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

  • Future of Office Space SummitView Full Event
  • 17:10 - 17:40

    International locknote address - Enhancing the performance of a A$75Billion real estate portfolio through community focused innovation

    By Manuel Käsbauer Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, PATRIZIA AG

    At PATRIZIA, they pride themselves on their forward-thinking, responsible and sustainable approach to commercial building investment. For almost 40 years these attributes have allowed them to deliver long-term, value that continues to grow their A$75Billion real estate portfolio for their stakeholders, clients, and tenants. In this session, we hear from their Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Dr, Manuel Käsbauer on the megatrends shaping the Future of Commercial Real Estate and how innovation is enhancing their portfolio and ability to develop meaningful communities across their commercial portfolio.

    Guest include:
    Manuel Käsbauer Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, PATRIZIA AG
    Raphael Gielgen Trend Scout, Future of Work - Vitra, Switzerland
  • 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:
  • 16:50 - 17:30

    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:
    Paul Datta Head Digital Workplace for ASEAN and Japan, Tata Consultancy Services - Singapore

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