WORKSHOP & SITE TOUR DAY

8:00 am - 8:30 am COFFEE, BREAKFAST, & MORNING NETWORKING

8:25 am - 8:30 am OPENING REMARKS

Workshops are designed to be an interactive and educational deep dive into the most pertinent drivers within Real Estate and Workplace Strategy, Design, Culture, and Technology.

WORKSHOPS

8:30 am - 10:00 am WORKSHOP A: TRENDS DRIVING SMART BUILDINGS
About Joe Aamidor
• 15 years in buildings, real estate, IoT, energy
management, built environment
Joe Aamidor, Senior Product Management Consultant / Managing Director at Aamidor Consulting

Joe Aamidor

Senior Product Management Consultant / Managing Director
Aamidor Consulting

Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Executives Only
Future Offices University was implemented to provide real estate and workplace crash courses to help our end user attendees move towards a personally determined future role.

Future Offices University

8:30 am - 10:00 am TAKING THE NEXT STEP AS A GLOBAL HEAD OF REAL ESTATE
• Advancing in the opening, constructing, relocating and remodeling of corporate real estate
• Enabling world class colleague experience and protecting workplace experience, cost and space performance goals
Tracy Hawkins, Global Head of Real Estate & Workplace, Twitter
Tracy Hawkins, Global Head of Real Estate & Workplace at Twitter

Tracy Hawkins

Global Head of Real Estate & Workplace
Twitter

10:00 am - 10:30 am SNACKS & SCHMOOZE

10:30 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP B: BUILDING BELONGING: DESIGNING INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCES

Overview
How can a spatial approach to understanding workplace experiences strengthen your company’s climate? How might your workplace more effectively facilitate belonging? And how can diverse voices and perspectives of key stakeholders inform these efforts? The purpose of the “Building Belonging” workshop is to engage participants around these questions and explore how a spatial approach to examining belonging and inclusion in the workplace can help decision makers better understand and address the needs of diverse stakeholders. 

Key Takeaways
Workshop participants will gain interdisciplinary insights and an understanding of research-based approaches that emphasize diverse personnel perspectives in order to more effectively design and support inclusive workplaces. As a result of participating in this session, attendees will be able to identify possible design elements in their respective workplace settings to enhance belonging.
Michelle Samura, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at Chapman University

Michelle Samura

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Chapman University

10:30 am - 12:00 pm TAKING THE NEXT STEP WITH WORKPLACE OPERATIONS AND WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE

• Maintaining on-site programs to enhance your workplace experience and career
• Architecting your program and defining the ideal end user experience, which will help drive the design and services required for your future workplace environment
Laylee Asgari, Workplace Operations Manager at Segment

Laylee Asgari

Workplace Operations Manager
Segment

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm WORKSHOP C: #FAILPROOF YOUR DIGITAL WORKPLACE INITIATIVES WITH THESE INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

• 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
Ruven Gotz, Workplace Experience LEad at Avanade

Ruven Gotz

Workplace Experience LEad
Avanade

Michelle Caldwell, North America Digital Workplace Transformation Lead at Avanade

Michelle Caldwell

North America Digital Workplace Transformation Lead
Avanade

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm A CFO PERSPECTIVE ON YOUR CORPORATE REAL ESTATE

• Approving real estate transactions: understanding the CFO needs
• Considering factors such as capital requirements and financial risk, business projections, your product life cycle, and industry benchmarks
Andrew Zezas, CEO at CFO Studio

Andrew Zezas

CEO
CFO Studio

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm REFRESHMENTS & RUB ELBOWS

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm WORKSHOP D: MAXIMIZE BOTH EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

As most companies can attest to, real estate is one of the largest expenses that affect their commercial operations. Between occupancy, location, space utilization, and financial planning, the goal is to position your portfolio to support evolving workplace and business needs. 

FOCUS: Enhance corporate real estate strategy development and focus points to take into account for understanding space needs, workplace strategies, and approaches for both existing and potential spaces.
Ari Kepnes, Director of Market Research at Density

Ari Kepnes

Director of Market Research
Density

Cristina Banks, PhD, Director, HealthyWorkplaces at University of California, Berkeley

Cristina Banks, PhD

Director, HealthyWorkplaces
University of California, Berkeley

SITE TOURS

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm LinkedIn Site Tour

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Instacart Site Tour

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Twitter Site Tour

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Knotel Site Tour

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm WELCOME PARTY | SPACES MISSION AND 3RD

Join us after our Workshop Day and Site Tours on August 21st for meet-and-greet drinks at Spaces! Situated in the exciting new SoMa neighbourhood, Spaces Mission & 3rd offers a tailored service concept in the impressive Paramount building. Three blocks from both the Financial District and Union Square, SoMa is home to a colorful mélange of startups, artists, retailers, museums and more. It’s the perfect place to spark your creativity and help you discover your next great idea.

Spaces Mission and 3rd situates you in this creative, burgeoning community. Take a walk to the green promenade of the Yerba Buena Gardens across the street. Light up your taste buds at original restaurants, like Anchor & Hope or the food trucks at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Warehouses renovated into art galleries and lofts, upscale nightclubs, eclectic festivals: this unique, thriving neighborhood attracts a diversity of people and offers exciting opportunities and the energy to accelerate your business.