January 22, 2020 | Convene at 530 5th Avenue, New York, NY
January 23 - 24, 2020 | Convene at 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY

MAIN DAY 1

7:30 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION BEGINS: Breakfast Hors D'oeuvres, Coffee, Tea, and Networking!

Arrive early to avoid the rush and get the best seat in the house!
With over 19 million square feet underway in NY, not even including the rest of the United States, things are changing quite rapidly for corporate real estate. With technology
companies doubling down on office and an increase in flexible office, 2020 raises some eyebrows as to what will make for a successful year for office real estate.
• Building and outfitting for urban and educated, tech-savvy, connected millennials.
• Location strategy: taking into consideration transportation infrastructure, local culture, and entertainment activities.
• What is the state of private office investments vs. flexible office investments?
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Sara Baldi

Global Head of Real Estate and Workplace
Cruise

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Alejandro Rivero

Director Corporate Real Estate
Samsung

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Sheena Gohil

Managing Director
Colliers

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Nick Livigne

Head of Product
Convene

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AJ Greulich

Head of Workplace and Real Estate, US & Canada Geo Lead
Uber

9:10 am - 9:50 am Top Five Current Strategies for Collecting and Leveraging Space Utilization Data for Analytics

Michael Gresty - Vice President of Workplace Analytics, FM:Systems
Edward Wagoner - Global Chief Information Officer, JLL
Traditional space survey audits just aren't giving you the real story and repeatedly lead to misinformation, but emerging technologies such as IoT sensors and smart devices are making the collection and tracking of space utilization data easier, more automated, and more accurate. In this session Michael Gresty, Vice President of Workplace Analytics at FM:Systems, identifies five current best practices for gathering occupancy data and discuss the pros and cons of each toward enabling better-informed real estate and space planning decisions. He will contrast implementation requirements and processes, optimum utilization methods for maximum value, share valuable decision-making analytics, and illustrate practical applications and space planning benefits. 


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Michael Gresty

Vice President of Workplace Analytics
FM:Systems

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Edward Wagoner

Global Chief Information Officer
JLL

10:00 am - 11:00 am INNOVATION DRIVE

Engage with the leaders and market disruptors behind the most innovative solutions to your challenges whilst also offsetting your carbon footprint!
Through the careful curation of our content, FO Summer provides you the opportunity to deep dive into the most critical challenges faced through focused breakout sessions on the topics that truly matter to you. Jump between our different tracks of enhancing flexibility in the workplace, managing corporate real estate cost and uncertainty and facilities management and compliance to understand full circle strategies for operational advancement.

TRACK 1: WORKPLACE & TECHNOLOGY

11:00 am - 11:40 am Design for the Future: Learning, Flexibility, and Optimism in the Workplace
Gavin Hughes Daniels - Co-Founding Principal, Wingate Hughes
It can be hard to bring optimism to work every day. Flexibility is easier said than done. People often feel too burdened by busyness to find new ways to approach work. Great design and passion for learning removes those barriers. The investments you make in your office design today will spark growth in the future. Hang onto your seats--this is going to be fun!
• Workplace design trends come and go, but companies need offices that can scale and grow as they do. Is your office designed for growth?
• Breaking the cycle of traditional use of space is essential to employee satisfaction. How do you make every corner of your office count?
• You need learning spaces. Employees who learn every day collaborate, create and innovate.
• It’s all work and all life, there is no 50-50 balance. How can we create space that allows our teams to start everyday with optimism?


