Exploration of future world  scenarios, and what it could mean for companies and the future of the workplace


Wednesday, July 15, 2020


2 pm EDT | 1 pm CDT | 11 am PDT

What do you think could happen in the next three years?

For years we've read, debated, and speculated about the workplace of the future, with article titles like "Workplace 20__" coming out every few years. They catch our eye and peak our interest, giving us a sense about what might be next for the office. What we didn't expect was a global pandemic that would make these questions much more real.

In this live session, our panel of Social Science experts spanning economics, organizational design, and strategy, will discuss three scenarios in a post-COVID future. Gaining insights from your opinions along with our panel's perspectives, they'll debate and dialogue about the future of work and the future of the world. 

Register your interest now! Space is limited.

About the Panel

Alexander Quinn

Economist & Director of Research, NCA, JLL

Quinn started his career in economic consulting at BAE Urban Economics where he provided analysis on transit-oriented development and the housing market. Prior to joining JLL, Quinn was Director of Sustainable Economics at Hatch, a global engineering consultancy. In his more than twenty-year career, he has performed economic advisory work for major projects throughout the Bay Area, has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Congress, and is a guest lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Masters of Urban Design program and UC Hastings School of Law.

Naomi Stanford, PhD.

Author & Organization Design Consultant

Dr. Naomi Stanford is an organization design practitioner, teacher, and author. During her earlier UK career, she was a corporate employee of large multinational companies, including Price Waterhouse, British Airways, Marks & Spencer, and Xerox. She then moved to the US working as an organization design consultant to a range of organizations in the government, non-profit and private sectors. She has now returned to the UK to work in the government sector.

Albert DePlazaola

Global Director of Strategy, Unispace

Albert is a strategy consultant with extensive experience in design and change strategies. He moves beyond the typical design thinking and user-centric approaches to explore how organizations can foster greater overall responsiveness, adaptability and innovation.

John Rissmiller

Cultural Anthropologist & Strategy Consultant, Unispace

John is a workplace strategist who uses his background in anthropology to create bespoke workplace strategies by focusing on the intersections of culture, behaviors and space. Before coming to Unispace, John's research centered on understanding the cultural implications of digital transformations in the United States. His research has been presented at top anthropological conferences and deepens the understanding of our relationship to technology.