The Future is Now

Feb 06, 2020
7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Join us for this professional development session to stay current on technology and the state of emerging industries. Bring to this session the challenges you are facing or seeing on the horizon as we expect engaging conversation.


7:30 am | Hot Breakfast, Networking and Registration

8 am | Key Trends Shaping the Future of Corporate Real Estate
As we begin the 2020’s, what are the emerging trends in corporate real estate, and how will they impact your business over the next decade? Is “location, location, location” still relevant, or has the mantra for the new decade changed to, “location, experience, analytics”? Join a panel of industry experts to explore these new trends and what they mean for your business.

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

* Recognize emerging trends impacting the performance of their real estate
* Describe how these trends will impact profitability, risk and growth
* Identify strategies that take advantage of opportunities resulting from these trends

Moderator: Steve Strom, Principal, Cresa Minneapolis; Panelists: Suzanne Grimm, Principal, Cresa; Erica Larson, Principal, Pope Architects; Casey Hankinson, Senior Vice President, Ryan Companies.

Presented by Cresa.

9 am | Legal and Cultural Implications of AI
AI and machine learning is here and is being used in businesses in a variety of ways from hiring employees, compiling financial reports and even replacing doctors in surgery. What risks are inherent in this and what do businesses need to know as we bring AI into our business.

Speaker: Aaron Klein, Fellow - Economic Studies and Policy Director - Center on Regulation and Markets

Presented by Bank of America

10 am | Mock Cyber Security Attack

What happens if your business falls victim to a cyber breach? Will you know what to do? Do you have a policy in place to help you respond quickly? This simulation will take us through a mock cyber security event. Attorneys, IT professionals, and forensic accountants will be on hand to discuss the types of threats your business could face and the steps to take to get control of the situation quickly.

Moderators: Joe Housman, Hays Companies and Aleksandra Vold, BakerHostetier; Panelists: David Wasson, Hays Companies; Jim Wolford, Atomic Data; Nate Schnader, Charles River Associates.

Presented by Hays Companies and Atomic Data

Noon | Close


Speaker Bios

8 am | Key Trends Shaping the Future of Corporate Real Estate

Steve Strom, Cresa, Session Moderator
With 13 years of experience in commercial real estate, Steve offers his clients the benefit of his extraordinary market knowledge and valuable negotiating expertise.  Although the Minneapolis/St. Paul region is Steve’s area of expertise, his team advises local, national, and global corporations on their real estate strategy utilizing Cresa’s offices around the globe.
Steve’s recent projects include strategic portfolio planning, corporate headquarters transactions, lease re-negotiations, financial analysis, dispositions, and portfolio repositioning.  Clients appreciate his diverse mix of project experience, affinity for numbers and strategic business perspective.  His leadership responsibilities include steering the strategic growth of the firm, overall marketing and recruiting initiatives on a local level.

Suzanne Grimm, Cresa
Suzanne manages global and national accounts, as well as real estate tax appeal efforts on behalf of Cresa Minneapolis. Her varied background includes management, acquisition, site selection, development, real estate tax appeals, construction project management, and strategic planning of office, industrial, and manufacturing spaces. This diverse platform enables her to provide reliable information and offer educated recommendations, particularly when it comes to negotiating building and lease values. Suzanne examines her clients' business goals and objectives to help them make real estate decisions that contribute to the success of their business.

Erica Larson, Pope Architects
Erica Larson has spent most of her life around architecture, construction, and design, and still loves it. She values her work because she understands how significantly a person can be affected by their physical surroundings, positively or negatively.  She takes great joy in impacting people’s lives through her work. She recognizes and appreciates the small details, such as a well designed ceiling or unique lighting solutions. She is passionate about sustainable environments and educating others about them. In her free time, Erica enjoys volunteering in the community, watching the Twins, camping, and hanging out with her dogs.

Casey Hankinson, Ryan Companies
As Ryan’s Senior Vice President, National Build-to-Suit, Casey is responsible for building upon Ryan’s reputation for excellence among corporate customers in the office and industrial sectors and for establishing Ryan as a national leader in build-to-suit work. In addition to coordinating and executing build-to-suit projects across the country, Casey’s role includes leading and supporting Ryan’s regional offices, cultivating relationships with major national accounts and sourcing new opportunities. In his eleven years with Ryan, Casey has completed corporate build-to-suit projects totaling over four million square feet, maximizing Ryan’s collective insights across service offerings to help the customer understand their project from all angles. Prioritizing on-time delivery at every step of the process, Casey and his team have never delivered a project past its schedule completion date. A skilled communicator and listener, he has become known for his ability to successfully assemble and lead project teams, and for his consistent focus on the needs and concerns of the customer.

