Building knowledge and best practice across a global community
WORKTECH Academy is the world’s leading online knowledge platform and member network exploring the future of work and workplace.
We share the latest insights, research, case studies and expert interviews with our global community of high-level professionals, drawing on WORKTECH’s worldwide network to harvest the newest knowledge and ideas in six key areas: People, Place, Culture, Design, Technology & Innovation.
WORKTECH Academy was co-founded in 2016 by Philip Ross and Jeremy Myerson. It showcases best corporate practice, academic research, thought leadership, business tools and industry trends. We combine an interactive online resource platform with our live global events, networking and co-creation opportunities.
We provide a community where designers, corporate end users, solution providers and academics can share perspectives and prepare for how we’ll work tomorrow.
Global Partners, Corporate and Community Members of the Academy have exclusive access to this rich source of competitive advantage at a time when there’s never been more need for clarity.
In a rapidly changing world where investment decisions require hard evidence, WORKTECH Academy provides the practical tools that shape the future of work and workplace.
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Jeremy Myerson, Director
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. Jeremy has published several influential books on workplace design and he sits on the international advisory boards of design institutes in South Korea, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Named by Wired magazine as one of Britain’s 100 most influential people in digital technology, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art in 2016 for his work in design research.
Philip Ross, Chairman
A futurist, author and consultant on the future of work, Philip is Founder and CEO of UnGroup and Cordless Group, comprising Unwired, UnWork.com, Cordless Consultants and Cordless Resourcing. He has worked with organisations such as Ernst & Young, Allen & Overy, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and PWC on future concepts for work and the workplace. Philip has spoken at major conferences around the world and is the co-author (with Jeremy Myerson) of The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office and Space to Work.
Imogen Privett , Senior Research Associate
Imogen is an architectural designer and researcher, holding upper second- and first-class degrees in history and architecture and an MA in architecture. She has recently concluded a PhD at the Royal College of Art, exploring the effects of coworking on workplace design practice.
Prior to this, she worked in architectural practice focusing on workplace design with projects including UK headquarters for Barclays, Macquarie Bank and Reuters before taking up a Research Associate role at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on a three-year research project. This culminated in the publication of a book called Life of Work: What Office Design Can Learn from the World Around Us, co-authored by Professor Jeremy Myerson. She has presented her work internationally, delivered workshops at Clerkenwell Design Week in London, and led the Social Design Lab at the Royal College of Art’s summer school on Workspace Design in partnership with IE University Madrid.
Matthew Myerson, Development Director
Mathew is a senior marketing and communications professional in the property industry. He joined WORKTECH Academy from Blackstone Property Management where he led the marketing team at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work. Prior to working at Chiswick Park, Matthew worked for several leading design agencies in account management and strategy, including Wordsearch, Sectorlight, Small Back Room and Fitch. His clients included The Crown Estate, Stanhope, Grosvenor Estates, Ballymore, Battersea Power Station, Adidas and Red Bull. Matthew has a BA in History of Art from the University of Leeds and CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualifications.
Echo Callaghan, Writer / Researcher
Echo Callaghan is an interdisciplinary researcher, holding a degree in English Literature and an MPhil in Identities and Cultures of Europe she is interested in the rapid social changes we are currently witnessing, brought about by climate change, the pandemic and the emergence of new technologies and their resulting impact on behaviour and culture. Having previously worked in the third sector as a policy and research officer, she has experience writing about sustainability and emerging technologies, as well as working alongside big names in the technology and policy industries, such as the Alan Turing Institute. She is also a member of the UK Youth Climate Council and in her spare time works to help support communities damaged by the effects of climate change.
Ella King, Editorial and Marketing Coordinator
Ella is a recent Modern Languages graduate from the University of Birmingham, who also has received education in Paris and Seville. She has experience in marketing and events, having completed a marketing focused internship in Paris. In her spare time, Ella is a keen long-distance runner and avid reader; she is currently signed with a literary agent and working towards publishing her debut novel.