Main Conference Day 2

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Panellists will discuss the issues raised during part one
of this session and provide feedback on approaches
and potential internal solutions based on their own
experiences. The discussion will be opened up to the
floor for the final 30 minutes of this session giving you,
the audience, the chance to put forward your current
workplace issues to reach a solution based on the
input of industry leaders.

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Megan Leet

Head of Office Experience & Events
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Michelle Kelleher

EMEA Real Estate & Facilities Manager
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Dave Wildman

Global Head of Facilities Infrastructure
Bloomberg LP
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Jackie McRobert

Manager, Office and Facilities
Skyscanner

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM Agility in Reality: Streamlining Building Management to Deliver Smart and Flexible Properties

Dave Wildman, Global Head of Facilities Infrastructure, Bloomberg LP
For CRE professionals, designing an agile workplace that
satisfies their diverse workforce is a challenge, but so
is selecting the site that will allow for agility. During this
session, you will hear what steps your team can take to
build agility into reality. From construction to technology,
hear how collaboration with your engineering team will
enable your CRE and workplace team to land the real
estate space you not only want, but need!
• Engineering and construction that lead to agile
workplaces prepared for new ways of working, and
future technology and workplace requirements
• Engineering to reduce operating costs, provide a
resilient, healthy, safe environment improving overall
employee experience

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Dave Wildman

Global Head of Facilities Infrastructure
Bloomberg LP

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Aligning the Business and the Workplace: Planning for the Future

Jack Allison, International Real Estate Manager, NBCUniversal Media, LLC
• Branding and employee engagement: An
assessment of when consistency in workplace design
across the RE portfolio positively contributes to
employee engagement, and situations in which you
might look to apply this
• Matching corporate real estate to the business
growth or streamlining requirements
• A change in branding: What are the ways in which the
CRE team can contribute to changes in the corporate
direction, branding, and the employee value propositionultimately
altering the customers’ experience?

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Jack Allison

International Real Estate Manager
NBCUniversal Media, LLC

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Morning Networking Break

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Workspace that Supports Employee Engagement

Nick Brook, Head of Facilities, Mills & Reeve
In the modern age of the employee-driven workplace,
as consideration for the individual and employee
fulfilment increases, CRE departments need to create
new environments that support the varied and
personal ways that each employee works. Law firms
are, wrongly, known for being slow to change and still too old fashioned, in part, a result of the mentality
around expectation culture. Deep rooted culture is a
good thing, where the culture is healthy, however what
frameworks are available to allow you to find the right
alignment and specialisation to inspire motivation,
ability, and drive productivity within your own business?

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Nick Brook

Head of Facilities
Mills & Reeve

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Is an Agile Workplace Really Agile?

Neil Usher , Workplace Director , Sky
Providing a range of settings for every work activity is
a great idea – but do people actually use them, or
do they gravitate to more traditional settings and stay
all day? Is workplace design actually generating the
mobility hoped for? And what does “agile” mean as it
relates to teams engaged in software development? Neil
will lead several case studies which demonstrate a range
of leading-edge workplaces within Sky’s UK portfolio.

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Neil Usher

Workplace Director
Sky

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch and Networking

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM The Key Ingredients to Creating a Successful Agile Working Environment

Derek Dziva, Workplace Performance Manager, CIMA
This session will be based entirely on CIMA’s move from
a 35,000 sq ft office spread on seven floors to a single
23,500 sq ft floor. Dereck will touch on how they avoided
falling into the ‘visual vanity’ project trap and the
importance of redefining agile work so that it ties in with
your organisational culture. He will also talk about some
of the challenges of maintaining an agile workplace.

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Derek Dziva

Workplace Performance Manager
CIMA

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Change Management in 2017: Satisfying All Generations in your Workplace

Michael Roper, Vice President & EMEA Region Head Global Facilities Management , SAP
It is well reported that workspace and engagement
expectations of millennials has disrupted the traditional
organisational hierarchy and workplace structure.
Change is normal, expected, and should be inclusive
with many millennials viewing the top-down flow as
outdated and inefficient. Expectations for organisational
communications have changed, millennials enjoy
collaboration but only where it is efficient.
• How do you reflect this in your internal social
networking, and communication solutions with
dispersed teams via social media?
• How do their demands fit in with your overall
workplace goals?
• How do you balance their requirements with the
needs of the rest of your workforce who have their
own diverse requirements?

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Michael Roper

Vice President & EMEA Region Head Global Facilities Management
SAP

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Co-working: A Long-Lasting Change in the Physical Workplace or a Revolt Against Convention?

Co-working is no longer just an option for an individual
requiring a desk, rather it is a new attitude to- and a
new style of- working. Where fluidity of staffing creates
a sense of community and increases the exchange of
information and raises creativity, how can you also get
your organisation into the game and leverage working
in this way, but in line with your corporate values?

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks

4:10 PM - 4:10 PM Close of Next Generation Workplaces 2017