CoreNet Global Summit, Madrid 2018
Madrid | 25 - 27 September 2018 | NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
Early Bird Rates Expire 4 June 2018

Sessions

Breakout Sessions

2018 EDUCATION TRACKS


Leadership Development - Leadership Development


Technology - Technology


Young Leader xChange - Young Leader xChange


26 September 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Artificial Intelligence and the Human Experience

Artificial Intelligence is bringing a new wave of change, often leaving workers wondering what it means for the future of their jobs. This session takes a look at how evolving technologies and new innovations are impacting work, workers and the workplace. The increased focus on and anticipation of AI is often resulting in decreased employee engagement and suffering performance. While there is a need to address the inevitable emergence of these new technologies, there is also a need to find ways to make the workplace a powerful asset for employees. This session will discuss emerging technology and review the impact technology has on the workplace, as well as identify design strategies that increase engagement despite the inevitability of change.

26 September 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Acting On Data: Improving Enterprise Performance

As a CRE (corporate real estate) practitioner, how do you keep pace with the shifting needs of leading global enterprises in emerging economic models? This panel of workplace experts from across the globe will bring to life the insights gathered from workplace performance data over 15 years.

26 September 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Embracing the Flexible Workspace

What is driving the demand for agile office solutions - is it just a response to market uncertainty or is this the operating model of the future for business of all sizes? Workspace as a service allows occupiers and landlords to focus on their core business activities and leave the management and curation of space to a third party with the management expertise and established supply chain to drive value.

26 September 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Creating World Class CRE Professionals: Identifying, Developing and Inspiring the Next Generation

Corporate Real Estate continues to be a dynamic, exciting and ever changing profession filled with a myriad of opportunities, uncertainties and challenges. Attracting talent, and then retaining it, becomes ever more difficult as technology shifts traditional job roles and creates new competition in employee sourcing between businesses.

26 September 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

Disruptive Design as a Tool for Change

In recent years, "disruption" has been a buzzword in the tech industry, but what does it actually mean, and how can it be applied to workplace design? How does one continue to create innovative solutions for a client, whilst reflecting their constantly evolving spirit? The answer lies in applying processes and drivers from the Tech Sector to the workplace. In a detailed case study, this session will explore a working relationship with Accenture Spain that drew on the "agile working" methodology developed in the tech world. A "let's risk together” approach, alongside multiple, regular interactions with the client, led to a powerful feedback loop, the co-creation of workplace design and real, lasting change. In this dynamic and interactive session, you will delve into the Accenture journey, from early Innovation Hub days to walking through Liquid Space Labs, bringing you up to date into an immersive tool for fueling creativity and driving recruitment.

26 September 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

Revolutionising the Future of Smart Buildings

Track: Technology
Turning United Technologies (UTC) vision of a cutting-edge, collaborative workplace, with a state-of-the-art customer showcase and conference center into a reality was not without its challenges. The rapid pace of technology required two global leaders, UTC and JLL, to think differently and look toward the future to develop a smart building that provides an employee-centered workplace, distinctive customer experience and a high-degree of performance and sustainability. Employing the latest IoT technologies, the new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings is an industry-leading example of how to design, develop and build a high-performance building. This timely case study provides an opportunity to learn practical insights in how to deliver a technologically advanced building with aggressive project timelines.

26 September 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

Delivering Cost Management through Strategic Partnerships

After an attempted acquisition, Unilever built a strong partnership approach wherein they shared objectives through a Joint Business Development Planning process. Unilever developed a global project called End to End (E2E) to be the engine room to drive this change. E2E captured the full spectrum of financial measures from the overall country financial performance and analysed how Workplace influenced this by FM financial performance. This approach has helped manage the FM cost base from both a demand and supply perspective. From demand, the workplace dashboards which simplify and summarise standards and performance. From the supply perspective, local FM managers can drill down into the non-financial performance measures to identify opportunities to optimise costs. By the end of this session, you’ll gain insights over what tools and techniques can be used to help Occupiers engage with the business to influence change, resulting in a CRE department that can be more proactive.

26 September 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

The Missing Link: The Quantifiable Impact of Real Estate Metrics on Employee Engagement

Workplace decisions are business decisions, not design decisions, and they must be based on evidence. A primary business need for all organizations is a highly engaged workforce. While it has always been believed that the workplace can contribute to raising engagement scores, there is now evidence to prove it. A new study with three leading edge, global companies - Thomson Reuters, Silicon Valley Bank and FTI Consulting - shows a correlation between actions that can be taken in the workplace and employee engagement scores will be shared.

26 September 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Workplace Design for Wellbeing

As designers help clients invest in healthy sustainable design strategies, there is a clear need to track and validate the impact of these design decisions to further launch a successful and financially viable movement. The World Green Building Council’s newest research of leading case studies on human health and wellbeing in green buildings will be covered in this session.

26 September 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

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. This workshop will focus on "customer centricity" and a methodology and process called design thinking that anyone can employ to be more innovative...without depending on those twice-in-a-lifetime "a-ha!" moments!

26 September 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

How Much Will Workplace Really Matter?

This workshop will explore the future impact of place on satisfaction, productivity and innovation. Is workplace culture more important than the design? Does tech help or hinder innovation? What trends are game changers and which are just fads? Designed to be a fully interactive session, research will be used to guide the debates and breakout sessions. Five subjects will be considered: Attracting and retaining superior talent; Stimulating Innovation; Increasing Efficiency; Promoting Knowledge Sharing; Strengthening "Brand Connection" or "Employee Engagement".

26 September 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Reduce real estate costs: Use IFRS16 to Your Advantage!

The accounting rule book that has framed leasing negotiations for 15 years will be ripped up as the IFRS16 lease accounting regulations come into effect on 1 January 2019. Gone will be the constraints that precluded buy-back options as well as the exclusion of specialised property. This session will explore how some corporates have already applied the new standards to re-gear their leases and consequently have achieved beneficial outcomes which includes a reduction of occupancy costs by 35%, and new office leases at levels 40% below market rent.

26 September 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Assume Nothing

Track: Technology
Discover how Facebook grew from a dorm room to a company of over 30,000 employees spread out over 34 countries around the world while staying true to its simple and functional office design principles. In 2015, Facebook opened its one-of-a-kind 2,800 single room, open plan building. The sequel to this building recently opened and holds 3,500 people in open plan. The final building of the series is slated to open in January 2020.

26 September 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Incubate to Accelerate

We live in an age of disruptive innovation. Established industries have been revolutioinised by technology driven start-ups. A growing number of major corporations are harnessing the potential of start-ups by creating corporate incubator programmes and innovation spaces. Incubators support start-ups at an early stage by giving them access to expertise, mentoring, physical workspace and sometimes investment. This session will delve into a case study of a corporate incubator programme with representatives from both the host incubator, and an 'incubatee' start-up company. The conversation will focus on what is driving the movement and the motivations for a corporate to set up their own incubator programme. The panel will discuss their motivations, successes, and lessons learned.

26 September 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Integrating FM into Corporate Real Estate Management at Bayer

With more than 1,000 sites in the Bayer Group, thousands of buildings and a two-digit million sq. mi. of building areas, the strategic management of Facility Management is a huge challenge for Bayer. As the company and its core businesses underwent changes in the last few years, it became a business need to address this challenge. Traditionally, the management of facilities occurred fully decentralized. Some initiatives had pointed to major potentials in creating a global, unified approach, and the Group's Senior Management decided to commission a Strategic Facility Management project owned by Bayer Real Estate, the global CREM unit of the Bayer Group.

26 September 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Improvisation and Dealing with Uncertainty in today's VUCA World

Track: Leadership
What exactly is VUCA and how does it impact us? Our current fast-paced world requires a different style of leadership than traditional management practices. This timely session will examine why that is and will provide practical techniques to adjust your leadership style to be more adaptive and agile. You will have the opportunity to use some improvisational exercises to build your muscles of quick decision making, leadership presence and confidence in a fun way.

27 September 2018   |  09:00 - 10:30

Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind: Transforming Uncertainty into Thriving Futures

How can we bring about new and thriving futures as we face complex global challenges in a rapidly changing and uncertain world? This is one of the most pressing questions in today's knowledge economy, in which innovation and disruptive change have become one of the key drivers for social, technological, economical, environmental, as well as political dynamics (STEEP framework). The future cannot be predicted; however, it can be anticipated and prepared for. This session will explore the connections between uncertainty and innovation and experiment with a selection of future-oriented scenario planning methods.

27 September 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Technology and the Applications for Corporate Real Estate

The hype surrounding cryptocurrencies has reached global pitch with the value of Bitcoin increasing over 1,000% in the past few years. As speculators & investors cash-in on the rapid rise in the price of cryptocurrencies, the question remains as to whether there might be practical, real-world application for this emerging technology. Many experts believe that the value of these new 'digital coins' lies not in their purchasing power, but in the blockchain technology that powers their platform. A blockchain is a list of records which are linked by protocols designed to ensure the security, authenticity and integrity of data. Blockchains can record transactions between two parties in a verifiable and permanent way, which could provide real application for the commercial real estate industry. Join this diverse group of industry experts as they look to exploit the uncertainties surrounding cryptocurrencies while uncovering practical applications for blockchain technology.

27 September 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Focus in the Modern Work Environment

You know the problem – swarms of distractions, constant interruptions, various tones chiming all around, the overloading of mental circuits, and frequent feelings of frustration at trying to get everything done well and on time. This is the modern context in which most of us work. Many report that it is difficult to focus at work, which is leading to feelings of being unsatisfied and reduced performance.

27 September 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

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

Track: Technology
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.

27 September 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

How will the Future of Flexible Workspace Redefine Corporate Real Estate?

Pioneered by start-ups, entrepreneurs and freelancers, a growing number of companies are exploring how to incorporate the flexible workspace concepts into CRE strategy. Coworking and flexible spaces are fast becoming critical components of wider portfolio strategy, but many questions remain. This session will examine the future of the sector, get beneath the headlines and ask searching questions of providers and senior Global CRE leaders. It will explore the future of coworking and flex space using data and proprietary research which shows the dramatic growth of the sector and provides future projections; the drivers of activity and the rapid innovation; new models of flexible space and end-user perspectives on this trend.

27 September 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Employee Experience: Proven Factors For A More Flexible Workplace

More and more workplaces are moving to a flexible working structure with the hope of providing employees with an effective workplace that actually works. But how does a move to flexible working impact a sense of community at work? Is it able to cater for all employees regardless of role complexity and is flexible working truly able to support a high-quality employee experience?

27 September 2018   |  10:15 - 11:00

How Cisco Uses Data Science to Enhance Employee Experience

Track: Technology
Creating an exceptional user experience within the workplace is becoming increasingly important to drive employee productivity, engagement and change acceptance. During this session Cisco’s team will share how they are taking workplace analytics to the next level by putting people at the center and integrating data across CRE, HR, and IT to understand employee experience, identify global trends, and predict future work patterns.

27 September 2018   |  10:15 - 11:00

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Merging Physical and Virtual Worlds

At the advent of the experience economy, Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation of a real life environment and it is already impacting the acquisition, design, construction and management of real estate. Augmented Reality (AR) the projection of computer-generated enhancements on top of an existing environment is coming fast. Some experts predict full integration into commercial real estate within a few years.

27 September 2018   |  11:15 - 12:15

Be Your Best Under Duress

Track: Leadership
Discover how to “be your best” while confronted with stressful situations. During this session you will examine the triggers of stress and theories of fear avoidance. The “SCARF” model will be used to illustrate which situations put us under pressure and trigger physical anxiety effects. As a result of this session you will gain practical strategies and techniques to help you cope with unleashed stress/anxiety. Margo McClimans will walk you through interactive exercises that give a new twist on two familiar strategies; breathing and body posture.

27 September 2018   |  11:15 - 12:15

The Hundred Year Life

Does living to 100 excite you or fill you full of dread? In a 'hundred year life' health matters more than ever. Emerging evidence suggest that people are living longer and predict that a child born in 2007 has a 50% chance of living to 104 years old. How will you spend all these extra years and what impact will the buildings an d healthy habits have on your ability to live a productive and fulfilling life? This new opportunity is countered by the emergence of lifestyle disease including stress which has the potential to limit our productive years.

27 September 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

Filling the Void: A Post-Coworking Environment

Coworking has evolved from its founding principles to become a successful real estate solution, in particular for organizations that require growth flexibility. "Filling the Void" identifies a gap in the market between organizations that have reached organizational maturity beyond coworking, but cannot navigate the complex tenancy agreements, long leasing terms and intricacies of fitting their own space.