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October 17, 2016   |  9:00 - 10:30 AM

General Session 1: 'Dear World': Can We Talk?

Do you consider yourself a global citizen? Through what lens do you view the world? From a generalist’s perspective – or with a specialized focus? How clear is that focus? Do you have eyes in the back of your head? Can you see what’s coming? Do you have blind spots? Can you spot opportunity and reduce risk?

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Working Successfully With Your IT Department

Real estate and facility management leaders are under growing pressure from the business and the workforce to expand their strategies to reimagine physical spaces to engage employees. Digital/physical convergence is compelling RE/FM charters to expand and become interdependent with the charter of IT. But how should you cope with this new need to work more with IT? Come hear an analyst from Gartner, an IT research and advisory firm, who will share an insider’s view of IT organizations – who’s in them, how they work, what makes them tick – and how you can best partner with them because you need them and they need you!

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Business Intelligence: Capital One's Data-Driven Approach to CRE

In 2014, Capital One Workplace Solutions made the decision to invest in building a world-class internal data and analytics infrastructure to help transform the CRE team to a true data-driven organization. Learn more about this initiative and how it began by partnering with their Technology and internal data teams to design and build a central data warehouse.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Few individuals have the breadth of political, economic and military leadership experience as PJ Crowley, who served at the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Spokesman for the U.S. Department of State Secretary of State for Hillary Clinton. PJ is the author of, Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States, which will be published in December. Join him in this lively tour of the world, as he discusses geopolitical events ranging from Brexit and US elections to Asian power politics. Gain an insiders perspective of hot spots, flash points and key changes taking place that will influence various countries’ potential as locations for business investment and new corporate facilities.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Johnson & Johnson Real Estate: Enterprise Transformation on a Hyper-Accelerated Pace

How do you embrace and protect 130 years of decentralized management, yet transform a key business service to a center led model in less than 2 years? Johnson & Johnson (J&J) moved from a decentralized real estate advisory group to an enterprise focused, globally deployed organization by transforming four key areas: Accountability, Authority, Funding, and Talent, all underpinned by a strategic plan to drive the business forward. This transformation fundamentally changed the way J&J reaches investment decisions, organizes resources, and plans to align its fixed assets to meet the long term needs of the business.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

User EXPERIENCE: The Next Big Thing!

"Taking actions to create value for someone else or a group of individuals" is the definition of Experience. It sounds straightforward yet it is a significantly misunderstood topic. How do you create an outstanding user experience at work, deploy strategy, measure impact and calculate ROI? What does an experience entail and demand? Can you influence and control it? Can you provoke memorable moments? Where do you start?

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing

As the world marches towards reinvention, organizations are asking, “is there a better way to outsource?” This is a question the United States Air Force asked the University of Tennessee to research when they sponsored a large research project spanning in over 10 years of research in sourcing business models.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Well-Being, Science and Design

This session presents the Model and drivers most closely associated with environmental design: Privacy, Flexibility, Predictability, Equity, Comfort, Connection, and Safety. We will facilitate a discussion of these drivers and their impact on psychological states, then challenge the audience, working in groups, to translate drivers into design examples. The interpretation and application of these examples will inform the remainder of the discussion.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Executive Track (by invitation only)

Anticipating the Future
In a time of rapidly-changing global economic, financial and political developments how can you be more effective at anticipating the future? Join Vikram Mansharamani as he examines how the changing geopolitical climate, economic pressures and technological advances may impact your business; and how you can develop successful strategies for moving forward in today’s evolving business landscape.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Steps from the Stoop” Global Citizenship - A Guide to Recognizing Your Potential and Contributing to Humanity

Global Citizenship is a service-based mentality that accounts for the needs of others. It is an all-inclusive way of life that stretches across our personal and professional lives, and helps us become the person we wish to be. Through thought provoking exercises, unique audience engagement, and uplifting videos you will be empowered to create more authentic relationships here and now. Chris Bashinelli, Cross-Cultural-Explorer and Host of Bridge the Gap, will inspire you to build stronger connections with people across intercultural, intergenerational and international boundaries. While finding moments each day, both inside and outside the office, as a means to contribute.

October 17, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Horizon

Preparing for Threats to Real Estate Infrastructure Risks posed by the complex and ill-defined nature of today’s terrorist, criminal, and intelligence threats requires leadership and engagement at every level and functional area of an organization. The globalization of economies, emerging technologies, and workforce mobility introduce vulnerabilities to any enterprise. Effective management of today’s security risk environment is a collective responsibility; one that must include partnerships between government, academia, and private industry. This presentation, led by Special Agent Phil Wislar of the FBI, will guide attendees through a process of identifying threats and vulnerabilities, and developing mitigation strategies to enhance the protection and value of critical assets.

October 17, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Technology Playground - Data is Power

How can corporate real estate executives and site selectors efficiently navigate and compare data across all communities across the U.S. to ensure they are making the right location decisions for their expansion or relocation projects? This session walks you through the process of efficiently using data and technology to help drive your decision-making process and identify the best communities for your specific business parameters - workforce availability, taxes, supply chain, utility rates, infrastructure and quality of life issues. Learn how to quickly and easily search, filter and compare communities, create customized reports in minutes, then connect with the appropriate economic development organizations representing communities of interest.

October 17, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Workplace Learning Theater - The Occupiers Have Spoken

The outlook of senior corporate real estate (CRE) executives worldwide will be discussed during this briefing on CBRE’s Global Occupier Survey. Gain insights into the three consistent global themes on the CRE executive’s agenda: balancing local actions amid global economic uncertainty, implementing employee-centric workplace strategies, and supporting rapid enterprise transformation—all while strategically managing costs.

October 17, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Designing for Circadian Rhythms: Metrics, Workflows & Establishing Conventions for Design with GSA

The design community has increasingly recognized the influence of light on human health and well-being. This session will present emerging circadian lighting metrics, protocols, tools, and case studies that enable architects to evaluate the circadian resource impact from daylight and electric light sources within built environments. The research findings on light and health conducted in five federal office buildings by the U.S. General Services Administration and researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be covered. Gain key insights on how lighting design for health and well-being should be an integral part of strategies to improve organizational effectiveness, drawing on results from GSA workplace research.

October 17, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Human Capital Learning Theater - #HaveVision

Success is when preparedness meets opportunity. (Coach Jimmy Johnson) Who is preparing your people? And, are you sponsoring success within the enterprise or undermining it through complacency and lack of action? I have not unearthed a “silver bullet” for phenomenal leadership, but have found that starting with “The Why” makes a world of difference. Come for a collaborative discussion on why – “The Why” – matters so much.

October 17, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - All Aboard The HyperLoop - NY to ATL: 41 mins

Imagine a not-too-distant future, in the next ten to twenty years, when a new type of transportation has emerged, beyond what we know today in the form of cars & trucks, planes, trains and ships that can move at the speed of sound, transporting people and products across the globe in a way that is safe, secure and sustainable. Dave Clute, presenting on behalf of the Rocky Mountain HyperLoop Consortium, will provide an update of how this new type of transportation could help transform our built environment and provide new options for how and where we work and live in Net-Zero Communities.

