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Executive Vice President, Newmark
Roy Abernathy joined Newmark in December 2017 and currently leads the Workplace and Consulting practice in the firm’s Global Corporate Services (GCS) division. A 27-year workplace veteran, Abernathy has substantial expertise in development, sustainability, energy performance, business process, change management, workplace strategy and commercial real estate. He has been involved in more than 15 million square feet of real estate transactions within the corporate, law, communications, education and healthcare sectors, including four of the largest U.S. corporate mergers during the 1990s. Transactions have ranged from single facility transactions to those with more than 10,000 facilities. Abernathy also leads the Newmark New Normal Team which is focused on assisting clients to create new ways of working post-COVID-19. He and his team work with public and private institutions on planning and implementing new ways of using space in the initial stages of occupancy through what will become the new normal. Abernathy has put together platforms that address the technology, physical and behavioral changes needed to create a safe and supportive environment as we reshape work and workplace.
Development Director, Leesman
Kirsty Angerer is passionate about human centric design and has a deep understanding of the interactions among humans and the ecosystems of workplaces. In the last 10 years she has worked Internationally with SME’s and large Fortune 500 organisations to enhance people’s health and optimise performance through developing & implementing ergonomics programs and influencing the design of workplaces. She is also an advisor on the WELL Movement Advisory providing guidance to WELL on how to incorporate design and policy interventions that promote physical activity and movement. Her role as Development Director at Leesman is to equip executives at all levels to make informed, forward-thinking decisions that allow them to mitigate risk, plan for the future, and benefit from great employee workplace experience.
Global Head of Occupier Strategy & Solutions, Knight Frank Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Tim brings over 20 years of experience in transaction management and advisory, advising both occupier and landlord clients across both the office and industrial sectors, working in partnership to align their commercial real estate strategies to work for their business needs. As the Global Head of Occupier Strategy and Solutions, he is responsible for growing Knight Frank's occupier and global portfolio solutions business, which delivers world-class corporate real estate outsourcing solutions to clients around the world. Based in Singapore, Tim also heads the Asia-Pacific Occupier Strategy and Solutions team, which deals with some of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic markets and companies.
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Esme Banks Marr
Strategy Director, BVN
Esme is a critical thinker whose expertise lies in interpreting multi-layered evidence. She supports organisations in defining clear questions and data streams to manage and understand workplace performance. She is particularly interested in the intersection of technology, work, and design and is always at the forefront of the global workplace discussion. Her passion and curiosity sees her get ‘under the skin’ of client organisations to understand the demographic make-up, nuances, and unique diversity of individual workforces. Esme relishes drawing insights from employee sentiment data and finding alignment with building performance and occupancy data.
Esme is part of the BVN Europe team in London and a contributor to the WORKTECH Academy, World Economic Forum, and various industry publications.
Hannah Barham-Brown, PhD
Doctor & Disability Advocate
Disability is still a barrier to employment for millions of people – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Drawing on her own experience in the medical profession, Dr. Hannah Barham-Brown argues that people with disabilities are an asset more employers need to harness. She is a tireless campaigner for the rights of disabled people, particularly in the world of work.
Insight Programme Manager, MillerKnoll
Oliver works within the MillerKnoll (formerly Herman Miller) Insight Group, which is responsible for the commissioning, overseeing, and presenting of Insights into the latest thinking in workplace design and associated issues. The subjects covered include The Future of Work, Happiness in the workplace, Cognitive Ergonomics, Creativity in the Workplace, Agile Working and the Psychology of Collaboration. Oliver has also been a Living Office specialist since 2014 where through the Discovery Process, MillerKnoll helps organizations to purposefully consider the behaviors they feel will help them meet their business objectives and to design spaces that support those. After completing his Masters in 2009 Oliver moved to Norway to begin a teaching career in applied Psychology before joining Herman Miller in January 2011. Since then, he has become a valued member of the Insight team working closely with the international sales force, as well as public and private sector clients. He has been involved with a variety of international office projects and has been based in Dubai since 2015 to deliver Insights throughout MEA regions.
Bryan Berthold, MCR
Global Lead Workplace Experience, Cushman & Wakefield
Bryan is passionate about creating collaborative, experience-rich workplaces, environments in which people can grow and thrive. As managing director workplace strategy in the Global Business Consulting Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Bryan leads and inspires high-performance teams to optimize a company’s real estate assets and deliver integrated, best-fit solutions that boost employee engagement and maximize productivity while reducing costs. His industry acumen, consistency in producing results, and passion for teaching have earned him widespread recognition as a thought leader around the success measures of the workplace experience.
Head of EMEA Workplace Solutions, Colliers EMEA Limited
JanJaap and his team help organizations rethink the way they work and develop new work- and office concepts that impact on organizational goals, productivity, engagement and health of employees. Office concepts are translated to requirements for location, building and interior. JanJaap is specialized in developing work concepts and requirements for corporate clients by balancing corporate best practices and specific local demands based on local conditions, specific workprocesses and country culture. Previously he held a senior role with Atos Consulting where he developed innovative work and office concepts for a variety of clients mainly in the public sector. He joined the AOS Group in 2012 and since Colliers International acquired the company in 2015 he has been advising a variety of clients on workplace solutions including IBM, Deloitte, ING and many more.
CEO, Buck Consultants International
René Buck is founder and CEO of BCI Global. BCI Global is a leading independent location strategy/site selection, manufacturing footprint optimization and supply chain network design consulting companies. BCI Global works for international companies in various industries: high tech; industrial equipment & products; automotive; medical technology; food & beverage; FMCG; chemicals; (bio)pharma; fashion & apparel; logistics. The company has offices in Europe, the US, China and Singapore. In March 2022 for the fourth year in a row, BCI Global was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms.
Senior Director - Global Workplace Transformation, Royal Bank of Canada
Caribbean, EMEA and APAC. Based in London, Chris is responsible for coordinating CRE’s activities to support the Bank’s Future of Work program and supporting employees in their return to premises.
Vice President, Global Workplace Experience, Swiss Re Management Ltd
Susannah is the Vice-President of Global Workplace Experience at Swiss Re. She's passionate about developing inclusive, human-centric experiences by creating a deeper understanding of the psychology, employee behavioral and cognitive patterns that support a thriving work environment. Originally from Vancouver, but based in Zurich, Susannah is working together with the CRE Strategy team at Swiss Re to develop a future approach to workplace.
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Paul Casey, QPCR
Global Real Estate Transition Director, IBM
Paul is responsible for IBM's EMEA portfolio focused on strategy and delivering workplaces for IBM as they return to the office space. An experienced leader across procurement, global fulfilment, sales and HR - driving major enterprise transformations, and leading global organisations in executing shared service requirements. He has worked over a 20-year period working both internally in IBM and externally with outsourced supplier partnerships.
Strategy Manager, Building Operations, Autodesk
Susan leads Autodesk’s strategy for building operations, helping customers drive value from their AEC data through the real estate lifecycle. She has over 12 years of experience in the real estate technology sector with expertise across IWMS, digital twins, IoT platforms and net zero buildings. In her previous role, she led the Verdantix Smart Building team delivering research insights and consulting projects to executives globally.
