January 23 - 25, 2019
Metropolitan Pavilion

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

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

VP Global Real Estate
Cigna

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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


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Mike Coons

Director, Design Strategy
Knotel

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Charlie Mirisola

Workplace Operations Manager
Oscar

9:40 am - 10:15 am BEYOND THE NUMBERS: A COMPANY’S OPERATIONS, IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT, AND PUSH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Josh Wise - Director of Workplace, Criteo
• Creating and molding corporate landscapes that improve health and wellbeing
• Positioning design with people; balancing local culture with company wide culture initiatives
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Josh Wise

Director of Workplace
Criteo

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
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Paul Battaglia

Principal
Clark Nexsen

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Nona Gross

Workplace Transformation and Change Management
Verizon

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Matthew Glynn

Manager, Interior Design
House of Commons

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

TRACK 1: OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, LEASING, INVESTMENT

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm EFFECTIVE WORKFORCE & WORKPLACE STRATEGY VIA COLLABORATION
Anthony Parzanese - Global Head of Workplace Innovation, Red Hat
• Collaborating on workplace and design initiatives with IT, HR, and Finance
• Striving to create a positive workplace journey
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Anthony Parzanese

Global Head of Workplace Innovation
Red Hat

TRACK 1: OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, LEASING, INVESTMENT

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
Lucas Hamilton - Manager, Building Science Applications, CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain
-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


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Lucas Hamilton

Manager, Building Science Applications
CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain

TRACK 1: OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, LEASING, INVESTMENT

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm USING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO MANAGE THE ENTIRE REAL ESTATE AND FACILITIES LIFECYCLE



TRACK 2: SHAPING WORKPLACE CULTURE AND WELL-BEING

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm DESIGNING AND TRANSFORMING SPACES FOR BOTH INDIVIDUAL WORK, TEAM WORK, AND NO WORK
Adrienne Rowe - Global Director of Workplace Strategy, Merck
Luc Kamperman - Managing Partner, Veldhoen + Company
• Implementing a culture-centric atmosphere and the right technology in the right spaces
• The newest trends in agile working, flexible working, & activity based working
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Adrienne Rowe

Global Director of Workplace Strategy
Merck

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Luc Kamperman

Managing Partner
Veldhoen + Company

TRACK 2: SHAPING WORKPLACE CULTURE AND WELL-BEING

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


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Larry Gadea

CEO and Founder
Envoy

TRACK 2: SHAPING WORKPLACE CULTURE AND WELL-BEING

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE: IMPLEMENTING AN ENTIRELY NEW WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Kristina Zacharias - Director of Facilities & Workplace Services, New York University
Razia Meyer - Head of Global Facilities and Operations, Shutterstock
• Creating a more efficient, innovative and sustainable workplace strategy
• Increasing connectivity, supporting different work styles, and retaining talent
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Kristina Zacharias

Director of Facilities & Workplace Services
New York University

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Razia Meyer

Head of Global Facilities and Operations
Shutterstock

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

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




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Kenneth Freeman

Head of Innovation
Ambius

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

Interactive Discussion Group 1A

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

Interactive Discussion Group 2A

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


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Sam Dunn

CEO and Co-Founder
Robin

Interactive Discussion Group 3A

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF IPTV
Paul Harris - Executive Vice President, Tripleplay


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Paul Harris

Executive Vice President
Tripleplay

Interactive Discussion Group 4A

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm LIGHTING AND HEALTH & WELLNESS IN THE OFFICE: DOES IT MATTER?
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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 2B

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, Slack
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Kristy Tillman

Global Workplace Design
Slack

Interactive Discussion Group 3B

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

Workplace Experience Lead
Simple Finance

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Sarah Drew

Director, Workplace Experience
Simple

Interactive Discussion Group 4B

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, Hulu
Brookes Broughton - Manager, Workplace Experience, Hulu
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Jess Hess

Regional Manager, Workplace Experience
Hulu

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Brookes Broughton

Manager, Workplace Experience
Hulu

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm CREATING A MODULAR ENVIRONMENT: TECH PATTERNS THAT TRANSFORM AND SHAPE COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE REAL ESTATE



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

Have a drink on us!