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Return Agile

Connecting People to Workplaces

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Return Agile Conference

Join us for Return Agile, a two-day event that brings together experts from facility management, space management, workplace, and commercial real estate to discuss strategies for a move back to the office.

The event will be streamed live in the Americas and EMEA on May 26-27 and in APAC on May 27-28, 2021.

Our keynote speaker, Adam Grant - Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast - will present insightful and entertaining information about The Importance of Data in the Workplace After the Pandemic. He’ll be followed by James Franklin, SpaceIQ Chief Customer Officer, who will discuss how to manage change as we return to the office.

But that’s just the beginning! Your registration opens the door to a wealth of breakout sessions hosted by SpaceIQ experts and customers. Classes cover an array of agile and return-to-work topics, including:

  • Identifying Value and the Key Stakeholders for Workplace Technology
  • How to Create an Agile Workplace / Hybrid Workplace / ABW / Flex
  • Partnering Across Departments to Build the Modern Workplace
  • How to Build a Business Case for Real Estate Technology and Show Value

Register now to reserve your spot in this one-time event!
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All fees listed are in USD.

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Americas/EMEA

Day One - Wednesday, May 26

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

10:00 A.M.

Think Again: The Power of Workplace Data

Adam Grant

 

11:00 A.M.

Managing Change for a Frictionless Workplace

James Franklin
Chief Customer Officer, SpaceIQ

A wise wizard once said, “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 

Today, we’re all a bit like Frodo, stepping out of our doors to begin a journey that will likely have outcomes we haven’t begun to predict. COVID has forced us to work in ways we never expected since early 2020, and as we navigate the Return to Office journey, we are only at the very beginning of what will certainly be a massive change in how and where people work and how that space is managed. 

This keynote will focus on where many are beginning that journey, what we can reasonably predict, and where we just don’t have answers yet. 

Breakout Sessions, Track 1

12:00 P.M.

Reopen Your Corporate Office Efficiently: Balancing Responsibility and Productivity

Otto Orr
Senior Director, Global Real Estate, Blackbaud, Inc.

Sean Buckley
Head of Digital Practice - Technology & Data Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield

Mariann Marchese
Director, Strategic Alliances, SpaceIQ

Duncan Smith
Manager, Customer Success, SpaceIQ

Get a 360-degree view of how corporate offices are reopening their office spaces by hearing multiple situational examples from customers, industry partners, and thought leaders. Learn how other companies are approaching their back-to-work plans.

12:00 P.M.

In-Depth Overview of Educational Space Management in 2021 and Beyond

Murray Hunt
Manager, Integrated Workplace Management Systems, Calgary Board of Education

Jennifer Thompson
Manager, Infrastructure Planning, Edmonton Public Schools

Flexibility, communication, and reliable data have been key in managing school facility use and maintenance while planning to meet the needs of students, teachers, and staff during this unpredictable time. Keeping students, staff, and teachers safe in school facilities can be challenging when circumstances are always evolving. The Calgary Board of Education and Edmonton Public Schools share how they have persevered during the pandemic, what they learned and what they will do differently moving forward.

12:00 P.M.

Public Sector: Applying Past Lessons to an Exciting Future

Sonia Powell
Director-General, Real Property Service's Accommodation Management and Workplace Solutions Service Line, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Wayne Liko
Managing Partner, Horizant

Communication, planning, and data are part of any modernization policy. Under current circumstances resulting from the COVID pandemic, some of the key challenges include how fast modernization can occur and how quickly culture change can take place to make modernization work for all levels of an organization. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will discuss how it leveraged its human-centered design mindset and practice, including a culture of cross-functional collaboration, to allow employees to work full time in a mix of coworking and work-from-anywhere spaces, and will explore possible scenarios to improve the workplace for the future. 

12:00 P.M.

Is There a Space Crisis in Healthcare? Data is Key to Supporting a Rapidly Evolving Market
 
Fady Barmada
Principal & President, Array Analytics

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fady will not be able to present. Please attend one of our other amazing sessions.  

Breakout Sessions, Track 2

1:00 P.M.

Maintenance and Operations: Today and Tomorrow

Fred Kraus
Senior Director of Product Management, SpaceIQ

Danielle Moore
Director, Channel Marketing, SpaceIQ

Facility managers continue to deal with the ebb and flow of building occupancy, with some implementing new processes to help their organizations cope with the effects of COVID-19. The pandemic has forced organizations to take another look at maintenance plans and operations. Although it is hard to see past current challenges, looking toward the future when it comes to maintenance practices makes life easier and healthier for employees. 

In this session, Fred Kraus and Danielle Moore of  SpaceIQ will cover not only how preventive and corrective maintenance has played a key role in maintaining buildings and assets, but also what it could look like in the “next normal.”  

1:00 P.M.

Return to Office: Planning & Execution

Aaron Charlesworth
Vice President of Sales Enablement, SpaceIQ

Ian Pape
Lead, Solutions Engineering, SpaceIQ

New predictions for the long-term pandemic impact on the workplace of the future are more prolific today than stars in the sky. However, most companies are simply trying to navigate the immediacy of returning some, all, or none of their employees to the office in a safe and productive way. In this session, we will explore how companies are tackling the immediate challenges of creating effective RTO plans and building new operating structures for implementing them successfully. We will discuss many of the current areas of focus for companies, managing the complexities of different regions, impacts on specific decisions on companies of all sizes and also the ability of technology resources to support these goals.  

1:00 P.M.

Advanced Space Planning – Space as a Strategic Asset

Matthew Fox
Director of Solutions Engineering, SpaceIQ

Successfully building and implementing a safe return-to-office (RTO) plan is at the forefront of strategic and tactical conversations of companies both large and small. However, as these companies successfully navigate the challenges of implementing their RTO plans, they are laying an amazing foundation for beginning to use workspace management as a true competitive advantage. Implementation of RTO plans involves the development of new policies, implementation of new technologies, and creation of new types of space that can all be leveraged to recreate significant long-term value for employees, employers, and customers. In this session, we will discuss how the tactical implementation of RTO plans helps establish the foundation needed to manage space in new ways in order to increase employee satisfaction, loyalty, and effectiveness, all while making the jobs of the people responsible for managing that space easier.

Day Two - Thursday, May 27

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

10:00 A.M.

Return, Reimagine: Enabling AEC Ingenuity for Post-COVID Resiliency

Eric Piccuezzu
Director AEC Thought Leadership Strategy, Autodesk

The world has been reshaped by COVID. As industries and workforces evolve, many of us are wondering how to turn this crisis into a catalyst. In this presentation, you'll hear about three big themes spurring Autodesk to innovation in architecture, engineering, and construction post-COVID: digitalization, design, and disruption. Each of these is underpinned by data, and the need to do better with less. Change always spawns innovation, and today’s digital transformation is moving fast. To stay resilient, the AEC industry must adapt for the new possible.

11:00 A.M.

The Future of the New Workplace

Susan Wasmund
Senior Managing Director, Global Occupancy Management Lead, CBRE

The workplace of the future will be unlike anything we have seen. Designs will change and occupancy no longer will be based on 9-to-5 schedules. In this presentation, Susan Wasmund of CBRE, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, will share insights and statistics on return-to-work timing, technologies to help flatten the utilization curve, new metrics that matter the most post-pandemic, and the move to hybrid working.

Breakout Sessions, Track 1

12:00 P.M.

Identifying Value and the Key Stakeholders for Workplace Technology

Kelly Williams
Enterprise Account Executive, SpaceIQ

Glenn Hicks
Senior Enterprise Account Executive, SpaceIQ

Ready to build a business case for workplace technology solution to your entire organization, including C-level? In this session, you’ll learn how to tell a compelling story that delivers real value by digging into employee enablement, operational efficiencies, and most importantly, cost optimization and analytics.  

12:00 P.M.

Strategically Create the Essential Agile Workplace

Craig Maroney
Director, Customer Strategy, SpaceIQ

 

Many companies in a variety of industries in Australia and Asia returned to work months ago. How did they do it? What worked? What did not work? Receive a step-by-step process on the convergence of people, place, and technology to build a workplace that is balanced, safe, thoughtfuloptimized for productivity, and future-proofed down to each individual employee.

12:00 P.M.

An Operations & Maintenance Approach to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Dennis Krieger 
Director of Partner Success, Clockworks Analytics

Nick Stefanidakis
General Manager, Archibus, SpaceIQ

While many of us have been stuck working from home and meeting virtually, the buildings that support our business needs have been actively running in the background, and often without the regular care they require when at full capacity. COVID-19 has forced many organizations to rethink what constitutes a safe space for building occupants, and how their strategies and processes for building maintenance must adopt to meet new demands of building occupants.

While we’ve seen an influx of new technologies entering the market designed to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), a renewed focus on the existing HVAC technology in buildings has become paramount. Stuck dampers, broken valves, and clogged filters can be the Achilles heel of any IAQ improvement strategy.

