Workplace Strategy and Innovation in the Technology Sector | Tenant Talks
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In a post-pandemic world, with the majority working from home, why do you actually need an office? What will be its key uses? What processes have changed during Covid19 that have brought new habits not to be lost?

Workplace experience is a holistic approach to creating the optimal environment for employees to do their work. It examines how space and technology can drive better business outcomes—from employee productivity and engagement to talent retention and lower real estate costs.

The technology sector’s top workplace, real estate, and people and culture professionals will share how they are planning to create successful workplaces in the wake of the growth in hybrid working.

August 26, 2021


Free, RSVP Required

Featured Panelists

James Frawley
James Frawley

Senior Director of Real Estate and Projects | APAC, Salesforce

James is Senior Director of Real Estate & Projects at Salesforce. He brings to this role 20 years of executive experience managing property, facilities, and support services with Salesforce, Intel, International Property Services, Walker Corporation & Mirvac.

He is responsible for commercial, retail, industrial, and residential property at both a strategic and operational level and has experience in project management, planning, telecommunications, infrastructure, real estate services (CRE, FM & PM), maintenance services, and customer services.

James specialises in the ability to re-organise and set quality standards, reduce costs and increase turnover. Working with high technology applications is second nature and he prides himself on superior stakeholder management.

Joel Oldridge
Joel Oldridge

Head of Workplace Experience, Australia & SE Asia | Xero

Joel has worked in workplace and facilities management for over 14 years. Joining the software company Xero in 2014, he’s been part of some rocketing growth across Australia and SE Asia.

Joel’s current role sees him developing and managing the property strategy in Australia and SE Asia, project managing office fit outs and overseeing the workplace experience. With a service-mindset and determination to improve workplace experience, Joel is striving hard to make great spaces for Xeros to do the best work of their lives.

Chris Low
Chris Low

Head of Vibe | Canva

Cassandra Kirk
Cassandra Kirk

Head of Design & Strategy | Axiom Workplaces

Strategic thinker. Customer centric designer. Inclusive collaborator. Thinks out of the box and considers all possibilities. Outcome driven.

Cassandra leads the team at Axiom Workplaces as Head of Design & Strategy. She has over 20 years’ experience globally as a design leader and consultant working extensively on a wide range of global workplace, commercial, industrial, retail, luxury residential and government projects. She specialises in strategic planning, client briefing, all aspects of design through to delivery.

Cassandra has an extremely strong work ethic and commitment to any project, combining a high level of design skill with an ability to communicate with all parties in a manner that engages, uncovering the client’s needs, purpose and strategic goals, resulting in functional and inspiring spaces. She is writer and regular expert presenter on the future of workplace at conferences such as Workplace Wellness Festival and Space IQ: Return Agile.

Panel Moderator

Lucy Lin
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Lucy Lin

Branch Executive | Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Founder + Chief Marketing Officer | Forestlyn

Lucy Lin is a leader in global innovation, AI, data and blockchain marketing. She works in partnership with innovative organisations and startups as a strategic growth consultant and advisory board member. Possessing an entrepreneurial mindset, she founded an award-winning mobile app and a global marketing consultancy ( Prior to Forestlyn, Lucy has over 15 years of experience at international companies including American Express, Qantas, AMP and HERE Technologies and lived in 5 countries worldwide. She currently sits on the Australian Computer Society’s Branch Executive Committee and was the past President of the University of Sydney Business School Alumni Network.

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August 26, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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