UB Innovation Exchange 2018

A Forum for Learning, Inspiration and Connection

“The Evolving Workplace”

bank lobbies have progressed beyond just tellers.

The School of Architecture and Planning will host the invitation-only UB Innovation Exchange 2018 in New York City “The Evolving Workplace,” an interactive workshop on workplace strategies and the office of the future.

One World Trade Center

One World Commons, One World Trade Center
New York City
May 16, 2018
7:30 am–2 pm

Why should you attend?

There are many conferences on this topic, most of which attract high-profile speakers, but offer little interaction between the speakers and the audience. At many, the best part are the coffee breaks. The UB Innovation Exchange 2018 will be different from typical real estate and design conferences by leveraging the points of view and influence of guest speakers, and involving participants in sharing experiences and co-creating the takeaways.

Part featured speakers, part hackathon. All fun.

Workshop attendees will have insights of value that they want to share. Yes, they want to hear, but they also want to be heard. Contributing to and creating something of value from this workshop will make for a memorable, enriching experience.

Listen and learn. Present and share. Network and socialize. 

Workshop Agenda and Schedule

Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:00am

 

 

Welcome and Introductions

 

8:00-8:15am

Robert G. Shibley

Dean and Professor
School of Architecture and Planning
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Marc Bruffett, Workshop Chair (’92)
Principal
Gensler
New York, NY

 

Panel Session 1

8:15 -- 9:30am

The Evolving Workplace: Enhancing the Human Experience   

 

David M. Biondolillo (‘85)
US Corporate Lead
Client Relationship Management
Enterprise Real Estate
TD Bank
St. Petersburg, FL

Stephen Brown
Vice President, Global Market Development
International WELL Building Institute
New York, NY

Meg Osman
Principal & Executive Director, Commercial Practice
CannonDesign
Chicago, Ill

Eric Valette
Director, Applied Research + Consulting
Steelcase
Boston, MA

Networking Break

9:30—9:45am

 

 

Panel Session 2

9:45-11:00am

The Evolving Workplace:  Transforming Space into Place

James Camille (‘94)
Managing Director
BlackRock
New York, NY

Eric Engelhardt (‘94)
Senior Managing Director
Commercial Leasing
The Durst Organization
New York, NY

Christopher J. Kelly
President & Co-Founder
Convene
New York, NY

Christine Vandover
Principal/Senior Interior Designer
HOK
New York, NY

Networking Break

 

11:00-11:15am

 

 

Panel Session 3

11:15am-12:30pm

The Evolving Workplace:  Technology, Smart Buildings, and Designing Smart(ly)

Andrew Laing
Advisor on Workplace Strategy and Design
Bridgewater Associates
Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University
Westport, CT

Laura J. Patel
Director, Global Partnerships
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
New York, NY

Joseph A. Rossi (‘83)
Executive Director, Workplace Delivery, Global Real Estate
Verizon
Basking Ridge, NJ

James Young (‘80)
Founder & CEO
Realcomm Conference Group
Carlsbad, CA

Luncheon and Keynote

12:30-1:45pm 

Phil Kirschner
Director of Workplace Strategy
WeWork
New York, NY

Closing Remarks

1:45—2:00pm

 

Dean and Professor Robert G. Shibley

Marc Bruffett, Workshop Chair

“Pull up a chair … let’s talk.”

  • Featured speakers will present, provoke, tell stories, examine case studies and pose a challenging question or scenario.
  • Facilitators will guide small group dialogue. Potential responses are created, curated. Participants imbue the dialogue with personal experience, specific forecasts.
  • Small group representatives present responses, with discussion, live polling.  Consensus is reached.

Prompt. Huddle. Response.   

An ideal location.

One World Commons is an amenity space on the 64th floor of One World Trade Center, which is co-owned and managed by event host and Principal Sponsor, The Durst Organization. Powered by Convene, this premium floor serves as a world-class business and social hub fostering workplace creativity, collaboration and community.

UB Innovation Exchange 2018

photo of keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker: Phil Kirschner, Director of Workplace Strategy, WeWork

Workshop Chair: Marc Bruffett, Principal, Gensler (‘92)

Panels will feature these thoughtful, inspiring, and sometimes provocative leaders, who will consider how perspectives on people, place, and technology are shaping the workplace of the future:

  • David Biondolillo, US Corporate Lead, Enterprise Real Estate, TD Bank (‘85)
  • Stephen Brown, Vice President, Global Market Development, International WELL Building Institute
  • James Camille, Managing Director, BlackRock (‘94)
  • Eric Engelhardt, Senior Managing Director, The Durst Organization (’94)
  • Christopher Kelly, President, Convene
  • Andrew Laing, Advisor on Workplace Strategy and Design, Bridgewater Associates, Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, Westport, CT
  • Meg Osman, Principal & Executive Director, Commercial Practice, CannonDesign, Chicago, Ill
  • Laura Patel, Director, Global Partnerships, DIRTT
  • Joseph Rossi, Executive Director, Global Real Estate, Verizon (‘83)
  • Eric Valette, Director, Applied Research + Consulting, Steelcase, Boston, MA
  • Christine Vandover, Principal/Senior Interior Designer, HOK
  • James Young, CEO, Realcomm Conference Group (‘80)

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Assistant Dean Robert Hill, 716-829-3973, rrhill2@buffalo.edu.

Principal Sponsor: $10,000
Benefits include recognition as a school partner; promotion in all communications and at event; opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker or panelists; 6 complimentary event registrations.

Major Sponsor:  $7,500
Benefits include recognition as a school partner; promotion in all communications and at event, plus 4 complimentary event registrations.

Contributing Sponsor: $5,000
Benefits include promotion in all communications and at event, plus 2 complimentary event registrations.

Student Sponsor:  $1,000
Individuals can support a single student’s costs to attend the event.  Benefits include promotion in all communications, at the event, and an opportunity to meet with the student.

This Event Is Brought to You by …

Principal Sponsors

DIRTT Lane
DIRTT Lane
DIRTT Lane

Major Sponsors

M&T Bank

Contributing Sponsors

Cushman & Wakefield
Gensler
LVMH
Steelcase
Donnelly Mechanical Logo
Folor General Contractors
Sawmut
Structure Tone

Student Sponsors

Outseource
Triton Construction

For more information on this event

UB Senior Fellow Mark Foerster, 585-738-9416, markfoer@buffalo.edu

Additional Updates:

Please revisit this site for additional information about our speakers, panel members, workshop participants, and the detailed agenda.