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Cluster Lead D-A-CH, Microsoft Account, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
Peter has served as the Cluster Lead DACH, Microsoft Account, Sodexo Services GmbH since 2018. Prior to that he served as the General Site Manager for Microsoft HQ in Munich. Formerly Peter was the General Manager for the Hotel Drei Quellen and served as the Property Manager for La Perla International Living in Marbella Spain. Peter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel Management and is a Certified Facility Manager.
Director / Co-Founder, The Centric Lab
Josh leads business development for the Lab focusing on the real estate and built environment businesses. Josh's background has always been focused around connecting people to space. In 2008 he joined location library Amazing Space connecting film companies such as Warner Brothers to a unique film locations. In 2011 Josh started a business called ACTE Arts focused on linking young artists in London to affordable vacant commercial space. In 2013 Josh became employee #1 to join Appear Here, and help establish the now international technology business. There his focus was to work with large real estate organisations such as Land Securities, British Land and Legal & General Investment Management to bring their retail stock into the 21st Century and connect to emerging young and established super-brands via an online platform dubbed the "airbnb for retail". Josh's focus now is to align all lab consulting work with a companies short and long term business objective.
VP, Head of Facilities Management, GSK
Jo Atkinson is an internationally recognised leader with 19 years FM experience within the service provider arena spanning across a variety of client portfolios including Financial, Life Science, Pharma, Public Sector and Industrial. Prior to joining GSK, Jo spent the last 6 years working in Asia Pacific developing and leading strategic transformation programmes to deliver operational excellence at country, regional and global levels. Jo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and a Masters degree in Built Environment: Facility & Environment Management from UCL. Jo’s focus is working to transform the way FM services are delivered in the new world we find ourselves in post COVID.
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Melony Bethala, PhD
Senior Consultant, The Clearing
Dr. Melony Bethala is a cultural researcher and management consultant who specializes in analyzing intersectional differences and helps clients better understand a support a vast range of customer experiences. Before joining The Clearing in 2021, Dr. Bethala served as a workplace culture strategist and researcher for Newmark and completed her doctorate in English | International Cultural Studies on a project that examined how government and private institutional practices have shaped women’s careers in India and Ireland. She holds a PhD from the University of York in the UK, a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin and BA from Emory University.
Neil Blake, PhD
Global Head, Forecasting and Analytics, CBRE GWS Ltd
Dr Blake is Global Head of Forecasting and Analytics at CBRE. His responsibilities include developing CBRE’s globally consistent economic and real estate view. He also leads on the development of CBRE’s real estate performance outlook in EMEA as well as being closely involved with the co-ordination of CBRE’s view on global real estate investment performance. An economist by background, with over 30 years’ experience in economic modelling and forecasting; Neil joined CBRE from Oxford Economics, the economic forecasting consultancy, in 2012. At Oxford Economics, he was Director of Economic Analysis and had primary responsibility for the analysis of international cities and regional services, commercial property, housing and retail markets, as well as global macroeconomic and financial sector analysis. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2008, Dr Blake was a founding director of Business Strategies Limited, which became part of Experian in 2002 Neil has extensive knowledge of economic modelling and forecasting particularly with regards to real estate related applications. These include modelling international property returns for leading investors, assessing the property market impact of a Eurozone breakup, work for the Barker Review on the economic effects of restrictions on housing supply, work for the European Commission on the cause of bubbles in the housing market, the RICS City Office Model, “How Much Space?” and “Retail Voids” for the BCSC and the IPF Research Foundation’s project on “Property and Inflation”, interest rates in the long-term and the impact on property pricing, contributing to the development of an investment strategy for major investors as well as modelling the link between economic development and the demand for commercial and residential space in the Middle East. Neil is a member of a number of industry bodies and a frequent speaker at industry events as well as being a regular media spokesman for CBRE.
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Chief Executive Officer, CoreNet Global, Inc.
