Presenter: Kay Sargent

With more than 30 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. Kay is considered an industry thought leaders on workplace. She has authored multiple white papers and articles on a variety of design related topics including wellbeing; next gen workforce; go-bility; technologies impact on the workplace; space fusion and the rise of the human factor. Kay speaks regularly at CoreNet, IFMA and other industry events globally. She has been honored with the ‘Luminary Award’ from CoreNet Global seven times for being one of the top rated speakers. She was also rated the “Top Rated Presenter” at the Tradeline’s 2015 Space Strategies conference.
As director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple projects in various locations, Kay is responsible for helping clients redefine how, when and where their people work, working in tandem to support a holistic design approach that integrates an organization’s people, processes and technology.
Kay was recently elected to serve on the International Federation of Interior Designers /Architects where she represents designers in the United States. Kay was also elected to the CoreNet Global Board in 2017 and serves on the Governance Committee. In addition she serves on the HOK Board of Directors; the National ASID Foundation Research Taskforce; the Advisory Board for WorkDesign Magazine and on the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design. During her career Kay has also served on the International Boards of IIDA, ASID and NCQLP. She is an active member of IFMA and co-founder of IFMA’s Workplace Evoluntionaries, WE, Community of Practice.