Who’s Speaking At Our Big Easy Workplace Summit This Week?

by Tiffany Bloodworth Rivers on May 14, 2019

It’s hard to believe we’re just a day away from our Big Easy Workplace Summit in New Orleans!

If you’re one of the nearly 150 people joining us, we’re thrilled to have you.

And in case you missed it, we have a fantastic lineup of speakers. In addition to many of our own talented team members and customers, we have speakers representing JLL, Global Workplace Analytics, HOK, CoWorkr and VergeSense.

Here’s a look at who’s on deck and what you can look forward to learning from them.

Kay Sargent, Senior Principal and Director, HOK

kay-sargentWhy She’s Awesome: With more than 30 years of experience in interior design and consulting, Kay Sargent has become a leading global expert. She has helped some of the world’s largest organizations embrace new ways of working.

What She’ll Cover: Sargent will share some of her best workplace strategy insights — from the need for flexible workplace design to how to build a high-touch workplace.

Connect with Kay Sargent on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Todd Hutton, Executive Director of Digital Solutions, JLL

Hutton_Todd_bwWhy He’s Awesome: As the executive director of Digital Solutions for JLL, Todd Hutton helps companies make the most of their workplace technology. He brings a wide range of experience implementing and managing a number of workplace software systems.

What He’ll Cover: Hutton will share his expertise on evaluating and developing workplace management best practices.

Connect with Todd Hutton on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics

kate-listerWhy She’s Awesome: Kate’s research-based consulting organization helps employers make the case for workplace flexibility in the form of remote work, activity-based working, hoteling and more. Her most recent work has focused on the ROI of improving employee productivity.

What She’ll Cover: The conversation about improving the workplace is shifting away from discussions about buildings to discussions that are largely about people. While facility managers and workplace leaders have traditionally thought of this as HR’s domain, Lister uses concrete data to illustrate the FM’s role in improving employee engagement and productivity.

Connect with Kate Lister on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dan Ryan, CEO, VergeSense

Dan Ryan HeadshotWhy He’s Awesome: As the CEO of a leading people-counting and analytics software company, Dan Ryan brings a unique perspective on collecting and using workplace data. He also founded ByteLight, one of the pioneers of LED-based indoor positioning systems (later acquired by Acuity.) This development is now a standard offering across almost every lighting OEM.

What He’ll Cover: Expect to hear him share best practices for implementing IoT sensors and using sensor data to optimize your workplace.

Connect with Dan Ryan on LinkedIn and follow VergeSense on Twitter.

In addition to these awesome keynote speakers, we’ll also have breakout sessions with speakers from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Buildingi, Verum Consulting, CoWorkr and Ultimate Software.

Check out the full lineup here. We’ll see you there! 


Tiffany Bloodworth Rivers

Tiffany covers leadership and marketing topics and enjoys learning about how technology shapes our industry. Before iOFFICE, she worked in local news but don't hold that against her.

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