Nikki Greenberg

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About Nikki Greenberg - Futurist Keynote Speaker & AI Thought Leader:

Nikki Greenberg stands at the forefront as a world-renowned futurist and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, specializing in the intersection of artificial intelligence, real estate technology, and innovation. Her dynamic and high-energy keynotes delve into the fusion of real space and cyberspace, emphasizing the transformative role of emerging technologies. Nikki's mission is to not only ignite inspiration about future possibilities but also to provide actionable insights on leveraging these advancements for business growth and success.

As a digital nomad with a versatile career spanning the US, Asia, and Australia, Nikki has excelled in various leadership roles, emphasizing innovation and cutting-edge design. She has made significant contributions as the Head of Technology Strategy at QIC, an Australian investment firm, revolutionizing a $17Bn AUM real estate portfolio with tech-driven strategies. Her tenure in New York involved spearheading innovation at Brown Harris Stevens, the leading private brokerage for luxury residential developments. In Australia, she played a pivotal role in designing transformative projects with Lendlease and Koichi Takada Architects.

Nikki's expertise and influence in PropTech and real estate innovation have been acknowledged through numerous awards, including being named a Top 9 Most Influential Woman in PropTech (2024), Top Real Estate Influencer (2023), and a ULI Global Luminary (2022). As a sought-after speaker, she frequently shares her insights on the tech-enabled future of the industry at prominent global real estate conferences.
Her leadership extends to serving as a co-chair of ULI New York’s Real Estate Technology and Innovation Council and founding Global Ambassador of Women in PropTech. Nikki's educational background includes Masters of International Business and Architecture from UNSW, Sydney.

Currently based in New York City, this Australian national is celebrated as one of the most influential voices in the realm of AI, real estate technology, and future-focused thinking.

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What Nikki Greenberg talks about:

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.

Attendees will leave equipped with strategies to not just exist in future cities but to thrive in them, fostering spaces where technology serves the community, where innovation sparks joy, and where the future is a place we all look forward to. Join Nikki for a keynote that promises to be as entertaining as it is educational, charting a course for creating places that will stand the test of time and technology.

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.

In this transformative session, Nikki will illuminate the path for today’s organizations to carve out their legacies for the future, showcasing that the opportunities we seize today will craft an exciting tomorrow for generations to follow. This keynote is a clarion call for leaders, strategists, and innovators ready to take a proactive stance in sculpting their organization’s destiny in the tech-enabled era.

 

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.

With her inspirational vision, Nikki will paint a vivid picture of future cities, infused with the magic of mixed reality. Attendees will be captivated by possibilities that extend into a world where digital and physical realms coalesce, offering a glimpse into a life where our cities are not just places of residence but immersive experiences that enrich, engage, and elevate our human experience

 

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 audiences  through the maze of iCommerce, 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.

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    "The perfect blend of charisma, levity and insight. What Nikki said resonated throughout the rest of the [executive board] meeting. More than once, our asset/portfolio managers said “as Nikki referenced earlier”. It was really a perfect fit for us. "

    IBM

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