January 22 - 24, 2020
New York, NY

MAIN DAY 1

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

8:20 am - 8:30 am OPENING REMARKS

8:30 am - 9:05 am MAKE WORK FUN: DESIGNING CREATIVE WORKSPACES WHERE EMPLOYEES CAN THRIVE

• More than the Millennial: Modernizing and designing offices for a multigenerational workforce
• Designing offices that support productivity, innovation, and additionally entertainment
Sanjiv Awasthi, VP Global Real Estate at Cigna

Sanjiv Awasthi

VP Global Real Estate
Cigna

Matthew Morris, Director, Corporate Real Estate at Cigna

Matthew Morris

Director, Corporate Real Estate
Cigna

• Traditional leases and long-term strategic planning holds back your company's ability to innovate and develop.
• Embracing the unexpected is a competitive advantage with your real estate strategy
Mike Coons, Director, Design Strategy at Knotel

Mike Coons

Director, Design Strategy
Knotel

Jeffrey Goldman, Head of Workplace Operations at Segment

Jeffrey Goldman

Head of Workplace Operations
Segment

9:40 am - 10:15 am SCALING & DESIGNING WORKPLACES TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Using cross-collaboration efforts to connect employees to company goals
Michael Merola, Director, Workplace at Airbnb

Michael Merola

Director, Workplace
Airbnb

10:15 am - 11:30 am OFFICE INNOVATION DRIVE AND WELLNESS BREAK

• Driving workplace strategy success through change management
• Taking into account employee interests to minimize resistance during design implementation
Paul Battaglia, Principal at Clark Nexsen

Paul Battaglia

Principal
Clark Nexsen

Nona Gross, Workplace Transformation and Change Management at Verizon

Nona Gross

Workplace Transformation and Change Management
Verizon

Matthew Glynn, Manager, Interior Design at House of Commons

Matthew Glynn

Manager, Interior Design
House of Commons

Danielle Kennedy, Founder & CEO at Kadima Leadership

Danielle Kennedy

Founder & CEO
Kadima Leadership

12:05 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH/SPEAKER LUNCHEON

TRACK 1

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm MISTAKES WERE MADE! FICO’S GLOBAL CHECK-IN DEPLOYMENT AND WHAT WE’VE LEARNED
  • How a centralized global experience solved GDPR compliance and reduced logbook admins from 27 to 1.
  • Survey results show 70% of US visitors have checked out previous visitor’s names in a paper logbook.
Gregory Blondeau, CEO & Founder at Proxyclick

Gregory Blondeau

CEO & Founder
Proxyclick

Rhio Champine, Engineer at FICO

Rhio Champine

Engineer
FICO

TRACK 1

1:40 pm - 2:15 pm MEASURE TWICE, BUILD ONCE: THE SCIENCE BEHIND OCCUPANT FOCUSED SPECIFICATION TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE, OCCUPANT PRODUCTIVITY AND PERCEPTION
-Putting people first is the right order when it comes to creating spaces for companies to thrive
-Design and product specification should be based on how the occupants will feel, respond and perceive the new working environment
Lucas Hamilton, Manager, Building Science Applications at CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain

Lucas Hamilton

Manager, Building Science Applications
CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain

TRACK 1

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm APPLYING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING TO SPACE PLANNING, OPTIMIZATION AND OTHER FACETS OF IWMS

Sunil Suram, Director of AI and Big Data at Tango

Sunil Suram

Director of AI and Big Data
Tango

Bart Waldeck, CMO & SVP Product Strategy at Tango

Bart Waldeck

CMO & SVP Product Strategy
Tango

TRACK 2

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm DESIGNING AND TRANSFORMING SPACES FOR BOTH INDIVIDUAL WORK, TEAM WORK, AND NO WORK
•Not all open-plan offices are created equal. If not done right, open-plan can hurt collaboration and even performance
•Merck implemented Activity Based Working to create more open & transparent offices to foster teaming but that also support focused work

Adrienne Rowe, Global Director of Workplace Strategy at Merck

Adrienne Rowe

Global Director of Workplace Strategy
Merck

Luc Kamperman, Managing Partner at Veldhoen + Company

Luc Kamperman

Managing Partner
Veldhoen + Company

TRACK 2

1:40 pm - 2:15 pm WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE: WHY IT MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER
Larry Gadea, CEO and Founder at Envoy