So how can an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team be expected to meet these new occupant demands while working through a backlog of deferred maintenance activities? This presentation will lay out a practical approach to implementing a condition-based maintenance program leveraging automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). When paired, these tools empower an O&M team to automate most of the work required to identify, prioritize, and act on the hidden performance issues within an HVAC system that can lead to poor environments of building occupants.

12:00 P.M.

Partnering Across Departments to Build the Modern Workplace

Phil Kirschner
Workplace Strategy & Change Leader

While the entire world is obsessing about the future of the office, it is easy to forget that the success of the post-pandemic workplace will be determined more by the people implementing it than the actual physical spaces we use. 

Creating and sustaining a successful workplace strategy will require deeper and more elastic relationships between internal stakeholders (e.g., Human Resources, Real Estate, Technology, Compliance) than ever before. This will include the creation of brand new roles to design and deliver a magnetic work environment – both physically and digitally – and to give employees a single point of contact for sharing wins and expressing concerns. 

There is no way to truly predict employees’ future patterns and preferences, but there are clear steps you can take now to ensure your organization is prepared to evaluate and evolve the employee experience. This presentation will address several best practices for the organizational requirements to creating a futureproof workplace strategy.  

Breakout Sessions, Track 2

1:00 P.M.

Workplace Design: Configure Optimal Productivity and Delight Employees

Melissa Marsh
Founder and Executive Director, PLASTARC

Amy Rosen
Sociospatial Designer, PLASTARC

In the first half of 2020, PLASTARC released “Navigating Your Future Workplace: A Roadmap”, a framework to guide organizations in developing their own unique next-generation office. A year later, much has been learned about how to make workplaces successful now and in the future.  

In this talk, PLASTARC Founder and Executive Director Melissa Marsh and Sociospatial Designer Amy Rosen will discuss our refined 10-step roadmap:  

1: Strategic planning: Your workplace why- What do the people who work in the organization actually do, and why do they need a workplace?

2-4: Getting ready: Assess preferences for flex work, organize space and policies accordingly. Prepare to manage space dynamically, including thinking through technology, scheduling, and management. Refresh space to fit these new expectations  

5-7: Bringing people back, onboarding and learning: Build a hybrid workplace model to test, anticipating future use cases. Establish expectations and policies around in-office time, remote and hybrid eligibility & accountability. Educating, coaching, preparing people to use the new space 

8-10: Making things work long-term: Ritualizing sustainable WFx practices, including breaks and communication habits; Reinforce equity in hybrid employee experiences through distributed services and shared experiences; and Learn from lived experiences and spaces — how to measure success, refresh and improve 

1:00 P.M.

Achieving Digital Workplace Euphoria: Learn What it Takes

James Waddell
Executive Vice President, Cognitive Corp.

The use of Technology to support an optimized workplace takes on many meanings. In this session, we will explore “workplace experience technologies” – defining Digital Workplace as the means to connect remote and in-office experiences. We will define how “smart building” and “smart workplace” complement each other. We will journey into the application of occupant experience apps, space utilization analytics and employee wellness metrics. We will explore how HR, facilities, and IT are now building an entirely new way to utilize the built environment as a tool to better enable employee wellness, innovation, productivity, and connectedness in the form of “Digital Workplace”. Upon completion of this session, you will have a keen sense of what it takes to optimize your journey in developing the next normal in workplace.  

1:00 P.M.

Networks as IoT Platforms: Beyond Contact and Location Tracking

Nathan Eagles
Senior Product Manager, Cisco

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nathan will not be able to present. Please attend one of our other amazing sessions.  

1:00 P.M.

Don't Wait...Enhance Your Occupancy Tracking Now

Keenan May
CoFounder & Product, CoWorkr

The past 14 months have been the proving grounds for one of the greatest workplace transformations in modern history. Remote work became the standard as millions of people worldwide went home to do their jobs. We have finally been able to stress test the mobile technologies developed to facilitate remote collaboration and the outcome is encouraging—with companies overwhelmingly reporting high rates of productivity. 

Businesses are expected to continue to ride this productivity by simultaneously wrapping it into a hybrid model—work from home or in a physical workplace. The challenge for employers is managing occupancy when employees are given the option to come into the office or work from at home.  

In this presentation, Keenan May of CoWorkr will discuss the importance of enhancing occupancy tracking to determine how, when, and where employees use their workplaces. Occupancy monitoring technology provides real-time, accurate information on when and for how long people are in the office. Session attendees will learn how this technology runs comprehensive analytics on space-use trends.  

 

APAC

Day One - Thursday, May 27

9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Australia Eastern Standard Time

9:00 A.M.

Think Again: The Power of Workplace Data

Adam Grant

 

10:00 A.M.