Technical Director, Sodexo
Spent 13 years in the Armed Forces, left the Royal Navy as a Chief Weapons Engineer. Joined Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited as an Engineer in the manufacture of Silicon wafers and logic chips. Joined GSK and spent 20 years as Controls engineer and then as site facilities lead having worked as a manager in various roles within Site FM and manufacturing. Joined Sodexo as Technical Director on the Microsoft account and currently working on the J&J Vested Account.
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Head of Global Corporate Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
Michael Davidson is the Head of the Global Corporate Real Estate Portfolio at JP Morgan Chase and Co. (JPM), encompassing 45 Million square feet (sf) across 456 Locations, supporting ~215K employees, with a $2.7 Billion Annual Operating Plan. Davidson is an appointed JPM “Community & Civic Ambassador” and joined the Firm in 2010. Currently focused on the JP Morgan World Headquarters Strategy & Integrated Workplace Experience in NYC, Davidson leads the development and delivery of JPM’s real estate and location strategy across the Americas, EMEA & Asia, including the technology, design, construction and change management supporting the Firm’s reimagined workplace experience, to attract and retain talent and energize the integration between Real Estate, Technology and HR.
Simon Davis, MCR.w
Executive Managing Director, Global Technology, Newmark
Simon is an 18 year veteran of the Real Estate Technology industry. Simon specializes in helping clients leverage solutions to meet both the clients tactical and strategic needs. Simon is President of the CoreNet Global Arizona Chapter and serves as Faculty on the CoreNet Global Masters of Corporate Real Estate, specializing in both CRE Technology and Workplace Strategy. Simon is also part of the IFMA Technology Community, serving as Events Chair. Simon earned his law degree from the University of Southampton, UK and a Master’s degree in Business and Information Technology from the University of Salford, UK.
VP Sales, EMEA, essensys
Andrew has over 15 years’ experience helping Asset Owners and Operators transform the challenge of meeting rising Occupier demand for flexible office, into opportunity. He’s a flexible workspace expert and has seen the sector from multiple angles across various territories; he’s worked for brokers, operators and been a flex-space tenant himself. His role at essensys is to retool Owners and Operators so they’re empowered to offer productive, unrivalled experiences for their occupiers. He does this through the use of highly reliable and secure technology, that makes it easy to control space in its entirety, whilst providing visibility on occupier experience.
Sr. Accounts and Corporate Relations Manager, EDGE Technologies GmbH
Dirk joined EDGE two years ago after a career in PropTech, striving for tech-enabled value-add in offices. Dirk works with end-users globally to find the right answers to CREMs’ biggest needs. 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.
Managing Director, EMEA, Hickey & Associates LLC
With over three decades advising corporate real estate leaders, Guy is the firm’s Managing Director, EMEA. Guy has led countless clients with strategic location services, including portfolio management, incentive negotiations, strategic consulting, project management, transaction management, facilities management, and lease administration. Prior to joining Hickey, Guy lead EMEA Corporate Solutions for Colliers, a global real estate firm. Guy is based in the firm’s London, UK office.
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Interim CEO, Comfy
Erica Eaton is the Interim CEO of Comfy, a cloud-based SaaS platform that supports real estate leaders, building managers, and employees with intelligent, data-driven workspaces. Erica brings a decade of experience in the building technologies industry to shaping Comfy’s go-to-market plan and product roadmap, developing strategic partnerships with stakeholders across the commercial real estate market and technology partners in the workplace experience industry. Prior to joining Comfy, Erica led open innovation and venture capital activity at Johnson Controls, engaging with start-ups, VC funds, national labs, and other market players to identify technology targets and investment opportunities.
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IFM Ops Manager, Microsoft Corp
Angélique Ferreira is IFM Ops Manager at Microsoft. In this role, she is responsible for the management of Integrated Facilities Management operations strategy and execution, supplier relationships management to deliver best value to Microsoft and program management to achieve a high level of employee engagement and meet all operational excellence standards in EMEA. Within the framework of sustainability, she works collaboratively with the IFM outsourcing supplier to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives to reduce negative impact on the environment in alignment with the Corp guidelines.
