CoreNet Global Summit, Singapore 2018
Singapore | 12-15 March 2018 | Ritz Carlton Millenia
Don't miss corporate real estate's must-attend event!

Sessions

Breakout Sessions

2018 EDUCATION TRACKS


Leadership Development - Leadership Development


Technology - Technology


Young Leader xChange - Young Leader xChange


March 14, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Opening General Session: When Machines Do Everything

Artificial Intelligence has left the laboratory (and the movie lot) and is in your building. It's in your home. It's in your office. From Alexa to Nest to Siri to Uber to Waze, we are surrounded by smart machines running on incredibly powerful and self-learning software platforms. And this, is just the beginning. The Internet of Things is already reshaping the way we interact with our world. Minute by minute, machines are doing more and more of the work we perform today. When machines do everything, what are you going to do? Our opening keynote speaker is the world renowned futurist Ben Pring who will guide the audience on how to succeed in the next phase of the digital economy. He is the co-author of the new book, What To Do When Machines Do Everything, and the award-winning and best-selling book, Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of Things, People, and Organizations Are Changing the Rules of Business.

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

The Nature of Adaptive Change Leadership

Change is never easy. In our roles, we are often asked to ‘fix’ a problem, when we know it’s not about a new structure or a new set up. Often the success of the change execution requires a new way of looking and doing by everyone involved. This session highlights the different natures of technical vs. adaptive challenges making us more aware of the needs for adaptive work where it’s complex, multi-factorial and there is no single answer. Rather it is typically more about trade-offs which are by their nature ‘grey’. Adaptive challenges have multiple competing forces, and often involve a major human component. This session will help you lead adaptive changes and explore the answer to: “How can I mobilise my organisation to adapt its behaviours in order to thrive in new business environments?”

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Transformational Strategies for Global Real Estate Today

Verizon Global Real Estate has energized its portfolio by identifying new workplace strategies to both optimise and monetize the portfolio. The strategies are allowing the company to reposition itself to support 4 generations in the workplace. Insightful and practical, John will share strategies that have optimised the Verizon portfolio and increased shareholder value.

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Occupant-Driven Technologies for Showcasing Workplace Performance

Although we've anticipated intelligent buildings for a number of years, the technology to collect real-time information and user feedback is finally here. Is our industry leveraging these perspectives to design and operate responsive spaces? Driven by sustainability and wellness goals and occupant expectations, cutting edge organizations are starting to explore the best ways to allow for real-time dynamic operation of buildings that incorporate and respond to the occupant perspective. By exploring the use of occupant-centric technology in the workplace, this session will showcase how spatial and social data can help both build the business case for and measure the success of more people-centric environments. The diverse panel will present case material and research results of occupant-centered technology as a tool for navigating facilities management effectively. The panelists will share observations of HP's new Singapore office and Comfy client sites.

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Step aside Silicon Valley: The Most Innovative PropTech Startups will come from Asia

Technology's ability to transform and turn an established industry upside down is both revered and feared. For many tech innovators and entrepreneurs, real estate represents the next big opportunity. Following the FinTech revolution, entrepreneurs and investors alike are looking to disrupt the real estate industry, sparking the rise of PropTech. Unlike trends seen in North America and Europe, PropTech can be seen in Asia as robustly differently due to the dynamics of the Asian property market. This is also due to a number of factors including the rapid growth of the real estate industry, the widespread adoption of smartphone technology, and the large pool of venture capital funds looking to invest in Asia. Research reveals that 61% of the US$7.9 billion invested in PropTech worldwide over the last four years has been in Asia. In this session, experienced CRE leaders as well as leaders from the tech industry discuss three key topics: their vision on how PropTech will impact the CRE world; up-and-coming types of property technologies; and the future of PropTech global hub locations.

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Culture by Design - a CRE Story (Wednesday)

How do you build lasting change within a company culture that already contains toxic or pre embedded methods that keep the culture stagnant and has created uniformity among colleagues? Shifting the mindset of a corporate culture is not impossible. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” is a famous quotation attributed to the late business management guru Peter Drucker, and what better example that proves this than how DBS Bank Ltd. has been building lasting change from within. Join Erwin Chong for an interactive discussion that explores the role that you, as a CRE professional, can play in building and changing culture. Participate in a hands-on, interactive process to unlock the tools you’ll be able to use to help transform the culture within your company.

March 14, 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

Executive Track - Geopolitics: How the World is Changing – and what it means for Corporate Real Estate

Today’s business environment is characterized by complexity, uncertainty, and speed of change. Peter Mumford, who leads Eurasia Group's Southeast Asia practice, will provide a fascinating look into what’s happening in Asia as he examines geopolitical events and provides a risk assessment of the year ahead. Gain an insiders perspective of hot spots, flash points and key changes taking place that will influence various countries’ potential as locations for business investment and new corporate facilities.

March 14, 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

New Collaboration Experiences: Powered by Technology

Collaboration results from shared experiences, powered by both the physical and digital. New experiences will be made possible by the emergence of an array of technologies involving smart machines, insight engines, digital workplace graphs, mobile messaging, bots, beacons, wearables, next generation electronic whiteboards, and so on. Organisations are reassessing the tools to improve how their employees work and collaborate. What will these experiences be like? What will your clients expect from IT and CRE to make these experiences come alive?

March 14, 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

When Machines Do Everything What Will Corporate Real Estate Look Like?

What to do when Machines do Everything" co-written by IoT thought leader Ben Pring with Paul Roehrig and Malcolm Frank is an action oriented book containing key steps for assessing the opportunity and implementing artificial intelligence into organisations. In this session, Ben will focus on ideas taken from the book that specifically apply to Corporate Real Estate (CRE). Joined by AI experts Ayesha Khanna and Kaiesh Vohra, CRE technologist Nigel O’Neill and workplace expert Peter Andrew this dynamic panel of technology and CRE innovators will explain and further illustrate exactly what these transitions look like and what other trends organisations should be aware of. Together they will expand the conversation to include topics like how might places need to change in the future, and how will Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things change workplaces and the CRE industry. This session will provide immediate and actionable ideas for you to apply.

March 14, 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

Johnson & Johnson APAC Real Estate: Enabling the Business in a Hyper-Dynamic Region

How do you embrace and protect 130 years of decentralized management, yet leverage real estate as a key business service to drive growth in a hyper-dynamic region? Johnson & Johnson (J&J) moved from a decentralized real estate advisory group to an enterprise focused, globally deployed organization by transforming four key areas: Accountability, Authority, Funding, and Talent, underpinned by a strategic plan to drive the business forward. This transformation has enabled key growth drivers in the Asia Pacific region: Acquisitions, Divestitures, Site consolidations, and the transformation into world class workplace environments in our pursuit to be the healthiest company in the world. This discussion will focus on how the J&J real estate team enabled growth for the company in the Asia Pacific region, and leveraged these experiences as an example exported to J&J global.

March 14, 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

The Novartis Transformation Journey to Activity-Based Working

Engage in a very interactive session using creative play and a quiz- game approach to understand the failures and successes of Novartis' journey to transform itself inside out. From Sydney to Europe, reaching deeper into employees' ways of working, HR, culture building blocks and overall business strategy, you will discover meaningful insights relevant for real estate and design. The case studies will share how the journey to activity-based working has changed the ways that teams work and interact with each other- and uncovered gaps and opportunities to drive a radically different approach to problem solving and creativity - all supporting Novartis' vision.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Employee Experience in the Digital Workplace - What is It, and Does It Actually Matter?

