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1-4 February 2022

The Official Newsletter of ISE 2021

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RISE Spotlight - Workspace Evolution

The first RISE Spotlight had the theme of Workspace Evolution. Produced in association with TNW and sponsored by Nureva, it took place on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

With the increased shift to remote working and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was a timely subject to discuss. Click below to read reports on the sessions or watch the on-demand videos.

RISE Spotlight Reports

The Virtual Economy 2020

John Egan, CEO of L’Atelier, joined us to discuss what the future may hold for the workspace, and the significance of the virtual economy. L’Atelier is a foresight business within BNP Paribas that identifies opportunities where technological and social change intersect.

John Egan, L'Atelier BNP Paribas
Marit Janssen, ABN AMRO

On the Sofa with ISE

The devastating impact of COVID-19 has compelled people to work remotely, impacting on collaborative working and applying skill sets usually applied in traditional workplaces. Callum Booth, TNW Editor, discussed these issues with Marit Janssen, a Transformation Consultant at ABN AMRO.

ISE Reporter Roundtable

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift to remote working. The Roundtable – moderated by Már Másson Maack, Editor of Growth Quarters, TNW – discussed the challenges of creating a culture of technology and innovation whilst navigating the remote working landscape.

RISE Connect Reporter Roundtable

Startup Nation

With distributed teams ever more present, Youri Doeleman, partner of venture capital firm Antler, used the Startup Nation RISE Spotlight session to highlight the innovation taking place among companies that are developing tools to enhance collaboration, improve physical and mental wellbeing, and support employees.

Workspace Evolution

Sponsor – Nureva

Nureva is an award-winning technology company that imagines and builds advanced audio conferencing solutions that make it remarkably easy for people to connect and collaborate. The performance and flexibility of our products make them ideal for the new reality of the hybrid workplace.

The Big Read

Rob Scott, Publisher of UC Today, explores some of the drivers of workspace evolution, and their implications for office technology, working environments and company culture.

Rob Scott, Publisher, UC Today
Sean Wargo, AVIXA

AVIXA Insights

Conferencing and collaboration in numbers

During the RISE Spotlight, Sean Wargo, Senior Director of Market Intelligence at AVIXA, gave an overview of the conferencing and collaboration market from the perspective of the association’s latest research data.

CEDIA Insights

Will they stay or will they go? Post-pandemic elements that could be beneficial for your business

You’re likely tired of hearing about how much the global pandemic has changed everything. Understandable, because you’re steeped in – and trying to make your livelihood in – this altered reality every day. Fortunately, not everything that has changed is necessarily bad and some could be beneficial for business, says CEDIA’s Dan McGowan.

The Turner at Park Crescent - CEDIA Award Winner 2020

Dr Denise Wilkins, Researcher in The Future of Work group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge

“It is paramount that technology creators, and the businesses who are deploying AI tools, take steps to ensure that these technologies are beneficial for daily work and the future of work.”


Elisa Rönkä, Head of Digital Market Development at Siemens Smart Infrastructure

“I am known to always be the first person to shout out that technology on its own holds no value – value is always defined by the users.”

Amy Cronshaw, CEO and founder of Beyond Workplace Consulting

“I do not believe the future of work is completely virtual; however in the same vein I do not believe we will ever return to the ‘office’ as it once was.”

Jeroen Pit
ISE in Action: The inspiration for ISE’s legacy in Amsterdam

ISE is supporting the creation of Jeroen Pit Haus, a transitional care unit in Amsterdam that is due to open in April 2022. We talk Emilie van Karnebeek, fundraiser, project manager and private financier of the project about its origins and about her late husband, in whose memory it has been created.

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