Head of Data Analytics, BAUAKADEMIE Performance Management GmbH
Sipho Fuhr was born in Berlin, Germany. He studied Civil Engineering and Facilities Management at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and University of Applied Sciences Berlin. After graduating with a Master degree and experiences in companies such as Merck KGaA and Foncia, Sipho leads the data analysis at BAUAKADEMIE Perfomance Management. BAUAKADEMIE runs data-driven networks in Real Estate with over 50 international corporates like Bayer, eBay, BMW and Infineon Technologies.
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Tririga Sales UKI, IBM UK Ltd
Paul Gatland, Tririga Sales, is responsible for growing the IBM TRIRIGA business by working with the IBM sales teams to leverage existing IBM accounts and by helping new customers meet their Real Estate objectives by using IBM TRIRIGA
Director, Key Accounts & New Business Development, Panattoni Europe
Mathieu Giguere, as Director for Key Accounts & New Business Development is responsible for acquiring new business and markets in light of the dynamic growth in online trade in Europe. Immediately prior to joining Panattoni, he served as Director of Real Estate Management at WeWork, with responsibility for the company’s expansion in the Central European markets. In 2014, he joined Amazon, where he stayed for four years. As Senior Manager /Head of Real Estate, he was responsible for the expansion and management of Amazon’s real estate portfolio in three different regions CEE, SEU and MENA. During his time at Amazon, Mathieu completed more than 25 transactions in 10 countries, totalling over 1.5 million square meters of logistic/fulfillment space and completed 11 BTS projects in Continental Europe with a total value in excess of EUR 1 billion.
Managing Director, Axis Real Estate Limited
Mr Gitonga is one of the founders and is currently the Managing Director at Axis Real Estate Ltd which started operated in 1998. Prior to going into private business, he worked with Lonrho Properties for 6 years and prior to that he worked in various roles in Government. He is a highly qualified professional with over 33 years over experience in the Real Estate Industry. He holds an MSc (Econ) in Urban Development Planning from the University of London and a BA (Land Economics) from the University of Nairobi. Professionally he is a member of The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation & Estate Agents Chapter) and a Registered Estate Agent. Gikonyo also serves as a Director at the Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA) and is also currently the Chair of the Land & Physical Planning Sector Board at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
Eldar Gizzatov, PhD
Cofounder, CEO, Basking.io
Eldar is the founding CEO of Basking.io, having worked on the venture 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. Eldar also has more than 10 years of experience in partnership management, pricing, marketing strategy, and marketing communications, working at Lendico, MobileSmith, Autodesk Inc. and Integrated Energy Systems. Eldar earned an MBA from Duke University and a PhD in Political Science from Moscow State University.
Mary-Louise Gray, MCR
Regional Director, RE&F Microsoft, EMEA, Microsoft Limited
Mary-Louise currently heads up Real Estate and Facilities Management for Microsoft in EMEA. Previously Mary-Louise has held roles as Head of Real Estate and Design and Construction for AMEX in EMEA, within CBRE supporting the Bank of America account on Strategy and Transformation for both EMEA and APAC and Deutsche Bank for five years, where she ran Transformation and Change programmes globally.
Global Director of Marketing, WiredScore
Rollo Gwyn-Jones, Global Director of Marketing at WiredScore. WiredScore is on a mission to make the world's buildings better connected, and Rollo is leading the marketing team building the global WiredScore brand and championing the importance of connectivity in the commercial real estate industry. Rollo also leads the occupier awareness programme at WiredScore, helping businesses find and use world class spaces ready for their digital connectivity needs.
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VP of Strategy, FM Systems
Brian Haines is a twenty-year veteran of marketing and product management of Cloud and desktop products specifically created for the building industry. Brian is the Vice President of Strategy where he defines and communicates FM:System’s corporate strategy and provides key insights into the future of the industry and the evolving needs of the market and customer base. Brian writes extensively on the topic of BIM and facilities and contributes a bi-monthly column to Revit Community online and is an active blogger. Brian currently serves as vice-chair for the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) COBie Task Group (CTG).
Executive MD - EMEA Occupier Services, Colliers International Corporate Solutions Limited
Andrew leads integrated service delivery for all occupier clients at Colliers International in EMEA specialising in corporate real estate services, portfolio strategy, transaction management, brokerage, lease administration, project management, workplace services, and facilities management outsourcing advisory. He has extensive global corporate real estate 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 Global.
Director | Head of EMEA Research, Colliers International
Damian is the Director and Head of EMEA Research for Colliers International. Previously he was the Director and Head of Eastern European Research with Colliers for 7 years. Damian has worked within the real estate profession across EMEA for 20 years, living and working from bases in London, Dubai, Prague and more recently Helsinki. He began spent the first 10 years of his career in London, as a development/investment consultant for an independent research house. This was prior to joining CBRE where he led emerging market research in MENA and CEE for 3 years. He resigned from CBRE to develop and manage his own independent consultancy based in the UK, before joining Colliers in 2009. Damian uses his analytical skills to take a forward looking view of market opportunities and challenges impacting the industry.
VP, Head of Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities, GSK
Adam Hoy is an internationally recognized leader with over 20 years’ experience working predominately within Corporate Real Estate, Facilities Management, Workplace Services and Sustainability for FTSE 100 companies such as Pfizer, Unilever and Nestlé. Adam holds a degree in Purchasing and Production Operations and an MBA from St Louis University. Adam is focused and driven in exploring all the new technologies and ideas to be at the forefront of what the new world (post COVID) will be for corporate real estate, facilities services and the modern employer and upmost ensuring a safe and thriving working environment.
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Ronen Journo, SLCR
SVP Enterprise & Workplace, Hines Europe Ltd
Experienced real estate operations Vice President with a demonstrated history of achievements in diverse international markets, enabling business transformation, enhancing the workplace experience and leading global and regional organisations. Skilled in aligning strategic business direction with workforce planning and tactical delivery, developing strong cross-functional partnerships among different cultures and scaling innovative solutions for operational excellence within corporate real estate and facilities portfolios. During my journey I have had the opportunity to lead, witness and contribute to several transformative disruptions from outsourcing (Procord) to the birth of activity based working and convergence of people, place and technology (DEGW) to the virtualization of work through technology (Cisco), to the renaissance of physical communities (WeWork) and innovations driven by PropTech (Board roles mentoring and guiding incredible innovators). A passionate human connector who thrives in a multi-cultural community. Inspired by family, reading, karate (brown belt), diving (+30 yrs; Dive Master + Master Scuba), chasing marathons (20th) and being a true student for life.
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TRIRIGA Technical Sales, IBM UK Ltd
Priesh Kamani is an SME and technical seller for the IBM TRIRIGA real estate management solution, within the IBM AI Applications Division. He is responsible for all IBM TRIRIGA opportunities across all industries in UKI from a technical perspective. Priesh has worked in various roles in the IT industry since 2006, across areas such as technology consulting and development.
Executive Partner - Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield
For more than 30 years Katsikakis has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative business environments and exemplary real estate developments worldwide. As Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Occupier Business Performance, she provides input across the firm’s global business on the rapidly-changing context of work and its impact on employee engagement, productivity and wellbeing. With these factors increasingly determining the leasing decisions of leading corporations, Katsikakis’ unrivalled insight on the future of work benefits occupier clients – as well as the building owners and landlords seeking to attract them – through repositioning real estate to drive top line performance. During her career Katsikakis has advised some of the world’s biggest companies, including Google, Unilever, BP, GSK and Microsoft, on how best to achieve tangible business goals through their workplaces. She has been instrumental in developing the vision and research to futureproof commercial developments around the world, most recently London’s TwentyTwo, the progressive 1.3m sq ft office development currently under construction in the City of London and Europe’s first major WELL-certified new-build project. She serves on the advisory board of Delos™, the pioneers of Wellness Real Estate™ and founders of the WELL Building Standard and regularly lectures around the world, writes and contributes to media, research and publications on the future of the workplace.