Managing Change for a Frictionless Workplace

James Franklin
Chief Customer Officer, SpaceIQ

A wise wizard once said, “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 

Today, we’re all a bit like Frodo, stepping out of our doors to begin a journey that will likely have outcomes we haven’t begun to predict. COVID has forced us to work in ways we never expected since early 2020, and as we navigate the Return to Office journey, we are only at the very beginning of what will certainly be a massive change in how and where people work and how that space is managed. 

This keynote will focus on where many are beginning that journey, what we can reasonably predict, and where we just don’t have answers yet. 

Breakout Sessions, Track 1

11:00 A.M.

In-Depth Overview of Educational Space Management in 2021 and Beyond

Barbara Robinson
Space Manager, University of Queensland

Milad Saad
CEO, ICAD Consultants Pty Ltd

UQ and partner ICAD will outline the Archibus system environment and how it supports Facilities Management at the University of Queensland. They will then discuss how 2020 challenged us in terms of physical and virtual space and some of the key shifts that staff and students have taken and how we believe that that will support us to be more resilient and space-efficient. Key elements will be presenting the changes to workplace environments, our new agile office prototype, the changes to our teaching and learning spaces and what the future trends are likely to be.

11:00 A.M.

Reopen Your Corporate Office Efficiently: Balancing Responsibility and Productivity

Lisa Mhaya
Director, Workplace Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield

Craig Maroney
Director, Customer Strategy, SpaceIQ

Rohan Draper
Manager, Sales Engineering, APAC, SpaceIQ

Get a 360-degree view of how corporate offices are reopening their office spaces by hearing multiple situational examples from customers, industry partners, and thought leaders. Learn how other companies are approaching their back-to-work plans.

11:00 A.M.

Is There a Space Crisis in Healthcare? Data is Key to Supporting a Rapidly Evolving Market
 
Fady Barmada
Principal & President, Array Analytics

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fady will not be able to present. Please attend one of our other amazing sessions.  

11:00 A.M.

Public Sector: Applying Past Lessons to an Exciting Future

Sonia Powell
Director-General, Real Property Service's Accommodation Management and Workplace Solutions Service Line, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Wayne Liko
Managing Partner, Horizant

Communication, planning, and data are part of any modernization policy. Under current circumstances resulting from the COVID pandemic, some of the key challenges include how fast modernization can occur and how quickly culture change can take place to make modernization work for all levels of an organization. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will discuss how it leveraged its human-centered design mindset and practice, including a culture of cross-functional collaboration, to allow employees to work full time in a mix of coworking and work-from-anywhere spaces, and will explore possible scenarios to improve the workplace for the future. 

Breakout Sessions, Track 2

12:00 P.M.

Maintenance & Operation: Today & Tomorrow

Fred Kraus
Senior Director of Product Management, SpaceIQ

Danielle Moore
Director, Channel Marketing, SpaceIQ

Facility managers continue to deal with the ebb and flow of building occupancy, with some are implementing new processes to help their organizations cope with the effects of COVID-19. The pandemic has forced organizations to take another look at maintenance plans and operations. Although it is hard to see past current challenges, looking toward the future when it comes to maintenance practices makes life easier and healthier for employees. 

In this session, Fred Kraus and Danielle Moore of  SpaceIQ will cover not only how preventive and corrective maintenance has played a key role in maintaining buildings and assets, but also what it could look like in the “next normal.” 

12:00 P.M.

Return to Office: Planning & Execution

Aaron Charlesworth
Vice President of Sales Enablement, SpaceIQ

Ian Pape
Lead, Solutions Engineering, SpaceIQ

New predictions for the long-term pandemic impact on the workplace of the future are more prolific today than stars in the sky. However, most companies are simply trying to navigate the immediacy of returning some, all, or none of their employees to the office in a safe and productive way. In this session, we will explore how companies are tackling the immediate challenges of creating effective RTO plans and building new operating structures for implementing them successfully. We will discuss many of the current areas of focus for companies, managing the complexities of different regions, impacts on specific decisions on companies of all sizes and also the ability of technology resources to support these goals.

12:00 P.M.

Advanced Space Planning – Space as a Strategic Asset

Matthew Fox
Director of Solutions Engineering, SpaceIQ

Successfully building and implementing a safe return-to-office (RTO) plan is at the forefront of strategic and tactical conversations of companies both large and small. However, as these companies successfully navigate the challenges of implementing their RTO plans, they are laying an amazing foundation for beginning to use workspace management as a true competitive advantage. Implementation of RTO plans involves the development of new policies, implementation of new technologies, and creation of new types of space that can all be leveraged to recreate significant long-term value for employees, employers, and customers. In this session, we will discuss how the tactical implementation of RTO plans helps establish the foundation needed to manage space in new ways in order to increase employee satisfaction, loyalty, and effectiveness, all while making the jobs of the people responsible for managing that space easier.

Day Two - Friday, May 28

9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Australia Eastern Standard Time

9:00 A.M.

Return, Reimagine: Enabling AEC Ingenuity for Post-COVID Resiliency

Eric Piccuezzu
Director AEC Thought Leadership Strategy, Autodesk

The world has been reshaped by COVID. As industries and workforces evolve, many of us are wondering how to turn this crisis into a catalyst. In this presentation, you'll hear about three big themes spurring Autodesk to innovation in architecture, engineering, and construction post-COVID: digitalization, design, and disruption. Each of these is underpinned by data, and the need to do better with less. Change always spawns innovation, and today’s digital transformation is moving fast. To stay resilient, the AEC industry must adapt for the new possible.

10:00 A.M.

The Future of the New Workplace

Susan Wasmund
Senior Managing Director, Global Occupancy Management Lead, CBRE

The workplace of the future will be unlike anything we have seen. Designs will change and occupancy no longer will be based on 9-to-5 schedules. In this presentation, Susan Wasmund of CBRE, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, will share insights and statistics on return-to-work timing, technologies to help flatten the utilization curve, new metrics that matter the most post-pandemic, and the move to hybrid working.

Breakout Sessions, Track 1

11:00 A.M.

Identifying Value and the Key Stakeholders for Workplace Technology

Angela Barwick
Enterprise Account Executive, Direct Sales, SpaceIQ

As the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world, the key stakeholders involved in the deployment of workplace technology has also shifted.  CIO’s department are working more closely with people and Culture and facilities to jointly select technology that will implement quickly and allow staff to safely return to the office. But its important facilities don’t get left behind as the ongoing operations will be left to them. In this session, Angela will discuss the value levers of modern workplace technologies for maintaining business operations, planning for future and the unknown, and underpinning the employee experience in the workplace. We will discuss the sometimes conflicting priorities of stakeholders internally and challenges to overcome when making your business case to the top to ensure the ongoing scalability for the future of your organisation.  

11:00 A.M.

Strategically Create the Essential Agile Workplace

Craig Maroney
Director, Customer Strategy, SpaceIQ

Many companies in a variety of industries in Australia and Asia returned to work months ago. How did they do it? What worked? What did not work? Receive a step-by-step process on the convergence of people, place, and technology to build a workplace that is balanced, safe, thoughtfuloptimized for productivity, and future-proofed down to each individual employee.

11:00 A.M.

Partnering Across Departments to Build the Modern Workplace

Alayne Cunningham
Customer Success Manager, Client Services, SpaceIQ

While the entire world is obsessing about the future of the office, it is easy to forget that the success of the post-pandemic workplace will be determined more by the people implementing it than the actual physical spaces we use. 

Creating and sustaining a successful workplace strategy will require deeper and more elastic relationships between internal stakeholders (e.g., Human Resources, Real Estate, Technology, Compliance) than ever before. This will include the creation of brand new roles to design and deliver a magnetic work environment – both physically and digitally – and to give employees a single point of contact for sharing wins and expressing concerns. 

There is no way to truly predict employees’ future patterns and preferences, but there are clear steps you can take now to ensure your organization is prepared to evaluate and evolve the employee experience. This presentation will address several best practices for the organizational requirements to creating a futureproof workplace strategy.  

11:00 A.M. 

An Operations & Maintenance Approach to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Dennis Krieger
Director of Partner Success, Clockworks Analytics

Nick Stefanidakis
General Manager, Archibus, SpaceIQ

While many of us have been stuck working from home and meeting virtually, the buildings that support our business needs have been actively running in the background, and often without the regular care they require when at full capacity. COVID-19 has forced many organizations to rethink what constitutes a safe space for building occupants, and how their strategies and processes for building maintenance must adopt to meet new demands of building occupants.

While we’ve seen an influx of new technologies entering the market designed to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), a renewed focus on the existing HVAC technology in buildings has become paramount. Stuck dampers, broken valves, and clogged filters can be the Achilles heel of any IAQ improvement strategy.

So how can an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team be expected to meet these new occupant demands while working through a backlog of deferred maintenance activities? This presentation will lay out a practical approach to implementing a condition-based maintenance program leveraging automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). When paired, these tools empower an O&M team to automate most of the work required to identify, prioritize, and act on the hidden performance issues within an HVAC system that can lead to poor environments of building occupants.

Breakout Sessions, Track 2

12:00 P.M. 

