ISG Future Workplace Summit to Explore Intersection of Technology, Workplace Collaboration


— August 28 event will examine new ways of working and the next-generation workplace

Information Services Group (ISG) ( ) (Nasdaq: III) ( ), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, is hosting the second annual ISG Future Workplace Summit in Sydney, bringing together industry thought leaders, workplace innovators and enterprise users for a one-day event exploring the trends, tools and concepts that are shaping the future of work.

The event will take place August 28 at The Westin Sydney hotel, and will feature a series of analyst presentations, client panels and expert roundtable discussions on four trends impacting the workplace of the future:

— Collaboration, innovation and automation: Office design and technology
are evolving and incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and
automation, as businesses look for innovative ways to increase
efficiency and productivity. This theme will be explored with examples
and insight into the work environments and technologies that support
innovation, collaboration and automation.

— New ways of working: Emerging technologies should enable businesses to
attract the right talent, personalize the employee experience and
increase employee engagement and productivity. Sessions supporting
this theme will look at how such technologies as virtual and augmented
reality, wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual assistants
and automation can enable on-demand learning, promote wellness and
productivity, and improve organizational collaboration and agility.

— IoT and the connected workplace: The IoT is a “system of systems” in
which people, machines, devices, sensors and businesses connect and
interact. This theme will demonstrate that while companies can, and
do, make significant investments in devices and connectivity, true
success depends on the quality of the network.

— Implementing next generation workplace services: Managing employee
transitions is critical, as the workplace evolves and competition for
talent increases. This theme will explore cutting-edge approaches to
driving successful change in the workplace.

The ISG Future Workplace Summit also will feature a keynote presentation from Ben Gould, growth manager, Facebook, who will detail Facebook’s experiences in the shifting world of work, how to respond to the challenge of an increasingly mobile, millennial workforce and the consumerization of work tools. Additional speakers will include Nick Abrahams, partner and global head of technology and innovation for Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, as well as senior executives and global thought leaders with ISG.

“The technologies that are driving collaboration, innovation and productivity – from social media and HR applications to virtual meeting and file-sharing platforms – are improving the employee experience, accommodating a multi-generational workforce and increasing efficiency, but they’re also blurring the lines between the physical office and where work actually happens,” said Lisa Borden, partner and head of ISG Australia and New Zealand. “The ISG Future Workplace Summit will explore how today’s tools can help businesses embrace these trends rather than battle the natural evolution of the workplace.”

The ISG Future Workplace Summit is sponsored by Tech Mahindra, HCL, Hexaware, Mindtree, Unisys and Wipro. Media partners include CIOReview, Outsourcing Digest, and the Innovation Leadership Forum. More details about the event can be found at the event website ( ).

About ISG —

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.

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