CoreNet Global Summit, Seattle 2017
Seattle | 5 - 7 November 2017 | Washington State Convention Center
Regular registration rates expire September 18, 2017

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

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November 05, 2017   |  1:00 - 2:00

Who Is Controlling Your Food Service Operations?

Who's Controlling Your Food Service Operations? In-house food service operations are important contributors to the well-being and productivity of employees in many businesses and corporations. They can be areas of innovation and creativity, providing opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie. Frequently, due to lack of knowledge or experience, these operations go unnoticed, or are not overseen by the corporate real estate group as diligently as other functions -- that is, until you receive the dreaded notice that the employee cafeteria has been closed down by the health inspector, or there is an outbreak of food-borne illness. Financially, these operations are complex, with contracts, procedures and volume that are specific only to the food service industry. If you don't have a strong understanding of the corporate food service business, you may be putting your division at risk, both operationally and financially. This case study will provide a closer look at food service operations, identifying several areas that are critical to their success and what actions to take when things go wrong. It will conclude with a discussion of what preventive actions to take to ensure that employee food service operations function at an optimal level, provide high guest satisfaction and yield appropriate return on investment.

November 05, 2017   |  1:00 - 2:00

Will Robots or Millennials Rule the Future of the Workplace?

Based on the research study and whitepaper: The Workplace of the Future, this session will inspire real world thinking around how our buildings and workplace environments will be changing in 0-5 years, 6-10 years and 20+ years. By exploring researched based evolutions of the workplace and applying todays trends to the future, this presentation will allow you to start preparing how to respond to the ever changing needs of the worker of the future, the "place of work" in the future, and most importantly - the building of the future. This interactive experience will have you exploring your own ideas of the future of work while learning about trends and how they can be applied in ways you’ve never thought of before. Get ready for a little mind blowing . . .!!!

November 05, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

See Clearly Through Blurred Lines

Workplace's can no longer be effectively managed through a single, traditional software package. Technology has advanced rapidly and now extends into needs for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, all of which must be as easy to use as an iPhone, and sophisticated enough to develop long-term strategies around utilization, energy efficiency and more. By using technology to bridge silos and foster collaboration at the human, tech and facility layers, the lines blur and the greatest clarity, management and ultimately ROI, emerges for the CRE sector. Is it easy? No. But the result is most powerful workforce supported by the most productive workplace. Using examples from Gartner's Digital Workplace analysis and TripAdvisor in implementing "line blurring" solutions, the panel will discuss how collaboration across departments, technologies, and workers is generating huge returns for all three.

November 05, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

Coworking - A Corporate Real Estate Perspective

Changing business priorities and the need to attract talented people, reduce real estate costs, improve speed to innovation and increase productivity are driving corporations to consider different workplace models, including coworking, both on- and off-site. The majority of people working in coworking centers are employees of an organization, versus freelance workers or self-employed entrepreneurs. The impact of coworking spaces on corporate real estate includes providing new uses for older properties and for underutilized spaces in existing facilities. During this session we'll debunk some of the misconceptions about coworking behaviors and explore the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating coworking spaces into your real estate portfolio. We’ll explore how to best leverage coworking spaces to increase employee engagement and adapt to changing business needs.

November 05, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

AI & Machines: A Curse or Blessing for Corporate Real Estate?

Corporate Real Estate is facing an exciting disruptive wave in a time where we can observe fundamental innovations impacting people's life, their jobs, spaces around them as well as technologies and utilities of their daily life. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of deep-learning machines or BOTs is starting to become part of our life and job. In the upcoming years, they will independently perform key business processes, support daily decisions and surprise us in how well they pre-empt our consumption needs. On the flipside, the debate about how far machines will influence our life creates concerns and reveals the ambiguity of ethical programming across key leaders in the industry. This session will help inform you on key opportunities and challenges this shift will bring and help you build a diverse understanding around the topic. It will also set a strategic foundation to drive innovation and address upcoming business needs around technology, the workplace and the people in it. This session will not only explore real-life applications, but also examine the massive change this will have on corporates and their real estate assets.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

Transcending Boundaries:The Globalization of Corporate Real Estate

Corporate Real Estate (CRE) as we know it today is remarkably young in the context of the broader evolution and expansion of global business, economics and commerce.  While the occupation and professional management of CRE is not a new phenomenon, the maturity and sophistication of how large corporations manage real estate assets and make occupancy decisions has changed dramatically over the past two or three decades.  Moreover, the past decade has seen a transformational evolution in the centralization and globalization of corporate real estate operating models.  A rapidly maturing service provider landscape, coupled with significant advances in the development and utilization of CRE technologies, have been driving forces behind the globalization of CRE.  This session will chart the evolution and globalization of CRE operating models for a number of the world’s most respected corporations and explore their journey towards the delivery of a truly global workplace strategy for their organizations.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

The Workplace Dilemma! Is there a Workplace that Works for Everyone?

Low utilization rates along with the drive to increase collaboration and innovation is leading to an increase in open, and often denser unassigned workplace environments. These workplaces, that blur the lines between personal and shared space enable employees to self-select where to sit and may include activity based settings aligned to the task an employee needs to do. But do they work for everyone? Extroverts and collaborators may be thriving but what about introverts and those who need to concentrate or are easily distracted? Join the conversation to investigate the good and not so good of the workplace. You will actively participate by ranking and prioritizing workplace satisfaction drivers in real time using polling software. Then you’ll compare, contrast and discuss these results against US and global data to hone in on what we can do to make a workplace that works for everyone! Hear differing end-user and service provider perspectives along with insights and findings from the Leesman Index global workplace survey database during the discussion of this very current topic.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

TD Bank: First WELL v1.0 Project and Research Findings

Architects, planners, engineers, and real estate developers are positioned to have a greater impact on the future of public health than physicians. With 70% of all the leading causes of death determined by behavior and environment, professionals at the forefront of creating places that prevent chronic disease conditions are leading the way to longer and better living for future generations. In 2014, the WELL Standard was released that offers a roadmap for building professionals to apply the over 100 public health interventions into their projects. This session will present the results from a multi-year case study on the first WELL Certified project under Version 1.0 in the world-TD Bank 23 in Toronto, Canada. The study measured building performance and occupant experience outcomes. The WELL Survey measured perceptions of occupant environmental satisfaction, mental and physical health, workplace well-being, and presenteeism. These results along with business case analysis and facility and human resources information will be shared.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

Hamster on the Wheel – Cultivating Life-Work Balance

Have you ever felt like a hamster on a wheel? Running hard but getting nowhere? Tired of the rat race? In our modern, computerized, and constantly connected world, it becomes essential than ever to cultivate life-work balance daily. Keeping our “batteries” charged is the main key to a productive, satisfying, and enjoyable life-work experience. Be ready to learn and implement one specific action step that will make an immediate difference.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

A View From the Trenches: Data Governance Practices and Innovations in Corporate Real Estate

Corporate Real Estate (CRE) data has become a critical component of overall corporate digital information strategy. CRE analytics' potential impact on the wider business is huge. Companies that embrace internal and external data, manage its flow carefully but efficiently, and structure it to create actionable information and insight have a strong competitive advantage. There is a wide array of opportunities in CRE to drive operational efficiencies through quality data. This panel discussion will share the real life stories and data governance practices from the CRE experts that have started on the Data Governance journey. Join them for a rich discussion of how to successfully implement a coherent data centric strategy, challenges, and lessons learned.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

Renewal through Transformation: Ford's Dearborn Research & Engineering Center

Companies have exhausted symbolic gestures toward sustaining natural resources. The emerging generation of human capital seeks a more thoughtful and productive relationship with the environment. Employers need to operate with infrastructure that has a tangible, positive impact on their relationships with the ecosystem. The market for human capital demands this. Ford Motor Company's Dearborn Campus Transformation (DCT) seeks to renew the research and engineering heart of its enterprise. The 10-year plan renovates, demolishes, and builds new facilities that will be a world class corporate research campus focused on workplaces of the future to develop Ford's vision as a 21st century Mobility Company. A critical aspect of Ford's DCT is a completely new energy and infrastructure system which effectively creates an eco-district. The new infrastructure system will be low-entropy and include a large campus geothermal heating and cooling system, central distribution of hot and chilled water, and generation of electricity via on-site combined heat and power. This system is being developed with a unique Design-Building-Own-Operate-Maintain (DBOOM) approach where an expert 3rd party will develop the infrastructure onsite providing all project financing and technical operation skills for a lifecycle-optimized energy solution.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

Rethinking the Corporate Dining Experience

Businesses today know that innovative and enticing employee amenities help to attract and keep industry talent. Nowhere is this more apparent than in how companies are going to market with their food and beverage programs. More than ever before, employees are comparing on-site food amenities with the local retail markets and restaurants-putting pressure on businesses to offer competitive, desirable food destinations and services. The most farsighted companies are blurring the lines between urban and office dining options-integrating cutting-edge design trends, technology, innovative food, local brands, celebrity chefs, unique retail services, and food chain transparency to create a dynamic workplace experience for employees-keeping them engaged, productive, and satisfied. At Microsoft corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington many new and innovative programs are bearing fruit, literally and figuratively, including: Multiple partnerships with homegrown restaurants to bring local chefs, menus, and brands to campus. Integration of urban farming and partnerships with 100+ local farms to incorporate fresh produce. Several full-service restaurants hosted by local celebrity chefs, as well as an on-site pub. Adoption of the "enlightened hospitality" philosophy which includes training staff on the importance of hospitality vs. service and striving to surprise and delight customers every day. This panel explores Microsoft's unique approach from the perspectives of four people who are right in the middle of it: Mark Freeman, Microsoft Senior Manager of Global Dining; Seattle chefs John Howie and Maria Hines; and Craig Tarrant from Compass Group, the company's primary food vendor.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

FITWEL Launches! A New Healthy Building Certification

Fitwel is a certification that evaluates how workplaces can be leveraged through both design and organizational policy to support human health. The Fitwel tool impacts a broad definition of health that includes seven different health categories. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) led the development of Fitwel, garnering insights from various regions and experts. It has been five years in the making, incorporating more than 3,000 research studies that were evaluated and built into the certification. During this session you will learn why this tool was developed and gain insights about the 89 federal building pilot projects that were used to shape the tool development. You’ll get a snapshot of the Fitwel tool itself, and see how different organizations are already using it to make real estate decisions that positively impact the human health of occupants.

November 06, 2017   |  11:00 - 12:00

IoT, Big Data & Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges

Access to building-generated data is dramatically improving the quantity and quality of CRE portfolio utilization analysis. Traditionally, companies have employed a range of techniques to analyze office space utilization. The results have often been far from satisfactory. Others, such as Cisco, are leveraging a variety of previously untapped data sources that are at their fingertips, including badge swipe and WiFi data. While some may believe they have already extracted all the value they can from these sources, the application of smart algorithms, robust databases and new key performance indicators to such data can yield much deeper insights and accelerate the right-sizing of office space. The enterprise has abundant existing data sources, they just need to be harnessed to extract this value. In this session, Cisco reports on the results of the company's adoption of Rifiniti Optimo, an enterprise SaaS for workplace optimization that reports actual utilization and employee mobility, to monitor their CRE portfolio. The rise of IoT and the proliferation of data sources, is allowing customers to collect and analyze data from the existing infrastructure to gain detailed understanding of previously unavailable metrics.

November 06, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

Healthy Design Considerations for Tomorrow’s Office, Today

To promote employee health and productivity it is important to design, construct, and operate workplaces with physical and mental well-being in mind. Healthy offices can enhance worker effectiveness, improve attraction and retention of talent, and have a positive impact on the perceived market value of a business. This panel will present evidence to support these claims, focus on how to implement health-promoting offices, and discuss real life examples of successful spaces. They will discuss lighting and material selection, biophilic and active design approaches. This includes specific tenant actions that can be implemented during construction or in ongoing operations. Circadian lighting, and the types of materials used to construct workspaces will be covered. New solutions, such as the mindful MATERIALS initiative, and how programs such as this can work to improve the workplace will be shared.

November 06, 2017   |  12:40 - 1:00

Technology Playground - StateBook for CRE Professionals

Future leading companies will be determined by how well they analyze and leverage data and technology. Learn how disruptive technologies are impacting corporate location decision-making to help identify strategic communities and optimize for real estate, workforce, incentives and more to help you successfully compete in today's competitive, global economy.

November 06, 2017   |  1:00 - 1:20

Wellness Learning Theater - Race Across America: Nutrition to go the Distance

An Ultra-endurance event, Race Across America is a 3000 mile cycle race from coast to coast in 10 days. To go the distance athletes have to consume at least 14,000 calories per day! But what does that look like? How do you train for that? And what can we learn about nutrition and healthy eating when the average consumption level should be 2000 calories per day. Discover what Mark Gibson learned about endurance racing nutrition and how he lost 50 pounds in the process. Then, see how he applied his nutrition plan to the race and what he learned in the process.

November 06, 2017   |  1:00 - 1:20

Emerging Trends Learning Theater: Exploring the Possibilities of Blockchain

Blockchain is advancing faster than you may think. In this session, we’ll explore some real world applications of blockchain technology, and discuss the impact it will have on how information is collected, shared and analyzed within organizations and their business partners. Is Blockchain a disruptive technology or a mandate for foundational change? Let’s to explore the possibilities.

November 06, 2017   |  1:00 - 2:00

Workplace Learning Theater - Transforming into the Branch of the Future

For many financial institutions, retail banking changed dramatically over the last 10 years. At Citizens Bank, time and innovation stood still. Being wholly owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, there was little focus on nearly 1,200 branches. Following an IPO, they became independent and changed 180 degrees! Discover how CRE is collaborating with retail banking to change the way their customers’ bank and how colleagues interact with them.

November 06, 2017   |  1:10 - 1:30

Careers Learning Theater - What’s Next?

Planning to stay “future relevant” can be a daunting objective as corporate real estate organizations and strategies change rapidly. However, having a professional development plan can be your ticket to professional relevancy in tomorrow’s corporate landscape. Preparing for your future just got a bit easier with the newest designation from CoreNet Global. Come hear about the Young Leader program for career enhancement, designed to put you in control of your professional development plan and focus on your future.

November 06, 2017   |  1:10 - 1:30

Workplace Learning Theater - Improving the Employee Experience: Microsoft’s Commute program

As one of the fastest growing cities in America, transportation is quickly becoming a major initiative for Seattle companies in the battle to recruit and retain talent. At Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in suburban Redmond, the company has proactively sought ways to mitigate traffic congestion and support both the mobility (and sanity) of its employees. Managed by the Real Estate and Facilities team, the company’s Commute program spent the last decade crafting out of-the-box commuter solutions for its employees in an area where public transportation doesn’t always serve all locations optimally. Each day, more than 44,400 full-time Microsoft employees and contingent staff commute to the 500-acre campus from dozens of surrounding cities. Now that the initial goal of reducing the Single Occupancy Vehicle (“SOV”) rate to 60% has been exceeded, the team is delivering innovative ways to drive down the SOV rate even further. They are deploying the latest technologies to provide detailed analytics and bringing concepts such as incentivisation and gamification into the program

November 06, 2017   |  1:40 - 2:00

Emerging Trends Learning Theater - Technology of the Future, Now: AI on Your Devices

Artificial intelligence is no longer reserved for sci-fi movies. More and more apps powered by AI are becoming available for download on your phone! Come learn about what’s out and how you can start incorporating AI technology into your life right now.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

How Corporate Real Estate Tech Start-Ups & Investors are Betting On the Evolving Needs of Occupiers

Real estate tech funding has increased 10x in past 5 years and the number of real estate tech start-ups have increased from less than 5 per year to 50-100 per year. Why? What's driving the investment interest in CRE tech disruption? The roundtable discussion will provide insights into early stage CRE tech trends and where venture capital is anticipating the greatest demand and impact. The panel/ audience discussion will approach this topic from different perspectives in the real estate tech space: CEO/ entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and occupiers. The CEO and founders of StateBook, Serraview and Modo Labs will shares their perspectives on the challenges of launching and scaling CRE tech businesses, working with VCs, identifying opportunities to disrupt/ create value with occupiers and making big bets on the future. They will also engage the audience on how CRE leaders can better collaborate with the start-up community to inform where innovation should be focused.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

The Agility Mandate: Empowering CRE Organizations to Support Dynamic Businesses

Across CRE sectors and regions, executives are in a race to maintain and grow market share amid rapidly changing realities brought on by the global economy, technological progress, and employee expectations. In turn, CRE executives are increasingly looking to align themselves to trending themes of enhanced collaboration, innovation, speed-to-solution, and asset-light strategies. Each of these mandate a shift toward more agile CRE team structures and portfolios capable of transforming with today’s dynamic business environment.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

Mazda's Workplace Strategy for Brand Value Management

Mazda's decision to move its North American HQ facility provided the perfect catalyst to support a cultural transformation that is helping to deliver on a Brand Value Management philosophy. When it came time to design a new HQ facility, innovation within the workplace was a top priority. The new workplace would need to support Mazda Brand Value Management and utilize technology to better enable the workforce to be more efficient, effective and innovative. To achieve these goals a new workplace experience was created to strengthen brand engagement, energize workers, and encourage behavior changes that are aligned with the cultural transformation. In this session, you will see how Mazda pushed the boundaries of traditional workplace programs by creating an integrated workplace strategy incorporating innovative thinking from CRE, IT, HR and Brand Engagement. A diverse panel including Workplace Strategy, CFO, HR and Brand Engagement will share their perspectives on the transformation process, successes, challenges and lessons learned.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

Magnet Workplaces: What is the Attraction?

Space makes a statement. It can be good or bad, right or wrong. It is also a physical representation of brand. When people walk into a space, their subconscious is working to take in signals that form an immediate impression of what it's all about. Therefore, the choices our clients make in the design of their workspace communicate who they are. Recognizing that people were misinterpreting their brand - who they are and how they work - Microsoft looked to the physical workplace as part of its strategy to communicate its connected workforce, agility, and entrepreneurialism. Making a dramatic move from promising an office for all, to the new Intelligent Workplace strategy required the integrated efforts of Microsoft's Global Workplace Strategy team, Gensler's Consulting and Architectural teams and Microsoft's Business Leadership. This cross-functional partnership yielded an award-winning workplace, physically describing the culture and mission of Microsoft and its people.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

Data Meets Neuroscience: Key Tools to Design Future Workplaces

Since the Industrial Revolution, workplace design has seemingly gone in circles. First emphasizing open and then closed work plans in the 20th century, to preferring open and then more private offices already in the 21st. So how do we know what we're designing for employees and employers actually works? Today, data-based technologies that provide insights into employee behavior and preferences are being combined with neuroscience research that explains human evolution to think about workplace design in radically new ways. For example, we now know that office noise about 55 decibels cause stress levels to soar which has a detrimental effect on productivity and concentration. We also know that a person's problem-solving ability can spike by up to 50% after they are exposed to nature for a 72 hour period. So what does all this mean for the future of workplace design, and will it help us to finally put the tiresome "open vs. closed office" debate to rest for good? We propose a discussion on the power of data and scientific research in the creation of new offices, with the ultimate goal of encouraging a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

Mindfulness – Unleashing the Power of the Mind

Our mind is a powerful tool that we can use to achieve success in every area of our life. But if untrained and left to its’ own devices, it can keep us from experiencing inner peace, meaningful relationships, and career success. More leaders are practicing mindfulness to become more emotionally intelligent, overcome self-imposed limits, and live-work in the present moment where the best options can be chosen. Plan to attend this life changing session on how to take more control over your life and success.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

Elevating Corporate Real Estate

Do you influence your company’s direction? As a CRE executive do you know what you have to do to win over the C–Suite and elevate the CRE position? During this session, John Vazquez, SVP of Global Real Estate at Verizon will discuss his approach to ‘people first’ and how that philosophy been critical in his ability to elevate CRE. Insightful and practical, John will share strategies that have optimized the Verizon portfolio and increased shareholder value.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

How will Leasing Strategies be Defined by FASB’s Changes in Lease Accounting

examples of how senior CRE directors are modifying their leasing strategies to maximize their assets and financials under the new lease accounting standards. The panel will cover lease options and provide practical advice for how and when to apply each strategy. You will discover how CRE teams can implement these strategies within FASB's compressed timeline. This will include a detailed, tangible and actionable roadmap for CRE leaders that includes all the key steps to achieve compliance.

November 06, 2017   |  2:15 - 3:15

Walk, Run or Sprint: Get the Heart Rate Up on Your Employee Wellness Program

We live in a fast-paced, hyper-connected world in which people too often associate their jobs with stress and discomfort. Given that the line between our personal life and our work life is ever more blurred, a job should be a place that promotes the health and wellbeing of all employees, both mentally and physically. Over the past several years, the interest in workplace wellness has risen significantly, with companies of all shapes, sizes and locations aiming to create formal wellness programs to meet their specific needs. Join this engaging, interactive discussion centered around developing corporate wellness programs, with a focus on the role of commercial real estate. Firms that are leading the wellness movement will guide the audience through an interactive exercise in which you will work together to develop or refine your own corporate wellness programs.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

Can a Live/Work/Play Environment Actually Enhance Corporate Productivity?

Cisco, Johnson & Johnson and the Tavistock Group are out to prove that the future of work will be smart cities that are an intersection of wellness, workplace and productivity. The model is being built in Lake Nona, Florida where companies like KPMG, Guidewell and others are leveraging technology and healthcare innovation to create community where employees are healthier, happier, more engaged and more productive.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

FutureForward2025: Envisioning and Forecasting CoreNet Global’s Future

What will the successful association model look like in 2025? What is the future of belonging, convening, and learning? Attend this discussion-oriented session to add your voice to a global conversation intended to formulate bold ideas that advance the organization and ensure its relevance, fluidity and indispensability for years to come.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

Knowledge Worker Productivity Part 2

The first part of the research about the 6 factors proven to have the highest correlation to Knowledge Worker productivity was presented during the 2016 Summit in Philadelphia. They're predominantly interpersonal, and cover team and manager dynamics. This powerful information should be of great interest and help to C-suites looking to solve for what really matters. To bridge the gap - translating the 6 Factors into workplace design guidelines, a second research was commissioned to examine the link the built environment, behaviors and performance. This program will share the findings from this second phase including physical factors for both teams and individuals. You will come away with new insights backed up by research.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

A Proven Approach for Creating a Culture of Total Health

Corporations spend an average of $750/person on wellness initiatives and only achieve a 15% participation rate. Insurance and program costs continue to escalate faster than profits. For many companies this is the third largest expense and one that is unpredictable and out of control. The corporate journey to wellness faces challenges of multiple siloed stakeholders, complexity of options, C-suite disengagement and employee resistance. Tying this together into a coherent facility strategy makes the challenge even greater. In this presentation you will learn how Kaiser Permanente used a facility strategy as a catalyst for culture change and a means of connecting the different silos. You will also receive a workbook developed by more than 60 experts and stakeholders as a tool to take a company through its journey to total health.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

The Gen Z World: Shifts in Urban Design, Architecture and Corporate Workplace

"Great design meets people on their terms “not where we think they can or should be." - Altitude Through understanding Gen Z in their own words, this seminar will explore the potential shifts in urban design, architecture, and the corporate workplace that will emerge from the set of influences, values and aspirations they share that will inform work, life and play. The first class of Gen Z is entering the workforce as we speak. At over 70 million, they surpass their much analyzed predecessors in size and by 2020 are expected to represent 40% of US consumers. Through data, trends and metrics, the seminar will address such areas as technology, transportation, uses and new building typologies, and the impact this new generation will have in evolving the cultural and social norms that inform both environments and lifestyle choices of tomorrow. Among these are major shifts in priorities regarding time, convenience and expectations about daily experience, even from millennial trends. Join this timely session to explore the impact on our cities, our buildings and the future of the workplace.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

Real Estate Master Planning at Merck - Transcending Divisional Boundaries

Merck is organized into divisions, which are further divided by geography, manufacturing lines, and research phases. Structures like this tend to create impermeable silos in large organizations. Merck created global support functions separating supporting functions from each silo several years ago which led to the formation of Facilities and Global Real Estate Services (GRES). Though Merck made progress in implementing Integrated Facilities Management and developing global management of Real Estate activities, there are often alignment issues between the function and divisions on priorities for capital investment, location strategy and workplace design. In late 2015, GRES kicked off a work stream titled "Work Place and Location Strategy" and under the work stream, created Master Planning teams. These work streams formed teams that included various support functions and Business leaders (Research, Engineers, Marketing leaders) led by Real Estate Strategy professionals. Progress on these Master Planning efforts that include developing Real Estate Strategy and Associated Capital plans will be presented.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

Agile Working: An Introvert’s Paradise

Introverts have been defined as being shy and reticent. Yet at least 40% of our society is likely to disagree, as they define themselves as introverts and feel grossly misrepresented because of it. Shyness is not the defining characteristic, as research shows that the primary difference between introverts and extroverts is in how they respond to stimulation and process Information. An extrovert derives energy from social situations and “thinks through discussion”. Introverts are the inverse, ‘thinking first and speaking later”, processing information and forming opinions more easily on their own or in quieter situations. So what does this have to do with the workplace? In the workplace, often our office walls have been obliterated in favor of space (and cost) saving open plan environments. In this world, an introvert can be disadvantaged, overlooked, ignored and misinterpreted. The solution? An activity based working scenario or co-working space where participation is based upon actual need of the employee. Spaces that will be used and appreciated by the entire workforce for 100 percent of the people, 100 percent of the time.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

Emerging Technologies - A Blockchain Discussion

Emerging technologies are advancing at a significant pace. Are you and your organization blockchain-ready? This session features a panel discussion focused on new blockchain applications that transform the way digital information drives your real estate business. You’ll learn about advancements in real estate and financial services, and how these technologies are changing the way information is collected and shared with an improved approach to data governance.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

McKesson Real Estate: Lessons Learned in becoming a Technology Driven Agile Enterprise

How do you transform the real estate organization of a large, global 185 year old company? This session will focus on the journey of how McKesson Real Estate evolved to meet the needs of an ever changing Fortune 100 business. Under the leadership of Mike Huaco and in partnership with CBRE, you’ll see how they created a strategic vision. This multi-year plan reshaped the organization and reduced costs while improving the value of the services provided. Discover the key steps taken to evaluate how real estate was functioning, the roadmap for change, and lessons learned along the way.

November 06, 2017   |  3:45 - 4:45

EY Legacy Builders and Race Across America 2017 - Solo

In 2016 a four person team from EY enter, and won, the Race Across America, the world’s toughest sporting event, in the four person over 50 mixed category. This year, one of the four racers, Mark Gibson entered the same race, covering all 3076 miles, and 175,000 feet of elevation gain; solo. As with 2016, Mark will be racing in order to raise $250,000 for College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence). Despite being a solo event, Mark will be entirely dependent upon his support crew of 8. Come and hear about the race, what is it like to race 3076 miles in only ten days, did Mark even finish? Did he win? Why do ultra-racers gather each year to race across the United States from California to Maryland for nothing more than a plaque and a bike shirt? Discover the Power of Purpose, and how one racer and 8 crew can come together as a Highest Performing Team. Get inspired and translate this into what you do each and every day at work!