Principal, Gensler Europe
As a Consulting & Real Estate Services Leader for Gensler Europe and a Strategy Director based in Gensler’s London office, Jane regularly advises clients on best practice workplace design, approaching each project with a detailed understanding of the impact of design on business performance. With more than 25 years of experience spanning all aspects of workplace consultancy, Jane’s portfolio contains a variety of well-known projects across a range of sectors including advertising, media, banking, publishing, education, and the private sector. Recognised by colleagues and clients alike for her ability to provide positive and unambiguous solutions to complex client briefs, Jane approaches each project with a thorough understanding of the physical, social, and cultural mechanics that contribute to highly efficient workplaces. Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design from Middlesex University, U.K., and is a Member of the Workplace Consulting Organisation (WCO).
Real Estate and Facilities Category Manager, Europe, Security Services Europe
Philip has over 30 years experience in the property industry, 25 years of which he has specialised in the corporate real estate (CRE) sector. Philip has experience across many different commercial sectors including the Banking, Insurance, Technology, Automotive, Security and BioTech industries having worked for a number of major corporates including Ford Motor Company, General Electric, AIG, Willis Towers Watson and now Securitas Group.
Associate Director, Arup
Mark has worked for 20 years as a Digital consultant in the built environment, advising clients on all forms of physical and digital technology, from cabling and networks to software development, cloud analytics and Smart buildings. His passion is to deliver the technology that is right for clients and projects, always keeping users’ needs at the forefront of his work, while making sure that everyone on a project is on the same page. Key projects have included Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, multiple smart building developments in London, and Smart City projects in Dubai and Singapore. Photo (We request that photo be at least
Head of Global Workplace Community & Innovation, Ericsson
Caroline is Head of Global Workplace, Community & Innovation at Ericsson, based in Hong Kong. Her role is responsible for designing the workplace ecosystem experience for the Ericsson Community, creating a tool for a competitive advantage for the business and employee satisfaction & impact. Solutions are lead by understanding our people, business, and innovation. Caroline was the 2019 Corenet Global Young Leader of the Year.
Cheryl Craven, QPCR
Real Estate Services, MasterCard
Cheryl works in the European Real Estate Services team at Mastercard. As part of her role, she works across multiple EMEA locations, focusing on ensuring that each of the local teams have workspaces that support productivity and encourage innovation. She has been a CoreNet Global Young leader member for 5 years and leads the UK Chapter Young Leader Instagram channel, creating opportunities for members to raise their profiles & connect with each other.
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Vice President, FIttings and Product Development, Ideal Standard International
Bert has a passion for innovation and technology. In his line of business, he has had many occasions to prove that IOT and technology could help businesses strive and perform better, as well as support human beings in their everyday lives. Bert has been at the forefront of technological advances aimed at improving hygiene in the workplace or public spaces and reducing water consumption. Bert believes user centric design can act as a solution to many problems we face today, from water preservation, diversity and inclusion issues, or health questions. Outside of work, Bert loves traveling, spending time with friends and family and playing drums.
Executive Managing Director, Workplace Strategy & Human Experience Data, Newmark
Nicole is a 22-year workplace veteran with substantial expertise in workplace strategy, workplace analytics and utilization analyses, project management, and corporate branding. She has developed strategic tools that, by capturing qualitative data, show how client workspaces perform. Nicole has provided strategic direction, message development and data visualization for Return to Work guidelines for both clients and health and well-being providers. She developed a survey that, with supporting analytics, helps clients understand the impacts of COVID-19 to their business, operations, workforce. Based on the analytics, the survey provides recommendations and expectations for post-COVID-19. Nicole has worked directly with C-level leaders implementing projects ranging from 10,000sf to 1.8msf.
Managing Director, EMEA, Hickey & Associates LLC
Guy has over three decades advising corporate clients on where to locate their manufacturing, distribution and supply chains, R&D, headquarters, shared services, data centers, and other business operations. Guy is a regular speaker at CoreNet Summits and is regularly invited to participate on thought leadership on future location and talent strategies. Prior to joining Hickey, Guy lead EMEA Corporate Solutions for Colliers.
Kai Drinda, MCR
Vice President Corporate Real Estate Management, MANN + HUMMEL GmbH
Kai Drinda is VP Corporate Real Estate Management of MANN+HUMMEL, a global market leader in filtration solutions for cleaner mobility, air and water. Kai worked previously for more than 7 years for Westinghouse Electric Company as Director EMEA Real Estate & Facilities. At MANN+Hummel he started as Director Global Property Management in 2018. He is also an Extended Board Member CoreNet - Central Europe Chapter.
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Sabine Ehm, MCR
Global Workplace Community & Innovation Engagement Lead, Ericsson
Sabine Ehm is the Thought Leadership & Research Manager at Locatee where she tunes into the important discussions and trends happening in CRE. She holds a degree in Real Estate Management and has completed the Master of Corporate Real Estate program from CoreNet. As a former Corporate Real Estate Manager at Adidas, responsible for the EMEA region, and Asset Manager at Siemens, she understands first-hand the challenges CRE faces. Currently, she's on a mission to raise awareness for CRE and provide a platform for best practices with "The Workplace Leader" podcast.
CEO, Blue Skyre IBE
Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE, LAI, is co-founder and CEO of Blue Skyre IBE, a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Colliers Strategic Partner. Maureen is an internationally recognized real estate industry business leader. Her expertise lies in business process transformation and strategic positioning of large, complex portfolio management, leasing and operations. She has experience in leading, repositioning and doubling the size of three of the leading global real estate facilities outsourcing businesses. She serves as an advisor and board member to global organizations, investors, and real estate technology providers. With more than 25 years of experience, she has deep expertise in providing companies with global real estate advice and services. She was named a 2021 Woman of Influence as a CRE Consultant/Advisor by GlobeSt.com. Before founding Blue Skyre, Maureen was Global Head of Real Estate Operations and Strategic Services for WeWork. She has held global executive roles with JLL, CBRE, and Grubb & Ellis Company. Maureen attended The Business School at City, University of London, where she earned a BSc Joint Honours in Economics & Accounting.
Chief Sustainability Officer, Castellum AB
Filip is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Castellum AB-one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the Nordics. He develops and leads the highly innovative and targeted sustainability advocacy strategies and is responsible for ESG reporting, including through GRI, EPRA, TCFD, GRESB, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and the EU Taxonomy. He is a global spokesperson and serves as the member of the EPRA Sustainability Committee and GRESB Benchmark Committee.
Senior Managing Director, CBRE
Kevin has over 30 years of broad-based corporate real estate experience, having spent most of his career managing regulated environments within the financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology industries. Kevin joined CBRE in 1993 and has since held positions of Alliance Director, Global Alliance Director, and Global Facilities Management Lead with responsibility for Critical Facilities Management, Facilities Management, Project Management and Move Coordination/Change Management services for CBRE's corporate occupier clients.
David Engwicht turns spaces into places much like one turns a house into a home. He pioneered agile methods of placemaking which focus on "doing" rather than planning or talking. He's a passionate designer, artist, author, communicator, and social inventor known as one of the world’s most inventive thinkers on creating vibrant public spaces. Nothing gives him greater joy than working with communities to breathe new life into dead spaces – and telling the stories of how they all came together.
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Anne Sofie Fedders
Head of LEGO Ways of Working, The LEGO Group
Anne Sofie is heading up a global team of subject matter experts within the fields of ways of working, workplace experience and office footprint strategy. The team drives initiatives on hybrid/flexible ways of working, meeting culture, inclusive workplace and more. All in the interest of supporting and balancing the needs of the individual, team, and organization. Anne Sofie herself has a background as a psychologist.
Head of Design, Unispace
Stuart is an architect and interior designer with a background in both traditional architectural practice and design & build. Experienced in the design of workplace, residential, education, retail, hospitality, arts, museum and historic environments. During his career, Stuart has been lucky enough to count the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and English Heritage as past clients, and has designed major workplace projects for clients such as Accenture, Samsung AI and Adidas.
Global Head of Banking and Professional Services, ISS
Mark Forret received his doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University in 2022, in recognition of his research programme of work entitled ‘Centring the client organisation in global account management practice: A phenomenological study’. In practice Mark is the Global Head of ISS A/S’ Banking & Professional Services segment, where he leads a multidisciplinary team in the leadership and development of global client relationships. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in client service across APAC, EMEA, and the Americas for multinational organisations. Mark also holds an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University and is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
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Eldar Gizzatov, PhD
Cofounder, CEO, Basking.io
Eldar Gizzatov is a cofounder and CEO of Basking.io, a workplace occupancy analytics platform, since its inception in 2017. Prior to starting Basking, Eldar was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Allianz X, where he was a founder and CEO at FairFleet – the drone services marketplace for real estate and insurance. Before working at Allianz and FairFleet, Eldar was a business development manager at Lendico, a Rocket Internet’s fintech venture. Eldar also has more than 10 years of experience in marketing strategy and business development, having worked at MobileSmith, Autodesk Inc. and Integrated Energy Systems. Eldar earned an MBA from Duke University and a PhD in Political Science from Moscow State University.
Sr. Director. EMEA Environments. Workplace Design+Connectivity., Nike Inc
Trustable leader in the Real Estate market, with knowledge and experience across the multiple facets of the industry. Experienced in complex matrix organizations, from design to construction, from portfolio management to strategy design and team leadership. Since 2014, I work for Nike Workspace Design and Connectivity, a team which is building the Nike proposition for the future employees of our organization. We drive strategic planning and seamless execution to create impact in our community and enable our business’ growth through the activation of our ecosystem in EMEA. We design the future of the Nike experiences while we serve our employees in the present.
Senior Strategist, Interior Architects
As PDR President and CEO, Lauri Goodman Lampson is a business visionary who challenges executives to rethink their approach to how they communicate their purpose, how they gather, and how they work. Key to Lauri's success is her vision to improve upon the workplace experience through design, functionality, and expression. With over 30 years' experience in the design world, Lauri has seen workplace trends come and go. But what remains vital to her work are questions of how a space will be occupied, how it serves those who will inhabit it, and how it will evolve over time. Lauri remains committed to using her expertise to enhance the modern workplace with an impressive design background. â€œWe need our terrifically talented people to be free to focus their energy on their highest value.
Whitney Gray, PhD
Senior Vice President, International Well Building Institute
Dr. Whitney Austin Gray leads research at the International WELL Building Institute, supporting best practices in building design and operations, community development and organizational policies that contribute to improved public health for everyone, everywhere. She received her Ph.D. and BA in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was the first public health professional to become a LEED AP.
Director - Workplace Management Solutions, Newmark
Adam has 12 years of experience working in Integrated Workplace Services, spanning workplace experience, workplace technology and innovation, as well as outsourced service delivery in integrated workplace and facilities management. Adam’s proven competencies include real estate consulting, facilities management processes, IWMS/CAFM implementations, supply chain optimization and management methodologies, technology-enabled workplace strategy and change management. His track record extends to customer/tenant experience solutions, business process mapping and reengineering, end-user experience/journey planning, and the management of programs, procurement, vendors, and large complex teams. Prior to Newmark, Adam worked at ISS A/S, a facility services company based in Copenhagen.
Global Head of Real Estate, BorgWarner
Head of Data Analytics, Basking Automation GmbH
Anjali Grover is the Head of Data Analytics at Basking.io, a workplace occupancy analytics platform, since September 2021. She holds master’s degrees in Computer Application and Data Science and has more than 6 years of experience solving critical business problems using data science techniques. Anjali and her team at Basking are currently helping real estate management teams from Fortune 500 companies to uncover patterns in their occupancy data using analytics and data science. Previously, Anjali was a part of the Merchant Analytics team at American Express, India where she worked with marketing partners from the US and APAC regions to expand business opportunities between AmEx and its merchants.
International Technical Manager, CBRE
Sonia is responsible for critical engineering risk governance across EMEA and APAC regions for a large Financial Services client with big international footprint. Her role gives Sonia a deep understanding of risk in critical environments and, what it takes to ensure business continuity and safety in such environments. Sonia joined CBRE in 2017. Before CBRE, Sonia has worked across multiple industries which include Process, Oil & Gas, Power and Refineries. Sonia is an electrical engineer and is PMP-certified with around 30 years of rich international experience with clients and teams spread across Asia, the US, and the UK.
Strategic Client Director, Leesman
Bernadette is passionate about workplace experience and supporting organisations to enable their success. She has a background in Workplace Experience Strategy, Payments Technology, Talent Acquisition & Hospitality. Before joining Leesman, she led Workplace Experience Transformation Programmes for CBRE’s global clients and co-founded CBRE’s Workplace Experience Experts Network – a platform fostering inter-company collaboration, innovation and best practice exchange.
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Head of Projects, Lazari Investments Limited
Melvyn has an extensive, 30-year career in property. Having worked for both occupiers and landlords, he understands the needs and drivers on both sides of the real estate equation. His occupier experience draws from global real estate roles, operating in multi market locations, to high-value customer experience driven roles. He has a firm focus on creating deep partnerships with tenants to deliver working environments fit for the future.
Executive MD - EMEA Occupier Services, Colliers
Well respected within the industry, Andrew is an Executive Managing Director with over 20 years of global experience within Corporate Real Estate. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge having advised dozens of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world on developing real estate transformation solutions. As Executive Managing Director of EMEA Occupier Services. Andrew drives strategy, client service delivery and spearheads the growth of Colliers’ occupier business within the EMEA region. Andrew leads integrated service delivery for all occupier clients specialising in corporate real estate services, portfolio strategy, transaction management, brokerage, lease administration, project management, workplace services, and facilities management outsourcing advisory across the EMEA region. Prior to joining Colliers, Andrew worked for CBRE where he has held senior leadership roles within their Global Workplace Solutions business in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York and London. He has gained extensive global experience advising large corporations on their global real estate organization and strategy over the last 18 years, having worked across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific. Andrew also currently serves on the global board of directors of CoreNet, the leading global association for the corporate real estate profession. He has lived and worked internationally and has a deep understanding of the cultural and regional challenges within a global organisation.
Executive Director, CBRE Ltd
Tim has spent his entire 25 year career working within the corporate occupier arena. Most of this has been spent at CBRE, however he also spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs (2007 – 2012). During his time with CBRE he has had a number of senior roles leading both business lines and major global accounts and he currently leads both CBRE’s occupier portfolio transformation team and their EMEA Agile Advisory business.
Real Estate Leader EMEIA, EY Ernst & Young
Beverley Hampshire is leading an EMEIA real estate team at EY committed to creating places with purpose that enable its people to realise EY’s ambition of building a better working world. She has over twenty years of experience leading portfolio transformation and implementation strategies. This includes successfully working in partnership with leadership, cross-functional teams and service partners to deliver innovative, intuitive, healthy and sustainable workplace solutions.
Workplace Ecosystem Lead, Ericsson AB
Rebecca Hansson is the Ecosystem Lead for Global Workplace Community and Innovation at Ericsson, as well as their Workplace of the Future PMO. Based in Dubai for the past 5 years, Rebecca has a unique perspective as she plays a key role in Ericsson’s employee-centric future of work program which applies multifaceted research, with heavy internal focus, to understand what individuals, employees and businesses will expect, want and need in a future work setting - and aims to create a workplace ecosystem that mirrors these findings.
Dafna Harel Sasson
Director, EMEA Workplace, Palo Alto Networks (Netherlands) BV
Dafna is leading the EMEA Workplace Team at Palo Alto Networks after working for many years in the workplace and real estate fields for companies like Netflix, Novartis and more. It is key for her and the team to place the employee at the center while creating the most supportive and efficient workplace that evolves with the changing global and local business environments. In parallel developing the workplace strategy that will best support flex work to help move the business forward.
Executive Vice President, Workplace Practice Group Leader for North America, Savills
Rebecca Humphrey is Executive Vice President at Savills and Workplace Practice Group leader for Savills North America. The Workplace Practice Group specializes in a variety of service lines, including workplace analysis and strategy, wellness and sustainability programming, change and communications management, design and space planning, and space utilization and optimization. Rebecca oversees all aspects of the group across the U.S. and Canada as it helps clients address the ever-changing workplace, developing and deploying workplace strategies and processes that align with clients’ business goals. With 15 years of experience in project management, program management, communications and change management, Rebecca’s ability to simultaneously understand high level plans and execute innumerable details makes her a critical member of any project. From managing boardrooms and advising top executives, to rolling up her sleeves at the construction site, Rebecca’s seamless management, forward drive, and endless work ethic has earned the respect of colleagues and coworkers alike.
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Anne-Marie Imafidon, PhD
CEO, Tech Space Thought-leader & Champion of Diversity in STEM
At the age of 11, Anne-Marie Imafidon was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing, and was just 20 years old when she received her Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oxford. She co-founded the Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the STEM sectors. In her work she explores what’s next in technology and how it will impact the future of work.
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Ronen Journo, SLCR
SVP Enterprise & Workplace, Hines Europe Ltd
Ronen is responsible for driving the European management services and operations function across Hines, focusing relentlessly on adding value and elevating our human centric service offering. Ronen joined Hines in 2020 and during his tenure has built Hines’ first management services operational platform across Europe, spanning all asset classes and across 13 countries. Overseeing teams across Europe, Ronen has defined our management service offering and strategy, aligning with key focus areas such as innovation and technology and ESG. He steadfastly supports the firm’s idea that the Hines employee is the company’s greatest asset and has spearheaded the recruitment and scaling the team to support the growth of the platform. Ronen brings substantial experience in the occupier and operational sphere, and has over 25 years of experience in the sector holding roles at WeWork and Cisco previously. He is an expert in global workplace trends, technology and corporate real estate operations and uses this experience to create people-centric, and technology driven workplaces that are fit for the future. In addition to his role at Hines, Ronen will continue to sit on the board of several Proptech businesses, including SpaceOS, Basking Automation and Juce, as well as UK affordable housing provider Network Homes, which creates thriving communities through social housing. Ronen is passionate about supporting education and has been a guest lecture at Oxford University for the past 2 years.
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Global Product Lead, Sustainability, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd.
Harris Karim is the Global Product Lead of Sustainability Consulting at JLL. He has spent most of his 10+ year career developing technology and consulting led products to deliver value across FinTech, PropTech, and now Climate industries. In Harris’ current role he is responsible for the strategic roadmap and product development for JLL’s Sustainability consulting business.
Executive Partner - Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield
For more than 35 years Katsikakis has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative business environments and exemplary real estate developments worldwide. As Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Head of Total Workplace, 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. 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.
Workplace Evolution Leader, Electrolux
Director of Worksphere Evolution in Electrolux BA Europe / CREM; married and father. Works hard since age of 16, with extremely diverse experience from cooking burgers to strategy consultancy. A visionary who dreams up and manifests tomorrow's business world - a version where not only buildings will be used sustainably, but work as such re-humanized, on grounds of anthropological, biological, neurological insight. Inspired by his native American teachers to look where joy shakes hands with right relationship - right in the view of colleagues, customers, suppliers, shareholders and our planet. Forget about the silos for Architecture, FM, HR, IT, CI... get ready for the greatest transformation of human subsistence since the introduction of agriculture.
Associate Building Engineering, Arup
Alison Kilby has 17 years’ experience designing, delivering, and leading multi- disciplinary buildings projects. She led an Arup team to define the vision for their new Midlands office. Alison worked closely with a Workplace team, Property Advisors, and HOK Architects to deliver a major change to the way Arup will work in the future.
Managing Principal, Trascent Management Consulting, LLC.
Rakesh Kishan is a Managing Principal at Trascent. Rakesh is a global authority on the Integrated Facilities Management market. He advises corporations in FM outsourcing on a global scale for large, multidivisional enterprises with diverse portfolios. He is an expert in virtually all aspects of the entire outsourcing lifecycle: from structuring global outsourcing initiatives, to change management, optimizing governance structures, and to implementing interventions to renew troubled relationships. Rakesh has served as a keynote speaker at BIFM and guest speaker at other prominent industry events, including CoreNet Global, ISPE and IFMA conferences. His expert insights frequently appear in distinct global media outlets and industry publications.
Managing Director, ESG Lead Europe, Newmark
Michael Kürschner is a methodical strategist with a broad Managing Director, Workplace Management Solutions range of practical and theoretical experience in services covering high technology, digital transformation, operations, and strategic planning. As a Managing Director, he supports clients through their transformation to digital real estate management, and the generational change in corporate management. Michael has supported the real estate management strategy at mid-sized, regional companies, as well as large global corporations. He shares his experience with the next generation of professionals through his lectures on digital real estate and facility management.
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Head of ESG, Innovation & Services, CA Immo Deutschland GmbH
Patrick Lange is a Young Leader and Central Europe Chapter Extended Board Member, focusing on ESG & digitalization. Working as a consultant, Patrick helpings CRE departments & real estate companies to implement ESG strategies & smart building solutions. Before consultancy, Patrick served as Manager CRE Advisory at EY in Frankfurt, advising large corporates on outsourcing & digitalization strategies for their real estate portfolio.
Design Strategist | Senior Associate, Gensler Europe
As a Senior Associate in Gensler's Europe consulting team, James helps global clients translate their business ambitions to the built environment, focusing on consulting and strategic engagements. With 17+ years of workplace interior, product design and consulting experience, James is uniquely positioned to work creatively with stakeholders and project teams to deliver transformational design strategies. Leading on projects across work sectors, James’ specialisms include project visions, briefs and strategies, guidelines, and peer reviews of workplace projects. Whether designing a piece of furniture or a strategy for a new workplace, James believes a project’s success lies in careful attention to detail.
