DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

11:00 am - 11:50 am Morning Virtual Networking

11:50 am - 12:00 pm Chairwoman's Opening Remarks

Heather King - Divisional Director, SSON North America
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Heather King

Divisional Director
SSON North America

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm Smooth Transitions – How to Keep Employees Feeling Confident in the Return to Work

Travis Hahler - Global Change and Transformation Lead, Google

In this session we will discuss why people naturally resist changes and how you can leverage change management and neuroscience to support your employees through times of transition. As many have been affected by COVID-19 we will talk about some of the key

ways that this knowledge of natural resistance can help you and your teams transition back to the office.

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Travis Hahler

Global Change and Transformation Lead
Google

12:35 pm - 1:10 pm Goldman Sachs Empowers Their Global Workforce with a Unified Mobile Experience

Timothy Cook - Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Stewart Elliot - Chief Executive Officer, Modo Labs Inc

Recognizing the power of mobile to deliver a best-in-class employee experience, Goldman Sachs first launched their workplace app in 2019. In 2020 they rapidly adapted and redesigned the experience putting employee safety first in the era of Covid. Learn about their return to office strategy and how they enabled it.



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Timothy Cook

Vice President
Goldman Sachs

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Stewart Elliot

Chief Executive Officer
Modo Labs Inc

1:10 pm - 1:45 pm Hybrid Working and the Ubiquity of Space

Wayne Berger - CEO, IWG

Wayne Berger, CEO of IWG Americas, will share key insights on how the return the work is happening for many organizations. This includes:

·        Key short-term strategies that companies are taking to redeploy employees “back to the office.”

·        Embedded trends from pre-pandemic era continue to grow today in flexspace and workspace-as-a-service.

·        Workplace Centricity is Over. The “work from anywhere” movement is gaining momentum.



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Wayne Berger

CEO
IWG

1:45 pm - 2:20 pm Genentech’s Data-Powered Approach to Agile Seating & Hybrid

Mark Karma - Workplace Experience, Genentech, Genentech
Dan Ryan - CEO & Co-Founder, Vergesense

Genentech first adopted a “neighborhood work environment” design in years ago offering a mix of activity-based working spaces for their employees. Learn about how they leveraged accurate, granular data from the VergeSense Workplace Analytics Platform to better understand workplace behavior and why utilization data is especially critical as companies prepare to Return to Work.



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Mark Karma

Workplace Experience, Genentech
Genentech

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Dan Ryan

CEO & Co-Founder
Vergesense

Join Targus for an in-depth look at the return to work, school, and retail in the next normal. Learn about trends and use cases for new standards of cleanliness in all areas of your workplace. We’ll discuss clean-desking, workplace management, and ways to adjust to the next normal — whether at home, at school, or in the office.



Andrew Corkill

VP, Global Marketing
Targus

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Joanne Sessler

VP, Design & Innovation
Targus

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Mike Sexton

Sr. Director, Global Product Management & Development
Targus

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Virtual Interactive Discussion Group - Focus on Organizational goals, Business requirements, and a Meaningful ‘User Experience’ for Employees and Their Guests to Increase the Rate of Adoption for All Your Workplace Change Initiatives

Karen Gill - Vp Workplace Strategy, Financial Services


· Incorporating change management into the planning process for your organization’s future ‘ways of work’

· How to use data-based decision making to back up business decisions and help employees buy in

· How to keep the C-suite (and all employees) engaged in the adoption of change



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Karen Gill

Vp Workplace Strategy
Financial Services