RISE Spotlight is a monthly series of free-to-attend digital events, based around key ISE technology areas. Produced in association with TNW, they feature global subject experts, technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The first RISE Spotlight, held on Tuesday 24 November, was 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 provides valuable learning and insights into the future development of work and workspaces.
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 gives a personal perspective on some of the issues raised in the Reporter Roundtable.
Attendees were able to 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
“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.
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