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


Brady, Londy

National Director, Project and Development Services, JLL

Cantor, Jennifer

Director of Global Business Operations, Cisco Systems

Jennifer Cantor is a Director of Global Operations for Cisco’s Workplace Resources organisation. This group manages Cisco’s global real estate portfolio of 23M sq ft, supports all energy management and sustainability efforts, and delivers onsite facility and employee convenience services at over 400 locations.

In this role, Jennifer is responsible for developing the strategy, accelerating technology adoption, and ensuring that the Workplace Resources organisation operates as efficiently and effectively as possible. She leads the data analytics, technology, talent management, organisation design, business reviews, and organisational communication.

Carroll, Tom

Head of EMEA Corporate Research, JLL

Head of EMEA Corporate research at JLL. Responsible for supporting the growth strategy of JLL's EMEA and UK Corporate business through the provision of best in class research in six areas: market research, industry sector research, thought leadership, business development support, profile and platform speaking, and regular presentation engagement with clients.

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Catchlove, Mark

Director – Insight Group EMEA, Herman Miller Ltd

Mark has been employed in the office interiors industry for over 30 years, working on projects with many leading public and private organisations. 

Mark is responsible for sharing Herman Miller’s Insights into the latest thinking in workplace design and related issues.

He has delivered more than 400 seminars around the world.

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Chevez, Agustin  

Senior Researcher, HASSELL

As an Architect and academic Agustin has dedicated his career to understanding the notion of work and environments that best support our working lives. He is driven to discover how work has shaped our civilization and given purpose to our existence. Agustin’s interest in the relationship between people, space and technology saw him pursue a PhD on the evolution of workplace architecture at RMIT University. His work has been presented at various international forums and publications. Agustin is a Senior Researcher at HASSELL and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre For Design Innovation at Swinburne University.


Culver, Kathleen

Enterprise Architect, Nokia

Gall, Catherine

Director of Research, Steelcase

A French native who has studied and worked in 5 countries, Catherine Gall has been conducting user-centered workplace research for more than 15 years and has created the Steelcase Research Practice in Europe in 2004. A creative design thinker, she is passionate about innovation and experience design and is constantly seeking to understand the interplay of space, technology and behaviours. What is getting her most excited lately are recent discoveries about connections between the brain and the body that have significant implications for creativity, learning and focus in the workplace. She is a visiting professor at IE University in Madrid and regularly contributes to conferences and publications on the topic of workplace research.

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Gerard Hoendervanger, Jan

Senior Researcher & Lecturer, Hanzehogeschool

Jan Gerard Hoendervanger works as a senior researcher and lecturer at Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Groningen, the Netherlands. Within ‘NoorderRuimte’, Centre of Research and Innovation for Built Environment, he collaborates with practitioners, students, and researchers from various disciplines. Key themes in his work are: healthy workplace, workspace design, Corporate Real Estate Management, and New Ways of Working. In his PhD research, a co-creation of Hanze UAS, University of Groningen, and NWO, he analyses psychological aspects of activity-based work environments. He has a background as a management consultant and studying Management Science at the University of Twente.

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Gladwish, Luke

Associate Director, Pepper Property

Associate Director of Pepper’s Workplace and Project Advisory team. Luke is responsible for providing impartial, expert advice to corporate occupiers on workplace strategy, design and use -including due diligence, project governance and engaging ‘best in class’ consultant teams to deliver outputs. Luke has vast experience in project delivery across property and infrastructure sectors in public and private sectors.

Gray, Whitney

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Delos

Dr. Gray oversees health research and development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design.

She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies, with research interests that include the development of innovative and sustainable design strategies, processes, and products.

Dr. Gray co-founded the NIH Health in Buildings Roundtable, supports AIA, ULI, and EDRA. She received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, BA in Public Health Studies from The Johns Hopkins University, and the first public health professional to become LEED AP.

