NYC Tech TALK Preview – How Technology Enables the Emerging Workplace

We’re coming to New York on Friday, November 2nd to ignite discussions and inspire information sharing around the technological topics that are most pressing to workplace practitioners.

This event includes two panels featuring some of the top real estate and workplace experts. Learn more about relevant technology-related topics and issues while networking with industry peers. The evening will conclude with a cocktail hour, meet & greet with panelists and sponsor showcase, and a private tour of the Convene space.

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Panel Discussion 1 – How to Achieve Personalization Without the Privacy Invasion

In a climate where there is a real cyber risk, people are not always comfortable about sharing their personal information. However, there is a rapidly increasing number of customized apps and advancements in AI which require information be shared to take full advantage of the service, often beyond their comfort zone. Come to hear industry experts discuss current and future examples and insights and how to prepare for the future of work.

Moderated by Bob Fox, Principal at Fox Architects

Meet the Panelists:

Chris Kelly, President & Co-Founder of Convene

As the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Convene, Chris is recognized as an active thought leader and industry spokesperson for Boston Properties University, WORKTECH, Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate, and MIT Center for Real Estate. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, and has been recognized on Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 list, was named the 2017 Service Provider of the Year by CoreNet New York, a Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business, a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® awards, and is the only person to have been twice recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs.

Christopher Jaynes, PhD, Founder & CTO at Mersive

In 2006, Jaynes founded Mersive and now serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the School of Computer Science at the University of Utah and went on to receive his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he worked on camera calibration and aerial image interpretation technologies that were later used by the federal government. Prior to Mersive, the MetaverseLab he founded at the University of Kentucky, conducted research related to video surveillance, human-computer interaction and display technologies. It was recognized as one of the leading laboratories for computer vision and interactive media.

Steve Teubner, Real Estate Technology and Smart Buildings Leader at EY

Steve Teubner is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP and is the global leader for EY’s smart building practice. Steve has over 25 years of leading innovative and transformative solutions for the real estate, construction and hospitality industries as well as the corporate real estate functions of leading global organizations. He advises clients within the entire real estate lifecycle from acquisition/disposition, design and construction, facility operations and asset/portfolio management.

Panel Discussion 2 – Right-Sizing Real Estate for the Modern Workplace

Many real estate decisions are still being driven by cost without an in-depth understanding of what the actual usage is. Today’s real estate options are changing and old models are being disrupted. Our panel of experts will explore how to determine the right amount and the right types of spaces for organizations looking to grow.

Moderated by Steve Teubner, Ernst & Young

Meet the Panelists:

Pay Wu, Founder & Managing Partner, Sarity Advisors

Pay is an accomplished CRE advisor and seasoned executive with 20+ years of industry and consulting experience, managing internal and outsourced teams with meaningful P&L impact. She is results oriented with a track record in portfolio/workplace strategies, M&A, program management, cost management/reduction, vendor/outsourcing advisory, process/operations optimization and technology implementation.

Ellen Bruce Keable, Assoc. AIA, Prosci, Jacobs

Ellen Keable leads workplace change management for Jacobs Workplace Performance Strategies. Ellen brings 30 years of experience as an architect and social scientist focused on people side of change. Her research and projects address innovation, mobility, performance and wellness in the context of space effectiveness and efficiency. Ellen leads environment- behavior research at Jacobs, including Jacobs’ recent and is former chair of the Environmental Design Research Association. Prior to Jacobs, she was Vice President with Michael Brill at BOSTI Associates, a workplace research and consulting think-tank in Buffalo, New York.

Lucia Diana, Strategic National Transaction Projects – Global Real Estate, Verizon

Lucia Diana is a subject matter expert within the Verizon Global Real Estate Group (GRE). She is recognized for her unique ability in creating win-win solutions and delivering on successful national transaction projects. While promoting the Group’s strategic initiatives, Lucia primarily focuses on the monetization of Verizon’s real estate assets.

Full Schedule:

Noon – 12:30 Check-in

12:30 – 1:00 Welcome and lunch

1:15  – 2:15 Panel Discussion 1 – How to achieve personalization without the privacy invasion

2:15  – 3:15 Meet the Technologies – Exploring the potential for intelligent automation and cognitive advances in the workplace

3:15  – 4:00 Panel Discussion 2 – Right-sizing real estate for the modern workplace

4:00 – 5:30 Cocktail hour, meet & greet with panelists and sponsor showcase, private tours of Convene


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