There is a huge amount of noise out there regarding the debate between employee engagement and employee experience. But what is employee experience, and what is employee experience and how important it is for organisational success? Are they the same? Or are they two different things? What do either of them mean within the context of digital organisations and/or those trying to transform and be successful in the digital age? And how influential is the physical environment in regards to its impact on both employee engagement and the employee experience? Evidence is emerging that digital transformation initiatives are most successful when important elements such as a clear vision and strategic leadership, effective systems and processes, a culture of sharing, continuous learning and feedback, and potentially the physical environment are all aligned. This discussion draws on recently published global academic research and a range of different perspectives from human resources, executive leadership, and workplace stewardship to discuss and debate employee experience.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Technology Enables the Workplace of the Future-Now!

People share a home, a car, a ride to work, etc. however, they are still reluctant to share a desk! This is every CRE’s challenge. ABW is changing the way we work but very often even a good change management program needs something else to sustain the change to mitigate a return to old workplace habits. Using a real life case study, learn how Cisco has approached this challenge by leveraging technology conveniences to enable and sustain an agile workplace environment to drive workplace behavioral change, evidenced by measurable results.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Buckle up for the Belt and Road Initiative

The $8 trillion question: "What is the Belt and Road initiative?" It's a confusing name, but it could turn out to be the largest ever infrastructure project with close to a trillion dollars being invested across the globe. The much-talked-about Belt and Road (B&R) initiative is a massive infrastructure and economic development plan put forward by President Xi Jinping. At an estimated investment cost of up to US$8 trillion, the initiative centres on connectivity and cooperation between China and Eurasian countries via the overland "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road". Since its announcement in 2013, the B&R initiative has garnered a huge amount of interest in China and across the globe. Countless governments, Chinese corporates and overseas-based corporates have all expressed a willingness to get involved in this massive infrastructure plan, which will be built to ease connectedness and better facilitate global trade. When pieced together, the B&R initiative will be one of the largest trade collaboration schemes the world has seen for many years.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Get Smart: Take Advantage of the Smart Cities

'Smart' cities, precincts, and buildings are drawing both tech companies and large corporations to specific locations, with many forces pulling in coworking space to join the party. Many are now looking to coworking space as the solution to flexible space for the more 'tech-focused' teams within their workforce who require the tech vibe. Digging deeper what does this mean for the rest of the portfolio? Research has shown that companies are using coworking space as a platform to drive innovation, secure access to talent pools and increase cost flexibility. What this also means is that CRE professionals of the same companies are now required to engage with a whole new suite of services related to coworking spaces. The opportunity for the next generation of CRE professionals now lies in curating clusters for their employees, clients and guests that integrate the human experience with data-driven services and smart technologies. The panel will debate the extent to which these changes in location and space provisions impact parts of their organizations, and the steps that should be taken for the remaining parts of their portfolio to reap the benefits of these 'smart' cities.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Design Your Life and Career

When we have a clear vision of the future, we tend to get pulled towards that future, thus helping us to manifest it - effortlessly, naturally. This principle was brought to life in individuals, organizations and communities through a process called Appreciative Inquiry, through research at the Case Western Reserve University. They are used in change management, coaching and community engagement. As a world-view, practicing this process has the process to transform your life to one or appreciation and positivity. In this session you will get a taste of this process - by discovering your strengths, values and root causes of your success. You will get to think about your ideal life/career, as a first step to make it happen.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

The Green Way to Delectable Dining (Wednesday)

How would you feed more than 40,000 people a day, on a campus that spans more than 500 acres, 90 different dining locations, with food that is healthful, delicious, and sourced locally while also employing the most sustainable business practices possible? And while you're at it, what about limiting your carbon footprint and sending nearly zero waste to the local landfills? It's no small feat, but Microsoft is doing it every day at campus in Redmond, Washington. Join Mark Freeman, Sr. Manager Global Dining Services at Microsoft as he discusses the challenges and solutions to feeding a small city of techies daily, while staying true to Microsoft's mission to minimize its environmental impact. Innovative and resourceful Microsoft is growing their own food right on campus with indoor "farmlands" for the ultimate in locally-sourced foods, purchasing from local farms, and integrated it’s delicious from-scratch cooking Ingredient Revolution program. In this fascinating session you’ll discover how Microsoft has redefined the corporate dining experience with a focus on sustainability and a lower carbon footprint.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Achieving Work-Life Balance

People say work-life balance is a myth in today’s ever changing business context. In a VUCA environment where Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity are the norms, how can you achieve an effective balance between work and life? How is stress formed and how can you best deal with it? These are the questions that frequently pop up. This session will explore what work-life balance means for you, what gives you energy in life and what drains it, as well as the techniques to best handle stress. The power is in our own hands, although sometimes we don’t realise it.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Space as a Service: Alternative Models of Office Workspace Procurement

Technology has changed the way people work. The digitisation of the procurement and operation of workspace is democratising the market, offering choice and increasing speed to market. Recent JLL research shows that 75% of occupier searches for office space now start online. Tremendous changes are occurring as a result of the need for flexible leasing. This session will focus on a case study of AMEX in Kuala Lumpur, where the Instant Group has delivered an innovative space for 1,000 employees. This project which is the first of kind in Asia-Pacific examines how AMEX took a space, which then was leased and managed by The Instant Group on their behalf under a tri-partite agreement between the landlord, AMEX and Instant. The session will explore the challenges behind this process, the solution and whether it is part of a new dynamic between landlords and occupiers.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

A Day in the Life of 2040’s Workforce

Journey into 2040 with Tica, a millennial, who will share her experience of a typical workday. Starting in her smart home, joining on the daily commute, and going into the smart office you’ll experience the world through her eyes. What will it be like when over 60% of the world’s population live in cities, when mobility is the norm, and the Monday to Friday workweek is a thing of the past? What are the implications for real estate? How will we want to work? How can we build workplaces for the user in a world where work, shop and play is blurred? How will we navigate spaces in the future? And what does this mean for commercial real estate? To build a better future, we have to imagine it first.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Discover the Innovation Factory!

We live in an age of disruptive innovation. Established industries and incumbent corporations across the world have seen agile, technology-enabled start-ups revolutionise their markets. How can today's industry leaders fight to stay ahead against small, fast and smart competitors? Disruptive innovation is firmly on the C-Suite agenda yet innovation does not come naturally to most companies. As start-ups increasingly display the fastest pace of innovation, corporates are looking to capture that potential by creating incubator programmes and innovation spaces. These leverage the resources of the organisation and the agility, technology and creativity of start-ups to future proof the business strategy. One such company is Unilever. The company has products in 190 countries, 400 brands and a 185 year history of innovation. To continue this, the Unilever Foundry platform was created for start-ups and innovators to engage, collaborate and explore business ideas with Unilever. In February 2017, Unilever launched LEVEL3 - a co-working space occupying 22,000 sqft on Level 3 of their regional HQ in Singapore that pushes the boundaries of collaboration and corporate innovation. Redefining the traditional concept of workspaces, LEVEL3 brings together Unilever, start-ups and entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and create new partnerships that deliver real and meaningful business impact.

March 15, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Our Autonomous Future

Car companies are joining with tech giants like Google, Uber and prominent start-ups to develop next-generation autonomous vehicles (AV’S). While AV’s are in their infancy, intelligent driverless vehicles are the future of transportation. Join this fascinating presentation by Chris Zegras, Associate Professor of Transportation and Urban Planning at MIT as he discusses the implications for people, infrastructure, and cities.

March 15, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Academic Challenge 3.0

Now in its 3rd year, the Academic Challenge competition is designed to attract students from all academic disciplines to tackle key challenges facing the profession. Selected from 70 teams applying, you will have the opportunity to hear from the 3 outstanding student teams chosen to present their solutions during the Academic Challenge 3.0, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield and KI Furniture. By immersing students in a practical problem-solving environment the student teams have been asked to act as consultants and articulate a strategy to reduce in a global real estate portfolio.

