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Don't miss these leading experts from IT, HR, and Real Estate/Facilities disciplines who are creating real-world-focused talks that will help you drive the changes needed to bring your workplace into the future.

Tim Banting
Principal Analyst, Workspace Services, Ovum

 

 
Tim Banting is a principal analyst in Workspace Services within Ovum's Enterprise Services team and focuses on unified communications and collaboration research. Tim provides Ovum's clients with insights and intelligence to help them compete more effectively in the collaboration and unified communications market.

Tim joined Informa in 2019 and has extensive experience in the unified communications and collaboration field having held presales, technical, competitive marketing, business development, and senior product management roles.

Before joining Ovum, Tim worked at GlobalData. He started his career in sales and training roles relating to unified communications, and also worked as a contact center consultant at Rockwell and in business development and market intelligence at Cisco during the industry's transition from digital to IP PBXs. He also held positions as senior product manager for Microsoft and head of business development at NexitraOne.

Tom Bradbury
Founder, WorkplaceUX

 

 
Tom Bradbury is a leader/entrepreneur focused on the enhanced productivity and, in turn, profitability of the workplace.

Highly experienced in the correlation of technology, human resources and corporate real estate, Bradbury’s firm—WorkplaceUX®—utilizes a tech-based model for transforming fractured environments into a frictionless home for unparalleled collaboration.

Tom’s in-depth knowledge of the industry and his close attention to client needs over his two decades of experience, including 18 years as founder and CEO of Labrador Technology, led him to the creation of WorkplaceUX®, an innovative approach to helping clients understand how to improve their work experience and maximize efficiency and output.

A deeply strategic and entrepreneurial thinker adept at problem solving, lifecycle planning, and business process optimization, Tom created an original framework to discover these needs through the eyes of the users by leading them through six major pillars of a company environment, to ensure that companies will get the most out of their investments.

A graduate of Providence College, Tom previously co-founded The New York Technology Group in 1997.

Drew Carter
Currents Studio Director, Hendy

 

Drew is deeply interested in how humans come together to accomplish things. He has spent more than 20 years connecting people, technology and purpose to create thriving environments that reach beyond goals. His enthusiasm for building teams, leading change, technology integration, and user experience are infectious and fundamental to his approach in workplace design.

 

 

Stacy Foster
Facilities and Technology Director, Chemonics International

 

 
Stacy Foster is a service leader passionate about implementing facilities and technology solutions to improve work and life experiences. As a Facilities and Technology Director for Chemonics International, she helps connect people with facilities, IT, and AV services and tools to simplify and enhance their work. Stacy joined Chemonics from Fannie Mae, where she led critical hardware and software initiatives for new construction and existing systems. Her previous experience includes IT project and contract management having worked at Booz Allen Hamilton for more than a decade. Past client engagements include the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Personal tidbit: Outside of the office, Stacy’s hobby is photography.

Jon Ingham
People Management & Organization Design Consultant, Author, “The Social Organization”

 

Jon Ingham consults with companies to innovate their people management and organization design activities, often through the use of new people technologies, in order to better inform their own strategic needs and also to respond to changes in the world of work.

He is the author of “The Social Organization,” (2017) which argues that companies need to progress beyond investing more smartly in people to also focus on developing the connections, relationships, and conversations taking place between people as increasingly important sources of competitive advantage. Jon argues these benefits can be achieved through strategic HR activities, physical workplace design, and the use of digital/social technologies.

Jon has previously worked as a chemical engineer, an IT consultant, and an international HR director. He has frequently been identified as a leading influencer in HR and in 2019 as a top 100 global influencer in HR technology. He is based in the U.K. but works globally.

Eric Krapf
GM & Program Co-Chair / Publisher, WorkSpace Connect / No Jitter

 

Eric Krapf is General Manager and Program Co-Chair for Enterprise Connect, the leading conference/exhibition and online events brand in the enterprise communications industry. He has been Enterprise Connect’s Program Co-Chair for over a decade. He is also publisher of No Jitter, the Enterprise Connect community’s daily news and analysis website.

