“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


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Antonia Cardone

Antonia Cardone
Senior Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield

Twitter @CushWakeUS

Antonia leads the West Coast workplace strategy practice for Cushman & Wakefield. She brings more than twenty years of experience and a commitment to excellence in thought leadership to her role. Leading Cushman & Wakefield’s specialist workplace strategy team, Antonia works closely with Cushman & Wakefield portfolio management, brokerage and project management leads to deliver superior workplace strategy services to Cushman & Wakefield clients. Antonia and her team create strategic plans to optimize space utilization, create dynamic and flexible workplace environments and “future ready” buildings and portfolios.

Antonia is a frequent speaker and lecturer on workplace strategy and trends at industry events including those hosted by CoreNet Global, Worktech, AIA, IFMA and BOMA.

Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman
CIO, Box

Paul Chapman serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Box. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s global IT strategy and the IT organization focused on the development and delivery of IT solutions that support the company's growth and a more agile and productive workforce.

Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud.

Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), where he led the IT organization supporting a multi-billion dollar software portfolio. Paul was also responsible for the deployment of HP's global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, and data services. Before joining HP, Paul was VMware's Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, and Vice President of Enterprise Applications and has held leadership roles at Affymetrix and Sun Microsystems

Paul has more than 27 years of IT industry experience, with particular expertise in rapid growth companies. He is experienced in all areas of management, including global service delivery, applications development, quality assurance, support, operations, strategy and transformation. He has a track record of accomplishments founded on strong team-building, solid program management disciplines and outside-in thinking.

Paul is a featured speaker and blogger on a variety of business and technology topics, including organizational change, career development, application development, information management, and cloud operations.

Brad Cloepfil

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

Architect and educator Brad Cloepfil founded Allied Works Architecture in 1994. Over 20 years, he and the firm have received particular acclaim for designing some of the most iconic creative and cultural projects in North America and beyond, and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction. These projects include: The Seattle Art Museum; Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the recently opened National Music Centre of Canada and the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver.

Allied Works has developed significant expertise and innovative approaches to workplace design on ground-breaking projects including: this year’s newly opened “Uniqlo City” in Tokyo, the global creative headquarters for Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing; Pixar’s signature animation production building in Emeryville, California; and the legendary Wieden+Kennedy World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Ujjaini Dasgupta

Ujjaini Dasgupta
Director of Marketing, Philips Lighting

Ujjaini Dasgupta is the marketing lead for End User Office and Industry for Philips North America. She works closely with global customers helping them achieve their smart building goals with connected lighting technologies. With more than 15 years of lighting industry experience, she is always interested in sharing and learning about new technologies and how it impacts human mood and behavior in the workplace.

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.

Chris Kelly

Christopher Kelly
Co-Founder and President, Convene

Twitter @Convene  Twitter @thoughtsonbiz

Chris is the co-founder, president, and chief development officer of Convene, commercial real estate’s first “workplace-as-a-service” platform. Convene operates a network of full-service meeting and event venues and partners with the world’s largest commercial office landlords to infuse hotel-like services and amenities into commercial office buildings. Chris is an active thought leader and industry spokesperson, and has spoken at WORKTECH, Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate and MIT Center for Real Estate. He has been recognized as a Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business, a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® awards and is the only person to have been twice recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs.

The recipient of numerous design awards, Cloepfil has held professorships and lectured widely throughout North America and Europe. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Oregon and holds an advanced degree in architectural design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.

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.

Jay Patel

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

Jay H Patel does research on computational crowdsourcing with Assistant Professor Michael Bernstein in the Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Lab. In 2014, Jay architected and helped build the first version of Foundry, a web platform to bring together paid experts from the crowd to accomplish complex design and engineering projects. He was a co-author on the Best Paper Award received at UIST 2014, a premier technology conference. At present, Jay is helping build out Foundry "2.0" with organization-level capabilities such as workflows that can be modified in real-time, and is coordinating efforts around launching the platform for the world to use. Outside of research, Jay helped build Kite (, a smart workflow tool for networked software organizations to tap on the collective intelligence of programmers around the world. Previously, Jay did research at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and worked on the Google Knowledge Graph.

Shaun Ritchie

Shaun Ritchie
CEO & Co Founder, 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.

Alex Spilger

Alexander Spilger
Senior Vice President - Sustainability, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Alex Spilger is Senior Vice President and leads our team’s West Coast Sustainability Practice. Alex joins us from BCCI Builders, a leading high-end commercial contractor in the Bay Area, where he served as Director of Sustainability. Alex supports our clients in achieving their sustainability goals including creating healthier workplaces, increasing return on investment through energy efficiency and differentiating their real estate portfolios through LEED Certification. Alex has consulted on over 100 diverse green building projects with high profile clients such as Google, Salesforce, Skype, Square, Mozilla, Comcast, GAP, and the Wharton School of Business among others. His project achievements include the first LEED Platinum Major Renovation project on the west coast, the first LEED CI Platinum project in California and one of the first projects to attempt the prestigious Living Building Challenge.

Clive Wilkinson

Clive Wilkinson
Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects

Clive Wilkinson FAIA RIBA IIDA, is an architect and strategist working at the intersection of urban design, architecture and interior design. His large-scale projects for Disney, Google, Macquarie Bank, FIDM, Microsoft and Nokia have established new paradigms for building creative and educational communities. While innovative in its architecture, his design process is primarily focused on the social agenda of buildings. Clive was inducted into the Interior Design ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2005, nominated as a ‘Master of Design’ by Fast Company in 2006, and won the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design in 2012. With over 120 design awards to its credit, Clive Wilkinson Architects is an acknowledged global leader in workplace design.

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  • 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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