March 15, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Transformational Dynamics of India’s Office Space

Geopolitical and technology disruptions are transforming the office space landscape in India. Its office real estate market has witnessed a huge transformation due to structural changes such as demonetization, RERA, GST, and REITs. Some of the major forces that are disrupting the sector are global policy changes (US protectionism, Brexit). Technological advancement and the gradual shift towards flexible or remote working are also impacting the market. All of these forces are likely to lead to a subsequent slowdown in projected demand. Yet despite these disruptive forces, India is seen as a growing and stable investment market and key real estate players have demonstrated ability to deliver. India constitutes around 40% of the net office absorption in the South-East Asia region last year. Join the conversation as this expert panel examines India’s changing office landscape.

March 15, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

The Art of Constantly Reinventing the Future

Work, as we know it, is changing. The jobs we hold, the spaces we occupy and the workflows we use have cracked under the pressure of the disruption brought by technological advancements. Organisations do not have to adapt to a new reality, but adaption is the new reality. The new tools, methods, policies, and ideas we’re adopting today may not be of much use tomorrow. In the near future the workspace as we once knew it is just a distant memory. During this session, Raphael Gielgen, Head Research & Trend Scouting at Vitra, will lead a thought provoking discussion on these future challenges, fundamental changes in the world of work and approaches to reinventing the future.

March 15, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Are You Ready for Blockchain?

The fintech world is alight with promises, excitement and expectation around how Blockchain technology may create new value and transform financial services processes. The reality is it's already happening. The impacts on real estate are wide-ranging and already taking shape before many CRE's have prepared for the challenges and benefits. Are you and your organization blockchain-ready? Join us to learn how different industries are piloting and already implementing Blockchain. How it will impact the need for talent and workplaces, how workforces are evolving to create higher value human service, and what impacts you need to plan for and leverage in CRE processes as Blockchain, potentially, changes everything.

March 15, 2018   |  10:15 - 11:00

Culture by Design - a CRE Story (Thursday)

How do you build lasting change within a company culture that already contains toxic or pre embedded methods that keep the culture stagnant and has created uniformity among colleagues? Shifting the mindset of a corporate culture is not impossible. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” is a famous quotation attributed to the late business management guru Peter Drucker, and what better example that proves this than how DBS Bank Ltd. has been building lasting change from within. Join Erwin Chong for an interactive discussion that explores the role that you, as a CRE professional, can play in building and changing culture. Participate in a hands-on, interactive process to unlock the tools you’ll be able to use to help transform the culture within your company.

March 15, 2018   |  10:15 - 11:00

AI and the Future of Work

When predictive technology tools move into the built environment, design will have entered a new era. Our buildings cannot yet accurately identify who we are and what we want, but the day is coming when a room will be able to anticipate what we need and change itself to accommodate us. As the workplace continues to evolve and we imagine an array of possible futures driven by technological advancement, what will this mean for real estate strategy and design? This roundtable discussion will spark dialog around how AI technology will either help with the process of designing corporate office environments, or help the design to be dynamic enough to adapt to various preferences.

March 15, 2018   |  10:15 - 11:00

Beyond the Horizon – The 2030 Workplace

GSK has taken a quantum leap forward in the development of their Asia Headquarters in Singapore by delivering a workplace that is considered cutting edge – anywhere. They embraced new thinking, ways of working and focused on what their regional workforce will want in years to come. During this session you will gain exclusive insight into this project and specifically where they have been able to challenge established norms. GSK Asia HQ delivers for the business today and the inherent flexibility of this building will satisfy business requirements for the next decade and beyond.

March 15, 2018   |  10:15 - 11:00

Space Fusion: Blending Solutions to Curate Experience

As the lines between work, life, play and learn blur more and more today, design elements from the hospitality, healthcare, retail and education sectors increasingly influence the corporate workplace. Companies eager to provide more work-life balance for their teams are looking to create a curated experience that includes an a la carte workplace environment with a menu of services, locations and support. This blending of sectors is creating sophisticated, cultured approaches to experiential environments that blur the lines around places and leverage the best of each sector to the benefit of all. Case studies of major brands in the hospitality sector will illustrate key lessons and design applications to establish brand loyalty, leverage the Internet of Things and cultivate a meaningful employee experience in the work environment.

