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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 conference programme will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.


Please note that times are subject to change.


Revolutionising the Workpalce

What's now and what's next for Smart Buildings?

Smarter Building Misconceptions and Fallacies

In this session, Darlene will highlight the importance of digital solutions for tenants and offers leading insight around what is expected now, and what’s coming next, in this age of digital transformation.

She says, “In an era where technology is changing rapidly, and enterprises are increasingly relying on an integrated digital ecosystem to operate their businesses it is a challenge to keep up with the technology curve. In this context, she shares her thoughts on where the industry is going next.”


With 90% of our time now spent indoors, buildings are increasingly required to deliver this – adapting to provide a nurturing environment leveraging technology to aid productivity, well-being and comfort.

Damien will share the very latest thinking on how the use of sensors and IoT can provide actionable insights to make a building smart and self-healing. He will share how Digital Twins can be deployed for predictive analytics and how technology can be used to contribute to employee experience and productivity.


Welcome Back

Creating Spaces | Case Studies and Lessons Learned

We look at reasons for driving change and deliver insight into the 'how' of the delivery.

Empowering Workspace Transformation

This session examines flexible and agile working, trends in team collaboration and how technology can and should support new ways of working. Looking at the impact of not considering tech within workspace design and with insight to the future workspace, we explore where could this lead, looking at: working moments, impacts on space utilisation, teamwork, and tapping into collective skillsets.

Creating Spaces at 1 New St Square

Deloitte will take you on the journey of their workplace transformation in the UK and Switzerland. Devinder will share why and how Deloitte has changed not only its space, but its entire workplace strategy, revolutionising the space to reflect and positively impact the changing work environment. This session will evaluate the impact and outcomes from smart buildings and explore Deloitte’s journey to new ways of working.

Expert Panel | Delivering Success

The 'how' of 1 New Street Square with practical insights to making Smart Buildings work.


Welcome Back

Driving Human Performance, Engagement and Change

If the majority of value in Smart Building is created not through energy saved or reductions in real estate but in making people more productive, how do we drive change? Addressing legacy estates and the people that use them is key. How do we change culture, educate people and integrate new technologies?

The Future is Human

The real estate industry is one of the global industries that is most urging to be disrupted. Over the last years, this centered around the urgent need for a more sustainable environment. Recently, a major second factor has come into play: these environments have been proven largely unhealthy for people. The solution to this might be right under your roof…

PropTech in the NHS

There are significant opportunities to adopt technology across the NHS estate, but these are countered with infrastructural and cultural barriers. NHS Property Services aims to overcome these barriers and has launched NHS Open Space, using PropTech to make better and more efficient use of NHS space. Hear from their programme lead on the journey so far.

Where Next? A Look to the Future

Expert Debate | The Reality of Data - Examining Data Ethics, Security and Value

Real Estate data is fragmented and disconnected. What steps do you need to take to begin to build a data framework that will help retain and improve asset value, while providing great experiences for the occupiers and individuals? What is your starting point for data transformation? What do you want your data to do? How can you use data to help find problems, fix them, make improvements and report performance? Where is the value in data and who owns it? What data can you collect? Nick will examine all these issues with an expert panel representing tenant, landlord and legal perspectives.


Welcome Back

Show Me the Money | Accelerating the Case for Smart Buildings

While Smart Technologies have been available for quite some time, without a demonstrable return on investment the case for change and adoption is weak. This session will explore how we must better understand the criteria which drive financial approvals & the business case for Smart Technology investments from the perspective of both Landlord and Tenant and will debate the critical accelerators and barriers which need to be navigated to garner support for the investment in technology enabled buildings.

Closing Remarks

TOURS and Networking Drinks

Conference Closes


WORKTECH speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries. Our speakers come from some of today’s most successful companies as well as a broad range of progressive and influential organisations.

Please contact Caroline Bell for more information on speaking opportunities


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