Jim Ware is a former Harvard Business School professor who has invested his entire career in understanding what organizations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world. He is a workplace futurist, a meeting design strategist, an accomplished author, and a keynote speaker. Jim is currently the managing editor of the widely acclaimed Work&Place management journal and a partner in the London-based FutureWork Forum. He is a recognized expert on new ways of working, with deep experience in designing flexible and distributed work programs. He has co-authored several books and research reports about the digital economy and its implications for leadership and organizational collaboration. His most recent book is Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age (Indie Books International, 2016). He also co-authored two key chapters in Conquering Digital Overload (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and was the principal editor for Work on the Move (IFMA Foundation, 2011). Jim holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He is a past president of the northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association and a former president of IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council. He lives and works in northern California.