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Corporate Real Estate Strategies: From Coworking to Crowdsourcing

In an era of consumer-centric business models and dramatic technology advancements, there is now greater demand and opportunity for real estate to impact business and occupant performance. Organizations like Mozilla and Verizon are leveraging their physical environments as a platform for internal innovation and external brand leadership by incorporating forward-thinking, user-centric approaches to workplace design and real estate strategy. Mozilla's Workplace Resources team is a testbed of discovery, supporting an emerging typology where workspace facilitates commitment and sharing rather than just commerce. Verizon seeks to transform its business from an infrastructure of copper and fiber to a connected innovation platform. Verizon's Global Real Estate team is repurposing legacy assets to create coworking spaces that tap into the innovation and energy of entrepreneurs and start-ups across the world. In these emergent approaches real estate leaders are addressing the changing economy by incorporating disruptive strategies to transform real estate from a bottom line savings to a catalyst for people and business performance.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

The Coca-Cola Company: Strategic Transformation of the Global Workplace

The Coca-Cola Company spent several years renovating their corporate headquarters. While the team transformed the public spaces of the Atlanta Office Campus, the company expanded their role beyond the strategy, design and construction of the one main campus to developing and operating effective, engaging workplaces for associates all over the world. The newly-formed global organization, rooted in a commitment to employee engagement and the Coca-Cola brand, is now applying a regional strategy model toward creating a network of 21st century workplaces where teammates feel inspired, engaged and productive. The workplace is a strategic asset, and this global approach offers the opportunity to find value while also developing a consistent, predictable and engaging experience in all office locations.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

From Higher Ed to Higher Performance: Striking a Balance

The way students "work" in college is very different from how most organizations allow new hires to "work". Students develop a work style to maximize productivity working in teams and in numerous settings (classroom, lab, library dorm, student union, etc.). As long as the assignment is completed on time, students are free to "work" at any time or in any place that aligns with their life style. In contrast, most companies are not organized to support that work style. So the student must re-learn how to be successful. Obviously it’s in the University's and the Corporation's best interest to make the student-employee productive as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, universities want to learn how to create collaborative office spaces. Many universities have progressive and collaborative classrooms, but their office spaces are silo'd. This unique talk show format will bring together SME's from Higher Ed, Human Resources, and CRE in a lively unscripted conversation to create lasting value for all.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Economic Developers Roundtable: “Fireside Chat” with Top Corporate Real Estate Executives

Growing companies consider a range of factors in making critical location decisions, going beyond the basics of choosing a site or building. The intensifying war for talent and Corporate America’s commitment to sustainability has raised the stakes even higher. Join CREs from global companies in a “fireside chat” to discuss key decision factors in an interactive discussion with CREs. Take a seat at the dynamic session to network with other ED professionals and develop an understanding of location decisions from the CRE perspective.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Curve Benders: How Current Politics and Society are Shaping Commercial Real Estate

Plan to join this timely discussion of how politics, the economy, jobs, generational differences, business trends and more impact the current and future state of commercial real estate.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Executive Track (By Invitation Only) - Business in a Connected and Collaborative World

As the Founder of Wikipedia, a platform with over 400 million unique visitors every month, Jimmy Wales is a leading voice in the future of business and technology. Drawing on his experience as a true tech thought leader, he will examine how innovate and compete in a world that is increasingly open and collaborative. This small intimate group setting is ideal for engaging in discussion and exploring these issues with your peers.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Workplace as a Service: The On-Demand Future

The workplace of the future is an on-demand human resources tool. Workplace amenities provided by technology companies like Google are desired by companies of all sizes to drive talent attraction and retention. The needs of today's increasingly millennial workforce have changed, and workplace amenities are regarded as a top priority when selecting a place to work. However, the "Googleplex" workplace environment, with unlimited snacks and on-demand fitness classes is not easily attainable for the average enterprise company. The solution? Office buildings with amenities that allow landlords compete to meet the demands of forward thinking office building tenants. As an example, the office of the future has catering services – essentially "office room service" – that can be ordered from a centralized commissary and brought to meetings, all orchestrated by a landlord or landlord partner. Shifting from internalized amenities and services to a more centralized and communal provision of services are soon going to be part of the landlord proposition, enabling companies of all sizes to offer "Googleplex" environments to employees. Companies of all sizes will soon be using the workplace as a tool to compete for talent.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Gen Z: Influencing the Real Estate Footprint

As of May 2016, Generation Z entered into the workforce. Gen Z are defined as babies born between 1995 and the early 2000’s. Whether we want to see it, or not, Generation Z are making a large impact on the type of workplace and workspace we have. In recent years there has been a global move to more ‘open-concept’ and ‘collaborative’ work spaces within the office world as well as increasing expectations of flexibility on when and where work gets done. Running a parallel trend, there has also been a dramatic rise in rental rates for offices in most markets. While companies are realizing the implications of a large R.E. footprint, and are subsequently revisiting their portfolio size with actual cost per square foot. It’s commonly known that industrial space costs significantly less on a number of levels. The overall rental rate of industrial space can be estimated at 20-25% of the cost of office space, and much more, the capital improvements needs to fit-out a warehouse are generally less. As rental rates increase and the flexibility of what an office space can look like greatens, we’re seeing a trend of moving office style working spaces into industrial warehouses. Along with expanding needs of corporations to grow their industrial footprint for manufacturing purposes, this trend is creating an increased demand for warehouse space. Understand what this means to the talent entering the workforce who is more focused on the workplace experience than ever before.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Enabling the Cognitive + Digital Workforce

What are the challenges and opportunities related to future enterprise workforce strategy as emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) continue to impact, develop and grow within all global enterprises? What is the growth and demand for digital talent within the global enterprise workforce of the future? What is the future impact of workforce automation? How can companies create successful strategies with the growing adoption of Artificial Intelligence, RPA, as well as Cognitive Computing technologies? This panel will discuss these pressing questions and will identify key critical success factors for digital workforce enablement.

