We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd annual future of work and workspace conference 2018 to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 01-02nd of March 2018.
The conference is dedicated to innovations, trends and strategies in work and workspace fields and interaction with top leaders in various specializations.
This educational and informational conference will be focusing on newest strategies in work and workspace fields and opportunities for further development.
We are looking forward to welcome you to Amsterdam on 01-02 March, 2018

Who should attend: CEOs, Presidents, MDs, CCOs, CMOs, CDOs, Directors, Vice Presidents, Chief Executives, Managers, Department Heads, Leaders specializing in:
– Workspace
– HR
– Digital
– IT
– Smart devices
– New Product Development
– Office design
– Communications
– Employee experience
– User experience
– Artificial intelligence
– Engagement
– Mobility solutions
– Health and Work environment

Key Points:

– Latest innovations in work and workplace
– Designing future workplaces
– Digital workspace trends
– Millennials and their needs
– Building culture at the workplace
– Transformations of digital workspace
– Inspiration and motivation at the workplace
– Workforce challenges
– Company mobility
– IT solutions


The Event will take at Mercure Hotel Amsterdam West
Oude Haagseweg 20, Slotervaart, 1066 BW Amsterdam, Netherlands


BCF team would gladly assist you with booking a room and arranging your flight tickets throughout the event.

Event Speakers

Patrice Duboe

Innovation Vice President

Global Architects Leader

Dave Millner

Executive Consulting Partner


John Blackwell

Managing Director


Jesus Robles Fernandez

Core Technology & Cloud Director


Enrico Palumbo

HR Director and Member of the Management Board

SAP Switzerland AG

Tom Plug

Lead HR Strategy & Innovation


Jeremy Neuner

Business partner manager, real estate and workplace services


Juan Tinoco

HR Director


Ansgar Ruhnau

HR Director


Victor Balaban

Risk Manager

Siemens Gamesa

Mirjam Neelen

Learning Advisory Manager/Learning Experience Design Lead Accenture

Bianca Hermansen

Director of Business


Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

Founder& CEO

AKKA Architects

  • Patrice Duboe
    Global Architects Leader
    Patrice Duboé has been working in Innovation & Technology for more than 20 years in multicultural environments. He is now Innovation Vice President within the CTO Office of Capgemini and leading the Global Architects community gathering more than 3000 Business & Technology experts in over 40 countries. He has been training & coaching enterprise architects & technology experts for Capgemini & global clients over the last 15 years. Highly involved in Innovation & Digital Transformation programs, he is committed to leveraging Technology Innovation as a Business Value key for global customers. He is thus expanding the Capgemini Innovation ecosystem through global partners and emerging startups to deliver business, technology and digital solutions that fit clients needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. He is passionate about sustainable Innovation, Internet of Everything and Smart Energy
  • Dave Millner
    Dave Millner BSc (Hons) Psych, FCIPD, ACIB HR Futurist and Executive Consulting Partner Dave is an Occupational Psychologist with IBM with nearly 30 years HR and consulting experience working with global clients on their performance, employee engagement and organizational development based challenges. Dave has a real passion regarding the transformation of HR functions and the need for a more commercially focused response to client demands and the role that analytics and new ways of thinking can help to change the perceptions of HR. Dave has been regularly recognized as a key global influencer in the HR social media space via @HRCurator.
  • John Blackwell
    John is one of the top 100 global influencers in the workplace field and is widely recognised as the world’s foremost thought-leader on the changing nature of work and effective business operation. Drawing on a 35-year board-level career with IBM and MCI, John implicitly understands that opportunities for innovation and investment must continually balance the need to act quickly. John is a prolific author with the world’s single largest research output on the changing nature of work – some 130 titles to date and counting. John is a founder of the UK’s Workplace Evolutionaries, a coalescing of foremost thought leaders and disruptive thinkers in the widest workplace arena under the umbrella of RICS and IFMA. The goal is to bring together emboldened individuals from ‘connected’ disciplines and design a formula for improved work interaction and integration. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a visiting fellow at three prestige universities, to-date John and his colleagues at Quora have inspired more than 350 organisations to innovate new work practices. Quora is a unique business consultancy and provider of strategic solutions whose forte is inspiring business leaders to transform workplaces and work practices through precision analytics and compelling methodologies. We draw on data and metrics, not opinion. Working together, John and Quora provide answers to problems that stifle change, dismantle barriers, and overcome corporate inertia to create effective new work practices.
  • Jesus Robles Fernandez
    Jesus is Cloud Data Management Director of Oracle Corporation, responsible for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He has been at Oracle since 2001 on different roles including Sales Consulting and Business Development. Based in Madrid, Jesus is directly engaged in the success of the Oracle’s Data Management Platform. He does this by advising customers on the best technology to extract the maximum business value from their data infrastructure. He participates in multiple advisory boards and bridges the Oracle Product Management teams with customers to satisfy the most critical demands of modern organizations.
  • Enrico Palumbo
    SAP Switzerland AG
