Our main theme for #PropTech2017 will be
"Corporate Innovation & Digital Transformation in Real Estate".
All our keynotes, discussions & expert panels will be focused on this theme




Main Stage

Join us on the Main Stage as we hear from some of the leading thinkers in the industry. Expect to hear non-self promotional content, latest research, data-backed findings, actionable insights, real life case studies and lessons that your business can benefit from.

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08:00 - 09:15

Doors Open, Registration, Breakfast & Networking

09:15 - 09:25

Welcome to #PropTech 2017

     James Dearsley, PropTech Influencer - Founder, Digital Marketing Bureau

     Gary Chimwa, Founder, FUTURE : PropTech

09:25 - 10:05

The PropTech Sector: What You Need To Know

     Giles Barrie, Managing Director - Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

     Harry Badham, UK Head of Development, AXA Real Estate

     James Nicholson, Partner, Knight Frank

     Dominic Wilson, Managing Partner, Pi Labs

     Christian Faes, Co-Founder & CEO, LendInvest

10:05 - 10:30

Keynote : The Tipping Point For PropTech

     Eoin Condren, Managing Director - UK, VTS

10:30 - 11:10

Housing Developers : How can innovation & technology improve the industry?

  • As the government stated in its recent Housing White Paper, innovation is essential to meet housing demand in the UK. This expert panel will discuss : Modular Housing, is this the key to increasing the housing supply ?
  • PRS as a fast growing sector
  • What are the new millenials and other target markets now looking for & what is important to this growing group of customers?
  • The role of Technology in the modern market - what opportunities are there and what is available?
  • Why it is time for the Residential Development Industry to Innovate & Modernise

     Martin Skinner, Founder, Inspired Assets

     Nicole Bremner, Founder, East Eight

     Barry Jessup, Director, First Base

     Lucian Smithers, Sales & Marketing Director, Pocket Living

     Simon Saint, Associate Principal, Woods Bagot

11:10 - 11:35

Case Study : The Strategic Value of Sharing Your Data

  • Can API's help you to create new business models & unlock new revenue streams ?
  • Can collaborative & open systems give your business a competitive advantage ?
  • Partnerships & Integration
  • Will the collective size of these open data partners start to rival even the biggest CRE tech players that choose to continue to protect their proprietary data ?

     Ed Bartlett, Founder, Kykloud

     Rajeev Nayyar, Founder & Managing Director, Fixflo

11:35 - 11:50

Mid Morning Break

11:50 - 12:30

Commercial Real Estate : The Impact of Technology

  • Digital Strategies for real estate
  • The changing role of the broker
  • Big Data & Deal sourcing
  • Driving innovation across large organisations

     Alex Edds, Innovation Director, JLL

     Matthew Flood, Commercial Director - London Portfolio, Land Securities

     Andrew Miles, Founder, Realla

     Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

     Magnus Svantegard, Head of Product Management, Datscha UK

12:30 - 13:00

Keynote : The World's Smartest Building

     Erik Ubels, CTO, OVG Real Estate

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Modernising Your Agency

  • How agents can counter the threat of cheaper online models
  • How to adapt to customers Changing behaviours
  • How agents can use tech as a competitive advantage

     Rob Symes, Rightmove,

     Eric Walker, Managing Director, Northwood

     Kristjan Byfield, Founder & CEO, Base Property Specialists

     Alison Nunez, Divisional Managing Director, Andrews Property Group

     Richard White, Co-founder & CEO, GoodLord

     Matt Robinson, Founder & CEO, Nested

     Graham Norwood, Editor, Estate Agent Today

14:45 - 15:25

Innovation in the Private Rented Sector

  • Institutional investment
  • Generation Rent - can new solutions help to solve the housing crisis ?
  • What does PRS look like in 5 to 10 years time

     Rayhan Rafiq Omar, Founder, UnMortgage

     Rob Martin, Research Director, Legal & General Investment Management

     Philip Nell, Fund Director - Real Estate, Hermes Investment Management

     Richard Berridge, , Blackbird Real Estate

     Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director - Housing, Greater London Authority

     Alexandra Notay, Director of Product & Service Innovation, Places for People

15:25 - 15:40

Mid Afternoon Break

15:40 - 16:10

Google Keynote : Machine Learning & Automation in advertising - Implications for the Real Estate sector

     Duncan Watts, Industry Manager, Google

16:10 - 16:50

ConTech : The Future of AECO ( Architecture, Engineering & Construction )

  • BIM
  • 3D Printing, VR / AR
  • How will modern methods of construction and modern materials shape the future of the Construction market?
  • How will construction methods evolve and when will real scale be achieved?

     Dan Hughes, Director, RICS

     Yodit Stanton, Founder, Open Sensors

     Matthew Gough, Director of Innovation, MACE Group

     James O'Donnell, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup

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16:50 - 17:15

Blockchain : The Next Frontier of Real Estate

  • Sweden's land registry authority, the Lantmateriet, is in advanced stages of trialing blockchain for recording all the country's property deals. We will hear from the startup whose technology is conducting this ground breaking initiative. Hear from Henrik to find out : - What is block chain & how will it transform the very nature of the property industry ? - How can the UK's own Land Registry and other public authorities globally, also implement blockchain ? - What are some of the challenges and obstacles of such a large scale project ?

     Henrik Hjelte, Co-founder & CEO, Chromaway

17:15 - 17:45

Briefing on IPSX ( International Property Securities Exchange)

  • IPSX will launch the first regulated securities exchange dedicated to providing capital markets solutions to the commercial property sector with the ambition of taking commercial property mainstream as the fourth asset class. Join us to find out how this complete game changer will bring a new level of liquidity to the market. A must attend session for any property investment professionals.

