Microsoft showcased cutting-edge technology including its impact on our cars and our workplaces.
How might we design environments that optimize the combined capabilities of humans and machines? This is the central question FORWARD fellows are exploring. Supported by Steelcase and the Savannah College of Art and Design, the FORWARD fellowship invited emerging design leaders from the Americas and Europe to Italy. There, they were exposed to a variety of design thinking methods, research on artificial intelligence and new ways of working before embarking on a nearly year-long quest to figure out how space can help solve a wicked problem.
Why does office space go unused? Why can’t people find places they want to work? Steelcase CEO, Jim Keane, joined Sam George, director Microsoft Azure IoT, for a conversation at Microsoft Ignite 2017 about Steelcase Workplace Advisor and Steelcase Personal Assistant — two new technologies harnessing big data to help people and organizations.
Steelcase CEO Jim Keane sits down with 360 Real Time host Katie Pace to discuss how technology can help create a dynamic workplace. Steelcase Workplace Advisor helps organizations identify which spaces are working and which are not. And, the Steelcase Personal Assistant mobile app helps people find the spaces and people they need to do their jobs.
Sam George, director, Microsoft Azure IoT, joins Joel Zwier, Smart + Connected strategic partner lead at Steelcase, to reflect on the cutting edge work being done to create Smart + Connected workplaces. New solutions created by Steelcase, and built on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform, bring together people, technology and place to increase productivity and employee satisfaction.
At Microsoft Ignite, Steelcase introduced new technologies helping organizations harness big data to create better workplaces for people.
“The implications for business productivity are tremendous when we can integrate technology and the workplace to improve the experience for people at work.”