October 17, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Workplace Learning Theater - How the Frictionless Economy is Impacting and Will Continue to Impact - Corporate Real Estate

In today's world, the frictionless economy concept is rapidly becoming a reality. Simply, a frictionless economy exists "where buyers and sellers, producers and consumers, are able to do business directly with one another." From Uber to Airbnb to Tesla Motors, new companies are entering existing markets and changing the way business is done. This transformation is already impacting commercial real estate. Many companies now realize CRE is not their core competency; however, its impact on their business is immense. The focus has shifted from just increasing productivity to encompass how CRE can positively improve the employee experience. New, more detailed metrics are driving changes, which means the right technology is essential. These changes in CRE as it relates to the frictionless economy will be discussed along with a look ahead to where the industry is going and what is needed for future success.

October 17, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - Future Comfort: How Intelligent Buildings will provide Customized Comfort

This session will focus on the future of intelligent buildings and how mechanical building intelligence has evolved. The next frontier for the intelligent building is the widespread adaptation of user-centered control and information. HVAC improvements, the trend of customization and its impact on building operations, tenant retention and occupant comfort will be covered.

October 17, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Technology Playground - How a Campus App Enhances Employee Engagement in the Digital Workplace

Millennials are the largest generation of the U.S. labor force, and their technological expectations are reshaping the workplace as we know it. Find out how you can create a campus app, no technical skills required, that engages employees through facilities reporting, wayfinding, and contextually relevant communications.

October 17, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Human Capital Learning Theater: Please Don’t Go – The NeuroScience of Workplaces that Attract and Retain

Want your space to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent? Join us to learn about two key studies that describe how to do just that! We’ll share key lessons from our Neuroscience research and from our Workforce Voice powered by LinkedIn study, describing what it takes to create spaces that attract, retain, and engage talent. Learn why employees love (or not!) the experience they have in the workplace, and how to convert them from detractors (those who would not recommend their employers) to promoters (those who would). Don’t miss the surprising findings about what matters most in the workplace and make a powerful case for the power of place!

October 17, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Healthy Workplaces: Designing for Engagement

Research at the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workspaces, at the University of California, Berkeley is gathering together all known science across disciplines to study employee health and well-being. Discover what they have learned about new ways to design workspace to drive engagement and the significance of psychological states for well-being.

October 17, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Technology Playground - Making Makers Space with HoloLens and Mixed Reality

The Maker Movement is considered the New Industrial Revolution which encourages one to experiment, tinker and hack (buildings, as well as software) utilizing 3D printers, laser cutters and many other digital tools. One new technology for a Maker’s toolbox is mixed reality which was not available until this year with the release of Microsoft’s mixed reality platform, HoloLens. This session will demonstrate how Trimble’s SketchUp group in Boulder, Colorado created a Maker’s lab for their office using HoloLens and a software application designed by their R&D group. This is an opportunity to get a close-up vision of how this 3D immersive environment enabled them to conceive of a new innovative lab in an entirely different way than viewing a CAD drawing or BIM model on a 2D computer screen.

October 17, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Human Capital Learning Theater - The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None

The Journey of Not Knowing by former Amazon executive Julie Benezet provides a new approach to leadership that accepts the scariness of the unknown as a powerful source of motivation rather than a deterrent to building a company’s better future. This book will inspire everyone who leads, whether it is large corporation or small project team, to see the adventure and opportunity leadership offers to make a difference to its people, organization, and customers. Written in an accessible and entertaining way, it allows readers to confront their worst fears about not knowing what they need to know about business challenges, coworkers, and themselves to achieve greater heights.

October 17, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - 10 Ailments of Outsourcing

How healthy is your outsourcing deal? Many outsourcing agreements have structural flaws that cause inherent perverse incentives. This fast paced session will provide insights into 10 common “ailments” of outsourcing. You will leave with a simple checklist to test the health of your outsourcing agreement. You are sure to learn a tip or two about how to keep your outsourcing agreement healthy.

October 17, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Wellness: An Attraction or A Retention?

Discover the three major roles wellness plays in the attraction and retention of a company. First, what are the benefits of wellness that attract users and clients? Second, how does wellness play a role in retaining user occupiers? Lastly, how wellness is becoming an increasingly important factor with users retaining their employees.

October 17, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Workplace Learning Theater - Picture This: Workplace Beyond the Boundaries

More and more corporations are seeking to push the boundaries and position themselves globally with work environments that not only address their culture and functional needs, but establish a tie across regions. The speed of change is driving a need for more agile solutions. Political and economy tensions; technological advances; environmental and human centric well-being all matter in developing solutions. To meet the needs of today corporations need to think outside the box, and perhaps outside the traditional office boundaries. After all, if you don't like change you're sure to like irrelevance even less.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Geopolitics Where to go? Where to grow? What Do You Need to Know?

How do international companies develop strategies for locating and running operations in regions and countries with ever changing political and economic risks? With so many variables in play, how do companies form decisions?

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

The Global Workplace Paradox: Driving Creativity and Innovation

The nature of work and the places in which work happens are both facing significant—and potentially volatile—paradigm shifts. Workforce engagement is at the lowest levels since 1978, employee engagement is stagnant and workplace stress is on the rise. The latest global workplace research indicates that the workplace itself is not maximizing employee engagement and innovation, and in fact creating inequity among office-based workers. Given the shifting global landscape of work today and in the future, how can organizations across industries and geographies harness and even accelerate the pace of innovation that is so vital to success? Join us for an insightful discussion that will take an in-depth look at the ‘innovation ecosystem’ that makes the biggest difference. Janet Pogue McLaurin will share Gensler’s key findings on how and where work is happening today and what design factors most directly impact creativity and innovation based on surveys from over 11,200 office workers in the U.S., U.K., Asia and Latin America.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

The Colorado Front Range - Leader for Renewable Energy / Net-Zero and Clean Tech Design

The Colorado Chapter is helping to position and support the Denver Metro Area and the entire Rocky Mountain Front Range as the national Renewable Energy / Net-Zero / Clean Tech thought-leader and innovation test bed for the built-environment across multiple industry sectors. Public, private, for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout Colorado are coming together to support the planning, design, construction, commissioning and life-cycle operations and maintenance for smart, intelligent, high-performance and sustainable buildings, homes and communities across multiple market segments. This included residential, commercial, educational, corporate and transportation-oriented development projects.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Measuring Knowledge Worker Productivity: The 6 Factors That Change Everything

Have you been searching for the Holy Grail - a broadly applicable metric for measuring knowledge worker productivity? If you had it, you could prove that lower panels, white noise, blue walls, more natural light, etc. have a positive effect on productivity (or not). You would be able to prove causation, and have clearer answers about what to do and what not to do to contribute to worker performance with proven data instead of subjective opinions. This session highlights how Advanced Workplace Associates and The Center for Evidence-Based Management set out to search for evidence once and for all that such indisputable metrics do exist. What they found is that the universal metric cannot exist but in the process they did find 6 factors that are scientifically proven to correlate to knowledge worker performance, which can act as a proxy measure. Engage in rich discussion about initiatives to increase these 6 factors in your organization, and then propose ways that the workplace can support those initiatives to improve performance.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Big Data, Urbanization, and the Changing Landscape of Cities

The convergence of two phenomena – the rapid pace of global urbanization and the increasing volume of urban data – presents new opportunities to address society’s most pressing challenges. Accepting the projection that more than 80% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2100, there is a new sense of urgency to understand the fundamental dynamics of urban and metropolitan areas. While advances in data collection and modeling tools have improved planning and operations within specific urban domains, new sensing technologies (both proliferated in situ and synoptic) enable sources of data that can be harnessed to improve urban life. Extracting actionable insight from these data, however, require new data science tools, analytical methods, and computing capabilities. This presentation focuses on how big data and new forms of data are shaping decision-making in real estate investment, risk analysis, city management, and urban planning. It provides specific examples of use cases for novel urban sensing modalities and large-scale data analytics and illustrates how data technologies are shifting our ability to understand urban dynamics and the form and function of cities.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Are Universities Equipping Graduates with Skills CRE End-Users Want?

