CRE Explores Agility - Innovation workshop at SAP in Potsdam

When:  May 22, 2019
Associated with  Central Europe


CoreNet Global Central Europe Chapter & ZIA Corporate Real Estate Platform
Innovation Workshop at SAP Innovation Center, Potsdam, May 22-23, 2019

Dear CoreNet CE member, 

Agile software development started in 2001. Agile methods help to cope with changing business models and technology. They may guide through digital transformation. At this 4th innovation workshop we will explore:

Which innovations help us to manage agility? What is the impact on Corporate Real Estate (CRE)? Which spaces support agility? Where does coworking help? Agile methods for CRE?


You are cordially invited to join this “CRE Explores Agility” workshop.

We pursue three objectives:

  1. Discover and apply agile methods
  2. Explore CRE innovations for workspace management
  3. Take away concrete experiences and insights on agile working


Starting Wednesday, May 22, at noon we will

  • Learn about the SAP CRE experiences and their concepts for workspace management
  • Use agile working to explore relevant CRE challenges
  • Visit the SAP Innovation Center with its agile work spaces
  • Have ample time for networking during the workshop and at dinner


The workshop is now open for registration at this link until Wednesday, April 10, 2019 A maximum number of 45 participants will ensure the workshop character of this event. We plan to confirm your attendance by March 28.

Attendance is free for CoreNet members. Non-members are asked to contribute €80 + VAT.

Special thanks go to SAP! Matthias Grimm, Head of global CRE, and Marco Hofmann, Director Business Development LoB Real Estate, are kindly hosting this event at the SAP Innovation Center at the Jungfern Lake in Potsdam.

For accommodation we have reserved rooms at Hotel NH Potsdam. Details follow with your confirmation. 

As we expect many German-speaking attendants several break-out sessions will be held in German.


Feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

Do not hesitate to contact Eckhard von Münchow ( or +49 176 30 1775 90) or Caroline Schüttig at SAP (  in case of any queries.


Best regards 
Björn Christmann                                                Jöri Engel                           
President                                                             Lead Innovation
CoreNet Global Central Europe                          CoreNet Global Central Europe

Central Europe Chapter & ZIA Event
CRE Explores Agility
Workshop Agenda

                Wednesday, May 22, 2019
                SAP Innovation Center, Konrad-Zuse-Ring 10, 14469 Potsdam

11:30        Registration
12:00        Lunch
13:00        Welcome
13:15        Introducing participants
13:35        Innovations at SAP CRE – Matthias Grimm
14:00        Intelligently connecting people, buildings and businesses –
                Introducing 4 topics - Marco Hofmann
14:30        Coffee
14:50        4 workshops on workspace management topics
15:50        Agile methods by 5 facilitators
16:30        Coffee             
17:00        Work on 5 CRE innovation topics with agile methods
18:00        Wrap-up of Day 1
19:30        Networking Dinner (at your own expense)
                 Kutschstall, Am Neuen Markt 9A, 14467 Potsdam

                Thursday, May 23, 2019
                SAP Innovation Center, Konrad-Zuse-Ring 10, 14469 Potsdam

08:30        Coffee
08:45        Welcome                                       
09:00        Wake-up call on digitization – N.N.
09:30        5 work groups continue
11:00        Coffee
11:30        Findings of work groups: CRE innovation + method
12:30        Your feedback on agile methods
12:45        Lunch
13:30        Concept of SAP Innovation Center – Matthias Grimm
13:45        Tour at SAP IC – three groups
14:45        Feedback results: our insights
15:00        End of Innovation Workshop – informal coffee chats
15:15        Bus departs for Berlin


Many thanks to our sponsor


Registration is required to attend this event. Please note that seats are limited, members have priority.


Central Europe Chapter & ZIA Event

CRE Workshop – CRE Explores Agility


Workspace management topics
#1: How to measure workspace efficiency in the future?
#2: How will AI transform CREM?
#3: How to enable the Digital Twin in RE?
#4: „Mysterium Coworking“ – was ist das eigentlich? 


Agile methods applied for CRE


One of the world's leading management and digital consultancies

Mike Kaiser, Düsseldorf

Impact HUB

creates functioning spaces as nucleus for change – leading to collaborative work, natural agility and innovative power.



Hybrid Thinking, Guiding Organizations in their Agile Transition, Business Culture and Change Catalyst

Dr. Arndt Pechstein, Berlin

The Dive

accompanies and enables companies and people to open the next chapter of their own development.

Daniel Ringwald, Berlin

The Living Core

Enabling desired Futures

Thomas Fundneider, Wien


Potential topics for the agile workshops

  • Future of Work in CRE – giving agile working a purpose
  • What are the consequences of digital transformation on people and processes in organizations?
  • What does digitization mean for CRE?
  • How do we leverage the agile potential at CREM?
  • What will agile spaces look like in the future?
  • Why and how will Corporate Coworking change the CRE world?
  • How can I measure efficiency?
  • Which requirements for office space have already changed and how can we plan something today that will remain adaptable in the future?


As we expect many German-speaking attendants several workshops will be held in German.