Chris Kelly

What they do: Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Where they do it: Convene
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Chris is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Convene. Convene has set out to change the way the world works by partnering with the largest landlords in commercial real estate to design and service the next generation office building – one that feels more like a full-service, lifestyle hotel. Convene’s integrated workplace hospitality platform gives building tenants and enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, private workspaces, amenities, and curated experiences, all connected by Convene’s technology platform. Chris is an active thought leader and industry spokesperson, and has spoken at Boston Properties University, WORKTECH, Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate, and MIT Center for Real Estate. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, and has been recognized on Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 list, was named the 2017 Service Provider of the Year by CoreNet New York, a Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business, a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® awards, and is the only person to have been twice recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs.