Laura Jamer is based out of New York City and covers North America, the Middle East and Europe in her role as Director of Global Partnerships with DIRTT Environmental Solutions. DIRTT, which stands for Doing It Right This Time, is a clean tech construction company that uses video game technology to build flexible interior construction rapidly, cost effectively and sustainably— Think construction for the 21st century. Laura and her team are responsible for more than 700 stakeholders, across 9 countries and 106 companies; generating nearly $240M in annual revenue.
Rui Barros joined WeWork in April 2016 as SVP of Global Operations, utilizing his nearly three decades of hospitality experience to serve as a center of excellence and introduce best practices for WeWork's space, community and services globally. In his current role as General Manager for Tri-State, Barros oversees all aspects of the company's fast growing business for WeWork's largest market - including management, sales, operations, marketing, and more for WeWork's 37 buildings and tens of thousands of members across New York City.
A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, Barros held a number of high-level operations positions with Wyndham Hotel Group prior to joining WeWork, including serving as president and managing director for North American franchise operations, and as president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean. He also served as brand senior vice president for the company’s Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® hotel brands. As the head of each brand, Barros was tasked with managing strategic direction and overseeing day to day operations for a portfolio of approximately 1,200 hotels. He began his career as a front desk associate for a Wyndham® Resort and Conference Center, in Palm Springs, California.
Barros is a graduate of the Southeastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in Kissimmee, Florida. He is fluent in Portuguese and conversational Spanish.
Darlene Pope serves as Senior Vice President for JLL Americas and is the product lead for JLL's Smart Building program. She has 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology and smart building solutions, along with a passion for making a positive impact on building operations and management.
JLL's smart building program provides a comprehensive strategy and plan for implementing integrated building technologies and end user applications that support high performance operations and workplace efficiency.
Adam is an industry thought-leader and experienced professional with more than 80 engagements addressing the complex issues involving people, organizational performance and the built environment. Expertise includes: facility planning and programming; campus planning; occupancy and workplace strategy; organizational performance measurement; design advisory; and change management program development and delivery. He has a documented history of delivering effective real estate and design solutions for clients through careful research, innovative problem-solving, and end-user engagement.
During his time at HOK, Adam consulted with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Jaquar Land Rover North America, Johnson & Johnson, MITRE, and the GSA.
From the building systems to the employees, to advanced analysis of key data points, we are more connected and engaged with our buildings via technology than ever before. Mobile devices and apps that control everything from space utilization to luxury items such as on-demand parking, dry cleaning, and more.
Technology is changing the everyday business for the largest landlord/owners and brokers who buy, sell and lease property. What are these changes and how are they affecting business? What technologies are being adopted and what are they anticipating coming soon?
Our esteemed panel of experts will take you on a tour on what is happening now, what is being developed and how it affects you. Learn about the landscape, what’s being implemented, and what is on the horizon.