9 am | Legal and Cultural Implications of AI

Aaron Klein, Fellow - Economic Studies and Policy Director - Center on Regulation and Markets
Aaron Klein is a fellow in Economic Studies and serves as policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets. He focuses on financial regulation and technology, macroeconomics, and infrastructure finance and policy. Previously, Klein directed the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative and served at the Treasury Department as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy.

Prior to his appointment as deputy assistant secretary in 2009, he served as Chief Economist of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for Chairmen Chris Dodd and Paul Sarbanes. He worked on financial regulatory reform issues including crafting and helping secure passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He also played leading roles on housing finance reform, transportation and infrastructure policy.

Klein is co-editor of Thomson Reuters’ FinTech Law Report. He serves as an external economist and consultant for the National Homebuyers Fund and for the Native American Finance Officers Association. He has recently written papers commissioned by Secure View and provides occasional expert analysis for several groups, including Gerson Lerhman Group, AlphaSights, and Guidepoint. He previously served as an economist for the Dollar Coin Alliance. Read a recent article he wrote on AI in credit decisions. Klein is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Affairs at Princeton University.

10 am | Mock Cyber Security Attack

Moderator, Joe Housman, Hays Companies

Joe is a Vice President & Producer for Hays Companies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While he wears many hats for the organization, his primary duties include working with his clients to solve their Property/Casualty and Employee Benefit Insurance issues. His main focus is on middle market private companies, with an emphasis on private equity and M&A transactions, and he has worked in a wide variety of industries over his tax, M&A, and insurance career.

Aleksandra Vold, BakerHostetier
Aleksandra Vold’s practice is devoted to privacy breach response and preparedness, payment card industry standards and investigations, and advising on how to identify, evaluate and manage first- and third-party data privacy and security risks. When a breach occurs, Aleksandra promptly coordinates a skilled team – including forensic and public relations professionals, and notification vendors – to quickly help reduce public and regulatory scrutiny and protect her clients’ reputations. Aleksandra’s strengths in cybersecurity are bolstered by her representation of startups and closely held technology companies in a variety of commercial disputes, including intellectual property, trade secrets, federal labor law and contract matters. 

David Wasson, Hays Companies

Prior to joining Hays, David was a Senior Underwriter at Hiscox USA, a Syndicate of Lloyd’s of London, where he was responsible for the Technology and Privacy book for the Midwest region.  In addition, he created and managed Hiscox’ small and middle market Cyber Liability program, and underwrote additional lines including Miscellaneous Professional Liability and Media Liability.  Before Hiscox, David was an Underwriter in the Management and Professional Division of Philadelphia Insurance Companies where he underwrote multiple product lines, including Cyber Liability, Professional Liability, and Management Liability, as well as helping develop and underwrite industry-specific programs.  David holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Saint Louis University, a Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate (CCIC) from Carnegie Mellon University, is a Certificated Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US,) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

Jim Wolford, Atomic Data
In 2001, Jim founded Atomic Data on his understandings of management of risk and leveraging IT to serve the needs of business. Today, Atomic Data is one of Minnesota’s leading IT services providers and serves 600+ clients throughout the nation. In the mid 2000’s Jim purchased Foundation Technologies and subsequently turned it into a highly successful IT services firm targeted towards the creative, Apple and Mac-driven businesses. His latest venture, a BBQ food-truck turned restaurant, was a passion project that enabled him to spread his love of proper barbecue to the residents of Saint Paul.
Nate Schnader, Charles River Assiciates
Nate is an Associate Principal at Charles River Associates where he works on high profile matters pertaining to digital forensics, incident response and cyber security. He recover facts from computers and electronic storage devices (e.g., laptops, mobile phones, tablets, USB storage devices and servers) to help attorneys and investigators make objective assessments of digital evidence in matters related to legal or ethical issues, data breach incidents, theft of valuable information, and other corporate investigations. His work is often used in support of civil and criminal litigation and investigative matters. He has provided expert testimony in matters filed in U.S. federal and state courts. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME).


Qualifies for 4 CPEs.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 07:30