Don't Wait: Enhance Your Occupancy Tracking Now

Keenan May
CoFounder & Product, CoWorkr

The past 14 months have been the proving grounds for one of the greatest workplace transformations in modern history. Remote work became the standard as millions of people worldwide went home to do their jobs. We have finally been able to stress test the mobile technologies developed to facilitate remote collaboration and the outcome is encouraging—with companies overwhelmingly reporting high rates of productivity. 

Businesses are expected to continue to ride this productivity by simultaneously wrapping it into a hybrid model—work from home or in a physical workplace. The challenge for employers is managing occupancy when employees are given the option to come into the office or work from at home. 

In this presentation, Keenan May of CoWorkr will discuss the importance of enhancing occupancy tracking to determine how, when, and where employees use their workplaces. Occupancy monitoring technology provides real-time, accurate information on when and for how long people are in the office. Session attendees will learn how this technology runs comprehensive analytics on space-use trends.

12:00 P.M. 

Achieving Digital Workplace Euphoria: Learn What it Takes

James Waddell
Executive Vice President, Cognitive Corp.

 

The use of Technology to support an optimized workplace takes on many meanings. In this session we will explore “workplace experience technologies” – defining Digital Workplace as the means to connect remote and in-office experiences. We will define how “smart building” and “smart workplace” complement each other. We will journey into the application of occupant experience apps, space utilization analytics and employee wellness metrics. We will explore how HR, facilities and IT are now building an entirely new way to utilize the built environment as a tool to better enable employee wellness, innovation, productivity, and connectedness in the form of “Digital Workplace”. Upon completion of this session, you will have a keen sense of what it takes to optimize your journey in developing the next normal in workplace.  

12:00 P.M. 

Networks as IoT Platforms: Beyond Contact and Location Tracking

Nathan Eagles
Senior Product Manager, Cisco

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nathan will not be able to present. Please attend one of our other amazing sessions.  

12:00 P.M. 

Workplace Design: Configure Optimal Productivity and Delight Employees

Cassandra Kirk
Head of Design & Strategy, Axiom Consultants

Peter Black
Workplace Strategy Consultant, Axiom Consultants

The next-generation office is being built on what we have learned in the past year. This journey will not be easy, but there are key steps to take in making your workplaces successful now and in the future. 

Peter Black and Cassandra Kirk of Axiom Consultants will outline what employees want from their workplaces and strategies for bringing people back and welcoming new employees. They will also share insights on creating sustainable work-from-home structures.

Adam Grant
Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast
Susan Wasmund
Senior Managing Director, CBRE
Susan leads CBRE’s Global Occupancy Management practice, focusing on Occupancy Strategy, Space and Utilization Data Management, and CAD Services.
James Franklin
Chief Customer Officer, SpaceIQ

James is a transformational leader focused on innovative uses of technology to transform how employees use and benefit from their workplaces.

Angela Barwick
Enterprise Account Executive APAC, SpaceIQ

Angela has more than a decade of experience in corporate real estate and facilities management, and currently serves as the vice-chair of the CoreNet Global Australia Chapter. 

Craig Maroney
Director of Customer Strategy, SpaceIQ

Over the last 20 years Craig has led operations, workplace and facilities functions across some of Australia’s most recognised brands including McDonalds, Hoyts Cinemas, National Australia Bank, Medibank, AGL Energy, Victorian Government and most recently, the Transurban Group globally. 

 

Fady Barmada
Principal & President, Array Analytics

Fady brings 25 years of healthcare consulting and design to his role as Practice Leader, Strategic Advisory Services and works with a wide range of healthcare organizations, hospitals, and medical centers. 

Keenan May
CoFounder & Product, CoWorkr

Keenan helps orchestrate the design and evolution of the company's IoT stack and is focused on physical computing and embedded technologies in the built environment, leading to a life of designing everything from houses to robots.

Jennifer Thompson
Manager, Infrastructure Planning, Edmonton Public Schools

Jennifer oversees all of the facility information management, and GIS (planning data and analysis) for school board planning activities, representing over 1.25 million square meters of facility space.

Murray Hunt
Manager, Integrated Workplace Management Systems, Calgary Board of Education

Murray oversees the IWMS used to manage CBE’s corporate real estate assets that represent 1.8 million square meters. Previously Murry spent 25 years as an Archibus implementation partner.

Phil Kirschner
Workplace Strategy and Change Leader

Phil has spent the past 19 years helping organizations like WeWork, JLL, and Credit Suisse transform their operational processes. His consulting work enables him to fuel his passion for workplace strategy and employee experience.

