The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people 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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Post Pandemic Global Workplace Trends
As businesses examine more closely than ever how their people use workspace, the drive for new technology and innovation to enhance space has led to renewed focus on what really happens in the places, spaces and settings where work happens. We examine post pandemic global workplace strategies taking place now and in the future.
Keynote: What’s Happening with Hybrid: Global Workplace Trends for the New Workplace
As more flexible work patterns, flexible organisations and flexible buildings emerge in the wake of the global pandemic, what are the key drivers of change in 2022? In this opening session, Professor Jeremy Myerson, Director of WORKTECH Academy, gives a big-picture view of corporate responses to the challenge of hybrid working and looks at the key implications in terms of workplace experience, sustainability and inclusion.
The way we live, work, and play is very different today than it was just a few decades ago, thanks in large part to a network of connectivity that now encompasses most people on the planet. This session will explore and discuss different ways to redesign our cities and facilities for the post-coronavirus era and the new technologies’ impact on urban life
People Centric Workplace Strategies
We examine how businesses are upping the ante when it comes to workplace experience and raising the bar in an effort to compete for talent. How can organisations become better equipped to address the ever-rising expectations in terms of workplace technology, experience, or both? How can companies make the office an attractive proposition to employees who now have more choice in where and how they work?
EXPERT Panel: Routes to Revival: How to Build a Sustainable Approach to Flexible Working
This panel examines some of the most prominent challenges facing corporate real estate today. It will explore the key areas that suffered due to the pandemic such as wellbeing and culture, and how as we move towards a world were flexibility is set to become a permanent fixture, we can maintain high standards across a hybrid workforce. The panel will explore key themes including how to manage presence in the office, what encourages attendance, and how to foster collaboration and protect culture.
New Research from the WORKTECH Academy. More than 18 months on from the outbreak of the pandemic, employee expectations of work and workplace have significantly shifted, and organisations are left with a blank canvas to redefine their workplace experience. A new report by Vecos in partnership with WORKTECH Academy explores what those new expectations are and how the experience is likely to change for employees and building managers alike in the future.
Skyfold Innovation Platform
In the age of the “anywhere office”, technology will play a more vital role than ever. It is now crucial for businesses to understand how to keep teams connected, organized, safe and ultimately enhance their experience and productivity. Our experts will shed light on some of the key innovations that are transforming how people work.
TIME FOR CHANGE: The Significance of Light, Connectivity and Communication in the New Work Environment
Work life as we once knew it is gone forever. Employee preferences have inextricably changed. Leaders are grappling with the productivity and workplace culture implications of widespread, long-term distributed teams. This session explores three elements that will significantly impact the future of work - Design, Connectivity and Communication.
New Ways of Working – Reinventing Real Estate
The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees. Covid-19 has brought unprecedented human and humanitarian challenge. This session examines how organisations are leading the way to unlock data-driven insights and intelligence to streamline operations and cut costs. In a post pandemic environment, the drive to increase utilization, productivity and user experience of space has never been greater.
Telefonica: The Journey to Smarter Working
This session explores Telefonica’s journey using smart workplace technology to drive the adoption of new activity-based working. We examine the stages through gaining acceptance from internal stakeholders, to supporting ‘new normal’ working styles and the process of gradual adoption - starting small and developing functionality over time. They share how their new smart workplace app delivers both employee experience and key data for operational excellence.
The Future of Corporate Real Estate in Germany
What are the strategies that companies and organisations in Germany and globally are adopting to bounce back from the coronavirus and what is the impact on commercial real estate
Expert Panel Debate: The Great Return: Making Hybrid Work work
This panel examines global and local trends that are re-shaping a new world of work. It explores perspectives on the pandemic as a catalyst for new ways of working. As organisations shift to hybrid, how can new technologies and innovation enhance employee experience; how can we keep portfolio flexibility; how do we use data to make the right investment decisions. What’s in store for the future, how should business leaders respond and what should they prioritise in order to best prepare.
The Role of Extended Reality (XR) Technologies and the Metaverse in the Future of Work
This session offers a deep discussion of hybrid work and how XR can bridge the gap between office and remote work, helping to reduce friction for collaboration and enhance colleague engagement. We examine the various technologies for enabling XR within the enterprise and present a case study on how Accenture has used this tooling throughout COVID-19 to connect teams across the globe.