WORKTECH17 London will be returning on 14th and 15th November with another insightful conference on the future of work and the workplace. In partnership with Here East and International Quarter London, the event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London’s new epicentre for innovation, enterprise and employment.
We will welcome international and local thought leaders to the audience and stage for a uniquely-focused event covering the future of the workplace, connected workplaces, global workplace innovation, corporate accelerators and much more.
The event is a fabulous international forum and a powerful meeting of minds that has become a ‘must attend’ for corporate decision makers. There will be world class speakers and fantastic opportunities to network with companies and individuals at the height of innovation.


Key Themes:

  • Play at Work
  • Workplace as a Service
  • Smart Technologies
  • The New Workplace Marketplace
  • Fluid Organisations
  • Connected Workplaces
  • Day one of the conference will focus specifically on the topic of technology including unconscious connectivity, building a team of teams, workplace analytics, fluid organisations, connected spaces and much more. Day two will focus on people, place and culture with an emphasis on productivity at work, digital workplaces, and the challenges of change and disrupted HR.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft
  • Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer, Managing Partner, McChrystal Group and New YorkTimes Bestselling Author
  • Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft
  • Kelly Robinson, Designer, Headspace
  • Ryan Fuller, General Manager, Workplace Analytics, Microsoft
  • Aaron Taylor Harvey, Director of Environments, Airbnb
  • Lucy Adams, Author, CEO of Disrupted HR an ex-HR Director at BBC
  • Mark Gilbreath, Skipper, Liquid Space
  • Ben Waber, CEO, Humanyze
  • Claire Cockerton, CEO, Plexal
  • Andre Spicer, Professor, Cass Business School


Topics for WORKTECH17 London include:

  • Building a team of teams: Chris Fussell addresses the importance of creating networked, flexible and resilient team of teams to keep up with dramatic transformations in technology and human behaviours.
  • How Workplace Analytics will enable the future of Work: Ryan Fuller describes how you can harness the power of collaboration data to understand the behaviors that drive productivity and engagement. Hear how Microsoft transforms behavioral data into insights that unleash the full potential of your people.
  • Novelty and Productivity at work: Aaron Taylor Harvey will discuss Airbnb’s space making strategies that provide the kind of adventure and delight that at first glance resembles the maligned tech-office-as-adult playground that popular media portrays but on deeper engagement is revealed to be a highly functional work-focused environment.
  • Unconscious Connectivity: Anton Andrews will share latest thinking from Office Envisioning at Microsoft
  • People Analytics: Ben Waber will share his take on new ways of working to understand how communications impacts delivery, engagement and productivity. Are diversity programs working Do employee workloads reflect desired work culture Can we ensure collaboration patterns minimize delivery risk
  • New London Spaces: We explore Barclays new flagship innovation centre housing more than 40 of London’s most exciting fintech companies and the Accelerator programme powered by TechStars, a unique programme bringing networks together enabling unprecedented access not only to a world leading bank, but also to Techstars’ international mentor and investor relationships.



WORKTECH London is organised by UNWIRED, a leading research and events company, looking at the impact that emerging technologies will have on work and the work place, the retail sector, and the property sector. UNWIRED organises cutting-edge conferences, executive briefings, symposia and exhibitions. From WORKTECH to practical briefings on workplace sustainability, the future of wireless, and agile working, UNWIRED brings together senior professionals and thought-leaders for unsurpassed learning and networking opportunities.


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