Robert Jeffrey Fairbanks
14 Feb 2020 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Main Stage | AV Magazine Add to calendar
Panel Debate: The Workspace of the Future
Workspaces now need to be flexible, quickly adaptable to accommodate working styles and other requirements. Their use must also be measurable so we can be sure the workspace is operating effectively, fulfilling the demands of the business. BUT, how does this larger relationship with the business work? How do we match employee needs/behaviour with the requirements of organisations adapting to fast-moving global markets?

For the AV industry, the emergence of new workspace thinking has turned the market upside down. Are integrators capable of delivering the workspace services customers demand? This session will address these and other questions. It's moderated by Clive Couldwell, Group Editor, AV Magazine.


Robert Jeffrey Fairbanks
Robert Jeffrey Fairbanks
Global Head of IT Operations
Bloomberg LP
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a Masters in Information Technology Management from Columbia University and executive certifications in leadership, innovation, management and strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is a subject matter expert in corporate audio visual and communication systems and was voted both Bloomberg's global manager of the year in 2015 and AV Magazine's Professional of the Year in 2017.
Simon Truby
Simon Truby
Senior Audiovisual Designer / Project Manager
CBI plc
Dale Bottcher
Dale Bottcher
Executive Vice-President of Global Sales and Marketing
Dale Bottcher leads all aspects of sales for digital workplace services provider, AVI-SPL. With 20 years of sales and operations leadership experience, Dale has worked with AV and IT technology managers on all varieties of applications and environments – from large-scale training centres to flexible huddle rooms. He is a Chicago native who enjoys golfing and other outdoor activities.
Vince Simpson
Vince Simpson
Senior Director
Vince Simpson is a Director in CBRE’s London Corporate Fit-Out team. He heads up a team of fit-out project managers focusing solely on corporate occupiers. Vince started his career as an Army Royal Engineer and later transitioned in to site and project management for three of London’s top five fit-out contractors. Vince later decided to turn to the dark side of consultancy.

Vince has set up and managed fit-out projects ranging from 1,000 to 90,000 sq ft ranging from blue chip, mid-caps and start-ups in both a traditional and design and build capacities. He is an RICS chartered project manager and CIOB chartered construction manager with an MSc in Project Management.

Given his unique background, Vince brings discipline and structure to fit-out projects but in a very down to earth and pragmatic way.