First Look at CREtech London Speaker Lineup Released

Reimagine the Built World at Europe’s Leading Real Estate Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo


New York, NY (November 15, 2023)CREtech, the leading global technology and sustainability conference company devoted to Reimagining the Built World, announced the first three speakers in their unique and groundbreaking program scheduled for CREtech London, at Magazine London on 8th-9th May 2024. 

CREtech’s new Head of Content, Emily Wright, will curate a world-class lineup of unique and diverse Built World experts to give attendees the ultimate holistic understanding on the future of real estate. Attendees will experience exclusive, thought provoking interviews and presentations on topics like sustainable buildings and design, AI, overcoming market challenges, and more groundbreaking presentations featuring the leading C-Suite executives and thought leaders from the real estate, technology, academia, government and technology sectors that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Just announced speakers include:

Juliette Morgan, ESG Consultancy Director, Gensler

With over 20 years of experience in property development, asset management, and sustainability leadership, Juliette is an ESG specialist in commercial real estate, in the UK and US. Juliette has focused on environments for technology/lifesciences and R&D companies in clusters, including Cambridge, London, and New York. More recently, she has specialized in sustainable development and reporting for a large UK REIT and leads global ESG consulting within the Climate Action and Sustainability practice.

Juliette has researched the application of laminated timber and laminated bamboo in commercial scales and holds a qualification in sustainability management from Cambridge University. She has been client side in achieving net zero on a London office building, having crafted net zero and offset strategies for the developer. Her advice is creative, competitive, and anchored in commercial deliverability and market positioning.

Hanif Kara, Design Director & Co-Founder, AKT II

Professor Hanif Kara is a structural engineer and educator. He grew up in Uganda, arriving in the UK as a refugee in the 1970s, and in 2022 has received the OBE for his services to architecture, engineering and education. He’s a co-founder and design director of the ‘interdisciplinary’ engineering practice AKT II, which today unites 300+ people through projects across 50+ countries; Hanif has driven the firm’s pioneering ‘design-led’ ethos. He’s also a professor-in-practice with the Harvard GSD, having previously taught with London’s Architectural Association as well as for other avant-garde design schools throughout Europe. And he routinely serves as an advisor for organisations ranging from the Mayor of London’s office, and the UK’s Design Council, to the global Aga Khan Development Network. Hanif’s further recognitions include the CTBUH 2022 ‘Fazlur R Khan’ Lifetime Achievement Medal, as well as the London Design Festival 2023 London Design Medal.

Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

Ed is a board level technology exec, specialist in geospatial and location based systems. He has public and private sector expertise with an academic background.

Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography, and tools including Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Maps for Mobile. In his role he also maintains links with Universities, Research and Standards Organisations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology.

Ed was the first Chief Technology Officer in the 200-year-old history of Ordnance Survey, and was instrumental in moving the focus of the organisation from mapping to Geographical Information. Specialties include: Geospatial data, Enterprise GIS, Research, Remote Sensing.

At CREtech London, attendees will experience world-class content that will educate and inspire attendees through a mixture of exclusive keynote presentations, panel sessions, fireside chats, interactive sessions and demos from the industry’s leading edge solutions providers. Only at CREtech London will attendees find unique, and powerful speakers delivering groundbreaking presentations to foster innovation, drive productivity, and enhance sustainability initiatives. In 2024, CREtech London will feature fewer speakers and panels and more fireside chats, TED talks and next-level presentations that will leave attendees feeling inspired.

Along with extraordinary content, attendees of CREtech London 2024 will get access to our AI-powered peer-to-peer matchmaking app that pairs attendees for 1:1 meetings, the expo hall packed with the latest built world solutions, our official cocktail reception and more.  

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CREtech is Reimagining Real Estate. We are the largest international community of professionals  devoted to technological innovation in the real estate sector. Our mission is to drive tech adoption and innovation in the built world by organizing two large-scale conferences annually in New York and London.  Learn more: CREtech.com.

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