Launching on August 2nd with a Future of Work Trends Briefing session introducing the key workplace trends. The festival will focus on topics such as: the future of work and the workplace, real estate, technology and innovation.

This event is for senior professionals from HR, Real Estate, Facility Management, IT, Architecture and Design interested in learning about the latest trends and research on the future of work.


  • Simon Allford

    Architect and co-founder of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and new president of the Royal Institute of British Architects

  • Sid Bhatia

    Director, Workforce of the Future, PwC

  • Uli Blum

    Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Luca Bussolino

    Strategy and Innovation Lead, Carlo Ratti Associates

  • Dame Frances Cairncross

    Economist, Academic and Journalist

  • Dr Richard Claydon

    Chief Cognitive Officer, EQ Lab

  • Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE

    50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

  • Bruce Daisley

    Author of The Joy of Work & Eat Sleep Work Repeat and former VP, EMEA, Twitter

  • Dr Katelyn Dowling

    Founder and CEO, Sustainable Self

  • Inabelle-Fang

    Inabelle Fang

    Senior Real Estate Manager, Willis Towers Watson

  • Laurel Farrer

    CEO and Founder, Distribute

  • Brian David Johnson

    Best-Selling Author and Futurist in Residence, Arizona State University

  • Dr Sean Gallagher

    Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University of Technology

  • James Goldsmith

    Head of Leasing, AXA IM

  • Lynda Gratton

    Professor of Management Practice, London Business School, Founder of the advisory practice HSM

  • Simon Jordan

    Co-founder, Jump Studios

  • Dr Fiona Kerr

    Founder and CEO, The NeuroTech Institute | Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist, Adelaide University

  • Gregg Klayman

    SVP Content and Product Strategy, MLB

  • Sir Stuart Lipton

    Partner, Lipton Rogers LLP

  • General Stanley A. McChrystal

    Partner & founder at the McChrystal Group, Former top commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan

  • Linda Morey Burrows

    Principal Director, Morey Smith

  • Jeremy Myerson

    Director, WORKTECH Academy & Research Professor, RCA

  • Coen van Oostrom

    Founder & CEO, EDGE Technologies

  • Primo Orpilla

    Founder, Studio O+A

  • Mike Petrusky

    Director of Events & Growth Marketing, iOFFICE

  • Ab Rogers

    Founder, Ceo. Ab Rogers Design

  • Juan Carlos Romero

    Strategy and Innovation Associate, Carlo Ratti Associates

  • Philip Ross

    Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

  • David Savage

    Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

  • Katie Shima

    AIA, Director of Design, SITU

  • Dr. Kerstin Sailer

    Reader in Social and Spatial Networks, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

  • Dr. Douglas Terrier

    Chief Technologist, NASA

  • Gillian Tett

    Chair of the US Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

  • Nino Di Vito

    Chief Innovation Officer and EMEIA Innovation and Technology Leader, EY

  • Kristi-Woolsey

    Kristi Woolsey

    Leader, BCG Smart Environments Practice, Digital BCG

  • Dr Ben Wigert

    Director of Research and Strategy, Workplace Management, Gallup


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 Isabel Dewhurst-Marks regarding speaking opportunities at WORKTECH Festival


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