 

Eric served as editor of No Jitter from its founding in 2007 until taking over as publisher in 2015. From 1996 to 2004, Eric was managing editor of Business Communications Review (BCR) magazine, and from 2004 to 2007, he was the magazine's editor. BCR was a highly respected journal of the business technology and communications industry.

Before coming to BCR, he was managing editor and senior editor of America's Network magazine, covering the public telecommunications industry. Prior to working in high-tech journalism, he was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut and Texas.

Melissa Marsh
Founder and Executive Director, PLASTARC

 

Melissa Marsh is Founder and Executive Director of PLASTARC, a social research, workplace innovation, and real estate strategy firm dedicated to shifting the metrics associated with workplace from “square feet and inches” to “occupant satisfaction and performance.” Melissa also leads the Occupant Experience discipline at Savills Studley, which leverages the tools of social science and business strategy to help organizations make more data-driven and people-centric real estate decisions. With an undergraduate degree in social science from Barnard College and a Master of Architecture from MIT, Melissa is an active contributor to professional and research communities associated with the human factors and the built environment, including Worktech, AIA, CoreNet, IFMA, and EDRA.

Michelle N. Moore
Lead, Strategic Advisory Services, ET Group

Michelle is the Lead of Strategic Advisory Services at ET Group, focusing on human centered change for high technology adoption.

She has spent over 20 years enabling technology driven transformation projects globally, including as a PricewaterhouseCoopers Equity Partner. She has a passion for helping organizations balance human and machine, physical and digital. It has led her to working with ET Group to enable companies to unleash their human and organizational potential.

She is also a seasoned innovation and management consultant. Further, through her Board role with the New York based non-profit, Amazing Community, she is active in supporting 50+ age women through workplace inclusion.

She holds a BA from the University of Texas, an MBA from the University of Houston, and a number of professional accreditations including;

  • New Product Development Professional Certification
  • Advanced Practitioner, Social Presencing for Systems Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Presencing Institute
  • Canadian Board Diversity Council, “Get on Board” Intermediate
  • Challenge Factory, Certificate in Intergenerational Leadership
  • Empathy Toy, Trained Facilitator

Joe Park
Chief Digital Architect and VP, Associate Digital Experience, Walmart

 

Joe Park is the Chief Digital Architect and Vice President of Associate Digital Experience at Walmart. Joe joined the company in June 2017 and leads teams responsible for driving growth and productivity by providing Walmart’s global workplace of more than 2.3 million associates with consumer-grade technology.

 

In his role within Global Business Services (GBS), Joe oversees strategy, engineering and operations for the enterprise’s infrastructure, client, mobility, collaboration and productivity digital platforms. He also is responsible for intranet solutions and leads enterprise architecture, user experience design and user interface design.

Before joining Walmart, Joe worked in technology and finance roles at General Electric Company. He held senior management positions with GE Healthcare and GE Power, including vice president of IT integrations, digital productivity and strategy. Joe’s duties at GE spanned the energy, healthcare, financial services, and aviation industries

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in strategy and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Find out more about Joe on LinkedIn.

 

Lisa Perrine, Ed.D, CTS
CEO, Cibola Systems

 

Lisa Perrine is an experience designer, communication strategist, and CEO of Cibola Systems. Lisa focuses on the human elements of AV communication: the interplay between workplace culture and communication, how people experience media, and how individuals interact with technology.

She approaches her work with a mixture of curiosity, creativity, and the expertise gained from completing over 1000 consulting engagements for such Clients as The Annenberg Foundation; edmunds.com; Sony Music; and United Talent Agency.

Lisa began her career in product design after earning her design degree from CSU Long Beach. In 1991 she became Cibola’s CEO, and completed her MBA at Pepperdine University shortly thereafter. Most recently Lisa earned her Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine where her research focused on multidisciplinary teams.

An avid researcher and frequent presenter, Lisa delivers courses and workshops on Design Thinking and Workplace Experience Design. Her courses have been approved for certification renewal units by the AVIXA, the American Institute of Architects, and the International Interior Design Association. Lisa is also a member of AVIXA’s UX Design Standard Task Group, developing an AV industry standard for human-centered design.

