The Unworking Conference will feature speakers, including leading international thinkers from industry and academia. Our speakers represent some of the world’s biggest brands and best universities and research departments, alongside radical visionaries from new innovative organisations.

Through inter-disciplinary speakers and learning experience, we focus on bringing cutting edge ideas and inspiration to the workplace community to enhance creativity and move thinking forward. Instead of focusing on peer to peer innovation through imitation, we aim to curate a unique programme, bringing together experts in the fields of people, place and technology and relevant adjacencies to reflect on the future of work and workplace.


  • Tim Ahrensbach

    Head of Workplace Experience, The LEGO Group

  • Filipa de Albuquerque

    Global Lead, Workplace Experience, Roche

  • Esme Banks Marr

    Strategy Director, BVN

  • Ricky Burdett CBE

    Professor of Urban Studies, London School of Economics

  • Lucy Ann Burke

    Strategy Manager Workplace, Digital & technology, Diageo

  • Claire de Carteret

    Managing Director APAC, Gallup

  • Dr Vanessa Champion

    Editor and Founder, Journal of Biophilic Design

  • Tim Creswick

    CEO and Founder, Vorboss

  • Daniel Drogman

    CEO, Smart Spaces

  • Andrew Dyke

    Director of Intelligent Buildings, ICONICS UK

  • John Gleeson

    Director, Arcadis

  • Katherine Harvey

    Consultancy Director, UnWork

  • Chris Higgins

    Senior Programme Director, Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities, GSK

  • Ellie Houldsworth

    Cloud Transformation & Architecture Manager, Accenture

  • Daniel Hulme

    CEO, Satalia

  • Chris Hyder

    Hybrid Work Solution Specialist, Cisco

  • Arvind Jain

    Founder & CEO, Glean

  • Sir Stuart Lipton

    Partner, Lipton Rogers LLP

  • Matthew Marson

    Managing Director, EMEA Advisory, JLL Technologies

  • Jeremy Myerson

    Director, WORKTECH Academy & Research Professor, RCA

  • Surasen Naidu

    Head of Property UK and Europe, Standard Chartered Bank

  • Mark Needham

    EMEAR Hybrid Workplace Lead, Cisco

  • Milesh Patel

    Director of Solutions, ICONICS

  • Lohan Presencer

    Executive Chairman, Ministry of Sound

  • Will Readshaw

    Director, Intelligent Buildings, Arcadis

  • James Ricketts

    Content Manager, Fooditude

  • David Rolls

    Director, Rolls Pty and Former MD Development, Lendlease

  • Philip Ross

    Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UnWork

  • Joe Ryle

    Campaign Director, 4 Day Week

  • Naomi Sakamoto

    Principal, Studio Director, Gensler

  • Adam Scott

    Founder and Global Creative Director, FreeState

  • James Scroggs

    Co-Founder, New Working Class

  • Martin Silvester

    Global Workplace Director, Arcadis

  • Lynn Smith

    Portfolio Director - M&G Real Estate

  • Ana Stanojevic

    Workplace Strategy and Development Lead, Nokia

  • Lee Stentiford

    Director of Development Management, Nuveen

  • Christy Traore

    Co-Founder, New Working Class

  • Sam Tucker

    Growth Manger, Deskbird


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 about speaking at this event


Host Partner

  • accenture

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

  • Cisco

Bespoke Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

VIP Dinner Sponsors

Catering Sponsor

Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy