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Nikki Greenberg

Making organizations future-ready

Nikki Greenberg is a world-leading futurist and innovation strategist, focussed on preparing organizations for a tech-enabled future. She has held leadership positions with Fortune 500’s, and most recently served as the Head of Technology Strategy at a global investment manager with a $65 Billion portfolio. She is a highly regarded though-leader, frequent speaker at leading global conferences, commentator in the press, and recipient of numerous international awards.


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Nikki Greenberg’s career

Nikki delivers public and private presentations to global audiences, ranging from board meetings to leading conferences with thousands of industry professionals in attendance. The Head of IBM’s Global Real Estate in Washington DC described Nikki as having “The perfect blend of charisma, levity and insight”, while TechCrunch’s Editor-in-Chief, Mike Butcher credited her keynote as “The best presentation of the day!”.

A true digital nomad with an international career that has spanned the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, she has held cross-functional leadership positions including Fortune 500 companies with a focus on innovation and design. In New York she lead the innovation efforts of the #1 private brokerage Brown Harris Stevens, for new luxury residential developments. In Australia, she designed and developed transformative mixed-use residential, retail and masterplan projects with Lendlease and Koichi Takada Architects.

Proudly servicing as both the current co-chair of the Urban Land Institute’s New York Real Estate Technology and Innovation Council, and Global Ambassador of Women in PropTech, (which she also founded), Nikki leads the industry’s conversation on built world innovation. Nikki is an alumni of UNSW in Sydney, Australia where she attained Masters of International Business, Masters of Architecture, and Bachelors of Architecture with Honors.

Awards and accolades

Nikki has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades including being recognised as a Top 25 CRE Innovator (2021), Top 100 Real Estate Executive (2020), and Finalist at MIPIM Global PropTech Awards (2019). Her past clients include CBRE Global Investment Partners, AEW, Dexus, Silverstein, JDS, VTS, and Lendlease, amongst others. She has been a featured speaker for the real estate industry’s leading groups and conferences including ULI, RICS, FIABCI, CREW, Nareit, CoreNet, MIPIM, RecoTech, National Association of Realtors, and more.

Nikki Greenberg’s specialties

Nikki speaks passionately on topics of innovation, disruption, IoT, sustainability, design thinking, future workplace, robots, cities, architecture and the built environment. It is little wonder that Nikki is one of the most sought after speakers of this age.

Nikki Greenberg's 2024 talks & topics

Rise of the Cyborg Organization: Human & AI

In a world where change is the only constant, the rapid acceleration of technology has become a defining force in shaping the future of organizations. As we witness an unparalleled surge in innovations such as robotics, material science, generative AI, and 5G, the race is on for organizations to not just keep pace, but to lead the charge in their industries. The difference between trailing the pack and leading the vanguard lies in the ability to embrace and integrate these emerging technologies into the very fabric of company operations and customer offerings.

Join Nikki Greenberg, a world-renowned futurist, in her compelling keynote as she unveils how the tech-enabled organization is not a concept of the future, but an imperative of the present. With a finger on the pulse of industry-shaping trends and technologies, Nikki will provide invaluable insights into harnessing these forces for transformative growth. She will dissect customer expectations for seamless digital experiences and demystify the journey towards technological empowerment, illustrating that embarking on this path is more accessible than many believe.

AR & The Metaverse: Convergence of Physical Space & Cyber Space

The release of advanced mixed-reality headsets by industry giants Meta and Apple in 2023 has ushered in a transformative era for humanity, where the delineation between the physical world and cyberspace begins to blur. In this new age, our interaction with the built environment is rapidly evolving, with digital integration becoming the norm rather than the exception. Iconic landmarks like the Sphere in Las Vegas and NEOM’s The Line in Riyadh are testament to the visionaries who dare to reimagine the concept of place, crafting digitally-enhanced, future-forward environments that transcend our wildest imaginations.

Nikki Greenberg, a world-leading futurist and digital masterplanner, invites you to a journey through the trends and technologies that are sculpting the future of our cities. Here, Nikki will draw upon her extensive experience leading the digital transformation of a $17 Billion portfolio of assets under management, to shed light on the future-forward plans already set in motion, pushing the boundaries of what was once considered possible.

2050: Creating Cities of the Future

How should we live in the future?

As the pulse of technology quickens, its influence on our urban landscapes and daily interactions grows ever more profound. Today’s cities are becoming canvases for innovation, where the brushstrokes of technological advancement are redefining the essence of how we live, work, and connect. In the quest for resilience, economic vitality, and a future-ready society, the integration of technology with a human touch is the cornerstone of successful urban planning.

In her light-hearted yet insightful keynote, world leading futurist Nikki Greenberg, will unfurl the blueprint for cities of the future. With a blend of wit and wisdom, she will navigate through the intricate dance of generational change and the breakthroughs in robotics, AI, and other transformative technologies. Nikki’s focus will be on how to weave these advancements into the fabric of urban life, ensuring that the cities we shape today are not only technologically advanced but also warmly human, inclusive, and capable of enriching the lives of the generations that will inherit them.

Gen-Z & The 2030 Opportunity

As the world tilts towards a future where digital natives, Generation Z, stand at the forefront, organizations are poised at an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the most tech-savvy, connected generation yet. In her lively and thought-provoking keynote, Nikki Greenberg, a preeminent futurist, will unravel the digital tapestry that is Gen-Z’s world. She will offer a compelling look into how emerging technologies are set to define our collective digital future and the pivotal role this generation will play in it.

Nikki will illuminate the pathways to captivate and energize Gen-Z, crafting approaches that resonate deeply with their values and digital fluency. With her unique perspective as a millennial, she will bridge generational gaps by distilling hard-earned lessons and transforming them into strategic foresights. These insights will crystallize into practical, actionable strategies for designing products and marketing initiatives that not only speak to Gen-Z but also amplify their potential as consumers and as part of the future workforce.

This session is a beacon for all those within organizations who are ready to embrace the Gen-Z wave—turning insights into action and preparing to meet the movers and shakers of tomorrow, today. Join Nikki Greenberg to map out the journey of aligning with Gen-Z, as they are not just the market of the future, but the innovators shaping it.

iCommerce: The New eCommerce

In the burgeoning age of iCommerce, the digital immersive retail experience entwines with the fabric of online gaming and social media, captivating the hearts and screens of Gen-Z and Gen-Alpha consumers alike. As digital marketplaces gain prominence, the traditional retail spaces find themselves in an exhilarating race, competing against not just each other but against the vast expanse of the digital realm.

Nikki Greenberg, a trailblazing futurist and the mastermind behind the digital transformation of 22 shopping centers, brings her high-energy and effervescent spirit to this keynote. She will unveil the forces reshaping the retail landscape and the strategies to forge compelling omnichannel experiences that bridge the physical with the digital, enriching the tactile with the virtual.

Nikki will guide us through the maze of ‘i-commerce’, illustrating how to harness the Metaverse in ways that allow physical and digital spaces to not just coexist but to converse harmoniously. This session is an odyssey designed to spotlight the burgeoning opportunities at the crossroads of tangible aisles and digital avatars, charting out the critical decisions that today’s retail visionaries need to make to thrive in the digital-forward future of commerce. Join Nikki Greenberg for an exploration into the renaissance of retail, where the journey through the sensorial and the virtual becomes one, and the future of shopping is an adventure waiting to unfold.

Sustainability: Pioneering the Future of Urban Living

The concept of sustainable cities has transitioned from a futuristic ideal to an urgent necessity. As urban populations continue to soar, with projections showing that nearly 70% of the world will live in cities by 2050. Cities, the powerhouses of innovation and economic growth, are now at the forefront of combating climate change and ensuring a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.

In her dynamic and thought-provoking keynote, world-renowned futurist, Nikki Greenberg, will take the audience on an exhilarating journey into the heart of sustainable urban development. Drawing from a rich tapestry of global examples, Nikki will showcase how pioneering cities are harnessing cutting-edge technologies like AI-driven urban planning, renewable energy systems, green architecture, and smart transportation networks to revolutionize urban sustainability.

Nikki will provide insights into trailblazing projects that are setting new standards in urban living – from self-sufficient buildings that generate their own energy to entire neighborhoods designed around zero-waste principles. She will explore the critical role of community engagement and policy frameworks in shaping these sustainable urban landscapes.

