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Register now for Place proptech briefing in February

Proptech 2018 Logo StackedHear from LJ Partnership, Hillbreak, Skanska, Node, AskPorter, Doordeck and more at this half-day briefing on the emerging strategies for digital transformation.

Digital Opportunities 2018 is due to be held at Manchester Central on the morning of Thursday 8 February. This event is sponsored by Mills & Reeve, IBI Group, Datscha and Node.

Speakers include:

Rick Robinson, digital property and cities leader, Arup, helping clients exceed their goals by delivering better buildings and infrastructure

Malcolm Stagg, director of BIM & digital engineering, Skanska; the Swedish construction giant was one of the early adopters of tech in building methods and has a dedicated digital engineering team on the lookout for innovative solutions to improve productivity

Julia Arlt, innovation real estate director at PwC, based in Vienna. Her areas of expertise include deals strategy, digital real estate consulting, new product development and startup collaboration. She co-founded the Austrian PropTech Initiative and is a startup mentor at US fund MetaProp NYC

Jon Lovell, director, Hillbreak; environmental social and governmental advisor to institutional investors advising on scenario planning for long-term market positioning

Doug Ward, founder of Node, Manchester-based telecoms management system for monitoring connectivity infrastructure. Ward is also part of the team behind rapidly expanding superfast broadband provider Telcom

Sam Lawson Johnston, director, LJ Partnership, property developer and tech investor, with extensive holdings in Manchester’s office market, including several buildings around Albert Square and Canada House. LJ also backs tech startups and is pioneering tech in its properties

Tom Shrive, chief executive, AskPorter, artificial intelligence messaging platform aiming to optimise property and facilities management, reducing admin while improving customer satisfaction

John Pownall, director, DoorDeck; unlock your doors from your phone, this access control app was developed in partnership with Cisco

Rick Robinson, digital property and cities leader, Arup, advising clients on how to enhance the performance of capital projects through the use of digital technology

Sarah Lyons and Mark Bruno, Datscha, the commercial property search tool that gives you fast and easy access to data for all registered commercial properties in England and Wales

Mario Bozzo, director, IBI Group helps build the cities of tomorrow through design, engineering, and intelligent systems to create inclusive, technologically connected communities that put people first

Mike Edge, partner, Mills & Reeve, leading law firm which offers practical advice to real estate clients on all issues, including implications of changing tech.

The event will feature extensive networking over breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks, in-between expert presentations, tech pitches and panel discussions.

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