John Pozoglou

Founder & CEO, FuturePlace

John’s career in the media & events industry spans 20+ years and multiple continents. He has conceived and built highly regarded business technology events across Europe, the Middle East and Australia by bringing together Fortune 500 companies, groundbreaking startups and world-class speakers to celebrate the latest advancements in technology and to catalyse economic, social and environmental improvements.

As the CEO of the FuturePlace, John’s mission is to help accelerate Australasian real estate towards technology-driven innovation, cross-sector collaboration and global integration.

Takes part in

  • PropTech NEXT SummitView Full Event
  • 17:10 - 17:30

    Locknote Fireside Chat III: Europe - Looking at how developments in Europe may shape industry trends in Australia

    Magnus has been named as a top 10 Global Influencer in PropTech (twice) and is a dedicated Senior Advisor and Chief Product Officer with a 25+ year track record in developing world-class digital solutions. He spent 19 years as Chief Product Officer at the PropTech start up Datscha (Swe) which in 2019 was sold to Real Capital Analytics (US). His role as a Partner at Stronghold Invest includes the digital transformation of existing real estate portfolio companies (Newsec & NIAM), scouting and managing investment opportunities in global PropTech start-up space. In this session we hear what drives him; what are the secrets to his success; in addition to what’s it like to lecture at Cambridge; complete 2 ironman and of course what trends is he seeing that will impact Australia?

    Guest include:
    Magnus Svantegård Partner, Stronghold Invest
  • 11:40 - 12:00

    International Fireside Chat II - How is Proptech enabling CRE players to emerge bigger and better post Covid-19?

    In this session we get an update on the impact Proptech is having on the commercial real estate sector, and the role it will play in determining success in a post Covid world from Duke Long. Duke has over twenty years’ experience in real estate and technology, across all asset classes of commercial real estate. Duke advises and sits on several start up boards and holds leadership positions in numerous real estate technology-focused organisations such as Second Century Ventures which is backed by more than 1.4 million members of the National Association of Realtors NAR.

    Guest include:
    Duke Long Entrepreneur in Residence, Second Century Ventures/Reach
  • 09:20 - 09:50

    International Fireside Chat I - Startup innovation: Uncovering the secrets to seeding greatness in PropTechs globally

    Aaron is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetaProp, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on the PropTech industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 100+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. The firm manages multiple investment funds for both financial and strategic real estate investors representing a pilot- and test-ready sandbox of 15+ billion square feet across every real estate asset type and global market. In this session we question him on:

    • What is the secret sauce and how do MetaProp identify and develop the start-ups that they see as having the most potential and making the biggest impact?
    • Which are the most promising types of tech and sectors today and where are MetaProp looking for start-ups globally?
    • How will tech and digitalisation re-shape the industry across all real estate sectors?
    • What are the lessons learnt along the way and what is next for MetaProp?
    • Building the future and what’s NEXT for the property industry and for PropTechs globally
    Guest include:
    Aaron Block Co-founder and Managing Partner, MetaProp

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