Founder and Managing Director, Jawa CRES
Jeroen is a global strategic management leader with over 10 years of experience in the corporate real estate industry. First as an in-house professional at Dolby, Verifone and Juul, and in the last 2 years as an entrepreneur. He has a strong track record in managing corporate assets with combined budgets of over $300M, cost savings of over $100M, and delivery of safe, exciting, and inclusive workplace experiences to 60k+ employees. Jeroen’s ability to cultivate trusted internal and external relationships with cross-functional teams and stakeholders has been instrumental in the next-level growth of several organizations. Jeroen has demonstrated to be able to consistently build and grow highly effective & collaborative teams.
Strategy Director, Interior Architects
A 27-year veteran of the design industry, for the last two decades Erik has extensively studied the intersection of business performance and the workplace environment, focused on the design imperative to support both how and why people work today. Leveraging both quantitative and qualitative research, Lucken has published insights on critical workplace drivers such as mobility, wellbeing, and workforce demographics. Erik has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and a Master of Architecture from Iowa State University.
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EMEA Real Estate Director, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Michelle’s career has seen her, primarily focused on creating a global Property and Corporate Services functions for complex organizations, encompassing all aspects of the built environment from real estate strategy and transaction through to project delivery and peripheral strategic support functions. With more than 25 years global expertise, garnered from working in the legal, financial services and technology sectors in New York, London & Tokyo. Michelle has created and built property and corporate services functions from inception and grown them at scale for multiple complex organizations globally, with particular expertise in North America, Europe and India. Michelle’s particular expertise lies in optimizing operational corporate real estate functions, including delivery of workplace change, in alignment with an organizations culture, driving efficiency and creating scale where it didn’t previously exist. Michelle excels at implementing complex change management programs and delivering capital projects, in multiple jurisdictions.
Founder and Managing Director, Advanced Workplace Associates Ltd
Andrew Mawson is leader of global workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) and founder of Workplace Week. From a general management career in the IT industry, his unrelenting curiosity for the transition to new models of work led to the founding of AWA in 1992. Since then, he has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations on their journey to explore and implement new forms of working and workplace.
David Mirmelli, MCR
Head of CRE EMEA, Fortinet, Fortinet
David Mirmelli, MBA, MCR is a Workplace & Technology Executive with Significant International Experience.
David grew up in the US, holds a Master in Corporate Real Estate, completed his MBA in The Netherlands, and holds dual US/UK nationality. He understands the demands within fast-moving multinational organizations and has significant experience working across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and AsiaPac in Portfolio, Facilities, Technology and Project Management.
David is currently a Board Advisor and Mentor to innovative Property Technology and Analytics provider Basking Automation. He has supported the use of workplace analytics during many years of his career. Also in September, he started a new international Corporate Real Estate Leadership Role with Fortinet, a global cybersecurity solution provider headquartered in California.
David has decades of international corporate real estate experience working with:
- Cognizant as AVP, Corporate Services Asia and Global Leader of EH&S
- BMC as Senior Director, Global Head of Corporate Services
- Thales Group as VP Corporate Real Estate UK and North America
- Johnson Controls as Director Corporate Real Estate EMEA
Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, Unispace
Based in London, Lawrence leads the EMEA region including key studios in Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, London, Madrid and Milan. Lawrence brings a hands-on, consultative approach to client engagements. With over 20-years of experience, Lawrence leads the strategic vision for EMEA, orchestrating national and local teams to the delivery of complex commercial office projects.
Director, Turner & Townsend
Head of West End Agency, CBRE Ltd
Andy is a London market expert specializing in providing strategic transactional advice to major global occupiers and large-scale leasing expertise to major investor and developer clients. Since joining CBRE, Andy has transacted over 2.5m square feet of office space for a range of different occupiers across a number of sectors. He has also advised developers and landlords across London on the positioning and placemaking of their office schemes.
Managing Director, EMEA, Matterport
James Morris-Manuel is managing director of Matterport EMEA. In 2019, he founded virtual tour company, Virtual Walkthrough, directing the business’ growth and emerging prominence. He then oversaw its successful acquisition in July 2016 by US technology company, Matterport. As an expert in 3D and VR, James is a thought leader in the PropTech industry and has been featured in publications such as BBC, Financial Times, Daily Mail and The Independent. Now responsible for leading Matterport’s EMEA headquarters, he has driven the business to quadruple in size since 2016 and expanded their reach in over 100 countries. James has been instrumental in successfully navigating the company through the challenging times of Covid-19 in 2020.
SVP, Workplace Strategy & Human Experience, Newmark, Newmark
Tamar Moy leads Workplace Strategy & Human Experience in the Northeast region. She also co-chairs the Legal Workplace and Financial Services Workplace Practices and leads the Fashion/Luxury Goods Workplace Practice. As a practicing strategist specializing in design and human-environment relations for over 25 years, she has collaborated with companies of all sizes and industries to promote the power of place to influence people and enable business performance. Tamar is passionate about engaging clients to develop workplace visions that promote corporate culture and business objectives, resulting in workplace strategies that optimize real estate investments and best position clients for long term success.
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Global Lead Portfolio Management, Uber BV
Belinda has 20 years experience in both commercial and corporate real estate. After a short stint as a Logistics Officer in the Royal Navy, she started her career with Goodman where she filled roles covering Property Management, Portfolio Analytics and Operations Management in both the office and logistics sectors. Moving back to the UK In 2015 she transferred over to Corporate Real Estate taking responsibility for Robert Half’s portfolio in EMEA. She has been at Uber for 3 years and is currently Director EMEA Workplace.
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Brenna O'Roarty, PhD
Executive Director/ Owner, RHL Strategic Solutions
Brenna is an independent real estate research professional and founded RHL Strategic Solutions in 2010. She has amassed a deep understanding of structural and market risks through a career spanning over 25 years. Her work includes a range of major projects on behalf of institutional clients and international real estate organisations including ICSC, INREV and ULI. Previously, from 2005 Brenna was a Director and Head of European Strategic research at Deutsche Bank Asset Management (now DWS), from 1998 to 2005, Director of European retail research at JLL and from 1996 to 1998, lecturer in Land Economy at the University of Aberdeen.
Leyre Octavio de Toledo
Executive Director, Architecture, Occupier Solutions, Savills Spain
Leyre Octavio de Toledo was appointed executive director of architecture in 2015. She is responsible of a 90 people team dedicated to workplace strategy, design and fit-out, sustainable offices and building refurbishment. Before joining the company, Leyre began her career working for different architecture studios. She focused her carrer in management and leadership, occupying public administration roles covering housing, environment and sustainability. Leyre loves travelling and discovering other cultures. Her main passions are sport, art and architecture.
EMEA Regional Workplace Strategist, Microsoft
Emma Ogazuma is the Microsoft EMEA Regional Workplace Strategist, overseeing the Workplace Strategy and Design in 70 countries spanning over 6.4million s.f. Emma, a Sustainable Design Architect by training, has significant experience in architectural design with a focus on the creation of workplace interiors that are both functional and refined; evoking a sense of place that compliments a building's outward expression & geographical location. She is passionate about connecting strategy with design by focussing on the user experience to creatively deliver great design solutions.