Recent discussions by the Young Leaders Group centered on potential gaps in what universities with specific real estate programs are teaching their students vs. what CRE end users look for in new hires. This panel discussion between faculty and CRE end users representatives will focus on two key areas, (1) curriculum and skills, and (2) new and future trends for recent grads that CRE executives should be consider in their hiring practices. In addition, the session will touch on how CRE can be more proactive in getting top talent from universities vs. losing that talent to other sectors (development, investment, etc.). It is hoped that all will benefit by gaining new insights into what future CRE talent is being taught before entering the “working world” while conversely shedding light on what skill-sets corporate occupiers seem to be having trouble recruiting. If successful, both groups should come away with definitive steps that can be taken to improve organizational goals.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Part 1: Evidence Based Decision Making – Why, How, When

Most companies think they make good decisions. Some do. But ask them how they know, and the answers are often vague. If data is cited, it is typically financial data and/or amount of space. How much cost per s.f/employee? How much s.f./person compared to competitor companies? How much space was reduced, along with associated leasing costs, by a new workplace approach? All good. The deeper question is whether the anticipated business benefits expected from a particular real estate or workplace strategy are achieved. Is the new space being used as anticipated? Did teamwork and collaboration improve? Are decisions made faster? Has turnover reduced and attraction increased? Are new products and services being created in a timely manner? Has market share increased? Are employees more engaged?

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

What Do End Users Think About Service Provider Consolidations?

The last twelve months has seen an unprecedented level of consolidation amongst corporate real estate service providers supporting real estate and facilities management service delivery. Examples include the DTZ acquisition of Cushman and Wakefield and the CBRE acquisition of JCI GWS, which have both fundamentally changed the service provider landscape. This panel of senior end users will examine the impact of consolidation from their perspective and discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by recent M&A events. The session will also address a number of questions, including: How does this impact your ability to deliver a more coordinated global corporate real estate (CRE) strategy? Can integrated services delivery drive incremental value and process efficiency? What are the principal opportunities and risks associated with service provider consolidation from a global perspective? Join this very timely discussion where you will be part of the discussion.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Leading with Integrity & Authenticity

Values-free leadership is an oxymoron, and leadership without authenticity is a misnomer. Integrity is the heart of leadership and authenticity is its soul. True leaders are not only ethical and transparent, they engage and influence others on a deeper, more personal level. By applying the ethical theories of notable moral philosophers and contemporary thought leaders, participants test 7 principles of authentic leadership and discover how practical application will enable them to lead with integrity and authenticity.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Mixing it Up in the Building Digital Workplace: New Technology Tools for the CRE World

"Mixing It Up" will introduce the topic of The Building Digital Workplace, a unique methodology to enable the most efficient and effective investment in technology for built environment professionals. This is an opportunity to gain an inside look at new hardware and software technologies introduced this year by companies in London, Boston and the Silicon Valley. The new technologies - the reality triplets: virtual, augmented and mixed are computer-simulated replications of an environment which can be more effective than viewing a building information 3D model (BIM) on a 2D screen.

October 17, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges

Today’s terrorist threat environment is dynamic and dangerous. A confluence of global political, military, social, and technological developments, have created security challenges more diverse and complex than those in the past. This special briefing, led by Hilary Peck of the National Counterterrorism Center, will help you understand the overall threat environment and lessons learned from recent terror attacks. You will leave this special briefing with the latest situational awareness, a tool for terrorism threat reporting and incident information tracking.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Workplace: Productivity Asset or Cost Liability

The biggest cost in an organization is its people; followed by the place that they are provided to do the work. It is commonplace for organizations to view their people costs as an investment in an asset but property struggles to make that transition. This has led to a cycle of cost reduction but as this continues, and the quality of workplaces is dragged down with it, are organizations limiting the impact that their people can have on their organization? What is needed to change business leaders' mindset on property from cost liability to productivity asset? For the past five years, the Leesman Index has been collecting data on the effectiveness of workplace; assessing its ability to support the work of an organisations employees. They have amassed data from 135,000+ individual employees in over 1,100 buildings in more than 50 countries. Leesman has statistically outlined the constituent parts of a high performance workplace. Worryingly though, when asked whether the workplace design enables employees to work productively, only 55% of respondents agree; bringing into doubt the suitability of workplace to support the work taking place inside of their built environment. At the beginning of 2016, Leesman published their landmark 100,000+ Data Book. A deep dive into the data that shows the impact a number of factors have on the performance of workplaces. The findings challenge conventional workplace design; and raise the question of standards around occupant density, and whether this will cause organisations to reconsider the choice of work setting they provide their teams.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Part 2: Evidence Based Decision Making – Why, How, When

Building upon the foundation provided in Part 1, this is an opportunity to explore, in more depth and in a smaller group, the role of evidence in decision-making with the original panel members and new panelists with exceptional experience in CRE. By working with various kinds of data/evidence, this affords an opportunity to engage in an extended conversation with a small group of experts. In both, sessions the intent is to foster a conversation with well-informed people about an important topic. The goal is to provide you with the opportunity to relate your experience to that of the panelists, with the expectation that all parties’ thinking will be enriched and expanded.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

M&A Acceleration: Finding Hidden Value & Risks

M&A activity has steadily increased over the past several years, and 2015 set a record for the most global deal activity. In the overall success of an integration, real estate significantly impacts the financial, political, and cultural components of all organizations involved in a merger or acquisition. A scalable CRE M&A team armed with strategies and industry best practices can uncover hidden value and ensure a smoother integration. During this session, panelists will share real life examples, best practices and proven frameworks for analyzing real estate opportunities and risks, addressing business and operating decisions, and engaging the right resources, all while keeping the big picture in mind.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

The Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability

Founded in 1810, The Hartford is one of the nation's largest insurance and financial services companies with 17,000 employees and a Real Estate portfolio comprised of 100 leased and owned properties totaling 3 million square feet. With a focus on sustainability, The Hartford had a vision to consolidate its real estate portfolio, reduce its environmental footprint, and to renovate and re-define the company's workplace image. The decision to vacate its suburban Simsbury location and consolidate approximately 7,500 employees across three campuses into two, in Windsor and their downtown Hartford Corporate Headquarters campus, has afforded employees the opportunity to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle in the downtown Hartford market. This project has served as a "blueprint" to sustainability through the key themes of consolidation, collaboration and the assistance in the corporate re-branding of the company through a new workplace design strategy.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

CRE and Sourcing – Partnership Through Integrated Solutions

Tension often exists between CRE and Sourcing organizations. But the opportunity exists for a creative, integrative and collaborative partnership that delivers value to an organization. Both disciplines are essentially comprised of skilled professionals who negotiate for a living and seek to deliver value to their organization. Working together, both have the opportunity to practice disruptive innovation, anticipate emerging trends and drive strategic initiatives, rather than react to emerging requirements. This interactive panel discussion will challenge the notion that Sourcing is destined to be a tactical necessity of the process and instead be a viable partner with CRE, making it possible to drive value, exceed expectations and raise the bar on goal delivery. Gain practical insights on how to build sustainable relationships, effective teams and partnerships to ensure internal service delivery performs above expectations. Learn how you can provide leverage and synergy by capitalizing on the skill sets of your internal partners to drive better decisions and thought innovation. Join the conversation and share your success stories!

