Recent Presentations

Designing the Future of Work

International Interior Design Association
Industry Roundtable
Chicago, Illinois
January 9, 2017

Invited presentation to IIDA board members and industry leaders as part of IIDA’s 2oth Industry Roundtable, an invitation-only event. Presentation identified and described five dimensions of the future of work. However, the focus was more on how to think about the future in a dynamic, unpredictable world.

Talking About Tomorrow: Orchestrating Strategic Conversations with the C-Suite

Real Estate and Advisory Leadership Community
International Facilities Management Association
December 15, 2016 (virtual presentation)

Webinar delivered online to members of the Real Estate and Advisory Leadership (REAL) community of IFMA. Presentation focused first on the importance for real estate and facilities managers of holding strategic conversations with executives. Then we focused on two particular kinds of strategic conversations: scenario planning and future search conferences.

“Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Strategic Role of Facilities Management”

Presented to the Houston, Texas, Chapter of IFMA on June 16, 2013. This presentation is based on a research study Jim led for RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in 2012. However, it goes well beyond the original research to propose a new strategic vision and role for facilities professionals.

“The Future of Business Collaboration”

Webinar hosted by ZDNet and sponsored by Citrix Online

November 30, 2011

Based on a recently-completed white paper of the same name (downloadable at this link). This one-hour webinar addressed the fact that in the future of work there are just two certainties: work will be more distributed, and it will be more collaborative. Yet these two factors are in direct conflict with each other.

Citrix Online has also posted a recording that includes both the presentation slides and Jim’s audio commentary (as well as introductions, added commentary from Katelyn de Diego of Citrix, and a few minutes of Q&A).

You can view that one-hour recording online at this link:

“Authors’ Roundtable”

World Workplace, Phoenix, Arizona

October 26, 2011

Jim led a panel discussion that included 8 of the 22 authors of the new IFMA Foundation book, Work on the Move:  Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces.

Here is a brief presentation overview of the book that we used to launch the roundtable:

“How to Master the Art of Cloud Management: Managing People You Can’t See.”

Webinar sponsored jointly by Anthill Magazine (Sydney, Australia) and Citrix Online.

July 26, 2011.

“Managing People You Can’t See”

Webinar hosted by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Citrix Online.

June 7, 2011

“Growing Talent for Tomorrow’s Industries”

International Economic Development Council

“Understanding Tomorrow’s Industries Today” Conference

June 6, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana


“Transforming the Workplace and Strategy at SCAN Health: From Flexible Work to Corporate Agility”


(With Diane Coles, Director of Workplace Solutions, SCAN Health Plan)

Presentation at Corenet Global Summit

May 2, 2011

Chicago, Illinois

For a complete downloadable list of presentations by Jim Ware, please click on this link.

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