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

9:05 am - 9:40 am YOUR 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN IS DEAD

Trevor Clark - Vice President, Growth Knotel
• 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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Trevor Clark

Vice President, Growth
Knotel

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 DEVELOPING CLASS A OFFICE: CHALLENGES, SUCCESSES, AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
• New tech sector demands for creative, skyline office buildings
• Office development initiatives given high construction costs

TRACK 1: OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, LEASING, INVESTMENT

1:40 pm - 2:15 pm THE STATE OF OFFICE LEASING: A TRANSFORMATION TO SHORTER LEASE TERMS
• Is it worth converting traditional office space to flexible space?
• Leveraging the rise of short lease terms and space as a service

TRACK 1: OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, LEASING, INVESTMENT

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm MEGA OFFICE DEVELOPMENTS: PROJECTS THAT ARE DRIVING ALL CRE SECTORS
• Attracting new culture, retail, and mixed-use initiatives
• How to attract an anchor tenant to draw in companies

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 BUILDING AND INVESTING IN TECH-FORWARD OFFICE EXPERIENCES


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
• 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

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm A BIOPHILIA APPROACH: BRINGING NATURE INTO THE DESIGN OF YOUR OFFICE

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
Danny Rogers - VP of Channels AVI-SPL


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Danny Rogers

VP of Channels
AVI-SPL

Interactive Discussion Group 3A

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm IMPLEMENTING NEW AND RELEVANT TECHNOLOGY IN THE OFFICE


Interactive Discussion Group 4A

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

Interactive Discussion Group 1B

4:55 pm - 5:30 pm SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND DESIGN: THE RELATION OF SPACE AND BELONGING
Michelle Samura - Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Chapman University
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Michelle Samura

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Chapman University

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 INTEGRATING HEALTH AND WELLNESS INTO YOUR WORKPLACE

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm NSFW (Not Safe For Work) COCKTAIL RECEPTION