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CoreNet: The Digital Toolbox – Creating a Seamless Experience in the Post-Pandemic Work Environment

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As our industry continues to redefine the future workplace, we are revealing an even greater need for data-informed design, infrastructure, and analytics, coupled with a need for equitable technology offerings while guiding employees back to the physical office.  Through these technologies, customized environments can begin to be created with a focus on individuals sociological needs and build trust that the physical building environment is a safe place to work.

What role will technology play in bringing people back to the office? Can it be the catalyst to create efficient and effective collaboration and connections among humans and buildings?

How will the physical workplace and building need to respond?

How will digital technologies support and provide a return on end user investment with their #1 asset – human capital?

What technologies are already available and what are still being developed?

Technology has been the invisible backbone to driving business solutions. Catapulted by the pandemic, we see technology coming to the forefront to re-energize the importance of protecting human capital and strengthening connections as we return to the physical office.

Join us as we start to answer many of the questions that organizations are asking themselves as they are working through the details of what is best for their organization such as:

  •     Is there true integration between landlord and tenant apps?  Or are they side by side?
  • How do you implement these technologies?
  • What can landlords do to attract tenants?
  • How do employees/corporate end users manage the return to office?
  • How do corporate end users track their assets in this highly fluctuating moment?
  • How do these technologies bridge hybrid working models?

We will explore readily available and futuristic applications and implementation, and the role of the landlord and the end user in managing the assets and supporting the hybrid workforce.


 Sara Ross, Associate Principal and Director of Corporate Services Studio at Dyer Brown

As director of Dyer Brown’s Corporate Services studio and an Associate Principal of the firm, Sara brings to bear years of experience working for interior architecture firms in Syracuse, Los Angeles and Boston. Her responsibilities include managing accounts and projects locally and nationally — including for Fortune 100 companies — and working with their real estate and facilities teams to incorporate their organizational goals into the implementation of standards and design. With a dual degree from Syracuse University in Psychology and Interior Design, Sara has nurtured a talent and passion for building and maintaining client relationships. She is especially adept at engaging with clients in visioning and planning, identifying specific goals and untapped resources along the way, and translating the information generated into innovative and cost-effective design solutions and long-term real estate strategies.


 Brad Mahoney, Director of Sustainable Development, MP Boston

Brad Mahoney is the sustainability, healthy building and technology lead for MP Boston.  Leading these efforts on MP Boston’s next project at Winthrop Center, a 1.8 million square foot project that is slated to be the largest Passive House office building in the world.  Winthrop Center is also slated to be WiredScore Platinum and WELL Certified Gold.

Brad joined MP Boston in 2012 and oversaw the restoration of the historic Burnham Building, the former Filene’s Building, in Downtown Crossing. He was also on the development team for Millennium Tower, which is Boston’s tallest residential building.

   Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C | Principal Consultant | NV5 Engineering & Technology

Joseph Bocchiaro has worked in the technology field of building design and systems integration for over 35 years, primarily with Audiovisual / IT systems. As a Principal Consultant for NV5 Engineering & Technology, a global building technology consulting firm, he is privileged to work with clients such as architects and owners towards sophisticated experience implementations. Joe has also worked as the VP of Standards and Industry Innovations for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International), the audiovisual industry trade association. His role there included projects related to audiovisual systems and others such as energy efficiency, sustainable events, and intelligent buildings, leading to ANSI and ISO Standards. As a Certified Standards Developer, Joe is aware of and is involved with the interconnected nature of building technologists, architects, engineers, and the construction industry. Joe holds degrees in Optical Engineering, Film Studies, Media Studies, and Educational Technology, has presented in 17 countries and over 40 conferences, and has authored over 80 technical articles  industry journals and trade magazines. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, focusing on technologies in libraries and intelligent buildings.

  Karen Bala, Director of Design at Dyer Brown

Karen Bala is an architect and thought leader who received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Recently elevated to Director of Design at the Boston-based firm Dyer Brown, she has developed a diverse portfolio of award-winning buildings, spaces and products. With concepts derived from biology and natural systems, she has designed numerous built environments for Dyer Brown, partnering with corporate, nonprofit and higher education organizations – among them Northeastern University, global engineering firm Arup, Manulife/John Hancock and various Fortune 500 corporations. Mixing high and low tech design elements and a passion for deeply understanding each end-user, Karen successfully creates academic and work environments for clients that are comfortable, dynamic and productive.

  Ashish Maru, Manager of AV Engineering RED THREAD

Ashish Maru manages the Engineering team at Red Thread Spaces. He is passionate about technology and its ability to transform human communication. Ashish is currently working on several new solutions to provide an equitable learning experience for all. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Masters in Electronic Acoustics and has been an audiovisual engineer for over 17 years. Outside of work Ashish is a coach for a local robotics club and enjoys being outdoors on his bicycle on rolling hills of New England.


April 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


CORENET Global New England


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