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Program Schedule

Wednesday | November 15

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome and Introductions

Conference kick-off, welcome and introductions and conference overview.

Speakers: Howard Berger, Realcomm; Lisa Woods, Realcomm; Jim Young, Realcomm

8:40 am - 9:15 am

The Paradigm Shift Has Occurred: Striking the Balance Between Space & Tech in Corporate Real Estate

Post-pandemic, the corporate real estate landscape stands forever altered, necessitating creative strategies, often involving some risk. Hybrid work models and virtual collaboration compel a radical reevaluation of workplace design, operations and portfolio strategy. Join us in navigating new workplace demands where flexibility, adaptability and intuitive employee experience redefine the essence of corporate real estate. Our distinguished conference chairs will share their extensive real-world experiences adapting to this new paradigm: the future of work reshaped by innovation and technology.

Moderators: Jim Young, Realcomm
Speakers: Frank Cuevas, McKesson; Emmanuel Daniel, Microsoft; Kay Sargent, HOK

9:15 am - 9:50 am

FutureForward Forum: What’s Next for Smart Buildings and Campuses?

Nextgen smart buildings and campuses embody the marriage of innovation and utility, reshaping corporate real estate to usher in a future where spaces adapt, anticipate and elevate the human experience. Outperforming traditional structures, they harness the power of IoT and interconnectivity, leverage data-driven insights for enhanced operational efficiency, space utilization and user experiences, and provide consistent control over building and security systems. Join us for this high-level panel discussion and gain wisdom from pioneers shaping the blueprint for smarter corporate spaces that define the next generation of real estate excellence.

Moderators: Tom Shircliff, Intelligent Buildings
Speakers: Emmanuel Daniel, Microsoft; Edi Demaj, KODE Labs; Sabine Lam, Google; Leon Wurfel, BUENO

9:50 am - 10:25 am

Doubling Down on Data: Crafting a Comprehensive, Robust Enterprise/Data Architecture Strategy

A robust enterprise/data architecture strategy is a meticulously crafted roadmap that is the foundation for an organization's data ecosystem. Its comprehensive approach aligns technology with business objectives and lays the groundwork for efficient data management and utilization. This strategy ensures that data flows seamlessly across the organization, enabling informed decision-making, innovation and sustainable growth; it also enables the introduction of advanced analytics and AI tools to supercharge enterprise decision making and operations. Join us for an enlightening session as we explore the intricate interplay of organizational alignment, governance, design, integration, implementation and maintenance; all pivotal pillars in shaping a resilient data infrastructure.

Moderators: Francisco Acoba, EY
Speakers: Ryan Allbaugh, Wells Fargo; Drew DePriest, McKesson; Maya Setchkova, Cushman & Wakefield

10:25 am - 10:55 am

Networking Break

10:55 am - 11:25 am

Table Topic Exploration: Navigating Data and Enterprise Architecture Up Close

Following the illuminating session on Enterprise/Data Architecture Strategy, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dive deeper. Join intimate small groups to share observations and engage in thought-provoking discussions on the practical nuances of aligning organizational goals, optimizing design, ensuring seamless integration and governance, and executing successful implementations. This hands-on exercise offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, troubleshoot challenges, and emerge with a sharper understanding of how to apply transformative architectural strategies to your real-world corporate real estate scenarios.

11:25 am - 11:55 am

Data Governance: Lessons Learned for OT Systems

Data governance in the context of Operational Technology (OT) systems underscores the critical importance of bridging the gap between IT and OT environments. Organizational benefits are realized through applying established IT practices like the ETL process to address data-sharing challenges. Understanding unspoken expectations for data quality and thoroughly documenting data attributes and hierarchies are pivotal. Additionally, introducing a "Data Health" metric provides ongoing insights to maintain the value of data in OT decision-making. In this fireside chat, Stanford explores data governance lessons learned for OT systems, emphasizing that effective data governance in OT systems enhances operational efficiency, reduces risks, and empowers data-driven decision-making.

