About WORKTECH Academy

WORKTECH Academy is the global online platform and community for the future of work and workplace. It is brought to…

WORKTECH Academy is the global online platform and community for the future of work and workplace.

It is brought to you by Unwired Ventures, the producers of the acclaimed WORKTECH conference series, now in 20 cities around the world.

Established in September 2016, WORKTECH Academy captures knowledge, ideas and insights from right across the global WORKTECH network.

Looking at work and workplace through five key streams – People, Place, Culture, Design and Technology – the Academy showcases best corporate practice, thought leadership, case studies, academic research and industry trends.

It combines online coverage with live events, workshops and meet-ups, providing a forum where designers, end users, solution providers and academics can share perspectives at the sweet spot where people, place and technology converge.

In a rapidly changing world where investment decisions require hard evidence, WORKTECH Academy gives you the practical tools to shape your own work future – and that of your organisation.

It’s all within reach – you can join here

Our Founders

Jeremy Myerson, Director

An academic researcher, author and activist in workplace design and innovation, Jeremy holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. Jeremy has published several influential books on workplace design and he sits on the international advisory boards of design institutes in South Korea, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Named by Wired magazine as one of Britain’s 100 most influential people in digital technology, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art in 2016 for his work in design research.

Philip Ross, Chairman

A futurist, author and consultant on the future of work, Philip is Founder and CEO of UnGroup and Cordless Group, comprising Unwired, UnWork.com, Cordless Consultants and Cordless Resourcing. He has worked with organisations such as Ernst & Young, Allen & Overy, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and PWC on future concepts for work and the workplace. Philip has spoken at major conferences around the world and is the co-author (with Jeremy Myerson) of The Creative OfficeThe 21st Century Office and Space to Work.

Our Team

Rhiannon Ledger, Marketing & Membership Manager

Rhiannon has a background in business management and digital marketing and focuses on working closely with the Academy’s member network.

Imogen Privett, Senior Research Associate

Imogen is an architectural designer and researcher, holding undergraduate degrees in both History and Architecture and a Master’s degree in Architecture. She has recently concluded a PhD at the Royal College of Art, exploring the effects of coworking on workplace design practice. Prior to this, Imogen worked in architectural practice focusing on workplace design with projects including UK headquarters for Barclays, Macquarie Bank and Reuters.

Kasia Maynard, Writer & Researcher

Kasia trained as a multimedia journalist with the Press Association and specialises in exploring trends relating to behaviour and technology in the workplace.

Catherine Greene, Art Director

Catherine is a design graduate of the Royal College of Art and an experienced design researcher looking at the influence of new technologies on the way people live and work.

Our Services


Our senior Academy team are available for in-house or client presentations, looking at a range of topics such as: Future Trends, Healthy Cities & Placemaking, Technology/AI/Workplace Apps, Innovation, Workplace Design & Design Thinking.

Perhaps you’re thinking of holding a client breakfast to explore future trends, the Academy team has over 40 years combined research and presenting experience and can be sure to deliver a fast-paced, energised and thought-provoking presentation your team and clients will love.


The Academy has worked with a number of companies to produce bespoke events exploring the future of work and workplace.

Roundtables -These include roundtable events in London, Vienna and Berlin where experts have been invited to explore and discuss specific topics. Discussions can be videoed to produce long lasting and interesting content.

Workshops – We have also produced innovation workshops for our members & their selected clients, these include a guest speaker presentation followed by an interactive workshop for the group to explore innovation and new thinking.


The Academy interviews a number of interesting speakers and leaders in workplace which are posted on our content platform. Do you have some interesting ideas to share? Then get in touch to arrange an interview.

Research & Reports

We have co-authored research reports and white papers with clients including Siemens, Mirvac, UniCredit, Intel, Humaynze, Lendlease, Avocor, Fourfront & British Land. The Academy can work with you whether it is to produce concise white papers or in-depth research reports.

Workplace Tours

The Academy has arranged successful London workplace tours, looking at some of the leading and most innovative workplaces throughout the city. Let us inspire you with what the new world of work looks like.

For more information on our services and how we can work together, please contact:

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