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Gavin Hughes Daniels

Co-Founding Principal
Wingate Hughes

TRACK 1: WORKPLACE & TECHNOLOGY

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Everything Intersects at Experience
Drew Suszko - Lead Strategist | Architect, BHDP
Valerie Garrett - Director of Workplace Design, Fifth Third Bank
There is a reason every organization has honed-in on delivering an exceptional employee experience. In an expanding economy with a tight labor market, elevating the everyday is a compelling and credible means of fostering an emotional connection between employees and organizations. It’s the flip-side of brand building. As the discourse has matured, leaders across the industry have dialed in a series of durable strategies for crafting the employee experience.
• Elevating employee experience among leadership’s competing priorities
• Utilizing the power of story to identify moments that matter
• Engaging with people to effectively understand common needs and aspirations
• Leveraging design and the built environment to foster authentic connections


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Drew Suszko

Lead Strategist | Architect
BHDP

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Valerie Garrett

Director of Workplace Design
Fifth Third Bank

Through the careful curation of our content, FO Summer provides you the opportunity to deep dive into the most critical challenges faced through focused breakout sessions on the topics that truly matter to you. Jump between our different tracks of enhancing flexibility in the workplace, managing corporate real estate cost and uncertainty and facilities management and compliance to understand full circle strategies for operational advancement.

TRACK 2: BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE STRATEGY

11:00 am - 11:40 am Transforming The Future Of Work through A Hospitality Approach
Nick Livigne - Head of Product, Convene
It’s no secret that coworking and flexible space has completely disrupted the office real estate landscape. It important to discuss the trend that has grown over
500% in the last ten years.
• Upcoming design shifts, projects, and necessities for coworking spaces.
• Trends in design and catering to the growth of independent workers in the work force.


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Nick Livigne

Head of Product
Convene

TRACK 2: BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE STRATEGY

11:40 am - 12:20 pm 2020 Corporate Portfolio Strategies: The Continuum of Aligning Company Goals and Understanding Cost Effectiveness
Johan Vanlook - Director, Global Workplaces, Elastic
Whether it’s 1 million or 100 million square feet, portfolio planning for your company’s corporate real estate is a strategy driven by more than just projects.
• Increasing turnaround time on site selection and flexibility.
• Planning ahead for both office expansion and reduction.
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Johan Vanlook

Director, Global Workplaces
Elastic

TRACK 2: BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE STRATEGY

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm What’s Next for the Flexible Office Market? Shaking Up How Flexible Office Space is Designed, Leased, and Occupied
Ashley Mays - Managing Director of Commercial Leasing, The Durst Organization
AJ Greulich - Head of Workplace and Real Estate, US & Canada Geo Lead, Uber
WeWork’s recent news has tenants, landlords, and coworking providers asking the golden question: what will happen next for the current and future market and what dedicated space with flexibility will become available? In this session we will bring on multiple perspectives from different industries for a full-circle discussion on demand and subsequent steps for flexible office and private space strategies.

• How landlords, solution and space providers, and tenants will tailor their upcoming leasing strategies as we move into 2020.
• Lease execution for time-sensitive transactions, seamless growth opportunities, and flexible lease terms to accommodate expansion.
• Elevating your workplace and supporting your employee attraction and retention strategy.


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Ashley Mays

Managing Director of Commercial Leasing
The Durst Organization

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AJ Greulich

Head of Workplace and Real Estate, US & Canada Geo Lead
Uber

Through the careful curation of our content, FO Summer provides you the opportunity to deep dive into the most critical challenges faced through focused breakout sessions on the topics that truly matter to you. Jump between our different tracks of enhancing flexibility in the workplace, managing corporate real estate cost and uncertainty and facilities management and compliance to understand full circle strategies for operational advancement.

TRACK 3: FUTURE OF FACILITIES

11:00 am - 11:40 am Robots and Humanity: A “PeopleFirst” Approach to AI in the Workplace
Brady Watkins - Head of Commercial Automation, SoftBank Robotics America
Robots with artificial intelligence are now being deployed in the workplace to not only save time, money and resources, but to additionally enhance the well-being of employees and the experience for clients. Robots and artificial intelligence will continue to support hospitable strategies that ultimately humanize the workplace
• How to adapt AI technology and robotic applications for your employees and corporate real estate
• Employing high-tech, low maintenance robotics to enhance the well-being and culture within your workplace


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Brady Watkins

Head of Commercial Automation
SoftBank Robotics America

TRACK 3: FUTURE OF FACILITIES

11:40 am - 12:20 pm What is Workplace Ecology?
Josh Wise - Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace, Moda Operandi
A Discussion of how the evolving, holistic discipline of "Workplace" presents a singular opportunity to align positive impact for people, planet and the bottom line within an organization