Lead Happiness Consultant, Laughology
Dave ‘Billy Elliot’ Keeling grew up in a pit village in Nottinghamshire and was tap dancing three times a week by the age of ten. Never one to shy away from challenge and risk, he then moved into the world of acting and trained at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Dave has worked extensively in theatre and television. His credits include Downtown Abbey, Eastenders, and Coronation Street. Dave has been a Laughologist since 2008. Highly engaging, dynamic, fast-paced and quick-witted, he has been delivering workshops and programmes for Laughology in education, health and business. As a facilitator, presenter and trainer, Dave has worked nationally and internationally in business and education for the last 20 years. He specialises in change management, improving teamwork and communication, developing creativity and enhancing wellbeing.
Global Principal Design & Strategy, JACOBS
As a Global Design Principal with Jacobs, James has extensive national and international experience influencing & informing design solutions for high performing workplaces. Providing solutions focused on placemaking, choice and experience in an era where work environments are increasingly optional and distributed work is increasing. Fostering critical thinking, creativity and a collaborative approach amongst distributed teams is an area of focus for James. James is working with clients and teams to reinvent workplace design to respond to the rapid changes we face as technology and the way people use and engage in space changes profoundly.
Managing Principal, Trascent Management Consulting, LLC.
Rakesh Kishan is Managing Principal, Americas & EMEA, at Trascent. He advises Fortune 500 companies on global CRE/FM outsourcing initiatives to increase efficiency in FM through best practices. He has spearheaded outsourcing initiatives on a global scale and within diverse portfolios and has advised major corporations across the entire outsourcing life-cycle: from structuring global FM outsourcing initiatives, to optimizing governance structures and processes and to implementing interventions to renew troubled relationships. Mr. Kishan has pioneered innovative approaches to structuring contract pricing to foster continued supplier innovation across each stage of the contract life-span.
Global Real Estate Manager, Siemens AG
Wes is a leader in the Siemens corporate real estate organization with a global focus. He is tasked with steering large, international special projects as well as real estate topics in corporate M&A activities, including the carve out and spin-off of Siemens Energy. He has built his career in the commercial real estate industry, a journey that has spanned the lifecycle of the major property types (and some minor ones too), working with both corporate real estate and investment executives, and has had the good fortune to take on diverse challenges and opportunities in the US, UK, and now in Munich, Germany where he calls home.
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Director, Emerging Technologies, Jacobs
Natasha is the Director of Emerging Technologies at Jacobs. Currently, she runs an Emerging Ideas Innovation program which is focused on incubating transformational ideas, technologies, and tools in parallel to cultivating and validating emerging ideas based on client needs as well as the Jacobs strategic mission, to advance the practice through innovative processes.
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Gloria Mamwa, MCR, SLCR
Regional Head, Property, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
Gloria S Mamwa, MCR is the Regional Head of Property, Africa & Middle East for Standard Chartered Bank. Gloria leads a team of over 2000 full time and outsourced workers to deliver property operations. She provides leadership and accountability for Asset and Lease Transaction Management, Facilities Management, Project Management, Safety and Security as well as Operational Risk for the function in the Africa & Middle East region. Additionally, she provides oversight and leadership for country managers in Uganda and Tanzania. Gloria is responsible for 3,000,000 sq. ft. in the East Africa Cluster. She is the Risk control owner for all Property related risks, including Health and Safety, Security and Business Continuity Management in this cluster.
President, Americas Life Sciences, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
Ken Manke is the Life Sciences President for the Americas. Working within the firm’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) segment, he has oversight of client accounts operating in the Life Sciences industry whose service requirements include facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction, and consulting services. Ken is also responsible for aligning CBRE’s capabilities with changing industry needs, further enhancing quality and compliance support and providing exceptional outcomes to clients. Previously, Ken was the Global Alliance Director for a large pharmaceutical client, with accountability for all facilities management, real estate and project management services provided to the client globally.
Global Lead, Workplace Performance Strategies, Jacobs
Amy leads the Jacobs Workplace Performance Strategies team. Performance Strategies links business needs, design, culture and work to inform new ways of working and reimagine how work and place can drive business performance.
Communications Manager, EMEA, Sodexo
Swedish/Italian native with a Master’s degree in Applied English Linguistics and Business Communication, with a specialization in creative messaging that engages the receiver, and out-of-the-box solutions to improve internal and external information flow. Currently Global Account Communications Manager at Sodexo.
Lisa McGregor, MCR.w
Global Lead, Space Strategies, Jacobs
Lisa leads Jacobs’ global Workplace Space Strategy practice, specializing in the development and delivery of workplace solutions that synthesize business goals, design and new ways of working with strategic real estate planning.
Strategic Tenant Relations, Global Office Portfolio, Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
Working for a German-based landlord/investor with 45 million ft² of office space under management, Locke’s job is to build strategic relationships with corporate occupiers to enable growth and create solutions for future occupation strategies.
EMEA Account Director, Sodexo
Petra was appointed as the Microsoft Account Director for EMEA in September 2019 and is responsible for 24 countries, 65 sites and 500+ Sodexo employees across the region. She joined Sodexo in 2018 from CBRE where she held a variety of senior roles. Petra has a strong experience in integrated facilities management and corporate real estate developed over her 16 years in the industry. She has a proven history of successfully aligning workplace and real estate strategies with business requirements, developing and implementing IFM strategies and solutions, and leading complex business change projects both internally and within client organisations. Petra has a special interest in people and their behaviours in the workplace and she is passionate about creating experiences that improve the quality of life for employees and customers, using technology as an enabler for performance.
Chief Growth Officer, Sodexo
Sylvia Metayer is Sodexo’s Chief Growth Officer since September 2019 and a member of the Executive Committee since 2015. In her role, Sylvia has responsibility for ensuring that Strategy, Marketing and Sales are aligned around a consistent client and consumer-centric go-to-market strategy, all powered by Digital and Innovation. Sylvia was previously CEO of Sodexo’s Corporate Services Worldwide Segment. Sylvia is a Non Executive Director for Page Group, a trustee of the Quebec Labrador Foundation and serves on the Research Orientation Committee and the Strategic Advisory Board at HEC Business School. Within Sodexo, Sylvia is a founding member of SoTogether, the Group’s women network, and Executive sponsor of Pride, its LGBT network. Sylvia holds a business degree from the HEC. She’s also a graduate of Queen’s University, Canada and of the University of Ottawa, Canada. Sylvia is French/British/Canadian, and speaks French and English.
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Head of EMEA, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Knight Frank
Simon joined Newmark Knight Frank August 2019, as Head of EMEA, Global Corporate Services. He brings over 40 years of global experience as an established international corporate real estate advisor as both a service provider and on the client side. Simon is an ambitious, focused, and commercially minded senior real estate professional with proven business judgement, strong strategic capability, leadership and general management experience. He has a track record of managing people and budgets during the past 30 years within multinational companies. He is driven by challenge, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills which provide the ability to operate effectively at all levels. Simon has spent his career advising businesses on real estate and facilities, business transformation, location analysis, organization and business consulting services, while navigating business impacts of geo-political shifts and the ever fast changing climate.