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

About Those Millenials: By Those Millenials

What is glaringly absent from the prevailing discussion on Millennials in the workplace?... Well the voice of Millennials, mostly. Join representatives from BHDP Architecture and the University of Cincinnati as they represent work completed in partnership with undergraduate students who took on questions like: How does your employer address your passions?

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Global Innovator's: Excellence in Action, Session 1

The Global Innovator’s Award (GIA) celebrates the most interesting, innovative initiatives in corporate real estate and workplace management today. In this powerhouse session, GIA finalists will share the strategies, techniques and tools they use to innovate and excel.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

New Collaboration Experiences: Powered by Technology

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

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Defining the Impact of the Built Environment on Human Health and Performance

As we are often reminded, we spend over 80% of our time indoors. The World Health Organization and the CDC have documented the negative impact on human health caused by unhealthy work environments. They call for action to enhance environmental, economic, and human health through the design of spaces.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Communicating Across Borders

Communicating Across Borders provides practical suggestions for communicating more effectively when working across geographic regions, cultures, or within a multi-cultural, global workplace. The program examines both face-to-face communication as well as the complexities associated with electronic communication such as emails, webinars, and teleconferences.

October 17, 2016   |  3:45 - 5:00 PM

Active Shooter Survival Strategies

An active-shooter incident can occur at any time or place. During this session Special Agent Kim Jin will provide a current outlook on active shooter attacks in the U.S., with a detailed focus on individual survival techniques and strategies for today’s world. Topics include historical case review, FBI Active Shooter Report & shooter profile facts, strategic concepts, barricade techniques & alternative methods, truth & myths about firearms, structure hardening & site preparation, and dynamic threat considerations.

October 17, 2016   |  8:20 - 8:45 AM

Plan Your Day - Monday

Get a head start on your day as we look at what’s new, highlight breakout sessions, cover networking opportunities and more!

October 18, 2016   |  9:00 - 9:20 AM

Workplace Learning Theater: Humanizing the Workplace

The promise of big data, the charm and magic of algorithms, the attraction of artificial intelligence and the value of machine automation all suggest less people in the workplace. Even as computers near the processing speed, focus and memory capacity of the human brain, our abilities to work in teams, empathically understand the subtle nuances, reason, assess and imagine have yet to undermine the need for people in business. How do we stay focused on the human connection in an era of increasing technology? By applying workplace design principles you can help keep the human element alive and well in the workplace.

October 18, 2016   |  9:00 - 9:20 AM

Innovation Learning Theater - Industrial Strength Gadgets & Wearable Technologies

From Google Glass to Lumo to the Apple watch or clothing that powers your devices, wearable technologies are becoming more commonly used for business scenarios of all kinds. Join us to learn more about this trend and how it fits into the workplace, the enterprise, and how you can use it to your advantage for everything from monitoring biometrics to training staff.

October 18, 2016   |  9:00 - 9:20 AM

Wellness Learning Theater - Enhancing the Workplace with Biophilic Design: The Business Case for Connecting to Nature

Global real estate professionals are continually challenged to create sustainable and healthy workplaces that will attract and retain the happiest, and thus most productive, employees. Traditional green building efforts focus on energy, water and healthy materials, yet human costs are 112 times greater than energy costs in the workplace. Biophilic design is the incorporation of nature and its elements into our built environment. As world populations become increasingly urbanized design that reconnects people with nature becomes increasingly beneficial. Discover specific biophilic design strategies used in space design to specifically help employees reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve overall health and wellbeing consequently improving productively and the bottom line.

October 18, 2016   |  9:00 - 9:20 AM

Technology Playground - Managing Collaboration in the New World of Work

Condeco will demonstrate the recently acquired myVRM platform. This module enables users to quickly and easily coordinate collaboration resources from Cisco, Polycom, Pexip, Microsoft Skype for Business/Lync, Blue Jeans and others. This is accomplished via Microsoft Outlook/Exchange, Google Calendar or a web interface.

October 18, 2016   |  9:00 - 9:20 AM

Human Capital Learning Theater: The Corporate Real Estate Leader: Leadership Training in a Climate of Uncertainty

According to Gallup, about 60% of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent and 50% of workers have left jobs because of bad leadership. Growing leaders from within becomes essential. In a climate of economic, social and political uncertainty, what are the challenges with Leadership Training? During this session, you will examine the 7 habits leadership habits needed to succeed. Case studies will showcase challenges and effective ways of several 'organization's "strategic readiness" to train leadership in resilience, collaborative partnership, predictive learning and agility. Some of the best corporate training centers in the world and lessons learned in creating these facilities and their programs will also be featured.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 9:50 AM

Workplace Learning Theater - Engagement and Workplace Vitality: The Latest Research Fueling the Office Renaissance

Join us to learn about the latest research from Steelcase and Mars Drinks. This discussion will inform your approach to workplace and provide evidence based insights for solutions that create great experiences for people and contribute to the performance for the organization. We will share real examples and pragmatic solutions.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 9:50 AM

Human Capital Learning Theater: Harnessing the Energy and Talents of a Diverse “Firebrand Generation”

Recent college graduates in the workforce today grew up with a lack of stability, as evidenced by September 11th and the rise of Homeland Security, recent wars, collapsing world markets and resulting lack of job security or underemployment. They were considered the “over-supervised” generation, with a capacity to accept rapid technological change. In contrast, the younger generation of post-Millennials – i.e. freshmen in college, recently called the “Firebrand Generation” by the New Yorker – are being shaped by more recent events and activities like an increase in campus activism, Black Lives Matter, transgender rights, marriage equality, suspicion of the political process and its guardians. They expect, not hope, for a different and better world, and the ability to attain their “dream job.” Is your company preparing for the next big changes in this near-future workforce?

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 9:50 AM

Innovation Learning Theater - The New Wave of Innovation - Emerging Commercial Real Estate Technologies and Trends

There is a convergence of three separate but related technology trends that will reinvent the way we optimize space. Gain a general understanding of what these trends are and their relevance to space optimization efforts. These trends include the digitization of space, increased mobility and advanced analytics platforms, and increased connectivity of devices and buildings.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 9:50 AM

Technology Playground - Arizona: Business First.

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. We will provide a showcase of recent developments in the State of Arizona, including legislative changes and recent projects.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 9:50 AM

Wellness Learning Theater - Race Across America: EY Legacy Builders

The Race Across America (RAAM) is the toughest bike race in the world, covering 3100 miles, and 170,000 of elevation gain in only seven days. It’s 30% further and completed in half the time compared to the Tour De France, making RAAM the supreme test of human endurance and teamwork for more than 35 years. Discover how a team of four racers and 18 crew members from EY entered the 2016 RAAM and their story of high performance teaming.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 10:30 AM

The Future of Work Will Change Everything

Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the world of work as we know it. Join this thought provoking session to examine the Future of Work; the opportunities and challenges that are converging and accelerating to create entirely new worker and workplace platforms. Emerging workforce platforms (The Human Cloud, The Liquid Workforce) and emerging workplace technologies (Data Science, Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, Security technologies) will be evaluated. Workplace complexity, emerging workforce strategies and workplace technology solutions for large scale successful implementation will be covered.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 10:30 AM

Workplace Literacy: Closing the Skills Gap

Workplace literacy (WL) comprises the basic competencies necessary for productive engagement in the modern workforce. From a slightly different perspective, WL may be described as being what is needed by the employee to be equipped for a positive workplace experience. The employee experience, linked directly with employee engagement, describes a growing list of key performance indicators (KPIs): productivity, profitability, retention, and satisfaction among others. Increasingly Chief Experience Officer (CXO) positions are appearing in organizations. The CXO is the ultimate champion of the employee experience.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 10:30 AM

