Vote now: Tech-Infused Workspaces at SXSW 2019

Posted August 15, 2018

Are you wondering how to use big data to tell digestible brand stories within your corporate campus?

We’ve proposed a SXSW 2019 talk that addresses how to tell the story of a brand through digitally-infused workspaces, led by ESI Senior Designers Emily Webster and Lauren Gibbons. But we need your help to get there!

South by Southwest’s PanelPicker is open for voting, which allows you to have a voice in the conference’s programming. Anyone can cast their vote for the panels and talks you want to see and the voices you want to hear at SXSW 2019 and we’d love it if you would support and vote for our panel.

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Tech-Infused Workspaces for Digital Natives

When you think of corporate communications, you’re likely to picture channels like public relations, staff newsletters and intranets. Now look around you. Chances are, you’re looking at a powerful communications platform that businesses often overlook: your very own workplace. Workplaces are physical manifestations of corporate brand and culture.

If you’re looking for ways to tease your corporate communications out into your workplace in a flexible way, transform your brand messages into interactive shared experiences for employees and visitors alike, and evolve your campus into a tech-infused draw for new digital native talent, this session is for you.

In the session you will learn:

  • How tech-infused work environments capture the imagination and attention of digital natives
  • How organizations use big data to tell digestible brand stories
  • How to create the most seamless experience through branded digital stories


Meet The Speakers

Tech-Infused Workspaces for Digital Natives by Emily Webster
Tech-Infused Workspaces for Digital Natives by Lauren Gibbons

Emily is an award-winning designer and technologist. In her role at ESI Design, she explores ways to weave technology into the built environment, always seeking to answer the question, “What is the best technology for the given experience?”

Outside of ESI, Emily creates immersive, media-rich environments for theater, film, dance and permanent installations.

She holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado and a Master’s from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Lauren specializes in all aspects of user interface design from concept to production. With an extensive background in data visualization, Lauren has worked with clients to develop custom data feeds to drive digestible narratives on both interactive and media experiences.

As the lead web developer on multiple websites for non-profits and corporate clients, she has programmed both front-end applications and back-end content management systems.

Lauren holds a Master of Fine Arts in Design & Technology from Parsons The New School for Design.


Let us know in the comments what projects you are excited to hear about in our talk on tech-infused workspaces, and don’t forget to vote!

Olivia El-Sadr Davis

Olivia is a former member of ESI Design’s Marketing and Business Development Team, blogging about the latest happenings at ESI and beyond.

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