PROGRAMME

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Day One – Monday 4 November 2019

9:00 am

Registration, coffee and networking

9:30 am

Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

Facilitator

  • Kathleen StubbsKathleen Stubbs Partner, Head of Service Delivery & Infrastructure - Knight Frank
9:40 am

Keynote – Future-proofing property advisory: our vision, our story, our journey

There is no blueprint for success in the real estate market, but some firms are getting it right. What can you learn from their stories? Their innovation journey?  Two innovative leaders in the industry will share their stories with you.  Benchmark your business against the achievements and experiences of two different property organisations, each looking at how to embed cultural change, bring your people with you and extract value from tech investments.

Followed by joint Q&A.

Speakers

10:40 am

Insight into innovation across the professional services  

You are looking beyond the real estate and property sector for innovation and inspiration so, to help you, we’ve asked two innovative leaders from accountancy and legal to provide insight into developments in their respective markets, specifically how they’ve dealt with two problems facing the property industry - managing change and making the most of data analytics.

Followed by joint Q&A.

Speakers

  • Robert Camp Director of Strategic Innovation - Stephens Scown
  • Reuben Barry Director & Head of Data Analytics - Ecovis
11:35 am

Networking break

12:00 pm

Keynote – Getting insight from data

The key to an effective data strategy is understanding what it is possible for data to tell you, and what your business can learn from the data you hold.  International data expert Bernard Marr will inspire you with examples of what other companies/industries are doing with their own data and with open data sets. What questions can/should we be asking of data? What insight is it possible to glean?  How can we make the most of open data?  How can we aggregate our data? How can we find narratives in big data/adjacent data sets?

Speaker

  • Bernard Marr Internationally best-selling author, big data expert and strategic business & technology advisor
12:30 pm

Your right to reply: What can real estate advisory learn?

Our keynote speaker has given us a high-level view on data and making the most of it.  What takeaways are there for the property sector? How can the property sector use data to increase revenue and to attract/retain occupiers? An audience panel of CIO/CTOs and technology business leaderswill join our speaker on stage for a Q&A and discussion looking at how to apply these lessons and learnings to the real estate market. We’ll also take questions from the floor and via Sli.do.

Speakers

12:45 pm

The Alternative Real Estate & Property Technology Summit Live Survey:

Using Sli.do’s anonymous voting technology, we’ll take a live snapshot of your thoughts on the value of technology in your property organisation.

12:55 pm

53: five challenges, five solutions, five minutes

In a series of sessions over the course of the Summit, we’ll bring you senior leaders from five tech start-ups*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 three 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
- how we are incorporating compliance and security

1. Mike Connors, Commercial Director, Dimension 10

2. John FitzGerald, Commercial Director, YourKeys

3. Corentin Guillo, CEO, Bird.i

Speakers

1:10 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Peer-to-peer discussions – session A

Back by popular demand, our delegates’ favourite round table discussion sessions return.  Focused on how other firms deal with the challenges you face, these interactive and informal discussions are an integral part of an Alternative Event.  They follow Chatham House rules, giving you the freedom to speak your mind, while small groups allow everyone to participate. Join a discussion and get insight into your peers’ challenges and find solutions to your own.

There will be 2 x 40-minute sessions, allowing you to attend two different peer-led discussions in both Session A and Session B.

A1       Ideas, innovation and investment: the corporate PropTech playbook
Adam Burstow, Venture Partner, Concrete VC and formerly Group Digital & IT Director, Grosvenor Group

A2        RPA and process automation in property – where are the opportunities?
Tim Spencer, IT Director, Carter Jonas

A3        GDPR and data security update
Alongside a general update we’ll consider ICO’s stance on the use of AI in CCTV and other behavioural analytics tools, and what this can mean for the use of data in real estate.
Mat Sutton, IT Service Manager, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Capita

A4        Making the most of Office365
Simon Pratt, Head of IT, Matthews & Goodman

A5        Automated bulk contract review

A6       Linking your software into a cohesive ecosystem
Should you build, buy or integrate?
Simon Bennett, Group IT Director, Mapeley

A7        Smart buildings and technology in property - creating new models for managing service delivery
John Wills, Associate Director, Property Management, Savills

Speakers

  • Simon Bennett Group IT Director - Mapeley
  • Adam Burstow Venture Partner, Concrete VC and formerly Group Digital & IT Director, Grosvenor Group - Concrete VC
  • simon prattSimon Pratt Head of IT - Matthews & Goodman
  • Tim SpencerTim Spencer IT Director - Carter Jonas
  • mat suttonMat Sutton IT Service Manager, Real Estate & Infrastructure - Capita Real Estate
  • john willsJohn Wills Head of Innovation & Technology - Property Management - Savills
3:30 pm

Networking break

4:00 pm

Peer-to-peer discussions – session B

Focused on how other firms deal with the challenges you face, these interactive and informal discussions are an integral part of an Alternative Event.  They follow Chatham House rules, giving you the freedom to speak your mind, while small groups allow everyone to participate. Join a discussion and get insight into your peers’ challenges and find solutions to your own.

