All Past Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|May WE:binar - The New Tech Workplace
The New Tech WorkPlace
We are living in a time where exponential change is being driven by advances in technology. We are bearing witness to the rapid advancement of new autonomous technology, the emergence of the sharing economy and the fall of siloed space, all of which will have a profound impact on the spaces and places that we create. But in the middle of all of this, there is also a renewed sense of what is driving all this change – the desire to better enable people to live and work in optimum conditions. Hence we are seeing the parallel rise of the machine age and the rise of the human factor. These two streams are already converging in the workplace and changing not only the tools we use but when, where and how we work as well. Technologic isn’t only impacting the tech sector though. Today most companies, regardless of their sector, consider themselves tech companies, so understanding how technology is impacting us affects everyone.
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7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
|WE Hub Milwaukee Roundtable Speaker Series
Brothers Business Interiors, Milwaukee WI
We are excited to announce the fourth event for the Workplace Evolutionaires (WE) HUB in Southeast Wisconsin and we want you there! We had over 90 attendees at our last event – don’t miss out on this one!
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
|WE Hub London: the importance of place
Herman Miller Showrooms, London
Please join us for the next get-together of the Workplace Evolutionaries Hub in the UK. We will meet at Herman Miller’s London Showroom.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|WE Hub: Madison Kick-Off Event
M3 Insurance, Madison WI
We are excited to announce the launch of South Central Wisconsin’s (Madison) WE Hub. The FIRST event is on May 14, 2019 and WE WANT YOU THERE! The launch event will be happening at M3 Insurance. We’d welcome anyone to attend who may be interested in the changes going on in the workplace environment and strategies that influence the direction those changes take. We hope you can join us.
We will be providing more information on WE Hub and how you can get involved. We also have the North American WE Hub Leader, Eric Johnson, speaking on how you can make mobility work for you. He will talk about how mobility factors into an organization’s real estate or workplace strategy within the context of increasingly collaborative work processes, an emphasis on positive workplace experiences, and new definitions of engagement and productivity. It all starts with creating your own definition of what mobility is – aka flexibility, agility, and a host of other terms – means that is aligned with the organization’s critical business goals, work processes, and culture.
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Eric’s focus is effectively integrating the breadth of workplace components – combining design, talent, operations, and technology – to creatively and optimally support new ways of working, changing work practices, and an increasingly diverse workforce.
Eric joined the Allsteel Workplace Advisory team in 2013, bringing a unique depth and scope of experience from his 35 years as an architect, workplace strategist, and operations leader. He most recently was a Senior Manager of Workplace Strategy at Deloitte, where he led the team that defined the mobility components of the firm’s workplace strategy, and managed their US hoteling program, including developing and implementing protocols, change and communications, and new technology. Prior to joining Deloitte, Eric provided strategic workplace and design consulting for clients including P&G, HP, Bell South (now ATT), Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, and AARP.
He is an active member of CoreNet Global, the International Facility Management Association, and Workplace Evolutionaries. He is also a member of Drexel University’s Interior Design Advisory Council.
At Allsteel, Eric supports both Allsteel and client projects. He provided strategic guidance for the adaptive workplace implemented as part of the redesign of Allsteel’s headquarters. And he is working with a range of technology, financial services, energy, and government clients.
Eric received an MA in Organizational Development from Marymount University and a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia. Outside work, Eric’s creative outlets are attending theater and music events and creating small art pieces using found objects.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
|RICS World Built Environment Forum
Conrad New York, New York NY
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||WORKTECH19 New York
Convene, New York NY
WORKTECH19 New York is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology, and innovation. Join us!
Convene, Los Angeles CA
WORKTECH19 Los Angeles is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology, and innovation. Join us!
||RICS Regional Summit: Vancouver 2019
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver Campus of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
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7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
|WE Hub: New England Presents - The Fundamentals of Workplace Strategy: How the Workplace Can Keep Pace with the Business
Autodesk BUILD Space, Boston MA
The Fundamentals of Workplace Strategy: How the Workplace Can Keep Pace with the Business
What is Workplace Strategy and why is it important to the future of every business?
Workplace Strategy is an emerging profession and plays an ever-increasing role in helping CRE move from cost control to value creation. Our first WE 2019 program is for those seeking to understand this new field, as well as those already practicing or working with practitioners.
Jan Johnson, FIIDA, MCR.s, VP Design and Workplace Resources at Allsteel, will lay out the foundational principles of workplace strategy, and make the case for expanding Workplace Strategy’s scope into other areas of knowledge, processes and tools, using client examples and stories.
This session is the first of a series with WE Hub New England to educate our audience on how do – and should – strategists think.
About Jan Johnson:
Jan has spent her career strengthening the correlations between business strategies and the planning, design and management of workplaces; and is a highly respected workplace strategist who frequently writes, speaks and teaches. She has contributed to this emerging profession through important works in the field’s body of knowledge and by shaping and teaching the field’s professional competencies.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|April WE:binar - Innovation is a problem of Flow not a lack of Ideas
Innovation is a problem of Flow and not a lack of Ideas
The world is changing faster than ever — there was a time when corporations had to be convinced that innovation is important. Today, every corporation has some form of innovation, either outsourced or in-house. Why then do organizations still feel that they are not innovative enough? What’s the problem?
The key takeaway from the presentation is that Innovation failure is not a result of a lack of ideas or effort, but a lack of understanding of how ideas flow in large systems. In this talk, the speaker will share a few broad insights to consider if you are responsible for understanding innovation flow at your organization.
Shilpi Kumar is the founder and leader of Khoj Lab where the mission is to help organizations and innovation leaders discover new opportunities for growth and optimize operational flows to tackle implementation bottlenecks. Before founding Khoj Lab, Shilpi was part of the innovation kitchen at Herman Miller where she led global research initiatives to inform and establish a point of view on the future of the business and the future of work itself. Following which she helped GE Transportation Digital operation and strategy teams define an integrated business process for new product development.
Shilpi has a professional BArch from BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India, Masters of Design from the Industrial Design Center at IIT Bombay, India, and a Masters of Design Methods from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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