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Collaboration and the Workplace of the Future
September 29–30, 2015
Washington, D.C.

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Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism (PublicAffairs, June 2015)
By Robin Chase

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October 1, 2015



"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
— Eleanor Roosevelt

conference overview
The workplace is changing, and it’s not just a matter of taking down the cubicle partitions and putting in couches. Clouds, social networks, mobile devices and their apps, sensors, and service-oriented architectures are changing not just the ways we compute, but the ways we collaborate—human-to-human, human-to-machine, and machine- to-machine. We’ll particularly look at the tools of collaboration—the physical and social networks, and some new interfaces between us and our devices and between us and all our data—and how the sourcing and management of talent is shifting from ownership to empowerment, hierarchies to networks, and individual efforts to collaborations.

list of speakers
Sara Armbruster, Vice President, Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation, Steelcase
Topic: Designing for Human Resiliency in the Future Workplace

Erica Boothby, Yale University
Topic: Shared Experience: Some Surprising Consequences of Just Being With Other People

Eric Brown, Director, Watson Technologies, IBM
Topic: Deep Content Analysis, Evidence-Based Reasoning, and Man–Machine Collaboration

Daniel Bryson, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stark Design
Topic: Creativity and Collaboration (Workshop)

Michal Cenkl, Director of Innovation and Technology, MITRE
Topic: Reinventing Public-Private Partnerships

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Topic: Computational Fact Checking of Knowledge Networks

Stephen DeAngelis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Enterra
Topic: Building the Cognitive Digital Enterprise

Donna K. Flynn, Director, WorkSpace Futures, Steelcase
Topic: Designing for Human Resiliency in the Future Workplace

Tim Landgraf, Head of Biorobotics Lab, Institut für Informatik, Freie Universität Berlin
Topic: Collective Intelligence in Birds, Bees, Fish, and Autonomous Cars

Bill Macaitis, Chief Marketing Officer, Slack
Topic: Team Communication for the 21st Century

Patty McCord, Principal, Patty McCord Consulting, and former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
Topic: Corporate Cultures: Freedom and Responsibility

Vijay Mital, General Manager of Ambient Computing & Robotics, Microsoft
Topic: Project GigJam: Unleashing the Human Process

Barry Schwartz, Professor, Swarthmore College
Topic: Why We Work

Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Topic: The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations

Kenneth O. Stanley, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida
Topic: Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective

Vicki Swisher, Consultant and former Senior Director, Intellectual Property Development, Korn Ferry
Topic: Agile Enterprises

Jolijt Tamanaha, Co-founder, Champio, Co-founder, Farmplicity, Chief Marketing Officer, Fresh Prints
Topic: Leading The Wantrepreneurial Generation

Ralph E. Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, GE Ventures
Topic: Applying Digital Collaboration Technologies to Advanced Manufacturing

Raz Yalov, Chief Executive Officer, Zula
Topic: Mobile Team Collaboration: The Future Is Here (For Some of Us)

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