About WORKTECH Academy

A new initiative to build knowledge and best practice across a global community

Welcome to the WORKTECH Academy – a new initiative from Unwired, producer of the acclaimed global WORKTECH conference series.

WORKTECH began in London in 2003 and can now be found in 16 cities around the world from Singapore, Buenos Aires and San Francisco to New York, Melbourne, Paris and Toronto.

Right from the start, WORKTECH believed in taking a more holistic view to work and workplace, to ensure that property, people and technology are considered in a more integrated and intelligent way.

That big-picture thinking is extended and enhanced with WORKTECH Academy.

Our mission

The purpose of the Academy is to capture the unique inspiration and evidence emanating from WORKTECH’s global faculty of speakers, experts and partners – and build knowledge and best practice across a global community.

With content curated in six streams, WORKTECH Academy provides comprehensive coverage of the changing world of work: people, place, technology culture, innovation, architecture and design.

By combining an interactive online platform with live events, WORKTECH Academy offers genuine access to best practice in the field, with opportunities for peer learning, study, networking, analysis and joint research.

Too often, the key strands of work and workplace are tackled piecemeal. WORKTECH Academy brings it all together.

Our people

Director – Jeremy Myerson: An academic researcher, author and activist in workplace design and innovation, Jeremy holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Chairman – Philip Ross: A futurist, author and advisor on the future of work, Philip is Founder and CEO of UnGroup and Cordless Group, comprising Unwired, UnWork.com, Cordless Consultants and Cordless Resourcing.

Business Manager – Rhiannon Ledger: Rhiannon has a background in business and marketing.

Corporate Member Manager – Ben Montague

Our advisory board

Despina Katsikakis – workplace expert and former chairman of DEGW

Kirsten Farber – People Director at BBC Worldwide

Anton Andrews/Harald Becker – Director of Envisioning, Microsoft

James Grose – Partner, BVN Architects, Australia

Ronen Journo – Head of Property EMEA, Cisco

Aki Stamatis – Chairman, Fourfront Group, UK

Guzman De Yarza/Martha Thorne – School of Architecture, IE University, Madrid

Erik Veldhoen – We-topia, The Netherlands

Frank Rexach/Francois Brounais – Haworth

Philip Vanhoutte – Smarter Working

Careers with the WORKTECH Academy

Writer/Researcher

We are currently looking for a bright, dynamic, self-starting journalist to join our small Academy editorial team as a writer/researcher.

Duties will include writing up conferences and events, producing trend and research reports, and interviewing experts. An intelligent approach, a fluent writing style and an ability to work as part of a fast-moving team are essential – additional expertise in video making and editing would be desirable.

Salary: £22k – £25k plus benefits

Location: Kingston-upon-Thames

For further information, or to apply for the role, please send a  CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the role to:

rhiannon.ledger@worktechacademy.com