PDX Lunch & Learn: Live OS-Smart Offices and The Future Workplace

Event Details

Mar 14, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Pacific Furnishings
421 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

TAO Member: $10
Non-Member: $25


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The ecosystem of smart buildings continues to evolve at a rapid pace. In this new and challenging landscape, a key to unlocking a better, more responsive workplace may be right in front of you. You might even be sitting on it!

Join Pacific Furnishing and Herman Miller for a Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, March 14th to learn more about how companies are creating the workplaces of the future by measuring and managing office furniture usage and how it improves the employee experience. 

  • Learn how desks can be equipped with sensors that are continuously connected to the cloud using a secure cellular network - enabling the desks to sense users, send data on desk utilization, and respond to people in new ways.
  • Find out how connected furniture can provide ergonomic coaching to each employee and even provide timely reminders to transition from sitting to standing or back again.
  • Discover how the Herman Miller Live OS dashboard can help companies improve the utilization of their workplace and further reduce sedentary workplace behaviors.


           Jesse GarciaSenior Workplace Knowledge Consultant - Herman Miller - Performance Environments
Jesse is responsible for helping clients envision their future and optimize their space based on their own business drivers. He delivers the entire Performance Environments offering which includes: Visioning; Pre & Post Occupancy Evaluation (Space Utilization, Surveys, Focus Groups, Observational Ethnography); and Change Management. He is also a knowledge leader at Herman Miller, bringing relevant insights to customers and design partners. His research interest includes the rise of women in degree programs in the US and how this may impact the future of work; employee engagement as it relates to the physical environment; constructs around productivity and performance in the workplace; and the strategic role of change management as a pathway to success.

Anyone interested in learning about and promoting health-positive benefits in the workplace.

Pacific Furnishings has a proven partner in Herman Miller as a leader in workplace research. We can help you envision, create and sustain your ideal work environment.