PROGRAMME

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Day One – Monday 12 November 2018

9:30 am

Registration and coffee

10:00 am

Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Facilitator

  • KathleenStubbsKathleen Stubbs Partner, Head of Service Delivery & Infrastructure - Knight Frank
10:05 am

Digital disruption and innovation in real estate and property – the view from tech and information leaders

We’ve assembled a diverse panel of property sector tech leaders - each will present a fast-paced, TED-style presentation looking at digital disruption in the sector and:
- their business, the challenges and obstacles they faced, and how they’ve made sure IT supports the business
- will technology be the critical success criteria for future property firms
- how they are driving innovation and change in their firm
- are there realistic opportunities for technology collaboration in the property sector
- what they think is next in the property sector as disruptive technology and new business models transform the market
- what can property firms do to transform and prosper - and what is the role we will all play in that

Speakers

  • Gian Fulgoni Chief Information Systems Office - Intu
  • Lionel HillLionel Hill Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Asset Services & Valuations - CBRE
10:45 am

“State of the nation” in the property tech market

In the fast-transforming property sector it can be difficult to make sense of which technologies are on offer and what works. In this bird’s eye view of the market, we’ll look at:
- Which vendors/products are most likely to have a transformative effect on the market?
- Which products/technologies are still at the “TED-talk” stage? Which ones are working and ready to use now? And how can you tell the difference?
- How can we ensure we only choose best-of-breed products? How can we identify these?
- How are technology trends likely to further impact the real estate industry?
- What will the shifting nature of demand and of supply mean for our technology investments?
- What products or technologies have the potential to be “the next big thing”?

Speaker

11:15 am

Networking break

11:45 am

New times, new roles, new destinations: our firm’s innovation/transformation journey

What is next as disruptive technology and new business models transform the property market?  Each of our panellists is tasked with innovation in their firm.  In this free-flowing discussion, they will share their own challenges and successes in helping to transform their firms - you’ll leave the session with new perspectives and new ideas to take back to your business tomorrow.

Speakers

  • Alex Bailes Senior Director EMEA - CBRE
  • Alex Edds Director of Innovation - JLL
  • John WillsJohn Wills Head of Innovation & Technology - Property Management - Savills
12:15 pm

Insights from a parallel professional services market: what are the tech trends in legal, what tech is doing for legal and what can the property industry learn from this?

Has the legal profession found the technology silver bullet? Are you afraid that you are missing out on tech developments benefiting law firms or accountancy practices?  Conquer your FOMO by finding out what law firms are up to in terms of innovation and dealing with disruptive forces, including:
- what are the technology trends affecting legal and how that profession is reacting
- what tech is on the horizon and how it will be used – to drive customer service, foster loyalty or enhance profitability
- what property firms can learn from legal, and also accountancy, to better exploit the potential of technology now and in the future
- what overall lessons have been learnt that might help the property profession?

Speaker

  • Derek Southall Founder and CEO, Head of Innovation and Digital - Hyperscale Group Ltd, Gowling WLG
1:00 pm

53: five challenges, five solutions, five minutes

Our 5sessions are designed to provide education for the property sector – these curated sessions are NOT SALES PITCHES. We aim to provide delegates with a genuinely objective overview of tech products that are specifically relevant to the challenges faced by the property sector.

In a series of sessions over the course of the Summit, we’ll bring you senior leaders from five tech vendors with a solution to one or more of the top areas of disruption in the property market.

In this first instalment in the series you’ll hear short presentations from two technology vendors.  In five minutes each, they’ll tell us:
- what challenge their product addresses
- how it works
- what it costs
- what it achieved for our client/s

Followed by joint Q&A.

1:15 pm

Networking lunch

2:15 pm

Facilitated round table discussions (A)

This series of hosted round table discussions (A1 – A9) will focus entirely on how other firms deal with the challenges you face.  These interactive and informal discussions follow Chatham House rules – giving you the freedom to speak your mind.  Small groups allow everyone to participate and each group feeds back, giving all attendees access to the knowledge pool.  These brainstorming sessions will give insight into your peers’ challenges and provide solutions to your own.

There will be two 40-minute sessions.

A1        Selling more than just square feet - using technology to generate greater revenue from our portfolio
Simon Ross, Head of Asset Management, Stenprop

A2        Data mining and data cleansing strategies to prepare the firm to make the most of AI, machine learning and RPA
Clarifying what information we have, where is should be stored and what is computable.
Costas Koureas, Head of IT, M J Mapp

A3        Document management in property – a user’s experience
- do document management systems work?
- what time does it save, who benefits, is collaboration really that much better?
- what about security?
- what’s the impact on IT and do these systems help or hinder?
- where is the property sector in the maturity model of DMS?
- the importance of data capture
Simon Pratt, Head of IT, Matthews & Goodman

A4        Using AI in the property sector
As the technology becomes more mainstream, how it is changing how our firm works and the results we are seeing.
Dr Mark Robertson, Partner - Consulting, Ryden

A5        Blockchain in action in the property sector – a case study
Neil Singer, CEO Clicktopurchase and Senior Partner, Singer Vielle

A6        Using RPA in client accounting –  a case study
Shaun Spalding, Director & Head of Project Management, BNP Paribas Real Estate

A7        Tech at the front end: enhancing the front-of-house experience in commercial property
Robert Stark, Senior Executive Director, Property Management Strategy & Operations, M J Mapp

A8        GDPR post-May 2018: what’s next?

A9        Smart contracts, smart leases and automation in lease management

Speakers

  • Mark Robertson Partner - Consulting - Ryden
  • robert starkRobert Stark Senior Executive Director, Property Management Strategy & Operations - M J Mapp
  • Neil Singer CEO and Senior Partner - Clicktopurchase and Singer Vielle
  • Simon PrattSimon Pratt Head of IT - Matthews & Goodman
  • Shaun SpaldingShaun Spalding Director & Head of Project Management Office - BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Costas KoureasCostas Koureas Head of IT - MJ Mapp Limited
4:15 pm

Facilitated round table discussions (B)

This series of hosted round table discussions (B1 – B9) will focus entirely on how other firms deal with the challenges you face.  These interactive and informal discussions follow Chatham House rules – giving you the freedom to speak your mind.  Small groups allow everyone to participate and each group feeds back, giving all attendees access to the knowledge pool.  These brainstorming sessions will give insight into your peers’ challenges and provide solutions to your own.

There will be two 40-minute sessions.

B1        Extracting data to meet IFRS 16 requirements

B2        Dealing with shadow IT – making sure your business understands the risks and benefits
Mat Sutton, IT Service Manager, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Capita Real Estate

B3        Automating property management processes to improve bothclient service and efficiency
Nathan Spitzer, Head of Client Accounts, Alliance Managing Agents

B4        Big data case study – using data visualisation tools for client finance

B5        Data mining and data cleansing strategies to prepare the firm to make the most of AI, machine learning and RPA
Clarifying what information we have, where it should be stored and what is computable.
Rosemary Nunn, Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge Agents, IKA Ltd

B6        Tech at the front end: enhancing the “front-of-house” experience in residential

B7        Weaving together different property technologies into a cohesive internal tech ecosystem
Tim Spencer, IT Director, Carter Jonas

B8        Choosing the right partner to ensure a successful technology implementation
We’ll share experiences and learnings on how to choose the right technology vendor and the pitfalls to avoid in order to ensure a long-term partnership.
Craig Clements, Business Intelligence Officer, Howard de Walden Estates

B9        Innovation, building design and the circular economy
We’ll discuss how the shelf-life and reusability of technologies, components and whole buildings is changing the way we design and plan.
Pierre Wassenaar, Director, Technology & Innovation, Stride Treglown

Speakers

5:45 pm

53: five challenges, five solutions, five minutes

Our 5sessions are designed to provide education for the property sector – these curated sessions are NOT SALES PITCHES. We aim to provide delegates with a genuinely objective overview of tech products that are specifically relevant to the challenges faced by the property sector.

