Workplace Webinar Series

Live Event : Workplace Technology Redesign Lunch and Learn

Featuring ET Group
July 24th, 2014

Workplace Technology Redesign Lunch and Learn
Live Event

Are you as collaborative as you could be? Explore what your office could look like.

According to The Corporate Executive Board report The Future of Corporate IT, 2013-2017, executive managers believe they need at least 20% higher performance from employees to meet business goals. The workspace is changing to meet these requirements.

The Connected Workspace is not an idea, it's a reality!

We can now work from anywhere, anytime, using seamless collaboration technology.

We invite you to participate in an interesting, informative webinar series focused on workplace transformation.  As IT experts, your role is to effectively integrate technology into your workplace.  This series focuses on how to enable closer collaboration among workplace stakeholders by building a holistic workplace strategy that integrates technology AND design.

Are you as collaborative as you could be? Come explore what your office could look like.

Over the past 4 months in our Workplace Transformation Webinar series we have been looking at how multiple generations are entering the workforce with different cultural and technological expectations, which are creating several rising challenges for businesses today. Task-driven, location-based work is quickly becoming part of the past. Mobility, cloud computing, and digitization of work processes have changed peoples expectations. Work what you do, not necessarily where you go.

We would like to invite you down to the Cisco Customer Experience Centre in downtown Toronto for a Collaboration Technology Test Drive to give you an opportunity to see these next generation collaboration solutions in action.

July 24th, 11 :00 am EST
181 Bay St., Suite 3400
Bay Wellington Tower
BCE Place
Toronto, ON



Webinar 5: Cisco on Cisco: The Toronto Office Example - Date TBD


Transforming the way we work and collaborate is not something that Cisco Canada just talks about … it is something we've undertaken ourselves, right now! Cisco continually re-examines how to provide workspaces that help attract and retain the best talent, enhance worker productivity, reduce costs and minimize environmental impact. By marrying technology, space design and policy, we create spaces that will be relevant for years to come. This webinar will demonstrate how Cisco's office design considers our own working styles and the expertise, enthusiasm and great ideas of Cisco employees; and how it enables us to share thoughts and ideas with people next to us or across the world with equal ease and clarity.

Previous Webinars:

Webinar 1: Creating the Workplace of Tomorrow – Featuring Co-Authors of Make Space, March 20, 2014

For our first webinar, we are pleased to welcome Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, Directors at the D.School (Design School) of Stanford University and co-authors of Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. They will share perspectives for how workspace design and technology can be brought together to create environments where teams and individuals communicate, work, play, learn and innovate.

Speakers: Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft are directors of the Environments Collaborative Initiative at Stanford University's d.school - the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Together, they co-authored Make Space, a resource for designing and creating environments to support creative collaboration.

Webinar 2: Evolving Work Styles in the Interconnected Workplace – Featuring Mayhew - April 24, 2014

The world of work has evolved through technological advances. This is influencing how companies should be supporting various work styles within the workspace. When designing your office, you need to consider issues like palette of place to provide choice to your workforce; and choosing furniture solutions that complement work styles to enable effective collaboration.

Speakers: Rob Puri and Joan Phillips are executives at Mayhew, an office interior design firm -- a Canadian 50 Best Managed Company and 50 Most Engaged Workplace. They will provide interesting insights into the latest trends and work strategies for the Connected Workplace, and tools and techniques to optimize your office environment and improve efficiency, productivity and your bottom line.

Webinar 3: Connecting Design to Business Success – Featuring HOK - May 22, 2014

Effective workspace planning requires understanding the various types of workspaces and new designs you can incorporate to maximize collaboration, facilitate a productive workforce and achieve team and company objectives. In this seminar, you'll learn how to ensure your design considerations foster most effective use of space, and that your collaboration tools are being adopted and successfully incorporated into day-to-day work.

Speaker: As VP Client Strategy for Workplace, Strategic Accounts and Consulting, Lisa Fulford-Roy ARIDO, LEED AP leads HOK teams and collaborates with HOK clients to design innovative, business-aligned workplace solutions. Leveraging HOK services and thought leaders, Lisa partners with clients to solve their increasingly complex challenges, identifies opportunities and strategies for change and designs with the vision of their enterprise in mind. With 20 years of experience in design and project leadership for many of Canada's major corporations, Lisa's leading-edge thinking and integrative approach to design results in holistic client solutions with long long-term benefits to the business, the brand, and the employee experience.

Webinar 4: Integrating Technology as Part of the Office Re-Design – Featuring ET Group - June 24, 2014

Technological advances are catalysts for change in any business, and those changes are happening at a faster pace than ever before. Technology is transforming who we are able to work with and how we work with them, so it can no longer be considered an afterthought when designing the workplace. In this seminar, you'll learn how to assess your space for technology and how to incorporate technology into your re-designed workspace, optimize collaborative technology tools in today's office environments and maximize return on those investments.

ET Group

ET Group focuses on providing innovative solutions for companies looking to improve their ability to collaborate. The company brings a fresh view to the digital computing world, with communication technologies in Voice, Video and Data that come together seamlessly in today's collaboration spaces.

ET Group manages the video network and is preferred provider for hardware video end-points into the Video Collaboration Network.

http://www.etgroup.ca/category/collaborative-workspaces

Mayhew Group

Since 1982, Mayhew has created incredibly intuitive, collaborative and stunning interior designs for clients across Canada. We've proudly worked on more than 22 million square feet of space, but it's not numbers or statistics that drive us.

The Mayhew Group promise is workspace ingenuity. The future promises cutting-edge interior workspace solutions.

http://www.mayhew.ca/

Hok

HOK's mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.

Hok's design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.

http://www.hok.com/

Project Workplace

The Project Workplace website is a tremendous resource for demonstrating to customers the many ways Cisco can help build collaboration technology into a workplace design.  However, the real value of this tool is helping LoB executives to understand the utilization of rich collaboration technology in the workplace, and examples of it value in use cases.

Learn more about Project Workplace

Cisco Connected Workplace

The Cisco Connected Workplace site gives a variety of multimedia resources peppered with great facts and information on how Cisco has leveraged technology platforms to enhance the human network within Cisco.

Smart Meeting Spaces – Watch the Video!

Why is Cisco the right solution for Smart Spaces? – Watch the Video! and Read More

Empower Every Desk with Collaboration

Contact us!

Paul Gragtmans
Principal
ET Group
416-838-4103
pgragtmans@etgroup.ca
Kevin Janke
Business Development Manager, Collaboration
Cisco Canada
kejanke@cisco.com
IM/Video: kejanke@cisco.com
Phone: +1 416 306 1583
Mobile: +1 647 992 5313
https://www.ciscojabbervideo.com/kejanke@cisco.com

The Cisco Canada Blog is an excellent resource to learn more about how collaborating technologies can help improve your workplace.

People, Place and Technology are Coming Together like Never Before – June 18, 2014

Work is What You Do (Not Where You Go) – June 13, 2014

Has Your Workspace Incorporated Recent Technological Shifts? Redesign Your Workplace to be more Collaborative – May 29, 2014

How to enable your employees to collaborate anywhere, anytime, instantly – May 14, 2014

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Who should Attend

Facilities, Real estate, operations, HR and IT executives

Industry

  • Mid Size / Enterprise Business