Dirk Propfe
CEO, ET Group

 

 

 

Dirk is the CEO at ET Group and is focused on helping organizations transform and evolve.

He has spent the last 15 years working as an entrepreneur, passionate about helping organizations evolve to become happier, healthier, and more meaningful places to work. His great passion for reinventing the way we work and collaborate, comes from research and personal experience with multiple organizations around the world such as Daikin Europe, Telus, CGI, Unleash Network, and ET Group.

His areas of interest include structures, practices, processes and technology that allow us to work better together. Continuously playing with self-management, wholeness, and evolutionary purpose practices and frameworks. A strong believer of strategic sustainable development, and advancing communication and collaboration to support organizational and social transformation.

He holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters from Blekinge Institute of Technology.

 

Rachel Rouse
Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK Dallas

 

Rachel Rouse leads the Corporate Interiors Team at HOK Dallas. She is responsible for overseeing multiple design teams on various projects in DFW and across North America and works to build relationships with current and new clients. Ms. Rouse has made contributions to the fabric of our community working on several projects for DISD and the DFW Airport Redevelopment Program over the course of her 17 year career. Since joining HOK, Ms. Rouse has managed projects for various clients including Citi, Nokia, FedEx Office, and General Motors. She is a member of IIDA and a LEED AP BD+C. She is also highly active in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) working to help promote careers in the industry with underrepresented students in the area. She earned her BFA in Interior Design from the University of North Texas. She is a Dallas native and has two charming children.

 

Swapna Sathyan
Executive Director of Strategy and Change Consulting, CannonDesign

 

Nationally recognized for her ability to help businesses catalyze transformational change, Swapna Sathyan is CannonDesign’s Executive Director of Strategy and Change Consulting. Relying on data-driven methods and analytics, she helps organizations shape their people, process and place strategies to align with and empower their business goals. Her work reveals the criticality of an integrated approach to develop effective design outcomes that influence people and business performance.

 

An architect by training, Swapna has more than 20 years of experience partnering with C-Suite executives to provide consulting and program leadership related to business and workplace strategy, organizational design, strategic change, workforce transitions, culture and leadership alignment for companies across all industries.

Beth Schultz
Editor / Program Co-Chair, No Jitter / WorkSpace Connect and Enterprise Connect

 

Beth Schultz is editor of No Jitter and program co-chair for WorkSpace Connect and Enterprise Connect. Beth has more than three decades of experience as an IT writer and editor. Most recently, she was the founding editor in chief for UBM Tech's AllAnalytics.com, an editorial site for analytics, IT, and business professionals that developed into a go-to community for thought leadership and conversation on the analytics, business intelligence, and data management disciplines. Prior to that, she brought her expertise to bear writing thought-provoking editorial and marketing materials on a variety of technology topics for leading IT publications and industry players. Beth was also a longtime editor at Network World, where she oversaw multimedia content development, writing, and editing for special feature packages. In particular, she focused on advanced IT technology and its impact on business users and in so doing became a thought leader on the revolutionary changes remaking the corporate datacenter and enterprise IT architecture.

 

Beth has a keen ability to identify business and technology trends, developing expertise through in-depth analysis and early-adopter case studies. Over the years, she has earned more than a dozen national and regional editorial excellence awards for special issues from American Business Media, American Society of Business Press Editors, Folio.net, and others.

Ira Weinstein
Managing Partner, Recon Research

 

Ira M. Weinstein is the founder and managing partner at Recon Research, an independent research, advisory, and consulting firm focused on enterprise communications.

Ira is an expert on communication solutions, audio-visual systems, and unified communications (UC) products and services. During his 25+ years in the industry, Ira has authored hundreds of articles and reports on the companies, products, services, trends, and happenings in these markets. Ira is also a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, sales kickoffs, and other forums.

In addition, Ira spends about one-third of his time supporting global enterprise clients.

Ira is based in Recon Research's South Florida, USA office and can be reached at [email protected].

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