Global Innovation Hubs: Location Strategies for Transformative Companies Monday, 21 October 2019 from 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Streaming Location
Workplace Learning Theater
Session Type
Learning Experience

Companies today are experiencing transformative change at an accelerated pace. New products and services, new business models and new competitors require a new way of thinking about talent and the skills necessary to keep pace with change. In this session a panel of business leaders will explore how their talent model has changed, the new skills required to deliver on their business strategies and how they are thinking differently about their locations in their transformation journey. The attributes and 4 key characteristics of Global Innovation Hubs will be examined. The panel will share how each of these characteristics influenced or will influence their location and site selection decisions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Describe the key attributes of Global Innovation Hubs and how it may apply to your current location footprint.

  • Discover how business and talent models are changing and identify the critical skills necessary for the future - answers the question - "Am I in the right markets?"

  • Explore some of the new location criteria that business leaders are using in their site selection process.


Portrait photo of Elizabeth Choulas Elizabeth Choulas
Head of Real Estate and Workplace Experience, Toast, Inc.
Portrait photo of Scott Freedman Scott Freedman
Senior Manager, Real Estate, Wayfair LLC
Portrait photo of Jason Hickey Jason Hickey
President, Hickey & Associates


Location Strategies, Talent

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