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How to Use Technology to Create Inspired Workplaces

  • 30 May 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Cisco Systems Canada, 88 Queens Quay West, Suite 2900, Toronto.
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Innovative technologies are creating game changing opportunities to improve our workplaces and the culture and experience of building occupants. With the emergence of disruptive technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) comes the need for companies to incorporate these market trends, changing the way we do business. How are CRE organizations leveraging emerging technologies to make a difference in their workplaces?

Innovations are shaping the future of the employee experience. This all-star panel will discuss how companies are applying “technology disrupters” to not only promote engagement within the workplace but drive operational efficiencies, and a better workplace environment.


Thursday, May 30 , 2019
7:30 am - 8:00 am (registration & breakfast)
8:00 am - 9:00 am (speaker presentation)


Cisco Systems Canada Co.

 88 Queens Quay West, Suite 2900

Toronto, ON M5J 0B8

$45 members
$90 non-members
$30 Young Leaders


DAVID GIDDINGS Director, National Programs, REM, Oxford Properties Group

With 25 years of property management experience, David currently directs Oxfords National Operating & Technical services initiatives aimed at enhancing site delivery of service excellence and best operating practices enhancing returns for our stakeholders. He leads a team of individuals that deliver programs that leverage Oxfords' scale to address efficiency, expertise, and governance. David is also a member of several cross-functional groups (i.e. Senior Health & Safety Management Team, "Move the Needle" Recognition committee & Customer Service) aimed at improving Oxfords' differentiator status in the industry.

BILL MACGOWAN, P.Eng., CEM Director, Digital Buildings, Cisco

William MacGowan has extensive experience within the AEC (Architects Engineers Constructors) Space and is intimate in the design, implementation and integration of IOT (Internet of Things) building systems. William has been intimately involved with the progress of open data communication standards and converged Facility + IT (4th Utility) Networks. William has deep knowledge in the areas of Use Case Development, Space Utilization and the Delivery of High Performance Building Value. William is an honors graduate of the Queens University Electrical Engineering Program and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the American Energy Engineers (AEE) Association. William resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

GREG WOODHOUSE, P. Eng | Managing Director, Engineering and Professional Services, BGIS

Greg Woodhouse has over 12 years engineering consulting experience with a focus on mechanical building systems. Greg has extensive experience in managing projects across a variety of sectors with project values of up to $250M. His specializations include HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, gas distribution, and electrical systems design, as well as the development of building automation control strategies to minimize operational issues and maximize efficiency potential in buildings.

CHAD MITCHELL | Head of End User Marketing, Signify

With more than 15 years of lighting experience at Philips and Signify, Chad has been part of the LED lighting revolution and most recently, IoT, connected, smart lighting systems.   He takes a human-centric approach to lighting spaces, with a focus on enhancing people’s lives through lighting, including workplace strategies to achieve future ready buildings - through space utilization and management, bio-adaptive lighting, indoor navigation and environmental monitoring to deliver data and value beyond illumination.  Chad is also an educational speaker, giving seminars on IoT platforms for connected lighting systems to increase employee productivity and improve the occupant experience while providing building efficiency, energy management and sustainability.

Moderated by

LORRI ROWLANDSON  | Senior Vice President,  Strategy and Innovation, BGIS

Lorri Rowlandson is the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at BGIS. In this role, she works globally with account and product line teams to assist in identifying real estate solutions that create value for customers. As an advisor to senior executives and client organizations, Lorri provides real estate consulting support, which defines and drives value across businesses. With 20+ years of experience and over 50 speaking engagements on emerging trends and innovations in real estate, Lorri is a highly sought-after industry expert. Her influence across the real estate sector and beyond is further demonstrated through her social media presence with over 25,000 followers across Twitter and LinkedIn.


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