Adam Gardner

Head of Products, NEXTDC

Adam Gardner is the Head of Product at NEXTDC, the leading data centre infrastructure solutions provider in the Australian Market. Responsible for the alignment of NEXTDC’s product and overall business strategies, Adam’s focus is ensuring NEXTDC’s solutions meet the immediate and future needs of digital first organisations.

Takes part in

  • Future of Office Space SummitView Full Event
  • 10:15 - 10:40

    The Hybrid Holy Grail: Separating humans and hardware in the race to a ‘digital first’ workplace

    By Adam Gardner Head of Products, NEXTDC

    The world continues to change and the very nature of work has evolved exponentially. Unsurprisingly,workplaces and people’s expectations of what the workplace of the future looks like are changing. Work/lifeis no longer a balance, but an integration and the office is no longer a place for work – but a place forrelationships. This keynote will examine the Hybrid holy grail: Separating humans and hardware in the raceto a ‘digital first’ workplace.

  • 15:10 - 15:50

    Interactive round table sessions

    These quickfire moderated roundtable sessions enable delegates to break up into small focus groups of 20 to deep dive into topics of specific interest. 

    • Roundtable 1: Make your office parking as flexible as your workplace: Improve tenant experiences while increasing real estate yields

    Led by: Angus Raiman, Enterprise Solutions Manager, Parkable

    • Roundtable 2: The Hybrid Holy Grail: Separating humans and hardware in the race to a ‘digital first’ workplace

    Led by: Adam Gardner, Head of Products, NEXTDC

    • Roundtable 3: Integrating technology within commercial buildings

    Led by: Tom Ellis, Entrepreneur In Residence, REACH Australia

    • Roundtable 4: Establishing an effective workplace strategy

    Led by: Tica Masuku, Workplace Strategy Manager, Charter Hall

  • 09:35 - 10:15

    Plenary Panel Discussion - Examining the New NORMAL and what it means for office demand, design and the role of technology as we push to revitalise CBDs

    Covid has caused massive disruption to CBDs and Commercial Real Estate. Once thriving cities, full of office buildings housing employees have been forced into lockdown with significant economic impact. What is not known is how permanent this impact will be with many companies advocating for a push back to pre-covid workplace arrangements, and others adopting hybrid working policies. In this session we gather leading industry professionals to talk about the past, present and the future of office space such as: 

    • Has the role of the office changed forever and what are the implications of hybrid work on city CBDs and the national economy?  
    • What role are tenants playing in defining the new office landscape? 
    • What can landlords do to enhance their design, safety, air quality, wellbeing and more to attract and retain tenants? 
    • Examining the role technology plays in making office spaces clean, healthy, attractive and more sustainable. 
    • Looking at retail from a commercial building perspective; how can we support retailers in order for them to support the tenants of the buildings they occupy? 
    • What does all of this mean for office landlords, investors and agencies and how can they work together to enhance and revitalise the CBD? 
    Panellists include:
    Ninotschka Titchkosky Commissioner, Commission into the Future of Sydney CBD & Co-CEO, BVN
    Amanda Steele Executive Managing Director, Property Management, CBRE
    Jon Lesquereux Regional Head APAC, Equiem
    David Fassbender Managing Director & Head of SE Asia, PGIM
    Moderated by:
    Sasanka Liyanage Head of Research, Charter Hall

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