Everything Is Connected: How Geopolitics, the Economy, Technology, and Demographic Factors Influence Commercial Real Estate and CRE

The world is awash in great technological changes and “too much information” and investors and occupiers are trying to make sense of it all. In this ever-changing economic landscape how can occupiers of commercial real estate stay a step ahead, and how can they incorporate these unpredictable and often inter-connected events into their long-term planning and day-to-day decision-making? This highly engaging and interactive session will lead you on a journey from why Millennials may not be so different after all to the ever increasing effect technology is having on where certain industries are locating. Explore the effect disrupters are having on the macro and micro levels of the American commercial real estate landscape and how investors and occupiers are learning to get ahead of the curve.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 10:30 AM

Challenges and Benefits of Using the Vested Model

As organizations continue to look for strategic ways to improve service delivery while maintaining competitive costs in real estate and facilities management; outsourcing has proven to be a valuable option. The industry has developed several different structures for outsourcing agreements; all of which have strengths and weaknesses. The Vested model has received a tremendous amount of interest, but has also been met with skepticism by some in the market. Each of the four panelists has chosen to pursue a Vested relationship to some extent. While each panelist will have five minutes to address their use of Vested within their organization to set the context, the focus of the panel will be to highlight both the benefits and the challenges of implementing a Vested model from both an end-user and service provider perspective. As a facilitator, Ingrid will integrate questions from the audience and drive the discussion to focus on how organizations can address the challenges effectively.

October 18, 2016   |  9:30 - 10:30 AM

The Next Generation of Innovation Spaces

In Philadelphia both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University are working on creating Innovation Centers and Innovation Zones. Places where the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow can work to develop innovative products and become cutting edge companies. With close ties to the intellectual knowledge and research activities of these schools these places will provide both the physical environments and the human communities and connections to enable start-ups to commercialize their ideas as they invent the future. The University of Pennsylvania’s 60,000 Square Foot Pennovation Center is opening this summer and has already entered into agreements whereby existing corporations such as Hershey Co. will sit side-by-side with start-ups in incubator environments. Drexel University has announced plans for Schuylkill Yards a 5 million square feet Innovation Zone that will sit next to its main campus that is set to transform Philadelphia’s University City into a neighborhood structured around innovation and collaboration.

October 18, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:20 AM

Human Capital Learning Theater - The Importance of Interpersonal Dynamics in Workplace Strategy

This session will briefly review the Knowledge Worker Productivity information covered in the longer break-out session; and demonstrate with models and examples how this new information is woven into workplace strategies and workplace design.

October 18, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:20 AM

Wellness Learning Theater - Healthy Nudges: How Space Can Positively Impact Health

There are “nudges” in the built environment all around us that drive our behavior. This presentation shares some of the ways the built environment can positively affect decisions we make about our health. What we see, hear, smell, taste, and feel impacts our actions—and emerging research in urban planning, occupational health, and behavioral science validates this. We will look at ways the space can encourage movement, healthy eating habits, reduce stress and improve well-being.

October 18, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:20 AM

Workplace Learning Theater - What’s the Bigger Picture? Driving Organizational Change Through Space Design

Bringing value by helping corporate real estate executives identify and articulate how workspace design can help drive organizational and cultural change. Has this conversation ever come up with your team? “We really want our new space to be exciting, collaborative, new, leading edge…. We really love what we hear about Google’s space….. except of course we don’t want a slide, or scooters. And you know, the ping-pong table will be too noisy….and oh, by the way, we all need offices.”

October 18, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:20 AM

Innovation Learning Theater - Technology Matters: GSA's Technology Strategy for the Workplace

One priority of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to promote an innovative, flexible, and open workplace that is a model for federal agencies. This presentation will review GSA’s method and rationale for developing a digital strategy for the workplace. Participants will first learn to consider how increased workplace mobility and need for collaboration affects workplace design and functionality. This includes understanding and integrating user needs when mapping a digital workplace strategy. GSA’s Technology Matters playbook utilizes feedback from agency leaders, input from forums held with the private sector, and academia to illustrate a path towards integrating technology into workplace design. Participants will gain an understanding of tools and techniques for ensuring the integration of the three essential elements, namely people, place, and technology. The presentation will include specific case studies on how a digital strategy has been a valuable tool for workplace delivery.

October 18, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:20 AM

Technology Playground - Using Big Data to Rightsize Your Portfolio & Increase Productivity

The world’s top companies use Rifiniti’s workspace analytics platform to accommodate growth within the same footprint, save millions, and increase productivity. Rifiniti’s patent-pending process works with or without sensors to automate highly accurate reporting on utilization, collaboration, and employee mobility.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discovering the Power of Professional Influence

Leadership is about collaborating with and influencing others. Great leaders are able to influence not only their direct reports, but clients, colleagues, decision-makers, and others over whom they have little or no formal authority. Through the use of storytelling, videos, self-assessments, self-reflection, and small group activities, this seminar helps participants discover their purpose, discern the needs of others, identify win-win solutions, and demonstrate grazia and sprezzatura in order to persuade others without being pushy.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Can’t Find Talent, Build It

Lansing, Michigan is home to almost half of Jackson’s workforce. With continuous growth at Jackson, attracting college graduates is a key area of focus to fill open positions. Through focus groups, Jackson has found that many college graduates do not view the financial services industry as a long term career path which in turn makes it difficult to fill these open positions with bright, young adults. To make things more difficult, since 2008, trends in Michigan show a substantial amount of college graduates choose to leave the state for employment after graduating. Because of these hurdles, Jackson decided to open satellite offices adjacent to Michigan State University and Michigan Tech University to provide part time flexible employment for college students. By hiring these students before they graduate, it is Jackson’s intent that full time jobs would be offered to qualified students upon graduation. Because this employment program started out as a way to introduce students to the financial services industry, one key component to attract talent was to build out innovative spaces in close proximity to college campuses. This in turn drove Jackson’s workplace model into all other offices which has provided a springboard for Jackson to support all working generations.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time to Move! Applying the Principles of Active Design

Active Design is a series of specific guidelines based on extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of government and private sector professionals to address obesity and chronic diseases as well as improve worker health and well being. This relatively new and innovative concept encompasses all aspects of design & space planning from projects small to large.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Global Innovator's: Excellence in Action, Session 2

The Global Innovator’s Award (GIA) celebrates the most interesting, innovative initiatives in corporate real estate and workplace management today. In this powerhouse session, GIA finalists will share the strategies, techniques and tools they use to innovate and excel.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From Bubble to Bust - Are You Prepared for the Next Downturn?

Real estate asset values are near or above all-time highs in many US markets. Is this a “Bubble”? Would the ability to plan for and predict market cycles impact your company’s real estate decisions? Market cycles are a defining characteristic of commercial real estate. At the same time, business cycles continue to shorten and technology adoption is increasing the unpredictability of future needs in all businesses. By incorporating the ability to assess operational fitness and proactively planning for increasingly dynamic business needs with increased understanding of market cycles (and bubbles), we are able to transform corporate real estate’s value to the Business. This insight enables us to not only fundamentally improve alignment between real estate and business objectives, but more importantly to create business value. Learn how to leverage real estate cyclicality, increase business flexibility, plan for capital investment decisions, and create a transaction roadmap for your service provider.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Building the Future of Work in the Information Age: An Interactive Workshop

As organizations everywhere are challenged to keep pace in a more complex business environment, they are looking at a myriad of ways to heighten innovation, build employee comradery and support the fluctuating needs of their global workforce.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Once the Internet of Things Connects Everything, What’s Next?

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds promise for commercial buildings through more efficient operations of every building system and optimized space use. Both deliver significant cost savings, reduced energy consumption and a lower carbon footprint.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the Wake of Brexit

Brexit. The unexpected happened. The result is enormous uncertainty that’s sending shockwaves from kitchen tables in Britain to the trading floors of the world’s financial centers. This session will examine the implications of Brexit for the UK, new challenges for a world in flux and what it may mean for CRE professionals.

October 18, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Digital Physical Customer: Innovation at the Intersection

After decades of focus on knowledge work and its associated administrative outputs, for many organizations, ‘work’ is shifting to include a more tactile component as part of a growing maker movement. The resulting union of the physical and digital increases the speed and iteration of ideation, and from the perspective of customer experience is revolutionizing how innovation happens. TAMI and TIM industries are leading a repurposing of entire districts that cater to this new type of organization – the rise of the maker economy. Discover how Thinkers’ and ‘Makers’ are combining forces to drive innovation in user experience.

October 18, 2016   |  12:15 - 12:40 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - Academic Challenge: Final Presentations (University of Houston)

Hear from student teams as they present their solutions to the 2nd CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield. These consulting teams will report on the results of their hackathon to determine how their assigned organization can be THE employer of choice and attract and retain top talent in a global economy.

October 18, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Workplace Learning Theater - Workplace + The Public Realm: What is Flexibility, Really?

This presentation will explore the impacts of changing dynamics of work on the workplace and the public realm by focusing on the issue of flexibility. The assumption most people make when addressing flexibility in workplace design is that the architecture should be transformable—adjustable walls, moveable furniture, floors that allow for height changes, and the like. While important, a focus on the physical aspect of flexibility, micro in scale, misses the opportunity to address broader workforce expectations of flexibility that transcend one’s immediate workspace to encompass a way of being and moving through work and life. From program to urban design to the construct of work itself, flexibility can happen at different scales to support employee health and wellbeing, productivity, and the bottom line. This session builds upon a yearlong research studio between Stanford University and Northeastern University, which explored workplace and the public realm through a variety of topics, as presented in the panel discussion: “The Merge: Workplace + The Public Realm.”

October 18, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Technology Playground - Lutron ViveTM |Simple and Scalable Lighting Control

Simple and scalable lighting control by Lutron. Introducing a revolutionary, modular wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. Vive wireless lighting control solutions offer a multi-strategy approach that accommodates your budget and performance needs now, and for the future of your building.

October 18, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Human Capital Learning Theater - 11 Traits to Achieve Greatness in Corporate Real Estate

The role of CRE departments has undergone a striking evolution, but many CRE teams are not properly positioned to satisfy these growing demands from a technical as well as interpersonal skill standpoint. To analyze these and other trends, JLL conducts a survey of more than 500 CRE executives, drawn from more than 350 corporations and 36 countries, to search for a consensus on the experiences and qualities – the "Great Traits" of the strongest corporate real estate teams around the world. Discover the 11 "Great Traits" necessary for a CRE team to achieve a high level of performance. A great team - one that truly serves and influences the enterprise-uses each of these 11 core competencies to pursue success in the key areas of financial performance, employee engagement and environmental sustainability.

October 18, 2016   |  12:30 - 12:50 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Buildingomics: How to Quantify a Healthy Building

The way buildings affect our health and well-being is a complicated and evolving science. Buildingomics is a tool that characterizes the totality of factors in indoor environments that influence human health, well-being and productivity of people who work in those spaces. This is an opportunity to see the tool in action and better understand the relationships between our buildings and our health.

October 18, 2016   |  12:40 - 01:05 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - Academic Challenge: Final Presentations (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)

Hear from student teams as they present their solutions to the 2nd CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield. These consulting teams will report on the results of their hackathon to determine how their assigned organization can be THE employer of choice and attract and retain top talent in a global economy.

October 18, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Technology Playground - Rethinking Convention: What’s trending right beneath your feet

FreeAxez has revolutionized cable management with its award-winning Adaptive Cabling Distribution™ systems. CEO Earl G. Geertgens III will take you through his company’s proprietary approach, ACD™, developed over the past 20 years. The demonstration will include a mock-up installation of the Gridd and Gridd Power systems, proving how Facility professionals overcome design challenges, reduce construction costs, increase workplace productivity, and deliver on whole building design.

October 18, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Setting the Mark: Registering Wellbeing

So it goes-- We manage what we measure. But who measures wellbeing and why? This session will surely peak your interest about what is possible for individuals, businesses, and society. All we need to do is pay closer attention.

October 18, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Human Capital Learning Theater - Restore the Zen with Apps for Work/Life Balance

Achieving the perfect work life balance may be difficult, but you can surely get some help from apps that will allow you to free up time to do more of what you want, whether it may be for work or for life. Whether you need to find more time in your schedule, manage your family obligations, cross items off of your to-do list, take time to meditate or have dinner delivered, these apps will help you improve your life and work styles.

October 18, 2016   |  1:00 - 1:20 PM

Workplace Learning Theater - Advancing the Efficiency Economy: Using Big Data to Drive Optimization

Efficiency in operations is not just about reducing energy costs, but also improving the efficiency of equipment and people within each facility. 70% of the annual management spend is on equipment, energy, and people. By strategically focusing on these big management spends, operational improvements can be realized immediately. This session focuses on how to advance your management practices by using big data, existing building information and technology to drive progress.

October 18, 2016   |  1:05 - 1:30 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - Academic Challenge: Final Presentations (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Hear from student teams as they present their solutions to the 2nd CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield. These consulting teams will report on the results of their hackathon to determine how their assigned organization can be THE employer of choice and attract and retain top talent in a global economy.

October 18, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Designing for Circadian Rhythms: Metrics, Workflows & Establishing Conventions for Design with GSA

The design community has increasingly recognized the influence of light on human health and well-being. This session will present emerging circadian lighting metrics, protocols, tools, and case studies that enable architects to evaluate the circadian resource impact from daylight and electric light sources within built environments. The research findings on light and health conducted in five federal office buildings by the U.S. General Services Administration and researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be covered. Gain key insights on how lighting design for health and well-being should be an integral part of strategies to improve organizational effectiveness, drawing on results from GSA workplace research.

October 18, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Human Capital Learning Theater - Holistic Leadership – A New Direction

Together, we’ll explore the nature and structure of leadership, what competencies and skills are required of a leader, what leadership looks like in action, and explore today’s theories and best practices for leadership development. Join us for an interesting look at leadership development and take part in a holistic approach to career development, including CoreNet Global’s newly integrated LDP electives with the MCR and SLCR designation programs.

October 18, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Technology Playground - Top 10 Apps-on-the-Go: Tech Solutions for the Traveling “Road Warrior”

You are out of the office on the road but you still need to keep in touch and in command of your personal commitments. This session will unveil 10 top apps that will come in handy and help with productivity, travel arrangements, conference calls, scheduling and more. You’ll sigh with relief from a stress-less work environment and an easier daily life at home.

October 18, 2016   |  1:30 - 1:50 PM

Workplace Learning Theater: All Things Are Not Equal

At present, the way property assets are measured varies dramatically. With so many different methods of measurement in use, it makes it difficult to accurately compare space. The International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC) is working together to develop and embed a single property measurement standard to ensure that property assets are measured in a consistent way, creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability. CoreNet Global is a member of the Coalition and invites you to learn more about the standards and progress that’s being made.

