I speak regularly on topics relating to #PropTech, Digital Strategy and the impact of technology on real estate. I always focus on fundamental changes coming down the track, and try and illuminate how the future is not just an extrapolation of the past. Normally these talks are quite interactive, lively and forthright.
If you would like to propose a speaking opportunity please contact me.
Recent talks include:
I was invited by ORM Digital Strategy to give the keynote talk at their 'People, Property, #PropTech' event in London in October 2017. The talk was built around the five steps businesses need to take to get those three P's working effectively together.
I gave a talk on 'Space as a Service' at the inaugural Nordic Proptech Summit in Stockholm in October 2017. Held at the exceptional new 'Epicenter', a 30,000 square metre building dedicated to working with 'Scale Up' businesses it was part of an exceptionally stimulating and inspiring day.
As a guest of the SCSI I made five presentations as part of their Survey Innovation and Technology Roadshow in September 2017. We travelled to Meath, Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick and Galway talking to Society members about technology, geomatics, mapping, residential and commercial agency and more.
I presented on '10 Signals of Fundamental Change in Real Estate, and 5 Steps to making the most of it'. Overall we had several hundred attendees and much good feedback; there is so much movement in this area at the moment and a real thirst for guidance, advice and information.
'Antony was the guest speaker on our Surveying, Technology & Innovation Roadshow, delivering 5 excellent and thought-provoking presentations in whistle-stop fashion over 3 days. Antony’s interest in and expert knowledge of our profession and the way technology is changing how we work meant that his insightful presentations really resonated with the audience. This helped to provoke some lively q & a sessions about how best to adapt our business models and services to take advantage of new technology. Feedback from members post-event has been very positive, with many complimenting Antony’s presentation style, energy, knowledge and engagement.'
Áine Myler FSCSI, FRICS, Director General
I gave a presentation on 'New Business Models for Commercial Real Estate & Retail' as part of the Bayfield Training course on Shopping Centre Investment in the City of London.
"Antony Slumbers gave delegates on our “Introduction to Shopping Centre Investments’ course” cause to reflect on how retail space might be affected by technology. We chose Antony to deliver this part of the course for us because of his deep knowledge and long experience of the use of technology in our sector. We knew that his passion for researching the impact that technology will have on us in the short and medium term would allow our delegates to critically assess received wisdom, take the tools they had learned over our three day course and adapt them flexibly for their own investment projects. Antony didn’t disappoint: by postulating in his initial slides ‘Shopping Centres are no Longer Relevant’ our delegates were able to debate, justify and appreciate ways in which to sharpen their retail property investment strategy."
Sonia Martin-Gutierrez CEO Bayfield Training
I talked to the MSc Entrepreneurship class on how technology will impact the Retail Property market.
"We invited Anthony to give a presentation to our PwC real estate group in October 2016. The 200 or so attendees were a wide range of PwC real estate advisors (accountants, transaction, risk assurance, consulting, taxation etc). Antony gave a fascinating and wide ranging tour or the changing world of real estate, including the impact of technology and human behavioural change on the role of real estate as a service. This was just what we were looking for, as it gave my colleagues, who don't often get a chance to think outside their immediate lines of service, lots of food for thought. The feedback from colleagues has been excellent."
PwC | Director
Talking to the MSc Real Estate class we worked through how every company needs a Digital Strategy to makes the most of the opportunities and avoid the threats of new technologies.
"I just wanted to say thank you for coming to speak to our MSc students. The student feedback was very positive.
The topic, "Its 2016, you need a digital strategy" was a perfect fit with our course ethos of trying to make the students think differently and your punchy 20 point challenge approach kept them engaged throughout.
I was delighted by the students' questions and discussions but sorry that this meant that we ran out of time towards the end! I hope that we can discuss your return visit soon.
PhD, MSc,Dip(Est Man) FRICS, FRTPI, MCMI, MBIFM.
Talking to the Senior Management of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK, we discussed the 5 Megatrends impacting on their market, and what to expect in the next 3-5 years.
Presenting to the entire Capita Real Estate division my talk was entitled 'Real Estate 2023: the Office is Dead'.
As part of a panel, we discussed how the workplace is likely to change over the next five years: is technology driving the changes, or responding to them.
I regularly talk to select member groups of FedCRE on all matters relating to technology and real estate.