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Vice President Corporate Real Estate, Zalando SE
Raimund Paetzmann is VP Corporate Real Estate at Zalando SE in Berlin and focuses on Logistic, Portfolio Management, Construction & Architecture, Workplace/New Work, Building Operation as well as all building-related employee services like Security Management and Office Management and Travel and Event Management. He joined Zalando in 2017 to support the growth of the Corporate Real Estate portfolio (office, retail, and logistics). Previously to joining Zalando he built and led the Amazon EMEA real estate team, which was involved in the strategic network planning and design of the European Fulfillment Network. He has pioneered introducing new buildings and a new type of advanced e-commerce logistics network across Europe He also contributed significantly to the new generation of European Fulfillment Warehouse types. Since June 2018, he has also been Deputy Chairman of the Logistics Real Estate Committee of the German Property Federation ZIA.
Head of Real Estate - Europe, XPO Logistics
Charles is a chartered surveyor with 30 years’ of experience in commercial real estate, predominantly in the industrial and logistics sector across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has worked for several large corporates including Walt Disney, General Electric and SEGRO plc. Charles has been with XPO Logistics for over two years and with a team of ten people oversees all their real estate needs. XPO have a portfolio of over 588 transport and warehousing facilities totalling 6 million square metres in 15 countries.
Regional People & Culture Director APAC, ISS Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
New Zealand born, Darryl Prince has over 20 years’ Human Resources experience in the Hospitality sector in companies such as Starwood, Four Seasons and the Accor group. Darryl joined ISS in June 2007 – He now leads purpose led service culture of ISS in the Asia Pacific region, with a combined workforce of over 200,000 employees. Darryl comes with a wealth of experience from the service industry both in the Asia Pacific area and the Middle East where he has been based. Currently Darryl is Regional Director of People and Culture for APAC, based in Singapore. An accomplished coach and facilitator, he enjoys growing and developing leaders while influencing culture at a strategic level within large service focussed industries to drive improved performance.
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Peggie Rothe, PhD
Chief Insights & Research Office (CIRO), Leesman
Peggie is Development Director at Leesman, where her role includes leading the research undertaken on the world’s largest independent workplace effectiveness database. Before joining the company in 2014, she was a researcher at Aalto University (Finland) with a focus on CRE and workplace management. She has published her findings in many peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at several academic and industry conferences.
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Enterprise Account Manager, Locatee – Uncover Workplace Insights
Tarik Schmidt, as Nordics Head of Sales leads Locatee’s Nordics Enterprise Business Unit expansion strategy helping corporate real estate, workplace and facility leaders gain invaluable space and usage insights about the office space utilisation and occupancy across their global properties and workplaces. Utilisation data is visualized in Locatee Analytics enabling enterprises to work with near real-time data insights to make strategic global and local property and workplace decisions. Prior to joining Locatee, Tarik spent 10+ years in the Salesforce CRM industry. He worked 5 years at Salesforce helping to build and develop the company's Scandinavian business unit. He spent another 5+ years at Accenture and other international consultancy companies like Netcompany leading complex, global Salesforce CRM implementation projects at companies like Novartis and Philip Morris Int. What drives Tarik? He sees Real Estate as the next digital frontier with enormous untapped digital possibilities and his ambition is to help businesses manage their real estate portfolio as well and efficient as they manage their global CRM systems. Tarik hopes that in the next 5 years, all major, global enterprises get to know about Locatee, what Locatee does, and understand how Locatee can help them unlock incredible and unrivalled value from Day 1, whether the case may be relating to Covid19 or beyond.
Daaf Serné, MCR, SLCR
Director, Real Estate, Workplace & Sustainability, ServiceNow
Daaf Serné has spent his 14 years of experience striving to get other young professionals and students inspired and excited to work in the field of Workplace & Corporate Real Estate. He’s an evangelist for commercial real estate tech tools and best practices via seminars, lectures, and workshops. In his role, he is responsible for Real Estate, Workplace & Sustainability at large and connects the needs and ambitions of his internal customers/teams within the corporation. Making the world of work, work better for people is in the company’s DNA and is also embedded in the Workplace Services (WPS) culture. His main interests are around (sustainable) real estate and the question if we can make our work better and more efficient. He is convinced that a lot of answers are to be found in data/technology and tries to stay on top of the rapid development in the still somewhat ‘conservative’ market space.