Josh Wise: Moderator

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Josh Wise

Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace
Moda Operandi

When it comes to office real estate, the sector you are involved in can be the reason for complexity within infrastructure, real estate, and policy.
• Liaising with the government on utlization of office space to include hangers and bunkers
• Dealing with the difficulty of offices and infrastructure in diverse climates
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Anne Morton

Director General, Strategic Portfolio Initiatives, Infrastructure and Environment Group
Department of National Defence

8:00 am - 8:30 am LUNCH

Join colleagues at the 'Water Cooler' to engage in intimate discussions on key technical and operations challenges facing the workplace
During this part of the summit, delegates will be sorted into groups to take part in Think Tanks around the topics below. Delegates will get the opportunity to select three topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes. Groups groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience

Workplace Think Tanks

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Designing Spaces that are Visually Impactful and Improve Enterprise Operations
Becky Laden - Director of Workplace Execellence, Symantec
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Becky Laden

Director of Workplace Execellence
Symantec

Workplace Think Tanks

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Workplace and Real Estate as Driver for Sustainability
Josh Wise - Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace, Moda Operandi
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Josh Wise

Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace
Moda Operandi

During this part of the summit, delegates will be sorted into groups to take part in Think Tanks around the topics below. Delegates will get the opportunity to select three topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes. Groups groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience

Real Estate Think Tanks

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Place, Space, and Speed: Balancing Corporate Real Estate Costs and Culture
Sid Bhatia - Director, Workforce of the Future, PwC
Katherine Huh - Advisory Real Estate Director, PwC


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Sid Bhatia

Director, Workforce of the Future
PwC

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Katherine Huh

Advisory Real Estate Director
PwC

Real Estate Think Tanks

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm The Coworking Disruption: Is This A Strategy For Your Workforce?
During this part of the summit, delegates will be sorted into groups to take part in Think Tanks around the topics below. Delegates will get the opportunity to select three topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes. Groups groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience

Facilities Think Tanks

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Improving Your Office Facility Management Operations
Larry Charlip - VP, Facilities Management and Corporate Real Estate, Take-Two Interactive
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Larry Charlip

VP, Facilities Management and Corporate Real Estate
Take-Two Interactive

Facilities Think Tanks

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Outsourcing 2.0: Advantages to Freeing Up In-House Teams
During this part of the summit, delegates will be sorted into groups to take part in Think Tanks around the topics below. Delegates will get the opportunity to select three topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes. Groups groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience

Technology Think Tanks

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm The Impact of IoT on Real Estate
Rich Berliner - C.E.O/Publisher, Fifth Gen Media | Connected Real Estate Magazine
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Rich Berliner

C.E.O/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media | Connected Real Estate Magazine

Technology Think Tanks

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Re-Thinking Your Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Technology Strategy

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm The Digital Workplace Evolution: Enabling Streamlined Operations for Your Enterprise

Donna Forshaw - VP of Sales, Condeco
Your workspace should be an asset. It is critical to make the right workplace technology decision for your space, ultimately to transform the way employees work through the space they’re in.
• Improving cost management and collaborative workplace experience for employees.
• Maximizing efficiency and enhancing the productivity of the workspace.
• Reducing the impact on your infrastructure.


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Donna Forshaw

VP of Sales
Condeco

Creating dynamic workspaces with a unique and entrepreneurial spirit is essential nowadays to help your organization think, create and collaborate. Placing your business and employees within a community that can enhance focus and promote synergistic cooperation will driving their business forward.

• Coworking impacts and differences amongst solutions between large and boutique operators
• The community aspect, hospitality approach, and impacts of collaborative strategy
• The future and impact of coworking in and after an economic down turn


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Michael Berretta

Vice President Network Development, Americas
IWG

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Alejandro Rivero

Director Corporate Real Estate
Samsung

5:10 pm - 6:40 pm DRINKS RECEPTION

Stay after our last session and join the after party as speakers and attendees a like mix and mingle and enjoy drinks on the house!