BEAVERTON, Oregon — April 27, 2017 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that Executive Vice President of Marketing Graeme Harrison will lead a speaking session and be part of an expert panel at WORKTECH17 New York, being held May 4-5. WORKTECH17 New York is a forum for those involved in the future of work and the workplace, as well as real estate, technology, and innovation. The event caters to the educational needs of leadership for the Council of Real Estate (CRE), facility managers, and chief executives of the top 1,000 global companies.
The two-day New York event includes conference sessions on Day One, with Biamp presenting on how to implement technology in the workplace successfully, and featuring its Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces. Day Two will include two Masterclasses that go in-depth into real-world workplace applications, including The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) new “Office of the Future,” during which Biamp will share how it helped the organization achieve its mission of simple and intuitive collaboration for more productive meetings with the power of Devio.
WORKTECH17 New York will include:
• Conference: The Future of Work and the Workplace
Date/Time: Thursday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Location: Convene, 117 W. 46th St., New York
About: Starting at 12:40 p.m., Biamp’s Harrison will lead a presentation on workplace technology and future trends, and how products like Devio are enabling effortless collaboration. Devio will be on display at Biamp’s stand.
• Masterclass: BCG Office of the Future in Hudson Yards, New York
Date/Time: Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 10 Hudson Yards, New York
About: A very different type of workspace has been created for BCG at its new home on Manhattan’s far West Side. Based on the idea of “neighborhoods” for practice or industry clusters, the facility provides shared spaces for both BCG’s consultancy and non-consultancy teams in an environment that promotes community and interaction, with a focus on energy and activity-based spaces. Attendees will hear about the business drivers for the new space as well as the approach and analysis that defined a radical solution for the firm. Key enablers will be explained, from the workplace app to innovative technologies that powered a new way of working and led to a new concept of the “collision coefficient” being born. Biamp’s Harrison will provide expert insight during the panel, discussing and answering questions about the Devio implementation at BCG’s office of the future.
• Masterclass: The R/GA Digital Workplace
Date/Time: Friday, May 5 from 1:30-5 p.m.
Location: 450 W. 33rd St., New York
About: R/GA has created a “people-centric” workplace that enhances what makes the company special and focuses on the 3Rs — recruiting, retention, and revenue. Sir Norman Foster designed the environment, and his vision was to use digital media to get people to “look up” using a digital canopy of images, ideas, and content — a digital experience that extends to an app that connects people, space, and content. Attendees will get an inside look at R/GA’s state-of-the-art facility.
Engineered to address the unique unified communications (UC) requirements of huddle rooms and other small meeting spaces, Biamp’s Devio allows users to come together quickly and collaborate without wrestling with complex technology. The system features an easy-to-connect device (Devio CR-1) and an advanced beamforming tabletop microphone (Devio DTM-1) or ceiling microphone (DCM-1), equipping meeting spaces with a high-quality, easy-to-operate, laptop-based audio and video conferencing solution. Devio also helps ease installation and management tasks for busy IT managers through the platform’s Auto Setup function, reducing installation time and ensuring remote participants can hear and be heard.