Alayne Cunningham
Customer Success Manager in Client Services, SpaceIQ
Alayne has more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate (CRE) and has worked with CRE technologies for more than eight years at three separate ASX companies. 
Peter Black
Workplace Strategy Consultant, Axiom Workplaces

Peter is a qualified architect with over 25 years of experience in workplace and commercial building design and has spent the past 7 years focused on helping organizations develop strategies to transform their workplaces to align with their business strategy.

Cassandra Kirk
Head of Design & Strategy, Axiom Workplaces

Cassandra has over 20 years of experience working on a wide range of global workplace, commercial, industrial, retail, luxury residential and government projects. She specialises in strategic planning, client briefing, all aspects of design through to delivery.

Glenn Hicks
Senior Enterprise Account Executive, SpaceIQ

Glenn has two decades of a combined audit, corporate real estate, facilities, and workplace technology background experience, helping leaders solve problems and unleash the power of their workplace.

Kelly Williams
Enterprise Account Executive, SpaceIQ

Kelly has extensive experience being ‘in the trenches’ with many Fortune 1000 companies such as ExxonMobil, PepsiCo, and HP for the past 12 years, helping them solve complex problems with technology.

Fred Kraus
Senior Director of Product Management, SpaceIQ

Fred collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to set the Archibus product roadmap and works closely with the engineering team in the agile software development process and with the sales and marketing teams on product launches.

Danielle Moore
Director of Channel Marketing, SpaceIQ

Over the past 12+ years, Danielle has worked with a variety of cross-functional teams to help partners grow their business, giving her incredible visibility into the implementation of customer solutions around the globe.  

Sonia Powell
Director General, Real Property Service’s Accommodation Management and Workplace Solutions Service Line, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Sonia has received a number of awards in her work in the real property community and is accountable for delivery of the annual fit-up program and for modernizing the Government of Canada workplace under the WP2.0 GCworkplace fit-up standards.

Wayne Liko
Managing Partner, Horizant

Wayne has over 25 years in the Real Property and Facilities Management industry and has extensive experience helping clients with business roadmaps, bridging the gaps between IT best practices, facilities management requirements, and human resource needs.

Aaron Charlesworth
Vice President, Field Enablement, SpaceIQ

Aaron is a data-driven marketing and product executive experienced in building high-performing teams. Prior to joining SpaceIQ in February 2021, Aaron was the Senior Vice President of Marketing for JLL Digital Solutions Group and Chief Marketing Officer for OnSolve, an event information management company. 

Barbara Robinson
Space Manager, University of Queensland

Barbara Robinson has been in the higher education Facilities sector for more than 25 years working across three Universities in Brisbane Queensland. Working as architect, project manager, systems administrator, data analyst and space manager. Barbara is an active member of the Go8 Performance Reporting group and TEFMA. 

Otto Orr
Senior Director, Global Real Estate Blackbaud, Inc.

Otto has 15-plus years’ experience in developing global real estate strategies and implementing workplace designs and operations to enhance culture, mission, and collaboration. Otto has success in developing workforce strategy and flexible workstyles to adapt to the ever-changing distributed and remote workforce environment.

Rohan Draper
Manager, Sale Engineering, APAC, SpaceIQ

Rohan provides technical expertise, working closely with business development and account management teams to ensure that the products being offered can meet a client’s requirements, helping solve current and future challenges. Prior to joining SpaceIQ, Rohan spent five years in corporate real estate working in the workplace and facilities teams managing space, relocations and refurbishments nationally for a large insurance company across Australia. It was this experience using Serraview that he shifted his career into prop tech and helping others understand the benefits of SpaceIQ’s solutions.

Ian Pape
Product Solutions Lead, SpaceIQ

Ian has been working in the space software industry for the past 10 years. Starting in customer service, Ian quickly became an expert on his product and eventually drew the attention of the Sales department. Since then, Ian has worked as a Solutions Engineer on various space management products serving a wide range of industries, including Telecom, Retail, Healthcare, Finance, Technology (big and small companies alike) and more. 

Matthew Fox
Director of Solutions Engineering, SpaceIQ

Matt has vast experience in creative problem solving, from beginning his career as an Industrial Engineer at Walt Disney World to his prior role as the Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics at a commercial real estate firm. Before joining SpaceIQ, Matt worked with companies of various sizes, industries, and global presence to find the right technology solution across the market to meet their organization goals. At SpaceIQ, Matt's team work with companies to understand their business needs and determine how our solutions will enable them to be successful. 