Environmental and Sustainability Lead, Sodexo
Emma is responsible for leading on the Microsoft Sustainability Programme for EMEA, making recommendations to improve efficiencies and ensure compliance. This is to ensure that the facilities we look after are efficient from a waste, water, and energy perspective. Emma has worked with Sodexo for over 5 years and has over 8 years experience in the Sustainability and Environmental Management field, having graduated in 2011 with a First Class Bachelor of Science degree. Emma has since worked with the military, and government defence organisations in some challenging environments to achieve great improvements to sustainability.
Head of New Work – Lead Marketing & Business Development, OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten GmbH
After studying architecture and business economics at RWTH Aachen, Bettina started her career in project management and workplace strategy. As a strategic consultant Bettina leads several client projects in the field of real estate strategy focusing on operating models and new work. In her current position as Head of Marketing and Business Development and Expert New Work at OSA Architects in Munich, Bettina drives the development of new project and workplace ideas.
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Head of Data & Analytics, EMEA, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Services Ltd
Andy has over 20 years’ experience in Technology and IFM roles, spanning software development, infrastructure, project delivery and leading complex enterprise technology implementations for global organisations. Andy is passionate about leveraging digital technologies to enhance the human experience. Andy specialises in: • Technology Strategy and business partnering • Enterprise Data and Analytics strategies • Global technology implementation and Architecture • Service Management design and approach • Consumer UX, Mobile and DevOps • Operating model design and Process modelling
Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services Africa, CBRE Excellerate
A graduate of Cambridge University, a chartered surveyor and with a Masters in Corporate Real Estate, Jonathan has 34 years of real estate experience. This includes managing multi-disciplinary activities with occupier clients across international markets, helping to develop and implement portfolio optimisation strategies into a cost-effective lever and delivering shareholder value. Having spent most of his career working from London, he has been based in Johannesburg for over 3 years, leading and expanding the Advisory & Transaction Services division of CBRE Excellerate across Sub-Saharan Africa and its delivery of exceptional outcomes for clients.
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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Spaceti
Max is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Spaceti. At IBM, he led the IBM CEE Cloud Innovation Lab creating solutions based on emerging technologies while delivering technical consulting across multiple countries in Central and Eastern Europe. He helped start-ups and corporates to refine IT innovation strategies and architectures, as well as validate business models. Max founded Spaceti in 2016 and under his leadership the company acquired more than 100 projects in 16 countries around the world. Max is also one of the few people to hold WELL certification and he strives to evangelise the market about digitalising buildings. Max has spoken at more than 50 conferences in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Max’s work and industry experience makes him the perfect leader to oversee operations and growth at Spaceti.
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John Wentzel, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Tsebo Holdings SA
Dr. John Wentzel is a highly experienced industry executive. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Systems as well as two masters degree. His career has seen him work for a range of companies in the FMCG, banking, logistics, retail and service industries. His focus has been on strategic execution, operations and the turnaround of business units and companies. Dr. Wentzel is currently CEO of Tsebo International a pan-African services company operating across 21 countries. He has previously held c-suite positions for various public and private sector companies. He has board level experience in both executive and non-executive positions for private and public sector companies. Dr. Wentzel continues to pursue an active academic career as his way of sharing his expertise and helping the next generation of business leaders to grow. He teaches on the MBA program at one of the leading business school in Africa, is a fellow at its Centre for African Markets & Marketing, serves as a supervisor for Ph.D. and Masters level students and acts as an external examiner in the business and engineering faculties at the University of Pretoria. He is a highly regarded expert on doing business in emerging markets as well as regular conference speaker and published academic in this field.
Cees van der Spek
Director Global Corporate Relations, EDGE
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.
Excellence in Speaking
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