Nearly every workplace is being reshaped by technology. Today’s building owners and corporate occupiers have the ability to gather troves of information with sensors and The Internet of Things (IoT) that can help manage a building, right down to individual workspaces. From lighting, to HVAC, to access control, we are increasingly able to monitor and fine-tune every system in our buildings and workplaces.

And technology isn’t just improving the built environment but also the way we work and communicate. Video conferencing, social networks and virtual office technology has removed traditional workplace boundaries for enhanced productivity, collaboration, and flexibility. By incorporating “smart office” technologies, companies are making the physical work environment intelligent and adaptable to company workflows.

Join us at this special LIVE educational event to discover how forward-thinking designers, corporate real estate leaders and workplace experts are using technology to build the office of the future today.

Who should attend?

• Corporate real estate professionals

• Workplace strategy professionals

• Building owners

• Directors of facilities management

• Directors of real estate services

• Corporate facility executives

• Workplace services directors

• Tenant rep brokers

• Interior design professionals


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Antonia Cardone

Antonia Cardone

  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • As Head of West Coast Workplace Strategy Team at Cushman & Wakefield, Antonia creates strategic plans to optimize space utilization and create dynamic workplace environments.
Ed Nolan

Ed Nolan

  • JLL
  • As Senior Vice President with the Strategic Consulting group, Ed is based in JLL's Chicago office and leads the Workplace Strategy practice for the central U.S.
Brad Serot

Brad Serot

  • CBRE
  • Based in CBRE Chicago’s downtown office, Brad is an Executive Vice President and Tenant Rep leading the Tech and Digital Media Practice Group.

Nila Leiserowitz

Nila R. Leiserowitz

  • Gensler
  • An internationally recognized design leader and Managing Principal of Gensler’s North Central Region, Nila leads more than 400 professionals and oversees business development.
Timothy Swanson

Timothy Swanson

  • CannonDesign
  • Designer, urban planner, innovator, teacher, leader, entrepreneur, Tim Swanson leads both CannonDesign’s Chicago Office Practice and City Design Practice.
Chris Lambert

Chris Lambert

  • CannonDesign
  • Chris is VP of Workplace Strategy at CannonDesign. His background also includes sustainability consulting, urban planning, marketing, communications and research.
Dylan McCrory

Dylan McCrory

  • SiteREADY
  • As Principal and Senior Vice President of Solutions at SiteREADY, Dylan is responsible for growth strategy and client engagements.

Alison Whalen

Allison Whalen

  • Managed by Q
  • Allison is the VP and GM, Enterprise for Managed by Q, a fast growing startup that makes it easy to run an office with smart technology and connected services.
Andrew Maier

Andrew Maier

  • WIN
  • Andrew is Vice President of Emerging Technologies at WIN, the leader in DAS solution development for high-rises.

Matt Abeles

Matt Abeles

  • BuiltWorlds
  • Matt is the co-founder of BuiltWorlds Media, an online media and events company focused on technologies transforming design, construction, and development.
Tom Dempsey

Thomas M. Dempsey

  • Metropolis
  • Tom is the SVP, Managing Director at Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc. The Chicago-based firm owns over 6 million square feet of iconic, Class A office towers.
Travis Barrington

Travis Barrington

  • Inspired by the community of innovators who are transforming commercial real estate, Travis founded, a muti-media and events property focused on modernizing the industry.

Speakers To Be Announced

  • Speakers for this event will be announced in the coming weeks. Our speakers include practitioners and consultants that have the expertise to help improve the management and operations of your buildings.