As Lead Stream Sponsor for ‘Innovation’ and Platinum Sponsor of the ‘Future of Work Summit’ at London Tech Week 2019, taking place from 10 – 14 June, Konica Minolta will be presenting its view on improving the workplace experience through a new science made possible by measurement.
It is easy to talk about how technology is changing the way people work – so long as the story revolves around particular tools and devices such as laptops and mobiles. Yet there is a whole world of technology surrounding the workforce today that rarely gets a mention: the physical environment in which people work. Increasingly equipped with sensors and empowered by intelligent devices, this environment is able to take measurements and make adjustments autonomously. With these capabilities, workplaces constantly optimise themselves to best suit the needs of employees, measuring without intrusion and adapting without imposition.
Paul Chaplin leads new ideas development for Konica Minolta’s Business Innovation Centre in Europe. At London Tech Week’s event, the Future of Work Summit, he will present a story titled ‘Towards a workplace enlightenment' in a keynote on 13 June, beginning at 9.50 AM at WeWork, 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YF.
If more measurements are made possible at lower cost, then, consequently, an ever-wider range of measurements can be anticipated.
Beyond the Future of Work Summit, Konica Minolta will be part of the five-day Innovation Mini MBA at Academy London. This academy is a Google Space that provides a platform for innovators, disruptors and challengers to ideate, test, prototype and pitch. As a guest speaker, Milan Lakhani, Head of Strategy & Business Development at Konica Minolta’s Business Innovation Centre, will hold a keynote about ‘Embedding corporate innovation’. This presentation is set for 9.00 AM on 12 June. Lakhani will also be a part of the jury session, where participants of the Mini MBA will present their results to a panel selecting the winning idea.
The workplace of the future is a major investment area for Konica Minolta, which is developing and offering a variety of client-centric solutions to help organisations build their future-ready workplace ranging from Managed IT Services to the management of print infrastructure and IoT edge computing devices like the Konica Minolta Workplace Hub.
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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.
As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.
Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).
For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.
The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.
For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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