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Re-focus your tech priorities at Smart Workplace Summit

Smart Workplace Summit, sponsored by Shure, returns on Thursday 2 February with a packed agenda covering unworking, smart collaboration, inclusivity and much more.

There’s no denying that the workplace has changed massively in recent years, and smart technology has been at the heart of many of these developments. IoT, AI, digital twin and more are emerging as key gamechangers, offering ways to significantly enhance office life.

It’s for this reason that the theme of this year’s Smart Workplace Summit is ‘New Priorities for the Workplace’, with expert speakers set to explore the new strategy and technology priorities that must follow the conclusion that we have moved to mainly a hybrid workplace.

This includes Philip Ross, Founder, CEO of The Ungroup, who will discuss ‘Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office’. He predicts offices will become more sentient, social, elastic and personalised now people have a choice about where they’re going to work.

Shannon MacKay, GM of Worldwide Smart Collaboration Business, Lenovo, will also tackle the move to hybrid, sharing her thoughts on ‘How to Optimise Smarter Collaboration Solutions Across the Enterprise’.

Of course, not all smart workplaces deliver the benefits expected of them, as Lee Styles, Partner at Kromers, will recognise in ‘Why do Smart Workplaces Fail?’. He’ll share tips for avoiding the common challenges, mistakes and pitfalls that organisations make when delivering a smart workspace.

One session not to be missed is the IFMA Experts’ Assessment 2023, which will explore the findings from a real-time Delphi study that collects qualitative and quantitative insights from leading workplace specialists worldwide. The study assesses the current challenges and future priorities to help organisations and practitioners prepare for new opportunities for future development by harvesting and analysing the insights of industry-leading subject matter experts.

Finally, the Smart Workplace Summit will also look to the future. Deborah Hawkins, Director, Keypoint Intelligence, will share research into the 5 Must-Have Qualities of the Future Workplace. In addition, the final panel of the day will see Futurist Amelia Kallman, Sean Wargo, VP, Market Intelligence, AVIXA, and Lara Paemen, Managing Director, EMEA, IFMA, summarise and review the Big Ideas of the 2023 conference. In a Town Hall fashion, the audience will have the opportunity to join in with comments and share their views and experiences.

To view the full Smart Workplace Summit agenda, visit

Registration for Smart Workplace Summit is open now.