Hallissey, Andrew

Global Director - Client Solutions Hong Kong, CBRE

Andrew Hallissey is a Global Director in CBRE's Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) division. Andrew is based in CBRE’s New York city office and has responsibility for the design, implementation and management of real estate solutions for CBRE’s largest corporate clients.   In addition to managing many of CBRE’s North American based strategic client relationships, Andrew also provides global oversight for a range of CBRE’s Asian and European based corporate clients.  Andrew’s client and market focused responsibility covers all CBRE’s geographic regions – Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, in addition to CBRE’s primary occupier focused service lines of portfolio strategy, transaction management, portfolio management, facilities management, project management and workplace consulting. 

Harbinson, Edward

Corporate Marketing Manager, The Instant Group

Katsikakis, Despina

Global Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield

For more than 30 years Katsikakis has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative business environments and exemplary real estate developments worldwide.

As Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Occupier Business Performance, she provides input across the firm’s global business on the rapidly-changing context of work and its impact on employee engagement, productivity and wellbeing. With these factors increasingly determining the leasing decisions of leading corporations, Katsikakis’ unrivalled insight on the future of work benefits occupier clients – as well as the building owners and landlords seeking to attract them – through repositioning real estate to drive top line performance.

During her career Katsikakis has advised some of the world’s biggest companies, including Google, Unilever, BP, GSK and Microsoft, on how best to achieve tangible business goals through their workplaces. She has been instrumental in developing the vision and research to futureproof commercial developments around the world, most recently London’s TwentyTwo, the progressive 1.3m sq ft office development currently under construction in the City of London and Europe’s first major WELL-certified new-build project.
She serves on the advisory board of Delos™, the pioneers of Wellness Real Estate™ and founders of the WELL Building Standard and regularly lectures around the world, writes and contributes to media, research and publications on the future of the workplace.

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Krabbe, Frederic

Project Manager – Strategic Facility Management, Bayer Real Estate GmbH

Lunny, Chris

Director of Operations – Global Facilities and Real Estate, Facebook

Chris oversees Facebook’s global real estate portfolio. Prior to working at Facebook, Chris worked as a Director of Real Estate at Sybase looking after its Asia Pacific real estate. Chris is a licensed attorney with degrees in business, philosophy and cooking. He lives in Mill Valley with his wife, daughter and dog Ludwig.

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McClimans, Margo

Leadership and Intercultural Coach and Trainer, Coaching Without Borders

Margo McClimans is a Certified executive coach, trainer, speaker, author. Margo designs and delivers leadership development training, intercultural communication and diversity training. 1:1 coaching for executives and individuals, as well as team coaching and workshop facilitation. She is the author of the book The Four Channels: A Businesswoman's Guide to Cracking Confidence.  Margo works with managers from Global 500 organizations to develop their “soft skills”. Her clients build self-awareness and develop leadership skills such as motivation, conflict management, influencing, creating high performing teams, active listening, asserting, dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty, personal confidence, change management, coaching, performance management, and more.  Margo has worked with over 2000 managers from all levels, including managing director and country CEO level, hailing from over 60 nations. She works in English or Italian, has a partial working knowledge of French and German and can read and write Arabic.  Her company is Coaching Without Borders GmbH and she works with a network of over 2 dozen coaches located across the globe to deliver customized training programs and coaching in a variety of languages and locations.


Munoz, Elvira

Director of Interior Design CE, AECOM

Oldman, Tim

CEO, Leesman

As the Founder of Leesman, Tim sought to offer the property market the first truly independent, unified and standardized pre and post occupancy evaluation tool. The Leesman Index is now broadly recognized as the first initiative to offer clients a dynamic occupier satisfaction-benchmarking tool, where the absolute consistency of data collection provides an ever-richer resource of comparative data. This is now quite simply the largest research project of its kind ever undertaken. As CEO, Tim is responsible for the creative and strategic development of the Leesman brand here and internationally, and for exploring the opportunities to develop parallel focused products for the Higher Education and Healthcare markets.