Larry Gadea

CEO and Founder
Envoy

TRACK 2

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm WHERE TO START?: IMPLEMENTING AN ENTIRELY NEW WORKING ENVIRONMENT
• Creating a more efficient, innovative and sustainable workplace strategy
• Increasing connectivity, supporting different work styles, and retaining talent
Kristina Zacharias, Director of Facilities & Workplace Services at New York University

Kristina Zacharias

Director of Facilities & Workplace Services
New York University

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm ENHANCING HUMAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH BIOPHILIA AND TECHNOLOGICAL NATURE

• Integrating natural design elements, plants, and “live” within your workplace
• Utilizing lighting, natural light, and outside views to increase employee productivity
Kenneth Freeman, Head of Innovation at Ambius

Kenneth Freeman

Head of Innovation
Ambius

Beau Wilder, Vice President, General Manager at Plantronics

Beau Wilder

Vice President, General Manager
Plantronics

Jeannine Eicker, Vice President at Lendlease

Jeannine Eicker

Vice President
Lendlease

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT BREAK

Interactive Discussion Group 1

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm CO-WORKING: WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?

Interactive Discussion Group 2

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm HOW TO QUELL "OPEN OFFICE" UNREST
Sam Dunn, CEO and Co-Founder at Robin

Sam Dunn

CEO and Co-Founder
Robin

Interactive Discussion Group 3

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF IPTV
Sam Wade, Digital Media Solution Specialist at Diversified

Sam Wade

Digital Media Solution Specialist
Diversified

Interactive Discussion Group 4

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm LET'S TALK ABOUT SECURITY AND HOW IT EFFECTS YOUR WORKPLACE STRATEGY
Jason Cooper, VP at IoTium

Jason Cooper

VP
IoTium

Michelle Samura, Assoc. Prof. of Education and Assoc. Dean in the Attallah College of Educational Studies | Chapman University at Founding Co-Director, Collaborate Initiative / Principal Investigator, Architecture of Belonging Project

Michelle Samura

Assoc. Prof. of Education and Assoc. Dean in the Attallah College of Educational Studies | Chapman University
Founding Co-Director, Collaborate Initiative / Principal Investigator, Architecture of Belonging Project

Interactive Discussion Group 2

4:55 pm - 5:30 pm “WHERE TO START”: NEW INITIATIVES TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN STARTING WORKPLACE DESIGN PROJECTS
Kristy Tillman, Global Workplace Design at Slack

Kristy Tillman

Global Workplace Design
Slack

Interactive Discussion Group 3

4:55 pm - 5:30 pm HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT AN "OPEN OFFICE" STRATEGY
Tia Black, Workplace Experience Lead at Simple Finance

Tia Black

Workplace Experience Lead
Simple Finance

Sarah Drew, Director, Workplace Experience at Simple

Sarah Drew

Director, Workplace Experience
Simple

Interactive Discussion Group 4

4:55 pm - 5:30 pm LOCALIZING THE WORKPLACE TO SUPPORT DIVERSITY, A WEALTH OF AMENITIES, AND LOCAL CULTURE
Jess Hess, Regional Manager, Workplace Experience at Hulu

Jess Hess

Regional Manager, Workplace Experience
Hulu

Brookes Broughton, Manager, Workplace Experience at Hulu

Brookes Broughton

Manager, Workplace Experience
Hulu

•How workplace trends are disrupting the commercial real estate industry and the priorities of landlords and real estate managers.
•The employee experience and how we plan spaces with them in mind. •Space-as-a-Service, flexible office space, activity-based working. What do they REALLY mean?
Ari Kepnes, Director of Market Research at Density

Ari Kepnes

Director of Market Research
Density

Dror Poleg, Owner at Rethinking.RE

Dror Poleg

Owner
Rethinking.RE

Anja Jamrozik, Ph.D. at Behavioral Science

Anja Jamrozik

Ph.D.
Behavioral Science

Brian Chen, CEO at ROOM

Brian Chen

CEO
ROOM

Packy McCormack, VP of Experience at Breather

Packy McCormack

VP of Experience
Breather

6:15 am - 7:45 am Office Freedom's NSFW (Not Safe For Work) COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Have a drink on us in our exhibit hall!