BWT ASIA PROGRAM - WEDS 01.04.20
14:20 / Main Stage / Keynote
Repairing disconnect between humans and the built world
For too long the construction and property industries have operated as a product industries. But change is here, and it’s happening rapidly. Are we beginning to repair the disconnect between humans and the built world? And what does the future of these industries look like?
Darren Bechtel, Founder & CEO, Brick & Mortar Ventures
14.50 / Main Stage / Panel
Design, technology and experience - Redefining the business of real estate
We explore how our industry is being disrupted and redefined, how value is being understood and how our businesses need to be positioned to succeed in this new world.
Justin Gabbani, CFO, Lendlease
Uten Lohachitpitaks, Group CIO, Frasers Property
Sid Yog, Chairman, Xander Group
16:00 / BWT Construction / Talk
BIM - Getting BIM firing as your first step to success
BIM is recognized as the key enabler, encompassing the digitalization of the entire value chain. Yet it's severely under-used in Asian construction projects. At BWT Construction, Rob Sanchez unpicks the inhibitors and provides steps to fully implement BIM as a springboard for transformation.
Rob Sanchez, Head of Corporate VDC, China Construction (South Pacific) Development
16:00 / BWT Real Estate / Talk
Digital Transformation Strategy - How can a property company grow like a tech company?
From the beginning of 2013 to 2017 Ananda grew its residential launch market share from last to first among listed developers, while simultaneously strengthening its brand to become most trusted in the industry. Learn how a property company harnessed technology to grow like a tech company.
John Leslie Millar, Chief Strategic Development Officer, Ananda Development
16:00 / BWT Workplace / Talk
Identity, Brand & Belonging - Why does it matter? And what drives loyalty?
The sense of belonging is hugely important to shared space and short term contracts. So what matters to people? How do we shift the needle from customer to resident?
Gregory Kittelson, Chairman KMC Solutions
16:00 / SPACE / Talk
Placemaking - Curating space for greater engagement
From the private to the public realm, the curation of space and place is at the forefront of world-class projects. The commercialisation of the experience is attempted by many, but succeeded by few. Valerie Wong discusses the key elements of world-class placemaking.
Valerie Wong, General Manager Commercial, GuocoLand, Singapore
16:30 / BWT Construction / Discussion Group
ConTech Investment - What's investable now? And what in 3-5 years?
Exciting ConTech is emerging across collaboration platforms, IoT and smart devices, autonomous buildings, Next-Gen commerce and data/insights. At BWT Construction, our ConTech investors pick the market ready and the next big thing.
Co-Host: Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures
Co-Host: Gonzalo Galindo, CEO CEMEX Ventures
o-Host: Eric Lamb, President, WND Ventures
Co-Host: Nikhil Kapur, Partner, Strive
16:30 / BWT Real Estate / Discussion Group
Future-proofing Real Estate - How to lead cultural change
People don't like change. In this new era of digital Real Estate, leaders need to understand the obstacles to transformation and plot a course beyond. At BWT Real Estate, we discuss how transformation leaders can better lead cultural change.
Co Host: Bryan Ong, Head of Digital & Technology, Keppel Land
Co Host: Michal Paulen, Innovations & Partnerships Asia, HB Reavis
Co-Host: Melvin Tan, Head of Innovation, City Developments
Co-Host: Christian Ng, New Ventures Business Development, Swire Properties
16:30 / BWT Workplace / Discussion Group
Space Optimization- What's adding real value to offices?
In theory, space optimization and re-design generates value for occupiers, landlords and operators. But how is it measured and evaluated? At BWT Workplace we examine which technologies add value and how that value is translated to the wider business.
Co-Host: Dinesh Malkani, Founder & CEO, Smarten Spaces
Co-Host: Simon Wise,Head of Property Process, Governance & Effectiveness, Standard Chartered Bank
16:30 / SPACE / Panel Discussion
New Economies - Low Carbon, Collaborative, Circular & Night-time
The Low Carbon, Circular, Collaborative & Night-time Economies are fundamentally important to the future of Real Estate. Yet many have failed to grasp their significance. At SPACE we explore how these economies impact real estate strategy and medium term investment.
Co-Host: Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments
Co-Host: Yoan Kamalski, CEO & Co-founder, Hmlet
Co-Host: Tan Szue Hann, Managing Director, MINIWIZ
BWT ASIA PROGRAM - THURS 02.04.20
09:10 / Main Stage / Keynote
Future-proofing the Built World - Embracing & Investing in Disruption
The way we design, construct, transact, maintain and experience the built world is changing. As disruption accelerates, new winners and losers will be made. So what are the Big Bets on the future of the industry and how are global property leaders responding?
Jonathan Hannam, Co-Founder, Taronga Group
Jeanne Casey, Principal, MetaProp
Joe Wang, Principal, Fifth Wall
Gonzalo Galindo, CEO CEMEX Ventures
09:50 / Main Stage / Panel
New Operating Models - How is Real Estate as a Service repositioning established businesses?
Office by the day / hotel by night. Flex Space sub-brands. Mobile apps for space optimzation. Assets are already being used in innovative ways to stretch value. But what of the longer term? Is the office sector being future proofed for resi? Can car parks being future-proofed for alternative mobility? Our keynote panel explores what else is on the horizon as Real Estate as a Service evolves?
Sylvia Koh-Gratton, Head of Asset Value Creation & Management, CapitaLand
11:00 / BWT Construction / Talk
Connected Construction - How to enhance productivity through ConTech innovations
The construction industry still lags behind as one of the least digitised sectors, however, this is slowly starting to change. Praveen Tomy outlines how to adapt quicker to counter efficiency and productivity challenges and keep up in the race for innovation.
Praveen Tomy, APAC Head, Autodesk Construction Cloud
11:00 / BWT Real Estate / Talk
PropTech Investment - Why Asia? Why now?
PropTech investment in South East Asia is a few years behind the US. But increasingly, US and European venture funds are looking for opportunities further afield. So why Asia? And why now?
Faisal Butt, CEO, Pi Labs (UK)
11:00 / BWT Workplace / Talk
The evolution of CRE leadership- Half the space, double the experience!
The pendulum has swung from vacancy rates to experience curation. But how do you measure workplace experience? At BWT Workplace Sheridan Perkins shares his views on the new role of the CRE Leader in a challenging environment of blended CRE, HR and IT.
Sheridan Perkins, Global Head, Workplace, Standard Chartered
11:00 / SPACE / Talk
Reimagining Retail - Co-working, concept stores, meanwhile space - what else?
In a ‘death or transformation’ scenario, stewards of malls are responding to changing consumer behaviour by looking to drastically change the mix of assets uses and amenities. What does that look like?
Helen Lam, Head of Innovation and Development Practices, Lendlease
11:30 / BWT Construction / Discussion Group
Digital Transformation & ConTech - How ConTech can drive business transformation
From design, to build, and finally to operation, Digital Twin technology continues to evolve. At BWT we will examine how this ConTech is redefining construction management and facility management and leading to business transformation.
Co-Host: Johnny Clemmons, Global Head of Engineering Construction & Operations, SAP
Co-Host: Terence Liu, CEO, Varadise
11:30 / BWT Real Estate / Discussion Group
VC & Family Offices - What are we looking for in PropTech start-ups?
Traditional VC investment into PropTech has been slower than some expected, leaving Family Office and Corporate VC to fill the void. So, what will encourage investors to invest?
Co-Host: Abhishek Goenka, CEO, CoWrks & RMZ Family Office
Co-Host: Pauline Chong, Principal, Cento Ventures
Co-Host: Takeshi Kodama, Executive Manager, 31Ventures
Co-Host: Amorn Amornsomboon, Principal, Siri Ventures
11:30 / BWT Workplace / Discussion Group
Tenant Experience - What kind of technologies add value and which are overhyped?
TeX is at the core of workplace design. But how do property firms win the tenant experience battle with mobile?
Co-Host: Junny Lee, Founder & CEO, The Work Project
Co-Host: Alan Landau, Technology Innovation Manager, Ananda Development
Co-Host: Vignesh Thangadurai, Head of Real Estate APJCI, Cisco
11:30 / SPACE / Panel Discussion
Placemaking - Cost and complexity vs value creation
Though most see placemaking as key to value creation, many see it as a ‘policy burden’. So what are the fundamental success factors to great placemaking?
Co-Host: Jason Chen
Director, Place Management
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Co-Host: Mindy Teo - Deputy Managing Director, lyf - The Ascott
13:00 / BWT Workplace
Focus Group: Gen Z
Millenials (or Gen Y) have been the focus of much debate in terms of their expectations of work and their workplace. Now, it is time to turn the attention to Gen Z. Any asset owner, investor or operator needs to get to grips with the generation entering the workforce. At SPACE and BWT we hear directly from Gen Y in this interactive focus group.
13:40 / Main Stage
Flex Space strategy - What do occupiers really want?
Business don’t want offices. They want successful employees. Space-as-a-Service is about helping to maximise that success. In a conversation too often driven by providers, we hear hand the reigns to those actually implementing a flex space strategy.
Sheridan Perkins, Global Head, Workplace, Standard Chartered
Erwin Chong, Executive Director, Head of CRE, DBS Bank
Vignesh Thangadurai, Head of Real Estate APJCI, Cisco
14:20 / Main Stage
PropTech companies (headquartered in APAC) can apply for the innovation contest. From there, our judges will whittle down to a final six who will pitch live at BWT Asia. The 6 finalists will receive 2 x tickets to BWT Asia, 1x1m stand and a live pitch at BWT Asia.
Wolfgang Moderegger, Founder, BUILTWORLD
15:40 / BWT Construction / Talk
AI and Big Data in Construction - The next big thing or over-hyped?
Construction companies, some say, should prioritise investment based on areas where AI and Big Data have the biggest impact. Early movers are already setting the direction of the industry. At BWT Asia we examine which areas of construction AI can add the most value.
15:40 / BWT Real Estate / Discussion
Country Focus- Australia & China
Australia and China rank as heavyweights in shaping built world tech in the APAC region.
At BWT we will analyse the similarities and differences between these two leading markets and how they will continue to shape digital transformation in the future.
Co-Host: Avi Naidu, Managing Director, Taronga Group
Co-Host: Jonathan Hannam, Co-Founder, Taronga Group
Juan Nieto, Asia Representative - Investment Team, CEMEX Ventures
15:40 / BWT Workplace / Talk
Wellness- Five ways to improve your employee wellness strategy
Embracing a longer-term strategy of workplace wellness can drive fundamental change and have a lasting impact on the bottom line. At BWT Asia we take a look at how companies integrate wellness and sustainability principles into corporate strategy and workplace design.
15:40 / SPACE / Panel
Urban Mobility as a Service- What do Real Estate companies need to factor in to future plans?
The real estate industry largely acknowledges the need to understand mobility trends — 80% of respondents to the Emerging Trends Europe survey said changes in mobility are playing a part in their investment decision-making. So what do we need to know?
Wee Meng Lim, CEO, mobilityX
Genping Liu, Partner, Vertex
16:10 / BWT Construction / Talk
Modular - How developers can adapt their build strategy to incorporate modular design
Modular has moved from niche to mainstream, yet there are still very few fully embracing the opportunity. What do we need to know, now, to incorporate it into strategy?
Nicholas Brand, Director Asia Pacific, Mace
16:10 / SPACE / Panel Discussion
Disruption - How will the institutional response develop in the next 12 months?
PropTech, Flex and Co-Living continue to transform the real estate market. But what's the institutional response? And how will the next 12 months play out?
Pooja Gurbani, Partner, Golden Equator Capital
Su Lin Wee, Executive Director & Head of Asset Management, PGIM