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Knoll Participates in "Workspaces of the Future" Hosted by Ryerson University

Susan Somers, Knoll VP, Canada, discusses the Knoll perspective on the future of the workplace

As part of their "Advisory Council Experience Series," the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University hosted a panel discussion titled "Workspaces of the Future" for students, alumni and industry professionals on February 4, 2019. The panel included Janelle Walsh, Director of Enterprise Support Services, Ernst and Young Toronto; Tammy Katsimitsoulia, Senior Associate, Deloitte; and Susan Somers, Vice President, Canada, Knoll. "Workspaces of the Future" focused on the science and thought behind modern workspace design.

Knoll at Ryerson University Workspaces of the Future

For Knoll, across our constellation of brands, design is inherently about the future, a plan for tackling problems yet to come. Specific to the workplace, as new work styles evolve and spaces blur the boundaries between work and play, Knoll looks to how these changes will impact the physical objects we interact with on a daily basis and designs to seamlessly integrate with the latest mode of work. The goal of Knoll innovation is always both timelessness and adaptability - rejecting short-term trends and anticipating the inevitability of change - as the Company continues to balance what's next and what is.

Knoll at Ryerson University Workspaces of the Future

Left to right: Janelle Walsh, Earnst and Young; Tammy Katsimitsoulia, Deloitte; Susan Somers, Knoll.

"Workspaces of the Future" had the largest turnout in the ongoing series with over 200 people in attendance.