Worktech19 in Bengaluru throws light on the changing face of work and the workplace

After a successful run in cities across the world such as London, New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, São Paulo and Buenos Aires, Worktech hosted its maiden conference in India. Worktech19 Bengaluru brought together eminent leaders from across the world to explore and debate on the workplace of tomorrow and the new trends and technologies that are revolutionising the work culture.

Experts like Philip Ross, futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK, Neil Salton, managing director, ChangeWorq, Geetja Adinarayan, executive IT architect, IBM Watson Internet of Things, IBM Labs; Ulrich Blum, associate, Zaha Hadid Architects; Praveen Vasudeva, director, Workplace Resources, CISCO; Anurag Mathur, CEO, SAVILLS, among others, addressed the conference – which was attended by 250 senior-level professionals from top brands across diverse sectors like CRE, IT and facilities, project management, and, of course, the architecture & design community.

Discussions revolved around the changing face of work and workplace, future of data-led workspace design, future of work with smart IOT & AI, how workplace design is used as a strategic choice, why architecture & design matters, optimisation of space at workplaces, and global tech trends and co-fusion between people, place, and technology that will shape the new world of work in years to come.

Speaking at the conference, Ross said, “We are excited to bring WORKTECH to India, and see great scope for growth here. The workspace market in the country is growing exponentially, and India is maturing into one of the powerhouses… We would like to take best practices from the world into India and from India to the world. With digitisation and adoption of emerging technologies, India has a vast potential to ride on the future of work and technology.”

Salton, added, “It’s been a real pleasure to be in Bangalore for the first WORKTECH conference held in India. I’ve been particularly impressed by the sophistication of the dialogue at the event and it’s clear that real progress is being made in India to develop people-centric spaces that are both productive and enjoyable to work in.”

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