CoreNet Global Summit, Singapore 2018
Singapore | 12-15 March 2018 | Ritz Carlton Millenia
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Brodie, Shaun

Head of Occupier Research, Greater China, Cushman & Wakefield

Shaun produces a variety of property research material for DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield, including white papers on China’s property market, tailored property market research reports, property market introductions and updates for clients and regular quarterly, biannual and annual DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield property market publications. In addition, Shaun writes property market related articles for trade publications, magazines and newspapers and is often a speaker at property seminars and conferences. Shaun has a MSc in Surveying from the University of Reading and is both a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Builder.

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Burns, Caroline

Managing Director, Workplace Revolution

Caroline is widely recognised as a leader in the workplace and real estate profession, and her extensive experience living and working across Asia is sought out by clients and colleagues. 

Caroline’s 20 years of entrepreneurial business leadership and consulting experience have led her to successfully establish and grow professional practices within multinational firms and as new start-ups.  Her strategic, nuanced perspectives are valued by clients and colleagues, and increasingly sought-after by the upcoming generation of young industry professionals who she enjoys coaching guiding through their career choices.

Caroline has also served on several private company and professional boards, including currently as a non-executive board director for CoreNet Global, the leading professional association for corporate real estate executives.

Her client experience ranges across banking and finance, technology, pharmaceutical, energy and resources, legal and professional services, consumer goods and public sector in Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Caroline brings this leadership experience, reputation, deep industry knowledge and passion to her role as Managing Director and Founder of Workplace Revolution, building the core team and Community of Partners across the region. 

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Chiang, Derrick

CEO, Padang & Co

At Padang & Co, Derrick connects corporates and government with the start-up community to transform how they interact with their customers and reach new markets through innovation. As operator of the LEVEL 3 workspace, Padang & Co aim to build and grow a vibrant, dynamic and innovative start-up ecosystem within Unilever through community engagement events and activities such as roundtables, talks, networking drinks and mentoring initiatives.

Chong, Erwin

Senior VP / Head, Corporate Real Estate Strategy & Administration (CRESA), DBS Bank Ltd.

Erwin Chong is currently the Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration for DBS Bank Ltd. DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 250 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. 

Erwin manages all corporate real estate owned or leased properties across all markets and regions the bank operates in, and manages a team of 80 professionals in Real Estate strategy and transactions, project management and facilities management. Erwin was previously with Citi, for 9 years, and was the head of its Singapore Corporate Real Estate team. Prior to Citi, Erwin was a project manager with Jones Lang LaSalle in Singapore.

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Chua, Ming Lee

Head of Account Management and Service Lines, Global Occupier Services, APAC, Cushman & Wakefield

Corbett, John

Head of Asia Pacific & Japan, APJC Workplace Resources, Cisco Systems

Having formally entered the real estate industry in the early 90s as a real estate Valuer, John’s career journey has intersected several associated disciplines including agency, real estate finance and corporate real estate advocacy, before working full time for Cisco in 2005 where was responsible for Cisco’s real estate delivery across the wider APJ region which scaled to circa 6 million sqft.

As recently as 2014, John’s Cisco career advanced to a more diversified role where he now leads a multitude of interconnecting corporate real estate disciplines within Cisco’s Workplace Resources organization, which finds itself at an interesting place within Cisco’s IOT strategy with the convergence of workplace technologies and real estate strategy.

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Couse, Anthony

Chief Executive Officer, JLL

Anthony Couse is CEO of JLL Asia Pacific with overall responsibility for the company's operations in the region, comprising 36,000 employees working in 92 offices across 16 countries.

He has 29 years’ experience in the real estate industry of which 23 have been in Asia.

Prior to becoming Asia Pacific CEO in June 2016, Mr Couse spent 10 years in China as Managing Director of JLL's business in Shanghai and Eastern China.

Mr. Couse holds a degree from the University of London and has completed an executive education programme at INSEAD, France. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Dery, Kristine

Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR). Kristine leads MIT CISR’s research on the Digital Workplace, Employee Experience and Talent for Digital. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, she examines how top performing organizations: (1) design and manage the digital workplace to deliver greater employee experience (and consequently, greater business value), and (2) build competitive workplaces that attract and foster talent in the digital era. This work stems from a longer term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has generated publications on mobile connectivity, the strategic impact of human resource information systems, gamification and recruitment, and the management of remote workers. She is regularly a key note speaker for industry and has designed and delivered numerous MIT Executive Education courses based around her research and the broader MIT CISR research on digital disruption.

Prior to joining CISR, Kristine was at the University of Sydney where she was a leading researcher on two Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects: Human Resource Information Systems and the Strategic Significance of the HR Function, and New Technology and Talent Acquisition in Australian Professional Services Firms. These projects and other research resulted in publications in journals such as MISQE, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Organizational Dynamics. She designed and taught post-graduate and MBA courses in Human Resource Information Systems and Management Communication, together with a range of Executive Education seminars.

