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Chairs' opening remarks

The workplace revolution – joint plenary with AVWorks. 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.

Speaker
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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Live Q&A
Speakers
Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
Head of VR and AR
PwC
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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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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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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Achieving digital transformation: AV’s role in changing social norms and revolutionising workspaces and user experience

Cutting edge AV technology doesn’t just create opportunities for greater employee engagement and user experience - its absence could prove to be detrimental to business success. Much more than just a screen, AV can facilitate and enhance collaboration, so ultimately optimise business performance. What can be achieved with a comprehensive AV strategy? And what are the business benefits of taking an AV-centric approach from the very beginning?

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Global Head of Employee Operations and Collaboration
Bloomberg
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Tech’s role in a successful digitally enabled workspace

Presentation 1: Embedding AV into early planning stages of building design and development

As consumer access to AV technology accelerates, there is growing appreciation of the business benefits that AV can offer workplaces. But getting the greatest return on investment in AV demands much more than retro-fitting solutions. What more can we do to ensure that technology underpins the built environment rather than being dictated by it? And how can taking a strategic approach to AV from the start achieve organisation-wide transformation? #

Greg Jeffreys, Founder and Co-Owner, Visual Displays Ltd


Presentation 2 – The importance of AV’s role in a successful digitally enabled workspace

Phil Breitschadel, Regional Director UK and Ireland, Crestron

Jim Barrett, Business Development Manager, Commercial, Crestron


Speakers
Founder and Co-owner
Visual Displays Ltd
Regional Director UK and Ireland
Crestron
Business Development Manager, Commercial
Crestron
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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In conversation with… New realities in the workplace: examining the role and scope of AR/VR/MR

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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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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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
Group Editor
AV Magazine and Electronics Weekly
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The Legacy of Covid-19 in the AV Market

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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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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Welcome back from the Chair
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Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
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The architect’s perspective: Designing future buildings and office spaces

The challenges of 2020 have accelerated change in the office property 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.

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Head of Analytics and Insights
Zaha Hadid Architects
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The occupier’s perspective: 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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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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Conference close / delegate networking time

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Information correct at time of publishing.

Programme and speakers subject to change.