This keynote will not only highlight the incredible innovations reshaping our cities but also offer practical insights into how urban stakeholders, from government officials to real estate developers, can integrate these advancements into their own strategies. Nikki’s presentation aims to inspire attendees with the knowledge and insights needed to contribute to the evolution of sustainable cities, turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities for a more resilient and eco-friendly urban future. This is a must-attend session for anyone invested in the future of our cities and our planet.


An exhilarating interactive workshop designed to complement Nikki Greenberg’s keynotes, the Strategy Games is a vibrant platform for professionals to explore, engage, and excel in the face of external disruptive forces. Whether or not you’ve had the chance to attend Nikki’s keynote, this workshop stands as a powerful opportunity to collaborate with peers to deepen your understanding and application of cutting-edge concepts and disruptive technologies like AI.

More than just a learning experience, this workshop is a strategic playground. It invites participants from diverse generations and specialties to collaboratively delve into the implications of notable emerging trends and technologies. The focus is not just on understanding but on practical application within your organization. It’s a space where theoretical knowledge meets real-world strategy, encouraging a cross-generational and cross-specialization dialogue that fosters deeper
understanding and innovative solutions.

The Anyplace Workplace

McKinsey reported that 90% of companies expect to include remote and hybrid work, yet the challenge of how to make hybrid-work work successfully eludes many organizations. In this new world of work, it is time to take pause and redesign the way that work takes place in a way that embraces the increasingly digitized way that people interact with the world on our devices. During her high energy, humorous and light-hearted keynote, world-renowned futurist Nikki Greenberg will talk about ways to leverage technology to improve productivity, engagement, wellness and connection at your organization. Amongst tips on digital decluttering, productivity hacks, and designing workplaces to optimize cognition and focus, she will talk about how to create a future-ready organization. Ultimately, she will challenge the audience to consider not what will, but what should be the future of work.

The Productive Office

Shockingly, only 32% of a person’s typical work day is spent doing work, with interruptions costing US businesses $588 Billion annually. Organizations that create ways for employees to feel (and be!) more productive at the office than at home, can elevate the office to be their employees’ preferred place to work. When people are more productive during the work day, not only do they stress less and enjoy greater work-life balance, but they also make a more meaningful contribution in the work that they do. It’s a win-win for everyone.During her inspiring and entertaining keynote, world-renowned futurist Nikki Greenberg will talk about the new relationship between office-space, cyber-space, and cognitive-space. Here she will question the status-quo while showcasing workplaces experiments that are occurring around the world that have had measurable successes for workers’ wellbeing, project outcomes, and team cohesiveness.. In navigating the current conditions around the future of work and needs of offices, perhaps the most critical question that leaders can ask themselves is not what ‘will’, but what ‘should’ the future of the office for their organization be.

What Buildings Will Be Like When Robots Take Over

A tongue-in-cheek exploration into the impact of emerging technologies on cities and buildings into the future.

  1. Hear about cutting-edge technologies, and understand the disruptive impact that they will have in the future, and already having today.
  2. Learn how to make the argument for why your organization cannot stand still in this ever-changing environment, leveraging Nikki’s insights from leading the technology strategy of a $17 Billion global real estate portfolio through its’ digital transformation.
  3. Understand the steps that you can take today to be prepared for tomorrow’s increasingly tech-enabled future.

This topic is for real estate audiences with an interest in the convergence of physical space and cyber space, and how the design of future-places impacts on the inhabitants of generations to come.

Delivery: In-person or virtual keynote.

If You Can Imagine It, You Can Create It

How to use Design Thinking to solve big problems and get break-through results.

  1. Be challenged to design future-focussed strategies that embrace emerging technologies.
  2. Leaders will learn how to translate their vision into a tangible reality, leveraging Nikki’s lived-examples as an architect on transformative, city-shaping projects.
  3. Nikki will guide leaders on how to capitalize on the opportunities created during downturns, leveraging her expertise in future-focussed strategic planning.
  4. Gain tips on how to design organization strategies today, to meet the needs of tomorrow.

This talk is for leaders and change-makers, looking to lead with a long-term focus in the digital age.

Delivery: In-person or virtual keynote, or in an intimate interactive session for company executives.

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