Moderators: Gerry Hamilton, Stanford University
Speakers: Lincoln Bleveans, Stanford University; Jacques de Chalendar, Stanford University; Chris Guest, Stanford University

11:55 am - 12:20 pm

Tech Briefing: Exploring Robotics in the Built Environment

The impact of robotics on the built environment is nothing short of transformative. From construction automation to service tasks, these sophisticated machines introduce a new era of efficiency, innovation, and seamless operations. With precision and automation, robots optimize tasks like maintenance, security and logistics, freeing up human resources for higher-value endeavors. This concise, enlightening session unveils the boundless potential of robots within the built environment. Discover how cutting-edge robotics technologies are integrating into corporate real estate to revolutionize operations, enhance efficiency and elevate occupant experiences.

Speakers: Henning Roedel, DPR Construction

12:20 pm - 1:05 pm


1:05 pm - 1:45 pm

Three Years Post-Pandemic: How is Big Tech Addressing Occupancy and Utilization Data?

Corporate real estate experienced a seismic shift in global work preferences and behaviors, and variable show-up rates since then created unprecedented levels of unpredictability in space usage. As a response, occupancy and space utilization data (often previously ignored) has consistently become a business-critical component for real estate planning. However, while addressing this challenge, new complexities have arisen. Join this informative session as we examine the ways that industry giants Meta, Salesforce and Google tackle the intricate task of measuring, analyzing and operationalizing utilization data at scale. Gain insights from the lessons of recent years and uncover shared practices and strategies that unite these industry leaders in their pursuit of effective space utilization management.

Speakers: Kira Dickson, Google; MJ Doctors Rajashekhar, Meta; Nick Lamel, Google; Brian Petruzzi, Meta

1:45 pm - 2:20 pm

Strategic Portfolio Rightsizing: A Data-Driven Approach

Recalibrating real estate holdings to align precisely with a company’s evolving needs and goals includes evaluating the nuances of utilization of existing spaces and optimizing resource allocation for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. It's a complex approach that requires organizations to adapt to shifts in market dynamics, workforce preferences, technological advancements and business strategies. A holistic strategy ensures that each workspace fosters collaboration, productivity and employee satisfaction. In this instructive session, industry visionaries will discuss striking the right balance between space requirements and operational efficiency, while ensuring employee well-being and sustainable growth. Discover how adaptive planning, data-driven decisions and a holistic approach contribute to the creation of agile, efficient and purpose-driven workplaces.

Moderators: Kay Sargent, HOK
Speakers: Brett Fisher, Deloitte; Sergey Gutkin, IBIS; Steve Woods, Gensler; Stephanie Ziegler, Uber

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm

Table Topic Exploration: Shaping Tomorrow's Workplaces with a Special Introduction by Steve Turner, Cisco

This table topic exercise will delve into the evolving landscape of future workplaces and explore pivotal dimensions of transformation, including quantifying your space requirements, reimagining flexible workspaces, refining hybrid strategies and harnessing the power of immersive experiences. Engage in vibrant small-group discussions examining space forecasting, the potential of versatile work environments, successful hybrid models and deciphering the role of immersive technologies. Each group will then participate in a recap to share all discoveries and leave you primed to embrace the exciting and transformative future of corporate workspaces. Cisco’s Steve Turner will introduce the session with Cisco’s perspective on the importance of a robust building IoT strategy as being essential to enabling the future hybrid workplace.

Speakers: Steve Turner, Cisco

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

Implementing AI and Remote Services to Reduce Energy Usage, Costs and GHG Emissions: A Case Study

Learn how one manufacturer engaged Carrier Abound to improve their building operations, across 12 office and manufacturing buildings, on a single campus. And, how this led the facilities team to save significant amounts of electricity and gas, all while gaining a payback on their investment in less than 12-months.

