13th March 2019: Unwired has announced that it will host its annual Technology and Trends executive workplace briefing at Herman Miller National Design Centre in London on Tuesday 16th April 2019. The Technology & Trends briefing will focus on the impact of emerging technologies set to reshape enterprise and the workplace.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Kristine Dery, Digital Workplace Research Lead of MIT Sloan School of Management. Kristine will present her new research in London for the first time, looking at how organisations use digital capabilities to create more effective ways of working.
Philip Ross, Founder and CEO of UnGroup: “The era of fixed, heavy technology that has tied office workers to their desks is over, and with the move towards mobility and the cloud comes a new paradigm for work and the workplace. At Technology & Trends we set out to predict trends and shape the future through innovative and inspirational research, analysis and forecasting. We’re delighted to have Dr Kristine Dery join us for this year’s briefing – she is an expert and renowned thought leader on emerging digital strategies and will offer attendees cutting edge insights into today’s employee experiences and the technology that is shaping the future of work and workplace.”
Other expert speakers will provide a condensed review of some of the world’s key technology exhibitions like CES and ISE, presenting information in a non-technical way and highlighting opportunities that digital disruption enables for the workplace.
Speakers and sessions at Technology & Trends 2019
- Dr. Kristine Dery, Digital Workplace Research Lead of MIT Sloan School of Management | Kristine’s research in the dynamic between technology and the way that people work has been a focus of her publications and teaching for many years. Currently she leads the Digital Workplace research at MIT CISR investigating the design and management of the workplace to understand how organisations build an employee experience that creates value in the digital era. This work stems from a long term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IT, Mobile Connectivity, Human Resource Information Systems, Gamification, and Remote Working. Kristine previously held management roles in the tourism and airline industries in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. She is based in Sydney and, in addition to her research focus, is responsible for fostering research relationships with companies in AsiaPac.
- Nigel Miller, Managing Director, Cordless Consultants
Since 2005, Nigel Miller has led Cordless Consultants as MD to deliver independent consultancy on IT and AV innovation for projects aligned to workplace change, technology refresh, construction and relocation. Nigel’s career spans 30 years in IT, having held senior managerial positions in Hurleypalmerflatt, HP, Unisys and Digital.
Nigel’s path to the workplace technology world started in Systems Engineering; moving into Network and Data Centre Design; Technical Sales and Partnership Management. This journey saw Nigel become a founding member of Digital’s Data Centre, Network Design and Project Management division; followed by a move into large-scale infrastructure management through the establishment and growth of the IT Consultancy Division at HPF. Nigel is today recognised throughout the industry for his knowledge of technology innovation in the workplace and is a regular commentator, writer and presenter on technology developments, with articles published across a range of trade and national journals.
- Mike Halliday, Director, AV and Multimedia Business, Cordless Consultants
Mike is an exceptionally dynamic Consultant who has gained extensive experience in collaborative Audio-Visual System design and workplace AV Project Management. With over a decade in the field, Mike has worked on demanding global relocation and technology change projects in the public and private sectors to support the delivery of corporate Unified Communications strategies. Prior to joining Cordless, Mike was a founding Director of AV Consultancy Wide Angle Consulting. Previous employers within the professional services field include technology consultancy PTS Consulting and legal services provider Mayer Brown. Mike is known in the AV industry for his expertise and often contributes his expertise to panel discussions, articles and events.