New York state of mind: experts set to explore big ideas at 2023 conference

Talking tech, trends and transformation, this year’s WORKTECH New York 2023 event looks at the future of work from many angles. Are you ready for an asynchronous, deconstructed and transparent future?

From the impact of AI on the ways that we work to an anthropological approach to creating a vibrant and healthy working culture that attracts people back to the office, this year’s WORKTECH New York, hosted at the Kimmel Centre at NYU in Manhattan on 27 September 2023, is sent to address the burning questions of our working lives through an innovative lens.

Here are some speakers to look out for:

Working intelligently with AI

Alexandra Levit, author, analyst, consultant, and futurist, founder and CEO of Inspiration at Work and Peter Miscovich, Executive Managing Director of JLL, join forces in this fireside chat all about the role that AI will play in the future of the workplace and how it will transform the next generation of talent. They will use real-world case studies to illustrate how the performance of individuals and companies can benefit from clever integration of artificial intelligence into a workplace can be transformative.

Anthropological insight

In this keynote speech Melissa Fisher, Visiting Scholar at the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge & School of Professional Studies, will address ‘Leveraging Cultural Anthropological Tools to Design Human-Centred Workplaces’. Understanding that maintaining corporate culture is a challenge in a hybrid world and knowing how to address the problem are two different issues. But using an anthropological lens, Fisher will discuss how companies have built productive workplace cultures and value systems across a range of spaces – digital and physical.

Asynchronous, deconstructed and transparent

These three key words may not mean much to you now, but to Melissa Swift, North America Transformation Leader at Mercer, they represent the three main trends that will dictate what life will be like in the future of the working world. Offering pragmatic strategies and hands-on advice, this session will address how companies can make work more enjoyable and increase employee performance all at once by breaking away from the patterns of the past and forging new realities that better reflect the needs of employees and employers.

Simulated fun

What do AI, game simulations and spatial computing have in common? Find out in this expert panel with Kristi Woolsey, Partner at BCG, Arjun Kaiker Co-Head of Zaha Hadid Analytics + Insights at Zaha Hadid Architects and Joanna Średnicka, Co-founder of Game Changers Academy and Assimilate as they discuss designing the future and the exciting potentials that interdisciplinary collaborations in the technology space have to offer.

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