The future of work is on everyone’s agenda.

This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from a people, place 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.


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Wednesday, October 13th

Registration & Pre-Event Networking

The New Frontier of Tech Innovation

Industry Spotlight: Fostering Tech Talent, Entrepreneurship and Growth in Chicago

Chicago has proven to be a unique and prosperous city for tech entrepreneurship and the innovation economy. This discussion brings local experts together to explore some of the key drivers and enablers for successful growth within the industry.

The App-Centric Workplace

How can workplace apps create a more personal user experience? What benefits do they bring for organisations and individuals? The corporate office has been relatively slow to see the potential of an app for employees, but this is all about to change as apps are integrated into the corporate workplace at a growing rate. In this discussion, industry experts will explore how an app-centric, mobile-first approach can transform connectivity and collaboration and enhance the employee experience.

Networking Break

Great Expectations: The Journey Towards the Smart Experience

Organizations have a big opportunity to design the workplace more efficiently and improve the employee experience. Whilst a lot of the possibilities and practicalities might seem completely new, there are companies who are ahead of the curve in realising this smart future workplace. This presentation covers inspiring case studies of how smart technology in some of the world’s foremost smart buildings support in realising a workplace that works. Attendees will gain practical tips to help increase the success rates of your smart workplace plans as employees return to the office.

Hybrid Workplace Experience: A New Reality

Community and Purpose: Why Workplaces Will Always Win

Having learned from thousands of customers returning to the workplace, Envoy's CEO and founder will talk about how companies are earning people back to the office by leveraging technology and building strong on-site communities that work together.

Networking Break

Hybrid: Where Are We Now?

Senior leaders are devoting significant energy to the “hybrid” revolution of work with new innovative Hybrid strategies that will enable “People First” organizational performance. In this panel discussion, JLL’s CHRO Mary Bilbrey and Digital CIO Edward Wagoner, together with Tera Oswald, BMO Financial Group, will share their unique HR perspectives and Technology perspectives as to where Hybrid stands today and where the Hybrid Workspace will be going in the future.

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Our 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 Samantha Cullum regarding speaking opportunities at this event.


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Supported By

  • Work-Design-Magazine
  • Workplace Evolutionaries
  • WORKTECH-Academy