April 28 - 30, 2020 | Houston, TX

WORKSHOP & SITE TOUR DAY

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 10:15 am AN END USER PERSPECTIVE: WORKPLACE PARTNERSHIP VALUES

Anthony Parzanese - Global Senior Manager | Head of Workplace Innovation, Red Hat
• Aligning needs and workplace program requirements with HR, IT, and Finance
• Creating a planning process that integrates real estate, human resources, technology, and office services to establish and support specific business objectives
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Anthony Parzanese

Global Senior Manager | Head of Workplace Innovation
Red Hat

10:15 am - 10:30 am MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK

Why is it that we are fascinated by the random patterns in a crackling fire or a meandering stream?  How does access to natural light and thermal comfort affect our moods and our attention?  If we harnessed our knowledge of how are brains are wired, to pay attention to aspects in nature and be influenced by our perceptions of the environment, we can design environments that leverage this knowledge for a higher level of engagement.  Learn about the strategy and science that is being studied to enhance the creative working environment.  High performance environments will be increasingly important as the valued creativity of human innovation is aligned with the benefits of machine learning.  
Using design thinking skills and materials learned in this session, participants will apply their learnings to a proposed design and discuss outcomes. This is an interactive discussion where we hope to explore together, the link between spaces and the advancement of  human performance
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Karen Gill

Vice President, Workplace Strategy
Fidelity Investments

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Elizabeth von Goeler

Principal,
Interior Designer & Workplace Strategist Sasaki

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Mary Lee Duff, LEED AP, IIDA

Principal and Senior Director of Strategy
IA Interior Architects

11:45 am - 12:45 pm LUNCH

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm #FAILPROOF YOUR DIGITAL WORKPLACE INITIATIVES WITH THESE 8 INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

Michelle Caldwell - North America Digital Workplace Transformation Lead, Avanade
• How to keep employees satisfied and engaged through a digital workplace transformation
• What technology works best? How to find the right solutions for your corporate real estate technology needs
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Michelle Caldwell

North America Digital Workplace Transformation Lead
Avanade

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AN ARCHITECTS PERSPECTIVE: SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE COLLABORATION AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGH CORPORATE REAL ESTATE AND WORKPLACE DESIGN

• Enabling workforce success through human-centered approach to workplaces & spaces
• Key tools and design strategies that have a proven track record of enabling engagement

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm BOARD BUSSES FOR SITE TOURS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Atlassian Site Tour

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Enthought Site Tour

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Unity Site Tour

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm PRE CONFERENCE SOCIAL