CoreNet Global Summit, Boston 2018
Boston | Oct 14 - 17, 2018 | John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Conv. Ctr
Early Bird Rates Expire June 18, 2018


Breakout Sessions


Leadership Development - Leadership Development

Technology - Technology

Young Leader xChange - Young Leader xChange

October 15, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

A Contingent Workplace: Opportunities and Implications of the New Gig Economy

Are you ready for the next wave of change? In the Gig economy, companies that have relied on permanent staff and infrastructure will be able to reduce their reliance on captive labor substantially. Using third party enterprise services, companies will leverage contingent staff to a much greater level than today, flexing labor up and down just in time for the needs they have in the moment. So what? Captive control of long term staff and resources suddenly becomes discretionary. This roundtable discussion will examine and amplify the implications, risks and opportunities of the Gig economy.

October 15, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

The Impact of Machine Learning and Virtual Reality on Corporate Real Estate

Today, workspace is a strategic asset for all organizations which requires collaboration and coordination across multiple internal and external stakeholders. However, the workspace design-build process is linear inefficient, expensive, and fragmented. This session will discuss how United Technology and 2 other Fortune 100 organizations leveraged Machine Learning and Virtual Reality based technology to dramatically reduce the costs and timeframes, and significantly increase collaboration amongst those in the design/build process.

October 15, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Designing Resilient Organizations for Tomorrow’s Uncertain Business Environment

Only 29% of CEOs believe their organizations have the resilience to succeed, despite 80% of them believing resilience to be a priority and indispensable for long-term growth. That huge gap is frightening and very telling of where CEOs think their organizations are in relation to where they want to be. What will make organizations resilient in a business environment where new technologies emerge at breakneck pace and new regulations force near-constant adaptation?

October 15, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Impatient Optimism: How Culture, Strategy, and Place Are Changing the World

At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 'impatient optimists' are working to reduce inequality and are contributing to some of the most important work in the world. Currently the Foundation is undertaking a fundamental renewal of their culture and behaviors, strategy, and their workplace. Join lively talk-show approach as they candidly share their journey to reinvent the workplace in both Seattle HQ and Washington DC, with their partner, Steelcase. They’ll share multiple viewpoints from HR, OD, CRE, and lines of business leaders on our experimentation, risk taking, innovation, measurement, learning, and the connections to the inspiring work that the Foundation accomplishes.

October 15, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Delivering Value When the Low Hanging Fruit is Gone: Change or Be Changed

Since outsourcing began in corporate real estate, End Users have continually asked their Service Providers to deliver more in terms of cost savings and efficiency, to assume more risk in terms of pricing certainty, and to take on an increasing breadth of services. But what has worked in delivering value through 1st, 2nd, and even 3rd generation outsourcing will not continue without an adjustment in both approach and focus on the part of the entire supply chain – End User, Service Provider and key suppliers to prime service providers.

October 15, 2018   |  3:45 - 4:45

Millipore Sigma’s Plan to Solve the Unknown

Millipore Sigma leveraged an approach typical in "Systems Biology" to develop a corporate real estate strategy which is proactive, predictive and flexible. The multi-disciplinary team included scientists, finance, legal, business and strategy personnel who were tasked with the predicting the future needs of not only the organization, but of the larger and rapidly changing life science industry. The team’s expertise included artificial intelligence, robotics, process engineering and cellular biology to develop a CRE strategy that is a "living organism" and allows the organization to symptomatically solve any "business " problem while maintaining an efficient and effective RE portfolio.

October 15, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Morgan Stanley: Creating a CRE Business Intelligence Web

Morgan Stanley Corporate Real Estate Management was challenged with transforming its global reporting and analytics to a server based industry standard business intelligence platform that could support a range of functions. This now provides greater transparency into basic portfolio reporting and space data to far more sophisticated financial forecasting for the global property portfolio. This session will feature an interactive demonstration of Morgan Stanley’s reporting tool set. You will be able to see how the platform provides one stop shopping for occupancy data, floor plans and building profiles that can be aggregated at the global level and drilled down to individual locations and reported by business unit.