November 07, 2017   |  10:00 - 11:00

Seattle: The Fastest Growing City’s Impact on Corporate Real Estate

Did you know that Seattle is the fastest growing city in the US, with 62 active construction cranes building and expanding headquarter campuses and office for the growing technology sector? This panel will share the impacts of this environment on their corporate real estate strategy. Perspectives from a technology, non-profit, and healthcare companies will give a broad range to real estate types. Topics to be covered include strategic decisions for growth, financial strategies, transportation and parking issues, the war for talent, culture, and workplace density.

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

The 'C' In CRE Stands for Collaborative: One Toyota Team Approach

Toyota’s new, two million square foot North American Headquarters for the world's largest automaker was conceived, programmed, designed and executed on a fast track schedule. This was made possible by embracing a collaborative team with divergent backgrounds and expertise: the Toyota Corporate Real Estate team in partnership with their developer, KDC, their architect and designer, Corgan, and furniture provider, Steelcase. The goal for "One Toyota” was explored through the key themes of timeline, team structure, vision, relocation and reorganization. The One Toyota Campus resulted in one centralized, shared headquarters campus in Plano, TX, while being respectful of other One Toyota activities and a corporate reorganization initiative.

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

Active Architecture: Data Insights to Action

As the widespread adoption of smartphones brought our population online, networked systems generated incredible value across sectors, creating entirely new economies. Systems as diverse as taxi hailing and deep sea research are enabled by GPS in smartphones. Yet many of today’s buildings remain analog. This is not for lack of sophistication – technologies are emerging that are bringing buildings online. Embedded digital/physical systems form an Internet of Things (IoT), in buildings, are generating a tremendous amount of spatial data relating to temperature change, movement, and interaction. Today, IoT is thought of in a mechanistic way. The premise of this session, however, is that IoT, connected devices and building systems are merging into new, more human paradigm, the Internet of Bodies (IoB), and that we should engage with its future. IoB is a fundamental transformation for the workplace, enabling collaboration, flexibility, dynamism and real estate efficiency... but also raising questions of privacy, management practices, encryption, and access. Every one of us has experienced architecture (whether as employees, managers or passive users) and we all have a stake in determining its future. Only through informed debate and productive engagement can we chart the most desirable path forward.

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

Enter the Dragons!

Are you ready for the Dragon’s Den? During this fast paced session Young Leader “dragons” of corporate real estate (CRE) will challenge senior leaders to pitch ideas in terms of what might be the most disruptive thing that is going to change CRE in the future. Brash, bold, and quick witted - watch as the groups push boundaries and think beyond the limits to shape the future.

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

The New Office: Inspiring Innovation and Cultivating Creativity

Creativity and innovation are fuel for performance and success, and today's office is more important than ever in providing environments and technology where discovery, incubation, invention, and creation can thrive. Businesses that effectively harness creativity achieve greater revenue, market share, and growth. Employees who are free to think creatively and solve problems in new ways report more happiness at work. Join this interactive session and participate in a lively dialogue that highlights new research findings from Steelcase about the elements of workplace, experience, and technology as tools for creative work. Using a research-based discussion framework, you will share 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 great ideas from your peers that you can put into action!

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

FutureForward2025: Envisioning and Forecasting CoreNet Global’s Future

What will the successful association model look like in 2025? What is the future of belonging, convening, and learning? Attend this discussion-oriented session to add your voice to a global conversation intended to formulate bold ideas that advance the organization and ensure its relevance, fluidity and indispensability for years to come.

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

CFO Perspective on Corporate Real Estate

Corporate real estate teams continue to face increasing demands to deliver superior results for their organizations, the C-Suite, and usually most importantly the office of the Chief Financial Officer. This session will focus on the myriad of ways CRE intersects with the C-Suite and how CRE teams can effectively elevate their level of support. Topics such as preparation for FASB/IFRS, importance of enhanced reporting and data analytics, and the value of agility during out-of-cycle events such as exercising a flexibility option or merger and acquisition activity will be covered. You will gain practical insights on how CFOs and CREs can optimize their relationship and the real estate portfolio by working together as a team.

November 07, 2017   |  11:30 - 12:30

Building Political Intelligence

Political Intelligence is using skills, behaviors and qualities to be effective in organizational and social dynamics. We will define and explore the core elements: 1) Self and Social Awareness, 2) Interpersonal Influence, 3) Strategic Networking, 4) Being Sincere and Authentic. This presentation includes a short video from the Center for Creative Leadership, an assessment, and practical takeaways to increase effectiveness in this often overlooked leadership competency.

November 07, 2017   |  1:00 - 1:20

Wellness Learning Theater - FITWEL Launches! A New Healthy Building Certification

Fitwel is a certification that evaluates how workplaces can be leveraged through both design and organizational policy to support human health. The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. General Services Administration led the development of Fitwel. The tool is smart enough to know, based on your current building, what you should consider investing in to promote the optimal health of the occupants. It's meant to be not just an assessment, but also a road map for planning how to prioritize future investment. Discover why this tool was developed, the integration of 89 federal building pilot projects that were used to shape its development, and how different organizations are already using it.