October 18, 2016   |  1:30 - 2:00 PM

Innovation Learning Theater - Academic Challenge: Final Presentations (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Hear from student teams as they present their solutions to the 2nd CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield. These consulting teams will report on the results of their hackathon to determine how their assigned organization can be THE employer of choice and attract and retain top talent in a global economy.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Measuring Health, Engagement, Productivity, Culture and the Built Environment

Our workforce suffers from obesity, musculoskeletal disorders, chronic stress, sleep deprivation and a lack of engagement. As a result, health care costs are escalating, the economy is suffering, and companies are losing their competitive advantage. Also, the tools we are using to measure our success are too narrow in focus or miss telling the whole story. The Harvard School of Public Health is helping corporations across all sectors with their Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), which measures and accelerates ways for the world to become healthier and more sustainable.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Leveraging Your Key Resource: The Millennials Are Here

Leveraging Your Key Resource: The Millennials Are Here By that by 2025, more than 75% of the workforce will be comprised of Millennials. WTF, a common Millennial term, will come to take an entirely different meaning in business development. Workplace Environment & Culture, Training Programs & Mentors, & Fast-Paced Trajectory Plans. Learn how ‘workplace balance’ is changing with generations and how to best mold and develop the skillset of millennials new to the workforce.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Energy Efficiency in Tenant Spaces: What You Need to Know

Being energy efficient and sustainable holds multiple benefits for commercial building occupants, including reducing the total cost of occupancy for tenants and fostering a healthy and more productive workplace. The majority of a building's energy consumption is driven by tenant use.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Women in Leadership: The Authentic Pursuit of Greatness

Studies have shown that women more dominantly define happiness as an indicator of professional success over income. Passion in a chosen profession, such as Corporate Real Estate, can exist independently; but, the greatest value is achieved when they co-exist. This session will consist of an intimate discussion with top female executives on how they have found success doing something they love. The roles of the panelists will expand beyond real estate, in an effort to demonstrate leadership at the executive business level. Driving passion and creativity, discovering natural talents and honing critical skills which are not inherent, and what success looks like from the top will be addressed.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Economic Developer's Roundtable

Join top location strategy experts in a high-level conversation that includes audience Q&A and a peer-to-peer roundtable. This highly popular, interactive format will enable you to connect, learn and participate in discussions with economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and location consultants on today’s critical issues. Be part of the discussion and join us for a session of thought-provoking ideas and knowledge sharing.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Global Innovation and the Evolution of CRE: Impact and Opportunity

Today's tech, economic, and social advances are impacting our professional and personal lives in expansive ways. The expectations on today’s CRE professionals are changing and roles are undergoing rapid redefinition. Join as we explore this evolution through the lens of 'What, So What, Now What'. First identifying and scaling the strongest market disruptors (the What), next illuminating the current and pending impacts to traditional corporate environments (the So What), and closing with a discussion on best practice and optimal guidance for leading through change (the Now What). This presentation is intended to provide a succinct and eye-opening analysis of global changes, enterprise impacts and CRE opportunities.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Better Answers to Better Questions: How Big Data will Transform Corporate Real Estate

Our buildings talk to us today in ways that would have been hard to imagine even a decade ago. The introduction of intelligent, internet-connected devices and equipment are providing enormous amounts of data that can be analyzed, interpreted and used to drive decisions and strategy. The data comes from sensors that track movement of people through the building, equipment that monitors and reports on its own performance and problems, and building systems that report usage metrics as well as occupant preferences.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

How Ready Are You for FASB’s New Lease Accounting Standards?

In early 2016 the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued new lease accounting standards that require major changes to how to account for leases on corporate financial statements. These changes will impact virtually every company to some degree and have created a heightened concern for real estate portfolio managers, CRE leaders and CFOs because of the financial reporting and business implications. This session will provide you with an overview of the new standards and practical advice on what your company can do now to prepare for the changes. You will be better prepared to discuss how the new standards might affect real estate strategies and decision making.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Maneuvering the IoT Cyber Security Landscape

It is apparent and inevitable that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be ubiquitous. And needless to say, there is a lot of hype and fear served up about IoT’s potentially devastating risks. The single main objective of this talk is to provide a clear and simple exposure of the sources of IoT risks and vulnerabilities sans the technical jargon. The goal is to equip you with the knowledge of these risks in order to help safely maneuver the IoT landscape. During this session Dr. Thomas will address several fundamental questions like: Is IoT Cyber Security that fundamentally different? Where are the IoT cyber risks actually coming from? Can IoT really be made bullet-proof? If so, how?

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:15 PM

Driving to Outcomes: A Roadmap for Putting Workplace Strategies to Work

Designing workplace transformation initiatives that will deliver desired business outcomes can be a daunting proposition. With increasing demand for flexible workspaces that utilize location based analytics, connected devices, mobile applications, collaboration technologies, or some combination thereof – business leaders need a way of assessing the value of such enablers with regards to driving immediate and sustaining impact on: enterprise agility and growth, employee engagement and productivity as well as the ability to attract and retain talent. In this session, leaders from Cisco's Workforce Experience practice will draw upon Cisco's transformational journey as well as sharing the experiences of several of its own customers – to explain an outcomes-based approach that quantifies the impact of a variety of workplace efforts as well as providing a self-funding roadmap example to help guide investments in resources, process improvements and infrastructure.

October 18, 2016   |  2:15 - 3:30 PM

Best Practices in Practice: How to Create Workplaces that Thrive

Join us for this highly interactive and engaging session where we will facilitate a lively dialogue that highlights *your* efforts, lessons, and success! In this brand new format, we’ll focus our discussion around the creation of workplaces that are vibrant, thriving, and alive with potential at the intersection of engagement, collaboration, well-being, and productivity. Using a research-based discussion framework, participants will share their own perspectives, learn from others, and engage with the talent that is part of our CoreNet Global community. Join us to share, to learn, to contribute, and to energize; and leave with best practices from your peers that you can put into action!

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Business Intelligence: A Solution to Dueling Spreadsheets

The business value of Information and Technology for CRE is now a competitive differentiator. A key challenge to most CRE's is how to identify a method to achieve the highest value and cost efficiency by utilizing existing technology. Getting better information is critical to achieving strategic objectives and developing strong communication between executives and CRE's internal and external organizations. Despite having clear objectives, the ability to achieve them through the use of technology remains elusive to the CRE industry. With large portfolios, CRE is reliant on quality information to make the best decisions to drive optimal outcomes. Large IT systems are typically beyond business case justification, and are typically inflexible. Instead, many organizations use affordable, adaptable spreadsheets which are proliferated throughout the organization to fill informational gaps. Suddenly there are hundreds of repositories of information that can't be easily aggregated for a holistic view, and when they are, often have conflicting information. Yet, there is a solution for the information nightmare faced by CRE, and one that is affordable. Sprint/CBRE worked with many of their own customers to help forge a solution that identifies best in class practices for obtaining centralized data and transforming it into business intelligence. The solution leverages existing technologies and processes to deliver value to the organization and the enterprise.