Speakers: Brad Croasdale, Carrier

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Networking Break

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Briefing: Unleashing Potential with 60GHz WiGig

60GHz WiGig, also known as Wireless Gigabit or IEEE 802.11ad, is a wireless technology that operates in the unlicensed 60GHz frequency band. It offers multi-gigabit per second data transfer speeds, extremely low latency, and the potential to transform the way devices communicate and connect. Join us for this enlightening tech briefing as we discover the mechanics of this high-speed wireless marvel and explore its applications in creating seamless, high-bandwidth connections that elevate the way we work and interact.

Speakers: Dave Sumi, Airvine

4:00 pm - 4:35 pm

Charting the Future of Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

From innovative building automation systems that adjust lighting and HVAC based on real-time data to integrating renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines, a holistic energy and sustainability approach merges cutting-edge tech with ecological responsibility. With a focus on data-driven insights, real-time monitoring and smart analytics, energy and sustainability measures are reshaping buildings into dynamic ecosystems that minimize impact and maximize harmony with the environment. Engage with industry thought leaders as they analyze strategies, innovations and best practices that shape greener, more efficient real estate.

Moderators: Robert Fitzgerald, JLL
Speakers: Khanh Nguyen, Kilroy Realty; Cristal Ortiz, LinkedIn; Francisco Ruiz, Oracle

4:35 pm - 4:55 pm

Enhancing Cyber Harmony: Exploring RECC's Role in Corporate Real Estate

In corporate real estate, cybersecurity is a critical priority. With increasing reliance on digital systems and smart technologies, protecting sensitive data and maintaining operational continuity is imperative. Breaches in security can jeopardize not only financial well-being but also the physical safety of occupants. Therefore, investing in cybersecurity is not just a business imperative; it's a fundamental necessity to protect lives, maintain operational continuity and safeguard critical assets. The Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) is a vital force in the industry. This session will provide an overview of RECC’s offerings and initiatives, focusing on the consortium’s commitment to ensure that the real estate sector remains resilient, secure, and adept at navigating the challenges of the digital age.

Speakers: Greg Fitzpatrick, Cochrane Supply; Ken Kurz, COPT Defense Properties

4:55 pm - 5:45 pm

Envisioning the Future of Corporate Real Estate

The future of corporate real estate will be characterized by adaptability, innovation and a deep understanding of how space and technology can coalesce to enhance productivity, foster creativity and elevate the overall work experience. Join industry luminaries as they engage in speculation, dissect emerging trends, disruptive technologies and untapped opportunities within this sector. In this dynamic dialogue, panelists will examine the transformative potential of the newest technologies. Shifting workforce dynamics, evolving workplace paradigms, uncertain market conditions and more will be defined and analyzed.

Moderators: Jim Young, Realcomm
Speakers: Frank Cuevas, McKesson; Emmanuel Daniel, Microsoft; Craig Gillespie, MRI Software; Kay Sargent, HOK; Thru Shivakumar, COHESION

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Conference Close

Speakers: Howard Berger, Realcomm; Lisa Woods, Realcomm; Jim Young, Realcomm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Networking & Cocktail Reception

Network with colleagues, catch up with old friends and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations at the end of the day. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet our Technology Solution Provider partners and explore the latest CRE products and services in the EXPO area.

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Our thanks to the following solution providers for participating in this year's event.


JCI logo MRI Software logo


Carrier Abound Corporation logo Cisco logo Cohesion logo Yardi logo


Airvine logo Avuity logo Buildings IOT logo CoStar logo CoStar Real Estate Manager logo EBUSINESS STRATEGIES logo IBIS logo Lynxspring logo Nuvolo logo VTS logo


Andorix logo Aptitude logo BUENO logo entroCIM logo Fexillon logo KODE Labs logo

BRONZE SPONSOR logo Axis Communications logo BrainBox AI Inc. logo Density logo Disruptive Technologies logo HALO Networks logo InnerSpace logo Intelligent Buildings logo Picacity Ai Inc. logo Sigma Technology logo Stack Dynamics Corp. logo VITRUS, inc. logo ZenSpace logo