Microsoft Azure: How IoT Is Changing the Workplace

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.

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Designing Lounge Seating for Today’s Workplace

Influenced by the soft curves of a snowdrift, the designers behind Umami seating, tables and screens created something that’s highly flexible and highly customizable. Watch how they created a new lounge environment for the workplace.

Live Reveal: James Ludwig Unveils SILQ in New York

Watch as James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design & Engineering at Steelcase, describes the innovation that created SILQ’s patent-pending process, the artistry behind the alluring silhouette and the performance that makes you feel like you’re a part of SILQ when you sit in it.

Leadership to Foster Energy and Engagement

As work is increasingly digitized, networked and automated, is a new kind of leadership required? Guillaume Alvarez, Steelcase senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, joined a panel at the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum to discuss how to foster energy and engagement in new business settings. (Photo/Video: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017).

Read more in his Drucker Forum blog A Recipe for Authentic Leadership to Boost Innovation.

FORWARD Fellows Challenged with Wicked Design Problem

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.

Steelcase CEO: Building the Smart + Connected Workplace

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.

Find out more about the Smart and Connected Workplace.