Smart Workplaces Require Smarter Tools

Connect with us at WORKTECH New York 2016 to see how we’re helping the world’s largest companies
deliver their workplace of the future.

Sonya Verny

Sonya Verny

VP Business Development, Serraview

Sonya is an active member of the New York City chapter of CoreNet, where she chairs the Meetup Committee and acts as PR liaison for special events. She is also a member of IFMA, where she has served as a board member and chair of the IFMA Cares committee, the charitable arm of the organization. Sonya’s interviews with Real Estate and Facilities Management professionals are regularly published in the IFMA NYC newsletter.


WORKTECH16 New York is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. WORKTECH16 New York will attract some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss and divulge the latest thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace.

Join 250 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practise and expertise.

Sessions Include

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

Machine learning is changing the way we live and work. Pedro Domingos gives us a peek inside the learning algorithms that power giants like Google all the way down to the smartphone in your pocket, and explains how to make the most of this powerful technology.

Pedro DomingosProfessor of Computer Science, University of Washington

Wireless Well Working

Agile Smartworking and emerging health and productivity challenges can’t be ignored. Why do so many wellbeing strategies fail to deliver? How can workplace culture and work spaces ensure organisations survive, thrive and prosper from the perfect storm of change we’re encountering globally? Orangebox share their insight through the lens of evolutionary ergonomics.

Jim TaylourHead of Design & Wellbeing, Orangebox

Spaces for Cyborgs: Brining Buildings Online

The widespread adoption of smartphones has brought our population online, and networked systems have generated incredible value. Yet buildings, today, are analog. A tremendous amount of data is untapped – every temperature change, movement, or interaction. Simple technologies can bring buildings online, connecting people with spaces. These systems will enable user engagement and generate valuable insights in the digital era.

Matthew ClaudelProduct Manager, Beco

The Rise of Generation Slashie: Why Portfolio Careers Will Dominate the Future of Work

Generation Slashie is a rising phenomenon and workforce trend where individuals juggle multiple careers at the same time out of choice, not necessity. Sarah Liu will explore in this session how Corporates can and should embrace this new way of work so they can attract, retain and maximize this generation of top talent with multiple skillsets, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and the determination to succeed.

Sarah LiuCo-founder & CEO, Gemini3

The Workplace of the Future: Creating a Hackable Office Space

What does designing “the workplace of the future” look like to one of the world’s most powerful tech companies? Utilizing extended observation of office functions and smart design solutions to create dynamic, flexible spaces that users can hack to accommodate constantly changing teams and fast-paced interdisciplinary workflows.

Aleksey Lukyanov-ChernyPartner, SITU Studio

The Symbiosis of Smart Buildings and Smart Workplaces.

As the leading flexible workspace specialist, Instant will be using our proprietary data to explore this growing market and the trends driving it – from the rise of co-working and the contingent workforce to the increased uptake of flexible workspace by large corporates as well as SMEs.

The Rise of the Flexible WorkspaceManaging Director – Americas, The Instant Group