March 15, 2018   |  10:15 - 12:15

(2 Hour Workshop) FutureForward 2025: Envisioning and Forecasting CoreNet Global's Future

What will the successful association model look like in 2025? What is the future of belonging, convening, and learning? Attend this discussion-oriented session to add your voice to a global conversation intended to formulate bold ideas that advance the organization and ensure its relevance, fluidity and indispensability for years to come.

March 15, 2018   |  11:15 - 12:15

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. A series of interviews on growing organisations, undertaken as part of a joint research project between HASSELL and Pepper, highlighted the strengths of coworking in supporting the quantitative aspect of growth (e.g. headcount). However, the limitations of coworking spaces in supporting the qualitative side of growth also became apparent. Backed by Organizational Life Cycle models, the environment for growing organizations should be different, not only bigger. In this session Dr. Agustin Chevez, and Luke Gladwish, will present the outcomes of a cross-disciplinary collaboration between designers and property advisers to develop a new business offering.

March 15, 2018   |  11:15 - 12:15

Global Real Estate’s Response to Radical Corporate Change

Are you ready for a challenge? During this simulation game imagine that you are the GRE lead for Sparks Technology with a portfolio in Asia Pacific of over 180 properties, totaling 15 million square feet. You have been pursuing a strategy to consolidate locations into bigger campus when the announcement comes! Sparks plans to separate into two new publicly traded companies in one year. What do you do? What are your key considerations? What are your key objectives? How do they think they need to structure themselves? Who will be your key partners? During this simulation game you will work in small groups and will discuss how you would respond to this scenario. A panel session will follow with representatives who have experienced of radical change to respond to the presentations and answer questions on how they responded to these key challenges.

March 15, 2018   |  11:15 - 12:15

Experience per SF - Measuring Workplace Engagement

While we implement many new workplace strategies, technologies, amenities and services, do we truly understand how this impacts the employee experience the consume our products and services? Now we can. Experience per Square Foot (XSF) is an industry differentiator borne out of the need to address the stagnant issue of low employee engagement. XSF recommendations are balanced between people, place and technology and engage real estate groups, HR and IT for the C-Suite in solving business problems by improving employee engagement, productivity and the bottom line. This session will focus on LinkedIn’s efforts to partner with Cushman & Wakefield to prove that you can effectively measure and score the workplace experience and prove a connection to employee engagement. Expanding the traditional HR levers to include the workplace experience is revolutionary and providing the piece that has been missing all along. Experience per square foot is innovative and broad in it's approach providing measurable and scored insights about an employee experience, what's important to employees and how effective the company is at delivering. It's related to all workplace aspects - Physical Space, Technology, Amenities, Services, Location and Culture & Policies.

March 15, 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 and 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. Duncan will share his workplace health evidence on the two most important areas, namely, sedentary habits of knowledge workers and impacts of stress in workplace. Some volunteers will be offered the opportunity to wear the biofeedback devices during the conference to understand and improve their own health and wellbeing as well as receive simple takeaway pack to implement health into the workplace.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

Future of Building Management Solutions for MNC’s in China

As many MNCs continue to grow and expand their footprint in China, there is an increasing need to provide a facility that can support their evolving business needs over time. MNCs are seeking facility management solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and promote the collaboration and well-being of the people that work in them. A unique strategic business partnership model has successfully enabled MNCs in building, operating and enhancing their facilities in China according to their specific enterprise objectives. This panel will share the successful stories and key learning points gained. This session will help you understand the needs and challenges many enterprises face when designing their ideal space in emerging markets

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

A View from the Trenches: CRE Data Governance - Foundation, Aspiration or Innovation?

