO, Shaun Ritchie and Box CIO, Paul Chapman discuss workplace technology trends and how its driving an insanely great workplace experience. Learn how Box’s CIO handpicks tech that increases productivity and alleviates strain by taking on the mundane.


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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