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The future is now: Exploring work and the workplace at WORKTECH18 Sydney

Taking place in Sydney, WORKTECH will tackle all the big questions around the workplace and how design is set to play a major role.

The future is now: Exploring work and the workplace at WORKTECH18 Sydney

By now, there’s no doubt that the workplace is in the throes of massive change. The way we work has completely evolved, and as a consequence, the spaces in which we work have changed almost beyond all recognition. Now, our work habits inform our workspaces and vice versa, with the cyclical process showing no signs of letting up. Across the board in the corporate, design, and technology worlds, the questions on everyone’s lips are: how can this change be managed? What’s next on the horizon?

Kicking off in Barangaroo on Thursday March 20, WORKTECH18 Sydney will grapple with these two questions and more, interrogating the future of work and the workplace. In particular, the speaker series will take a closer look at the nexus between real estate, technology, and innovation, and speculate on what’s still to come for one of the world’s most rapidly – and radically – evolving commercial sectors.

Part of the WORKTECH international workplace conference series, WORKTECH18 Sydney is the latest event to be held in a string of major global cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Shanghai, and Singapore. The event will attract some of the biggest and brightest names in the upper echelons of design, technology, real estate, and executive management, and is expected to bring together over 300 senior professionals from a breadth of fields.

Ever wondered how technology and innovation will shape work habits in the future?

As always, the line-up at this year’s WORKTECH event features a number of cross-disciplinary heavyweights from some of the world’s most successful companies and progressive, influential organisations. Highlights include Harald Becker, Design Strategist at Microsoft Envisioning, Dr Agustin Chevez, Senior Researcher at HASSELL, and Monique De Cseuz, Retail Development Manager at LendLease.

Also speaking at the unmissable event is Naomi Tosic, co-founder of The Office Space, Nick Todd, Head of Workplace Experience Projects and Real Estate at Atlassian, and Catherine Ann Torkington, Manager Workplace Change and Real Estate Services at Aurizon. All will bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table, making for a diverse, richly textured line up that is sure to educate and inspire.

Ever wondered how technology and innovation will shape work habits in the future, or how design really impacts worker wellbeing and productivity? If so, WORKTECH is the event for you. Kick back at the informal WORKTECH Lounge on March 20 to network with your peers and share your knowledge and tips for best practice, before heading to the conference proper on March 21.

Hosted at the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, the WORKTECH conference provides a valuable opportunity for the cross-pollination of ideas and knowledge across disciplines and will foster strong ties between decision-makers and the leading thinkers and doers of tomorrow. Sessions tackle meaty, overarching questions with vigour and creativity and include “The Leader as Architect”, “Creating a Workplace Experience that Accelerates Agile Teams”, and “What Changes When Nothing Changes?”.

Learn more about WORKTECH 18 Sydney and register your attendance on the website.

Photo by Nastuh Abootalebi.

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