Ezra Bailey

Investing in technology infrastructure is crucial to the future of the office. But what is the future of the office post-pandemic, what is its purpose, what will it look like and how will businesses and people use it?
Technology will play a crucial role in the future of the office. But which ones will be key in the transformation of the office and what impact will it have on people and their workspace experiences?

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    Amanda Lim, partner, Knight Frank

    Lim runs the flexible office solutions desk, which offers tenants alternative solutions to a conventional office space. Working with more than 500 business centres that provide co-working desks, serviced offices or managed offices, Lim can help businesses of any size to establish their presence in the UK.

    James Shannon, chief product & technology officer, essensys

    Shannon is the chief product & technology officer at essensys. A natural entrepreneur, serial co-founder and technology leader, he has a passion for creating innovative products in elegant and inspiring ways. He’s responsible for leading the vision and strategic direction of the essensys technology portfolio

    David Savage, partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

    Savage advises employers, contractors and consultants on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally. He also advises the firm’s private clients on high-value residential construction projects. Savage has a wide experience of working on the various forms of standard conditions such as JCT, ICE, NEC, MF/1, IChemE and FIDIC, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contract. He advises on the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution.

    Alex Price, chief executive UK, Fiera Real Estate

    Price joined Fiera Real Estate in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Fiera Real Estate. He set up and managed the Palmer Capital Development Fund and its successor vehicle. He was promoted to chief executive in 2008. Prior to Fiera Real Estate, Price served as an officer in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He has an MBA from the London Business School and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a board director and member of the iInvestment committee.

    Chair: Damian Wild, director of market development, EG

    Wild has been with EG since 2009 as editor, editor in chief and publisher. Director of market development since January 2021, he is now focused on EG’s strategy and ensuring its products and services meet the needs of the real estate market. He continues to host the Future of Real Estate podcast and is a regular contributor to industry events.

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    Established in 2006, essensys is the world’s leading provider of software-as-a-service and technology to the flexible real estate industry. We empower ambitious workspace providers to meet the growing demand for flexible workspace solutions.

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