April Chapter Meeting // Thursday, April 18 // Sunnyvale
How Google's Workplace Team Support Their People, Culture, Values and Organizational Goals
In 2018, the Google Design, Real Estate, Workplace Services & Operations team set out to design, deliver and test these strategies with the intent of improving occupant comfort which would help employees focus and be productive. Over the past year, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, the Google team has been collecting data and learning real-time on their 1st ground-up building.
Join us for a tour and highly-interactive panel discussion with the Google Real Estate, Design and Operations as they share their key learnings and insights on this important topic.
Darrell Smith, Director, Real Estate & Workplace Services has more than 20 years of experience in facility management, with a wide range of industry experience in technology, retail, data centers and manufacturing. Darrell is currently the director of Central Services for Google's Bay Area Portfolio. In this role he oversees a team that is responsible for the facility management, critical environments, planning and other facilities services at one of the most innovative companies in the world.
Mary Davidge, as Director of Global Design in Google's Real Estate & Workplace Services organization since 2014, Mary Davidge has led a team responsible for setting the design vision for Google's global, campus-scale real estate development projects. Her team aligns Google's senior business leaders with design and engineering partners to translate design vision and strategy into innovative work environments that enable Google to thrive and help employees perform at their best every day.
Rhonda Francis, as Workplace Operations Manager, Rhonda combines her love for interiors and process improvement by leading Google's SF Bay Area teams for occupancy planning, moves, furniture, and small project design services. She's constantly sprinting to keep workplaces one step ahead of Google’s rapid priority shifts. Her team focuses on enhancing existing Google spaces, reducing disruption for Googlers during projects, and providing TI and new construction project teams with information on team work styles.
Joshua Porter, is the District Development Director for Google's Bay Area Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS). Portner’s responsibilities include feasibility analysis, real estate entitlements, and design and construction management. During his time at Google, he has led multiple innovative office campuses in Sunnyvale, San Bruno, and NASA Ames.
Joshua Bridle, Real Estate at Google
Katie North, VP Workplace Innovations - Colliers & Global Chair of Workplace Evolutionaries (WE)
Venue: Google, 1212 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94098
Schedule: 3:30p: Registration // 4:00p: Program // 5:30p: Reception
Cost: Member: $35.00 // Non-Member End User: $60.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00
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