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Facilitated round table discussions (B)

Time: 4:15 pm - 12:00 am

Date: Day One | Monday 12 November 2018


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



  • View full profile for Simon Wood MARLASimon Wood MARLA Lettings &V Management Services Director - Hamptons International
  • View full profile for Craig ClementsCraig Clements Business Intelligence Officer - Howard de Walden Estates
  • Rosemary Nunn Managing Director - I&K, The Innovation and Knowledge Agency
  • View full profile for Nathan SpitzerNathan Spitzer Head of Client Accounts - Alliance Managing Agents

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