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1-4 June 2021

The Official Digital Showcase of ISE 2021

24 November | 14:00-16:00 CET (13:00-15:00 GMT)

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Spotlight Series

RISE Spotlight is a monthly series of free-to-attend digital events, based around key ISE technology areas. Produced in association with TNW, they will feature global subject experts, technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.

November - Workspace Evolution

The first RISE Spotlight, launching on Tuesday 24 November at 14:00 CET (13:00 GMT), will be based around unified communications and collaboration, with the theme of Workspace Evolution.

With the increased shift to remote working and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this timely subject will provide attendees with valuable learning opportunities and insights into the future development of work and workspaces.


24 November | 14:00-16:00 CET (13:00-15:00 GMT)

Welcome and opening remarks

Beginning at 14:00 CET

Digital natives and the virtual economy

John Egan is CEO of l’Atelier, a foresight business within BNP Paribas that identifies opportunities where technological and social change intersect. He will discuss millennials’ expectations of the world of work and what they are looking for from their workspaces.


ISE Reporter Roundtable

  • How can teams successfully balance productivity, performance, tech and culture to spark continued innovation?
  • What tech and transformation investments – including unexpected choices – are companies making to empower their workforce and accelerate growth?
  • What market trends are transforming companies’ strategic roadmap – and what innovation is required?

Followed by audience Q&A


On the Sofa with ISE

COVID-19 has accelerated the deployment and use of technology. Individuals are empowered to work remotely, and teams have already seen how to achieve collaborative working.

However, tech alone cannot improve productivity and performance; culture is an important part of the jigsaw. In conversation with Mar Masson Maack, Marit Janssen of ABN AMRO will give a personal perspective on some of the issues raised in the Reporter Roundtable


AVIXA Insights

What are the current trends in unified communications and collaboration solutions and the workspace technology market? Sean Wargo, Senior Director, Market Intelligence at AVIXA, will share the association’s latest quantitative research


Startup Nation

Youri Doeleman, Partner of venture capital company Antler, will describe five start-ups in the workspace technology market that have caught his eye

Startup pitches

Two startups in the workspace market will make quick presentations about their disruptive offerings


Watercooler Virtual Meets

Attendees can choose to visit one of three virtual networking rooms to take part in a moderated discussion of different aspects of Workspace Evolution.

Room 1: Is working from home the new normal? The effects of the post-pandemic work space on home tech design
• Ed Wenck, Content Director, CEDIA
• Walt Zerbe, Senior Director of Technology & Standards, CEDIA

Room 2: What role can the channel play with digital flow in the workplace of the future?
• Jon Sidwick, President, Collabtech Group

Room 3: Let’s talk trends: Prepare for next level collaborative working
• Sean Wargo, Senior Director, Market Intelligence, AVIXA


More Resources

‘Ways to collaborate that we haven’t seen before’

A recent ‘ISE at TNW’ panel discussed the future of collaborative working. Decentralisation has been accelerated, creating significant opportunities for innovation within office and home environments. Digital work platforms will evolve, and new roles will be created as companies put more emphasis on managing digital experiences.

The Big Read: The dawn of virtual communications – What’s driving workspace evolution?

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.

A Definition of Workspace Evolution

The whole world is now debating the future of work and offices.  In a world where technology at work has previously been fragmented and often distracting, Covid-19 has accelerated the need for more collaborative, smarter workspaces.

Organisations are looking for opportunities to improve productivity of employees, as well looking after staff wellbeing and employees want to be able to work optimally on different devices, at any time and wherever they are, which means a reliance on portable devices and shared, cloud-based resources to allow for easy collaboration and communication between team members.

Tech such as collaboration and conferencing systems and interactive displays will be at the heart of the evolving smart workplace and innovation such as 5G and IoT will allow technology to connect the workplace and keep it running efficiently — providing a huge boost for the future of work.

What will the future of work look like and what role will your technology play in the end game? ISE is here to help you tick off everything you need to get up to date with the latest tech in smarter, more…

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