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

  • Justin Young Partner, Chief Operating Officer - 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

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.

Facilitator

  • Justin Young Partner, Chief Operating Officer - Knight Frank

Speakers

  • Alex Bailes Senior Director EMEA - CBRE
  • Alex Edds Director of Innovation - JLL
  • Neil Pennell Head of Design, Innovation & Property Solutions - LandSec
  • 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.

Challenge No 1.
Extracting valuable data from our properties
Tripty Arya, Founder & CEO, Travtus

Challenge No. 2
Getting actionable insights using human mobility data
Enrico Faccioli, Chief Operating Officer, Gyana

Facilitator

  • Julia Arlt Global Digital Real Estate Leader - PwC

Speakers

1:15 pm

Networking lunch

2:15 pm

Facilitated round table discussions (A)

This series of hosted round table discussions (A1 – A8) 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

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        Improving client reporting – using tech to make client reporting more efficient
Robert Stark, Senior Executive Director, Property Management Strategy & Operations, M J Mapp

A8.      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

  • Costas KoureasCostas Koureas Head of IT - MJ Mapp Limited
  • Simon PrattSimon Pratt Head of IT - Matthews & Goodman
  • Simon Ross Head of Asset Management - Stenprop
  • Neil Singer CEO and Senior Partner - Clicktopurchase and Singer Vielle
  • Shaun SpaldingShaun Spalding Director & Head of Project Management Office - BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • robert starkRobert Stark Senior Executive Director, Property Management Strategy & Operations - M J Mapp
  • Pierre WassenaarPierre Wassenaar Director, Technology & Innovation - Stride Treglown
3:45 pm

Networking break

4:15 pm

Facilitated round table discussions (B)

This series of hosted round table discussions (B1 – B7) 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        The modern residential agency business and technology – the challenges faced over last 10 years and the lessons we can learn to help us in the future
In this session we’ll look at a variety of challenges agents and their clients have faced in the last 10 years, focussing on choosing, implementing and the ongoing optimisation of technology and software in these businesses.  Most importantly, what are the key things that we can take away from this as we enter an era of both proptech and regulatory complexity.
Simon Wood MARLA, Lettings &V Management Services Director, Hamptons International

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 both client service and efficiency
Nathan Spitzer, Head of Client Accounts, Alliance Managing Agents

B4       Curating data around a mixed-asset estate to inform strategic decision-making on investment
Rosemary Nunn, Managing Director, I&K, The Innovation and Knowledge Agency

B5      Investing in infrastructure and digital connectivity:  how the real estate industry can get involved in this process and what the likely impact will be for the industry
Martin Jones, Commercial Lead LFFN PSAR & Implementation Adviser, Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

B6        Weaving together different property technologies into a cohesive internal tech ecosystem
Tim Spencer, IT Director, Carter Jonas

B7        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

 

Speakers

  • Simon Wood MARLA Lettings &V Management Services Director - Hamptons International
  • Craig Clements Business Intelligence Officer - Howard de Walden Estates
  • Rosemary Nunn Managing Director - I&K, The Innovation and Knowledge Agency
  • Tim SpencerTim Spencer IT Director - Carter Jonas
  • nathan spitzerNathan Spitzer Head of Client Accounts - Alliance Managing Agents
  • mat suttonMat Sutton IT Service Manager, Real Estate & Infrastructure - Capita Real Estate
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.

Challenge No. 3
Finding secure and dependable cloud solutions
Marcus Ginn, Founder, edozo

Challenge No. 4
Using technology to sell more than square feet
Vanessa Butz, CEO & Founder, District Technologies

Facilitator

  • Julia Arlt Global Digital Real Estate Leader - PwC

Speakers

6:00 pm

Close of day one

7:30 pm

Drinks Reception

8:00 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 - I&K, The Innovation and Knowledge Agency
10:10 am

Keynote address: 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

The growing role of data in real estate – why it is becoming so important and how the real estate sector can leverage this to gain competitive advantage

We’ve assembled a panel of property tech leaders to look at:

  • What are the data challenges and opportunities within the property sector today
  • How can companies prepare for the future
  • What is the role of the public sector in real estate data?

Facilitator

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

Speakers

  • John Abbott Director of Digital, Data & Technology - Land Registry
  • Jonathan Avery Head of Platform Technology & Change – Real Assets - Legal & General Investment Management
  • Jack Sibley Innovation & Technology Strategist - TH Real Estate
11:30 am

Networking break

12:00 pm

IoT, AI, smart buildings and connected workspace: what do occupiers actually want from technology in the workspace?

Using comparative data from over 2,700 workplaces in 69 different countries, Leesman Index benchmarks employee experience and workplace effectiveness, helping organisations understand and measure how well workplaces supportthe employees who use them. Tim will share insights from Leesman Index research into what your occupiers really want, and what’s just nice to have, in terms of technology to support connected workspaces.

Speaker

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.

Facilitated by:
Julia Arlt, Global Digital Real Estate Leader, PwC

Challenge 5
Ensuring data security in the property sector
Kathryn Chamberlain, Chief Operating Officer, Beauceron Security

Facilitator

  • Julia Arlt Global Digital Real Estate Leader - PwC

Speaker

12:45 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.

Facilitator

  • Rosemary Nunn Managing Director - I&K, The Innovation and Knowledge Agency

Speakers

1:15 pm

Close of conference

Followed by lunch served in the exhibition area

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