World Workplace 2017 – WE’s Week @ a Glance

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Date(s) - 10/18/2017 - 10/20/2017

George R. Brown Convention Center



WE Sessions @ World Workplace

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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 9:55 am WE Workplace Kick-Off
WelcomeKate North, Global Chair – Colliers International

2017 Global Workplace Trends: Key insights/Implications for FM
Colleen Conklin – Sodexo

WE Case Study – Regions Bank
Gregory Gammill – Regions Bank

What’s New with WEWE Leadership Team


Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 9:00 am Workplace Trends
The Cross Cultural Workplace: Learning From a Global Comparison
Janet Pogue McLaurin, Jose Luis Sanchez Concha – Gensler
9:30 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Improving Experience with Technology
The Multi-Sensory Workplace: Leveraging Human Sensors to Improve Workplace EQ

Melissa Marsh – Plastarc

Workplace as a Service
Eric Van Bael, Carl Fransman – MCS Solutions

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm



3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  

Talent & Performance
Designing for Success: Five Strategies for Transforming Workplace for the Next Generation of Talent
Teresa Bridges, Ken Crabiel – CannonDesign

Space Matters!! Space as a Tool to Better Performance in Organizations
Gitte Anderson – SIGNAL

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm


4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Act Local: Maker Culture the Design Professions, and Workplace
David Euscher

Fast Track Innovation Using Design Thinking
Katie Sprague, Jayme Schutt – Callison RTKL

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm WE EAT & RECOGNIZE
More Details To Come!



Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 8:30 am


 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Future Proofing & Strategy
Solving The Right Problem: Design Matters but Strategy Matters More
Arnold Levin – Smith Group

How can I help you today? Treating Your Employees as a Valued Customers
Ray Ehscheid, Gillian Burgis, Anthony Simon – Interior Architects

9:15 am – 9:45 am


9:45 am – 10:15 am

Workplace Change Management 
Leveraging Facility Managers to Embed Workplace Change

Robyn Baxter – HOK

Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Andrea Sarate – Knoll

10:30 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 11:30 am

Distributed Work Strategies: Work & Home
Quantifying the Impact of Distributed Work, Productivity & More
Kate Lister – Global Workplace Analytics

The ‘New Think’ about Working from Home
Pat Turnball – Kayhan International;
Alex Redlein – Vienna University of Technology, Head; Institute for RE/FM (IFM)

11:45 am – 12:45 pm





Workplace Experience
Vision: Health & Well-being in the Workplace Through Best in Class Service Experiences
Peter Ankerstjerne – ISS World;
Dr. Jeffrey Saunders – Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies