Nancy Johnson Sanquist is a Strategist for the Real Estate and Workplace Solutions group at Trimble. She is an IFMA Fellow, AIA Associate and serves as the Second Vice-Chair on the IFMA Foundation. Sheis an expert in CAFM and IWMS technology and has lectured extensively around the world, as well as authoring many articles, book chapters and blogs. Before getting involved in technology, Nancy was first trained as an art and architectural historian (UCLA and Bryn Mawr College), then in architecture and urban planning at Columbia. She taught bachelor and graduate courses on both the east and west coasts and was the first historic preservation officer for Easton Pennsylvania. Nancy has served on the Boards of the LA Conservancy, Watts Towers, Schindler House, as well as the DMVA and Planning Commission in Del Mar, CA. She supports the concepts of STEAM (combining art and science) in her work with the IFMA Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative which she co-designed with several trustees of the organization. Nancy was co-editor and contributor of the first edition of Work on the Move with Diane Coles Levine.
Diane Coles Levine is President of Workplace Management Solutions. Her passion is helping companies deliver unexpected business results in their workplace transformation projects and align people, place and technology. Diane spearheaded an innovative workplace strategy at SCAN Health Plan that was written up in Business Week and other publications and won the IFMA George Graves Facility Management Achievement Award, the CoreNet REmmy for “Workplace Innovation.” She was recently recognized by CREW Orange County, Superior Performance in Real Estate award for her work on ASICS America’s headquarters. Diane is a member of IFMA Board of Directors, Past Chair of IFMA Foundation, Co-Founder of Workplace Strategy Research Summits held at Cornell University and Wokefield Park, England, and Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of the Workplace Evolutionaries Community. Diane is a guest lecturer at MIT Professional Education and Vienna University of Technology. She is co-editor with Nancy Johnson Sanquist of the first edition of Work on the Move and co-author of Cut it Out: Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow.
Janice Cimbalo, a JLL Senior VP, has represented tenants for 18 years. She conducts strategic workplace planning and implementation for tenants in many industries nationally and internationally. Prior to being a tenant advisor, she practiced law for seven years. Her legal experience assists clients in evaluating their real estate transactions on an additional level while coordinating the various transactional elements, including workplace evaluations and incentive negotiations. She also provides clients with cutting-edge strategic solutions, such as her work with SCAN Health Plan evaluating and implementing cost-saving workplace strategies. Ms. Cimbalo co-authored two IFMA publications: Cut it Out, to reduce facilities expenses and Work on the Move, focusing on a proactive workplace strategy within the real estate process. Ms. Cimbalo is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for IFMA’s CREC. She received a B.A. in Psychology/Economics and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and a J.D. from Pepperdine University.
Tom Harnish is Senior Scientist at Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research-based consulting organization that helps employers create the business case for agile workplace strategies.
GWA has created various return-on-investment models for evaluating the impact of mobile work, employee engagement, workplace flexibility, hoteling and desk sharing, wellness and well-being, technology provisioning and more. Their Mobile Work ROI Calculator™ was recommended by the U.S. General Accounting Office for use throughout the federal government.
GWA’s research and thought leadership is informed by a curated database of over 4,000 research papers, case studies and other documents. Their work has been cited by hundreds of publications including the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Washington Post, and has led to executive orders calling for more workplace flexibility.
Tom is a former Navy flier, Booz Allen & Hamilton consultant, Senior Scientist at OCLC, and a serial technology entrepreneur.
Chris is one of the pioneers of New ways of working, having led Hewlett Packard’s early initiatives in the field of Activity Based and Agile Working.
Ever since his registration in 1978, Chris has continued to move away from the Architect’s traditional focus on buildings as structures, and towards a deeper understanding of the latent usefulness towards those they serve…particularly, but not exclusively, the business world.
By a deep exploration of the broader topics of the workforce, technology, indeed the work itself, he has built a career as a thought-leader who challenges the status quo and finds excitement in doing things better, faster and more efficiently from a resource perspective.
Prior to joining AWA he was a senior consultant at CBRE sharing his thirty-year workplace knowledge and experience with a wide range of the world’s very best companies.
Chris is a well-established figure within the industry as a regular speaker at industry events, a writer on topics of contemporary interest, and a former winner of the Corenet global innovation award.
Erik Jaspers has over 30 years of experience in IT Technology and has held various positions in Project- and Information Management for multi-national companies like ATOS (Origin) and Philips. The last seventeen years he has been working with Planon, a leading CAFM/IWMS software vendor, in leadership positions concerning the development of their software solutions. His current focus is specifically around innovation, product strategy and investment planning. He contributed to a prize winning scientific publication on agile product management (2009) and to IFMA publications ‘Work on the Move’ (2011), ‘Technology for Facility Managers’ (2012). He was editor of Planon’s publication ‘A Quest for Excellence’ (2015) and has written articles on technology for RE & FM magazines like FMJ. He is a regular speaker at conferences. He is member of the IFMA Foundation board of trustees, chair of their knowledge management taskforce, member of the IFMA Research Committee and part of the ‘Workplace Evolutionaries’ leadership team.
David Karpook is Strategic Business Consultant for Planon Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions for facility management and real estate. A 25-year industry veteran, he has been a customer, vendor, system implementer, trainer and strategist, managing workplace technology projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Planon in 2015, he served as president and CEO at Bricsnet, an enterprise software provider. He also has held management positions at software providers Trimble Navigation, Tririga and Peregrine Systems. He is chairman of IFMA’s Real Estate Advisory & Leadership community. David is vice chairman of OSCRE International, the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate. He spent seven years as a facility and construction project manager at University of Florida. A graduate architect with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Florida, he has also worked as a journalist for The New York Times and The Orlando Sentinel. David lives in the Boston area.
Kate Lister is President of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research-based consulting organization that helps employers create the business case for agile workplace strategies. GWA has created various return-on-investment models for evaluating the impact of mobile work, employee engagement, workplace flexibility, hoteling and desk sharing, wellness and well-being, technology provisioning and more. Their Mobile Work ROI Calculator™ was recommended by the U.S. General Accounting Office for use throughout the federal government. GWA’s research and thought leadership is informed by a curated database of over 4,000 research papers, case studies and other documents. Their work has been cited by hundreds of publications including the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Washington Post, and has led to executive orders calling for more workplace flexibility. Kate is a former banker, venture capitalist and business owner. She is co-author of three business books, countless articles, a dozen white papers.
Alexi Marmot, B.Arch M.Arch M.C.P. PhD Director, AMA Alexi Marmot Associates Ltd, London, UK Professor of Facility and Environment Management, UCL Alexi is an expert in formulating property strategies that deliver better workplaces. She is founding director of consultancy AMA and Professor of Facility and Environment Management at University College London. Alexi is uniquely placed to link academic research with practical outcomes. Recent research includes for Corenet: Art + Science of Workplace, for RIBA: Workplace design and productivity, for BCO, British Council for Offices: Space on Demand: The rise of coworkspace and space matchmaker apps. She is principal investigator of a multidisciplinary research project: Active Buildings exploring physical activity and non-sedentary behaviour in the workplace and co-author of Office Space Planning: Designing for tomorrow’s workplace (McGraw-Hill) and Understanding Offices: What every manager needs to know about office buildings (Penguin).
Kate North leads Workplace Innovation forPlaceValue, a North American workplace consultancy. For more than 30 years, Kate’s has been helping organizations create innovative workplaces and adopt new ways of working. Previously, Kate led global development for e-Work.com, helping organizations globally prepare their workforce for a new way of working using highly interactive e-learning. She was also the Director of Global Ideation, a workplace consultancy and research group within Haworth Inc.; and VP, Strategic Business Group within Herman Miller Inc., supporting organizational workplace transformation. Kate is passionate about workplace and community. In 2012, Kate co-founded the “Workplace Evolutionaries” (WE), a vibrant community of practice within the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and continues to serve as the Global Chair. She is a co-author of the first edition of “Work on the Move.” In 2014, she was the proud recipient of the prestigious International Associate Award for her contributions within IFMA. Kate was also a founding leader of the CoreNet Workplace Community of Practice, served on the advisory board for New Ways of Working and has been an active member of the Future of Work.
Joseph Poskie is the Market Manager for Trimble Real Estate and Workplace Solutions (RE&WS) is a civil and environmental engineer with a MBA. He has worked for the last twenty-five years in the engineering, construction, project management and technology fields in the built environment. He has consulted the likes of the United States General Services Administration (GSA), AT&T, Ontario Power Generation, AECOM, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and many others on transformative technologies used throughout the facility lifecycle. He began work with Meridian, the project management technology company 16 years ago which was acquired by Trimble. When Manhattan Software was also acquired by Trimble two years ago, Joe helped create the new RE&WS group. Joe now serves as a bridge between product management and marketing in his work on strategic future positioning.
Dr. Alexander Redlein is university professor for Real Estate and Facility Management, president of REUG and past president IFMA Austria. After his interdisciplinary studies at the Vienna University of Technology and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, he is now engaged in research, education and consultancy in the area of FM for more than 20 years. In numerous projects, he acted as a strategic advisor, set up FM concepts for international companies. He optimised their FM processes, ICT and workplace management. As a researcher, he conducted international studies about the status quo of FM in CEE, about the value added by FM/RE and the interrelation between. In the area of sustainability, he analyses CSR reports and their impact on facility and real estate management. He heads a MBA for FM at the TU Wien and several FM certification courses in CEE and in India.
Lisanne Schloss is an independent senior workplace expert with a successful track record working globally for both private and public sectors. Formerly Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate for Herman Miller, Vice President of Property Services for Morgan Stanley and UK Head of Facilities Management for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In every role she has been a champion for Corporate Social Responsibility, including initiating sustainability projects, conducting mentoring programs, supporting charities and diversity in the workplace. She won the Most Influential Women in Facilities Management award in 2007 from BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) and Women in the City first award for Facilities Management in 2008. She was on the University College London Facility and Environmental Management Advisory Board and was chair of Morgan Stanley’s women's network and chair of their Health and Wellbeing network.
Pat Turnbull is president and COO of Kayhan International, a leading workplace strategy and furniture distribution company head-quartered in Chicago, Illinois. Turnbull has 22 years of professional experience leading businesses to higher levels of performance. In her work, she is involved at the C-suite level helping corporations, educational institutions and government agencies achieve highly productive, adaptable and sustainable work space while delivering unique work environments tailored to meet specific business needs. During the course of her career, Turnbull has focused her efforts on contributing to a more productive and sustainable built environment as well as to advancing the facility management profession. She joined IFMA in 1993, is the past chair of the IFMA Foundation, former member of the IFMA Board of Directors, and is an active member of the IFMA sustainability committee. Turnbull has been recognized by Chicago’s Women in Real Estate Association and is a prominent, highly rated speaker at industry events/global conferences. Turnbull has a master’s degree from UCLA and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Susan Wiener is a trusted advisor to senior leadership with a strong management consulting background and record of success advising Fortune 100 companies in executing strategy by ensuring organizational and process readiness. Susan’s work has accelerated: strategic planning, organizational design, portfolio planning and prioritization, more effective relationships with internal customers, and the development of key messages for stakeholder engagement. Her counsel is designed not only to achieve specific objectives, but also to overcome the inherent challenges of change. As an internal employee, Susan was Vice President of Organizational Change and Development for the Global Office of the CIO at JPMorgan Chase. She also provided partner level consulting and thought leadership on Organizational Change for Forrester Research and Gartner Consulting. A successful entrepreneur, Susan co-founded and sold a multi-million dollar consulting firm to a public company. Susan is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences to IT and business audiences.