Technology & Trends 2016 - 
Executive Briefings





Herman Miller, National Design Centre, London


SMART Buildings, SMART Work (Space, Management and Real Time technology)

The annual Technology & Trends briefings will cover the latest technology innovations for the workplace. An expert analysis will be presented by Philip Ross, CEO, Ungroup & Cordless Group, including insights on the following tech trends:

  • iBeacon or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for location aware experiences are being used within the workplace. Listen to a review of iBeacon players and how they might integrate with WiFi in the future. Learn about the innovation possible with BLE including way finding and people locating
  • Digital Ceilings – hear the vision for a new intelligent ‘location layer’ being introduced inside offices and workplaces
  • New LED Power Over Ethernet (PoE) lighting & LiFi light fidelity products for delivering secure wireless data as a future alternative to WiFi and for location aware innovation
  • Security and BLE Building Entry Technologies – learn how smart phones are being used for building entry and hear about the latest innovation from lift manufacturers around visitor management processes/systems
  • AV innovation with BLE integration and App based AV control – insights on future AV over IP
  • Workplace Apps - hear more about workplace apps being introduced for a range of services and new innovations - from people finding to booking space, rooms and desks
  • Jelly Bean Working and the move towards a new vision for a fluid ‘high performance’ workplace
  • Big data and 'digital exhaust’ in the workplace – a vision for the future role of the CRE and FM function, as well as workplace effectiveness
  • Future Workplace Innovation - A review of the Edge, Barangaroo and Cisco’s Open Innovation Centre. Takeaway key learnings from early examples of SMART buildings
Philip Ross

Philip Ross
Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

Twitter @Pjnross

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 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.


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