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


     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

     Ben Reed, Brand Director, The Silvertown Partnership

     Lucian Simthers, Sales & Marketing Director, Pocket Living

     Simon Saint, Associate Principal, Woods Bagot

11:10 - 11:30

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

11:30 - 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
  • Other tech to know about ( Blockchain, Machine Learning & A.I, VR & AR etc )
  • 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

     Additional Speakers, To Be Announced,

12:30 - 13:00

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 - 17:05

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

17:05 - 17:35

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

17:35 - 17:45

MIPIM Announcement

17:45 - 17:55

Hackathon Winners

17:55 - 18:00

Closing Address

     James Dearsley, PropTech Influencer - Founder, Digital Marketing Bureau

18:00 - 19:30

Drinks Reception

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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.

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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.