Worktech17 London

WORKTECH17 London will be returning on 14th and 15th November with another insightful conference on the future of work and the workplace. In partnership with Here East and International Quarter London, the event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London’s new epicentre for innovation, enterprise and employment.

We will welcome international and local thought leaders to the audience and stage for a uniquely-focused event covering the future of the workplace, connected workplaces, global workplace innovation, corporate accelerators and much more.

The event is a fabulous international forum and a powerful meeting of minds that has become a ‘must attend’ for corporate decision makers. There will be world class speakers and fantastic opportunities to network with companies and individuals at the height of innovation.

Key Themes:

Play at Work

Workplace as a Service

Smart Technologies

The New Workplace Marketplace

Fluid Organisations

Connected Workplaces

Day one of the conference will focus specifically on the topic of technology including unconscious connectivity, building a team of teams, workplace analytics, fluid organisations, connected spaces and much more. Day two will focus on people, place and culture with an emphasis on productivity at work, digital workplaces, and the challenges of change and disrupted HR.

Confirmed speakers include:

Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft

Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer, Managing Partner, McChrystal Group and New YorkTimes Bestselling Author

Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft

Kelly Robinson, Designer, Headspace

Ryan Fuller, General Manager, Workplace Analytics, Microsoft

Aaron Taylor Harvey, Director of Environments, Airbnb

Lucy Adams, Author, CEO of Disrupted HR an ex-HR Director at BBC

Mark Gilbreath, Skipper, Liquid Space

Ben Waber, CEO, Humanyze

Claire Cockerton, CEO, Plexal

Andre Spicer, Professor, Cass Business School

Topics for WORKTECH17 London include:

Building a team of teams: Chris Fussell addresses the importance of creating networked,flexible and resilient team of teams to keep up with dramatic transformations in technology and human behaviours.

How Workplace Analytics will enable the future of Work: Ryan Fuller describes how you can harness the power of collaboration data to understand the behaviours that drive productivity and engagement. Hear how Microsoft transforms behavioural data into insights that unleash the full potential of your people.

Novelty and Productivity at work: Aaron Taylor Harvey will discuss Airbnb’s space making strategies that provide the kind of adventure and delight that at first glance resembles them aligned tech-office-as-adult playground that popular media portrays but on deeper engagement is revealed to be a highly functional work-focused environment.

Unconscious Connectivity: Anton Andrews will share latest thinking from Office Envisioning at Microsoft

People Analytics: Ben Waber will share his take on new ways of working to understand how communications impacts delivery, engagement and productivity. Are diversity programs working? Do employee workloads reflect desired work culture? Can we ensure collaboration patterns minimise delivery risk?

New London Spaces: We explore Barclays new flagship innovation centre housing more than40 of London’s most exciting fintech companies and the Accelerator programme powered byTechStars, a unique programme bringing networks together enabling unprecedented access not only to a world leading bank, but also to Techstars’ international mentor and investor relationships.