Hear from global thought leaders

WORKTECH21 Chicago will feature expert 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, focussed on the city of Chicago.

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 focussing 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.


  • Mary E. Bilbrey

    Global Chief Human Resources Officer, JLL

  • Benjamin Breslau

    Chief Research Officer, JLL

  • Jarrod Easterwood

    Director, Marketing & Partner Relations, AVUITY

  • Larry Gadea

    Founder and CEO, Envoy

  • Jeroen Gieling

    Sales Director Workplace, VECOS

  • Mara Hauser

    Founder & CEO of 25N Coworking / CEO & Workplace Strategist of Workplace Studio

  • Julia Hays

    Manager of Data & Analytics, Global Workplace, Mondelēz International

  • Todd Heiser

    Managing Director, Consumer Goods Leader, Principal, Gensler

  • Tom Howard

    Real Estate Manager, North America & Latin America, Mondelēz International

  • Samuel Kling

    Fellow & Director of Global Cities Research, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Kasia Maynard

    Content Editor, WORKTECH Academy

  • Manas Mehandru

    Chief Operating Officer, mHUB

  • Stephanie Miller

    VP of Corporate Innovation, 1871

  • Peter Miscovich

    Managing Director, Strategy + Innovation, Consulting, JLL

  • Jeremy Myerson

    Director, WORKTECH Academy & Research Professor, RCA

  • Ed Nolan

    Managing Director, Workplace Strategy, JLL

  • Tera Oswald

    Head of Global Portfolio Strategy & Workplace Evolution within Corporate Real Estate (CRE), BMO Financial Group

  • Dr. Sanjay Rishi

    Americas CEO, Work Dynamics, JLL

  • Philip Ross

    Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

  • Krupa Solanki

    Innovation Director, UnWork

  • Stefanie Spurlin

    Managing Vice President, Capital One

  • Renee Tordjeman

    Workplace Innovation Consultant, UnWork

  • Howard Tullman

    General Managing Partner, G2T3V, LLC & Chicago High Tech Investment Partners

  • Haley Van Wagenen

    Manager, Workplace Strategist - Corporate Real Estate, Strategy & Transactions, EY

  • Edward Wagoner

    CIO, Digital, JLL


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 Samantha Cullum for more information about speaking at this event


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Supported By

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