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Deskbookers Meets Uber: Challenges of Real Estate Supply and Demand

Increasing globalization goes hand in hand with organizations that are growing rapidly internationally or those who are born global (a global model of business, rather than expanding from country to country). Uber is expanding rapidly in its real estate and needs a business model that makes the real estate profession more effortless. This interactive and thought provoking session with Deskbookers, a new player at the extreme of the market who booking space by the hour, is built around a set of challenges that opens the discussion between supply and demand in real estate. What do current real estate models offer? How do you enter or depart from certain markets in a week? Where is the gap in real estate for very fast growing companies? What role will technology play in offering choice and flexibility to end users?

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Napkin Sketch to Ribbon Cutting: How Construction is Changing the Game for End Users

This session will look at how today’s design and construction teams are delivering an accurate, agile, and dynamic results for Owners and End Users, from "napkin sketch" to product delivery. In particular, cutting-edge technology and early collaboration processes allow an Owner or End User to quickly make decisions about building design and cost relative to the core & shell and focus more attention on what’s happening on the inside. As shared by contractor JE Dunn and architect (& tenant) Gresham Smith & Partners, this case study features Nashville’s newest addition to the city’s corporate real estate footprint, 222 2nd Ave South. Developed by Hines, this 25-floor tower in downtown Nashville is a mixed-use development anchored by 25,000-square-feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space, offering 361,000-square-feet of Class-A office space atop a 10-story, 1,100-space parking garage. An outdoor terrace on the 12th floor will overlook the Cumberland River, while other gathering spaces and amenities – including a conference center and fitness center.

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

What Does Corporate Real Estate Have To Do With the War for Talent?

Of the many challenges employers face today, one of the most difficult is t finding, acquiring and keeping talent. And for good reason: Talented employees are in limited supply, and very much in demand. Employee turnover costs an average of 3x base salary to recruit, onboard, and retrain, plus lost corporate history. Case studies of specific workplaces demonstrate additional, industry-specific benefits, including reduced staff shrinkage, improved track records on performance, higher worker satisfaction, and better quality job applicants. This panel will center the discussion on how newly completed work environments support and enhance employees in their everyday work lives. The case studies will use comparisons - qualitative and quantitative measures - to demonstrate success and to share lessons learned.

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Taming the Capital Monster

On average, Forbes 1000 companies miss their capital plan targets for office real estate alone by US$12.2 billion annually. Overspending raises reputational risks and damages shareholder trust, while underspending means money was held back from projects that could have generated a higher return on investment.

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Global Innovator's: Excellence in Action, Session 3

The Global Innovator’s Award (GIA) celebrates the most interesting, innovative initiatives in corporate real estate and workplace management today. In this powerhouse session, GIA finalists will share the strategies, techniques and tools they use to innovate and excel.

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

The Resilient Workplace - Engagement and the Global Workplace

Senior business leaders today are trying to build cultures that lead to more resilient organizations that can respond to market conditions, while also reinventing and innovating ahead of the market. The level of resiliency demands a group of employees who are highly engaged. Businesses need people who come to work energized, ready to generate new ideas, create new strategies and make meaningful progress every day.

October 18, 2016   |  3:45 - 4:45 PM

The Merge: Workplace + The Public Realm

The modern workplace has undergone fundamental change and continues to evolve. The way people work is changing and traditional workplace configurations are challenged to keep up with providing the relevant context for these new dynamics. Our public realm is changing too. Population shifts in both cities and suburbs pose challenges and opportunities related to new levels of density, sustainable resource management, resilient infrastructures, as well as new forms of civic engagement at neighborhood levels and in the digital domain, to name but a few. These changes at an urban scale impact how and where public life happens and how it interacts with new modalities of work. This panel discussion will explore the impacts of changing dynamics of work on the workplace and on the public realm. The discussion builds upon a yearlong research studio between Stanford University and Northeastern University, which explored the topic through a variety of scales and media.

October 18, 2016   |  8:20 - 8:45 AM

Plan Your Day - Tuesday

Get a head start on your day as we look at what’s new, highlight breakout sessions, cover networking opportunities and more!

October 19, 2016   |  8:30 - 9:45 AM

General Session 2: Crossing the Political Divide

With the Summit scheduled just two weeks before the 2016 presidential election, you can bet politics will be top of mind. What better way to add energy to an already charged conference atmosphere than to hear two well-known political experts with opposing viewpoints weigh in on what the future political landscape might look like. Donna Brazile, Vice Chair of Voter Registration for the Democratic National Committee and commentator, and Ana Navarro, Republican strategist and pundit, will join us to offer their unique perspectives on hot-button political issues and share their insights gained on the campaign trail as well as from their personal experiences. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be an exciting and colorful exchange.

October 19, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:45 AM

EY Legacy Builders: Creating a Highest Performing Team

Technical knowledge or experience is of little use without the ability to form, lead or be a member of a high performing team. The Race Across America (RAAM) is the toughest bike race in the world, covering 3,100 miles, and 170,000 of elevation gain in only seven days; it has been a supreme test of human endurance and teamwork for more than 35 years. Come and hear how EY’s team not only won in their RAAM division, but also raised the profile of College MAP, EY’s signature volunteer mentoring program, and engaged people from across the firm in an inspiring, on-of-kind teaming experience. You’ll learn about our adventures on the road (from getting lost and altitude sickness, to collisions and trips to the hospital) and take away some of our lessons learn that can help you energize and strengthen teams within your own organization.

October 19, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:45 AM

Mapping the Career of the Newly Transitioned CRE Executive: From Uncertainty to Understanding

With the rise in importance of corporate real estate functions, the talent pool tapped to fill critical roles has broadened to include a wider array of experience, including finance and accounting, procurement, and other non-CRE or facilities management backgrounds. This pool tends to be engaged most during periods of acquisition or merger, changes in c-suite leadership, first generation outsourcing engagements, or other situations. To ensure these transitioned talent investments are properly cultivated and engaged, a strong, multidimensional career mapping platform is necessary. This panel of experienced learning and development experts inside and outside corporate real estate will explain their approaches to career mapping as well as strategies for developing effective transitioned leaders capable of driving transformative change and building cultural alignment.

October 19, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:45 AM

Applying CRE Value to the Mergers & Acquisitions Process

According to the Wall Street Journal, the torrid pace of M&A activity in 2015 will continue in 2016 despite the wild market swings. Investment banks reported nearly $5 trillion in M&A deals in 2015. In KPMG's 2016 M&A Outlook Survey, 58% of respondents attributed the need for companies to fortify their competitive positions in the market as the primary factor driving M&A activity. According to survey respondents, successfully executing the integration plan is the single most important factor to reach strategic goals and increase shareholder value. How well the integration is planned and executed has significant downstream impact to the real estate portfolio of the combined organization. The Corporate Real Estate organization has a significant role to add value during the M&A process.

October 19, 2016   |  10:00 - 10:45 AM

Scaling the Digital Revolution: How to Manage a Viral Explosion

As a company that pioneered scalable mass customization in the credit card industry, how can Capital One's Workplace Solutions (WPS) team provide a scalable solution to deliver "digital workplaces" across its 10 million SF office portfolio? When an awesome idea with an award winning design in a 10K square foot Lab goes viral across the enterprise, just how do you hold onto the reins without reining in the creative energy that's been unleashed? Join us in this highly interactive demonstration of how WPS approached this opportunity to create strategic value by shaping the digital trend, change organizational culture, and deliver profitable business models across multiple lines of business.

October 19, 2016   |  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

General Session 3: Bridging Peoples, Nations, and Ideas – An Interview with Felipe Calderón

In this powerful closing general session, Calderón will discuss topics ranging from immigration to geopolitics, the economy to the environment and more. Seize your opportunity to engage, ask questions and get insights in this highly interactive session.