October 15, 2018   |  3:45 - 4:45

Climate Disruption: Overcoming the Unexpected

Climate disruption, caused by the burning of fossil fuels poses a serious threat to our environment, health and economy. But there's another type of disruption to consider; the Internet of Things (IoT) will create massive disruption in telecommunications, cable/ broadband, cloud computing and even how we define the Internet.

October 15, 2018   |  3:45 - 4:45

Beyond the Proof-of-Concept: How Nokia Rolled Out Smart Buildings

Almost every corporate real estate leader is doing some sort of smart building trial to understand how to exploit the ROI promised by the technology. But the step from trial to full operations is steep. Join this session where Nokia shares how it accomplished a full smart building roll out to its large sites across Europe.

October 16, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Designing for a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace - A Microsoft Story

With over 1 billion people with a disability globally, discover the many ways Microsoft is improving accessibility and inclusivity for their workforce -- and how that is raising the bar for the company's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Members of Microsoft's Real Estate and Facilities team will focus on two elements of their accessibility initiatives; Accessibility and Inclusive Design in the built-environment, and the Supported Employment program, which creates job opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

October 16, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Capital One’s New HQ is an Entire City Neighborhood

Capital One is embarking on an epic journey to change the way large corporations use their real estate assets to recruit and retain talent. They are channeling their investment into creating an entire urban neighborhood in Tysons, VA where its associates can mingle with the public, share in the best of amenities, and never have to get in a car. Tysons, VA is transforming from an edge suburban node to a full-fledged new urban city. Discover how Capital One's HQ campus has made that journey along with Tysons, and is becoming a multi-use city neighborhood with all the amenities (including a premier event center, public parks and an upscale grocer - Wegmans) and services to make it highly attractive to their target demographic.

October 16, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Innovation and Design Thinking: Putting Users at the Center of What We Do

A carpenter doesn't buy a drill because he needs a drill; he buys it because he needs a hole! In Corporate Real Estate--and in any business function--it is become more and more important that we put the user (or consumer or buyer or business partner) in the center, not at the edges of what we design, build, and implement.

October 16, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Technology, and Applications for Corporate Real Estate

The hype surrounding cryptocurrencies reached global pitch with the value of Bitcoin increasing over 1,000% in the past few years. As speculators and investors cash-in on the rapid rise in the price of cryptocurrencies, the question remains as to whether there are there practical, real-world applications for this emerging technology? Many experts believe that the value of these 'digital coins' lies not in their purchasing power, but in the blockchain technology that powers their platform. As we look to what's next, Blockchain technology has applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) in that it provides a high degree of security for data in which various devices can interact. A diverse group of experts will look to exploit the uncertainties surrounding cryptocurrencies while uncovering practical applications for blockchain technology in corporate real estate.

October 16, 2018   |  2:15 - 3:15

Wellness in the Workplace: the Demand is Real

Wellness in the workplace is a major priority for corporate real estate. Organizations are increasingly offering wellness programs to attract top talent and retain the strongest employees. Wellness in the workplace is playing a much larger and broader role in how we think about real estate. In this roundtable discussion you'll find out what your peers are thinking; hear expert insights on using technology to improve workplace and personal wellness; and get tools to help you lead the wellness conversation in your organization.

October 17, 2018   |  08:30 - 09:30

The Coming Labor and Location Challenges posed by "Industry 4.0"

The fourth industrial revolution, often called "Industry 4.0", is a new era in which corporate activity is increasingly digital. Technological advances allow for more and faster data collection and analysis, wireless connectivity and mobility, automation, virtualization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and new human-machine interactions. As technology continues to evolve and the adoption rate of innovations increases, disruption to current workforces and future labor markets is expected to be one of the greatest challenges to predict, manage, and mitigate.

October 17, 2018   |  08:30 - 09:30

Nothing About the Way We Work Will Be Relevant Tomorrow

Work, workers and workplace are changing and now is the time to think deeply about the impact it will have on your business. How will shifts in technology, mobility, and workplace culture affect your organization's ability to succeed? We need an empowered, innovative workforce focused on doing impactful work, and systems that enable it.