WorkTech08 North Conference

Organiser: Unwired
Location: Lowry, Salford Quays
Phone: 020 8977 8920

WorkTech08 North Conference to debate, discuss and divulge the latest thinking on creative work places, new media and future of work. The conference that looks at emerging technology, its impact on property, workplace, work and innovation, is in its fifth year. This year, it takes place on 23rd and 24th July at the Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester overlooking the site of the UK’s first mediacity. The event’s theme is Creative Places, New Media and Future of Work. Leading speakers will address: Digital Media and its impact on how and where we work. Erik Huggers, BBC Future Media & Technology and Scott Rupprecht, Head of Innovation, Siemens will examine the impact of the digital revolution on broadcasting and workplace. (Erik is responsible for the execution of BBC’s internet, TV and mobile services into a seamless experience for audiences wherever they are in the world.) Challenges of change: 3 Property Directors from leading organisations including the BBC, the Co-operative Group and Wm Morrisons Supermarkets share their experiences and challenges for the future in a panel debate with Brian Greasley, Managing Director, MediaCity. The ‘Connected Enterprise’. Philip Ross, CEO Cordless Group and Charles Armstrong, Trampoline Systems will look at technology trends that empower employees to connect, collaborate and innovate; and examine ways of strengthening informal employee networks across departments and geographies. Philip and Charles will showcase the powerful coming-together of the physical (location, presence, carbon footprint) and logical (social, collaboration, expertise networks) worlds’. Culture and impact on workplace. Phil Redmond, Founder of Mersey TV and writer of some of British Television’s most influential drama including Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks will address ‘culture’ and examine its use as delivery or monitoring mechanism. In addition to the conference on 24th July, five interactive masterclasses on the 23rd July will explore the future of workplace with cases studies of innovation, visions of the future and a panel debate from leading thinkers. Topics include: Reducing carbon footprint and maintaining comfort and inspiration, An examination of ‘What makes a truly creative workplace’, ‘Professional Workplace of the Future’ ‘Improving Shareholder Value through the Real Estate Portfolio’.