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Our Flexible Future

Building dynamic workplaces for the future of work

Commercial property - Real Estate
October 22, 2020

As the way we work changes, so too must our offices. The difficulty is that we still don’t know exactly what our return to offices will look like. That means that our workplaces will have to be dynamic and evolve with us. Office managers are investing in intelligent technology and using data to help understand and embrace the changes in our office environment.

In this webinar, the expert panel will explore how technology can be leveraged to respond to the evolving business environment to make workplaces safe, useful, and efficient. What will it take to convince/entice workers back to the office? What are some of the next-generation tech that needs to be considered to help future-proof current investments? Join us as we discuss how building owners can better understand organizations’ space needs and create flexible workspaces that can provide for them.



Franco Faraudo

Company: Propmodo
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Title: Co-founder and Editor
Franco has an MBA in entrepreneurship and has worked with companies on their branding and content strategy. He has worked in real estate as an agent, manager, and investor. He writes about the intersection between the physical and digital world and is a co-founder of Propmodo.

Franco Faraudo


Franco has an MBA in entrepreneurship and has worked with...

Professional - Office

Dinesh Malkani

Company: Founder and CEO
Categories: Smarten Spaces
Organization: Smarten Spaces

Dinesh has spent the last 25 plus years in the tech industry holding leadership positions with Cisco, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, Jabra. He was the CEO for Cisco India and SAARC, MD for Cisco APAC, CEO for Avaya Korea, Avaya China. He has also held key positions in industry bodies. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, Chairman of the SaaS council for CII, ex Executive council member of Nasscom. He founded Smarten Spaces in 2017 and it has since become a global technology company for the Digital workplace. With a presence in APAC and the US and deployments in over 40 major cities worldwide they are leading the way in the new workplace technology.

Dinesh Malkani

Founder and CEO

Dinesh has spent the last 25 plus years in the...

Marketing - Real Estate

Sonya Verny

Company: Operations Director – Business Development, Americas
Categories: Smarten Spaces, Webinar Guests
Organization: Mace Operate

Sonya is the Operations Director of Business Development for the Americas at Mace Operate. She has over 15 years of experience in business development and account management for Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 100 firms.

Sonya is very active in CoreNet. She has held executive board positions with CoreNet Global Young Leaders as well as the local New Jersey and Philadelphia chapters. She has held many roles within the New York City Chapter including currently being the Co-Chair of the Annual Dinner and the PR Liaison for multiple committees including Special Events, Membership and Newsletter.

Sonya has been on the Eastern Regional Symposium host committee in several capacities for the past 6 years.

Sonya also serves as the Secretary of the Executive Board of IFMA NYC. Sonya’s interviews with Real Estate and Facilities Management professionals are regularly published in the IFMA NYC newsletter.

Sonya was recognized by IFMA NYC as Volunteer of the Year and by St Francis Food & Pantries as a Woman of Valor for her philanthropic work.

In her free time, Sonya’s passion is raising money for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the Kids for Kids committee. She is a co-chair for the Kids for Kids Committee. Since it’s inception, the Kids for Kids foundation has raised over $15 million for kids and families battling catastrophic diseases.

Sonya Verny

Operations Director – Business Development, Americas

Sonya is the Operations Director of Business Development for the...

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Mitchell Hershkowitz

Company: VP/GM Intelligent Workplace
Categories: Smarten Spaces, Webinar Guests
Organization: NTT Ltd.

Mitch Hershkowitz is responsible for defining and evolving the strategy and execution of NTT’s Americas Intelligent Workplace go-to-market plans. He works with clients and analysts to outline the NTT vision as well as supporting execution by the regional sales teams. The Intelligent Workplace GTM includes Modern Collaboration and Customer Experience solutions that increase productivity, improve user experience and build customer loyalty.

Mitchell Hershkowitz

VP/GM Intelligent Workplace

Mitch Hershkowitz is responsible for defining and evolving the strategy...

Brian Schwagerl

Brian Schwagerl

Company: Facilities Shared Services Strategist
Categories: Smarten Spaces, Webinar Guests
Organization: BSG Advisory Services

Brian Schwagerl is an expert in sustainable design and construction, who has reached millions of people sharing his strategies of how real estate assets can improve employees performance. He has appeared before national television audiences on ABC, NBC, CBS and in documentaries on the National Geographic, A&E and Discovery Networks. He has been interviewed as an expert on innovative workplaces by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Business Week.

Most notable among his accomplishments is the spearheading of the office transformation projects at NBC Universal and the development of Hearst Tower. This building is the iconic skyscraper that was the first commercial office building to rise in the Manhattan skyline post 9-11, and the first to be awarded a LEED certification by the US Green Building Council. Hearst Tower was selected as the Best Corporate Facility by the Building Owners and Managers Association of America (BOMA). Brian is a guest lecturer at colleges and symposiums.

Brian Schwagerl

Facilities Shared Services Strategist

Brian Schwagerl is an expert in sustainable design and construction,...

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