Raphael Gielgen

Trend Scout, Future of Work - Vitra, Switzerland

Raphael is the head of research and trend scouting at Swiss furniture company Vitra. As his title suggests, the purpose of his job is to predict what is happening in time to come, specifically in the workplace, to guide Vitra, the design community and the end-consumer.

He is known to be extreme good at predicting future trends. He creates a map of the world of tomorrow to help people understand how to position themselves for future opportunity.

Takes part in

  • REwork APAC SummitView Full Event
  • 13:15 - 14:00

    Panel discussion – Building the smart workplace of the future by merging digital technology with human wellbeing and performance needs

    Human wellbeing has been an issue with remote work due to its social isolation. To date, technology solutions have not specifically targeted this area. Science fiction imagines how emotionally intelligent operating systems can help people who feel isolated. Will our future workplace be managed by AIs in a virtual space?

    Panellists include:
    Jen Goeldner Workplace of Future Practice Leader, Optus
    Antony Slumbers Co-Founder, Real Innovation Academy - United Kingdom
    Raphael Gielgen Trend Scout, Future of Work - Vitra, Switzerland
    Andy Gstoll CEO and Founder, Mixed Reality I/O - Austria
    Moderated by:

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