MAIN DAY 1

7:30 am - 8:20 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!

8:20 am - 8:30 am HALL 2: Opening Remarks | Brian McGuire, Chief Operating Officer - Property Operations, Convene

Brian McGuire - Chief Operating Officer, Property Operations, Convene

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Brian McGuire

Chief Operating Officer, Property Operations
Convene

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

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 HALL 1: 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.

HUB 1: 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

HUB 1: TRACK 1: WORKPLACE & TECHNOLOGY

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Real Estate Yoga: Flexible and Strong
Laura Woodard - Real Estate Executive, Retired, Google
Abigail Calabrese - Enterprise Account Director, SpaceIQ
Workplace agility should feel flexible, right? But even the most flexible business has a “backbone” that acts as an anchor point around which everything else is built. Agility is a balancing act between the physical workplace and the dynamic nature of how today’s employees work. Think of it as yoga for your workplace real estate.

Yoga for our bodies keeps joints and muscles limber. Real estate yoga has a similar intent—keep your organization agile and flexible. That translates to more productive, collaborative, and satisfied teams. This elasticity also means you won’t be locked into real estate investments that don’t serve the bottom line.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

•The highs of today’s real estate industry won’t last forever. Companies must find flexible alternatives to workplace optimization when times get tough.
•The days of paper floor plans and manual space planning are gone. Businesses of all sizes need dynamic, actionable data upon which to build the workplaces of today and the future.
•Each business must decide what’s critical for its backbone based on its mission, from which flow operational needs, employee demands, and adjust to real estate trends.

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Laura Woodard

Real Estate Executive, Retired
Google

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Abigail Calabrese

Enterprise Account Director
SpaceIQ

HUB 1: 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.

HUB 2: TRACK 2: REAL ESTATE STRATEGY & WORKPLACE

11:00 am - 11:40 am Disruption In Architecture and Design
Joyce Bromberg - Chief Design Officer, Convene
Architecture and design do not remain constant. Each field experiences cycles or styles that we have come to understand as periods of Dominant Design. Change occurs when the world’s driving forces disrupt the current standard. Ms. Bromberg takes both an historical and future of view of how innovative disruption has affected both architecture and design and what that has meant to us as both practitioners and users particularly as it has affected the workplace. 


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Joyce Bromberg

Chief Design Officer
Convene

HUB 2: TRACK 2: REAL ESTATE STRATEGY & WORKPLACE

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

HUB 2: TRACK 2: REAL ESTATE STRATEGY & WORKPLACE

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
Sam Dawson - Global Head of Flexible Office Transactions, Kontor
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

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Sam Dawson

Global Head of Flexible Office Transactions
Kontor

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.

HUB 3: TRACK 3: FUTURE OF FACILITIES

11:00 am - 11:40 am Modern with Machine: Implementing the Inevitable for a More Productive Office in 2020
Brady Watkins - Head of Commercial Automation, SoftBank Robotics America
Modern with Machine: Implementing the Inevitable for a More Productive Office in 2020 
There’s no more opting out of automation for your business, and the workplace is no exception. The modern office demands new standards, spanning connectivity to confirmed clean - and opens up opportunities for productivity, differentiation, and real impact on health and happiness of tenants and employees. 
*Technology update on robotics and automation, and physical, practical applications for business objectives in 2020
*How to enable, implement, and pair cobotics and cobotic processes with human interaction in corporate real estate


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Brady Watkins

Head of Commercial Automation
SoftBank Robotics America

HUB 3: 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

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 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

GENERAL SESSION: Think Tanks

2:15 pm - 3:00 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

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

HUB 1: Think Tank

2:15 pm - 3:00 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

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

HUB 2: Think Tank

2:15 pm - 3:00 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

HUB 3: Think Tank

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Inclusive Design - Beyond Gender- Neutral Restrooms
Art Aguilar - Facilities Manager, Occupancy Planning, Google
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Art Aguilar

Facilities Manager, Occupancy Planning
Google

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

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm HALL 2: 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

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Frank D. Cottle

Chairman & CEO
Alliance Business Centers Companies

5:10 pm - 6:40 pm HALL 1: 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!