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WORKTECH unpacks its London programme

The event, taking place on 21st & 22nd November at Convene, 22, Bishopsgate, London, will explore key themes about the future of living and working in world cities, AI and its impact on business and humanity, sustainable futures and people centred workplaces.

Featuring renowned experts and thought leaders in the fields of architecture, workplace experience, design and AI, sessions and speakers include:

  • The Future of Living and Working in World Cities

Unique perspectives on people, space and culture

Ben Rogers (Bloomberg Distinguished Fellow in Government Innovation and Director, European Cities Programme LSE Cities) will explore the current wave of technological disruption and argues that cities need to re-imagine their nature as meeting places.

Adrienne Lau (Senior Associate & Project Leader, Heatherwick Studio and Lead across Google in the US and Kings Cross) will discuss how an understanding of emotion informs Heatherwick Studio’s work across scales and typologies.

Edwin Heathcote (Architecture and Design critic of The Financial Times) in conversation with Jeremy Myerson(Professor, RCA) will discuss the role of architecture in sustaining London as a world capital.

Expert panels include:

The Future of London – Placemaking and Leadership A discussion about the innovation, placemaking, planning and leadership at the centre of a sizeable proportion of London’s most iconic developments; how it is responding to the needs of business and employees; and the implications for sustainability, inclusivity and wellbeing.

  •  The New Digital Technologies Transforming Work

From the metagora to the metaverse, AI recruiting tools to robotic assistants

Daniel Hulme (CEO, Satalia) provides a framework for thinking about AI as a tool to unlock the creative capacity of your workforce.

Rebecca Grindley (Programme Director, MKUH New Hospital Programme and Strategic Estates, NHS) discusses how the NHS is using location data to improve staff productivity and collaboration, optimise resource utilisation, reduce energy consumption, and enhance patient safety and experience.

Expert panels include:

Digital Transformation: Thriving in the Modern Workplace An examination of how to embrace technological advancements, foster a culture of adaptability and empower your workforce to enable organisations to embrace the digital era.

  • People Centred Workplaces: Cultivating Culture, Collaboration & Engagement

Space, buildings and the effects on employee and company wellbeing, behaviour and culture

Valeria Winkworth (Director, People Advisory Services, EY) reveals new research, conducted with Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, that shows the key to transformation success lies in understanding and addressing human emotions.

Meg Jarman (Global Senior Manager, Digital Employee Engagement, McDonald’s) will share how McDonald’s supersized their engagement with a campaign including TikTok and Workplace by Meta to digitally engage employees worldwide.

Expert panels include:

Future of Workplace Experience A deep dive into the most crucial aspects of today’s modern workplaces from fostering a sense of community to adapting to a multi-generational workforce, the need to accommodate neurodivergences, different personality traits and behavioural tendencies.

For more information about WORKTECH London and registration details, please visit https://worktechevents.com/events/worktech23-london

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