Conference Agenda Day 1

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.

Conference Opens

The Future of Living and Working in World Cities

Unique perspectives on people, space and culture in the context of a fragile and uncertain world still struggling with the effects of living and working in the shadow of a global pandemic. We explore the challenges, discuss new ideas & opportunities for the future of work

From Teams to Teams: The Future of Cities in the World of Remote Work and AI

In this keynote talk Ben Rogers will explore what the current wave of technological disruption means for the future or our cities and city workplaces and argue that cities will need to re-imagine their nature as meeting places.

Humanising Cities

Heatherwick Studio believes that emotion is the crucial ingredient that is missing in so much of design today. Who is really thinking about how to make buildings, places and spaces mean something to us - to lift our spirits and connect us? What does bringing humanity back into our buildings and cities mean for workplaces of the future? In her keynote, Adrienne Lau, will talk through some key projects, including Google’s US and UK headquarter campuses, and explain how an understanding of emotion shapes how the studio works across all scales and typologies.

Coffee & Networking

The Future of London

We examine the innovation, placemaking, planning and leadership at the centre of creating a large proportion of London’s most iconic developments and look at how London is evolving in terms of buildings and place; how it is responding to the needs of business and employees; and what implications for sustainability, inclusivity, and wellbeing.

Architecture, the Media and London

In this session, Edwin Heathcote, architecture and design critic of The Financial Times since 1999, will discuss the role of architecture in sustaining London as a world capital and the role of the media in shaping the discourse around its key design characteristics. In conversation with Jeremy Myerson, Director of WORKTECH Academy, Heathcote will draw on his latest book On The Street: In-Between Architecture and on his experiences as a writer, architect and designer.

Expert Panel: The Future of London – Placemaking and Leadership

This session examines the innovation, placemaking, planning and leadership at the centre of creating a large proportion of London’s most iconic developments. We examine perspectives on how London is evolving in terms of buildings and place; how it is responding to the needs of business and employees; what implications for sustainability, inclusivity and wellbeing

Re-interpret What Hybrid Means

From inclusivity to AI, join this session to understand the most effective enablers to build a dynamic culture. We’ll discuss the need to refrain from relying on pandemic purchases to overcome post-pandemic challenges and explore how IT, HR, facilities, and sustainability teams can achieve a unified strategy for hybrid work and why it is still necessary today.

Deskbird Innovation Platform

Lunch & Networking

The 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.

AI and its Impact on Business and Humanity

Daniel provides a framework for how people should think about AI(especially Generative AI), with entertaining examples and anecdotes. He argues that whilst these technologies are incredible at creating growth and streamlining operations, for companies to stay innovative they need to use AI to unlock the creative capacity of their workforce. Daniel will also cover the macro impact these technologies may have over the coming decades and suggests that it's within the gift of enterprise to make a better future for everyone.

Q&A Sorting Fact From Fiction on AI and the Future of Work

What will the world start to look like in 2024 and beyond? What impact has Rishi Sunak’s Global conference on AI had? What are the issues for cyber security, how we protect data, clients, employees? And will AI turbo charge these threats? Echo Callaghan, leads this debate with Daniel Hulme on the ways in which AI will and won’t transform the world and the workplace, aiming to cut-through the dialogue about chat-bots and artificial intelligence and get to the specifics of how these technologies affect us all.

How Smart Hospitals Are Using Location Data to Transform Healthcare

Location intelligence is revolutionizing the way hospitals operate. By using location data they create a more efficient, sustainable, and patient-centered workplace, that supports finding equipment to improving staff collaboration to reducing energy consumption. This session examines how the NHS is using location data to Improve staff productivity and collaboration, optimize resource utilization, reduce energy consumption and enhance patient safety and experience.

Coffee & Networking

Expert Panel: Digital Transformation: Thriving in the Modern Workplace

As the pace of technological advancements accelerates, this panel explores digital transformation and shares lessons learned in navigating the modern workplace's digital terrain. We examine the challenges, opportunities, and strategies organisations must embrace to thrive in the dynamic and ever-evolving future of work. It looks at how by embracing technological advancements, fostering a culture of adaptability, and empowering their workforce, organisations can embrace the digital era.

Knowledge Exchange Mixer

An interactive and collaborative session for delegates to come together to discuss and share insights from the day's presentations while also providing an opportunity for networking and socializing. Delegates are divided into small, diverse groups to encourage a rich mix of perspectives and each group is given a specific topic related to the day's themes for discussion. In roundtable format, delegates take turns sharing insights, reflections, and opinions on the topic.

Knowledge Exchange Mixer: Closing Debate

We conclude with an engaging and dynamic session designed to harness the delegates’ perspectives and collective wisdom. Designed to summarise the day’s vibrant exchange of ideas, insights, and experiences ,delegates have the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification on the insights shared by other groups fostering a cross-pollination of ideas and further enriching discussion. This closing interactive debate aims to be a powerful culmination of the Knowledge Exchange Mixer, to leave delegates inspired, informed, and connected.

Networking Drinks

Conference Closes


Host Partner

Platinum Sponsor

  • Cisco

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

  • Sony

Bespoke Sponsor

VIP Dinner Sponsor

Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy