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New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, United States April 9-11, 2024

New and Disruptive Technology

Tue Apr 09 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Sutton South

Using Data Science and AI to Answer the Need for Speed in Uncertain Times

Commercial real estate used to be a fairly staid sector, but exogenous shocks to the system such as global pandemics, macroeconomic shifts, and climate change have created a need for faster, more nimble decision-making to increase returns and mitigate risks. Leveraging the vast quantities of data available through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence can create tools to explain the current state and predict likeliest future states, but acquiring data and the ability to use it effectively costs money and time. After a brief introduction to the topic, the panelists will talk about how their companies have deployed data science and artificial intelligence to create a competitive advantage.
Wed Apr 10 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 3, Trianon Ballroom

How AI Will Transform the Office Experience in the Next Decade

Join us for an eye-opening session that will transport you to the future of the built environment. We'll step into a future state world to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) might enable better human experience and connection. During this engaging session, we'll imagine the possibilities, together. Will you be effortlessly transported from your doorstep to the office, whisked away on a cutting-edge "people mover"? Will technology become your ally, monitoring your well-being, stress levels, and productivity, providing personalized recommendations to enhance your mental health? Picture a future where your office recognizes your need for a revitalizing cup of coffee and has it waiting for you. It's time to talk about the potential of AI to enhance the human experience in the office. While everyone is discussing how AI can improve services today, few are exploring how it will revolutionize our office environments of tomorrow. Don't miss out on this invaluable session tailored for professionals, executives, and thought leaders who want to stay one step ahead in the AI-driven workplace of the future. Join us and be part of the conversation that will shape the way we work and experience the office environment in the years to come.
Mission Priority
Thu Apr 11 8:15 AM — 12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time

Cornell Tech: NYC’s Thriving Innovation Hub

In 2011, Cornell Tech emerged as the winner of a global contest—Mayor Bloomberg’s Applied Sciences NYC Initiative—that was designed to dramatically expand the city’s capacity in the applied sciences sector to maintain the city’s global competitiveness and create jobs. The winning bid by Cornell Tech, a partnership between Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, proposed the development of a 2-million-square-foot innovative science campus on Roosevelt Island, which will serve more than 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff upon its completion. By 2017, the $1 billion, 850,000-square-foot first phase opened, boasting a net-zero academic building, a striking co-location office building, a 40,000-square-foot conference center, a 224-room hotel and a residential tower with 350 apartments in the largest Passive House tower in the world at the time of its opening. The campus embodies New York’s commitment to technology’s growing impact in New York City. Discover Cornell Tech: NYC’s thriving innovation hub!

Thu Apr 11 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Gramercy Suite

The Tesla of Commercial Real Estate: How Mass Timber Is Changing the Way We Design and Build

In recent decades, no building material has inspired awe, passion, and innovation like mass timber. Nature's building solution is transforming the construction industry because it sequesters carbon, greatly improves speed and precision, significantly reduces the size of the framing crew, and, most important, creates a superior product that occupants love. The United States has been behind Europe and Canada in the production and use of mass timber and many municipal codes haven't even contemplated tall timber as a solution. But in recent years that has changed, as companies such as Google, Adidas, Atlassian, and Walmart have embraced mass timber and cities have updated codes to allow for taller mass timber structures to be built. This session serves as a "state of the union" for mass timber: how far it has come, its massive future potential, and the biggest challenges (and solutions) for its progress.

Three days of inspiration, thought leadership, and connection

New York Hilton Midtown
New York, NY, United States

April 9-11, 2024

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