Corporate Real Estate (CRE) data has become a critical component of overall corporate digital information strategy. CRE analytics' potential impact on the wider business is huge. Companies that embrace internal and external data, manage its flow carefully but efficiently, and structure it to create actionable information and insight have a strong competitive advantage. There is a wide array of opportunities in CRE to drive operational efficiencies through quality data. This panel discussion will share the real life stories and data governance practices from the CRE experts that have started on the Data Governance journey. Join them for a rich discussion of how to successfully implement a coherent data centric strategy, challenges, and lessons learned.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

Leadership Mindsets: Creating a Positive Influence on Others

Leaders influence others - sometimes unknowingly, as people observe what you say and do. Developing skills to influence others and practicing them consciously increase your positive leadership impact thus helping you to persuade others. To influence others, leaders first attempt to understand their thinking, clarify with questions, make them feel heard and challenge assumptions. They demonstrate an abundant learner mindset. In this session, you will get to learn some concepts in connection with leadership influence - asking questions, taking a stand, challenging assumptions, demonstrating a learner mindset. You will experience some of these through conversational experiences.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

The Green Way to Delectable Dining (Thursday)

How would you feed more than 40,000 people a day, on a campus that spans more than 500 acres, 90 different dining locations, with food that is healthful, delicious, and sourced locally while also employing the most sustainable business practices possible? And while you're at it, what about limiting your carbon footprint and sending nearly zero waste to the local landfills? It's no small feat, but Microsoft is doing it every day at campus in Redmond, Washington. Join Mark Freeman, Sr. Manager Global Dining Services at Microsoft as he discusses the challenges and solutions to feeding a small city of techies daily, while staying true to Microsoft's mission to minimize its environmental impact. Innovative and resourceful Microsoft is growing their own food right on campus with indoor "farmlands" for the ultimate in locally-sourced foods, purchasing from local farms, and integrated it’s delicious from-scratch cooking Ingredient Revolution program. In this fascinating session you’ll discover how Microsoft has redefined the corporate dining experience with a focus on sustainability and a lower carbon footprint.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

Prepare Like An Actor

Prepare like an Actor This interactive workshop will help you connect practical tools from the craft of acting to the world of work and is a quick primer on mastering the art of persuasive speaking. During the workshop you’ll discover how to apply some of the same creative tools that actors use to prepare for a challenging role.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

Optimisation the Unilever Way: Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB)

Workplace Services in Unilever launched Zero Based Budget (ZBB) in 2016. This provided Unilever the opportunity to review all its real estate and workplace services cost lines. They were able to scrutinize each cost line to the maximum level of detail. Savings initiatives started to flow into the process just a few weeks after the launch of ZBB, generating a pipeline in the tune of millions in EUROs to be ready for execution. This panel discussion will take you through the ZBB approach adopted by Unilever’s workplace services, including the process, tools and governance. You’ll gain insight into the challenges and the collaborative work of Unilever and Sodexo. Most importantly, it will demonstrate how they rose to the occasion when the company called for quick and effective solutions to a key company objective.

March 15, 2018   |  15:30 - 16:45

Closing General Session: Living at the Intersection of Technology and Humanity

Many of the greatest innovations today see a convergence between varied ideas and fields, and these shape many potential new realities for us all. When there is a strong purpose driving the WHY behind these, we find true inspiration in these innovations. Dr Jordan Nguyen is a creator who seeks to help drive a positive evolution of our relationship with technology. He does this through traveling the world to understand the intersection between technology and humanity, and through creating advanced life-changing innovations in personal projects, collaborations, and in his social business Psykinetic. How can convergences between fields like Internet of Things, Big Data, Wireless Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Technology, Virtual Reality, and Cloud Computing/Services create positive impact for our future? Dr Jordan will guide you through the stories and adventures of how he and his teams have applied these ideas to allow people to play music with their eyes, push the limits of science and even break known facts through virtual reality, and even drive cars through brainwaves, in a process he calls "technological telekinesis". The world is rapidly changing, and this thought-provoking talk will take you through many reasons why these changes can be exciting for our future.