There will be 2 x 40-minute sessions, allowing you to attend two different peer-led discussions in both Session A and Session B.

B1        Cyber security – managing supply and demand of security resources
How much of cyber security is admin and how much is software?And how does cyber security affect an IOT strategy?
Attilio Morosini, IT Director, Chestertons

B2       Case study: Knight Frank’s transformation journey
Over the course of three years, our property management team moved from a disparate group of databases, controls and work processes to a flexible architecture built around best of breed solutions.  We’ll talk about how we did it and how we’ve future-proofed the business with an architecture that allows us to adapt to changing requirements.
Angelo Rusmini, Consultant, Knight Frank

B3        Using technology to improve building management, reduce running costs and increase sustainability
Anna Main, Director, Landwood Group

B4       AI in practice in property – an update on maturity across the sector
Rosemary Nunn, Managing Director, I & K, The Innovation & Knowledge Agency

B5        Digital twins – how close are we in the real estate sector?
Nick Wright, Senior Director, Strategic Consulting, CBRE

B6    Is your organisation too big to change its IT?
Digital transformation is about using Internet-era technology and principles to create new organisational procedures. It’s not complicated – but it is hard! Hear what C&W has learnt during the process.
James McEniff, Head of Systems Management Team, Cushman & Wakefield

B7        Linking your software and tech into a cohesive business-wide solution
Building, buying and integrated applications across a modern agency business
Tim Love, IT Systems Manager, Lee Baron Group

Speakers

5:30 pm

Networking break

Take a quick breather and grab a drink before joining us for the final engaging session of the day.

5:45 pm

53: five challenges, five solutions, five minutes

In a series of sessions over the course of the Summit, we’ll bring you senior leaders from five tech start-ups*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 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
- how we are incorporating compliance and security

4.  William Cowell de Gruchy, Founder & CEO, INFOGRID

5.  Samuel Warren, UK Managing Director, HqO

Speakers

5:55 pm

Closing keynote presentation: How to think about PropTech in 2019: Winners & Losers

How should we ‘think’ in a digital property business?  And, by implication, how should we get everyone in our businesses thinking? Winners win because they do the right thing and losers lose because they don’t. How can we make sure we are doing the right thing?

Speaker

6:15 pm

Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

Facilitator

  • Kathleen StubbsKathleen Stubbs Partner, Head of Service Delivery & Infrastructure - Knight Frank
7:30 pm

Drinks reception

8:00 pm

Dinner followed by entertainment and overnight stay

Day Two – Tuesday 5 November 2019

9:30 am

Registration and coffee

10:00 am

Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Facilitator

10:10 am

Keynote presentation: Using technology to make properties more productive, and more profitable

Three leaders in the industry with very different perspectives will share their vision of technology-enabled property can and should look like, how tech can both improve operational effectiveness and improve value to the customer, andhow doing it right can make buildings work better for occupants, owners and investors.

Followed by joint Q&A.

Speakers

10:50 am

Keynote panel discussion: Data’s changing role – a different perspective on data in real estate

Facilitator

  • Dan Hughes CEO - LIQUID Real Estate Innovation and Alpha Property Insight

Speakers

  • John Abbott Director of Digital, Data & Technology - Land Registry
  • Claire Penny Commercial Director, Wia and formerly Global Industry Leader – Watson IOT for Buildings - IBM
  • Tanguy Quero Growth Lead EMEA - JLL Spark
  • View full profile for Neil ThompsonNeil Thompson Digital Director - Atkins
11:40 am

Networking break

12:00 pm

Keynote presentation: Property technology now: Are we where we want to be? What’s the future direction of trave?

A “state of the nation” review of today’s property tech market.

From the investor perspective:
Alex Bailes, Chief Technology Officer, Brockton Everlast

From the advisory perspective:
Rupert Parker, Director & Head of Futureproofing, Avison Young

Speakers

  • Alex Bailes Chief Technology Officer - Brockton Everlast
  • Rupert Parker Director & Head of Futureproofing - Avison Young
12:50 pm

Keynote panel discussion: Building the future property consultancy

Technology uptake across real estate advisory has not been as quick as we expected.  Yet, clearly, we must find a way to keep pace with the changing digital environment. How can property advisory organisations combine people and technology to deliver greater client value? How do we train and educate our people to understand and use technology to deliver better advice? What are the opportunities in this hybrid environment?  Each panellist will propose what they see as essential elements in the property advisor of the future.  We’ll vote on the proposals and work our way towards consensus on what future real estate advisory will look like.

Speakers

1:30 pm

Chairman’s closing remarks followed by lunch and the close of conference

Facilitator


If you have an interesting story to tell, would like more information, or if you would like to present, please contact:

Sarah Katherine Bagshaw
Director

Alternative Events
07701 091 664
Sarahkatherine.bagshaw@alternativeevents.co.uk

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