Helena Ohlsson Skjeld
FM/HX lead EMEA, HX lead APAC, JLL Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Solutions AB
Helena Ohlsson Skjeld, is EMEA operational lead for FM and Experience Services and APAC operational lead for Experience Services. In this capacity she is responsible for advancing operational excellence to make FM/HX a key differentiator in those regions by enabling and empowering the accounts to measurably improve the employee experience of our clients.
Founder & CEO, Leesman
Tim is the Founder and CEO of Leesman – the world’s foremost authority on employee workplace experience. In 2009, Tim spotted an opportunity to develop a new and technique that would properly test the ability of an organisation’s places to support its employees. Over 12 years later, the Leesman Index is used by industry thought leaders around the world to measure, benchmark and improve the experience of their employees. In March 2020 Leesman launched new tools that would also evaluate the experience of employees working from home and today sits on the largest employee home working experience benchmark dataset of its kind, positioning Leesman at the epicenter of the future of work debate.
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Experience Strategy Manager, Shell International BV (Real Estate)
Ed-he/him- is a passionate, delivery focused, people oriented and strategic business leader with over 20 years experience in multinational companies across industries. He has a reputation for leading credible and pragmatic strategy development and translating this into reality coupled with a strong continuous improvement mindset which is internally recognized and externally benchmarked. As Experience Strategy Manager, Ed is responsible for driving inclusion and delivering global projects as Future of Work & DEI Workplace project. He has developed principles and strategic choices in navigating not only through the challenges of the pandemic but also challenges of a continuous changing future. He is a great advocate of DEI, recognizing that embracing differences is the vehicle of innovation.
Managing Director, Global Marketing and Communications, The Executive Centre
Chelsea is the Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications at The Executive Centre. She is passionate about organizational culture and believes that creating a dynamic and collaborative working experience positively impacts productivity and retention. She is an adjunct professor, published author, and a regular guest speaker at industry conferences. She also represents TEC on the board of CoreNet Global’s Hong Kong Chapter, Urban Land Institute’s Women in leadership Initiative, and is the Co-Chair for the American Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence Committee.
Global Head of Corporate Research, JLL SAS
Dr. Marie Puybaraud is one of the world’s most recognized thought leaders on the Future of Work and Human Experience with a significant track record of research on CRE/FM, workplace industry futures, workplace innovation, technologies and generational issues at work. Her insight has been featured in leading international press and she has delivered presentations and keynote speeches at a vast range of major global symposiums and conferences (including McKinsey, Milan Furniture Fair, SIOP Conference, WorkTech, CoreNet, Workplace Trends and IFMA). Her latest research focused on workplace trends, flex space, metrics and human performance. www.futureofwork.jll – www.humanexperience.jll.
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Senior Managing Director Workplace, Savills Inc.
Surabhi Raman joined Savills San Francisco office in 2021 as a senior managing director and a workplace strategy practice leader. Her role includes developing and leading the implementation of customized workplace programs for occupiers across the country and around the world. Surabhi’s key focus areas include team management, project and portfolio strategy, return to office planning, and Future of Work initiatives. In addition, she contributes to the ongoing evolution of the workplace strategy team’s technology tools and client delivery processes. Surabhi joined Savills from CBRE, where she served as the Sub Regional Lead for Google’s Redwood City campus in California. In that role her responsibilities included implementation and financial performance of workplace projects as well as the campus master plan and return to office planning. In addition, she led and supported niche programs for the Google platform and Future of Work-based initiatives. With over 18 years of industry experience, she has also served VMWare as Senior Global Workforce Manager, responsible for real estate strategy, as well as contingent and long-range workforce planning. With experience based in the US, Singapore and India, she has a broad knowledge of global client portfolios and Future of Work trends, as well as a deep understanding of the cultural nuances that influence the development of suitable workplace change strategies and frameworks. As JLL’s workplace consulting services head for Southeast Asia and as Managing Director with CBRE’s workplace team, she led strategic workplace, change and occupancy planning programs for large corporate occupiers -- including Bank of America, Amazon, United Healthcare, Juniper Networks, Cisco, Barclays, Thomson Reuters and GSK.
Global Head of Workplace Services, Schroders
Alison Rankin, Global Head of Workplace Services for Schroders, is accountable for the global occupational real estate portfolio, workplace strategy, physical security, sustainability initiatives and the delivery of the global travel programme. Her strategic goal is to deliver a great client and employee experience while driving efficiencies and contributing to the firmâ€™s corporate objectives.
Global Head of Workplace Management, ISS World
Ulla Riber is supporting ISS’s customers around the world in creating future-proof workplaces and great workplace experiences. Ulla has for many years translated mega trends and corporate strategies into working environments and workplace designs that strengthen employee attraction, productivity and innovation.
Chief Growth Officer, Industrious
Industrious provides luxury and professional co-working and private workplaces for companies of all sizes and stages. Previously Craig has held executive positions at WeWork, Newmark Knight Frank, Colliers, and CBRE. He is a Board Member at The NYU Institute of Real Estate and served a three-year board term for CoreNet Global. Craig was named CoreNet Global's Industry Luminary and Savoy Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
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Director of WorkPlace, HOK
With 37 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues and an award-winning designer. Kay is Global Co-Director of HOK’s WorkPlace team and sits on HOK’s Board of Directors. In 2020 she was named ASID’s Designer of Distinction. Kay currently serves on the ASID’s Foundation Research Taskforce; George Washington University Advisory Council; the IWBI Mind Advisory Team and the Advisory Boards for I+S and WorkDesign magazines. During her career she has also served on the International Boards of CoreNet Global, AVIXA, IFI - International Federation of Interior Designers /Architects, ASID, IIDA, NCQLP and the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design and NVCC. She is an active member of IFMA and co-founder of the IFMA Workplace Evoluntionaries, WE community and serves as an Executive committee for WE. In 2021 she was selected from her field of peers to provide Congressional Subject Matter Expert Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives on “Federal Real Estate Post-COVID-19: A View from The Private Sector.” Kay also serves on the GSA Diversity taskforce and is an advisor for the HOK Diversity Advisory Council.
Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Foresight Consulting ApS
Jeffrey Saunders is the is CEO of Nordic Foresight and an expert in strategic futures studies and foresight with 18 years of experience and a sought out public speaker at conferences in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. He formerly served as Director, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, and led their Strategy and Innovation. He also served as an onsite advisor at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Stability Operations and as a policy analyst and advisor at the Strategic Assessment Center at SAIC, where he advised the Office of Net Assessments at the Department of Defense and other government agencies. He has conducted foresight exercises for Fortune 100 organizations and governments. He authored over 30 articles, reports, book chapters on the future work and of the built environment, and 17 ethnographic analyses of subnational and organizational cultures along the Andean Ridge, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Global Workplace Experience Architect, Shell Real Estate
As Shell's Global Workplace Architect, Kim-she/her- is responsible for office design and experience strategies for 100k users & 230m sf around the world. With experience guiding workplace projects in 60+ countries, Kim has successfully balanced global best practices & local norms to ensure workplaces are inclusive and stimulating for colleagues & visitors. Kim has been awarded internally & externally as a passionate proponent of DEI for all users.
Partner, Occupier Strategy and Workplace, Netherlands, Cushman & Wakefield V.O.F.