November 07, 2017   |  1:00 - 1:20

Workplace Learning Theater - ABCZ: Keeping Up with the Workplace’s Newest Generation

How will the workplace adapt to the newest generation of employees? Take a deep-dive into Gen Z with Laura Morris from Perkins+Will, a thought leader on workplace strategy and design. This case study will explore how the first true digital natives will complement and challenge past generations, and how they will influence and impact the spaces we live, work and play.

November 07, 2017   |  1:00 - 1:20

Workplace Learning Theater - Can Office Design Improve Productivity?

The changing nature of work has had huge implications for how we measure productivity, with traditional metrics now inadequate in today's knowledge-based economy. It remains notoriously difficult to link employee productivity to the work environment. AECOM has been exploring the link between performance and the design of the physical environment for years. This session will focus on the partnership of the GSA and AECOM and their successful implementation of systems to measure productivity.

November 07, 2017   |  1:00 - 2:00

Careers Learning Theater - Academic Challenge: Final Presentations

Hear from student teams as they present their solutions to Academic Challenge 3.0, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield, KI Furniture, and Monaco & Company. These consulting teams will report on the results of their hackathon to determine how an organizational transformation can drive business performance toward enhanced strategic business unit alignment, savings, and resource efficiency.

November 07, 2017   |  1:30 - 1:50

Workplace Learning Theater - New Perspectives on Data: From Big Data to Thick Data to Human Experience

Big data and thick data are popular today, but how do they serve people within our workplaces? In this fast-paced session we’ll share new perspectives on big data, thick data, and how to use data to not only serve the real estate and workplace, but most importantly the people and the organization. We’ll discuss data myths, data mines, data lakes, and how they relate to human and social systems. Join us for new ideas on data’s role in real estate, facilities, and workplace.

November 07, 2017   |  1:30 - 1:50

Wellness Learning Theater - Smart Cities - the Future of Work

Come and learn an expanded definition of "smart city" and learn how wellness-focused communities can drive innovation in the workplace and increase employee engagement, retention, and productivity.

November 07, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

Managing Change and Transition

Based on the work of Bill Bridges, this dynamic and relevant model identifies the most common reasons that change often fails in organizations: leaders focus on the tangible change while the internal, personal work of transitioning to the change is often ignored. This talk will focus on the three stages of transition - Endings, Neutral Zone and New Beginnings - and how leaders can help themselves and their groups through the transition process to a successful outcome.

November 07, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

Open Office Overload - Solutions for Minimizing Noise and Visual Distractions

What happens when culture and organizational goals call for an open work environment, but people still need to reduce distractions to get work done? The trend of less individual space, increased transparency and the shift to more community geared toward collaboration has required that companies consider both acoustics & visual distractions in the workplace. Capital One conducts continued assessment of our workspaces through a robust Test & Learn program. Our findings support that noise, visual distraction, and reduced privacy continue to be areas that influence Associate satisfaction scores related to the workplace. As a company that regularly ranks in both Fortune Magazine's Top 100 Companies to work for AND Coolest places to work, how can Capital One's Workplace Solutions (WPS) team provide tactical solutions to reduce the impacts of audible and visual distractions in a 10 million SF portfolio? How can the lessons learned from our robust Test & Learn culture help you influence future design and furniture decisions to positively influence the effectiveness of our work environments? Join us to learn how WPS approaches this opportunity to enhance satisfaction by shaping the physical environment, challenge traditional design, and deliver a highly supportive and flexible environment.

November 07, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

From 90 to 2: How Chevron Found Success in Upending FM

This program will present a real life example of Chevron’s shift from self-performance to outsourced facility management. Economic shifts and instability in the oil and gas industry accelerated this move, which ultimately provided needed cost-savings and efficiencies without sacrificing stringent safety and operational standards. This session will provide insight into the carefully constructed process of employing modernized facility management to ensure the competitiveness of a 135-year old company.

November 07, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

ChChChChanges: Transformation Dynamics with Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is not just for video games any longer. During this timely session an Architect / Technologist and a Workplace Strategist, will discuss how change in design and change management processes have been transformed by (VR). You will have the opportunity to experience VR change environments live. By showing both the thought processes and the tools, you will better understand how the workflow integrates design, CRE and goals in new ways. You will learn about the different types of VR and how they are used in change and transformation.

November 07, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

Futureproofing: Are You Ready?

Are you ready to test the boundaries of the future of space relative to work? During this session you will be engaged in envisioning disruptive trends in space, occupancy, and the impact on future business opportunities. The panelists live in a world where they are seeking to transform real estate and facilities - one that has not been overturned by alternative and more flexible business models. Join in as they debate the implications of increased flexibility, transparency and emerging impact of the consumer economy on corporate real estate. Be prepared to have your thinking challenged during this timely exploration of alternative business models.

November 07, 2017   |  2:30 - 3:30

Improving Decision Making at Oracle

An important way for Real Estate to show value and to align with corporate strategy is in the location selection process. Recently Oracle used its internal location assessment tool and process to select a new location for a growing line of business in Europe. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Oracle collaborated on testing a new model for assessing locations based on Delft research, called Preference-based Accommodation Strategy (PAS), and ran a parallel location assessment. The primary difference in this tool is the use of preference curves, rather than the more standard weighting of criteria. By using the same data and criteria as the previous study, but working with the Oracle business contact to establish preference curves, the model was used to compare the prior results. Not only did the PAS model confirm and provide better detail on the selected location, it could also be used to select the best combination of multiple locations.