What does digital transformation have to do with workplace design? Our panel of experts will shed light on this subject in order to future-proof the office of tomorrow.
February 23rd, 2023
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Discover the latest thinking about new ways of working in our first session of Design Conversation on Wednesday, 15 March. Here’s a synopsis of our topic, who’s on the panel and details of the talk.
What does digital transformation have to do with workplace design? With organisations evolving how they operate, the modern workplace will need to be able to support new ways of working together. We investigate how smart office buildings, activity-based design, AI technology and more can help future-proof the office of tomorrow.
On the panel:
Data-Driven Design and Innovation, APAC, JLL
In this role, Ben Hamley is responsible for the organisation and synthesis of several internal and client datasets to shape a new science of hybrid work. Hamley led JLL’s world-first Workplace Neuroscience study in 2022, investigating how the human mind responds to working together versus remotely. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Analytics Institute of Australia, and was awarded Good Design Australia’s inaugural ‘Design Pioneer’ Award for his work on Democratising tools for Strategic Design with his former company, Business Models Inc.
Vision Creator, Dare Design (previously known as Contrast)
With 25 years’ experience in workspace design and considered a thought leader in the industry, Larissa Murphy uses her extensive knowledge to take a different approach to the workspace. She deviates from typical and rigid structures and processes to create spatial flows that channel the engagement, energy and enthusiasm of employees, inciting optimism and provoking human feeling in the workspace. Murphy also lectures at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as part of their course on organisational psychology and the study of human efficiency in space.
Partner, Graphite Studio
Prior to setting up Graphite Studio in 2016 with several partners, Matilda Sung worked at Geyer and Woods Bagot, to name a few. She has over 20 years of experience designing best-practice workplaces, securing her relatively young and small firm formidable clients like Bloomberg, Nike, Google and JP Morgan. Passionate in nurturing young designers, Sung currently leads a design mentorship programme called Design Clinic Series #1.
Vice President of Global Research and Insights, MillerKnoll
Ryan Anderson and his team leads MillerKnoll’s research efforts in partnership with a wide variety of global collaborators. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, his work has centered on how the places we inhabit can be better designed and managed to support positive, productive experiences. Anderson hosts MillerKnoll’s Looking Forward podcast on the future of work, regularly speaks at public events about MillerKnoll’s historical and current research, and has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC, Fortune and Bloomberg.
Editor, CUBES and IndesignliveAsia
Vanitha Pavapathi is Editor of IndesignliveAsia and CUBES magazine in Singapore. She has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, beginning her career as an emcee, radio presenter and broadcast journalist, before moving into design journalism. She is passionate about design and how it engineers the way people live, work and play.
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