MAIN DAY 1
7:30 am - 8:20 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
8:20 am - 8:30 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKSTracy Hawkins - Global Head of Real Estate & Workplace, Twitter
8:30 am - 9:15 am CORPORATE RE STRATEGIES AND HOW THEY INTERACT WITH BUSINESS STRATEGIES – POST MERGER INTEGRATION AT SAPAl Kinisky - Global Real Estate Strategist Partner, Cloud Business Group, SAP
9:15 am - 10:00 am UTILIZING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES IN OFFICE DESIGN TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITYDan Makoski - Chief Design Officer, Lloyds Banking Group
10:00 am - 11:00 am DEMO DRIVE & MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
Join us to interact with the leading vendors and technology providers in the space! Learn more about the cutting-edge workplace technologies and design that will enable your team to
develop your unique Real Estate & Workplace strategy!
11:00 am - 11:45 am AGILE WORKING, FLEXIBLE WORKING, & ACTIVITY BASED WORKINGAndres Cueto - Portfolio Director, Corporate Real Estate, BBVA Compass
Philip Connolly - Manager, Design and Construction Operations, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Sara Baldi - Vice President, Global Workplace, McKesson
Amanda Merrow - Manager, Workplace Strategy + Design, Capital One
Katie Rodrigues - Vice President, Workplace Strategy, JLL
Andres CuetoPortfolio Director, Corporate Real Estate
Philip ConnollyManager, Design and Construction Operations
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Sara BaldiVice President, Global Workplace
Amanda MerrowManager, Workplace Strategy + Design
Katie RodriguesVice President, Workplace Strategy
11:45 am - 12:30 pm CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING PROJECTS AND OFFICE DESIGN TO TRANSFORM THE WAY PEOPLE WORKBrett Hautop - Global Head of Design and Build, LinkedIn
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS: DISCUSS, CHALLENGE, & REACT (See Description for Details)Jeff Miller - VP of Product Design, Poppin
David Branham - Sr. Director of Merchandising, Furniture, Poppin
Lucas Hamilton - Manager, Building Science Applications, CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain
Tamara Mueller - Commercial Business Development, CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain
Teila Evans - Head of Alliances, Envoy
Spend 30 minutes at two round tables of your choice for a more focused discussion on some of the most exciting workplace trends but also allowing you to diver deeper into some of your most pressing workplace challenges!
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUP 1:
DESIGNING AT THE SPEED OF BUSINESS
Led by POPPIN
Join moderators Jeff Miller, VP of Product Design at Poppin, and David Branham, Sr. Director of Merchandising at Poppin, to explore the implications of designing for high-growth companies.
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUP 2:
THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE: TRANSFORMING THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
Led by CURRENT, POWERED BY GE
Gone are the days when the workplace was merely a physical space that employees occupied during the normal 9-5 grind. Today, companies are looking for ways to connect their employees with each other and the office to drive productivity. To accurately reflect this evolving work experience, organizations have begun to implement an entirely new work environment: The Digital Workplace. By integrating the technologies that employees use (email, environmental controls, workflow management tools, virtual meeting tech, etc.) with a sensor-enabled environment, companies are able to connect their employees with one another to increase collaboration and productivity, enhance the ease of use of the physical workplace, and create a more welcoming environment.
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUP 3:
First 30 minutes: MEASURE TWICE, BUILD ONCE: THE SCIENCE BEHIND OCCUPANT FOCUSED SPECIFICATION TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE, OCCUPANT PRODUCTIVITY AND PERCEPTION
Led by CertainTeed / Saint Gobain
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill What if we put consideration of the occupants first in the decision-making process? In this roundtable we will share some lessons learned with regard to which environmental aspects were more or less influential in determining the overall outcomes of our new North American Headquarters. We will also speak to why design and product specification were based on how the occupants would feel, respond and perceive the new working environment. We will share data and occupant survey results that show that putting people first is the right order when it comes to creating spaces for companies to thrive. There have been so many advances in the materials we use to build our world that almost every surface can contribute to helping you shape the office of the future – today.
Second 30 minutes: MANAGING CHANGE IN THE CHANGING OFFICE ENVIRONMENT: ENGAGING OCCUPANTS TO ADVOCATE FOR THE UNKNOWN
Led by CertainTeed / Saint Gobain
Where is my new desk? Will I have the privacy I need to do my job? What’s for lunch in the new cafeteria? These questions, while they may seem small compared to “How much will this new office cost?”, are the ones that affect the daily lives of your employees. By implementing a process of Volunteers and “Voluntolds” to engage the majority of your occupants in the decision-making process of a new office design, the employees themselves can be your strongest advocates in creating a productive and engaging corporate culture. In this session we will share the process we used across the manyl layers of decisions, communication and change management when moving to a new office environment. From material and system selection, furniture, fitness center equipment, processes, menus, and third party contractors to best practices and on-boarding procedures, we will discuss how to facilitate employee empowerment and the results that can come from putting the people in charge.
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUP 4:
INVESTING IN FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Led by Envoy
Here at Envoy, we believe that every company deserves tools that help them work on what matters — like creating delightful and lasting first impressions in the office. As workplace guardians, how do we build a case for investing in tech-forward office experiences? Join your peers at our roundtable discussion to share ideas and collaborate on the best ways to invest in creating a memorable experience for every office guest.
Jeff MillerVP of Product Design
David BranhamSr. Director of Merchandising, Furniture
Lucas HamiltonManager, Building Science Applications
CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain
Tamara MuellerCommercial Business Development
CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain
Teila EvansHead of Alliances
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: TECH TITANS VS. TRADITIONAL ENTERPRISES: CREATING A CUSTOM WORKPLACE TO APPEAL TO YOUR CULTUREJulija Costantino - Head of Workplace Operations, Pinterest
Jena Dropela - Head of Workplace and People Operations, Soundcloud
Tom Reardon - Executive Director, BIFMA
Bryan Parker - National Workplace Strategy & Design Sr. Manager, PwC
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm NETWORKING AND AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm A BIOPHILIA APPROACH: BRINGING NATURE INTO THE DESIGN OF YOUR OFFICECathy Hoffman - Director of Marketing, Ambius
Nona Gross - Nona Gross Director Procurement Global Capital Projects, Siemens Healthineers
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm YOUR 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN IS DEADTrevor Clark - Vice President, Growth, Knotel
•Traditional leases and long-term strategic planning holds back your company's ability to innovate and develop.
•Embracing the unexpected is a competitive advantage with your real estate strategy.
Trevor ClarkVice President, Growth