“Workplace technology is quickly becoming more intelligent. Smarter devices, sensors and analytics are integrating to deliver contextual experiences that will make people more productive.” -- Stu Downes
Stu Downes is a director of product management in DXC Technology's Workplace & Mobility offering group in the United Kingdom. He is passionate about making people more productive and businesses more effective in a digital world.
The primary author of “The New Digital Workplace is Contextual” position paper, Stu’s future focus is on a smarter workspace with an improved collaborative experience using beacons, sensors, augmented reality and virtual reality. Prior to his IT career he had a scientific career, with numerous publications about laser physics, surface physics and synchrotron systems.
Stu is an expert at translating technology roadmaps into productivity improvements, designing solutions to meet the real needs of workers; his vision laid the foundation for the five work styles that underpin MyWorkStyle today. He frequently discusses workplace topics with senior executives, explaining complex ideas clearly and systematically.
For the police force of one of the world’s key cities, Stu designed the workplace solution and led the solution team to deliver a transformational experience. His contributions helped his team win the 2016 Sales Excellence Award.
Stu sits on the advisory boards of a number of the largest IT hardware and software suppliers. In these roles, Stu gives feedback and helps them prioritize future features in subsequent product releases.
Stu is a member and certified IT professional with the British Computer Society. He is the primary contact for industry analysts around workplace technologies and trends. He blogs at https://sdownes.co.uk/, where he links business value and market trends with technology.