Nick Stefanidakis
General Manager, SpaceIQ

Nick has more than 20 years of progressive experience in the fields of real estate and facility management, mechanical and application engineering, and enterprise software deployments. Prior to his current leadership role, Nick served as Archibus, Inc., Director of Client Services where he managed Professional Services, Technical Support, and Training. 

Dennis Krieger
Director of Partner Success, Clockworks Analytics

Dennis Krieger is Director of Partner Success at Clockworks Analytics, a Fault Detection & Diagnostics platform empowering facilities teams to proactively manage and improve building performance. Dennis has devoted his entire career to making buildings run better. Dennis enjoys deploying cutting-edge FDD technology to enable others to implement scalable proactive maintenance programs and services. 

James Waddell
Executive Vice President, Cognitive Services, Cognitive Group

With more than 28 years of experience, James possesses expertise in strategic planning, for  workplace systems with a specific focus on technology infrastructure supporting healthcare, data centers, trading floors, office facilities, industrial automation and educational facilities.  James’ professional passion is directing technology enabled workplace optimization strategies, real estate strategies, workplace technology programs, and operational process improvements. 

Nathan Eagles
Senior Product Manager, Cisco

Nathan Eagles is a Sr. Product Manager for Cisco DNA Spaces. He is responsible for leading the DNA Spaces partner ecosystem, a rapidly growing group of DNA Spaces App Center partners that leverage the DNA Spaces platform to deliver line of business outcomes to customers. At Cisco, in addition to DNA Spaces, Nathan has led products in IoT wireless and Identity and Access Management. Prior to Cisco, Nathan worked in product marketing and customer experience for Workiva, a cloud financial reporting and compliance solution.

Melissa March
Founder and Executive Director, PLASTARC

Melissa is Founder and Executive Director of PLASTARC, a social research, workplace innovation, and real estate strategy consultancy. Melissa is an expert in Workplace Strategy and a leader in Change Management services. She has defined a career in workplace innovation by embedding the added value of real estate strategy within design, architecture and master planning projects around the world. 

Amy Rosen
Sociospatial Designer, PLASTARC

Amelia ("Amy") Rosen recently served as the 2018-2019 National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the 2019 Student Director for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Amy is currently working as a Sociospatial Designer at PLASTARC in New York and is an At-Large Representative on the AIA Strategic Council.  

Eric Piccuezzu
Director, AEC Thought Leadership Strategy, Autodesk

Eric joined Autodesk in 2019 as Director, AEC Thought Leadership & Strategy. Prior to Autodesk, Eric worked 11 years at Dassault Systèmes after acquisition of Seemage, a startup he co-founded in 2002. His last position was Senior Director for Built Environment, in charge of disruptive technologies as IoT, robotics and additive construction. Before founding Seemage, Eric was CTO for Graitec, then Robobat, two international market leaders for 3D structural engineering solutions. 


In 1991, Eric received a Ph.D. in Numerical Simulations from Ecole Centrale de Paris. In 2018, he earned an MSc in Applied Maths for Data Sciences from Data ScienceTech Institute to complement his 25 years of expertise in Digitalization of our Built Environment.

Milad Saad
BEng, MDesComp, PhD, CEO, ICAD Consultants Pty Ltd

Dr Milad Saad (BEng, MDesComp, PhD) has over thirty years of professional experience in the architecture, engineering, building and technology industries. As a PhD student at the University of Sydney and into his professional career, Dr Saad has always been dedicated to innovative technologies, leadership and success. He established ICAD Consultants in 1990s, which quickly emerged as the top provider of world’s first and most-deployed IWMS, Archibus, in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Saad’s career has led to him teaching, researching and consulting in; computer-aided design, information technology, database design management and ICT.

Mariann Marchese
Director, Strategic Alliances, SpaceIQ

Mariann has more than 15 years of expertise in multiple areas of real estate management and delivery, such as design, strategic planning, program management, project management, space management, move management, change management, business development and communications serving the private sector. She works with business leaders to identify opportunities where design, innovation and technology can be used as key enablers to assist in organizational transformation. Mariann is a strong communicator with experience in leading teams across work streams to ensure successful implementation of Integrated Workplace Management Systems.

Nai Kanell
Chief Marketing Officer, SpaceIQ

Nai Kanell is the Chief Marketing Officer for SpaceIQ, a company whose cloud-based platform SpaceIQ makes your workplaces smarter and your employee experiences better. She interacts and collaborates with customers, prospects, industry analysts, and other workplace management professionals to promote and improve the SpaceIQ platform. Nai regularly authors articles and presents to local, national, and global business groups on workplace management culture, current issues, and future trends. Nai holds a Business Marketing degree from the University of Utah. She is a passionate growth marketer and advocate for women in business and leadership.