     Cyril Theret, Co-founder & CEO, IPSX

17:45 - 17:55

MIPIM Announcement

17:55 - 18:00

Closing Address

     James Dearsley, PropTech Influencer - Founder, Digital Marketing Bureau

18:00 - 19:30

Drinks Reception

     Sponsored by DATSCHA, ,



Hosted by Emily Wright from Estates Gazette, the Innovation Boardroom is an invite only section of the event. Delegates here are at least director level, senior business decision makers & company founders.
The content and agenda here is interactive allowing for open discussion amongst senior level peers.
Entry is strictly by invite. When you register you will receive an email if you qualify with details of the agenda.

If you have already registered and would like to apply for an invite, please get in touch here

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10:00 - 10:10

Host's Welcome

     Emily Wright, Features & Global Editor, Estates Gazette

10:10 - 10:50

Digital Transformation : Challenges, Threats & Opportunities

     Alex Bailes, Senior Director EMEA, CBRE

     Nakul Sharma, Founder & CEO, Hostmaker

     Dustin Strydom, Vice President - Custome Software, Open Box Software

     Emily Wright, Features & Global Editor, Estate Gazette

10:50 - 11:30

Workplaces & Modern Occupiers

  • The changing nature of the workplace
  • Employee & tennant experiences
  • The role that technology, innovation & design can make in modern work environments
  • Flexible leasing, changing revenue models and what this means for developers, property investors
  • asset managers and the wider industry
  • WeWork's CEO recently commented WeWork is a "community company". - why is community important? what is its value to property owners?

     Gabrielle McMillan, CEO, Equiem

     Luke Appleby, Co-Founder, Kontor Space

     Steven Lang, Commercial Research Director, Savills

     Neil O'Grady, Head of Acquisitions, The Office Group

11:30 - 11:45

Mid Morning Break

11:45 - 12:10

Virtual Reality : revolutionising property sales

  • Is the use of VR increasing sales or is it hype ?
  • We will hear some case studies and success stories about major clients that are seeing increased sales through use of VR.

     Andrew Nicholls, Co-Founder & CEO, Eyespy 360

12:10 - 12:30

Improving The Home Mover Experience

  • Conveyancing : Automation & Sales Progression

     Sohail Rashid, Founder & CEO, View My Chain

12:30 - 13:00

Keynote : Purple Smoke & Mirrors

  • Online Agents,traditional or hybrid. Which business model is producing the best results for sellers ?
  • We will take a look at some facts and figures based on latest research and provide insights into what this means for the industry.

     Colby Short, Founder, Get Agent

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Space As A Service

  • How we use commercial spaces is fundamentally changing. Increasingly, we now require space that is flexible, on demand, communal, user centric, experiential & can be easily configured for multiple use. This is true across offices, retail and even industrial spaces. This expert panel will discuss what this means for building owners, asset managers, property investors and the wider industry. How do shorter & flexible leases impact long term yields ?
  • How can building owners transition from rent collectors to becoming service providers ?
  • The changing role of Property & Facilities Managers
  • How important is 'Brand' in Space as a Service world
  • The Space As a Service world is growing fast: why & how big can it get?

     Tom Sleigh, Head of Real Estate - London, Breather

     Enrico Sanna, Co-Founder & CEO, FORA

     Gunther Schmidt, Founder & CEO, Medici Living

     James Goldsmith, Head of Leasing, AXA Investmet Management - Real Assets

     Emily Wright, Global Features Editor, Estates Gazette

14:45 - 15:25

Opportunities & Deal Sourcing Through Big Data

  • What challenges are being faced by the wider industry with regards to the use data ?
  • How can we unlock the power of data for real estate transactions?
  • How can we adapt and begin to futurize our businesses?

     Mark Bruno, Managing Director - UK, Datscha

     Claire George, Chief Operating Officer - Property, Aberdeen Asset Management

     Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus - Regent's Place, British Land

15:25 - 15:40

Mid Afternoon Break

15:40 - 16:30

Advice for Startups & Founders : What Investors Are Looking For.

     Eyal Malinger, Investment Director, Beringea

     Alexander Ubach-Utermuhl, Managing Director, blackprint Booster GmbH

     Eddie Holmes, Chairman, UK PropTech Association

16:30 - 18:00

Pitch, Meet & Greet with the Property I.T Directors Forum

  • The PITDF (Property I.T Directors Forum) is an association of 28 members consisting of senior directors & decision makers from some of the leading property companies
  • We have shortlisted & invited 6 companies to pitch and demonstrate how their solutions can help these senior decision makers to solve some of their biggest challenges
  • The 2 categories are
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning
  • Business Intelligence - Big data, predictive analytics

     Michael Molloy, Chief Technical Officer, Intellect Automation

     Marc Beerman, Co-founder & COO, All Things

     Chlump Chatkupt, Founder,

     Alex Storey, UK Country Director, Disruptive Technologies

     Tom Shrive, Founder & Director, Ask Porter

     Dan Wucherpfennig, Product Management Director, Leverton

18:00 -

Drinks Recpeption, sponsored by Datscha.



Everyone’s favourite part of the day! We invite all attending delegates to join us from 6:00 PM for an opportunity to relax, network, unwind and meet each other over drinks, nibbles and music.

Drinks are kindly sponsored by Datscha, the leading provider of property research intelligence, property information and analysis of commercial real estate.