April 28 - 30, 2020 | Houston, TX

Main Conference Day One

7:30 am - 8:20 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:20 am - 8:30 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

8:30 am - 9:10 am AN AMAZON PERSPECTIVE ON GLOBAL WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS

Don Crichton - Director, Global Workplace Solutions | Global Real Estate, Amazon
• Developing solutions that contribute to employee productivity and business performance
• Creating workplace experience and improving employee & business outcomes:
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Don Crichton

Director, Global Workplace Solutions | Global Real Estate
Amazon

9:10 am - 10:00 am CITRIX’S CORPORATE REAL ESTATE JOURNEY TO CREATE MOBILE AND DYNAMIC WORKSPACES

Jenna Geigerman - Director, Real Estate & Strategy, Citrix
John Bonano - Project Manager, Innovation and Design, Citrix
• Technology implementation, enhancing connectivity, and infrastructure for these types of implementation
• Making sure the space works: Designing your corporate landscape in unique ways for multi use purposes and a diverse workforce
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Jenna Geigerman

Director, Real Estate & Strategy
Citrix

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John Bonano

Project Manager, Innovation and Design
Citrix

10:00 am - 11:00 am OFFICE INNOVATION DRIVE & WELLNESS BREAK

11:00 am - 11:45 am BEYOND BENEFITS & BROCCOLI: WHAT EMPLOYEES REALLY WANT FROM WORK

Rachel Druckenmiller - Director of Wellbeing, Alera Group
• All employees, regardless of generation, want opportunities to connect and belong
• This session narrow in on opportunities for your workforce to grow and learn, and feel a sense of contribution and appreciation
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Rachel Druckenmiller

Director of Wellbeing
Alera Group

• Coworking revolution impacts, differences amongst coworking solutions, and boutique and niche operators
• The community aspect, hospitality approach, and impacts of brokers becoming service providers and service providers becoming brokers
• The future and impact of an economic down turn


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Warren Kleban

Director, Real Estate & Workplace
Instacart

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Richard Smith

Founder & CEO
Office Freedom

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Nick LiVigne

Vice President, Product
Convene

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Richard Sexton

President Office
Freedom

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON OPENING REMARKS SPONSORED BY:

Richard Smith - Founder & CEO, Office Freedom


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Richard Smith

Founder & CEO
Office Freedom

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm THE EVOLUTION OF COWORKING: WHAT ENTERPRISE CORPORATE OCCUPIERS SHOULD EXPECT

Jacob Bates - Chief Executive Officer, CommonGrounds
In an age of rapid technological innovation, the evolution of the built environment is finally catching-up. The war for talent is ushering in an era of workplace mobility. Workplace mobility is driving the need for more change in the workplace and a rise and evolution of coworking. CommonGrounds will showcase their adaptable aka “hackable” built environments and address the historical shortcomings of coworking facing enterprise corporate occupiers.


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Jacob Bates

Chief Executive Officer
CommonGrounds

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm TRANSFORMING CULTURE AND SPACE: A COLLABORATION STORY

William Martin - Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities, HMS
• How space design played a role in HMS’ transformation from 2015-2019
• How vision and partnership will lead HMS into the future
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William Martin

Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities
HMS

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS)

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm ARE LONG TERM LEASES OUT? LEASING AND SITE SELECTION STRATEGY
Geraldine Toussaint - Director of Real Estate, Facilities and Workplace Services, The Princeton Review
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Geraldine Toussaint

Director of Real Estate, Facilities and Workplace Services
The Princeton Review

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm COLLABORATE ON WHAT MATTERS: HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY OPTIMIZE YOUR REAL ESTATE PROCESS?
Robert Moore - CEO, Workframe


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Robert Moore

CEO
Workframe

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm READY, SET, DEBATE! THE GREAT OPEN OFFICE DISPUTE: DOES THIS LAYOUT FOSTER OR HINDER PRODUCTIVITY AND INNOVATION?
Warren Kleban - Director, Real Estate & Workplace, Instacart
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Warren Kleban

Director, Real Estate & Workplace
Instacart

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm THE CONNECTIVITY STRATEGY: ENABLING A MOBILE & DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE
Jen Heath - Director of Product Operations, AsureSpace, Asure Software


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Jen Heath

Director of Product Operations, AsureSpace
Asure Software

• Deploying new technology that will benefit your workplace and employee collaboration
• Defining your company as a creative tenant through technology and digital amenities
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Sandra Peterson Corkern

Associate Director | Workplace Management Leader | Real Estate Technology & Innovation | Business Enablement
Ernst & Young

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

5:15 pm - 5:15 pm COCKTAIL AND NETWORKING RECEPTION