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Chairs' opening remarks: The workplace revolution

AVWorks conference is co-located with WorkSpace, Property Week's annual flagship event on trends and transformation across the offices sector. Together we explore the future of the office.  Our chairs, Julia Streets and Clive Couldwell welcome both audiences.

The advent of intelligent and collaborative technologies is said to herald a fourth industrial revolution, with the potential to reshape the way we live and work. As our day begins, we invite future-facing technologists to share their vision of a world re-defi ned by the hottest of hot tech – AI and mixed reality (MR) – then challenge them to apply that vision to the workspace.

Speakers
Group Editor
AV Magazine and Electronics Weekly
Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
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Keynote - Artificial intelligence: Rethinking your world

AI has the potential to transform our lives more in the next thirty to forty years than they’ve changed since the start of the industrial revolution. These are exciting times – and for those able to harness AI’s potential – the future has even more to offer. One of the UK’s leading futurologists describes how AI will transform our societies, economies and working environments.

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Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
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Keynote - Mixed realities: Bringing your world together

More and more we see augmented and virtual reality enhancing the world of the consumer. In recent months we’ve seen how it can unite remote workforces. A leading technologist introduces us to the power of mixed reality technologies to foster collaboration, obliterate geography and transform our business landscapes.

Speaker
Head of VR and AR
PwC
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Panel discussion: Bring it to the office – cut to the chase

We now bring the on-the-ground experts together to discuss how the fast-paced world of technology is transforming office environments today. What do technological developments mean for the working world and the office sector in practice? What does this means for day-to-day life in our workspaces and what is technology enabling in office property now. How can we harness the power of technology to secure the future of the office?

Speakers
Head of Technology
Midwich
Regional Director
Yardi
Head of VR and AR
PwC
Derwent London
Chief Executive Officer
Office and Investment lead
Argent
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Solutions showcase virtual tour

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Redefining work and the workspace: AV’s role in unlocking change

Bloomberg is putting AV at the heart of its office strategy, using cutting-edge technology to engage employees, foster collaboration and optimise performance. It believes not to do so would compromise its productivity and endanger its future success. Find out what it takes to make AV centre-stage and hear first-hand how technology has changed ways of working for one of the world’s biggest news organisations.

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Global Head of Employee Operations and Collaboration
Bloomberg
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From the beginning: embedding AV into early planning stages of building design and development

Getting the greatest return on AV investment demands more than retrofit solutions. In the new world, technology must underpin the built environment, not be dictated by it. We look at how a strategic approach to AV technologies in every new-build can unlock organisational transformation for occupiers.

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Founder and Co-owner
Visual Displays Ltd
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Panel discussion: New workplace realities

Media-rich collaboration is becoming the standard with big tech firms leading the way. This future-focused panel will examine the most exciting developments in augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality and what they might mean for the future of the workplace. Fireside chat with Zoe Mutter, Editor, AV Magazine and invited guests

Speakers
Digital Atelier
Tiger Heart
Futurist
Founder
VINTEC Immersive
Head of VR and AR
PwC
Editor
AV Magazine
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Solutions showcase virtual tour

Explore more of the hottest trends through our virtual showcase spaces.

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End user panel – Achieving organisational transformation through AV: building a strategy for success

As AV technology develops, so too does its potential to transform businesses – both financially and in terms of employee satisfaction, productivity and wellbeing. How are end-users leading the tech revolution approaching a company-wide AV strategy? What are the financial and business benefits to be gained from a comprehensive approach to AV from the start? How can employee wellbeing be promoted through AV?

Speakers
Systems Engineering Manager
Uber
AV Operations Regional Manager, EMEA
Google
Manager, Audio Visual Operations - Global
WeWork
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Lessons learned, future trends and opportunities: how AV has supported the working world through a global pandemic and what it means for the future

Covid-19 has lead to full-scale change across workforces globally with working from home becoming the norm and the return to offices requiring radical transformation of buildings, processes, and policies. As occupiers seek to rebuild their workplaces, what of this new normal will remain? How is AV driving innovation and what does the future of AV in the workplace look like?

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Head of Imaging, Pro Video & Collaboration
Futuresource Consulting
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Solutions showcase virtual tour

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Designing future buildings and office spaces

We re-unite with the WorkSpace audience to look at the future of the workspace from two points of view that ought to align but too often diverge. We ask a leading architect and a nationally renowned occupier to outline their priorities and visions – and to tell us what’s possible and what’s needed to make offices relevant and effective for tomorrow’s world.


The architect’s perspective:

The challenges of 2020 have accelerated change in the office sector and transformed the demands placed on office buildings. From those in the pipeline to those recently completed, we consider the design strategies that might enhance building feasibility in a post-Covid-19 world and address the long-term impacts for new building design. We’ll look at how AI, advanced analytics and design could create optimal and future-ready offices, and how intelligent, self-learning workspace approaches might help buildings to evolve and thrive.


Speaker:

Arjun Kaicker, Head of Analytics and Insights, Zaha Hadid Architects


The occupier’s perspective

After an unprecedented period of disruption, occupiers are slowly returning to their workspaces with inventive and various strategies for success. We’ve asked two workplace leaders from two of the UK’s most iconic brands to share their experience and outline their future workspace expectations.

Speakers
Head of Analytics and Insights
Zaha Hadid Architects
Returning to the office and building the future

We’ll find out what a large-scale pan-national leasing strategy might look like, and how virtual reality is helping the BBC power its collaborative workforce.

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Director of Workplace and Corporate Real Estate
BBC
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Design & delivery of GSK's Workspace Performance Hub

Patrick will share his experience and outline GSK's future workspace expectations and impact of the crisis. He will also cover the design and delivery of GSK's Workspace Performance Hub and how he applied workplace science to prove the impact of office design and working arrangements on employee wellness and performance factors. He will also include his strategic thinking and purchasing decisions on the use of AV technology in workspace.

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Transformation Director Consumer Health
Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities, GSK
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Q&A sessions with Alan Bainbridge & Patrick Marsh
Speakers
Director of Workplace and Corporate Real Estate
BBC
Transformation Director Consumer Health
Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities, GSK
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A chat with the chairs: bringing Property Week Workspace and AV Works events together

Julia Streets and Clive Couldwell each summarise the key take-aways from their respective conferences, and discuss lessons learned and their final conclusions.

Speakers
Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
Group Editor
AV Magazine and Electronics Weekly
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Programme and speakers subject to change.