Conference Agenda


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 specific to the financial industry.


Conference Opens

Opening Keynote: Human By Design: Realizing the Potential of People and Technology

The future of technology is one that is human by design. This talk will explore how technology is becoming more natural, intuitive, and seamlessly integrated into our lives. From AI to Spatial computing, people are being amplified by the tools around them, as we experience a moment where advanced technology capabilities are available to more people than ever.

Purpose in Every Pixel: The Power of Digital Storytelling in the Workplace

Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools a brand can wield. Stories allow us to build an emotional, human connection with our employees, customers and partners. Through the stories we tell in the workplace we can transform a space into a place of engagement. Digital experiences can help communicate meaning and nurture a sense of belonging while supporting business objectives. What's a place you're excited to walk into?

Coffee Break & Networking

Expert Panel Discussion: Financial Workplace Innovations in the NYC Real Estate Landscape

In this dynamic panel discussion, industry experts will spotlight active and newly completed financial services workplace projects in New York City, exploring key considerations for attracting top talent, crafting hospitality-driven workplace experiences and aligning workplace developments with sustainable and responsible business practices.

Transforming the Workplace and Facilities into a Building Ecosystem

We have new expectations for our workplace and real-estate. Sustainability, flexible environments, and tech-enabled facilities are all driving forces. Today’s challenge is maximizing your real estate when the most reliable attribute of today’s world is change. In this presentation, we’ll explore trends from Eptura’s Workplace Index, and map them back to strategies that enable you to make intelligent decisions that will impact your real estate portfolio for the next decade.

Supply & Demand Strategies for Your Top Assets: People & Places

Autumn Gloetzner, Director of Workplace Design & Construction for Vista Equity Partners, one of the Top 20 private equity firms in North America, and Maya Ketter, Chief Operating Officer at OfficeSpace, will introduce the 4 stages of the new Workplace Maturity Model, discuss the developmental objectives of each stage, explore a new cross-functional scorecard to track & boost hybrid success, and share cost-effective ways to use data & technology to drive strategic decisions that rebalance real estate supply with employee experience demand.

Audience Interactive Session

Bank Case Study : Single Unified Workplace Solution

Book, Belong, Build: Create a Collaborative and Connected Community with a Unified Workplace Experience App

Lunch Break & Networking

Beyond Hybrid Work

Beyond Hybrid Work: How is Cisco achieving industry leading talent retention, through a superior workplace experience, enabling health and wellness, achieving pre-pandemic return to office metrics and using its “divest to invest” real estate strategy to deliver on its net zero goals. Hear also from Bob Cicero, Cisco’s Americas Leader for Smart Workspace on some of the key challenges we have helped our customers solve with our approach.

Expert Panel: Workplace Pilots – Navigating New Metrics & Measurements of Success

Explore innovative approaches to creating and measuring flexible and adaptable workspaces and smart environments that enhance employee well-being, productivity, and engagement in this enlightening and dynamic discussion. The panel's focus will be on sharing priorities, introducing pilots, and highlighting the wins, the surprises, and the learnings so far.

Apollo Case Study: A Conversation on the Evolution of the Financial Workplace

The pandemic has changed the way we live, work and interact. Organizations that do not recognize the shifts that are occurring, could become irrelevant. While the world was on hold, organizations like Apollo had to morph to accommodate the needs of their workforce and manage millions of SF of space. While doing so, a new social dynamic emerged. Join us as we share Apollo’s journey from how they designed and delivered space pre-pandemic, throughout the lockdown, and into the coming years to ensure that they created the next great generation of workspaces and enhanced their culture in doing so.

Designing an Inclusive Workplace Ecosystem: A Deep Dive into TD Bank’s Interconnected Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Strategy

This session offers a deep dive into TD Bank’s Interconnected Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Strategy. Yasmien and Jennifer offer a comprehensive overview of how this strategy manifests at TD through their built environments, experience strategies (i.e. digital and physical), and talent strategies – reflecting on the challenges, successes and opportunities.

Coffee Break & Networking

Think Tank Breakout Discussions

Alongside, keynote presentations and expert panel discussions, we are excited to be introducing a new thinktank session into our program. During the conference we will be breaking into small interactive groups to laser in on topics like Transforming the Employee Experience, Magnetising People Back to the Office, Technologies Reshaping the Way We Work, Hybrid Work Models, and Data-Driven Workplace Design.

Design by Humans: Practice at the Intersection of Space and Technology

In this closing session, Sanjay Shamdasani (UX) and Andrew Balster (Architecture), partners at geniant, discuss design at the confluence of digital and physical space. Sanjay and Andrew are currently delivering solutions to large financial services firms to re-imagine the employee experience for hybrid work in a fluid way across physical environments and technology-enabled moments.

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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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