Sophie is a real estate specialist & neuropsychology researcher, and Partner in Cushman & Wakefield's Dutch Occupier Strategy team. She has over 15 years’ of experience in leading corporate occupiers through strategic consulting and outsourcing projects. She holds an MBA from London Business School and is a pre-PhD student researching objective stress response when working from home. Sophie seeks to bridge the boundary of neuropsychology and workplace and help organisations make more informed, human-centric workplace choices that support their people and business goals.
Daaf Serné, SLCR
Global Head of Workplace, Miro
Daaf Serné has spent his workplace career working in tech companies, and currently has the position of Head of Workplace at Miro. In his role, he is focused on connecting the needs and ambitions of his internal customers/teams with the overall goals and objectives of the company. His key interests are workplace experience, technology, real estate, and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, he is an evangelist for workplace experience, workplace technology, and best practices via seminars, lectures, and workshops.
Regional Leader, EMEA, The Coca-Cola Company
Jill has over 30 years real estate experience in the UK and across EMEA, primarily 28 years with Diageo plc and more recently leading TCCC Workplace/Real Estate strategy across EMEA & APAC. Jill has led internal and external high-performance teams for life cycle real estate and P&L activity. Jill has put in place governance, data, process and outsourced platforms for strategy and best in class delivery. With a strong background in leadership, Jill is relationship orientated and has developed team working, maximize capability in others to leverage empowered cross functional teams. With an innovative mindset and taking new roles where there is no precedent, Jill understands business objectives to develop/drive effective solutions and leverage value, risk, timing and reputation to evaluate opportunities and priorities.
Senior Associate Interior Design, Perkins&Will
Natalie brings a wealth of experience to the Consulting team with over 12 years experience in workplace design and consultancy roles. Having worked across Interior Design and Workplace Strategy Natalie has the ability to link the two services, ensuring that the workplace strategy is cohesively translated throughout the project design and development. Natalie was promoted to associate in 2013, and senior associate in 2016 after being selected for the Perkins and Will Leadership Institute, a 12 month intensive leadership training programme. Natalie graduated from her Bachelor of Design at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia with honours in 2005. She obtained her Master's degree in Design for Development (Hons) in 2010.
Executive Director, Consulting, UK, CBRE Ltd
Kate is a leader in CBRE’s Consulting business; her work can be a single project or a global programme, developing a new strategy, creating a transformative experience or deriving greater intelligence from data. A futurist, feminist and regular speaker on inclusive design and the future of work, she is also an active Mentor, Co-Chair our Women’s Network and Exec Sponsor our Next Gen Talent (Apprentices & Grads) & Balance Women’s Leadership Programmes.
Global Head of Syngenta Facilities Management, Syngenta
Global Facilities Management professional and leader with experience at a senior level across a wide range of market sectors both as a service provider and client with organisations such as Syngenta, BG Group (Shell), CBRE and Sodexo. Some key deliverables include the creation of Facilities Management solutions, management of global supply chains, execution of significant contract transitions and the development of operational teams. Experience gained both client and provider side has enabled the development of significant expertise within Integrated Facilities Management and Corporate Real Estate environments with the likes of Syngenta, Standard Chartered Bank, Nokia, Pfizer, Santander & Zurich Insurance Group.
Global Head, Change and Transformation Property, Standard Chartered Bank
Based in London, Scott Spanton is the Global Head, Change and Transformation for the Standard Chartered Property function and responsible for leading the firm’s third-party partnerships in running and delivering Standard Chartered transformation programme, impacting 95,000 colleagues across their global footprint of 1,600 properties. Scott has over 30 years experience in Banking, Finance and Property and held several leadership roles spanned across different geographies. Mr. Spanton is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a member of the Institute of Financial Services.
General Manager, Archibus, Eptura Australia Pty Ltd
Nick Stefanidakis has more than 20 years of progressive experience in the fields of real estate and facility management, mechanical and application engineering, and enterprise software deployments. In his current role, he leads business process design, technology consulting, and project management for IWMS, BIM, and IoT. Stefanidakis has deep experience working with the Archibus IWMS platform and has led enterprise-scale global implementation projects of Archibus software and services together with a global network of business partners.
Associate Partner, Strategic Consulting, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield V.O.F.
Gerda is a workplace & wellbeing strategist, and Partner in Cushman & Wakefield's Total Workplace group. She uses anthropological principles to guide organisations in their workplace development. She looks at trends from a holistic perspective, considering the system, rituals and behaviours that influence the trends. Gerda likes to be the odd one out - a thought provoker inspiring people to look at topics from different angles.
Managing Director, Magenta Associates
Jo's mission is to help organisations in the built environment communicate better with their target audience. Jo is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) FM sector Insight Group, and she also volunteers for the Association of Women in Property, a network that exists to expand knowledge and inspires change for women working in the property and construction industry. Jo has had her work published in business and trade titles including Management Today, Talk Business, Professional Manager Magazine, Smart Buildings Magazine, Work Design Magazine, Work&Place, Workplace Insight, FX, Facilities Management Journal, Facilitate, and i-FM. She has also been invited to produce papers for RICS and the International Facility Management Association.
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National Director Segment Strategy - Workplace, Tarkett
Leslie Thompson is Director of Workplace Segment Strategy for Tarkett North America. As part of strategic marketing, Leslie works closely with design on trend forecasting, research and new product development for the workplace segment. She is passionate about design, strategy and people. Leslie truly believes that when we bring together different voices and ideas we create synergy. She finds inspiration in collaborative dialogue with the architecture and design community, IIDA, CoreNet and the global Tarkett group to further expand the company’s design leadership position.
Technology Products Director, CBRE Managed Services
Romain Tranchant is the Director of Technology Products for CBRE Data Centre Solutions, where he leads the digitization strategy of global risk and operations management. Alongside his role, Romain leads the Technology Committee for Infrastructure Masons, a worldwide data center industry organization, advancing thought leadership on technologies, and its capacity to enable carbon neutrality.
Egemen Tumturk is Chief Operations Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of QWIC, a fast growing premium e-bike brand. He started his career in Turkey, spent 9 years in China and have been working in The Netherlands for 4 years. Since 2004, he worked for Vestel, in variety of management roles, in Kaercher as Supply Chain and Procurement Manager and in Bugaboo as Global Procurement Director. In his past roles, he led supply base expansion, procurement transformation, external product development and manufacturing, and regional expansion of production. As part of senior management, he took part in new factory phase-in, LEAN implementation, post-acquisition strategy set-up and execution. In parallel, he works remotely on voluntary basis as a business consultant in Stanford Seed to support start-ups in India and Africa.
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Richard Van Hooijdonk
Trendwatcher and Futurist
As a futurist, keynote speaker and trend watcher, Richard van Hooijdonk is an authority on the emergence of new technologies. His inspirational sessions have been attended by more than 550,000 people and he is also a regular guest on television and radio programmes.
With his international research team, he investigates trends in robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D & 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms and augmented & virtual reality. Together with artificial intelligence, these technologies provide ground-breaking opportunities, but also challenges and threats for people, businesses and governments.
His passion is to inject a fresh new mindset that helps people and organizations understand, embrace and discover the world of tomorrow.
Coordinator Property Management Western Europe, Mapletree
Since studying Real Estate Management at Breda University Lisa has been involved with the CoreNet Global network. She is currently working in Property Management for a Real Estate investment firm, managing the Portfolio in Western Europe. She has prior experience in Workplace Management and Hospitality Real Estate.
