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 worked with organisations such as Ernst & Young, Allen & Overy, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, McKinsey & Co, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nokia and Ericsson on future concepts for work and the work place.
Philip has spoken at conferences around the world including the Wall Street Journal Europe CEO Forum on Converging Technologies, alt.office in the USA and Corenet’s Global Summits in Beijing, Orlando, Auckland and Melbourne.
In 1994 he founded the group with the publication of The Cordless Office Report. 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.
Executive Assistant, Unwired
Bianca joined Unwired in May 2012, and is employed as Executive Assistant. She supports the Group CEO in all activities related to the business.
Before joining Unwired, Bianca owned an Italian Restaurant in South Africa and has also worked at Hertz Car Rental, South Africa, as a Sales Rep and Customer Service Rep.
She has a degree in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Sociology, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (majoring in marketing) from the University of Cape Town.
Events Assistant, Unwired
Stephanie is the newest addition to the Unwired team. Stephanie assists Event Director, Isabel, in all activities related to running Unwired's event portfolios, including programme development, logistics and marketing.
Stephanie graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University of London, and since then has gained extensive experience in events, communications, and online and print marketing (specialising in Social Media).
Business Development Executive, Unwired
Linda joined Unwired in August 2013 to oversee sponsorship and delegate sales in Latin America and other markets for Conference Director Caroline and her team.
Linda was previously Group Advertising Manager at Market Intelligence Ltd, the leading source of industry news for the fresh produce sector and organiser of fresh produce business conferences all over the world. She has many years of experience in publishing, editorial, advertising, sponsorship and exhibition sales and is also a former Editor of Eurofruit Magazine, the international trade press publication for fresh produce buyers. Linda was also the UK & Ireland representative for Fruit Logistica and Asia Fruit Logistica, the world’s largest trade shows for the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.
She graduated from Bradford University with a BA in Spanish and French.
Conference Director, Unwired
Caroline is a Conference Director at Unwired. She is responsible for planning and organising a series of events including Unwired Executive Briefings, WORKTECH, CIO Innovation Forum, Unwired training and ThinkTanks.
Caroline has over twelve years marketing experience. She joined Unwired after working for a leading business-to-business advertising agency within the Publicis Group. As the agency’s Head of Planning she was responsible for strategic communications and brand consultancy, and providing clients with key insights into their target audience through research. Her experience spans many of the leading corporates such as Morgan Stanley, London Stock Exchange, Ernst & Young, Credit Suisse and NatWest.
Prior to that she worked at Citibank, where she was responsible for a range of new product and fund launches including diversifying Citibank's distribution strategy into the independent sector.
Caroline completed her Masters Degree in Marketing at Kingston Business School where she specialised in services marketing. She holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society Diplomas, has occasionally lectured in marketing and spoken at conferences on marketing and advertising effectiveness.
Associate Director, Unwired
Isabel is responsible for all aspects of her events including programme development, logistics and marketing and has a extensive range of experience in event production, client management and account management.
She is responsible for a wide range of events at Unwired including international conferences in Amsterdam, Melbourne, San Francisco and New York, executive briefings and workplace tours.
Prior to working at the Unwired, Isabel worked at Brand Architects, a cosmetic brand management company and has a BA in Linguistics and Sociology.
Peter has been in the events industry for nine years. Having trained with Clarion Events at Earl’s Court in London, Peter has since held several positions working as a Sponsorship and Business Development Manager on a series of international events. Prior to joining Unwired Ventures, Peter spent three years working at Informa Telecoms & Media as a New Business Manager on their emerging markets portfolio, where his role was to secure sponsorship for large scale events in Africa, The Middle East and Eurasia. During this time he worked with software companies, mobile operators and major record labels.
Peter’s role at Unwired Ventures is to oversee the commercial development of our established events portfolio and to work alongside the senior management team to develop and launch new products for Unwired.
MD, Unwired Ventures
Martin's work with international corporates, the public sector and local businesses across the world has given him invaluable experience on advising clients on the future of work. He’s particularly interested in understanding how the fusion of technology, space and people can enhance productivity; and doesn’t mind being thought of as a bit of a technology geek! Somewhat surprisingly, he has found the four years studying Philosophy at university very useful in his current role as it has prepared him to better understand the dynamics influencing the very essence of what work is. Today, he looks after an international portfolio of research and events both pan-industry and specifically within the financial and legal sectors.
Martin regularly helps clients think differently about the challenges and philosophy of work and is an active member of Work2020 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Events Assistant, Unwired
Carolina joined Unwired in January 2013 as an Events Assistant, supporting Caroline Bell with all aspects of her portfolio of events.
Carolina has previous event management experience, and has also worked as an account manager within the footwear industry.
She has a BA in Journalism, and has recently finished her Masters in Management in the Creative Economy, from Kingston University.