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Experiencing the #FutureOfWork

29th August 2019, Hong Kong

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Location: Steelcase Hong Kong


Your business is being transformed digitally. For a moment, focus on the service experience your customers expect and the collaborative environment your workforce demands. Because the future of work is not just about rethinking technology. It is, fundamentally, a cultural and organizational transformation with employees at its heart.

By 2021, 79% of jobs in Hong Kong will be transformed. 60% of the workforce will be redeployed to higher value roles, or re-skilled to meet the needs of the digital age.

The pace of digital transformation has accelerated across Asia, but many organizations have reached an impasse. They are stuck in their digital journeys because various challenges are holding them back: a lack of skills, the difficulty of adopting digital collaboration tools and integrating them with legacy solutions, siloes of innovation, reducing total cost of ownership while adopting a cloud first strategy, outdated KPIs etc.

A successful strategy for this new work future requires a holistic transformation.

Join Tata Communications, Microsoft and a select group of technology industry leaders for an interactive peer-to-peer conversation. Discover how to make collaboration simple for your business, discuss the current state of market, and explore a blueprint for digital success. This is a lunch session dedicated to challenge the current norms and there will be sharing of key insights, best practices, and recommendations that will help you thrive in the digital economy.



11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Registration
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Welcome & Canapes
12:30 pm – 12:40 pm – Tata Communications’ Welcome Address
12:40 pm – 1:00 pm – The #FutureOfWork: Modern Workplace Concept
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm – Microsoft & Tata Communications’ #FutureOfWork Partnership
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm – Panel Discussion
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm – Experimental Showcase
1:50 pm – 2:10 pm – Tata Communications’ Closing Remarks
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm – Networking & Drinks

*note that lunch will be served between 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Discussion Topics

  • Strategy and execution: how would you define your current digital (infrastructure/collaboration) transformation strategy and execution against your organization objectives or role-related KPIs? What are the opportunities you see in your current setup?
  • The digitally savvy workforce: how do leaders create a connected work environment that encourages global collaboration in real-time? How are you making digital collaboration real??
  • Challenges, legacy, integration: what are your current challenges with integrating collaboration tools and technology? What is the ideal vision you have in mind and how would you track the result? How do digital collaboration platforms support new business models, and can we integrate them with legacy technology solutions?

Keynote Speaker


Derek Thompson, Director, Strategic Alliance & Business Development at Tata Communications

Derek is a technology lover and professional with an array of experience in product management, product marketing and enterprise sales. He loves engaging with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to drive tangible business outcomes for all parties.


About Tata Communications

As a leading provider of global digital infrastructure services, Tata Communications provides the integrated, globally managed tech solutions that underpin the fast-growing digital economy. Tata Communications focuses on helping businesses understand and navigate through the vast potential offered by technologies that they have come to rely upon – such as network, mobility, collaboration and security services. Looking further out, it also shapes the future by investing in emerging trends – such as IoT, AI, automation and analytics. And it delivers all this seamlessly through the cloud, which in turn is underpinned by one of the most advanced, wholly-owned sub-sea fibre-optic networks in the world.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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