Real Estate Coordinator, Rivian
A creator who is wanting to push past the limits of what we've always done in the past. Currently working for Rivian Automotive, an American electric vehicle manufacturer that is currently expanding into Europe. Cas works in the European real estate team, where he supports senior management in all site selection efforts across various asset classes. Over the past year, Cas has contributed to 12 projects across 6 countries. In parallel, he is developing a guidebook that presents the 10 most impactful sustainability considerations to support real estate managers in their acquisition process.
Founder & Chief of Happy Customers, Reworc
Dutch designer and entrepreneur Eelco Voogd is the ‘experience driven’ CEO and a founder at Reworc, an industry-leading workforce and workplace assessment that analyzes an organizations’ work behaviors and visualizes where the organization can improve productivity and drive effectiveness with regard to collaboration, culture, and the supporting work environment. Eelco commented, "We analyze organizations' their work behaviors and visualize where the organization can improve their effectiveness with regard to collaboration, culture, and the supporting work environment.
Wellbeing Innovation Manager, EDGE Technologies
Florijn is Wellbeing Innovation Manager at EDGE. After graduating from her Master degree in Psychology, she followed her interest to merge human physiology and behaviour with architecture and design. In 2018 Florijn joined EDGE’s Innovation Team that is driving the ambition level of our future developments and finding new, innovative ways to excel on our four pillars: sustainability, wellbeing, design and technology across our portfolio. Her personal life and work ethic are strongly linked. Florijn is a certified yoga teacher trainer and she is currently training for her black belt in Taekwondo. Bringing in the knowledge from her background and as a WELL AP and Leesman AP, she is the company go-to person on the intersection between human wellbeing and social impact in the built environment.
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Global Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Portfolio Management, ING
Global Head of CRE Portfolio Management & Strategy at ING. Managing a portfolio of 800k sqm offices across 40 countries in 170 locations and approximately 1,200 retail branches. Focusing on building a future proofed, optimized global portfolio that supports ING and its employees best in reaching its goals of delivering a superior customer experience and by putting sustainability at the heart of what we do. Previously worked at JP Morgan Chase, MetLife, Buck Consultants International and Dynamis. Experience across a wide range of industries and functions on all continents. Entrepreneurial leader and team builder, excellent communicator, with strong research & consultancy skills.
Director, Work Dynamics Research EMEA, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Services Ltd
Richa is a strategy and insights professional with over 10 years of experience in the Future of Work and its impact on the built environment. Richa has a track record of leading and stewarding global thought leadership projects that include Top 10 trends for CRE, Human Experience, Future of Work Survey, Responsible Real Estate and Metrics that Matter. She is passionate about applying insights to drive client value and profitable growth opportunities for JLL’s Work Dynamics clients globally.
Director - Client Solutions Europe, Space Matrix Consultants
As the Client Solutions Director at Space Matrix in Europe, Jessica approaches each project with a thorough understanding and a clear aim to elevate business performance through design and strategy. With more than a decade of industry experience of working in Greater China, Jessica brings in-depth knowledge of the workplace design & build landscape in the region. The spectrum of her experience spans a diverse range of projects from large-scale corporate Headquarters to new office developments and smaller office reconfigurations. Jessica recently relocated from the Space Matrix Shanghai office to Europe to continue to support clients in Europe to transform their workplace in the Asia Pacific region.
Executive Director - Head of EMEA Advisory Project & Cost Management, CBRE Ltd
Matt's experience is focused on delivering extra value to clients across sectors, to both occupier and landlord clients, on complex and challenging projects. Matt recently delivered CBRE's new UK headquarters building; refurbishing and extending the existing building into a new 144,000 square foot state-of-the-art space. Designed around the employees, the new office space embraces wellness and collaboration at the heart of its design. This was a complex and challenging project delivered during the pandemic.
Global Solutions Director, ISS
Katherine is the Global Solutions Direction with extensive experience leading global real estate portfolios and setting standards for performance and places that employees desire. Katherine has vast experience in navigating complex business transformations, leading and influencing at executive levels during times of evolution, and building diverse teams with clients to achieve best-in-class experiences that align with business objectives.
Global Alliance Director, CBRE Corporate Outsourcing Limited
Associate Director, Colliers International Property Consultants Limited
Harriet Wiseman is an Associate Director at Colliers International, leading the charge on business development initiatives for the Project & Building Consultancy teams across the UK. An active figure in the UK Real Estate industry, with a background in the commercial workplace sector, Harriet is the 2022 Vice President for the CoreNet UK Chapter Young Leaders, and will be the President in 2023. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting the next generation of real estate professionals as they progress and grow in their careers and believes that it is through championing collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and open discussion that we can continue to push the positive impact that our industry can have around the world.
Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK
Gordon Wright, HOK Director of WorkPlace has more than twenty years of experience in the design, consulting and real estate industry, Gordon’s mission is to improve the business performance of HOK’s clients by integrating business vision with sound strategy and consistent execution. Gordon’s expertise is drawn from his leadership of management firms in the design, architecture and real estate industry, along with a significant network of strong relationships with end user clients, service providers and the real estate community.
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Driector, Portfolio Management, CBRE Pan European Core Fund
Guus Zwagemakers is a Director in the Portfolio Management team for the CBRE Pan European Core Fund. Based in Amsterdam, Guus is responsible for management of the fund's portfolio and the execution of the Fund's ESG strategy. Prior to his current position, Guus held the roles of both Analyst and Transactions Manager at CBRE Investment Management, covering the Dutch residential and logistics markets. Guus commenced his real estate career in 2013. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, he worked as a consultant for Cushman & Wakefield, covering the office market. Guus earned a Master's Degree in Law at the University of Leiden and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance from Henley Business School.
Rowan de Bruin
Smart Office Advisor, Mapiq B.V.
Rowan de Bruin is the Global Head of Workplace Advisory at Mapiq, a smart workday software platform that connects people to their workspaces and to each other. Rowan is passionate about the world of work- so much she left her career in the hospitality industry to lead an international team to lead the smart office revolution. Her team of workplace advisors supports Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Danone and PwC in finding their way through the future of work. Since then, she's become well-known in the workplace industry for her leadership, energy and vision on the future of work.
Guzman de Yarza Blache, PhD
Head of Workplace Strategy EMEA, JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle Espana SA)
With 20 years of experience and a doctorate in Architecture, Guzman -he/him- leads the EMEA Workplace Consulting business at JLL. He is helping international corporations evolve to the New Ways of Working throughout their portfolios. He is currently leading the deployment of the pioneering Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging standard by JLL, which is allowing companies to align their built environment with their DEI Strategy.
Lisette van Doorn
Chief Executive, Europe, Urban Land Institute
As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is?responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. Van Doorn joined ULI from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. She?started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.
Cees van der Spek
Director Global Corporate Relations, EDGE Projectontwikkeling BV
Cees works with end-users globally to find the right answers to CREMs’ biggest needs. Cees has been with EDGE for 12 years and has been playing an important role to make EDGE the thought-leader for future-ready developments. EDGE has reinvented the modern workplace as a driver for health, sustainability, and innovation. They develop office buildings from the inside to the outside – focusing on our ultimate customer: the user.
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