    Enrico Palumbo is HR Director and Member of the Management Board of SAP (Switzerland) AG. Over the last 15 years Enrico worked in different HR roles and functions including HR Business Partner, Center of Expertise and Shared Services in leadership roles, as project manager and business consultant in different industries and geographies. He lived in Germany, Czech Republic and Italy and worked on projects in Austria, China, India, Romania, and South Africa. He is an active member of the SAP Internal Coaching pool. Enrico studied Social Sciences in Munich (Germany) and Venice (Italy) and completed a post-graduate program on Business Administration at the OU Business School in Milton Keynes (UK). His current areas of interest are: Mixed reality applications for HR, Future of Work, Bias-free organizational design.
  • Tom Plug
  • Jeremy Neuner
    Jeremy Neuner builds strong communities. From flying helicopters in the U.S. Navy, to working in local economic development, to founding the company NextSpace, to working at Google, Jeremy creates great teams and imagines collaborative environments where they can thrive. Jeremy is the co-author of The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit From the Changing Workplace (U.S. edition published 2013; Chinese edition published 2016). He is also a frequent speaker on the future of work and the workplace. He has spoken at The Aspen Institute (where he is a fellow of the Business and Society Program), the Agile Workplace Conference (keynote), the Next Generation Workplace Conference (keynote), the Global Workspace Association, and many other industry events. Jeremy was honored to give the TEDx Talk “The Office is Obsolete” in 2016. Jeremy holds degrees from Georgetown University and Harvard University, but he’s learned the most by playing LEGO’s with his kids. Fun facts: Jeremy can juggle flaming torches, has climbed Mt. Fuji twice, and considers himself an expert rock-paper-scissors player. #1 item on his bucket list: riding his bicycle across the United States (someday!)
  • Juan Tinoco
    Juan Tinoco started his professional career in the customer service and logistics area in Procter & Gamble, moving later on to HR in the industrial division developing the HR function in two different production plants. After 7 years overall at P&G, he developed sales and organisation consultancy expertise as project manager in development systems in many different companies and sectors. Juan moved back to the HR function by joining Red Bull as HR director Spain to set up the department in the country. He was later promoted to HR director Southern Europe, based in Red Bull HQ in Austria, leading the HR strategy of 11 countries. He also worked as global talent manager in the HQ before moving back to Spain where he is HR director for Spain and Portugal at LG Electronics. He is the first HR Director to be certified as Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) within the Top Employers companies in Spain and is collaborating with the company 2mProgress to expand this certification in Spain and Europe
  • Ansgar Ruhnau
    Ansgar´s vision is to build the best organization for people to live and work together. He is an upright HR leader that is enthusiastic to discover new things and to lead us to the next chapter of how work is performed. Ansgar Ruhnau is HR Director for SAP Netherlands. You can check out Ansgar´s video business card here. Ansgar joined SAP in 2010 through a talent program and started his career in Global People Sustainability. He later became HR Business Partner in Germany responsible for ~400 employees. Before Ansgar was appointed to the management board of SAP Netherlands he had inherited multiple roles within HR for the Region EMEA
  • Victor Balaban
    Siemens Gamesa
    Born in Republic of Moldova. Worked in various countries with various cultures and norms, countries like Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Romania, Moldova, Denmark. Depending on the country and depending on the company size (and focus) i confronted different work-space norms and a vast range of incentives that were valued in a different way depending on both, the company and the employee. Working as project manager in startup companies implied the dynamic and \"boundary free\" workspace, which caused the employees to feel more creative and innovative, it formed the \"at home\" feeling. Working in bigger companies required more discipline and homogenization in workspace, both from physical as well as psychological perspective. The bigger companies cannot afford investments in individual interests therefore and average of needs is deducted. Overall the \"perfect workspace\" should be a balance between the company\'s vision and the employees incremental development, having it based on technology, comfort, security, satisfaction, and of course basic needs.
  • Mirjam Neelen
    Mirjam Neelen is a Learning Advisory Manager with over 10 years of industry experience, working at companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Google, the Learnovate Centre, and now Accenture. In her current role, she leads the learning experience design processes across Accenture’s various business entities globally. Mirjam analyses business and performance challenges in close collaboration with her clients and manages the front-end design processes, working with other Accenture Learning teams. Mirjam is a proud advocate for evidence-informed approaches to learning design and has a collaborative blog with Paul A. She has worked on a wide variety of projects, including xAPI, competency assessment and analytics, learning experience audits, learning design models, and learning intervention taxonomies. She presents about her work regularly. She has completed an MSc in Learning Sciences, an MA in Psycholinguistics and a BA in Speech Therapy. She started her career as a Speech Therapist, working with adults with aphasia and children with various neurological disorders.
  • Bianca Hermansen
  • Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes
    AKKA Architects
    Born and raised in Beirut, Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes is Founder & CEO of AKKA Architects. Architect, speaker and author, Stephanie is part of a new breed of young visionary architects who operate beyond the nowadays restrained realm of architecture. A strong advocate of value created through cross-disciplinary interactions. She believes that the most sustainable innovation will happen at the intersection of different fields. AKKA is driven by Stephanie’s vision of Architecting Interaction. Based on Stephanie’s belief that interactions are the seeds of innovation, Architecting Interaction explores how spaces and contexts can foster human interactions
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