April 29 - May 01, 2020 | Austin, TX

Karen Gill

Vice President, Workplace Strategy Fidelity Investments

Karen R. Gill is the Vice President of Global Workplace Strategy and The Change Management Program Manager for Fidelity Investment’s, headquartered in Boston, Ma. 

Karen embraces an entrepreneurial spirit and focuses on understanding the business, empowering teams and creating new ways to engage employees in purposeful experiences while in the workplace. Her goal always includes demonstrating value through innovation and considers both the physical and virtual world

Karen has a diverse background. Previously, Karen led the worldwide strategy and change program for Hewlett Packard/HPE and other global organizations. She also managed an agile launch teams for technology and furniture product lines, bringing products to market 25% faster. And having been an educator for K-University students, she proudly boasts that ‘all she really needs to know, she learned in kindergarten’! 

Having also lived and worked for over 10 years in Asia Pacific, she enjoys harnessing the unique cultures of an organization to bring about transformational change. She likes listening to various points of view, participating in candid debate, and understanding the “why” for the workplace. 

Karen likes to make work fun! “You’ll hit some home runs and strike out a bunch too, which is the nature of entrepreneurial innovation”.

WORKSHOP & SITE TOUR DAY

Monday, April 29th, 2019

10:30 AM The Science & Wisdom of Biophilic Patterns

Why is it that we are fascinated by the random patterns in a crackling fire or a meandering stream?  How does access to natural light and thermal comfort affect our moods and our attention?  If we harnessed our knowledge of how are brains are wired, to pay attention to aspects in nature and be influenced by our perceptions of the environment, we can design environments that leverage this knowledge for a higher level of engagement.  Learn about the strategy and science that is being studied to enhance the creative working environment.  High performance environments will be increasingly important as the valued creativity of human innovation is aligned with the benefits of machine learning.  
Using design thinking skills and materials learned in this session, participants will apply their learnings to a proposed design and discuss outcomes. This is an interactive discussion where we hope to explore together, the link between spaces and the advancement of  human performance

Main Conference Day Two

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

1:00 PM COME JOIN US FOR A REVIEW OF THE FINDINGS FROM THE WORKSHOP ON SCIENCE AND WISDOM OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN

The panel will discuss the previous day’s ERIKA moments and how their day-to-day use of Bioplilic design in their workplace strategy and designs. 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Karen.

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