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Perske, Keith

Leader, Workplace Innovation, Americas, Colliers International

Keith Perske has spent a career at the intersection where the evolving nature of work collides with the traditional, rigid work environment.  Keith leads the Workplace Innovation consulting practice for Colliers international where he helps clients create environments that engage employees, drive culture, promote wellness, enable productivity leading to competitive advantage.  Previously, he was the global leader for Workplace Innovation at Johnson & Johnson where he lead a team to develop and implement a new set of workplace principles for the company’s 60 mil SF portfolio.  He has been a VP at HOK Architects and at Home Savings of America (Chase) and he ran his own workplace consulting practice (now sold).  He spent nine years with Sun Microsystems when they built the largest alternative work program on the planet.  Keith is a speaker (SXSW, TEDx, CoreNet, IFMA, IAMC, CoREtech), educator (CoreNet Global) and writer on the power of place to make people’s work lives better.

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Rothe, Peggie

Development Director, Leesman

Peggie is Development Director at Leesman, where her role includes leading the research undertaken on the world’s largest independent workplace effectiveness database. Before joining the company in 2014, she was a researcher at Aalto University (Finland) with a focus on CRE and workplace management. She has published her findings in many peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at several academic and industry conferences.

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Sargent, Kay

Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK

A recognized expert in workplace design and strategy, Kay has spent more than 30 years optimizing global real estate portfolios and creating innovative work environments for Fortune 500 companies. As director of HOK’s WorkPlace practice, Kay helps companies identify their unique organizational DNA, align space with business goals, and develop and deliver the workplace of the future across continents. Kay serves on the CoreNet Global Board and the National ASID Foundation Board of Trustees. A co-founder of the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries community and founding member of Upward’s DC chapter, Kay is also on the advisory board of Work Design Magazine.

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Spilger, Alex

Senior Vice President, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Alex Spilger is Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield where he focuses on the intersection of sustainability, technology and innovation within the Commercial Real Estate sector.  He has consulted with technology clients such as Google, Salesforce, Adobe and Genentech among others and was an early adopter of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. 

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Stone, Matthew

Head of Long Income, M&G Real Estate

Tenanes, John

Vice President - Facilities, Culinary and Security, Facebook

John Tenanes is the Vice President of Global Facilities and Real Estate at Facebook where he oversees worldwide operations for real estate, culinary and security.  He is a licensed architect with more than 30 years’ experience with leading Silicon Valley companies including Oracle, Siebel and Sun Microsystems.  His passion for architecture has led to a career where he uses his broad expertise to help lead the creation of high quality, sustainable buildings.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute in Massachusetts.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.  He lives in Palo Alto with his wife Becky and in his free time enjoys cooking, and of course being on Facebook.

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van Wyk , Bertie 

Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller Ltd

Bertie started with Herman Miller in 2006 after completing 2 degrees in International Business & Marketing. His contributions covered multiple departments within Herman Miller including Global Marketing, Business Development and Dealer Management. Bertie created marketing campaigns across Europe, Middle East & Africa and traveled extensively. Bertie shares Herman Miller Insights across the European region in conferences as well as client workshops.


Vowles, Mark

Director of Workplace Innovations and Operations, Unilever

Williams, Eli

Account Director, UTC Building Solutions Group

Yearley, Alister

New Business Account Manager, Cushman & Wakefield LLP UK

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • Appreciate the growing phenomena of incubator programmes. Understand what the corporate drivers are for starting an incubator programme and what the benefits are to both the corporate host and the start-up incubatee.
  • Assess the value of starting an incubator programme with a specific case study of how it has been done well and what value was brought to the host corporate.
  • Gain a practical framework for considering your own incubator programme what to do, what not to do, and what ˜bear traps’ to avoid. 

Young, Duncan

Head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, Lend Lease

Duncan is the head of workplace health & wellbeing for Lend Lease’s new global head office at Barangaroo, Sydney and consults to external business wanting to develop their own health & productivity strategies. Interest in Health & Wellbeing of employees continues to grow as businesses acknowledge its impact on attraction and retention of employees, a major cost of running a business. This is an emerging field that fills in the gaps between physical green buildings and maximising employee performance.

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