STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will host the ISG Future Workplace Summit March 18–19 at The Westin New York at Times Square. The event will explore the shifting boundaries between the physical and digital workplace and how artificial intelligence and other technologies are creating opportunities for differently skilled workers.
Day one of the event will feature an afternoon keynote presentation, "A Commitment to Humanity: The New Responsibility of Places for Work," by Amanda Carroll, principal at global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler. In her presentation, Carroll will explore the three overarching themes driving the future of workplace design, and how future work settings will embrace technological advances to maintain competitive edge while being challenged to stay humane.
The morning keynote on day two will be delivered by Steve LeVine, future editor for the news website Axios. Prior to Axios, LeVine was a Washington correspondent for Quartz, the mobile-first startup launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media; a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation; an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and a foreign correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Pakistan and the Philippines for The Wall Street Journal. LeVine previously wrote for The New York Times, the Financial Times and Newsweek.
The conference, produced by ISG Events, will include a series of informative analyst presentations and expert panel discussions, as well as an ISG Startup Challenge in the style of "Shark Tank" for entrepreneurs pitching innovative solutions for the future workplace. Among the startup contestants are Upflex, Vetty and Werk. The startup challenge is presented in partnership with Silicon Valley tech incubator and startup accelerator Plug and Play.
A debate on "How Far Can Intelligent Automation Go?" will feature Troy Campano, director, Architecture, for Liberty Mutual, and Bettina Zerza, founder and principal of ZERZA, an international architecture, urban planning, and design firm, examining the digital future of work and what automation will – and won't – really change.
Other confirmed speakers include Michelle Lindgren, business initiatives manager, Workplace Innovation and Employee Experience, Wells Fargo; Neeraj Sahni, senior vice president, Cyber Insurance, Willis Towers Watson; Akiba Stern, partner, Loeb & Loeb, and Don Watson, vice president, Global Workplace and Enterprise Services, Merck.
"Every aspect of the current workplace is in flux, as mobile devices, virtual reality, IoT and wearable technology are giving employees unprecedented choice over how, where and when they work," said Scott Furlong, partner at ISG and host of the event. "At the ISG Future Workplace Summit in New York, we will examine what the workplace will look like in 2030, and how the right applications of artificial intelligence in marketing, sales and supply chains can create value and increase profits and efficiencies over the next decade."
The ISG Future Workplace Summit is sponsored by Stefanini, Sprint Business and Unisys. More details about the ISG Future Workplace Summit can be found on the event website.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.