About the Event
The Corporate Real Estate industry has been talking about technology improvements and solutions for many years. An increasingly connected and complex global environment creates new business challenges, and the pace of change has recently increased exponentially. Fueled by ever improving technology, massive investments and a constant reevaluation of existing processes and methodologies, the industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of transformation. These developments require an approach that is not simply tactical or incremental but rather strategic and foundational.
This technical revolution is fueling every aspect of our industry; how we manage data and information, how we operate buildings and portfolios as well as the way we use and experience space. Add in changing workforce demographics, wide swings in the market, political division and an evolving global landscape, and the challenges present themselves front and center. Maintaining traditional business models while embracing innovation to prepare for the future is a major challenge.
The nature of technology as we see it today is dynamic, encompassing and has its own momentum. One can only keep up or get left behind. There are many questions and few firm answers. How do you transition from a resilient company with a steady hand for the day to day work, to an agile and flexible entity that embraces change? How do you calibrate innovation? How do you measure success? We may not know the answer, but one thing is certain – resolve, balance and ownership from everyone involved are required.
While the challenges may be great, so too are the opportunities. Companies that determine how to recalibrate and make innovation an integral part of their organizations will not only survive but thrive. Constant change and reevaluation of every aspect of a corporate organization will continue to improve insight, efficiency, occupant experience and ultimately, profitability.
Technologies such as 5G, AI & Machine Learning, Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles will continue to redefine work and employee responsibilities. Other new and exciting innovations will evolve and increase in magnitude and impact.
This year's theme focuses on how everyone in an organization needs to fully understand how this next chapter of the digital revolution will affect their role as well as the organization as a whole. It is time to REcalibrate, identify the challenges, embrace innovative ideas and discover new opportunities in the way we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use Corporate Real Estate.