To say it’s been a busy but absolutely rewarding few days would be an understatement! In a unique event held over the last two days in Singapore, a packed audience at the Innovation Roadshow 2016 has been gaining expert insights into shaping the workplace of the future. From fostering team collaboration and designing workspaces of the future, to creating universal communications with Office 365 and Skype for Business, the presentations and the energy of the audience was truly inspiring. As the roadshow heads to Bangalore, here’s a wrap up of the event in Singapore before we pass the baton…
On the first day of the Innovation Roadshow in Singapore, we were delighted to showcase the future of work at the Steelcase office, where guests could see and experience the integration between workplace design and technology. The success of this was followed by a second day at the Microsoft auditorium in Singapore’s business district.
Presided by our very own Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, industry leaders from Microsoft, Steelcase and Unvorsum explored what the Workplace of the Future can look like, and shared how to integrate collaborative technology into the DNA of an organisation. We were honoured to have guest speakers Uli Gwinner, President Asia Pacific, Steelcase; Heather Emslie, APAC Senior Solution Sales Lead, Productivity Cloud, Microsoft; and Miwah Van, Managing Director and founder of Unvorsum, a consultancy firm that focuses on uniting company strategy with customers, speak at the event.
In his opening statement, Michael reiterated that in the modern workplace, people want spaces not to meet, but to collaborate and work together. He also talked about how to make organisations “sweat their assets”, an interesting way of saying “make your resources work harder!”
Our guests were also given a first-hand demonstration of our latest innovations which included Polycom RealPresence Centro and RealPresence Trio, and integration with Skype for Business.
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