Millions of businesses changed their way of working overnight as a 15-day shut down turned to 15 months. As a result, technology accelerated, meetings pivoted, and workflows evolved.
The nature of work is changing as employee behaviors and consumer behaviors have shifted. We have been studying the impact of Covid-19 pre and post pandemic on corporate workplace strategy. We call it N-WOW (New way of working). Did you know 79% of people are now focused on their well-being and work-life balance? Did you know 75% of employees want personal “Choice” in their workplace setting.
The digital and physical worlds are converging and at KEI™ we are studying space innovation and are evaluating what Hybrid looks like in different organizations and around the globe. We are shaping the future of work, with quantitative and qualitative data after 3 decades of experience at the intersection of People, Process, and Place .
We will share future forward thinking through case studies demonstrating new technologies you can put into practice to understand the global paradigm shift.
About the Speakers
Kelly Kolar is President & Founder of Kolar Design, Inc. and the Kolar Experience Institute. Kolar is an award-winning brand experience firm that uses insights & strategy to create business results for our clients and community. We are passionate about finding new and better ways to connect people, places, and brands—from healing environments focused on the patient and family experience to global workplaces that blend corporate and cultural identity. You can find our work in workplace of the future, and mixed-use development, where civic branding is breathing life into urban areas; in city parks that have become the heart of communities; and in academic settings, where shifting populations and new technologies are redefining education. Our team is driven by the belief that great design is transformative, that environments can be an agent of change for people, brands and business.
She truly believes that the intersection of art and business breathes life into our community, making a positive impact through education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Serge Bruylants leads the workplace strategy for Kolar Design, Inc. and is a partner in KEI.
Previously, as Global Architect of the Procter & Gamble Company, Serge was extensively involved in a wide range of major building projects across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia for more than 20 years. He was responsible for P&G’s building standards, as well as reflecting the corporate brand equity in the built environment around the world.
He led an international community of practice with architects and designers who worked regularly for P&G, to foster cross-pollination, drive collaboration and accelerate design innovation. Within this approach, he championed brand lead interiors at P&G with Kolar. He also built up significant expertise in program management, managing multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural in emerging markets. Living in multiple countries in Asia from 2006, he was personally responsible for the execution of highly technical and complex projects in China, Singapore and other Asian countries.
Serge graduated from the University of Antwerp’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, with a master’s degree in architecture. He took a post-graduate at IUAV University of Venice and got a second master’s in architectural sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
While working with Kolar, Serge is concurrently completing his Master in Business Innovation at Bangkok University.