Post-Pandemic Shifting Urban and Business Space

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Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Category: Lecture

Panel conversation moderated by Matthew Roling, Executive Director of the Wayne State Office of Business Innovation, about how the COVID-19 pandemic could alter our business and public spaces landscape both now and for a long time to come. 


Rayman Mohamed, Ph.D.    

Chair of the Department of Urban Studies & Planning  

Camille Walker Banks 95, M.A.16 

Executive Director, NPower                 

Camille Walker Banks holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Urban/Regional Planning with economic development focus from Wayne State University. Camille is a Detroit native with deep roots in the business, nonprofit and philanthropic communities. She is a seasoned, growth-minded leader who has built a successful career across corporate and government sectors. She recently led the highest performing site in the United States for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative at Wayne State University. Camille is now leading the expansion of NPower to the Detroit/Southeast Michigan market at an ideal time as the demand for tech talent and lack of supply creates a real opportunity for the Detroit region’s young adults.  

David Asker M.A. 97, M.B.A. 01 

Engagement Manager, Deloitte Consulting 

David Asker holds a Master of Urban Planning and M.B.A. from Wayne State University, and is a real estate and business strategy consultant with over 20 years of experience. Skilled in aligning labor, technology and operations within an organizational vision and then develop a comprehensive long-term real estate strategy, his client work has included: government, education, healthcare, technology and Fortune 1000 companies. As the Product Owner for CRE Analytics by Deloitte, Asker is directly responsible for the development, improvement, marketing, selling, and support of this service and tool for clients. This managed service allows clients to use data analytics to make informed decisions about their real estate portfolio that support the operations of the organization. Use of the service has proven to identify savings opportunities of 10% to 20%. 


October 2020