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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 smart technologies. 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 how new technologies are shaping the built environment and the new world of work.

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Conference Opens

Registration and Pre-Event Networking

The Future of Work | A Changing Landscape

What’s on the horizon for the future? How should business leaders respond?

Opening Keynote: Working Assumptions

Despite global wars and global elections, the world of work remains a top-of-mind topic. In this opening session we hear from Julia about her latest book, Working Assumptions, which addresses some of the key issues affecting how we live and work including: the threat to white collar jobs from generative AI; rising tensions between Gen Z and their elder managers; flexible working: leaders must change their approach to keep up with their workforce; the four-day week: whether it works and whether it will catch on; increasing culture wars in the workplace, including the Israel/Gaza war; America’s

Tech Horizons: Exploring Future Work Innovations

This session focuses on the cutting-edge technology trends and digital innovations that are reshaping the future of work. We will unveil the latest insights and advancements businesses can anticipate, offering a glimpse into how these transformative technologies will revolutionize both work and workplace dynamics. From AI-driven automation to immersive virtual collaboration tools, discover the tools and strategies that will shape the way we work tomorrow.

Innovation Platform: MapsPeople

Networking and Coffee Break

Welcome Back

London's Urban Evolution | Adapting to Change

London as a city is facing dynamic change... hybrid work, climate change, shifting demographics etc necessitates a re-valuation of infrastructure and urban design to adapt to new realities and ensure resilience. How best to respond with agility and innovation to shape its future trajectory and maintain its status as a global metropolis

Meta's Metamorphosis: Blending Real Estate and Digital Innovation in Kings Cross

Meta shares their innovative approach to real estate and digital integration in their offices at King’s Cross. This session highlights their strategic vision for blending physical and digital space to create a dynamic and immersive work environment.

Q&A- Meta's Digital Integration

Expert Panel Discussion: The Future of Work and Innovation in Real Estate

Moderated by Ravi Lakhani, Head of Smart Solutions, Cordless Consultants, industry leaders will discuss active and newly completed real estate projects focusing on the latest technologies revolutionising the workplace. Discover how smart buildings, visitor management systems, and other innovations are reshaping talent attraction, workplace experience, and sustainability practices. Gain insights into measuring success and creating adaptable workspaces that prioritize employee well-being and engagement.

Innovation Platform: Fooditude


Welcome Back

Immersive experiences – AR and VR showcase and demonstrations

New Digital Technologies Transforming Work

From the metagora to the metaverse, digital assistants in Teams, to the impact of AI recruiting tools to industrial automation and robotic assistants and AV intelligence, new digital technologies are transforming the modern workplace. We explore some of the key issues and challenges affecting all our futures.

Harmony in the Workplace: Navigating AI and Human Capital in the Future of Work

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the integration of artificial intelligence and human capital in shaping the future of work. Explore the dynamic interplay between technology and workforce, unveiling strategies to harness AI for enhanced productivity and employee well-being. Gain insights into cultivating a harmonious coexistence for a thriving workplace in the era of technological advancement. Rob explores questions including: where does Artificial Intelligence go next?; what new risks could AI create for disharmony in the Future of Work?; how can we cultivate a harmonious coexis

AI: Why Employers Should Care

This session explores what AI developments could mean for the future of work in the UK and globally, and how we need to redefine our understanding of ‘good work’ to harness AI’s potential for positive change

Networking and Coffee Break

Immersive Experiences – AR and VR Showcase and Demonstrations

Welcome back

Future Fit: Crafting a Smart and Sustainable Workplace Experience

In a landscape shaped by rapid digital transformation and interconnectedness, where innovation and sustainability are paramount, the expectations of employees and investors continue to evolve. How can we rise to the challenge of creating the optimal work environment for the future?

Closing Keynote: Design and the City – Learnings from a 10-year journey

Indy presents a case for how the way we work and live is going through deep-code transformation at a speed and scale equivalent to the transition of World War. This keynote examines how, our very ideas of self, how we exist within the world, relate to it and each other is on the precipice of change that will affect everything - energy systems, material, food and nutrient systems — through to how we make decisions as societies in a complex, emergent world.

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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


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