She co-founded the Digital Disruption Research Group in Sydney and has previously held management roles in the tourism, hotel and airline industries in Australia, NZ and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Auckland, an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.


Dutt, Sanjay

CEO, Operations & Private Funds, Ascendas-Singbridge India

Mr Sanjay Dutt is the CEO- Operations and Private Funds of Ascendas-Singbridge India.

Sanjay has over 22 years of experience in the real estate business in India and spearheaded major strategies across cities. As CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge's India Operations and Private Funds, Sanjay is involved in strategic planning and in expanding and enhancing the Group's portfolio of assets in the country. His role is to develop and manage commercial real estate developments and investments under private funds and Group's balance sheet, which includes IT parks/ SEZ's, Industrial and Integrated Developments.

Sanjay was previously the Managing Director of India at Cushman & Wakefield, where he used to provide end-to-end real estate solutions across State government and State owned entities, Occupiers, Developers and Investors. The businesses include Research, Valuation, Strategic Consulting, Transaction Services, Project Management and Asset Management Services.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2012, he was the CEO Business with Jones Lang Lasalle (2008 – 2012). Earlier in his career, Sanjay also worked for Cushman & Wakefield (2001 – 2008) and CBRE (1996 - 2001). He also had a short stint working in the logistics sector in the late 1980s, as an entrepreneur.

Sanjay holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Accounting & Business Management from Delhi University, India and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Human Resource from the International Management Institute, New Delhi, India. He was awarded Fellowship by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and is Past Chair for CORENET, India Chapter.​


Freeman, Mark

Senior Manager, Global Dining, Microsoft

Mark Freeman is responsible for feeding the employees of Microsoft on a global scale. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his 40-year career in the food business. He is an innovator and considered a leader in the onsite foodservice industry. His leadership has taken the program down many different paths including growing their own lettuce, supporting local farms and farmers, and an active member of the Slow Food Nation. Technology is always a part of the program, which allows Freeman to support the constant integration of Microsoft’s products.

Guerpillon, Barbara

Head of Unilever Foundry SEAA, Unilever

Hadjkali, Nabila

Global Head, Data Governance and Management, Corporate Solutions, JLL

Hessing, Tica

Human Geographer & Urban Planner, Strategic Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield

Tica is a Human Geographer & Urban Planner in the Strategic Consulting team at Cushman & Wakefield. She worked as a location analyst in Amsterdam before transferring to Sydney. Tica has advised corporate clients in finance, technology and government to develop real estate and workplace strategies across Australia.

Tica is one of the Leaders of Tomorrow at Cushman & Wakefield, A Young Leader of Corenet and a volunteer in the Property Industry Foundation. She has published articles about workplace performance and the future of work, and spoken at industry forums.

Being a millennial herself, and Dutch, Tica doesn’t mince words. Her passion and curiosity about the future is infectious. “If you want to be prepared for the new world of work, you have to imagine it first”.


Ho, HoChun

Global Head, Data Governance and Management, Corporate Solutions, JLL

HoChun Ho oversees global data governance and management for the Corporate Solutions business line at JLL. The scope includes data standards and stewardship, master data management, data quality, meta-data management and the overall data roadmap. He also mentors JLL and its clients on overall enterprise data strategy to leverage industry best practices and leading edge technology in enterprise information management, business intelligence and big data.  

HoChun has more than 28 years of data management experience, across banking, insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, research, telecommunication, media and e-commerce. He has implemented data governance, architecture, integration and business intelligence in Fortune 100 organizations.  HoChun is a board member of OSCRE.


Lawford, James

Director of Real Estate, Johnson & Johnson

Lubis, Tondy

APAC Regional Workplace Leader, LinkedIn

As APAC Regional Workplace Leader for LinkedIn, Tondy Lubis, CFM, LEED AP, focuses on creating workplaces that translate the company's vision, mission and business objectives. His interest and research is on coping with individual differences in the workplace strategy, design and operation, believing that workplace should be able to accommodate everyone's needs, not to generalize everyone and to design/operate workplace as if everyone is the same.

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Rush, Adam

Regional Director Consulting, Greater China, Cushman & Wakefield

Zialcita, Sigrid

Managing Director/Head of Research and Advisory Services for the Asia Pacific Region, Cushman & Wakefield

Sigrid is responsible for leading a group that provides thought leadership across 15 countries in Asia Pacific.  Based in Singapore, she is a frequent speaker at industry events hosted by CoreNet, BOMA, American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, ICSC, and Property Guru among others.  Her commentary on real estate markets is regularly featured in a wide array of global publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, New York Times and Reuters. Additionally, she has made several television appearances on financial networks and radio such as CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, National Public Radio and Channel News Asia.