Microsoft, Accenture, Genseler and IDEO to Speak on How Technology is Changing Office Real Estate

CHICAGO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaboration technologies, connectivity, design and the relationship between workspace and corporate culture are among the topics to be discussed at The Executives' Club of Chicago's April 24 breakfast: Working Smart: The Convergence of Technology and Real Estate in Today's Workplace.

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The breakfast, planned by the Club's Technology and Real Estate Committees, will feature Vid Byanna, Executive Director-Global Infrastructure at Accenture; Nila Leiserowitz, Managing Principal at Gensler; and Amy Trulson, Regional Workplace Strategist for the Americas at Microsoft. Gretchen Addi Associate Partner for IDEO will moderate.

In addition to real estate leaders, entrepreneurs, and other senior business leaders, students from Roosevelt University's School of Real Estate will be in attendance. The school was recently featured as one of ten schools nationally by Urban Land.

Gold level program sponsors include Accenture, Jones Lang LaSalle, Microsoft, Sound Investment and U.S. Equities Realty. Baker & McKenzie and ECOLAB are Silver Level sponsors.

For more information, visit http://centennial.executivesclub.org or call The Executives' Club at 312-263-3500.

Event detailsTuesday, April 24th Presentation: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
The Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom, West Tower, Gold Level, 151 E. Wacker Drive

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
The Executives' Club of Chicago is a forum for business, civic, and academic leaders to exchange best practices.  Founded in 1911, the Club is one of the oldest and most respected business organizations in the Midwest. The Club serves the community by providing resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future diverse business leaders and promote Chicago as a world class business center.

About the Real Estate Committee
The Real Estate Committee provides opportunities for the Club and its members to explore residential and commercial real estate issues. It is co-chaired by: Camille P. Julmy, Vice Chairman, U.S. Equities Realty, Inc. and Steven F. Stratton, Regional Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.

About the Technology Committee
The Technology Committee seeks to highlight how technology can enable the enterprise and provide strategic advantage.  The Committee facilitates dialogue between senior IT leaders and senior business leaders from industry, entrepreneurs & start-ups, government, not-for-profits, and vendors & service providers.  Through programs, discussions, and outreach, the Committee  highlights forward-looking business and IT issues, opportunities and best practices.  The Committee is dedicated to advancing Chicago as a global technology center by bringing the IT community together to assist with the cultivation and retention of technology talent. The Committee is co-chaired by Robert Kress, COO Internal IT at Accenture and Adam Hecktman, Director of Microsoft's Technology Center - Chicago.

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