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.
WORKSHOPS8:30 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 AamidorSenior Product Management Consultant / Managing Director
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 University8:30 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 HawkinsGlobal Head of Real Estate & Workplace
10:00 am - 10:30 am SNACKS & SCHMOOZE
10:30 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP B: BUILDING BELONGING: DESIGNING INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCES
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.
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 SamuraAssociate Dean of Undergraduate Education
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 AsgariWorkplace Operations Manager
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 GotzWorkplace Experience LEad
Michelle CaldwellNorth America Digital Workplace Transformation Lead
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm A CFO PERSPECTIVE ON YOUR CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
Andrew Zezas CEO CFO Studio
Andrew Zezas CEO CFO Studio
• 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
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 KepnesDirector of Market Research
Cristina Banks, PhDDirector, HealthyWorkplaces
University of California, Berkeley
SITE TOURS3:45 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.