Showcasing the role played by future-ready, technology-driven workplaces in improving employees’ productivity and ramping up innovation, Brookfield Properties partnered with NASSCOM to host the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2020 in Mumbai in February. Here’s the complete report of the three-day event from the venue.
In February, NASSCOM, in association with Brookfield Properties, organised the 28th edition of the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF). It was held at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel & Residences from 12th to 14th February 2020. The biggest highlight of NTLF 2020 was the thought-provoking discussion with 20 CXOs from prominent organisations that was hosted by Brookfield Properties. Brookfield Properties also co-hosted a Placemaking Gala with a theme based on Leonardo da Vinci on the second evening of the conference. Delegates networked over customised cocktails made at the ‘Symphony of Senses’ bar, played a game of ‘Breaking the Code’ and danced to live music. Additionally, they also got to experience Brookfield Properties’ interesting exhibition stall that highlighted its portfolio in India and its four core values of placemaking, universal accessibility, innovation and sustainability. These apart, attendees got to network with each other as they sipped on customised cocktails made at the ‘Symphony of Senses’ bar, played a game of ‘Breaking the Code’, or danced to live music.
A round-table discussion
NTLF 2020 gave Brookfield Properties the opportunity to initiate a talk and discussion on a relevant topic, with 15-16 delegates attending the conference. Brookfield Properties hosted an hour-long round-table discussion on ‘Future of Workplace & Technology’ at the Grand Hyatt’s Business Centre on 13th February, as part of the event. It was conducted with a select gathering of 20 CXOs from companies including Microsoft, Schlumberger, Bank of America, Allstate India Private Ltd., BNY Mellon and KPMG. Brookfield Properties also invited Mr Akshay Lakhanpal, partner at the global architect firm Space Matrix, to make a knowledge-based presentation.
The occasion gave a platform to the participants to discuss and share their views on the emerging role of technology in businesses and how it can propel innovation and deliver value at the workplace. Speaking about the event, Mr Alok Aggarwal, MD & CEO India Office Business, Brookfield Properties, says, “Technology has dramatically changed not just the work but the workplace itself. Designing sustainable buildings and integrating innovative technology across workspaces, is the need of the hour. Not only will it improve employee productivity levels but also help professionals bring large-scale innovation in the workplace.”
The discussion threw up several interesting future workplace trends such as:
The Placemaking Gala co-hosted by Brookfield Properties and NASSCOM drew a synonymity between Da Vinci’s genius of all things creative, futuristic and innovative that have been an inspiration for the entire IT industry. This theme tied up nicely with Brookfield Properties’ Placemaking ethos. The organisation showcased its properties and brand in the walk-through gallery and put up several display and branding elements at the event, including a film showcasing its India and Global portfolio that was played out on the screen onstage. The two leaders from Brookfield Properties i.e. Mr Alok Aggarwal, MD & CEO, India Office Business, and Mr Ankur Gupta, MD & Head, Real Estate India, addressed the gathering. A delicious dinner at the Grand Hyatt starting from 7 PM onwards along with a power-packed performance by the band Kamakshi Khanna collective made the evening an outstanding experience for all present.
Workplace in today’s times
Brookfield Properties India is known for facilitating modern workplaces that are not only universally accessible but also offer an extensive range of world-class facilities to the new-age workforce. These facilities include technology-driven shared mobility solutions, indoor air quality management systems, green breakout zones and food courts. All of these facilities help members of the global workforce improve productivity and innovation at their workplace and also enable them to do their bit for the environment, mainly in the form of reduced carbon footprint.