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Today’s guest author is Roopam Jain, Vice President of Research, Information and Communications Technologies at Frost & Sullivan.

Jain is focused on Unified Communications & Collaboration. She’s been leading strategic consulting and market studies for more than 22 years. Today, she’s focused on what hybrid work means to organizations and technology providers.

After more than two years of transformative changes, it seemed hybrid work was here to stay. Employees were meant to show up in the office on an as-needed basis while fully leveraging the productivity benefits of remote work. Today, organizations globally are grappling with differing views on the return to office and the future of hybrid work hangs in the balance. How can business leaders adapt to an uncertain macro environment while meeting employee needs, attracting talent, and maintaining productivity? 

At the AVI-SPL VIBE event in Chicago, Frost & Sullivan moderated a panel of experts from Microsoft and AVI-SPL, to discuss the re-envisioning of work that accommodates today’s realities. The conversation followed three main themes: the changing expectations of hybrid work, the modern office experience, and the role of technology in enabling these shifts. Read Roopam Jain’s article for full details.

Chicago VIBE panel with Roopam Jain

Panelists at the AVI-SPL VIBE event in Chicago discussing the future of the workplace.


From Right to Left:


Vik Kolli – Director Hybrid Work, Microsoft


John Bailey – Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation, AVI-SPL


Mark Coxon – Business Development Director, XTG, AVI-SPL


Roopam Jain, VP of Research – Connected Work, Frost & Sullivan

Future workplace insights

During the event, the panel shared their future workplace insights, including:

  • Uncertainty shaping the trends that are reshaping work, the workforce, and the workplace
  • Results from Frost & Sullivan’s 2022 survey of businesses and IT decision-makers
  • The disconnect between leaders and employees regarding productivity and workplace experience expectations
  • Ideas to encourage employees to return to the office
  • The modern workplace and emerging workspaces
  • Leading with a technology-driven transformation
  • A roadmap to start your planning
Conference room in hybrid workplace

For more future workplace insights and ideas, read the full article.

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