In a series of sessions over the course of the Summit, we bring you senior leaders from five tech vendors with a solution to one or more of the top areas of disruption in the property market.

In this second instalment in the series you’ll hear short presentations from another two technology vendors.  In five minutes each, they’ll tell us:
- what challenge their product addresses
- how it works
- what it costs
- what it achieved for our client/s

Followed by joint Q&A

6:00 pm

Close of day one

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drinks Reception

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner and entertainment followed by overnight stay

 

Day Two – Tuesday 13 November 2018

9:30 am

Registration and coffee

10:00 am

Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Facilitator

  • Rosemary Nunn Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge Agents - IKA Ltd
10:10 am

What is the post-digital landscape for the real estate and property profession? And what should we be doing now to get there intact?

The influential academic, advisor, investor and author of PropTech 3.0 will share his thoughts on how the property sector should adapt to exploit the exponential potential of the technology challenges it faces.  What is the “art of the possible” for AI, blockchain, IoT and other disruptive technologies? Who in the property and real estate ecosystem should own and lead on the transformative potential of technology?

Speaker

10:40 am

Big data and data strategy – why every company (even property consultancy) is now a data company and how you can leverage this to gain competitive advantage

We’ve assembled a panel of property tech leaders - each presenting a fast-paced, TED-style presentation looking at their firm’s data strategy and considering:
- How can we extract data from the large number of systems we hold, and how can we overcome the barriers of legacy systems that make data extraction challenging?
- How can we oversee/ensure client permissions to use data?
- How do tech giants such as Amazon manage, store and share data, and what can we learn? - Can we (how can we) move our firms to federated and distributed data systems?

11:30 am

Networking break

12:00 pm

Matter expert: What will blockchain do for / to the property sector?

- how feasible is blockchain in the property industry?
- what moves are there towards a standardised approach, or are parts of the industry developing their own, potentially conflicting, blockchains?
- what is current government strategy regarding blockchain and how likely is it that the UK Land Registry will move to blockchain?
- how will consultants and agents interact with clients once clients have access to a public shared ledger?
- (when) will the blockchain replace traditional contracts?
- which parts of the property sector will be most affected?
- what will be the interaction between smart contracts, AI and blockchain?
- who should we be recruiting to help us manage and deliver blockchain-enabled services?

12:30 pm

53: five challenges, five solutions, five minutes

Our 5sessions are designed to provide education for the property sector – these curated sessions are NOT SALES PITCHES. We aim to provide delegates with a genuinely objective overview of tech products that are specifically relevant to the challenges faced by the property sector.

In a series of sessions over the course of the Summit, we bring you senior leaders from five tech vendors with a solution to one or more of the top areas of disruption in the property market.

In this final instalment in the series you’ll hear a short presentation from one technology vendor.  In five minutes, you’ll hear:
- what challenge their product addresses
- how it works
- what it costs
- what it achieved for our client/s

Followed by joint Q&A

We’ll take a short pause now to serve a working lunch – giving you time to grab something to eat before settling in for the final interactive session. 

1:00 pm

The Alternative Real Estate & Property Technology Summit Room 101: Why is it so difficult to assess property tech vendors and integrate them into our service?

We’ll give two property CIOs and two property tech vendors each the chance to nominate what they see as the biggest cause of the perception gap between buyers and sellers of property technology.  Based on the BBC format, each panellist will propose an issue that, if it were banished to that room of no return, would help the property industry and the proptech industry to work better together. Will it be that vendors overstate what their products can deliver? Or that property IT teams don’t always fully understand which problems they want to solve?

Using Sli.do – anonymously - the audience will debate and vote on each proposal before deciding which issue most deserves to go into Room 101.  What will be banished forever to Room 101?  This is your chance to close help property firms overcome the one of the biggest obstacles to innovation and transformation.

Speakers

  • Mark Tyson Director of Property & Facilities Management - Capita
  • robert starkRobert Stark Senior Executive Director, Property Management Strategy & Operations - M J Mapp
1:30 pm

Close of conference

Close of conference – pudding, coffee and tea will be served in the exhibition area

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