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.


Conference Opens

Global Horizons: Discovering Workplace Excellence

Embark on a global exploration of workplace innovation. Showcasing stories of workplace innovation from around the world.

The Workspace: Data, Experiments, and the Human Factor

In a hybrid world, the physical environment greatly enhances connections between people and thus enhances culture. had the challenging goal of creating a Healthy, Happy and Productive workspace for all 11,000 colleagues across the globe. The workplace services team works to achieve this through both data and real time experiments, while maintaining a continuous dialogue with their colleagues, the end-users of the space. This session will share how they achieved their goal and their key learnings in the process.

Workplace Innovations in the USA Real Estate Landscape

Philip will spotlight active and newly completed workplace projects in the USA, exploring key considerations for attracting top talent, crafting hospitality-driven workplace experiences and creating dynamic, sustainable, and people-centric environments that support the evolving needs of today's workforce.

Applying Global Workplace Standards in a New Market

In this session Paul Tackowiak of Bristol Myers Squibb will share their global standards for workplace and how they have implemented them in a new project in India. He will talk about how establishing standards for workplace design has ensured consistent, efficient results, while balancing local and corporate cultures.

Driving Real Estate Decisions With Real-Time Data, Intelligence And Automation

Many organisations are still working out the “how” when it comes to balancing their real estate portfolio based on employee office usage patterns. It’s now clear that usage data is needed in real-time to be able to create automated workflows to optimise space and deliver better experiences. Chris will share in this session how Cisco has implemented tech in their offices around the globe that delivers real time insights to automate and optimise user experience in the workplace.

Audience Interaction Session

Coffee & Networking Break

Navigating the Tech Odyssey in the Future of Work

From artificial intelligence and automation to virtual collaboration and augmented reality, join thought leaders, industry experts, and visionaries to gain insights into the disruptive forces shaping our workplaces.

Designing for the Future: The Impact Of AI On Workplace Design

There has been an explosion of interest and innovation in Artificial Intelligence, with AI used to support design ideation and space planning. In this talk, AI pioneer Arjun Kaicker, Co-Head of Zaha Hadid Analytics + Insights, will discuss the trends in AI usage across workplace design utilising his own insights and experience of using AI tools at Zaha Hadid Architects to reflect upon how AI can transform the workplace design process for good.

The AI Powered Workplace

Launch of the new report from WORKTECH Academy and Mirvac. This report looks at the AI phenomenon in relation to the future of work. Going beyond the hype to offer a clearer picture of where AI is going next and how it will impact the world of work in the future.

Work as an Interconnected System

Work doesn't exist in a vacuum. Let's explore the context of work to envision better futures.

Circular Approach To Reimagining Work + Place Ecosystems

BVN Principal Sally Campbell leads this session to explore a future where corporate campuses evolve from single-use company strongholds to amenity-rich, sustainable, multi-use community assets.
Discover how we can unlock exponential value through design, master planning, and collaboration. Together we can ensure a future where corporate campuses are more than spaces for work and become integral components of a sustainable and interconnected ecosystem.

Melbourne Connect A Purpose-Built Precinct to Foster Innovation

Melbourne Connect is an innovation hub of the University of Melbourne targeting the linkage of industry and research in forward-thinking initiatives. Discover how creativity, technology, research, and industry converge to address global challenges. Uncover strategies for fostering community engagement and igniting innovation. Join Professor Eduard Hovy as he shares successes and obstacles in pioneering collaborative work.

The Where of Work

The pandemic made us stop and think about the places where we work – employees no longer walk mindlessly back into the office. In response, the wide range of stakeholders involved in financing, designing, delivering, and occupying offices begun seeking answers, focusing on the aspects of the problem that concerned them most. The “Where of Work” sheds light on the mechanisms that shape our places of work and advocates for a coordinated approach to unveil environments that better align with the opportunities and challenges of the ever-evolving notion of work.

Modern Workplace Solutions by Biamp

Join us as we delve into the intricacies and evolving dynamics of contemporary office spaces. Discover how Biamp leads the way in pioneering cutting-edge solutions to elevate workplace functionality. This presentation will focus on innovative workplace hotdesking and meeting room solutions, providing a glimpse into the future of collaborative and highly efficient workspaces.

Lunch & Networking Break

Designing the Future of Work for Exceptional Individuals

From cultivating a culture of continuous improvement to leveraging cutting-edge technologies, how can we unlock peak performance in the workplace.

Who Are We? The Value Of Cultural Diversity Data In The Role Of The Future Of Work

Our diverse cultures hold untapped potential for thriving in the AI-driven future. This session explores why understanding cultural nuances is crucial. We'll dive into the costs of conflict & the value of embracing diversity. Discover how appreciating our multifaceted identities can unlock innovation & propel us forward together. Join us as we explore historical insights & forge future possibilities and reveal “who we are” together at this event from our Diversity Atlas survey!

Designing the Future Workplace: Strategies for Unleashing Individual and Organisational Excellence

Drawing insights from Gallup's latest State of the Global Workplace Report, Claire will unveil strategies that shape the future of work, emphasizing individual and organisational excellence in dynamic environments. She'll present innovative approaches to continual improvement, leverage advanced technologies, and unlock the complete potential of individuals in the professional environment.

Audience Interactive Session

Coffee & Networking Break

Embracing Uncertainty To Craft Future-Ready Workplaces

Delve into the art and science of swift innovation, where the ability to prototype, iterate, and adapt becomes paramount. Together, let's redefine the future of work by embracing uncertainty as an opportunity for continuous innovation and adaptation.

‘The Flight to Character’ Is quality enough?

Post-Pandemic Initiatives: Lessons Learned and Impact

Embracing Adaptive Spaces for a Hybrid Future

Explore the intersection of ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) and Financial Prosperity

Expert Panel Adapt & Innovate - Workplace Pilots

In this compelling panel, you will join esteemed global senior leaders from ANZ, Australian Retirement Trust, Xero & ERA to delve into their experiences in reimagining the work experience worldwide, particularly in the post-pandemic landscape.

Networking Drinks

Conference Closes


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 Isabel Dewhurst-Marks for more information about speaking at this event


Host Partner

Gold Sponsors

  • Cisco
  • Mirvac

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  • WORKTECH-Academy